Even though I’ve only been reviewing sex toys for two and a half years, it seems to me that getting to try something completely new is a pretty rare occurrence. Dildos may be different shapes and sizes, and vibes might come in a host of different strengths and qualities, but they’re essentially just dildos and vibes.
Even strokers and masturbators are pretty much all the same in the sense that they’re something to stick your cock in while you or someone else strokes it.
So, when the Pulse III Duo from Hot Octopuss landed on my doorstep the excitement was palpable. Here was something one hundred percent new to us. Something we’d never come across before. Yeah, we’ve had masturbators that have holes to accommodate crappy bullet vibes, but here was a product designed, from start to finish, with penis pleasure in mind.
Our very first Guybrator. Fucking awesome!
To be perfectly honest with you, when I first pulled it out of its packaging – which makes me think of Paco Rabanne every time I look at it – I was at a bit of a loss. As we were sent the Duo we were aware that it’s a couple’s toy, meant for him to ride in and someone else to ride on (if you’re a lone ranger, the Pulse III Solo might be more up your alley). But it looked so weird, winged and wonderful I almost didn’t get it. I mean, I could clearly see where the Fella’s cock would go, but the rest had me stumped. Did I just sit on it? I couldn’t be sure.
But more about that in a minute. First I should say some stuff and things about the unit itself.
The silicone the Pulse III Duo is made from is divine. Deep blue, silky soft and perfectly smooth, with ribs on both sides to please both partners. The body of the unit measures up at 5” in outside length with an overall girth of 8.5”. The internal length is 4.2”, and the girth is adjustable by parting/squeezing the wings.
It’s usb rechargeable via a magnetic charger. You’ll find the charging points right at the base of the toy. We’ve run ours flat twice and recharging has taken just under 3 hours both times. Depending on how you use it, a charge lasts around an hour, give or take.
The single button on the left side brings the Pulse III Duo to life. The pair of buttons on the right side allow you to adjust the intensity of the magical part; the PulsePlate.
Situated on the inner part of the unit, the PulsePlate does what it says on the tin. Rather than vibrate, it oscillates, and that produces a pulse that has so much intensity it’ll knock your socks off. When you switch it on you can see in the way the crown bedecked silicone moves just how powerful it really is.
There are 6 pre-set modes to be had from the PulsePlate, all of them accessed via the On/Off button. The plus ( + ) and minus ( – ) buttons allow you to scroll through the five intensities, so you’ve a good chance of finding a combo that suits you.
On top of all that, the Duo comes with a remote control. It controls the external motor, giving whoever has hopped on top three speeds of vibration to experiment with.
The Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo – in use
Naturally, the first way we used the Duo was as a regular stroker. It was new, and strange, and a little awkward, so the Fella wanted to get accustomed to how it felt in his hands and around his cock before he started confusing things by adding vibes.
As a basic wank-aid, the Duo is a bit horrible. The Fella said it he felt uncomfortable trying to stroke with it because of the weight, so I held it for him with the idea that he could thrust. It worked as long as he went slowly, but if he picked up speed he kept pushing up through the wings. Not so fabulous.
But this ain’t no regular stroker.
Getting it situated when he was on his back was simple. We didn’t use lube the first time. I held it, cock in, that was that. I’d already fiddled with the buttons and remote so that, when I switched it on, the PulsePlate came on without the partner vibes, and on the lowest intensity.
The Fella’s reaction? “Ooh, what the…aaaaaahhhh.”
Yeah, he likes it. He was happy just lying there with the PulsePlate doing its thing against his frenulum. Every now and then he slipped his head down and back up, and as soon as I turned the intensity up one notch he came.
After that I was fascinated with it. I played with the settings, seeing how long it took him to reach the finish line with each one. Using it without lube apparently concentrates the vibes and makes them feel sharp, while adding a squirt or two spreads the vibes out more, making them a little gentler.
It can either be left there to do its thing (though it does tend to shift a bit from side to side because of the weight of it) or you can hold it, stroking or squeezing the wings to adjust the pressure.
I’ve discovered that I can edge the Fella for quite a while, just by lowering the intensity and sliding the PulsePlate further toward the base of his cock. I’ve also discovered that I can make him come in seconds, just by turning the intensity up to full. And I can make him beg by keeping it wrapped around his tip when he’s finished. The power of it kills him. So much fun!
Seriously, I’m really put out by the fact that I can’t get my clit in between those wings. I know the PulsePlate would probably batter it to death, but I’d bet good money that it would die happy.
But what I can do is climb aboard and hump the outside of the Duo while the Fella’s penis is nestled inside it. As a clitoral vibrator, it’s surprisingly good. I honestly didn’t expect it to make me come, and it probably wouldn’t if I was using it as a solo vibe. But sharing it with the Fella, watching him enjoying the sensations as he watches me grinding my clit against the firm silicone, is enough to get me off.
I could do without the noise, though. I nearly died when I switched it on to see what the vibes were like and it nearly shook my house down. It’s not so bad when it’s just the PulsePlate running, but once the partner vibes are switched on it’s loud.
It’s even louder still in the bath. We didn’t do the couples thing when we took it in there, though. There’d be accidental deaths if we tried to fuck in any other way than doggy in our tiny bath. But the Fella really liked having his body and hair washed by yours truly while the Pulse III Duo worked on his cock.
Flaccid, hard, lube, no lube, with or without a partner or even hands. Hot Octopuss have created an almost perfect “couples” sextoy. Literally nobody is excluded. Even those who face challenges when it comes to their erections could enjoy it.
We both love this toy, it’s as simple as that.
The Pulse III Duo was sent to me by Hot Octopuss in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinions, which are now, and will forever be, my own. No affiliate links have been used in this post.