I was recently lucky enough to be given the opportunity to choose between the three products in Mystim’s new Black Edition range, and while I did like the idea of the smooth ride offered by the straight shafted Electric Eric, and the bumpy one the rippled Sizzling Simon would be sure to give me, I finally opted for the semi-realistic Tickling Truman, seduced by the pronounced coronal ridge that called to my G-Spot through the computer screen.
The Tickling Truman is packaged in a sleek black box, and there’s not a cringe worthy image in sight. All you get here is three panels of info, and a picture of the product on the front.
What you’ll find inside of that rather understated box is a little piece of magic: a tough, black storage case with Mystim’s shield and crown logo moulded into the top! This is an excellent approach, because it gives you perfectly sized long term storage that won’t deteriorate over time like cardboard boxes do.
Inside of that case lives your choice of vibe, in my case the Tickling Truman, a usb magnetic charger, a comprehensive instruction manual, and a duo of Mystim sachets – Bonnie & Glide H20 lubricant, and the Goldfather conductivity enhancer gel. Both the charger and the Tickling Truman are kept secure in the case by little elastic loops, and a mesh compartment keeps the lubes and manual separate. It’s big enough to get a 100ml bottle of lube in there too, so is pretty awesome.
The Tickling Truman is one hefty hunk of sexy vibrator! With an overall length of 11 inches, this vibe boasts a filling 6 inches of insertable length, with a 5.5 inch girth at the widest point. The shaft is made from deep black, satiny smooth, medical-grade platinum silicone, and the control panel from glossy black and silver abs plastic.
As I said earlier, the reason I chose the Tickling Truman was the semi-realistic appearance, and that lovely coronal ridge. Down the back, there’s a subtle hint of another realistic feature: the raised line of what google tells me is the corpus spongiosum, A.K.A, that ridge down the back of a cock that I always want to run my tongue down when I see it.
I honestly hadn’t expected the Truman to be as chunky as it is, and I for one am absolutely delighted with it. The silicone is soft, but wrapped around hard plastic and conductive plates, so it really is a thick, firm fuck, and that ridge and glans make for some fantastic G-Spot play, even before I push any buttons. But those buttons are there to be pushed, and they do some amazing things when I do!
If you look at the above picture, you’ll see there’s a little silver Mystim shield and crown – that’s the charging point. The charging cable clings to it magnetically, and the lights glow red while charging, and green once it’s complete. For the first charge. After that, the lights didn’t seem to fully switch at full charge, so I had a red charging light that turned to a greeny red blend once charging was finished. A bit weird, but not the end of the world.
The buttons beneath the crown are as follows:
E-STIM – scrolls down through intensities
E-STIM + scrolls up through intensities
E-STIM PULSE switches on E-Stim, scroll through modes
BULLSEYE – switches on vibrations, scroll through modes
VIBE – scroll down through intensities
VIBE + scroll up through intensities
The Tickling Truman has two motors and offers 8 vibration modes with 5 intensities, as well as the E-Stim function which gives you a choice of not only 5 modes with a whopping 10 intensities, but also a pelvic floor training programme to boot! It really is an all singing, all dancing, sexy beast!
So, what was my experience with the Tickling Truman?
Well I’m sure you noticed I was getting into ‘happy to fuck it even when the batteries are flat’ territory above, and it’s a fact. The Truman works as a dildo for me, so there’s the first tick on my yes list.
With there being so many functions to this toy, I didn’t expect much from the vibes, but I was pleasantly surprised to find them definite and strong. They’re buzzier than I would like, and it takes me too long to reach orgasm if I try stroking the tip of the shaft on my clit, but because of the size and rigidity of the Truman, they feel good on and around my G-Spot.
The modes are mostly patterns, but you can switch between the two motors, and this can be good if your hand is easily irritated by vibrations, as they really do travel right the way through the toy and that can get a little annoying after a while.
The E-STIM aspect is really where it’s at with the Tickling Truman though. A friend laughed at me after I told her that I’d discovered just how shocking the shocks could be by absentmindedly holding the toy by the shaft while quickly cycling up through the intensities. I think my words at the time were ‘I nearly shit myself, I wasn’t expecting that level of power at all’.
Seriously, there is a huge amount of power here! Plenty of lube is necessary, in order to help spread the pulses and make them more comfortable. I did have a quick shot using a minimal amount of lube, and the shocks were too stabby, but plenty of lube makes it smooth and utterly fantastic.
Feeling those pulses zapping away at my G-Spot while my muscles contract of their own accord is unbelievable. The contractions aren’t as deep as they are during orgasm, but the quick fluttering feels lovely, and it compliments the shocks of the electrical pulses perfectly. I can feel it not only around my G-Spot, but around my walls wherever the conductors touch (I have to turn it slightly on its side to get maximum connectivity) and I can feel it in my perineum and anus, my inner labia, all the way to my clit. It intensifies everything, and once I start to orgasm, the E-Stim keeps the contractions going, thus making my climax last longer. Result!
I have to admit, I’m not a fan of using the E-Stim and vibrations in tandem. I prefer to use one or the other with a clit vibe rather than confuse my poor vagina with too many things going on, but no matter which function I’m in the mood for, the Truman never fails to hit the spot.
The final function of the Tickling Truman is the pelvic floor strengthening programme, and it has its pros and cons. While it’s a fantastic way of doing your kegels with the least amount of effort on your part, it has one flaw: it doesn’t have a timer. I’ve settled in to zap my kegels quite a few times now, and on a few of those occasions I’ve had no access to a clock. I haven’t been able to tell whether I’ve been lying there for five minutes or fifteen, and I’ve actually ended up with a very uncomfortable bladder after lying there a bit too long.
The thing is though, the instruction book doesn’t give you a maximum time. It does tell you not to switch on the E-Stim until the shaft is fully inserted, and that’s sound advice. I know that for a fact, because I decided to see what would happen if I didn’t heed said advice, and my poor vulva got the shock of its life when I tried plunging the shaft into me with the pulses set to max. But like I say, there’s no do’s or don’ts for the kegel programme, so you really have to gauge what you’re comfortable with yourself.
Also, you must remember to read and take note of the warnings in the booklet! E-Stim is a beautiful thing, but not if you have pace makers, open sores, or babes in the womb etc. It may sound obvious to you, but to some people it’s actually not, and the warnings are there for that reason.
Lastly – and most shockingly – is the fact that the Tickling Truman is waterproof, making it easy as pie to clean with soapy water and toy cleaners. This totally blows my mind, to be honest. The idea of taking something that’s putting out an electrical current into the bath with me fills me with more dread than I care to admit. I personally can’t bring myself to do it, but I assure you that it is perfectly safe to do so, as I sent the Fella in the bath with it and he came out pink and healthy, so if you want to rub up to your Mystim E-Stim vibe in the bath, knock yourself out.
The Mystim Tickling Truman was sent to me by Mystim 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.