Kink by Doc Johnson the Stinger – Sex Toy Review
There once was a time when the very sight of a slender little dildo would have caused my face to turn a shade of bright red and sent me into fits of giggles. A time when just owning a little bullet vibe felt incredibly scandalous to me and I felt equal amounts of embarrassment and titillation whenever I even thought about a sex toy. But now… now I’ve become a seasoned sex toy pro. I own dog dildos that I can talk about in public without breaking a sweat. I can wave my Ovipositor in the air like I just don’t care. Sex toys have become so ridiculously normal to me… which is good… because it has prepared me for todays review… which is essentially a cattle prod for people. Yep… I own a cattle prod for people and I don’t even bat an eye… because why wouldn’t a person own one of these?
I’ll be honest though, electro-play is definitely something I have shied away from for a very long time. Pain has never really been my thing… sure, I don’t mind a firm spank (I even own a small handful of awesome impact toys) or a gentle face slap every now and then, but the thought of shocking myself on purpose just never crossed my mind. Heck… I yelp and cringe when someone rubs there feet on a carpet and touches me… so yeah… electro-play has never been high on my list of things I want to do on purpose for pleasure. Buuuuuuttttttt…. that isn’t to say I haven’t developed a bit of a curiosity about electro-sex. There have been numerous times when I’ve had the opportunity to have someone use a Violet Wand on me… but every time I chickened out and noped it the fuck out of there. It’s one of those fetishes that sounds alright in my head and looks cool whenever I watch other people do it… but on my actual self, I’m just not sure I would like it. So with this in mind… just how did I come to own this human cattle prod? Well… the short answer is… it’s all your fault. Yeah, you. You the reader. You are all the reason I decided to take the plunge into electro-play. If it was completely up to me, this blog would be 100% vibrating wands… but I feel like that might get boring for you guys after the 99th vibrating wand review of “Yep, I like this wand and I bet you 10 bucks I’ll like the next vibrating wand too” and if there is one thing I don’t want this blog to be it’s boring. I want to be the person who finds you all the cool, new, weird, and interesting toys! So, with that in mind, when SheVibe gave me a choice of a toy to review I quickly requested the Kink by Doc Johnson The Stinger.
Okay, now, I can hear some of you shouting into your computer screens “What the heck is it?! What are you even talking about?!” I mean… personally, I think “cattle prod for people” pretty much covered it… but for you city folk who may have never seen a cattle prod, I’ll try to elaborate. The Stinger is a a 15 inch bit of plastic, it’s divided into two halves… the red body and the black textured handle. At the end of the red shaft are two little metal conductors… this is where the ouchies are delivered from. Operating the Stinger is super simple. If you can push down a button you can zap people to your hearts content. There is a single red button on the toys handle, push it down and you are ready to deliver an electric shock. Once you are ready to use the Stinger you’ve got a couple of options. If you give the button just a quick tap it will store just a small sting… a little love bite. If you want to deliver something a little bit more punishing hold the button down longer and deliver a harder zap. You can also push the wand onto the skin then press the button… personally, this was my least favorite way… I thought this hurt the most. It is also possible to push the Stinger onto the skin and hold the button down, delivering a continuous shock… I also wasn’t a big fan of this option either. The light, tickling snap is much more to my liking.
In use… it took me like 20 minutes to psych myself up for this. Every time I thought I was ready for it… I wasn’t. My Stunt Cock would come at me with the Stinger and I would run from the room screaming and giggling like a school girl. I think that might have been half the fun for my Stunt Cock… chasing me around with the human cattle prod and acting like my big Daddy. Finally I worked up enough nerve to hold my arm out for him to zap. I closed my eyes and waited for what I was 100% positive would hurt like a bitch. I heard a loud POP and felt a light sting and that was it. It wasn’t bad at all! So I bent over, exposing my booty to my Stunt Cock, inviting him to zap my ass. Again, he lightly touched the Stinger to my skin and there was a loud POP and a flash of bright light but very little actual pain. The Stinger also leaves no visible marks (at least I didn’t find any after playing with it) so its great if you want to be kinky but have a business meeting in the morning so you need to be discreet (I think the movie 9 to 5 and Working Girl really shaped who I am and I always go to business women when I’m thinking of sex scenarios in my head)! Although I’m wondering if any redness might be left behind if you did a lot of continuous shocking or holding it in place. I’m to chicken to try this… let me know if you do try this and if it does leave any marks! After we played around with the Stinger for awhile I started to notice my entire scalp began to feel super tingly and the hair on my neck was standing on end and I was covered in goosebumps… this may not be everyones reaction to the Stinger, but it was kind of a fun/goofy side effect I experienced!
When I turned the tables on Stunt Cock he was far braver than I was. He let me zap him from top to tail without a complaint. He likened the zap to what it feels like to cook bacon in the nude… which I think means it feels like the hot splatter of oil droplets of the skin. And yes… he cooks bacon nude… even though I’ve told him many times thats probably a terrible idea. But after using the Stinger on him… I’m thinking maybe he really likes the stinging POP from the hot oil and the Stinger… hmmmmmm. I’m on to him.
I think my only real complaint about the Stinger is that it seems to have a bit of a warm up time before it delivers its shock… also that warm up time seems entirely unpredictable. When I was playing with the wand on my own, I was trying to shock my foot… so I held down the button, took a deep breath, and pressed the metal conductors onto my skin annnnnnd… nothing happened… so I pulled it back and pushed it down again… still nothing… one more time…. ZAP finally, the bright flash and POP I was waiting for. Other times I’ve had it power up and zap as soon as it touched skin. I’m not sure if this is the way it is with all the toys or if maybe I have a somewhat defective Stinger. I’ve tried changing out the batteries and screwing the cap on really tight (thinking maybe the batteries were losing connection with the toy somehow) but it didn’t solve the problem. It isn’t something that always happens…If I keep holding down the button and pushing it against my skin, it will eventually shock me…or it will work right away every time for a good 10 minutes before going back to needing some kind of warm up period… I don’t know… seems like it might not be how its intended to work so I’m going to guess its just my particular Stinger having issues… it’s like playing Russian Roulette with myself and an electric shock… does this make it more fun? Maybe.
Okay wait, I thought of a second complaint. So I have TWO complaints about the Stinger. My second complaint is that it comes with no instructions. Zero. Zip. Nada. While the toy is pretty straight forward to use, I would have liked a little guidance, especially any safety information since I am a complete and utter electro-play newb. I had to make up my own safety rules… which may or may not be correct. I decided it was probably best to not shock the face or throat… it just didn’t seem like that would be a great idea. I also decided to not shock around my or my Stunt Cocks heart… okay… this is probably just being silly… because the Stinger is just battery powered… but I have unrealistic fears and am built of 95% anxiety. I also kept the Stinger away from any irritated skin (I’ve got a rash from a food allergy, so we steered clear of that) and open wounds (non of us actually any open wounds…but if we did… we wouldn’t shock it). So… those are my rules…follow them or don’t… but man I sure wish the toy came with its own info.
Caring for the Stinger is pretty easy. The Kink by Doc Johnson The Stinger runs on a pair of AA batteries (not included), drop them and you are ready to play. If you need to replace the batteries, just unscrew the very base of the toy and drop more batteries into the cavity. If you need to clean your Stinger, wash it with soap and water, but do not submerge. Easy peasy.
Okay, now for the important bit of the review… my recommendation? I think the Kink by Doc Johnson The Stinger is kind of a fun intro to electro-sex toy. It’s budget friendly, it’s lightweight, and it’s bark is mostly way worse than its bite. The loud crack and the bright flash are an impressive show but the sting is very light (sometimes it even tickled) to moderate (especially on my inner thighs it felt more intense) and I found it easily tolerated (and I’m a big wuss). If you are looking for something with a more serious sting, the Stinger might be a disappointment, I’m not sure this is a toy for a seasoned electro-sex pro looking for a real hardcore bite, but for a beginner like me it was perfect!
Ready to ZAP CRACKLE POP? Pick up the Kink by Doc Johnson The Stinger at SheVibe!
The Kink by Doc Johnson the Stinger was provided to me free of charge by SheVibe in exchange for my honest review.