Womanizer Duo – Sex Toy Review
It seems like both Womanizer and Satisfyer have realized they are onto something with their “suction based” (I know its not really suction exactly… I just never know what to call it…) toys so they have tried to take that winning idea and jam it into as many toys as possible. Some of these toys are awesome… and some of them have just been complete missteps (like the Satisfyer Pro G-Spot Rabbit for example… that is a toy that didn’t need to be made). So when I saw Womanizer had introduced the Womanizer Duo I was equal parts excited (because I do love me some faux suction) and skeptical (it has an insertable arm… this could end badly). Lucky for me, Betty’s Toy Box stepped in with an offer to send one to me… so I could stop wondering and find out for myself if the Duo is a Womanizer DO or a Womanizer DON’T.
At first glance, the Duo seems to be almost identical to the Womanizer InsideOut. I’ve never actually used the InsideOut, but going off of visuals… they looks like almost the same toy to me. I could try to research this and find out more… like… is the Duo just a new and improved version of the InsideOut? Is Womanizer just being lazy trying to pass the Duo off as a completely different toy… hoping we wouldn’t the similarities? Have I been transported to an alternate reality and what I know as the Womanizer InsideOut, the people in this realty know as the Womanizer Duo? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS! I also have zero patience for finding out any answers… today has been a very limited “spoons” day and I am using up at least half my spoons just writing this review. If I find the energy… I’ll return to this. But right now, what I can tell you is that the Duo is ever so slightly larger than the InsideOut and has a somewhat longer vibrating arm with a more bulbous head that makes it look more suited to g-spotting than the InsideOut. Right now… I’m inclined to believe that the Duo is just an improved version of the InsideOut. But this really is neither here nor there… but it was an observation I had… and I needed to share it with you, because I love you. And also, if you already own an InsideOut… do you need a Duo? Are they similar enough that one cancels out the other?
At second glance, I was like… whoa… the Womanizer Duo has a lot of buttons. Like… a lot of buttons. Too many buttons… so many buttons that it took me a full day to figure out how to turn this thing on. For real, I push and held every button I could find on the front of the toy, including one button that I thought was a button, but actually isn’t a button, it’s just the Womanizer logo. So I figured… “okay, the toy didn’t arrive with any charge, no problem… I’ll plug it in and go to bed.” When I woke up, I press and held all of those buttons again… and still it would not turn on. At this point I figured “oh great… I got a dud.” But after turning it over in my hands a few times trying to figure this thing out, I noticed a little power button on the bottom of the toy… I don’t know what that power button did to the rest of the buttons to deserve being banished to the underside of the toy… but it must have been bad.
Once you find all of the buttons, operating the Duo isn’t as hard as all of those buttons make it look. So the Duo comes equipped with six buttons (I know… I still think that is far too many buttons), including the power button found at the bottom side of the toy (and not including the Womanizer logo that looks like it should be a button… and why that faux button isn’t the power button… I’ll never know). Also… even though I am complaining of SO MANY BUTTONS… I can’t imagine the Duo functioning any better with less buttons… like… yeah… there are a lot of buttons to contend with… but each of those buttons has an important job to do. To turn the Duo on, press the button on the underside briefly and the Womanizer will be on. Nothing happens when you turn the Duo on though, it doesn’t suddenly spring to life… when you turn the Duo on it goes to stand-by mode… where it is on, it’s just not doing anything. You can tell its on by the faint white light emitting from the stimulator head (the clit hole). Okay, now, the button that looks like a sprinkling of little dots controls the vibration patterns, pressing this will cycle you through the Duo’s ten vibration patterns. The button that looks like… I don’t know… sound waves? The stacked circles button… that one increases the intensity for the clitoral stimulation the (-) button paired with it lowers the intensity. The other button… which looks like… a mound? A mound with movement lines? Whatever it is, that button increases the intensity for the vibrator and the (-) button paired with it will lower the intensity.
So the Womanizer Duo has a (neat?) feature called Smart Silence. What this means is that the Womanizer is only active when you actually have your clit placed inside the stimulator head (or if you place any kind of pressure on the silicone stimulator head… I can activate it by touching my finger to the outside of the head). I found this feature confusing at first… because I didn’t know it was a thing… so again, I thought my Womanizer was either broken or out of charge… it wasn’t until I realized that every time I touched the head… the toy sprung to life… that I knew something was up. So, I finally grudgingly opened up the instruction manual… admitting that this toy was too complicated for me to just figure out by mashing buttons and trial and error. Womanizer’s instruction manual says this feature is to make enjoying the Duo more discreet… but I don’t see how me yelling “WHY THE HELL DID YOU STOP” every few seconds is discreet. It is kind of handy I suppose when I pull the toy away to take a breather that it stops going… but I see this more as a battery saving function rather than it being discreet. But maybe that’s only because I don’t worry a whole heck of a lot about being discreet in my house… so I just don’t see it in that way. Its an interesting function nonetheless. Also, if you want nothing to do with this setting, it is possible to turn Smart Silence off completely. To turn it off, hold down the two buttons that control the clitoral stimulator for two seconds, if you wish to turn the Smart Silence feature back on, just repeat this step. Easy-peasy.
It is possible to use the just the vibrating arm or just the clitoral stimulator all on its own… you don’t have to use both at the same time. When you first turn the toy on, both features will activate, but if you decide you only want to warm up with the vibrating arm, simply press the (-) button associated with the clitoral stimulator and it will shut down. The same goes for if you want to enjoy just the clitoral stimulator, just use the minus button associated with the vibrating arm and you are free to focus only on your clit. Both halves will always turn on at the lowest setting.
I know, I know… I keep harping on these damn buttons… but I just have one last thing to say about them… I promise. When I’ve got the toy inserted and the clitoral stimulator in place… it is really difficult for me to control the buttons. I fumbled around a lot, changing settings I didn’t mean to be changing… I would awkwardly hit the pattern button when I was trying to turn up the intensity of the vibrator… or I would up the intensity of the clit sucker as I was trying to lower the vibration intensity… it was chaos. All heck really broke loose between my legs. The first time I used it I accidentally cranked the clitoral stimulation up, because I fumbling for the vibration intensity button and I have a very strong and confusing orgasm… my clit was all OH SHIT WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?! And I was all I DON’T KNOW! I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING! So I feel like the Womanizer Duo might be the sort of toy that could benefit from having some kind of wireless remote.
All my button talk aside, I actually really, really, like the Womanizer Duo. It is no where near as disappointing as the Satisfyer Rabbit ended up being… I had absolutely no issues with positioning with the Duo, once I had it situated around my clit, the insertable arm found my G-spot and did its thing. Also, this is probably one of the few toys where I actually really enjoyed the vibration patterns. There was something really satisfying about having the clitoral stimulator going while the vibrations hammered away in various rhythmic patterns. This is one of the rare times where having it set to a constant intensity didn’t work for me… when I had it set to a constant intensity, the vibrations kind of got lost to me… everything blended together and I had a hard time differentiating between the vibrations and the suction (or not suction… I still don’t really understand what this magic actually is). The vibrations don’t seem to be wildly strong , but they maintain a really good rumble throughout all of its intensity levels (which there are 12 of). I hate describing the strength of a vibrator, because my idea of strong is really strong (like, Magic Wand strong), but if you are asking for my opinon (which it seems you are, since you are here) I would call the strength of the Duo a mid-range vibrator…maybe skirting that upper range one its twelfth setting. It was adequate enough for my to orgasm with… that’s really all that matters. Although… I’m not sure if the vibrator on its own would bring me to orgasm… I need something extra powerful if I’m going to orgasm internally only without a thrusting motion… so the attention my clit was getting definitely played a part. But, I really enjoyed turning the vibrator off and enjoying just the clit stimulation… then backing the intensity of that way down and ramping up the vibrations… there was just a lot I could do with this toy and I enjoyed it. As for the “pleasure air technology,” of the clitoral stimulator… it has twelve intensities of its own. Although I do not need that many… I get to around 4 or 5 and my clit is already begging for mercy. It does not take much for me to orgasm with that part of the toy… holy cow.
The Womanizer Duo is rechargeable. I’m not a big fan of its charging set up, it comes with magnetic charging cable… but its the worst. The magnet does not have a very strong grip and I was constantly knocking it loose as I was going about my business at my desk. I also don’t like how there are no external lights to let me know that it is charging… the only indicator light is the light inside the clitoral stimulator hole… which means I had to carefully lift the toy up to see if the light was blinking or not… which usually just resulted in me knocking the charging cable off. For what is otherwise a very solidly designed toy… the charging mechanic is quite the let down. I have no idea how long it takes to charge the Duo to full, as when I first plugged it in… I had no idea if it was charging or if it reached full… because I had not yet realized that there was a light inside the opening of the toy and as of yet, I haven’t run it out of battery to test the charge time again. So… it does seem to have pretty good battery life, I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it so far on the one charge I did give it!
The Duo also came with a fancy-schmancy storage back with a tassel. Everything is straight up classier if it has a tassel on it. Although, as nice as the included bag is, I will just continue to store my Duo in the box it arrived in, because that is lovely, sturdy box. I’m the kind of person who prefers to keep things in their original packaging if at all possible… so I am always thrilled when a toy comes with such a stellar box. It’s got a little ribbon to slide the drawer out of the outer box… and little compartments for the cable and the storage bag and instruction manual… and a molded storage next for the Duo itself… I’m going to orgasm just thinking about a properly organize sex toy storage solution.
I suppose we can classify this as a rabbit style vibrator… even if it looks like some kind of internal organ (especially in this deep red color it comes in)… which makes my recommendation of it all the more impressive… because I rarely find a rabbit style vibrator I feel comfortable recommending. I think I can count on one hand the number of rabbit vibrators I’ve enjoyed and felt confident recommending to people. I had really good luck with the size and shape of the Duo, the clitoral arm was just the right length and sat perfectly against my G-spot, while the clitoral portion did its job and sat directly on my clit. I had to do very little fussing with it in order to set it up properly… and that is just huge (normally with rabbits I can either get the clit part to sit right or the insertable part to sit right… but never both at the same time). If you are hoping for a toy you can thrust with, this is absolutely not it. Once you have the arm inserted, it isn’t moving… because if you try to pull it away or move it around, the clitoral stimulator is going to come loose… and if you have the Smart Silence on… your toy will shut itself down… this is just in no way a thrusting toy. It is a set it and forget it… clench around it and enjoy sort of toy. The buttons are a little confusing to operate when I can’t see them… but the end result more than makes up for my awkward fumbling… it gave me plenty of good orgasms. Now I really want to get a hold of the Womanizer InsideOut to see if what (if any) the difference is! But as it stands, I 100% can recommend the Womanizer Duo! Oh… and if you aren’t into the deep red (or “Bordeaux” as they call it), the Womanizer Duo is also available in a classic Black (for all your Goth orgasm needs).
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The Womanizer Duo was provided to me free of charge by Betty’s Toy Box in exchange for my honest review.