The Fun Factory G5 Big Boss filled the gaping hole in my sex toy collection – for more than two years, I didn’t own a reliable internal vibrator. Sure, I had a (possibly? hopefully?) TPE disaster that I bought a month after my 18th birthday, but I’m sensible enough not to use that anymore. I briefly flirted with a Fun Factory Stronic Eins, but I don’t own one myself. The truth is, since I’ve graduated to body-safe materials, I have mainly whiled away my orgasming hours with dildos. Nevertheless, I have wanted the Big Boss for a while now, and I finally got around to buying it. The immediate upside to the Big Boss is that it is cheaper than the Stronic Eins at AUD130-150. I was disappointed that the G5 model doesn’t come in orange like the G4 did, but I settled with hot pink. (The peach looks more like a disembodied penis than most realistic dildos I have ever seen. Maybe it’s the lack of a base?) The charging base is magnetic, which gives me flashbacks, but it seemed to charge well enough while shoved in a drawer so that I didn’t have to stare at those annoying flashy lights. One thing I love about Fun Factory, though, is that all their rechargeable toys come with a USB charger rather than a wall charger, so I can buy Fun Factory toys from the US or the UK and not have to worry about getting a down-step transformer.
The silicone on this vibrator was another fun surprise. I expected it to be draggy like my other Fun Factory toy, the Amor stub, but it was quite smooth. Not quite buttery, but not pulling on my skin either. That said, it is still a major lint magnet! Plus, there is a fair amount of give to the silicone, which is not something I expected from a vibrator. Most insertables I’ve used have a very thin silicone layer over the plastic housing, so this was a really nice change. I was worried that this softness would dampen the vibrations, but it really, really didn’t.
The Big Boss is, well, big. At its largest point, it is 1.8 inches in diameter. That’s bigger than the Tantus Cush O2. Insertion is a bit of a feat, and the first few times I felt that I had to warm up before I even went near the Big Boss. I don’t need to do that too much anymore, but I do need to be aroused. I can’t shove this straight into me like I can with other smaller dildos, which leads to some awkward juggling when one hand is holding the Doxy Wand and the other hand is smeared with lube. (which I need a lot of with the Big Boss!) It takes a while to ease the head into me, and I can’t have anything in my ass while I’m doing it or I clench right up, but there’s a really satisfying pop when the ridge passes my vaginal entrance. Even if the initial stretch is painful, as soon as the Big Boss makes contact with my g-spot, I can’t even feel it. The vibrations are deep and rumbly and it feels like they even stimulate my cock. I haven’t squirted with the Big Boss yet, but that is mostly because pulling it out makes me a little too sensitive for me to do very quickly, so it tends to stay quite stationary when I’m using it.
One pet peeve is that once the Big Boss is turned on, it starts its vibrations in the middle, so you either have to scroll down before inserting it, or deal with the sudden drop in sensation when scrolling down while it’s inserted. I also really love the patterns, because they aren’t pulses with pauses in between, but waves with increasing and decreasing strengths. I hardly ever use them when I’m close to orgasm though, because I find that the patterns mess with the build up, due to the strength of the vibrator. If it was weaker (knock on wood) I probably could stay with the patterns, but the Big Boss really interacts with the external vibrator. The shape of this vibrator is also ingenious. I’ve already mentioned how much I love the head, but there’s a bump just underneath the head that presses right up against my G-spot. I prefer to tilt my toys by pulling the handle to the floor, and this bump really facilitates that. I can’t feel the ridges on the lower end of the vibrator, though, because I can’t ever fit the whole of the Big Boss inside me. Maybe if you have a longer vaginal canal, you might be able to feel the ridges, but they don’t do anything for me. The looped handle is a bit odd to hold and I can’t really get a hang of how to use it for thrusting, but it’s handy for jiggling type motions.
I don’t want to fault a toy for something it’s not meant to do, but just in case you were looking for a versatile vibrator, the Big Boss doesn’t work for external stimulation in my opinion. The handle is too long and the silicone too flexible to reliably stimulate my cock. However, I can push my cock down to meet the rest of the shaft and receive external stimulation that way. It’s incredibly lazy and I’ve only done it as a last resort when all my other external vibrators were out of battery, and I don’t expect that every person with a clitoris (especially not cis women) would be able to do this. It’s really a testament to the strength of the vibrations, that they travel all the way down the shaft. Surprisingly, though, the handle doesn’t vibrate very much.
The Big Boss is a really well-received addition to my sex toy collection. If you can handle the size, the deep, rumbly vibrations of the Big Boss are well worth the price.
If you’re interested in buying a Fun Factory Big Boss G5, you can find one at my favourite stores: Max Black (AU, NZ), Lovehoney (AU, US, UK), Peepshow Toys (US), SheVibe (US), SheBop (US), Fun Factory (EU)