I got my Eroscillator 2 Plus Soft Tip Combo the same week as my new Dyson vacuum, and there are a lot of surprising similarities between the two. They’re oddly shaped, are the same colour, are smaller than my previous model, have lots of confusing attachments, have obtained cult status, and took me a while to warm up to them. (Unfortunately, unlike my vacuum, my Eroscillator doesn’t stand back up again if I kick it over.) In the world of sex toys, the Eroscillator is renowned. If there was a sex toy hall of fame, the Eroscillator would be nestled up right next to the Magic Wand and the njoy Pure Wand. It’s incredibly unique because instead of vibrating, the Eroscillator oscillates from side to side. I really appreciate this innovation, and am generally very excited by the prospect of new sensations on my genitals. While I don’t think you need to reinvent the wheel to make a good vibrator, sometimes thinking outside the wand/bullet dichotomy is exciting.
The Eroscillator range all have the same oscillating technology, but come with a range of intensities and various attachments. The most basic (Eroscillator 2) comes with one attachment, the Golden Spoon. The Eroscillator 2 Top Deluxe has a power boost compared to the Eroscillator 2. I find this system quite frustrating, because if you want to upgrade to a higher powered Eroscillator, you have to buy a whole new model, rather than upgrading certain sections. I think it’s reasonable to sell attachments separately, but to have stark differences between contemporaneous models of a toy seems ridiculous to me. It feels like there’s a lot of pressure to buy the most expensive, most powerful option right off the bat. The Eroscillator line has also recently been revamped, and instead of a unique copper colour that really complemented the design, they’ve gone for the stock-standard colour for sex toy: purple. Granted, this is a really nice metallic type of purple, but I am still upset that I can’t match the wood stain of my bedside table or the metalware in my kitchen to the colour of my Eroscillator.
I bought my Eroscillator 2 Plus Soft Tip Combo from SheBop, which means, you guessed it, it has a US plug. I can’t find a single Australian stockist, and even the Eroscillator website only offers US and EU plug options. Luckily, I already have a step-down transformer for my Magic Wand and my Neon Wand, but if you’re Australian and don’t own a step-down transformer already, that’s another 30 to 50 AUD added onto the already substantial price of the Eroscillator.
My Eroscillator has three power intensities, which are not as strong as other mains-powered vibrators, but stronger than something like the Iroha Midori. I find the cable a bit finicky to plug into the base of the Eroscillator, as well as difficult to pull out. I’m scared that I’m going to break it each time, because there isn’t enough space between the base of the vibrator and the cable to get a good grip on the cord. To change intensities, you slide the control up or down. I really dislike this type of control, because it requires a gentle touch to change between settings. If I use the amount of force that feels natural, I end up turning the vibrator up from the lowest setting to the highest, completely skipping the middle. This generally means that in order to change intensities, I have to pull the Eroscillator off my cock, and pay attention while I’m switching intensities. Most importantly, the Eroscillator has to match your masturbation style for it to be enjoyable. The first time I tried the Eroscillator was 30 minutes before I had to leave for a party, and I wanted to get off quickly before I went out. I thought the Eroscillator would be perfect for this: it was bulky, promised intense orgasms, and was mains powered. Surely it could get me off quickly! But for me, this was not the case. The Eroscillator is more like when my partner jerks me off, in that it builds up over time. Sometimes I find this too intense, which is not a problem I have with standard vibrations, even really powerful ones. The Eroscillator does give strong orgasms, but they aren’t as quick as something like the Doxy is. I can’t force the orgasm to come quicker with a bit of muscle clenching. The Eroscillator does what it wants, in it’s own damn time. I also found that pressure severely dampens the oscillations, so it works best with a gentle touch. However, the trade-off is that the orgasms I have with the Eroscillator are long as well. I can ride them out for at least thrice as long as I can with a wand, because the Eroscillator is gentler and doesn’t overstimulate me very much. At the moment, my favourite way to use it is with the njoy Pure Wand. The encouragement of the Pure Wand means that my orgasm comes faster and is a little bit more under my control. The combination of strong G-spot orgasm and a long external orgasm is a real reward for my hard work.
The Eroscillator doesn’t come with patterns, but I don’t think this is an issue, because each of the different attachments provides really interesting sensations. I have four attachments with my Eroscillator, which adds up to 7 different surfaces. I’ve ordered them from least to most enjoyable, but I can reach an enjoyable orgasm with each attachment.
Golden Spoon: The Golden Spoon is an elongated depression, with some bumps on the other side, I feel like the Golden Spoon attachment is meant for smaller clitorides than mine. It doesn’t fit comfortably over my cock, meaning that I don’t get the feeling of being surrounded by vibrations. The bumpy side is imperceptible to my cock, and often a little irritating to my outer labia.
Ball and Cup: The Ball and Cup is a circular depression with three large bumps on the other side. The Cup, like the Golden Spoon, is too small to cover my whole cock, but can comfortably surround the tip. Otherwise, it ends up poking my junk. I like it better than the Golden Spoon, but it is more uncomfortable if not placed correctly. I can feel the Ball side more than the bumps on the Golden Spoon, but I didn’t get the broad stimulation I generally prefer.
Grapes and Cockscomb: The Grapes and Cockscomb is a series of large bumps with a protruding fan shape on the other side. This is hands down the weirdest looking attachment, but I really like it. The grapes are interesting in texture, and feel like a massage on my cock. I feel a bit pinched if I use it on the exposed tip of my cock, but on the safe they were really enjoyable. However, my natural instinct is to increase the pressure, which dampens the intensity significantly. The Cockscomb is ineffectual if I use the thinner portion on the top of my cock, but if I lie it along the side, it gives a really nice broad stimulation. However, like this, it can occasionally buzz my pubic bone.
Ultra Soft Finger Tip: This attachment is squishy, like a marshmallow. This is my absolute favourite, because it feels so different to any other vibrator I own. It feels like the oscillations are travelling across and through my cock, which really excites the whole internal complex. It is sufficiently broad, and the only attachment where pressure increases sensation. I would recommend getting this in addition to the standard set, with the caveat that it is more of a lint magnet than the other attachments.
The Eroscillator has me in two minds. It’s expensive, and the attachments are porous, so they can’t be disinfected. It is, however, unlike anything else on the market, and a tried and tested favourite of many reviewers I trust. I don’t think it’s a necessity to your toybox, but if I want a long, relaxed, gentle masturbation session, the Eroscillator is a top pick.