Calexotics kindly provided the Dr Joel Kaplan Compact Prostate Massager for me to review, and I am looking to share my thoughts with you in a way that words just don’t quite express. I’m thinking a video would be more appropriate but for some reason my webcam isn’t working too well as the moment.
As with many of the Calexotics toys that I have reviewed, the toys are manufactured from Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) with a polyurethane (PU) coating, and a Thermoplastic rubber (TPR) button, or at least that is what I can discern from the packaging and the Calexotics website. All of these are considered to be hypoallergenic and phthalate free, however the TPR is mildly porous and will hold retain smells. So don’t expect a smell free toy after use, especially without a condom.
As all of these materials are safe for use with silicone lubricant, both water-based and silicone-based lubricants can be used safely with this prostate massager. In my experience, anything used anally is best used with a silicone-based lubricant.
My first thoughts were that the shape of the toy won’t work with the shape of everybody’s body, and it certainly wasn’t going to work with my body. Not only was that the case with my body, it didn’t work well with my wife’s body either. (Yes we know that it is designed for men, but we wanted to see how it worked for women as well.)
The rigidity of the massager allows for easy insertion, unlike some of the other anal toys that I have used that were more flexible. However the rigidity also limits the position that the massager will also sit. Being a slightly larger man, I found that the massager didn’t quite sit as I think it is intended. It didn’t seem to sit flush against my perineum as I believe it is supposed to do.
The vibrations outside the body felt strong, but not overly strong. My experience is only with butt plugs, and none of our butt plugs vibrate, so I didn’t know what to expect with a vibrating anal toy. The vibrations from the prostate massager were strong enough to be felt, but I didn’t find they were directed enough. If I moved to some positions, they disappeared altogether, except as my anus where the toy penetrated me. I didn’t really feel the prostate massager pressing against my prostate, I don’t think it is angled enough to hit mine.
The Dr Joel Kaplan Compact Prostate Massager indeed does vibrate, and is easily insertable, something which is new to me when it comes to anal toys. The vibrations were strong enough to be felt, but I didn’t find them directed towards my prostate as I think they were intended. Overally I believe it is a average toy.