I have a small collection of toys, but they’ve been sitting untouched for probably a couple of years now. Men’s sex toys have suffered from a depressing lack of design for many years; the tendency was to produce yet another lurid pink sleeve with disembodied genitals moulded on one end. Women’s toys moved on from replica plastic dick with the now ubiquitous rabbit vibrator and it looks like men’s toys may be finally following the same route on the evidence of the Autoblow 2. Okay the name is rather blunt but let’s ignore that and look at the actual device.
The first thing that strikes you is that it’s quite a meaty device in a rather fetching white and blue colour scheme. The business end is a chunk of pale flesh toned artificial skin material with a pair of lips moulded around the toy’s entrance. This is the visible part of an internal sleeve which comes in one of three sizes, A (7.5-10cm girth), B (10-14cm girth) and C (14-16cm girth), so make sure you order the appropriate size. Also in the box is a two pin power supply and mine came with a three pin adapter which I’m assuming is standard if you order in the U.K., but don’t quote me on that. A plug in toy means that you don’t have to worry about batteries running out at inconvenient times but it does mean that you have to be within a few meters of a socket to use it. (Remember; electricity and water don’t mix so don’t even think about using this toy in the shower or bath!) With the mains powered motor I was a bit worried about noise levels, but was pleasantly surprised. It’s not silent but is about the noise level of an electric toothbrush rather than a piece of industrial machinery.
Use is pretty obvious; get hard, apply (water based) lube, insert and switch on using the speed wheel on the bottom. Of course the real question is what does it feel like and the answer is really good. The sensations are pretty gentle, so this is much more of a slow burn than a get off quick toy but the climax when it comes is really intense. Personally I would have preferred it to be a bit tighter, but that is just personal choice. If your preference is the same then you might consider going a size down in sleeves. I’m at the top end of the B sleeve range but I’m looking at getting a size A sleeve to give the extra tightness.
In use, the Autoblow does all the hard work for you. Although it does bill itself as hands free I found that I had to hold it to get the correct angle for proper stimulation but you aren’t going to get a sore wrist from using it. There’s only one control which is an on/off and speed wheel on the base. This makes it very easy to stop and start or alter the speed. While this is good for everyone it does mean that if you’re at all a fan of edging or orgasm control you will love this toy with an unholy passion!
One point to remember is that the Autoblow does take a while to do its so work, make sure that you set aside enough time and lube. You don’t want to have to stop half way through by either running dry or diary pressures.
Once you’re done, cleaning is easy. Take out the sleeve and wash it out with soapy water or a toy cleaner then dry it off. The makers recommend that you store the sleeve in a ziplock bag with a bit of corn flour. Do make sure it’s properly dry before you put it away or you’ll end up with a bag full of sticky corn flour goo.
Now the other big question; for something that bills itself as Autoblow, does it feel like getting a blowjob? Well, in all honesty, no. There’s not enough tightness, you’re lacking the warmth and wetness and there’s no tongue in there. Don’t get me wrong, it feels great, but what you basically have is a pair of bead covered rings stroking your penis and that’s a very different to a mouth. If you’re a blowjob obsessive and looking for something to replicate the sensation then you haven’t found it here. What it does, and does very well, is provide a lot of long, slow, luxuriant pleasure. It’s a very different sensation to anything I’ve tried before and mine is certainly not going to find itself relegated to the back of the toy box. In fact I’m not even sure if it’ll make it as far as the toy box between uses! I would certainly recommend the Autoblow as an addition for anyone’s collection.
The Autoblow 2 costs £129.99 and can be bought from from http://www.autoblow2.co.uk/
Update: I have received a size A sleeve from the people at Autoblow and the smaller sized sleeve makes this another toy entirely. My thinking was that a smaller sleeve would be tighter but this isn’t the case. From the outside the sleeves look identical, however the smaller sleeve has thinner walls so it’s actually a looser fit.
Sensation is not provided by the sleeve but by beaded rings. These are spring loaded, so the larger your girth the more tension you apply to the springs and so the more pressure the rings apply. The job of the sleeve is simply to put some padding between your penis and the rings. The smaller size sleeve with its thinner walls means that the sensation from the rings is much more intense. In fact let’s make that MUCH more intense! Using the smaller sleeve produces a much more rapid climax, though one that lacks the teasing slow burn of the standard size sleeve. This is exacerbated by the fact that when using the smaller sized sleeve the motor stutters at slow speeds and you have to ramp up the speed to get it to work properly.
The smaller sleeve doesn’t make the Autoblow a better toy, just a different one. I’m not sure which sleeve will get more use but they will both get regular outings, depending upon my mood at the time.
So, should you go for the recommended size or the next size down? Well that all depends on what you like. If you want a slow burn that lasts and provides finer control over the sensations then go for the recommended size, but if you like more intense stimulation and then go for the size down. Of course there’s no real need to choose; as the sleeves are available separately you could get one of each and switch between them. This is certainly the approach I would recommend if you like variety and you’re getting effectively two toys for not much more than the price of one.
Sleeves for the Autoblow 2 are priced at £27.95 and available from the Autoblow site as above.
As an aside, I’m sure some of you out there are thinking well why not dispense with the sleeve and get direct stimulation from the rings. I can not emphasise enough what a terrible idea this would be! The rings are both powered and are mainly naked metal and spring. Just the thought of the sort of damage they could do if used directly is enough to make me wince and cross my legs.