One of the great things about being a sex toy reviewer is when out of the blue, a company mails you one of their products to check out.
Better still when what they send is uniquely designed, well-made, thoroughly exciting, and even becomes a favorite.
Case in point the Coco Penis Vibrator from The Secret Solutions. In all fairness, I'd never heard of either, but that's not especially surprising considering the large and getting larger number of manufacturers and retailers emerging in the sex tech industry.
Though I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this company, as my time with their Coco Penis Vibrator was, to be polite about it, a blast-and-a-half, so I can't wait to see what they come up with next.
Referencing all those other pleasure devices I've reviewed, it's starting to feel like there's this unspoken contest among their makers to make each new model bigger, heavier, and smarter than the last.
In my more whimsical moments, I giggle at the thought that eventually, UPS will need a forklift to deliver the end result of this bigger, heavier, and smarter sex tech arms race.
Don't get me wrong, I'm an avowed technofetishist. Often to where I'm not certain what's turning me on more, the vibrator, massager, stroker, stimulator, etc., or I'm actually excited by it looking and operating as it traveled back in time from the not too distant future.
The trouble is, while this level of technological sophistication scratches my particular science fiction kink itch, the reality is sex tech companies often don't need to make their products smart.
Or big or heavy, for that matter.
This is why the Coco Penis Vibrator was such a welcome sight as here's a toy that's minimal yet powerful, light but not fragile, and, its cherry on top, with nary a Bluetooth or manufacturer, supported app to be found.
Basically, it's a cock ring equipped with its titular vibrating motor. A type of toy I'm quite experienced with, having used them for close to twenty years. So I can attest to their effectiveness in achieving and prolonging erections, reducing sensitivity (thus fantastic for delaying orgasm), and many other penile benefits.
But what separates the Coco Penis Vibrator from others of its type is its ability to somehow balance remarkable compactness with delivering a range of excitingly potent vibrations.
Seriously, look at the thing. Can you imagine that a toy this size, its hardware a smidge over two inches long, three-quarters high, and one inch deep, could deliver three power levels and seven unique pre-set vibration patterns--as well as 100% waterproof, remarkably quiet, and both comfortable and extraordinarily arousing to use?
Well, it is. Plus, you can use it in two different ways. The first is with one of its loops around the shaft of the penis, with the other around the testicles, ideal for those who like their balls pulled or tugged.
Or, if that isn't something you enjoy, you can bypass them completely by placing the Coco around the shaft and only the shaft.
Another point in the Coco's favor is its silicone outer covering, unlike so many of the other cock rings I own, doesn't have a fondness for tearing out pubes.
I don't know how they did it. Still, as someone extremely tired of beginning or ending, not to mention during personal pleasure time with the non-consensual plucking of pubic hair, I wish cock ring manufacturers everywhere would use the same silicone formula.
Operating the Coco is done with a single button; a press and hold turns it on or off; quick taps increasing or its intensity and then rotate through its pre-installed vibration patterns.
Two more of my sex toy pet peeves are magnetic charging cables, as most of the time they don't work, and bafflingly bad design decisions when it comes to their built-in controls.
Yet again, the Coco comes through when other manufacturers continue to let me down. Take its charging cable, for instance. When I unboxed it, my first thought was to sigh and think, "Crud, here's another one that probably won't stay attached," only to discover that Coco's magnets are refreshingly potent.
Sure, it'll come loose if you put it in a high-traffic area, but it'd take a lot of jostling until it does. To give you an idea of how strong its magnets are and how light the Coco is, I could charge it even when it was dangling at the end of its cable.
For its controls, that single button truly feels like it's the right size in the right place, where I never had to fumble with it or have to dedicate valuable masturbation time trying to remember where it was.
If pushed, I'd have to say the only thing I'd like to change about the Coco is its packaging, though hardly enough to alter my overall opinion of it. It's that it's the absolute minimum, with nary an extra to behold.
Though after thinking more about it, it kind of fits with the Coco's design aesthetic as a simple, efficient, and notably potent vibrating cock ring. So I humbly withdraw my single criticism.
For penis owners or those who love them, I cannot recommend the Coco Penis Vibrator enough. The (ahem) testament to which is that rather than join the dozens and dozens of sex toys I've reviewed in my hall closet, it's receiving the highest honor I can bestow upon it.
That is to reside in my bedside table drawer, where I can get my horny little hands on it whenever I want.