Review: Pulse Solo Essential
I have spent quite a bit of time perusing the digital shelves of the Hot Octopuss toy store and have always been intrigued by there Pulse toys. So, when I contacted them about the possibility of doing a review of the Pulse Solo Essential and they said “yes”, I was elated. The Pulse is quite unique in that it is designed so that it can be used “hands free”, usually by stimulating the frenulum. Even more unique is the fact that, at least for me, not a lot of thrusting needs to be done in order for this toy to do its job. More on that below, but first, some concerns I had prior to receiving this toy.
Friction: Even though the description of the toy does an ample job of pointing out that the toy works by vibration rather than friction I guess I was just unable to imagine how that might work. After using the Pulse I can testify to the fact that zero friction needs to be involved and the pulse plate does indeed provide POWERFUL stimulation without “rubbing” on your cock. If any friction occurs it’s self induced.
Hardness of the toy: Looking at the pictures of the toy online I worried that the silicone liner would be too hard to provide a comfortable experience. Again, being accustomed to masturbation sleeves that are designed to be thrust into, I was worried I’d be shoving my dick into a hard plastic jar. However, I can assure you that the lining of the toy is silky smooth and extremely comfortable. Zero friction burn or “cock cuts” experienced. Just a rocket trip to orgasmic bliss.
Noise: I worried that this toy would be noisy. No cause for concern there. As vibes go it’s very quiet.
Skepticism: I’ve had my share of frenulum driven orgasms before the Pulse and most of the time I have to really get out of my head and just let my body respond in order to come this way. So…I thought, “Can this toy really tip me over the edge or will I need to spend hours in a near meditative state for it to make me come?” The very first time I used this toy it took me from flaccid to orgasm in 15 minutes flat…no meditative trance required. It is literally just a perfect harmonic cum extraction device….but again, more on that later.
So you might ask, “What was the customer experience like?” and “What comes in the box?” About a day after I was notified I’d be receiving the Pulse Solo Essential for review an email came with my package tracking number and with a single click I could watch it’s progress toward my door step. Being ever so anxious to receive it I clicked on it at least three times a day. It was shipped on a Tuesday and I received it the following Friday. When it arrived it was packaged in a brown USPS shipping envelope from “HOUSA”. It was very non-descript and I had no concerns about my privacy. Inside the envelope I found the Pulse, packaged in a thin cardboard box. For me the packaging of a toy is so inconsequential it borders on insignificant. However, I was a little underwhelmed by the packaging. Opening the box I found the Pulse unit in a small cardboard tray along with the charge cord, a small silky drawstring bag, and a folded instruction manual. Simple, but elegant. I glanced through the instructions. Honestly there is nothing complicated about this toy. Using it was very intuitive for me. I pulled out the USB charger, popped it into my computer and connected the unit to charge. I had a busy evening planned so I left and came back 3 hours later to a green light on the toy and a full charge.
This toy is very simple to use. The first time I tried it I spent some time exploring the different settings and how they felt with and without lube. Ever since opening the box I had wondered how well I’d fit into this toy. It is actually quite small and I am somewhat girthy. The toy itself is about three inches long and doesn’t come close to “engulfing” my shaft, but, given the way it works, this isn’t a problem at all. I was a little worried the channel might be a tight squeeze once I was hard but I found that I fit quite nicely and it was able to accommodate me though it was a snug fit. The controls are really very easy to use, a power button on one side and a +/- button on the other. To turn the toy on or off you just hold down on the button. To toggle the pattern of vibration amongst the 8 settings you just hit the power button. To increase or decrease the intensity of vibration you simply hit the plus and minus buttons.
Note: This was written in “real time” while using the toy, except the orgasm part. I haven’t quite figured out how to type while I’m coming…
I slide my flaccid cock into the slot on top of the Pulse, turn it on, and adjust the power setting to 2 (my favorite). I want to see just how long it takes for it to get me hard; 1 minute, 10 seconds. I feel the plate bombarding my frenulum, pushing lusty fine tendrils of pleasure back from the tip to the base of my cock. Moments later precum drips onto the pulse plate, giving it a rumblier feel, the thick, silken feel of my lube conducting the sensations rapidly. Lightning bolts of pleasure shoot through me, my legs start to tremble. I can already feel cum pooling in my balls. Every twitch of my cock guides the plate to a new spot making me twitch even more and gasp. Rumbling sensations edged with blades of pleasure twist and tumble through me, radiating out from my dick like twirling water spouts. I gently thrust, guiding the plate lower and then higher. Intense giddy bright feelings erupt from the tip, seeming to cascade back down onto me from the air itself. Over and over I’m bombarded, climbing rapidly toward release. I can feel the cum surge from deep down at the base of my cock but I clamp down on it for now, holding on, pushing the sensations away. Then, I open the door a crack. They barge right back in again, white hot, spinning and twirling, driven deep inside my tissue by the vibrating Pulse plate. I can feel my focus slip. Instantly I’m coming, moaning, breathless. My orgasm leaves me helpless, twitching, back arched slightly, legs locked, my cum spurting out the tip of my cock and vibrating back down the pulse plate, pooling in a hot sticky mess at my base. When it subsides I hold down the power button, the Pulse turns off, and I readjust my orgasm addled brain to write the last four sentences of this paragraph.
Time to orgasm: Generally it only takes about 15 minutes for this toy to make me come so quite a bit faster than average. Average is usually 30 minutes to an hour.
Length of orgasm: My orgasms usually last from 15 seconds up to just over two minutes but usually around one minute. The orgasm I get from the Pulse is surprisingly long for how fast the toy gets me there, usually clocking in around 1 minute, 15 seconds.
Intensity of orgasm: I’d give the Pulse a 7 out of 10 rating here. The orgasms are more intense than average but because it works so fast they tend not to feel as deep as an orgasm achieved after a good long wank.
Volume of cum: I don’t know about you, but for me there’s something really satisfying about blasting out a really big load. There are, of course, a lot of variables that play into this. One thing I have noticed is that this toy seems to pull a lot more out of me than most and I find that to be really hot.
Final comments: Prior to using this toy it would take about 2 hours of near meditative masturbation to achieve a frenulum driven orgasm. Honestly, I rarely have that much time to devote to it anymore so it’s great to have a toy that can get me there this quickly. This toy has definitely earned a place in my regular line up. The only thing to watch out for with the Pulse is that it can get a bit messy. Since there’s no sleeve to catch your load it has every opportunity to go wherever it wants to go. My sweet spot usually has it hitting the Pulse plate and either flowing down the channel or flying out everywhere so be prepared. Overall, the Pulse Solo Essential is an amazing toy and gets a solid 9 out of 10 rating from me!