Review: Sohimi Eliza Hands Free Male Masturbator
Disclaimer: Apart from the toy itself I received no additional compensation for writing this review.
If you’d like to purchase the Eliza, links to the toy on Sohimi’s site and their Amazon page are included below. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the 15% discount they’re offering using code: TWT15
Sohimi was a complete unknown to me when I received their email inquiring about a review. I spent a little time vetting them, making sure they were legit. Indeed, they were highly rated on Amazon when I started looking at them so I was a bit surprised that I hadn’t heard of them.
While looking at their products I was struck by how inexpensive their prices are in comparison to most of their competition. It really piqued my curiosity. Could a company really make a toy that promises as much as the Eliza that works as advertised? Here was my opportunity to find out.
I really expected this toy to take a long time to arrive. However, I can honestly say I’ve never received a toy faster than this one. I received notification that my order was processed on a Friday. It arrived Monday. They were incredibly fast. A new record for sure!
Once it arrived I happily carried it up to meet the rest of my collection. The packaging looked nice, very much on par with some of the higher end toys I’ve received. Also, the toy arrived in perfect condition, not any worse for the wear on its rush journey here.
Inside, the package included the toy, a set of earbuds for the audio feature, the charge cord, and a small bottle of lube. I couldn’t resist cracking open the lid for a peak. Mmmmm…silky smooth and soft. I had worried that the material might be where they were compromising to get the price point down but a single swipe of my finger across Eliza’s silky lips told me that this was not the case.
A small instruction manual was also included. Honestly, of all the components in the box, the manual was the only place where I could find a flaw. The English was a little broken, but still clearly understandable.
Mostly, I was just a little disappointed they hadn’t mentioned anything about cleanup there. In the eagerness to get down to business with a new toy I think it’s pretty easy to forget that some of the electronics in these gadgets can be a little sensitive to water. That’s where a good set of clean-up instructions can be a helpful reference and a good reminder to take the silicone insert out of the toy before cleaning. However, if you take a look at the toy on their website you’ll find that they do discuss cleanup there. Just remember to have a little common sense and don’t take Eliza for a dunk. I’m fearful she might drown.
Once it was all unpacked, I popped the USB charge cord onto my cube and plugged her in for a solid overnight charge. I had to fight down my excitement a bit before heading off to bed.
The next morning, I unplugged Eliza and got ready for her debut. She is my first auto-thrusting toy and I’m a bit embarrassed to say that my lack of experience definitely showed. My instinct was to treat her like a typical sleeve and she is definitely not that kind of gal.
Her audio feature sort of fell flat for me. I mean, I really enjoy listening to the sound of a woman in the throes of orgasm. However, if she’s doing it the second I slide my dick inside of her I’m afraid that I’m gonna be a bit suspicious and question whether she really means it. Sohimi did try to address this by adding three separate moans at different stages of intensity, but even the least passionate was still a bit much for me. Maybe next time I’ll wait to plug the ear buds in until later in the game…if I can last that long.
One other thing, while I’m discussing volume, she isn’t exactly the quietest toy. I mean, she’s not overly loud. I’d just advise that if someone is in the next room they might hear her if they’re paying attention.
The first thing to note about our initial encounter is that I tend to make quite a bit of precum when I masturbate, so, when playing with a regular sleeve, I generally don’t need to use a ton of lube. Just a good pour of a thin, water based lube right before I use the toy is usually all I need. Eliza, on the other hand, definitely needs a whole lot more lube.
Secondly, I’m, well…not exactly small. A bit longer than the toy could accommodate, but my real issue was girth. I really am quite a bit of an outlier in that regard. It’s not something I like to bring up much, it’s just that if you happen to be built the way I am, you really, really need to use a TON of lube with this toy. The small bottle of lube that came with it was good for two relatively short uses.
Suffice it to say that my first encounter with Eliza didn’t go exactly as planned. After putting some serious effort into wedging my dick inside, I turned her on. Yikes! Have you ever ridden a pogo stick and gotten the end stuck in some sand? That’s about the kind of situation I found myself facing here. She grabbed on and bounced up and down like a super ball in a racquetball court!! This was definitely going to require a different approach!
I resolved that our next little tryst would take place in the shower with her firmly suction cupped to the wall and VERY thoroughly lubed. As it turns out this was the correct recipe for success!
So, how did it feel? Well…
I start by stroking, getting my cock good and hard so I can let the toy take over. Then, I add liberal, LIBERAL, quantities of lube, first to the toy, then my cock. I hump against it a few times, then slide in. It takes a couple of moments to get the machine powered up and running and I thrust in and out while I get it started.
It feels silky smooth on my cock. Light, feathery sensations caress my shaft and float up to register in my brain. With a click of the up-down button I get the toy working and it takes over stroking for me. I’m left with the unfamiliar sensation of sitting still and just letting the toy give me pleasure. Each time a nub hits my frenulum a shiver of pleasure courses through me and I start to thrust. The toy won’t have it though, and grinds to a halt each time that I do, reminding me to sit back and let it do the work. It’s not something I’m very practiced at, but that’s what makes this toy so fun.
I let go, and feel the feathers float higher. I allow the crackles of static that burst forth when it hits my sweet spot to wash over me, and increase the speed. In letting go I relinquish control of my orgasm.
I’m nubile in my practice of allowing myself to receive pleasure without controlling it in any way. I lack the nuance to hold back my cum and still feel all of what is happening. So, the static and the feathers wash over me and I come, not in any kind of explosive way, but, rather calmly, almost in a relaxing way. An efficient transaction I suppose. I let the toy continue to caress me for a bit, feeling the warm post-orgasm glow, wondering just how many times I could do that before it would milk me dry. Alas, today I don’t have the time to find out, so I shut it off and cleaned it up.
One of the things I thought that I would find most appealing about this toy is the hands-free nature of it. Yet, I was really unprepared for the way that would impact my play time. Generally, I enjoy a lot of thrusting when I masturbate. Deep and hard or shallow and fast. Every combination in between. All of that action sort of puts me in charge of just how much, and what kind of stimulation I receive. When the action is put into the toy’s hands I’m left simply receiving what it is dishing out and that was a pretty unfamiliar situation for me.
It is going to be so much fun figuring out how to edge with this toy! It really forces me to work on a much more nuanced level of control. As it is now, it is probably one of the most efficient toys I have in my collection at making me come. Mmmm…but I look forward to making this baby work harder for its reward…😈.
Overall, I think this is a great toy for anyone who needs to get off quickly. It will definitely be hiding under my sink for those times when I need to relieve a little tension in the shower. Additionally, if you’re looking for a challenge when it comes to edging, you really should give Eliza a try. I feel like I’m going to need to reach a whole new level of zen in order to compartmentalize all of those sensations and reach down to control my orgasm so that I can hold back as long as possible. Bottom line, this toy is a great value and is definitely a unique addition to any toy collection!