Until now, I’ve felt that the Womanizer clitoral stimulators got better with each new version. I’ve reviewed four of them here — be sure and read these reviews to understand the lovely, suction-like, “pressurized air puff” technology and how it feels:
But the latest mini-Womanizer, the Starlet, disappoints. I really wanted to love it, because I travel a lot, and the idea of packing a tiny (3″ long and pretty much weightless) yet powerful sex toy is appealing. However…
The biggest problem for me is the design of the cap. I can’t tell whether the issue is the size or the shape, but with lubricant, it slips right off the clitoris. My favorite Womanizers — Plus and 2Go (AKA “the lipstick”) — come with a choice of two caps, so you can choose the one that fits and feels best. The Starlet only comes with one, and the part that encircles the tip of the clitoris is smaller and a slightly different shape (photo below). Without lubricant, it doesn’t slip, but hey, at our age, we need lubricant.
|Caps L to R, Plus – 2Go – Starlet|
The Womanizer website describes the Starlet this way:
Every woman has the right to experience intense orgasms. Everywhere! With the practical format of the Starlet the high-end technology of the original Womanizer is also available on the go. This mobility combined with the modern design make the Womanizer a perfect companion, especially for women, who are still at the beginnings of their sexual development but nonetheless care about a patented premium product.
Uh, no. If you’re a beginner to sex toys (and I know that many of my readers are), you deserve a product that will rock your world, not one that makes you go, “Er, how is this supposed to work?” or “Is that all?” The site also claims that you’ll reach orgasm in just a few minutes. I wish!
It also claims to be quiet. Only if you don’t use lube. Otherwise, it’s noisy. It sounds like it’s slurping lubricant through a straw like we used to suck up that last drop of milkshake in 1958. Normally, I don’t care about sound — I love the Magic Wand and the Sybian, and they’re about the noisiest orgasm tools available. But an itty bitty travel companion should not be noisy.
|L to R: 2Go – Starlet – Plus|
- For home use, the big Womanizer Plus. Powerful. Fabulous.
- For travel, the 2Go. Yes, it’s a little bigger than the Starlet, but still small enough for travel.
If price is a big issue, the Starlet is considerably cheaper than the other models. That would be great if it worked almost as well, but at least for me, it doesn’t. As always, your mileage may vary.
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