There has been a lot of buzz (no pun intended) surrounding the Velvet Cock Thrusters and I’m here with my teapot ready to serve you the all the info you’ll need to know about these special dildos.
The Thrusters are named by their ability; they’re dildos that thrust into you when turned on. The creators took the mechanics of a sex machine and bundled the concept into a small (in comparison) package. And no wonder people are interested, sex toy machines are widely fantasized about but are expensive, large and difficult to set up. The Thrusters could potentially be a simpler alternative to a technology that hasn’t been seen on this small of a scale.
Since the Velvet Thrusters are so ~new~ and ~exciting~, I crowd pooled some questions from my social media and friends so I can answer all those burning Q’s about my experience with both the Velvet Thruster Abbie and the Velvet Thruster Jackie, two out of the four different Thrusters styles.
What are the Velvet Thrusters made of?
The insertable part of the Thrusters is silicone (as well as the thrusting part), and the handle is ABS plastic! The insertable end is flexible and allows you to curve the silicone dildos up and around to make them hit multiple types of endogenous zones.
Are the Velvet Thrusters easy to clean?
While it does take a slight bit more effort than your average dil, the crevasses are only a mission to clean if you’re not wanting to spend more than a minute at the sink. It’s not completely water waterproof, so while washing it be careful to do so upside down, so that water doesn’t drip down into the handle (where the motor lies).
What’s the difference between the Velvet Thruster Jackie and Abbie?
Other than the shape of the insertable parts, it’s the exact same toy! For those of us who prefer more phallic shapes, the Jackie is an average sized (1.5 inches at its widest point) realistic dildo, complete with veins and a head. The Velvet Thruster Abbie is a take on old-school vibrator designs, so it’s slightly clinical looking. My vagina is picky about what non-realistic insertable designs it likes, and the Abbie just didn’t make the cut. It didn’t feel super comfy for me, but I could see it being fun in a medical or hysteria role-play scenario. The Jackie, though, delivered splendidly.
Are the Velvet Thrusters noisy? What do they sound like?
Why, yes, I’m glad you asked. The Thrusters make a lot of noise, and I think that’s a completely reasonable side effect of having a toy this fast-moving and intense. The Velvet Cock website lets you know that this toy isn’t for shy people; it’s a toy for those who experience bold sexual activities. There’s no hiding the Velvet Thrusters’ sound. I left it on in my room, closed the door behind me and I could hear it loud and proud down the hall.
The sound is.. mechanical. I would compare it to a power tool, like a drill. The Thruster sounds like I’m about to start a serious reno project inside of my vagina.
How are they powered?
The Velvet Thrusters are rechargeable! They come with a long life lithium-ion battery and easy magnetic connection charger.
Positioning / Usage
Can you use the Velvet Thrusters hands-free?
The main issue with the Thruster is that it doesn’t have anything to hold it into place, which means that left to its own devices, it’s going to thrust right on out of my vagina. Since it doesn’t have anything to spring back upon, and my vag stacks some great squeezing power, it pops back out too easily enough to not be used hands-free. I think the Thrusters are best used while they’re held by your hand, or by partners.
However, I did manage to find a trick that enabled a hands-free experience. I placed a dense surface (a thickly folded blanket) in between my legs to allow the Thruster to hit back against it, allowing it to stay inside me for longer. I also found that could use my foot to achieve this if I folded it into my body the right way. If you’re laying on your back with your knees open and pull your foot up to your pelvis.
What are the best positions for using a Velvet Thruster?
I’m a chronic back masturbator, but theoretically, you could use the Thruster in any position that feels comfortable for you to have a hand between your legs. I think the toy probably could have a lot more possibilities if you had a partner wielding it for you.
Are they easy to use for fat and/or inflexible bodies?
If you find using a regular dildo difficult to manoeuvre, then you’ll find the Velvet Thruster hard to use. Luckily, it doesn’t require thrusting on its own, but you do have to keep it in place with your hand between your legs (unless you use the hack I suggested).
Do they work for anal play?
I personally haven’t tried either for anal. My butt is a sensitive soul and wouldn’t be able to take the size or the quick moving capabilities of the Thrusters. As the motor handle is wide enough on each model to allow it to not get stuck inside your asshole, I’d say it’s possible that they could be a fun anal toy. I do recommend using the Thruster anally for butt stuff pros, and to proceed with caution regardless. The auto thrusting could make for an unwanted accident if there wasn’t enough lube involved, if the coil thrusting part went into your butt, or if you let go of the toy. The Velvet Thruster Walter is made to mimic anal beads, but I would still be careful.
Comparisons & Final Thoughts
How does compare to the Fun Factory Stronic line of thrusters?
I reviewed the Fun Factory Stronic Drei awhile back and detailed my experience of looking for alternatives to a sex machine. I honestly thought the Stronic series was as close as I was going to get, but it’s SUCH a different toy in comparison to the Velvet Thrusters. The Stronic series has toys that rock back and forth (like a swing) in order to get their automatic penetration motion; the Thrusters, on the other hand, have the technology to propel themselves forward. The Velvet Thruster Jackie hurls itself into my vagina over and over again, like a boxer punching a punching bag and getting faster at the push of a button.
The different movement techniques make the Stronic line and the Thrusters have completely separate pleasure experiences. The Stronic gently rocks your G-spot and is what I would call a peaceful thrusting toy. The Thrusters are much more invasive and are there to jackhammer you.
How does a Velvet Thruster compare to a sex machine?
I’ve never tried a sex machine before but based on my knowledge of how those beasts work, I have a good handle on the differences and similarities between them and the Velvet Thrusters. They do work with the same type of action (the in and out jackhammering technique), so I think they’re fairly similar in terms of feeling. The main difference is that a sex machine isn’t going to go anywhere, because it’s set to be sturdy on the floor. As I mentioned in answers above, the Thrusters tend to go rogue, if you’re not holding them in place, so you lose some of the secure and automatic magic that comes with being able to sit down with a sex machine.
How does it make you feel?
In terms or orgasmic ability, I dig the Velvet Thrusters (specifically the Jackie). The thrusting speed range didn’t leave anything to be desired; it offers 10 speeds, which go up to 140 thrusts per minute. Yowza, that’s impressive!! On all speed levels, it works and delivered the thrusting abilities it boasts. My G-spot was very pleased with its pacing and pressure.
Any major gripes?
I think the toy is generally great and doesn’t have any unavoidable problems, but I wouldn’t say the same for the branding & website of Velvet Cock. Here’s a list of things that really peeved me off as a woman while browsing their site:
- “You can go as fast as 140 thrusts a minute. Can your partner do that?”, “The Penis of Champions” (found here and here)
- I don’t think any sex toy benefits from positioning themselves as better than the partner of the owner. Some people (especially men) are already irritated and insecure that a sex toy will replace them. Obviously, that feeling is wrong for its own patriarchal reasons, but when a company tries to leverage a shitty misconception as a selling point, that’s not okay.
- “Velvet Cock’s thrusting vibrators were designed for men and women.” (found here)
- The copy on the website boasts that it’s a ‘unisex’ toy, but has a page that includes gendered language. Plus ‘unisex’ is an outdated term. Just use ‘gender neutral’ (which they did use on some of the pages) or ‘for all genders’! I know the company does say on their About page that they proudly support the LGBTQ community, but it would be nice to see some consistency in the language used.
- “The Thruster was made for adults who actually want a fucking good time, literally.” (found here)
- This part of the About page was just unnecessary to me. Everyone theoretically wants to have a good time, but who are you to say that your toy is the *right* good time for those people? Some people may not get off or enjoy using a thrusting toy, or even a dildo, and that’s okay.
- The Graphics
- On each of the toy’s individual pages, there’s a graphic of a person holding the toy to show how tall it is in comparison to a person. That’s fine and all, but the person they designed isn’t an average ambiguous avatar; it’s a person with an itty bitty waist and really big boobs. There’s absolutely no need to present exaggerated beauty standards on a sex toy website.
- I could also go without the “earth-shattering orgasms” copy.
Are Velvet Thrusters worth the $200?
If you want a cheaper, portable thrusting machine: yes, this toy is for you! It delivers the power and technology it promises. I could see this being a great option for cam babes, clip makers and sex workers, as it’s an accessible toy for fulfilling sex machine fantasies (btw I totally made a video using the Jackie, and will be uploading it to my ManyVids sometime soon). The Velvet Thruster is worth the $200 for those who want an intense thrusting toy. If you’re getting your first sex toy or are someone who needs something discreet, it’s best to look somewhere else.