Apparently this cock ring was voted #1 male sex toy by Men’s Health Magazine. So, does it really deserve that title?
The Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Vibrating Cock Ring looks very appealing on first inspection. Made of sleek, black silicone, this cock ring does have a bit of a rubbery feeling to it compared to other silicone products. But it’s also quite reliable (I’ve tugged it around a bit) and the bullet vibe that it comes with is silky smooth.
It comes with two rings—one that is meant to be slipped onto the penis and another meant to be wrapped around the testicles—providing a secure fit that has yet to slip or uncomfortably reposition when me and my partner have used it. This security is a great assurance, and gives the testicles a lift, as well as helping maintain the user’s erection.
The ring intended to go around the penis has balls running around it to provide some texture for the user. These are a great addition and my partner has assured me that they don’t go amiss during use. Apparently these balls provide the most sensation during ejaculation, enhancing the orgasm that the user feels.
However, this toy’s main texture focus seems to be for those with a clitoris. The toy comes with a bullet sleeve that has raised nodules running all the way across it, culminating in a slightly larger nodule in the centre. The bullet provided also has 5 different vibration modes, adding a bit of buzz into the mix.
With these two things in mind it’s clear that the Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Vibrating Cock Ring has put a lot of thought into how this might work as a couples toy (with the experience of vagina owners kept closely in mind) but the sleeve and bullet didn’t necessarily wow me.
The vibrations that the bullet provides are, in my opinion, slightly weaker than other, similar bullets on the market, and it sacrifices the typical 3-speed increase (in favour of a 2-speed increase) to provide more patterns. I did feel like this was a legitimate loss, because most people that I know don’t bother too much with patterns, and would rather just have a choice of consistent speeds.
I also found that the sleeve didn’t stay near my clitoris long enough to provide me with fulfilling vibrations or offer a full experience of the textures on the sleeve. As such, the textured sleeve kind of got forgotten about during the act, though I cannot argue that the ring gave my partner all the other benefits that it promised.
This may not be a problem for everyone, and some of it is due to my personal preferences. I tend to like having my clit vibrators consistently on my clit and, as such, the fleeting moments that I got with the cock ring’s bullet were not going to meet my personal standard. I’ve also got to the point where I am a bit of a power queen, and most bullets leave me generally unimpressed. So, fair to say, I’m not this product’s target audience.
Those who do appreciate bullet vibrators, though, will probably appreciate the vibrations that the Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Vibrating Cock Ring has to offer, and it’s not something that I would feel guilty recommending to beginners. If the bullet is too weak for you, you can also take the bullet vibrator provided out and switch it with a different bullet vibe that you prefer more; a nice forethought from Lovehoney.
Other reviews of this cock ring also make it clear that the textures on the sleeve do work for some wearers, so this is just a case of how the toy fits with your body. I can’t say it will please everyone, but it’s proven to please some.
Users who have pubic hair might also want to be a bit cautious when putting this toy on and taking it off, because it can try to grab itself a few. This is due to the silicone material used; which tends to like to gather dust and hair as a rule of thumb, so washing it thoroughly is a must.
All of these things are worth considering when it comes to buying the Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Vibrating Cock Ring.
As a cock ring, though, this toy really does do the job. It keeps the penis firm, extends the experience, and provides pleasure upon ejaculation. The bullet and sleeve are just an added bonus, which will excite some people but not others. Either way at £14.99 I would say that this cock ring was worth a purchase.
The #1 male sex toy? I probably wouldn’t go that far. What it is, though, is a decent, secure fitting cock ring, with a reasonable price tag.
Do Recommend to:
People looking for a durable, reliable cock ring.
People who want a cock ring to please both partners.
People who like bullet vibrators.
Do Not Recommend to:
People who crave power in their vibrators.
People who need consistent clitoral stimulation.
People who just want a cock ring and nothing more.