Over the last few years, sex toy companies and stores have asked us to review their toys in exchange for, you know, their toys. Today we’re reviewing the Lovers Joy Stick Thruster, available at Lovers.
I’m on the hunt for a new dual-action vibrator. For a long time, my go-to toy was the Miss Bi from Fun Factory, which I then began to feel was too small, so I upgraded to the Lady Bi from the same company, which I like, but it offers a much different sensation. So when I had an opportunity to review the Lovers Joy Stick Thruster — a silicone, rechargeable, dual-action, thrusting vibrator — I jumped at the chance. While I didn’t like the toy much at first, I decided to be persistent and try it a few more ways. Here’s how I used the toy:
1. By myself, with the thrusting option turned on
I started with the intended use for the Lovers Joy Stick Thruster — thrusting. I lubed it up, inserted it, turned it on and played around with the speeds and patterns. The internal arm of the toy looks small, but it has a nice weight to it — I think that made the toy feel fuller inside me, which was really nice. Unfortunately, the thrusting felt more like jackhammering, and the patterns were pretty indiscernible. Although the toy did fulfill its promise of reaching “sweet spots,” it was ultimately too intense, veering towards painful. Someone who prefers getting genuinely drilled might really enjoy that experience. Personally, I prefer getting railed, which I’d consider to be about one or two notches down from the intensity of this toy’s vibe. The external vibrator did sit nicely against the outside of my body, but because the thrusting mechanism was so strong, it meant that the vibrator mostly tapped against me really fast — again, not the sensation I specifically love, but it could be great for the right person! Unfortunately, the motor did get pretty hot during use, and I don’t think I used it for a particularly long time. That’s something to consider if you like getting drilled over an extended period.
2. With a partner, remote-controlled
Intrigued by the novelty of the remote, my partner and I decided it might be fun to play around with the external control feature. Doing so didn’t really make a difference in my experience of the the Lovers Joy Stick Thruster, but it was fun to add to our sex and watch both his and my reactions to different settings. The remote was a little confusing at first, and I’m still not actually sure if the remote totally turns the toy off and on. The power button on the actual toy is also just a flat, soft push button, which I found a little tricky to maneuver, and that seems like it could present a problem for people who have any mobility issues. At a certain point, I told my partner that the vibrating sensation was actually maybe too intense, at which point he used the toy as a dildo for a while. Because the toy has a good size and heft to it, this was pretty fun!
3. By myself, with the vibration and thrusting turned off
My boyfriend’s idea to use the toy as a dildo sparked an interesting idea. I already have a favorite external vibrator (my trusted and true JimmyJane Form 2), but I have recently found that I’m only able to orgasm easily with internal stimulation in addition to external. Mid-session with the Form 2, I began to crave some internal sensation, so I reached for the Lovers Joy Stick Thruster rather than use my own hand as usual. The Joy Stick offered the perfect weight and size for what I’d been craving, and this was my favorite use for this toy by far. I will probably continue to keep it in my toy rotation, despite me not being into the vibrating experience!
The very fun thing about sex toys is there’s one out there for everyone, and most toys can be used in multiple ways. While the Lovers Joy Stick Thruster’s intended use wasn’t my favorite sensation, it could be yours!