If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward opinion on the Womanizer W500, I’m afraid that you may have come to the wrong place. Like others who have reviewed this toy or its prior incarnation, I find it alternately magnificent and maddening, fabulous and frustrating. In the end though, I have to say I really like it…but I have a hard time saying whether it will be worth the price for you. I’m just going to go ahead and give you my impressions and hope that they are in some way helpful.
While most motorized sex toys vibrate, the Womanizer surrounds your clit with its nozzle-like silicone head and applies suction/air pressure pulses. Because it’s a completely different type of sensation, it’s hard to compare to anything else. It’s not rumbly, it’s not buzzy, it’s more…fluttery. And…um…slurpy? My standard vibrator vocabulary is useless here.
The Womanizer W500 is the “new and improved” version of the Womanizer. It’s more powerful, and the “Barbie Dreamhouse Hell” aesthetic of the original has been toned down significantly. The infamous rhinestone button is smaller, the design looks more polished and refined. The silicone nozzle now comes in two sizes, so the W500 Pro can accommodate a wider range of users. That’s the good news.
The bad news? Well, it’s still called the Womanizer, which is possibly the worst ever name for a luxury level sex toy. Another issue is is that this design is thick, chunky and awkward to hold, even with my larger than average hands. The power button is hard to press. If you have smaller hands (and/or shorter arms), I suspect that the original Womanizer W100 may be preferable for you. I don’t have the W100 to compare power levels, but I find anything above half power on the W500 to be WAY too much stimulation. I usually stick to the first two settings.
If I had a Facebook relationship status with the Womanizer W500, it would be “it’s complicated”. When I first attempted to use the Womanizer, I was simultaneously reminded of a high school boyfriend’s early efforts at navigating my vulva and the awkwardness of trying to get a newborn baby to latch on properly while nursing. Neither of those thoughts did wonders for my libido.
I didn’t have high hopes for a sex toy that caused me to empathize with my clitorally illiterate ex. Yet once I got the nozzle properly aligned and pressed that rhinestone to power it up, the Womanizer W500 made an instant impression. I didn’t track exactly how long it took to get me off, but it was probably the fastest “zero to orgasm” time of any toy I’ve tried. Normally, there’s a warm up period with a new toy, it takes me time to get up to speed and enjoy it. In this case, I didn’t even have time to press play on my porn. Other reviewers have said it feels like the Womanizer literally pulled orgasms out of them, and I agree 100% with that assessment. This is not a sex toy that bestows orgasms, it extracts them from my body and I am powerless to resist.
The Womanizer W500 goes against my preference for less focused stimulation. This is a toy designed to have laser focus on the clit, to literally lock on to it. I think the reason it works for me is that the toy doesn’t directly rub or touch the exposed head of my clit. Even so, when I get off with the Womanizer, it’s “rougher” and extremely intense. This is not the toy I go to when I’m looking to kick off a long, leisurely masturbation session. It’s for a quick fix, or an explosive grand finale.
I have found a few techniques the enhance the Womanizer‘s appeal for me. First and foremost, my vagina desperately craves having something to squeeze during those extreme orgasms. Since the Womanizer’s shape and the need to hold it in position impede my dildo management abilities, I have to choose carefully. My favorite partners for the Womanizer are the Fluke (which stays conveniently locked in place) or my Stronic Eins (with a strategically placed pillow for hands free thrusting). I also find that moving the Womanizer in tiny circles or making what can only be described as micro jerk-off motions (while being careful not to break the seal) makes its effect even more enjoyable. I also have a strong preference for the larger size silicone head.
So, should you get a Womanizer? It’s different and it impressed me, but at a price of about $220, it could seem like a very big risk. Based on my experience and the collective wisdom of the Blog Squad, I’d say you should consider it unless you are a broad stimulation purist. If your preference in vibrators runs toward large, wand-style models, the Womanizer may not be your jam. If you’re interested but torn between the original W100 and the W500, Dangerous Lilly has reviewed both (here and here). If you think the W100 will suit your needs, it’s about $30 cheaper. On either model, Epi24 offers a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee and if you order through SheVibe, there’s a simple return policy.
I received the Womanizer W500 Pro free of charge from Epi24 in exchange for my honest review.