Satisfyer Penguin – Test & Review
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My Experience With Satisfyer Penguin
Clitoral suction toys were an aquired taste for me. The first time I tested one, I admit that I wondered what all the fuss was about. Why was everyone raving about these things? But I’m glad I persevered through the initial challenges, because now I frequently reach for this type of toy.
Finding the Right PositionOn my first go around, the problem I encountered with the Penguin was that the stimulation was so intense it was almost painful. If this is your experience, I recommend experimenting with different positioning to see if you can find a way of using it that’s comfortable for you. My usual position for masturbating is on my back with my legs spread. However, after a little trial and error, I discovered that suction toys actually work best for me with my legs much closer together than normal. I think it’s something to do with the positioning of the clitoral hood, which protects the sensitive glans clitoris from being overstimulated. I prefer to use the Penguin from above, focusing on my clitoral hood, or sometimes from the left side.
Getting to OrgasmIt takes me a while to orgasm with suction-based toys such as the Penguin. Some people have reported that these toys get them off in record time, but this is not my experience. But I don’t mind the slow burn style of play, because the eventual orgasm is always impressively explosive! Clitoral suction toys are often sold as an equivalent to oral sex from a partner. I can sort of see the comparison, in that the pressure waves caress your clit in a way that is a little like a lover’s tongue. But ultimately, the Satisfyer Penguin doesn’t feel very much like cunnilingus to me. It’s a wonderful sensation and I love using it, but it’s a very different thing. I’m honestly not sure the sensation of oral sex is possible to entirely replicate with a toy. The sensation of the Satisfyer Penguin can be gentle or intense, depending on positioning and the setting you use. With vibrators, I often begin on the highest setting and stay there. With suction toys, I prefer to start with the gentle teasing, flickering sensations at the lower end and then slowly move up through the speeds.
VerdictThe Satisfyer Penguin is a genuinely excellent toy for its price point. It’s solidly made of body-safe materials and most importantly, it delivers reliable and satisfying orgasms every time. A winner that won’t break the bank!
The Satisfyer Penguin is super cute, non-threatening in appearance, and it's not pink (which always wins points from me.) The shape of its body is ergonomic and comfortable to hold, even for someone with small hands like me. Interestingly, the silicone of its nozzle is noticeably thinner than many other suction toys I've tried. This isn't really a pro or a con, just an observation. It's small in size and very light, making it comfortable to use and easy to take with you when you're travelling or off on a hot date.
Ease of Use
Suction-based sex toys do take some practice. The Satisfyer Penguin is one of the easier products to use when you get to grips with it, however. The buttons are well-placed and easy to press, and the toy easy to hold and manipulate. With 11 levels of intensity and simple +/- buttons, the controls are easy and intuitive. I've always found it very difficult to successfully use a suction toy with a partner. The placing is just too precise to easily get right on another person's body. Be prepared for a steep learning curve or keep this one for your solo play.
I have no complaints in the quality department. The Satisfyer Penguin is sturdy and well-made, and mine has happily lasted several years at this point. Satisfyer toys come with a 15 year manufacturer's warranty, so you know the company really stands behind the quality of its products.
Satisfyer first rose to prominence as a cheaper alternative to the much-lauded Womanizer toys. If you want to try a suction-based toy but aren't ready to drop $100 or more on a product, the Satisfyer Penguin is a great entry point that doesn't compromise on quality. The Satisfyer Penguin retails for $59.95.
This fun, playful toy gets things done. Its 11 impressive levels of power offer something for even the most power-hungry clitoris, and it delivers a wonderful slow-burn orgasm every single time I use it. Run-time wise, I get about 90 minutes of use out of a full charge. The Penguin sounds quite loud when you first switch it on, but the sound is considerably dampened once the nozzle is against your body. Useful if discretion is important to you!
The Satisfyer Penguin came packaged in a simple white box with an image of the toy on the outside, and some printed information and instructions. Inside, you will find the charging cable and an instruction booklet along with the toy. The packaging is simple but sufficient and is recyclable.
Materials and care
The Satisfyer Penguin is coated all over in body-safe, super soft silicone. This durable material is hygienic, non-porous, easy to clean, and will last many years with a little care. Since the Penguin is waterproof, you can clean it with gentle soap and warm water. The nozzle is also removable and can be boiled to ensure it is fully sterilized.
The Penguin’s special feature has to be its adorable design. I don’t know who decided to make it look like a penguin or why, but I’m glad it exists because it makes me smile every time I look at it. Many beginners feel anxious purchasing their first sex toys and I feel like this toy is made more accessible due to its sheer cuteness factor.
Specifications and features
|Clitoral suction||11 speeds modes|
|Diameter||Nozzle: 0.5" inches|
|Charging Time||2 hours minutes|
|Battery Life||90 minutes minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||No|
|Volume||Quiet once against the body fl. oz|
The Satisfyer Product is a well-designed toy that has earned its place on the nightstands and in the hearts of thousands of users. Whether you want to try clitoral suction for the first time or are looking for something a bit different, it's a worthy addition to your collection that I wholeheartedly endorse.
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Comparing Satisfyer Penguin with alternatives
|Overall score||4.4 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||3.1 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||4.0 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||2.0 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.9 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.8 / 5.0|
from 2701 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 196 users
|4.3 / 5.0|
from 243 users
|4.5 / 5.0|
from 426 users
|3.9 / 5.0|
from 16 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 7495 users
|Design||80 / 100||70 / 100||50 / 100||95 / 100||95 / 100||75 / 100|
|Ease of use||60 / 100||90 / 100||75 / 100||75 / 100||95 / 100||95 / 100|
|Quality||80 / 100||85 / 100||10 / 100||100 / 100||100 / 100||80 / 100|
|Sound||40 / 100||20 / 100||60 / 100||-||20 / 100||60 / 100|
|Power||60 / 100||80 / 100||20 / 100||-||80 / 100||60 / 100|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||somewhat rumbly||very buzzy||-||somewhat rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly|
|Clitoral suction||11 speeds modes||11 modes||4 modes||12 levels of power modes||11 modes modes||11 modes|
|Length||5" inches||5.7 inches||4.5 inches||6.5" inches||5.3 inches||6.5 inches|
|Diameter||Nozzle: 0.5" inches||-||(mouth) 0.5 inches||0.5" nozzle diameter inches||-||-|
|Rechargeable||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, USB cable included||USB||Yes|
|Charging Time||2 hours minutes||-||-||2 hours minutes||240 minutes||90 minutes|
|Battery Life||90 minutes minutes||60 minutes||30 minutes||Around 240 minutes minutes||60-120 minutes||30 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||No||-||-||Yes||No||No|
|Volume||Quiet once against the body fl. oz||-||-||-||-||-|
|Vibration modes||-||10||-||-||Endless in the Satisfyer App||-|
|Width||-||1.8 inches||-||-||1.8 inches||1.5 inches|
|Materials||-||Silicone, ABS plastic||Silicone, ABS plastic||Body-safe silicone||Silicone, ABS plastic||ABS plastic, Silicone|
How to use Satisfyer Penguin
I recommend getting familiar with the Satisfyer Penguin's controls before you try to use it. Get used to the buttons and how the different speeds sound and feel. Next, experiment with different ways of placing it against your clit to see what feels best. Some people like direct contact, while others find that using the toy over the hood or even against the side of the clit works best. There's no right or wrong way! Add a little water-based lube to the nozzle for maximum comfort and pleasure. After that, start at the lower speeds and gradually ramp up until you find the setting that works for you.
Instructions - Manual
The instruction manual for the Satisfyer Penguin can be found here: https://us.satisfyer.com/media/pdf/fe/d6/99/2019-12-06_SAT-Quickstart_Sicherheitshiweise_Penguin_WEB.pdf
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