Regular readers of my reviews know that I love innovation. So when I heard that the WOW-Tech group (the company behind the Womanizer, We-Vibe and Pjur lube) was launching penis toys, I was only too eager to test them.
What is the Arcwave Voy?
With Arcwave’s first product – the Arcwave Ion – the WOW-Tech group introduced ‘pleasure air technology’ for men. They advertised that it allowed men to experience a female orgasm. And they hastened to add that orgasms are gender-neutral.
For a moment, I hoped that their second product – the Arcwave Voy – also used this air pressure technology. But alas. The Arcwave Voy does not have a motor. It is a masturbation ‘sleeve’; in other words, a sleeve that you move up and down over the penis to massage it.
But in doing so, I am selling the Arcwave Voy short. Because secretly, this masturbator is indeed innovative in parts. For instance, the diameter can be made tighter in eight steps, allowing you to make it as tight as you like. And the sleeve is made of silicone, which is quite an advantage over its competitors whose sleeves are mostly made of TPE. It’s going too far to give a treatise on the different materials here, but where TPE is a porous material, silicone is not. Ergo: the Arcwave Voy is made of body-safe material!
Specifications of the Arcwave Voy
Material: Silicone (sleeve) and ABS (holder)
Waterproof: Yes, fully
Maximum diameter: 3.5cm
Tightness Adjustment System: diameter can be reduced in 8 steps
Other: Pjur water-based lubricant included (for first-time use)
As you would expect from a premium brand, the Arwave Voy comes in a sturdy box with a luxurious look. The box hinges like a book. On the inside of the box is a kind of quick start guide that shows you what to do in three steps.
Inside the box, of course, is the Arcwave Voy itself, an envelope with instructions for use and a small bottle of my favourite brand of lubricant: Pjur.
The Voy itself looks a bit like the lens of a camera. There is a cap on either side, which you simply remove by turning them a quarter of a turn. All in all, it’s a very discreet design.
The entrances on both sides of the Voy differ from each other. On one side, the entrance is slightly larger than on the other side. It makes sense to penetrate the Voy from the slightly larger opening, as the penis is simply thicker at the base than at the head of the penis. But nothing stops you from using it ‘upside down’.
The test drive
After the initial disappointment that this product has no air pressure technology, but is ‘just’ a masturbator, I was curious to see if the Arcwave Voy could leave the competition behind. In terms of the material used, it certainly does. If only because silicone is body-safe. The silicone of the sleeve is firm yet also flexible. However, it does feel a bit sticky and attracts a lot of dust (so rinse before use). And – TIP – if you do rinse it: use hot water, because then the silicone immediately feels nice and warm when you use it!
Further more, the Voy has what they themselves call a ‘Tightness Adjustment System’. By turning the hard ring that surrounds the sleeve, you make the ring tighter. This is not necessarily very revolutionary, as other brands also have similar functionality.
I was very happy with the included bottle of water-based Pjur lubricant. I am a big fan of Pjur anyway and this lubricant feels great. I didn’t need the whole bottle for the first time. Besides, after applying lube, the sleeve immediately feels less sticky.
Masturbating with the Voy feels smooth and tight. By turning the ring, you really make the Voy much tighter. So tight, in fact, that it was no longer comfortable for me. The first two or three positions were fine, but after that it became a bit too tight for me. I guess the advantage is then mainly that even men who don’t necessarily have a very thick penis can still enjoy this masturbator?
On the inside of the sleeve are ribs that provide a pleasant extra sensation.
The Voy is easy to handle and the sleeve is not very long either. When I push it all the way down, my glans comes out well above it. That also makes this toy very suitable to use with a partner, by the way. Your partner can use the mouth to stimulate the head of the penis while your partner moves the Voy up and down or makes rotating movements.
Moving up and down does make quite a few squishing noises, by the way. Also bear in mind that – because the Voy is open on both sides – you should have a cloth handy to catch your semen.
Somehow it took quite a long time for me to orgasm at first use, but on the other hand it was nice to delay it like this.
Cleaning the Arcwave Voy is well thought out, though. You can simply rinse the sleeve under the tap, but if you really want to do it thoroughly, you can also easily remove the sleeve from the holder.
Then you can put the sleeve back in the holder and put the caps back on. Air holes in the caps ensure that the sleeve dries properly. See, that’s nice! Also, you don’t need to apply powder to dry it, which is necessary for some TPE sleeves to last longer.
The Arcwave Voy is a very pleasant masturbator. It is a hefty investment, but in return, the silicone sleeve is likely to last much longer than an average competitor’s TPE sleeve.
The PROS of the Arcwave Voy:
- Body-safe silicone
- Beautifully discreet design
- Grip is adjustable in 8 steps, making it suitable for virtually all penises
- Easy to clean and disinfect
- Water-based lubricant included
- No storage pouch needed thanks to handy caps
- 2 year warranty
- Silicone attracts dust and feels sticky
- Sopping sounds
- High price
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