Since you have to try everything once, I said “OK” when the EasyToys folks asked me to test Mystim’s Tickling Truman. It is my first experience in electro sex.
To be honest, I thought it was very “exciting”; the prospect of testing an e-stim (electrical stimulation) vibe. As a teenager I once hung on 220 Volt because of a broken light switch and I don’t want to experience that again … But electro sex is gaining in popularity, as I notice in my circle, and, curious as I am, I also wanted a piece of that action.
Electric sex in short
Electrossex, or electrostimulation or e-stim, is the stimulation of the body and / or your nice spots by means of low-frequency electric shocks. The sensation ranges from mild to painful, the latter being used in the world of BDSM. How e-stim feels is very personal; one describes it as stimuli or tingling, the other as jitters, throbbing, contractions or as really “shocking”.
What is Mystim’s Tickling Truman and what does it promise?
The Tickling Truman is unique because it combines vibrations with electrical stimulation. The two functions can be used separately or together. If you are not so fond of e-stim, then at least you have a nice vibrator. With most e-stim toys you often need a separate power station, if not with the Tickling Truman. It is all built into the device itself, so no messing around with cables and boxes. Mystim, a German company that specializes in e-stim toys, promises the user of the Tickling Truman that she (or he!) Will be stimulated to ecstasy. Aha …
The Tickling Truman Black Edition comes in a black box with the image of the product. Pretty ordinary. But in that box is a super deluxe (but really!) Matte black eco-leather case with embossed Mystim logo and even the zip pullers are provided with name and logo. What a gift! Most manufacturers of toys are often too poor to supply only one storage bag with their toy, Mystim has understood it and goes a step further. This is just great. In the case, between an elastic band, the Tickling Truman is flattered, together with a very extensive user manual (which is also necessary) and a magnetic USB charging cable, also provided with the Mystim logo. It is clear to me: Mystim has spared no expense for this. This makes the product look expensive, which is fine for this luxury doll, but let’s face it, you can’t buy the Tickling Truman for a few bucks, for that price it may also look a bit nice.
Tickling Truman in specs
Truman has a decent weight of almost 700 grams. There is no other way, because it has two vibration motors (one in the tip, one in the shaft) and of course the built-in power box for the e-stim function. It is made of nice soft and easy to clean black medical platinum silicone; the control panel is high gloss black plastic with metal trim. Truman can be used in the shower, for those who dare …
Truman is further 27 cm long (15 cm insertable) and has a diameter of between 3.5 and 4.3 cm. The seams running along the shaft have been photoshopped on the outer packaging. They are there, but they are not a nuisance. On the back of the toy it seems as if the silicone coating is giving way. That’s where the electrodes are, that’s how it should be. The control panel appears to be clearly arranged; it has six buttons: a select button vibrating with the minus and plus buttons below and the e-stim button with plus and minus buttons above it. Can’t go wrong, you might think …
A variety of programs
With the Tickling Truman you can use the vibration programs and the e-stim programs separately and / or simultaneously. Truman has eight vibration patterns, five e-stim settings and an additional pelvic floor muscle training program. Keeping that muscle in good condition can prevent involuntary loss of urine and improve orgasms.
And now… The test drive
The Truman comes fully charged from its case, very handy, you can get started right away, so hours of charging is not necessary. First about Truman’s vibe function, because it deserves a special mention, even a brace. Never before have I encountered a vibrator that is so quiet. Just whisper quiet, buzzing almost inaudibly like a baby bee, even at the “highest setting”. I was seriously wondering why other vibrators make so much noise. So it is possible: a silent vibrator. Other producers: step up your game! The vibrations themselves are not earth-shattering. They are nice. Period.
But then … I had to drag my clan to glory: electro sex! Because I found it all quite exciting, I first tested the e-stim function in my hand. At first I felt nothing, but already at position three I felt considerable stimuli in my fingertips and in my wrist. Those tingles didn’t go away immediately when I turned off the device. They remained tangible for a while and I didn’t like that. To be honest, I saw it less and less to use the Tickling Truman internally …
But you’re a toy tester or not, so just bite your teeth. It soon became apparent that I could tolerate more electrical stimulation internally than in my hand. The sensation is difficult to describe; little “taps” that feel like fine aches, they disappear just as quickly as they are there. It is strange that I could feel / hear the ticks in my head. I liked it for a while, until it was enough in one go. For my taste, I got a little too strong an injection and my mojo was gone in one fell swoop. Get out with that thing. Testing the training program, I seriously didn’t feel like it anymore.
Now I felt like a shit about this, because a lot of thought has really gone into Truman’s development. Did I miss something? Did I do something wrong? So I asked a friend who also has Truman in her possession about her experiences: She goes very well on the Truman and can also cum because of that difficult to describe sensation of e-stim. It is important to find the perfect setting for you (as with a vibrator) and then the Tickling Truman can really be a special addition to your toy collection.
She and I do have the same criticisms. With a bullet on 1: A remote control!! Why doesn’t Truman have a remote control? The control buttons on the toy itself may be arranged logically, but that’s really only useful if Truman is being operated by someone else with a good view of down there. With “a moment for yourself”, the risk that you press the wrong key, and thus receive a nasty surprise, is very present. The function keys do light up when you press them, but then you should be able to see those keys. So Mystim, you are already so luxurious, finish it and get a remote control. That can only add to the fun!
The instruction booklet clearly states that e-stim is not suitable for everyone. Certainly not for people with a pacemaker or heart disease. Not even for those who have metal implants and piercings are better removed before use. It should also have been stated that you should not use the Truman while under the influence of anything. Just use your mind.
For those who are making their first steps in the field of electro sex, the Tickling Truman from Mystim is a good choice. Well, it is not cheap, but you really get something nice and very compact for it. If e-stim is not for you, then you will at least be left with a very quiet good-looking vibe. For me personally, Truman does not become a “regular prick” in the bedroom, although I can imagine that this is the case with others if you enjoy those stimulus-itch-shock sensations.
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