When the sex toy industry comes up with something new – and I mean truly new – it’s hard to ignore it. You read the reviews. You can’t miss the hype. So many people loving on the latest delight, while others despise it for not working with their bodies. It’s easy to choose whether or not to take a punt when there’s just one model. All you need to do is find a blogger who has similar tastes to you and read their opinions.
But those who are arriving at the Womanizer party a bit late don’t have it that easy. Because, now, there are five models to choose from. The thing to ask yourself now is, which is right for me?
Well, I will answer that very question in this handy little Womanizer comparison guide!
If you have a clitoris, there’s a good chance you know what I’m talking about when I say that too much intense stimulation can either desensitize, or cause hypersensitivity. Some of us get so far with a powerful vibe and have to reduce, refocus, or even remove stimulation because it becomes too much. Others get frustrated, because their sensitivity is diminished and they just can’t reach the finish line because nothing is working for them.
Firstly, it’s not exactly vibration you’re getting from these products. Womanizer have employed what they call, ‘Revolutionary Pleasure Air Technologie®’. By way of pulsing bursts of air, the Womanizer creates a sensation that is part vibration, part suction, part pressure.
Depending on the size of the treatment head you select – either original or XL – the cone shaped silicone doesn’t make full contact with the actual glans clitoris. It surrounds it completely, the use of water-based lubricant creating a seal that doesn’t allow any air in or out. This is what creates the sense of suction, and it can be as mild or as intense (and trust me, it does get way intense!) as you want it to be.
While that suction is pulsing away at your clit, a vibration – which I think is a by-product and not there by design – penetrates deep into the surrounding tissue, thus stimulating the part of the clitoris you don’t see. It’s a horseshoe shape that runs beneath the labia and mons, so the more of it you can manage to stimulate, the more orgasmic potential you have.
All you need to do is place the head over your clit, find that spot (you’ll know yours when you feel it), and use the control buttons to find the perfect intensity for you. You don’t even have to jiggle it, just keep it still and, if it’s going to work for you, it will. Womanizer is a dream for lazy masturbators, and two years after my first ever Womanizer experience, I’m still very much in love with it.
This version of the Womanizer was the first. It is the only model to come in a hard storage case; all the others come with satin bags. Everything bar the silicone head is made from ABS plastic, and its super light. The chunky handle (2” x 1.5”) and overall 6.5” length makes it great for holding onto, but the straight design of the body can clash with large labia, thus potentially interfering with the seal around the clitoris.
The intensity range is limited, with just six to choose from. As they start at moderate and go up to intense, anyone who wants very mild stimulation might find that even the lowest is too much.
The back to start ON/OFF button is a favorite feature of mine, as I find I can ride out my orgasms for longer if I can quickly reduce (but not stop) stimulation. However, the function button only goes one way, so if you prefer to edge by increasing and decreasing your toys’ power, you need a different model. Same goes for water-babies; this model isn’t waterproof, so check out the others if that’s a deal breaker for you.
By far the prettiest incarnation of the Womanizer, the W500 Pro is a souped-up mini version of the range. I’ll be honest and tell you that, sensation wise, everything is the same. The sucking, pulsing, rumbles are still there.
But not only do you get a 4.75” x 2.75 x 3” palm-sized pebble, but you also get far superior designs. Replacing the plain ON/OFF, back to the start button of the W100 is a Swarovski Elements crystal, and instead of a one-way function button, it’s now a two-way. So, you can tailor your play to whatever suits you. If you go a click too far, click back.
And it’s not just the design that has improved. The Womanizer W500 Pro is more powerful. Yep, this one has twelve intensities, ranging from super gentle to super strong. So, those who want something to gently rock their clit to orgasm can rejoice. As can those who want something to smack their clit to orgasm. The W500 Pro might be smaller, but it’s aggressively powerful!
Finally, a Womanizer for those who like to play in the bath! Taking things back to similar proportions as the W100, the Pro40 measures up at 6.5” x 2” x 2.5”. It’s more streamlined, though, with tapered ends that are easy on the hands and labia. The top of this one feels much more in sync with the contours of the top of the labia and the area around the clit.
But, there’s always a sacrifice, and what you gain in being able to take it in the bath, you lose in power. This version only has ten intensities, and from what I can tell, it’s the top two that are gone. The super soft option is still there, though, so that’ll be a bonus for some. Something else that has stuck around is the plus & minus buttons, and the back to start feature.
Now, Womanizer made a bit of a song and dance about this model. Initially, it was marketed as a Womanizer for plus-sized bodies. But later on, they backtracked after receiving some static about the lack of plus-sized bodies in their advertising campaign. But, whether it was or wasn’t designed with the fuller body in mind, it works perfectly with large labia and big clits.
If that’s you (like it’s me), this Womanizer could be the one for you. It’s not discreet, though. From end to end, it measures 9”. At its widest, it’s 2.5”, and from the back of the unit to the opening of the treatment head, it’s a whopping 3.5”. That might seem huge, and it kinda is, but what it does brilliantly is nestle between thick labia. From there, the body bows out, and curves back in to skim the mons.
That eliminates the issue of breaking the seal around the clit that I’ve found in the W100 & Pro40. I heard a suggestion that the length might make it harder to put pressure where it’s needed, but it isn’t. It makes it easier to curl it toward the body without having to knuckle your own vulva. And it’s still as light as any other model, so keeping a grip shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
The buttons could be better placed, though. The ON/OFF is near the head, thus making back to start a bit tricky. I do like having the plus and minus buttons right at the tip of the handle, though. And it’s supposedly waterproof, though the build quality makes me question the accuracy of that.
One of the most recent Womanizer model is the 2Go. All the others have been based on the same in-ear thermometer style as the original, but the 2Go breaks the mould. It’s supposed to be a discreet travel model. Something you can throw in your suitcase or handbag so you have orgasms on tap, wherever you may be. For that purpose, it was modelled on a tube of lipstick. I can hear kitsch lovers everywhere screaming with delight.
I wouldn’t get too excited just yet, though. As cute as it is, the Womanizer 2Go isn’t discreet. I mean, how many 5” x 1.5” x 1.5” lipstick tubes with a lippy that has a 3.25” circumference have you seen? I’ve seen…umm, none.
No, it’s not at all what it’s marketed to be, and it isn’t as good as any of the other models, either. The square body and angle of the treatment head make it a very clumsy thing to use, for a start. If you have a clitoris with a side preference, you may see potential for direct pressure. I’m a righty, and I aimed for exactly that. I found it really awkward to figure out which way the point was facing, and my fingers ended up cramping because I was forever spinning it, looking for just the right spot.
If that’s not enough to give you pause, there’s been a lot of downsizing when it comes to functions. We’re in a one button does all situation with this one. Situated in the base, the single button gives you access to six intensities. Yep, you get exactly the same as you get with the W100. There’s no back to start function, no up and down buttons. It’s basic, but I guess if you’re travelling with it, that’s what you want.
The newest addition to the Womanizer family is the Starlet, and when they say it’s ‘mini’ they’re not joking around. It’s a palm sized version of the Pro40 measuring up at just 3.5” in total length and 1.5” in width. As with most of the models it follows the same in-ear thermometer design as the original. Colour options for the Starlet are Snow (white and silver), Fuchsia, and Purple. Each colour has a treatment head to match so immediately on opening the box you’re treated to something different.
But don’t let the Starlet’s petite, colourful body fool you. Even though some of the features have been pared down to better enable it to become so tiny, it still packs a punch. Gone is the multi-button control interface with just a single do-it-all button taking its place. That means there’s no way to backtrack if you accidentally up the intensity too soon, and it also means that there is no ‘tap back to start’ feature, either.
What you do get, though, are six intensities that lie somewhere in the middle of the larger models’ scale. A couple have been shaved off the lower end, making it start on a slightly stronger setting, and the top two speeds of the full-sized Womanizer have also been abandoned. Many people report that they don’t ever get a chance to reach those dizzying heights of stimulation because their climax happens so fast, so I can’t see folks lamenting their loss en masse.
As mentioned above, if you travel regularly and want a truly discreet Pleasure Air toy that you can stash in the corner of your suitcase, the Starlet is perfect. It’s also good for people who get crampy hands from holding larger toys, and also for those who like to play hands free. Just rub a little lube around the XL treatment head (which is the only head provided with the unit), pop it beneath your knickers and it’s so lightweight and comfy fitting the fabric should be enough to hold it in place. It works for me every time, and that leaves my hands free to do other things.