Review

Review – Pleasure Works First Mate Dildo

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Features:

  • Brand: Pleasure Works
  • Material: Silicone (dual density)
  • Insertable length: 7,25 in
  • Total length: 8 in (20,3cm)
  • Girth: 5 in (12,7cm)
  • Diameter: 1,6 in (4 cm)
  • Lubricant: Water-based
  • Harness compatible: Yes
  • Suction cup: No
  • Storage bag: No
  • Included vibrator: Yes
  • Price: 82,00$ USD

My review:

I’ve started looking for realistic dildos when I had the idea that such a dildo could help me appreciate having penetrative sex with my partner. I’ve previously reviewed the Vixen Mustang, which is known to be super realistic, with that in mind, and it didn’t work for me. When I received the Pleasure Works First Mate from Good Vibrations, I was very excited because I thought that I finally had found the right realistic dildo for my needs.

The packaging

The First Mate comes in a standard, pink and white box, displaying images and information about the dildo. It is sealed with a sticker, which I always highly appreciate because it is a guarantee that the box hasn’t been opened. Inside of the box, the dildo is packaged into a clear plastic bag.

The toy

The main reason why I was excited about the First Mate is because of how similar it is to my boyfriend’s penis. It has pretty much the same shape, same size, and same texture when he is hard. What better way to recreate sex with him than using this dildo?

Pleasure Works First MateFirst of all, let’s talk about the First Mate’s texture. It’s made of two different densities of silicone, meaning it has a firm core and soft exterior. The glands is totally soft and squishy, while the shaft is pretty rigid. It is way firmer than the Mustang, and the shaft is also not as bouncy. Actually, I think that it feels more realistic in hands than the Mustang; it feels just like holding a hard, erect penis in my hand.

The squishiest is super sticky to the touch. It also has kind of a shiny-matte finish, as you can see in the pictures. When I got it out of its packaging to wash it for the first time, I notices a weird white powdery residue, that was probably contributing to this weird finish. The residue would stick to the toy and wouldn’t wash off, but it finally came off when I washed the toy after using it for the first time (with water-based lube).Pleasure Works First Mate black

The base of the toy is made of the same density silicone as the inner core, which is a good thing. However, the line in between the two is clearly visible around the base.

Secondly, the overall shape of the First Mate is very similar to my partner’s penis. The head is pretty much the same girth as the shaft, and both are a bit wide, as opposed to a perfectly cylindrical shape. The First Mate also has many details making it look more realistic, like a urethra, some veins, and the glans shape. The toy is also straight, which is more similar to a real penis than a curved one. The First Mate also comes in three different skin shades, for those who would want it to be even more realistic.

Finally, I find the First Mate to be of a decent size. It sure is bigger than the average penis. It’s pretty long, and not overly large, but the shape and dragginess of its shaft make it feel girthier.

In use

Pleasure Works First Mate blackThe features that I thought would make me like the First Mate better than the Mustang ended up being what I dislike about it.

While feeling realistic in hand, its firmness kind of feels like a single density dildo in use. I cannot feel the squishiness of the silicone inside of my vagina, and I’d even say that it feels rigid. The girth also contributes to making it feel firmer.

In addition to that, the silicone just feels as draggy in use as it does in hands. Using lube helps reducing it a bit, but if I am not well prepared and properly turned on, it still feels pretty uncomfortable. I rarely bother to warm up before getting a toy inserted, so I find it annoying that I have to, prior to using the First mate, if I want to enjoy the experience.

I was expecting to enjoy the First Mate more than the Mustang as the pronounced curve and head were aspects that I disliked about the Mustang, but to my biggest disappointment, the straightness and smaller head of the First Mate aren’t stimulating enough for my taste.  I do not enjoy PIV sex as I find it does not provide enough stimulation for me, and I find that if the First Mate’s silicone was a bit softer, it would feel exactly like it. The shaft’s shape and the regular head sure feel more realistic than the Mustang’s, but can being too realistic be a bad thing? For me, it is.

Pleasure Works First Mate blackJust like a real penis, the veins on the shaft can’t be felt when the dildo is inserted. They serve for a realistic looking purpose rather than a stimulating one. I find that the most stimulating way of using the First Mate is to get the glans ring in and out of my vagina to stimulate its entry. I find that giving the dildo an angle to stimulate my G spot is not really effective because the remaining length of the dildo is too bendy. Even when I am not trying to angle it, this part of the shaft just keeps bending. It can be a bit incommoding but it does not make the toy any difficult to handle. The Dildo also has enough length for deep penetration. When using it, I can insert it all the way in, with 1,5-2in of the shaft left unused. I do enjoy deep stimulation with certain types of dildos, but the first mate doesn’t give me this satisfying sensation that I’m into.

Nevertheless, I can enjoy the First Mate and orgasm using it combined with clitoral stimulation, but the dildo itself is not stimulating enough for me to be able to climax from it alone.

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Conclusion

I was very disappointed by the First Mate. I was expecting it to be the realistic dildo that would win my heart, but instead it just felt as boring as PIV feels for me. Maybe the Pleasure Works Maven would have been a better option; it’s a shame that it’s not available in non realistic colour like the First Mate is.

Don’t get me wrong, the First Mate is an excellent product, and a great option if you’re looking for a straight, long & girthy, non-textured dual density realistic dildo, but it simply did not work for me.

Where to get it

You can buy the Pleasure Works First Mate at Good Vibrations.

The First Mate was sent to me by Good Vibrations in exchange for an honest review.