Power Stud – California Exotics
If you search “Power Stud” on California Exotics’s website, you’ll be faced with 40 options. Divided primarily between “Bendie” and “Waterproof,” they’re further differentiated by categories like “Curvy,” “Rod,” “Ribbed, and “Clittorific.” Within those sub-genres you have your choice of two skintones, or black if you prefer your toys less realistic, pink if you prefer them more girly, and purple if you hate pink.
But wait! There’s more! Searching “Shower Stud” will introduce you to eight additional toys, different from the Power Studs in that they feature suction cup bases for that sweet, sweet shower mounting. Curiously, only two of the Shower Studs are waterproof.
My Stud is a Waterproof Power Stud of the “Rod” variety, skintone “brown.” I received this guy a while ago (Sorry, I got distracted) so I don’t remember if Cal Ex got my tastes wrong or I chose Rod in an attempt to challenge myself. “Curvy” or “G Vibe” would have been more my type. Nevertheless, he’s an attractive seven inch fella with enough faux veins for texture. Besides I’m certainly not anti un-curved toys. In fact, I’ve recently been spending a rather unfair amount of time with Alan.
I’m just going to trust Cal Exotics that Rod really is waterproof. They’re an upstanding and honest company (one of the largest toy manufacturers in the US) and I’d showered just before we got started. Our hangout was instead pretty standard–on the dry land of my bed, with a little help from my friend iRocket.
Rod feels like you’d feel like he feels. Operated by two AAs, he boasts three speeds. None of that pulsation mess, just low, medium, and high. Low is pretty powerful. Medium is quite powerful. High will kick your ass. Powering Rod on and off and vibration control are all made possible by a one convenient button at the base of the toy.
In addition to being waterproof and powerful, the back of Rod’s box asserts that he is “body safe: unscented and phthalate free.” “Body safe” is my favorite sex toy descriptor. It’s sort of like a can of peas wearing a label that shouts”edible!” I haven’t sold a scented sex toy since 2002 and no one uses phthalates anymore. But, it’s comforting none the less.
What Rod isn’t is silicone. Since Rod and Alan have so much in common in the looks department, I considered using this review to compare and contrast them, but just upon touching the two toys they’re already worlds apart. Alan is made of Tantus’s superior silicone and Rod feels plasticy. He’s firm in some spots, weirdly cushy in others, and flexible only when forced.
He wins out over Alan in two areas–his vibrations are more powerful (Alan’s removable bullet is really just an add-on perk) and he’s hella cheaper. My boy Rod weighs in at under $25!
So here’s why you should acquire Rod:
- He’s powerful
- He can kick it in the shower
- Five fun color choices
- Nice size
- Easy Push Button Control
- Won’t sting your vagina
- Super-reasonably priced
Get yours here!