It’s no secret that I’m extremely fond of clitoral suction vibrators, so when I spotted pictures of the soon-to-be released Satisfyer Pro Penguin Next Generation back in June, I posted on Instagram about how adorable it was. A couple of months later and one was on the way for me to review – courtesy of the lovely folks over at Peepshow Toys. When I got it in my hands it was everything I’d imagined it to be and more. I’m simply obsessed with its adorable on-point aesthetic and the addition of the hot pink bow-tie around the Penguins neck. It is everything the original should have been. It now has a colour scheme that accurately resembles the animal it’s named after and bares strong resemble to Pingu, a tv character that I adored throughout my childhood.
The packaging for this product was as expected, simplistic and classic. This hasn’t changed from the original models apart from the small mention of the awards the Next Generation Penguin won for its design. It still shows a product shot on the front and back along with a few key features printed on the sides. Inside the box, the vibrator rests within some plastic casing alongside the charging cable and user manual. It still does not come with any storage. I’m holding out hope for future generations to include a small satin pouch.
Satisfyer’s Pro Penguin is one of three rechargeable models and charges via a USB and magnetic clip system. Attach the clips to the magnets on the base and plug the USB into an available port. I noticed that this cable disconnected the charge easily unless it was placed on a completely flat surface. This was odd as all of the other cables for my rechargeable models seemed to be more sturdy than this one. The manual suggests that it could take up to eight hours for a first charge but it definitely didn’t take that long. It was ready to go in just under three hours and charges in just one and a half now. The lights on the control panel flash whilst charging and go steady once complete. You can get around ninety minutes of use per charge depending on the intensity used.
It is made from high-grade, silky smooth silicone and hard plastic. Both of these materials are completely body-safe, latex and phthalate free, hypoallergenic and odourless. Satisfyer recommend applying a coating of water-based lubricant around the rim of the nozzle for comfort during use. I would agree with this as comfort is a key factor when masturbating and the more relaxed I am, the better my experience tends to be. After use, rinse the fully waterproof device with warm soapy water then leave to air dry. You can remove the nozzle for deeper cleaning if you wish too. I’d recommend this as there are currently no replacement heads available for the Penguin.
Outside of the obvious appearance change, there’s another distinctive difference between the Penguin and the next Generation Penguin. The control panel. It still has two buttons but this time around they do different things. Press the four wave (bottom) button down for a couple of seconds to turn on. It will start on the lowest intensity. You can then tap this button up to eleven times to scroll through the rest of the intensity options or press and hold to turn off again. The two wave (top) button will take you back down through the intensities. I know a few people who mentioned that they’d like the option to go back a setting so I’m really pleased that Satisfyer took this on board and removed my previous frustrations.
In my opinion, people who like direct clitoral contact are best suited to a product like this. It’s not the type of toy that can work for everyone. For example, people who find constant pressure/attention towards their clitoris overwhelming, numbing or uncomfortable would not be well-suited to the Satisfyer.
This also wouldn’t be the best option for someone who likes to be very active and involved in a masturbation session as once the Penguin is in place comfortably it doesn’t need to be moved again until you’ve finished. I have tried moving it but finds this just reduces the sensation and breaks the suction which makes orgasms next to impossible.
To find your comfortable placement, lay back and part your labia slightly to reveal the clitoris. Place the nozzle over the area at whatever angle feels best then let the toy do the rest. It’s absolutely wonderful for lazy masturbators, people in a rush or those who just want something quick and reliable. I personally love it although this wasn’t surprising. Clitoral suction vibrators have proved over and over again to be successful for me and this one wasn’t going to be excluded. I can be presented with an orgasm from setting seven and above or even five and six on days where I’m more sensitive. The lower settings are ideal for teasing, warming-up or cooling down before round two.
If you’re a person who prefers broad stimulation to the angled tip of a bullet vibrator then you might find the Penguin too precise and intense for you, even on the lower settings. I’d also advise caution for clit-owners who are particularly sensitive. It may be better to start out with one of the slightly less intense battery operated versions of the Satisfyer and see whether the stimulation works for you before investing in one of the stronger, pricier models. I think the Next Generation Penguin is actually now the most intense model because of its different nozzle shape. The smaller, boxier nozzle seems to refine the sensations more than the regular oval-shaped heads.
Noise is one of the first things people ask me regarding these toys so I’ll stick with the phrase I’ve used in every response. None of these suction stimulators can be completely quiet due to the mechanisms involved. Having said that, I do think this version is quieter than some of the other models. You will still want to play some background music if discretion is a necessity to you for whatever reason but it’s not the loudest suction device I’ve tried.
Overall, I usually prefer longer handled vibrators for this type of stimulation but in this case I can look past the shorter body and petite dimensions. It’s so comfortable to hold which I think makes all the difference. I will say that this may make use more difficult for people who have mobility/reach issues and in those situations I’d recommend the new Satisfyer Pro 2 instead. Complaints wise, I don’t have any to make on this occasion. I feel that all of my previous constructive criticisms have been addressed with this upgrade (minus the lack of storage bag). It now has better on-brand aesthetics, a convenient and easier to use control panel and a quieter motor. I’m looking forward to seeing what is next for this brand and whether they will continue to improve their products to leave their customers fully satisfied.
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