Review: First Mate

Aye aye, what’s that?  Not a Captain but the First Mate!  Sorry, I had to, but today I’m reviewing the First Mate from Good Vibrations.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie
  • Materials:  Silicone
  • Size:  7.5″ in length, 7″ insert-able, 1.5″ – 1.75″ in diameter
  • Price:  $46.00
  • Pros:  Quality silicone; Easy to clean; Doesn’t attract a lot of lint; Two size options (Captain and First Mate); Rather realistic looking; Sort of functions as a suction cup base
  • Cons:  Packaging is a little large and not discreet; Too long for me; Not the most realistic feeling
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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The package

The First Mate comes in a large clear plastic clam shell style package.  You can clearly see the toy displayed across a fairly attractive background.  It does say silicone dildo, but since you can see it and it is a realistic product, it’s fairly obvious what it is.  The back of the package lists features and has the same legend symbols as Good Vibes uses on their site.  It also says that it is designed by experienced sex educators.

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The First Mate

So there are two nearly identical realistic dildos that Good Vibrations sells.  The First Mate, which I have is 7.5″ in length with about 7″ being insert-able.  The diameter tapers from 1.75″ around the base to about 1.5″ at the tip.  The Captain on the other hand is similar in length but nearly 2″ in diameter.    I requested the First Mate because I prefer smaller diameter dildos, so if you prefer a lot of girth, go with the Captain.  It’s also a fairly long dildo and while up to 7″ can be inserted, I rarely use more than the first 5″ or so.  Those of you that love deep and girthy penetration will probably find this to be a terrific addition to your collection.

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The coronal ridge

Everything else about the Captain and First Mate, from what I’ve read and seen, is the same.  Both are made from 100% high quality silicone which is easy to clean and doesn’t collect a lot of lint.  You can use soap and water, toy cleaner, bleach, or boiling.  The girth and slight matte finish on both dildos will require you to use some lube, so be sure to stay away from silicone lubes with them.  They both also have a similar realistic shape and come in realistic colors (black, carmel, coffee, and vanilla).  There are textured veins all over the surface, as well as the larger pronounced vein on the underside.  It also has a fairly large coronal ridge.  I’ve seem some people say that the coronal ridge seems very unrealistic, but from the penises (peni?) I’ve experienced it seems normal.  It does have a fairly realistic look to it, though the feeling isn’t quite realistic.  To me it feels like a silicone dildo, but it’s very hard to mimic the texture of human skin and soft tissue.  I don’t like it less because of this.  The texture of the silicone is firm with some give to and it does flex fairly easily.  I didn’t find it to be overly difficult to insert, besides the girth, especially with a bit of lube.

I do really enjoy the First Mate.  It’s one of the larger dildos I have, so it’s nice when I want something with that extra bit of girth.  I also like that it has a base and is harness compatible.  I received the “vanilla” color, which more closely matches my skin color than something that is bright pink or metallic purple.  I’d like this for using with a harness if I wanted a more realistic look.  Another kind of odd feature, is the bottom of the base is slick and collects a lot of statics so it will easily “stick” to most flat level surfaces.  That’s not to say that it would stick or suction to a wall, but if you set it on the edge of the tube it will hold pretty well.  Aside from that, it’s base makes it safe for advanced anal play.

Overall, I think the First Mate is a pretty great dildo.  It is a bit too long for me, but I don’t have to use all of the length.  It also has a nice thickness.  Depending on how thick you prefer your toys you can choose between the First Mate and the Captain.  You have several realistic colors to choose from.

*This review was sponsored by Good Vibrations, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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