I sat staring at my brand new Stronic Drei. As it lay charging, a quiet terror overtook me. What have I done? I thought, stricken with fear. What if the Eins really was better? What if this locked behind my pubic bone with grizzly bear force? What if…I made a major mistake? I was nervous for a reason, the Drei has an iffy rap in the sex-blogger/reviewer world. Some insist its the worst of the bunch, others assured me its the best. One hot afternoon, to reward myself for nailing my Master’s defense, I weighed my options. I just couldn’t bring myself to care about the Eins. Maybe its motion is more clearly discernable, but its lack of texture and curve makes me feel so blah about it that I couldn’t bring myself to scoop it up, I had to go with the Drei. Then, of course, came the slow and sinking terror: What if I hated this thing? This thing I paid for (even though I paid less than most do).
So, what is it though? What is it supposed to do?
The Stronic line from Fun Factory is known for its innovative “thrusting.” It doesn’t vibrate, it moves back and forth powered by magnets and science, which makes it unsafe for folks who have pacemakers. The easiest way to describe what the Drei does is thrusting but really it scoots. It scoots around in my vagina and will eventually scoot itself out if I don’t gently hold it with two fingers. It has 10 thrusting patterns, some of which are constant and steady and other “dynamic” setting which change speed and intensity. The motion of the Drei is severely limited when held. Holding it firmly, the way I do just about anything else, obstructs the movement. The Stronic line requires a bit of adjustment.The scooting of this “thruster” does not feel like penetrative sex, at all. It is not a deep, pummeling—it is not a portable fucking machine. In all honesty, it doesn’t feel like anything I’ve ever experienced before and in my case this is a very good thing. The Drei, which is the third in the Stronic line, is heavly textured and a little more than what I would consider average girth. I use very little of the Drei’s 6 1/2 inches, preferring to get the point precisely on my G-Spot. Fun Factory silicone is plush and very, very matte (not silky but almost rough to the touch) so it needs lots and lots of water-based lube (I recommend one of thick gel consistancy like Sliquid Sassy or Please Gel). The Drei is rechargeable and holds a charge for a crazy long time, I’ve had mine for over a month and haven’t recharged it once. This particular Stronic has a flared base, and is safe to put in your butt. It’s just way too big and textured to get into mine.
How’s it feel though?
I was wowed by the Stronic Drei. In my notes from day one, I wrote: “First time with the Stronic went surprising well. Like, really well, question-my-vagina well.” The G-Spot stimulation of the point, the texture, and the motion won me over. Immediately. Part of this, I expect, is how lazy I get to be. I just lay there with a small vibe on my clit, not even clenching my PC muscles, letting it scoot my G-Spot into orgasmic oblivion.I press the Drei downward towards my butt gently with my index and middle finger. This helps it stay in place and find my G-Spot which it does, masterfully. When I got my Stronic I knew what to expect from other bloggers. I practiced relaxing my vagina as best I could. It paid off. I find the scooting of the Stronic incredibly pleasureful, particularly on its constant modes. These modes provide steady motion, while the “dynamic” modes ebb and flow, gain and lose intensity. Pushing the “+” button engages these modes, and I find it’s interface easy to use and simple. The first setting is great for starting out, and adjusting to the Drei’s motion. Then I increase to a moderately enthusiastic jiggle and than to the big guns—-pushing the “+” button until the jiggle builds into a steady thumping pulse.
To really feel the motion, you must must must relax. I feel the Drei’s motion most intensely right before I orgasm as my muscles relax before contracting. This completely sends me over the edge. Although I think the Stronic Drei feels good the whole time, as the motion becomes more and more palpable it ups the anty to awesome levels before I come.
The Drei speaks my G-Spot’s language, its rounded point strokes it into pure ecstasy. I feel it in the soles of my feet, in my hands, and face. It’s the kind of star inducing stimulation I’ve felt very few times using a toy. But what wows me even more is it’s consistency. It doesn’t just happen here or there, every time I use the Drei I can count on a hard and breathy G-Spot orgasm, which sets it apart for me. Seriously, my profound love for it has me questioning my vag, making it feel like that kid in junior high who adamantly insists that something lame is actually really really cool. Like way cool guys.
But is this the toy for me?
The hardest part of writing this review was trying to figure out what differentiates my mind-blowing pleasure from the Stronic Drei and others’ displeasure of it. What makes this the perfect toy for me, and clearly not for others? I’m still not sure, but I do have some guesses. I do not like internal vibration. I only use a vibrator internally for the sake of reviewing. Give me a dildo and some clitoral vibe any day. I like the Drei because it’s a toy that offers something different for me to enjoy internally. I usually rock and tilted thrust with a dildo and the Drei reminds me of that, only I’m not really doing anything and it feels somehow more intense. It’s somewhat weighty and makes the motion on my G-Spot feels fuller.
If you want a toy to fuck the shit out of you, this is not the right toy. You’ll need a fucking machine, my dear.
If you have a very fussy pubic bone, this is not the toy for you. I trust Epiphora’s observation about the “locking” this toy can do. I’m pretty sure if you’ve struggled with you pubic bone gettin’ in the way, this toy can easily get trapped behind it.
If you enjoy papbable, pointy G-Spot stimulation coupled with some motion, like a rocking or shallow thrusting, than I’d say the Drei might work for you.
But as with any other toy, you know yourself better than I do. The Drei resonated, I took a chance, and got the best toy I’ve tried so far. This is never guaranteed. I’m not going to tell you to run out and get it: this toy is hella expensive at $200 and doesn’t even come with a storage bag (which is just insulting). In the end, I love my Stronic Drei and am over the moon with the unique sensation it delivers. Although it’s less of a staple than a major luxury, the Drei has won the affections of my cunt.
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