The SHEQU Thruster — also known as the “G Spot Dildo Vibrator Sex Toy, SHEQU Thrusting Sex Massager with 10 Vibration Mode Silicone Clitoris Vaginal Rechargeable Stimulator Vibe Masturbator Adult Toy for Women” — has some pretty high expectations for its own performance. Sadly, this is a toy that’s more style than substance, succeeding for me only as a vibrator and not as a thrusting toy at all. Here’s the full SHEQU Thruster review.
Companies contact me through many channels for sex toy reviews, enough that I’m having to change my review policies (stay tuned). I agreed to review for Sammors when they contacted me about a thrusting vibrator. The SHEQU thruster, as I’m calling it, looked interesting: perhaps a budget alternative to one of the Fun Factory pulsators. I agreed to give it a try and see how it stacked up to the costly alternatives.
Out of the Box
The SHEQU thruster comes in a sleek black box that is surprisingly difficult to open, but nice-looking.
Once you get the toy out of its bag, it’s a pink silicone vibrator, shaped somewhat like a penis, with a pronounced head for g-spot stimulation and some ridges along the shaft. The base of the shaft is an accordion-like section to allow thrusting.
The toy is decently girthy, about two thumbs wide.
The handle is plastic, and there are three buttons: one to control thrusting speed, a middle button to turn the power on and off, and one to cycle through vibration intensity and pattern.
The very bottom of the toy has a port hole, which is where you plug in for charging, and also what you open to allow air intake for the thrusting mechanics.
Now, I need you to remember this port hole and plug, because it’s going to become important later in this review.
Into My Box
The SHEQU thruster is designed to use air pressure for its thrusting motion. It has accompanying vibration as well. The idea is that you unplug the port hole in the base and keep it unplugged so it can draw in air. Then, the device uses that air pressure to expand and contract the accordion, pushing the toy in and out of a vagina.
This seems like a pretty good plan.
Alas, when I started to use the toy, I realized two very important details that hinder this.
- The plug design itself.
First, resistance. The device is girthy. Vaginas generally have some natural snugness. When the “thrusting” started, I realized thrusting is just an expanding of the toy. Instead of the shaft thrusting in, the path of least resistance was for the handle to thrust out. This meant I had a pistoning handle pushing itself away from my vagina, instead of a shaft pushing its way in. The part inside my vagina was pretty stationary, with the handle bobbing all over the place. Hilarious and not particularly sexy.
Of course, I tried gripping the handle steady, but I couldn’t do it. It was nearly impossible to hold the handle still with enough force to overcome the natural resistance of my vagina.
This brings me to problem 2. In order for the thruster to operate, that port hole must remain open. But the plug just kept wanting to plug itself back up. There was no way to rotate the plug arm out of the way, so it just rested slightly over the port hole all the time, and every time I pushed it away, it flopped back into place. If I put my hand (or a wall, or something solid) against the base of the toy to make it thrust, I was blocking the hole, and then the device started making some decidedly Eldritch horror noises. Even just holding the handle, the plug kept trying to work its way back in again.
This isn’t to say that the toy was a complete flop. It actually contains a decent vibrator: somewhat buzzy, but moderately rumbly, with enough power to transmit vibrations through my bits. Once I gave up on the thruster, and instead focused on the vibrator and additional clit stimulation, I was able to get off without much trouble.
Cheers and Caveats
Cheers for body-safe silicone and a moderate price point. At $37, this device won’t break the bank, and it is certainly a lot cheaper than Fun Factory pulsators.
The big difference, of course, is that Fun Factory pulsators actually thrust, and this toy… doesn’t.
Cheers for a solid vibrator. The vibrations were pretty pleasant and moderately strong in this toy.
Cheers for girth and shape. Although it’s penisy, the shape has good width and pleasant texture for g-spot stimulation.
Both cheers and caveat for waterproofing. The device is waterproof, BUT only if you leave the port hole closed, and you can’t use the thruster with the port hole closed. So it’s waterproof as a vibrator, but not a thruster.
Caveat: The thruster on this beast is NOISY. It sounds like someone using an old-fashioned bellows on a fire, and this is not a sexy sound. I had to stop myself from laughing out loud the first time I heard it. Mood killer.
Caveat for some serious design flaws. The air-powered thrusting is a good idea, but it has to function. It needs enough strength to overcome the vagina’s natural resistance. Combining that with the port hole that keeps wanting to plug itself up makes me not likely to use this one again.
The quality of this toy make me think that the company itself can probably put out some pretty good vibrators, so I wouldn’t write them off altogether. This toy might be a good thruster for someone who can figure out how to hold it stationary. Otherwise, it’s a good vibrator, but good vibrators are everywhere nowadays. If you want to give this toy a whirl for yourself, the SHEQU Thruster is available at Amazon.
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