Jimmyjane Hello Touch X Review
By Carnal Queen.
I think most of us can relate to having had shocking sex at some point in our lives, but there’s shockingly bad sex, and shockingly good sex – I’m definitely a fan of the later, I can tell you!
Putting the Jimmyjane Hello Electro Touch X through its paces has been awesome, and if you carry on reading, I’ll be happy to tell you why I really do like this little box of tricks 🙂
There’s quite a bit to talk about, so I’ll break it down in to sections.
Packaging, charging and first impressions;
It arrives nicely boxed in very simple, understated and unisex packaging. I knew what to expect here, as this isn’t my first Jimmyjane product, in fact, my first ‘luxury’ sex toy was made by Jimmyjane! There’s nothing cheap about it, but equally, there’s not much to shout about either. Inside is your unit, wristband, charging cable, and two sets of pads, vibration and electro-stimulation.There’s some very basic written details, and a diagram sheet, that if you buy lots from IKEA, you’ll feel right at home with! Personally, I’d of liked a little more info, especially if this is going to be someone’s first venture into electro-stimulation, but to be honest, it’s fairly straightforward, I mean, even I can figure it out. Just don’t try and charge it from the wrong end as I did, (muppet alert!) I didn’t realise that there is an end cap that covers the charging port, so I plugged the charging cable into the port for the electrodes initially … That’ll teach me to read instructions properly (no you’re right, it probably won’t). After a couple of hours on charge, we were good to go, so I popped the unit into the wristband and plugged the vibration pads in ready for round one …
Ok, so once on, the pads, attached by silicone bands, do feel quite snug and the tips of your fingers might change colour slightly. In no way did we find them uncomfortable, and my OH has much chunkier fingers than I do. They need to fit snuggly, because you’re going to be stimulating skin with them, any looser and they’d slip around and move. As they are, they do the job nicely and caused us no discomfort whatsoever. The vibration pads are the silicone ones, and once plugged in, will allow you to pass vibrations through whichever body part you choose to stimulate. For me, they’re not faultless. Firstly, they only have one mode of constant vibration, you can’t adjust this at all – I think that Jimmyjane have definitely missed an opportunity to make improvements here, we want options don’t we! Sadly, they’re also a little on the buzzy side for me. They’re not super super buzzy, but they don’t have that lovely depth of a rumbly vibration that I love and want. Would I grab these for a solo masturbation session? No, it’s likely that I wouldn’t, but that said, I did really enjoy using them as part of foreplay. They feel soooo much better when my OH is using them on me than when I use them on myself, and I genuinely think we will use them quite regularly in our sessions. You get about 35-40 minutes of play with these on one charge, which is pretty naff in my opinion!
The exciting pads! These ones have metal studs on them, so you can’t get them confused. You need to use water based lube on the metal studs and your skin – trust me, you don’t want to try it without using lube! I did, and at first I thought they weren’t working as I felt absolutely nothing, then there was this horrible sharp searing pain, like my flesh was being ripped apart, not pleasant at all! The lube stops this from happening, as it conducts the electricity properly and you feel the electro-stimulation as it should be felt – tingly, sexy, intense bliss! These pads have six different pulsation modes (a variety of pulse lengths, a cycle through mode, a random mode & constant pulse) with ten levels of intensity, so I think there’ll be something for everybody. Each time you select a new mode, it reverts back to the lowest level of intensity, so you’re always in control, the unit will switch of after 12 minutes of constant use for safety (which is a tad annoying to be honest), and you get over 2 hours play with these pads, which is remarkably different to the vibration pads! Both of the metal studs need to be touching skin for the pulses to be felt, so you’ll need to make sure both fingers are making contact with the skin. I have to say, it feels fucking amazing in use! You can start off with just a gentle tingle caressing your skin, a little like static electricity, and move up to levels which, if I’m totally honest, I can’t always handle. It might be small, but it’s perfectly capable of delivering some powerful shocks on your skin! It’s quite amusing to test on the lower arms and watch the fingers contract and relax as the electric pulses stimulate the muscles … I’ll perhaps grow up one day!
We’ve tested this out lots, all over the body as well as internally, to find out what works best for us. I enjoy trying the different modes, and I’ve found that I prefer different ones on different days and in different places – I’ve certainly not got bored! I usually find a setting I like on a toy and stick to it, so it’s nice to be constantly changing things up with this. Externally around my vulva & nipples, I really only like mild sensations, but that’s totally personal to me, and if that ever changes I have plenty of scope to move up with intensity levels. This is also true for internal stimulation, tingly and prickly is what I like, but elsewhere on the body, my back, neck, thighs etc, I can take much more and enjoy it immensely. I felt quite clumsy at first whilst using it on my OH, and like me, he only likes mild sensations around his sensitive area’s, but he does enjoy it, and I found it easier to use once I became comfortable with using the unit and pads. Everyone will find a technique that works for them, for us, the pads worked better when the studs were on the fronts of our fingers, it didn’t seem to work too well for us when we tried to use them so they were on top of our fingers, covering our nails. We played around with the amount of lube used too, and I prefer to make sure that there is a generous skin covering – this makes the pulses flow uninterruptedly, using less can sometimes mean that it becomes a little jumpy, producing a more shock-like sensation which isn’t as nice. You might like that though! It also means I now have a use for the bucket loads of water based lube that I have – bonus!
For me, I find this to be a totally different experience than using the Neon wand. The wand never really touches the skin, you’re aiming to create that beautiful arc of electricity after all. You’re also holding a wand between yourself and your partner, which adds distance. The Hello Touch is direct contact, I can feel the warmth of my partners hands as he manipulates the pads over my bare skin. He can reach places the Neon Wand can’t and I love that because the unit is so small and unassuming, it feels so much more intimate because of it. It can be so freakin sexy! The wrist band is comfortable and easy to wear, and you don’t feel like you’re wielding some bulky equipment whilst you’re using it. I love to experience this at a pain level which is just under what I can actually handle, it’s almost like edging, I love to feel that craving of wanting more, it’s exhilarating!
Honestly, I really do like this bit of kit and I’d recommend that people try it. If you’re a beginner, you have the options to be able to build up gradually and having the vibration pads make it a dual purpose toy, so it’s a great, non-intimidating introduction to the sensations of electro-stimulation. If you’re already into this amazing way of playing, then I don’t think this will disappoint you either. As I said previously, I can’t handle this turned up to it’s highest levels on most areas, it really does offer a high level of pain if you want it to. It’s beauty lies in it’s simplicity and portability in my opinion, no bulky pieces that need careful unpacking and repacking after play, this fits in a small space in a bedside drawer and can be brought out and ready to use in seconds! Great for those passionate weekends away and for surprising your partner when you otherwise wouldn’t be able to, due to being restricted by equipment. It’s fairly easy to clean too, I carefully spray sex toy cleaner on the pads and wipe clean with a toy wipe. I do wish it came with a storage bag though, I’ve got mine in an innocent looking small cosmetics pouch! It’s so quick and easy to use, no bulky props or messing around, don’t underestimate this, the power is literally at your fingertips! I think I’m beginning to get a little bit addicted to electro-sex, bring on more exploration!
Lovehoney sent me this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review, this in no way alters my thoughts or experiences. Affiliate links have been used in this post, and all opinions are my own. Intrigued? You can pick up your Jimmyjane Hello Touch X here!