Sono No.22 Stroker Review

I wasn’t sure about spending so much on a hand-held masturbator, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Sono No.22 Stroker.

I love masturbators. I have a big collection already and I’m always interested in finding something new to try out. So when I found the Sono No.22 Stroker I was pretty interested in getting one despite the price for what it is.

First Look

The ridiculous masculinity of war weapons made into sex toy designs is wearing a little thin on me, I have to say. Sure, like any gay guy I spend an unreasonable amount of time wondering what men in uniform get up to in their barracks, but when I see sex toys for men that look like they were designed by a former Marine with a buzz-cut and an unhealthy addiction to punching his friends while yelling Hoorah! like some kind of 80’s American war film character I raise an eyebrow and roll my eyes.

But, having said all that, this “hand grenade” masturbator (although reminiscent of other now discontinued toys) is pretty interesting.

It’s made from TPE, which as far as I can understand is a mix of rubber and plastic. Ultimately this makes a foamy, flexible sex toy that has a little more resistance than a lot of other silicone materials.

Personally, I love the stuff when it’s used in sex toys. It’s soft enough that it moves easily and firm enough that the texture can really work your cock in the right way.

Sliding a finger into this toy reveals another reason to try it. The texture is great, not too much and not too little. You’ll find a series of ribs and bumps inside ready to both stroke you and tickle when you hit it at the right angle, and the softness of the toy allows you to change the pressure points manually too.

One of my major problems with the cheaper masturbators is that the second you slide in all those details stretch out into a smooth mess. That doesn’t happen with the Sono No.22 Stroker.

It’s also a great size. It’s compact at about 6-inches, but not too small that you can’t get much of yourself into it.

Something else that’s pretty special about the Sono No.22 Stroker is that it has a vibrating bullet, which not a lot of masturbators like this has. Maybe that’s another reason for the design looking the way it does?

Using the Sono No.22 Stroker

I found time to try out my new masturbator the very day I got it. James was going away on business for a weekend and the first night he was out I was kicking back on the couch with my cock out and some porn playing, giving this sex toy the once-over.

I have to admit that I don’t usually go for toys with bullets and batteries. Give me a USB powered toy and I’m happy, and when it comes to masturbators like this I usually prefer just a sleeve without all the tech. But, I have to admit, the bullet in this one is pretty good, and even if you don’t find it useful you can always take it out and just enjoy the sleeve on its own.

The push button activates the bullet, and I have to say that it’s a little buzzy. I guess they all are, and it’s one of those things that you can either deal with or not.

I lubed up with some Liquid Silk and slid into the hole, which stretches open pretty easily. Sliding into it I knew that if I didn’t take it slow I would be done within a couple of minutes. The texture inside feels great, and I mean really, really great.

Once I was all the way in and enjoying it I decided I really needed to slow things gown and spend some time with this thing.

I turned the bullet off.

Sorry guys, bullets are not that big a deal to me and this one was just doing the usual thing of making my hand numb. To be honest, it felt even better when I turned it off. Without that distraction, I could really focus on the pleasure this thing was giving me.

It was comfortable in my hand, easy to grip and easy to move around. Rotating it around my shaft and helmet had my toes curling and within seconds I was about ready to finish up.

I confess, that first time I used it I was done far too quickly. But, within a few hours, I was ready to give it another try and I had a good long session with it for the encore.

Cleaning up after wasn’t easy. Toys like this one can be tricky to wash out but with a little persistence, you can get there. As long as you rinse it out properly and get rid of the residue you shouldn’t have too many problems. I would say, though, cleaning it BEFORE as well as after is important, and you should really invest in some antibacterial sex toy cleaner to make the job a whole lot easier.

In Conclusion

The bullet is needless, in my opinion. It seems as though some companies out there add them to toys just to make them a little more gimmicky, but this one really doesn’t need it. Sure, it will come in handy for some fun with the other half (a good bullet never goes to waste in our house, even if it’s not in a toy) and the cats seemed to enjoy kicking it around the living room floor, but if you’re anything like me you’ll probably be taking this thing out during or after your first try.

It feels great. Like I said, TPE is one of the best materials for a wanking toy and the Sono No.22 Stroker is better for being made of this stuff. The texture inside stays the way it should be while you’re enjoying it, losing very little of the form when you stretch it out with your manhood.

It’s a comfortable size in your hand, and has a good texture on the outside for gripping.

Cleaning isn’t easy, but that’s one of the things you have to get used to with toys like these. If it was made easier it would have an open end and the sucking and stroking just wouldn’t be the same once you break the integrity of the internal chamber like that.

A few little tips for you to enjoy this even more:

  1. Use a good quality lube.
  2. Try rotating it around your shaft as well as the usual up and down motion.
  3. Try it with the bullet first, then take it out and put it under your nuts while you enjoy the sleeve. You’re welcome.
  4. Position it under a cushion or something so you can try humping into it.

I got my Sono No.22 Stroker from BlokeToys.co.uk for £36.99. This includes a £2 registered customer discount and comes with free UK delivery and free water-based lube.

Sono No.22 Stroker rating
I give the Sono No.22 Stroker 4/5 stars

 

Terry

Hi I'm Terry, I'm a 33 year old gay man living and working in London England. I'm the long suffering partner of James, the love of my life and the guy who makes me smile every day. I love small dogs, the gym, rock music, electronica, cheesy 90's grunge and some Jazz too. I spend my free time tormenting my partner with pranks and annoyances, it's a hobby of mine.

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