It has been a hot minute since I’ve done a sex toy review, so, when I reached out to LoveSmithToys over Etsy about their Gnome Masturbator I wasn’t expecting that I’d actually get to try one out! Lucky for me, they provided me with a beautiful custom pour in exchange for an honest review, which I’m pretty stoked to finally get up now that I’ve gotten to play around with it over the last couple of months.
Before I get into things I do want to take a moment to reflect on the fact that as a queer person with a penis I typically find that the range for creative adult toys out there, especially any that also happen to feel good to me, is rather slim. By and large most retailers are marketing one of four things to you for your dick: cock rings, cock cages, masturbators/sleeves, and pumps. Sure, there are also sounds and some other stuff too, but those aren’t the focus. When it comes to the more common products it’s really only the masturbators and sleeves that appeal to me though, yet unique designs tend to not be at the forefront of these things.
Which sucks, because I fucking love fantasy themed sex toys!
I’d be thrilled to have some werewolf, alien, or lovecraftian monster pussy sleeves to get off with, but that sort of fun is predominantly reserved almost exclusively for dildos. When it comes to most masturbators and sleeves all I’ve ever really had the chance to play with is a couple of Fleshlights based off of a pornstar’s genitals, and the odd, bland one offs or rudimentary shapes with bumps inside of them. I just don’t find toys of that variety particularly exciting. I want the weird shit!
All of that is to say I am immensely thankful that LoveSmithToys is developing more interesting and diverse masturbators! The Gnome itself jumped out at me because, unlike most on the market, they clearly put thought into it’s external design as much as its internal shape. I’ve always been a big fan of some frotting before engaging in penetrative sex, so, the fact that the Gnome has this incredible shape and texture to it around the entrance is amazing and always becomes an integral part of my play. Being able to lube up and tease myself against those ridges, rubbing my frenulum just right, before finally sliding inside of it, consistently makes for an incredible experience.
Hands down, I have had some of the absolutely best, and most frequent, orgasms with this toy. Not only does it genuinely just feel great, but it’s the first sleeve I’ve ever used that I can both get off very quickly with, or, draw out my experience to have multiple orgasms and ejaculations in one session.
Further, the material is of a high quality, it’s easy to clean, it’s tight without being uncomfortable, and, pro-tip: using your hand, or a surface such as your shower wall, to cover up the other end of the penetrable hole creates an absolutely incredible suction that enhances the pleasure of using it. All in all, if you’ve got the funds for something like this it’s an absolutely worthwhile investment to make at just $149.83 CAD.