A Review of the Doc Johnson James Deen Silicone Vibrating Cock

James Deen Signature Silicone Vibrating Cock

REVIEWED BY KIRA'S KINK

It's only recently that I got in on who James Deen is. I never pay much attention to guys in porn, much preferring to look at the girls. My Twitter feed was always blowing up with tweets about him, so I decided it was important to find out who this guy was. After getting some recommendations I signed up for Kink.com's Sex and Submission and started downloading. To date some of the best porn I've ever seen.

Doc Johnson makes all sorts of porn star molds and it's no surprise that James Deen would be next in line for one given his popularity. Usually their molds are only made from materials I wouldn't touch in a thousand years, but for the James Deen version they made two - the James Deen signature (PVC and Sil-A-Gel) and the James Deen Vibrating Cock (silicone). Both versions are available from SheVibe. I was quite pleased to see the move in the silicone direction. Maybe companies are learning body safe is the way to go. I personally opted for the silicone version because unsafe materials tend to make my insides burn.

James Deen Signature Silicone Vibrating Cock
James Deen Signature Silicone Vibrating Cock

WHAT IT IS

The James Deen Vibrating Cock is an exact replica of James Deen's real penis. It's cast from a mold they made of him. As is apparent from the name, it's a vibrating dildo (as in a dildo that has a bullet hole). It can be used vaginally or anally due to the freakin' huge balls that make up the base. That said, this is not a small dildo and only those used to large sizes should attempt it.

JAMES DEEN

Just who is this guy and why make a mold of him? Well, because he's pretty much the most popular male porn star out there right now. Women fawn over him. In some cases even teenagers, causing quite an uproar in a few places. He's won quite a few awards and rightfully so. He's one of the few male actors who seems to give a shit about the women's pleasure during a scene.

On top of actually caring, James Deen has a look you don't run across much in porn. That is to say he doesn't look like a total creeper. Part of the reason I never pay attention to the dudes in porn is that a lot of them look like a) guys that would never get laid if they weren't in porn or b) rapists. As a bonus, despite being young, he commands some very serious attention as a Dom. For real you guys, if you haven't seen his BDSM porn and you are at all into that kind of thing, run to find some of his work. Hell, even if you're not into BDSM you may be after seeing it.

PACKAGING

The packaging on this is kind of adorable. The front has a photo of James Deen with his pants down and hands covering his dick. It lists the name of the item. The side has a photo of the dildo on it. The back has another photo of him with information about the toy. The front cover opens up like a book. On one side is some more info along with two more photos - one of which is James Deen in a sort of stance that looks like he thinks he can fly with his dick. Adorable and funny! The other side is a clear cut out so you can see the dildo and bullet.

MATERIAL

The James Deen Vibrating Cock is made of silicone. Silicone is a body safe material that can be boiled to sanitize it. Make sure you have a big pot though because it'll mess up the dildo if it actually touches the pot.

The silicone used is very firm. If I squeeze it I get a bit of an indent, but it pushes hard back against me. It can't be bent in half, but I can get it into a L shape. This is probably partly due to the size and partly because the silicone is so firm.

I'm not really in love with the silicone. Most of the silicone dildos I use on a regular basis are either Vixen's VixSkin or Tantus' O2, both dual density silicone. I guess I've become a bit of a snob over it because this silicone just doesn't do it for me. It feels too much like I'm using something silicone, if that makes sense. I want it to feel closer to an actual penis, not a hunk of material. When I use this I am acutely aware of the fact that it's just a dildo.

SIZE

Do not go into this dildo lightly. It's pretty large, especially if you're just starting out. The total length is 8.25" with an insertable length of 6.25". Right under the head is 1 5/8" diameter with a circumference of 5 3/8". That means just the head is larger than what I'd be comfortable recommending to the "average" (whatever that means) user. Once you go down the shaft the widest point is a whopping 2 1/8" diameter with a circumference of 6 1/8". The balls that serve as the base are 4" across and 2" high. Yes, I measured the height of the balls because they are really big and you need to know that.

I gotta think that of the many women in love with James Deen, perhaps only a handful will actually be able to take the size of this dildo. My preferred size for "large" dildos is 2" diameter, so this just exceeds that. I have some that are 2.25" diameter that I can get in but not do much else with. I'm able to use the girth of this without warm up, but I also use large toys fairly often. The length takes me some warm up time however. The women who fuck the real James Deen have earned some serious respect from me after using this.

Another note on the size - the super firm silicone means you will really notice how large it is. Unlike my usual dual density toys, this one has zero give to it. In other words, if you can handle a 2" VixSkin and think you're ready for this, well, you may not be.

TEXTURE AND DESIGN

As a porn star mold, the texture and design are made to be as close to realistic as possible. The shaft has veining all over. It also has little cut indentations which I suppose are there to mimic skin. Both the veins and these skin indents can be felt easily during use. I'm gonna assume that's due to the firmness of the material making them more apparent. As a texture sensitive person, it kinda threw me off a bit. The little indents would start to feel like sandpaper in my vagina when the lube started to wear off. Which, by the way, seemed to happen more often that usual. Not sure why this particular silicone is such a lube hog.

The head of the dildo is small in comparison to the girthy shaft. It also comes inward a good bit right underneath it. The little skin indents are all around the head just like they are on the shaft. The head has a pronounced head which I was a bit nervous about causing uncomfortable popping. This amazingly didn't happen. Not sure how that is because just looking at it makes me hear popping noises.

Pretty much the first thing I noticed when I opened the package was that the balls are

FREAKIN' HUGE.

Are James Deen's balls this large? Because I feel like I would have noticed that if they were. I have a tendency to not like balls on a dildo, but having ginormous ones on a dildo just ends up pissing me off. I have small hands and use the balls or base to grip onto when thrusting. Doing that with these? No small task. When my husband used this on me I asked if he had trouble holding it due to the size. Of course he ended up saying no, but they still really bug the crap out of me. I can sort of angle them down when I'm laying and use them to hold it in place while I grind, but after a while they'll start to lose the angle and I'll have to re-position them to continue to grind. This almost always happens right when I'm about to cum.

THE BULLET

What makes this a "vibrating cock" is the included bullet. It's one of the longest bullets I've ever seen as it has to insert into a very long dildo. It takes 2 AAA batteries, not included. The bottom part unscrews to place the batteries inside a little tube that comes out. Here's a fun thing - once you get the batteries in the little tube and put it back in there you will NEVER get it out again. It lodges in and the tabs that are supposed to aid in getting it back out are super weak and feel like they'll break when you pull them. I tried for a solid 15 minutes to get the batteries out before I just gave up.

Apparently, according to other reviews, the bullet has three speeds. I can't confirm this because my bullet is all screwy. If I twist it all the way it turns on. The only way to turn it off is to unscrew it some. I thought I might have put the batteries in backward causing this issue, but since I can't get the damned batteries out I guess I'll never know. So my button is useless and I have one speed on my bullet.

The bullet is super buzzy and maybe a high 2/5 intensity. The vibrations travel through most of the shaft, but this is because the bullet is long and goes through most of the shaft. The vibrations can't really be felt at the head. It's also pretty loud given how weak the vibrations are. The sound fills the room when I turn it on.

The bullet inserts into the base of the dildo. The hole is the exact size of the dildo, which usually means once it's in it'll never come back out. Doc Johnson included some powder (more on that later) which is supposed to help get the bullet out. Much like the bullet itself, this powder didn't work. My bullet is lodged in there and moves about a centimeter outward before it stops budging.

This is basically one of the worst bullets I've encountered. The vibrations suck, the button doesn't work, you can't get the batteries out, and once it's in the dildo you might as well forget about it coming out again. This isn't really a huge loss to me as I prefer my dildos to not be vibrators, but if you like the vibrating part of a vibrating dildo you will likely be disappointed.

OTHER INCLUDED ITEMS

The James Deen Cock comes with an included black storage bag. As you can see, they had it all folded inside resulting in some lovely permanent wrinkles in the fabric. I'd be willing to ignore the wrinkles usually because I like when companies include storage bags. I have a lot of toys and don't like having to buy storage for all of them.

After opening my dildo I placed it in the bag until I had some time to test it. Imagine my horror when I pulled it out covered in black threads and fuzzballs. I had to wash it for about five minutes to get everything off because the silicone worked like glue on the threads. Suffice it to say that I won't be using this baggie again.

Also included is a bag of "James Deen Powder." The name of this disturbed me deeply as I wondered if I had just gotten a bag that included dried cum or something. Luckily the back says that it's just corn starch. Thank goodness.

The point of this powder is to stop the bullet from getting lodged in the dildo forever. It says to put it both in the hole and on the bullet itself. If you decide to use this the best advice I can give is to do so near a sink because the powder gets ALL OVER the place. I was pretty careful in using it. I even just put the bullet in the bag rather than pouring it on top. Still had white stuff all over me and the floor.

If the powder worked, I'd have dealt with the mess. Sadly, I still can't get the bullet out of the dildo despite putting a shit ton of this stuff on/in it.

JAMES DEEN DILDO IN USE

I want badly to tell you at this point that this was the most awesome dildo ever, but I can't. The silicone is too firm and…silicone-y for me. It feels too much like a sex toy and not enough realistic. Yes, I've been clearly spoiled by Vixen and Tantus. The firm material combined with the texture and veining doesn't work well for me. After a short period of time thrusting it starts to hurt my insides. The balls are also way too huge for me to even deal with. Seriously I cannot say that enough. Do people like large balls on their dildos? Because I only remember talking to one girl who genuinely liked them.

What else is wrong here? The bullet is total trash, the bag is unusable, and the powder doesn't work for its intended purpose.

Here's where I can give a bit of credit to this dildo. It actually seems to work better for me when my husband uses it on me than when I use it on myself. Perhaps because I'm not spending the whole time bemoaning the hard to grasp balls. While I'm still not big on the texture, I do like the large size most especially when he uses it. Please recall from the earlier section that I do need a bit of warm up to get the whole thing inserted. Just want to reiterate that so no one goes trying to thrust this inside of them without proper warm up.

Is it the worst dildo I've ever tried? Well, no. Maybe because a huge deal was made over the James Deen dildo my expectations were set too high. Maybe it's because I'm a toy snob. Whatever the reason, I feel like there was a lot of potential in this that fell flat. I feel like James Deen deserved better. Perhaps Tantus or Vixen would like to take a second shot at this with VixSkin or O2? Then I think we might have a winning toy.

RECOMMENDATION

I've been reading a lot of reviews on this dildo since it launched. An overwhelming number of them are positive. I can't help but wonder if those who have reviewed have tried truly high quality silicone. If they had, would they still be singing the praises of this one? ‘Cause I kinda doubt it.

So who do I think should buy this? If you 1) must have a dildo that's a replica of James Deen, 2) aren't in the market for high quality silicone, 3) really like balls on dildos, and 4) have the ability to handle the length and girth of it. All four of these requirements must be met for me to recommend this. If you just want a good dildo there are so many better options out there.

Oh, and if you're new to penetration or used to small to average sizes, please stay far away from this even if James Deen is the love of your life or whatever.

IN CONCLUSION

After reading so many positive reviews of this I was beyond excited to get this in the mail. In my head I was thinking that surely this would be a five star dildo or at least a four. I can't give it either. It's not the worst dildo out there, but there's just too many other great ones. Perhaps if this wasn't the James Deen dildo I could rate it more favorably, but because it had so much to live up to bearing the Deen name it ends up being meh at best and a huge failure and disappointment at worst. I'm trying to take into account the fact that I had too high of expectations for this in my rating. Thus, I'm going with 3/5. Neither terrible nor great. Meh.

Rating: 3/5  |  Intensity: 2/5  |  Noise: 3/5

Pros:

James Deen replica, Silicone, Large size good for size queens, Pretty adorable photos on packaging.

Cons:

Not the best silicone - too firm, Bullet is useless and doesn't work properly, Bag creates more mess than it prevents, Texture is too uncomfortable when paired with the firm silicone, Too large for most people, HUGE balls.

Okay, after looking at the con list I'm thinking I'm being waaay too generous with the 3/5 rating, but I'm gonna keep it there because I feel like you could do a lot worse with shit materials or shapes that don't work well.

OTHER SUGGESTIONS

I don't normally have this section, but I'm gonna add it here because I have a feeling that lots of people will be left with a "well what do I buy now" feeling. Plus I don't feel like it's fair to tell you not to buy this without giving some alternatives. So here's a few recommendations for much better dildos.

In the same size range as the James Deen Cock:

Vixen Outlaw

Vixen Buck (one of my favorites)

Vixen Maverick

Vixen Lonestar

Tantus O2 Max

Tantus O2 Luke

Smaller sized dildos for those who prefer small to average size or are new to penetration:

Vixen Bandit

Vixen Johnny

Vixen Mustang (another favorite and available in NEON!)

Tantus O2 Flurry (in fun colors!)

Tantus O2 Mark

Tantus O2 Mikey

Tantus O2 Adam

PURCHASING

The James Deen Vibrating Cock is available from SheVibe. The James Deen Signature is also available. All of the above recommendations are also available from SheVibe with links above linking to the products.

Posted on October 20, 2012 and filed under dildo, silicone, doc johnson.