Review: Velvet Thruster Walter Self-Thrusting Anal Bead Dildo

When I showed a pic of the Velvet Thruster Walter to a friend, their first response was: “That’s one imposing rod of butt balls!”Velvet Thruster Walter full length

This wasn’t encouraging to me, since I was anxious about these self-propelled anal beads. I mean, I had problems inserting the 1.25″-maximum-diameter beaded Luxe Explore plug, for crying out loud. But I was seriously curious about the thrusting mechanism that all four Velvet Thrusters employ, so I decided I was up for the task of reviewing Walter. What better way to further my anal stretching progress while trying out some fun new technology?

And I’m glad I did, because overall I ended up really enjoying Walter’s series of thrusting butt balls—mostly!

First, the Background

So the Velvet Thrusters advertise themselves as “handheld sex toy[s]” with “the power of a full sized fucking machine.” Their shafts move back and forth, powered by the motor enclosed in the attached box. These toys are coated in a silky, fairly soft silicone—but most of Walter’s shaft feels like the hardest end of the dual-density silicone dildo spectrum due to the firm core. The last couple inches of the shaft, though, don’t have that core, so I can bend them like this.Velvet Thruster Walter bend

Walter’s size was one of two features that initially frightened me (along with the speed that the toy can move). The first of five anal beads starts really small: only 0.85″. But the last bead maxes out at 1.85″, which is definitely above average-sized (without entering into big dildo/huge-fantasy-toy land). And the insertable length is also above average: 6.5″.

Walter’s ten possible speeds are controlled by three buttons on the bottom of the toy’s motor casing: on/off, increase speed, and decrease speed.

Most Importantly, How It Feels

As mentioned, all the Velvet Thrusters have ten (steadily increasing) speeds. TEN SPEEDS of anal bead thrusting is a lot for me.

So, like I typically do in larger-butt-toy situations, I tried Walter out vaginally first. (Don’t ask, that just how I roll.) And the bumps. Aaaah, the bumps. I have a serious love for rippled things massaging the front wall of my vagina, and so Walter’s beads do lovely things for me. The ridges rub internally and also stimulate the area underneath my clit in a great way—assuming I have the toy angled right. (More on that later.) Also, the last bead (1.85″ diameter) is a great, thick size that feels awesome moving in and out of my vaginal mouth. And last, the shaft’s smaller, flexible tip means that my cervix isn’t traumatized.

I very much enjoy having the Velvet Thruster do the work for me. I’m all about fast thrusting, and no wrist strain! (Witness my huge interest in suction cup dildos and other rideable things.) Even vaginally, though, with all this beaded texture, I didn’t use above the third (maybe fourth?) of the Velvet Thrusters’ ten speeds. The size increase between the beads makes me not want (or need) to go too fast.

But yes, this is primarily a butt toy, so I lubed up good and did some stretching (with the P5 plug, below) to prep for my first session with Walter.

Velvet Thruster Walter with Avant Pride and Njoy Pure Plug

Walter topped by the Avant P5 plug and Njoy Pure Plug, small; and bottomed out by the super-cute Avant P3 dildo (which I also enjoy for anal purposes).

Walter’s first two beads slipped in easily. Then came the third bead, also very manageable; and the fourth, which is right about my (smallish) anal size limit. When I finally turned Walter on, all my fears about these thrusting butt beads flew out the window. They really do feel great moving in and out, not awkward like I’d worried.

I have to admit that I’ve never used Walter above the third-fastest setting. Even the second is a lot of power for my butt. On these slower speeds, the motion is intense in a good way. It’s so good, in fact, that I managed to orgasm from anal alone (with no addition stimulation) for the first time while using Walter. That was a pleasant surprise, to be sure!

I should note that the fifth and last bead is still a bit beyond my butt-stretching reach. But it is possible to use Walter without taking the last bead: I just hold the motor box a bit farther away. That leaves me with almost 6″ insertable, still a very good amount.

Speaking of good amounts of length…Walter isn’t without its drawbacks, its long length being one of them.

But the Downsides:

Positioning

Walter is hard to hold onto while (you’re using it on yourself, at least) because of how long it is. The distance between the tip of the shaft (when fully extended) and the motor box is just under 9”. Combine that with the almost-4″-long motor box, and you have almost 13″ of sex toy.

Velvet Thruster Walter NS Novelties ColourSoft 8 Tantus Uncut #1

Walter, fully extended, between a NS Novelties ColourSoft dildo (8″ long); and Tantus Uncut #1 (8.5″ long).

And if I don’t hold onto the box, the Velvet Thruster moves backward—away from my body, rather than propelling itself inside me. It’s pretty near impossible to grip the control box while I’m lying flat (for vaginal insertion) or even on my side in a fetal position (anal or vaginal). My arms just aren’t long enough to hold it comfortably. If I try using it missionary style, holding onto the box puts pressure on my back and abs. In general, it distracts me from the task at hand. Now, my arms are not short in relation to my torso, plus my stomach is flat, so I’d be surprised if most users didn’t find gripping the Velvet Thruster’s control box as awkward as I do—if not more so! But, if you have a partner holding the toy for you, the length shouldn’t be a problem.

But for my newly single self and all the other peeps who plan on using their Thruster alone, ever, there are a few solutions to this issue.

First, I was able to just sit the toy’s base on top of a couple pillows and straddle this setup. It’s a little bit wiggly, but not too bad.

Even more comfortable, though, is sticking Walter into my Liberator Wing. This toy mount changed my experience with Walter from “Huh, this feels good…but getting off is a struggle because my arms aren’t quite long enough” to “OMG FUCK YEAH, do me some more.”

Previously I’ve complained about how the Wing’s hole didn’t fit my dildo bases well—it’s too deep and not wide enough. (I never use vibes in the Wing, and the hole is meant to be multipurpose, thin enough to hold a smaller toys too.) But the Wing’s pocket is really perfect for the Thruster’s boxy base—a nice snug fit. Angle it backward a little, or ride it straight up and down, it’s all good. I like the angled method, as it gives me more control over how much length I’m taking, plus it allows for clit stim if I’m using Walter vaginally.

There are just a couple minor inconveniences with the Wing: If you press Walter down into the mount’s hole, you’ll have to reach down inside whenever you want to change the speed setting—a struggle if you’re looking to edge yourself back and forth, up and down the speeds. Also, the control box gets HOT, as in painful to the touch, after being closed up inside the pillow for 10 minutes plus. So be careful.

I can’t be too negative about the Velvet Thruster + Wing mount combo, though, because I love the motion so much. I know if I straddle this setup, I am absolutely gonna come, hard—it’s just a matter of time. Many people like the Magic Wand for forced orgasms, but I would hands-down choose to have a partner make me sit on a Velvet Thruster.

The NOISE

The Velvet Thrusters are pretty loud, most will agree. And they’re not just loud like a wand vibe, but they produce a whirring noise as they thrust. It’s hard to avoid comparing the sound to a drill.

Now, if you’re someone who’s easily distracted by annoying sounds, the Velvet Thrusters are probably not for you. Luckily, I’m good at blocking out sounds when I’m involved in anything. When I’m using Walter hands-free in the Wing, for example, there could be a fire alarm going off, for all I care.

Not Waterproof

The Velvet Thrusters claim to be water-resistant, and the body of these toys definitely is that. (The silicone-coated section is fully waterproof, in fact.) But the ABS plastic of the motor casing is a potential issue—specifically, the seam right in the middle of the box, and especially the two vents (one on each side) that allow moisture inside.

Velvet Thruster Walter crack

See the vent/hole in the middle of the plastic seam here? Be careful when cleaning nearby.

I think this is problematic, especially for an anal toy. Now, I believe that you really can’t have too much lube for anal, so I know that after inserting Walter, I’m likely going to get some butt bacteria on the control box.

It is possible to sanitize the ABS plastic coating, of course—you just have to be careful to not introduce liquid into the motor via the holes or the control buttons on the end, which are also not fully watertight.

I suggest using only alcohol- or bleach-soaked wipes/swabs over Walter’s motor casing whenever you want or need to sanitize (like between partners, between anus and vagina, or just for thorough routine cleaning). When washing the shaft, be careful to angle it downward, so that water doesn’t enter into those vents.

Given the Velvet Thrusters’ $200 price tag, their non-water-proof nature seems out of place. (I mean, you can get a pretty good rechargeable, waterproof bullet vibe for $26 these days.) I can only assume that the holes in the motor casing are absolutely necessary for technical reasons. The holes act as vents that you can feel air pulsing out of, especially on the higher speed settings.

Vs. The Stronic Thrusting Pulsators

Let’s say you’re like me and you really like thrusting motions with your sex toys. Which should you buy: a Velvet Thruster, or a Fun Factory Stronic pulsator?

For overall ease of use (and noise level!), I’d recommend any Stronic toy over the Velvet Thrusters. The Stronic G is a toy that I personally am able to use totally hands-free. Plus I can Stronic away while I’m lying flat on my back—my favorite masturbation position. This is impossible with the Velvet Thrusters.

But the Velvet Thrusters have one huge advantage: the longer stroke length. The Stronic G homes in on about an inch of my vaginal wall and then wiggles and jiggles itself all around. It’s a great feeling, but the Velvet Thrusters cover so much more area. I would go so far as to say that the Velvet Thrusters’ motion feels more like being screwed by a person. (Except for the fact that only one of the Thrusters, Jackie, has a realistic shape.) Really, I imagine using any of the Velvet Thrusters as being like having sex with an android—who gives you steady, constant, unwavering thrusts.

And if you’re looking for a butt toy specifically, all of the Velvet Thrusters are anal-safe, whereas only the heavily ridged Stronic Three or the dual-stimulating Bi Stronic Fusion are. The other Stronics don’t have the flare that’ll prevent them from being sucked up, up, and away into your rectum.

Overall Thoughts

The Velvet Thruster Walter’s motion feels fucking amazing. I am so sold on it. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would do a collect-’em-all with all four models in the Velvet Thruster series.1 Before testing Walter, I feared that the gaps between Walter’s various bead sizes would make my butthole ache. I didn’t test out Walter’s higher speeds, it’s true—those still scare my butt—but I was wrong overall. The beads are so good moving in and out. Also, as someone who likes lots of texture vaginally, I can’t fully describe how awesome riding this thing feels except to say YES!!!

I wish my review ended that way, but the Velvet Thrusters also have a few major downsides. I really hope that the manufacturer, Velvet Cock, keeps working on these toys’ tech so that the noise level is reduced and the motor box doesn’t heat up quite so much. (Plus make them available in other colors besides violet.) Also, the user really has to have a firm grip on the motor box for the toy to thrust into them, so don’t expect to use this toy on yourself while you’re lying flat on your back. (I can see these toys as being excellent for partnered use, though, and I do enjoy riding them.)

In the end, I would definitely recommend the Velvet Thruster Walter (and the other models) to anyone who likes fast thrusting motions but who doesn’t want to deal with the complications (higher price, size, the problem of finding body-safe silicone attachments) that accompany a full-sized sex machine.

You can buy a Velvet Thruster Walter here at SheVibe, or see all four Velvet Thruster shapes here.

My thanks to SheVibe for sending me this toy in exchange for my honest review. I always tell my readers when something does not work for me or when I think it’s badly designed. By making your next sex toy purchase through my affiliate links, you can support my writing at absolutely no cost to you.

  1. Actually, scratch that, the Abbey shape doesn’t appeal to me.

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