Ovation Acclaim Thumping Clit Massager Review

Whoaaaa, automatic clitoral massage toys have improved! I never would’ve imagined the Ovation Acclaim could remind me of a lover fingering me to squirting orgasms. Then I tried it, and Acclaim’s thumping silicone tip rocks my pelvic floor. 🤤 How it performs:

The Run-Down:

Fast-pulsing clitoral massager with rumbly vibration. Sit on it for automatic motion as you grind forward.

Cost: $59.99 at CalExotics

$45.00 at Peepshow Toys

Ovation Acclaim clit massager fast motion next to hand

Pros & Cons


  • Automatic clitoral-massaging vibrator.
  • Hundreds of thumps per minute.
  • Extremely rumbly vibration built-in.
  • 10 incremental steady speeds.
  • Works as a clitoral grinder (sit on top & use hands-free).
  • Wavy body stimulates either above or below the clit too.
  • Waterproof submersible (IPX7).
  • Magnetic rechargeable.
  • Body-safe silicone + ABS plastic storage cap.


  • Not for fans of very strong vibration.
  • 45 minutes run-time on high speed.
  • Not the easiest for a partner to hold and use on you. (No handle.)

The Ovation Acclaim is made of nonporous silicone. Its magnetic cover is metallic-coated plastic that anchors over the Acclaim vibrator, forming a circle. It’s 2.75 inches diameter, waterproof, and USB magnetic rechargeable.

How I Rate Toys

All body-safe, zero BS. I only recommend body-safe toys, no bullshit and no paid promos. If I wouldn’t give a toy to a close friend, then I won’t recommend it to you, either. I’ve tested over 1,050 vibrators, 515 dildos, and 150 butt plugs (and a plethora of cock rings, kink gear, and lubes!). Everyone’s preferences vary, so I rate vibrating toys by 1. power level and 2. rumbliness; and always describe how my own tastes color my experience.

My Experience

OMG. Rubbing-pulsing, sit-it under-your-clit, then squirting. I’m still reeling from the Ovation Acclaim’s motion. (In the past, I’ve been largely disappointed by clit-tapping: e.g., the Lora DiCarlo Carezza was like…”Yeah, that does nothing for me” while the Zalo Queen was: “Well, that seems overpriced.”)

First I played with Ovation Acclaim holding it under my clit, as it pulse-pulse-pulsed on repeat. “Hmm, eh, pretty good; rumbly.”

CalExotics Ovation Acclaim pulsing tip

Then I sat on it. “Mmmmm. This *is* good.”

Next I let myself relax…and things got moister. Wet & drippy, after a couple minutes.

Before I knew it, I’d (preventatively) pulled out a waterproof blanket, my nipples were hard, and I was squirting all over the Acclaim’s clitoral tapping ball. Worn out from the exertion of cumming multiply, and wanting cookies, 😄. Was this little toy an easier orgasmic whirlwind vs. all the grinding vibrators I own?!?

Ovation Acclaim Pulsing tip and swell for clitoral grinding

I usually can only squirt-gasm from having a partner’s fingers rub up and down. I realized the Ovation Acclaim’s success came from its auto-pulsing against as I rocked my hips slightly: Together, the two motions are close enough to being rubbed off by a diligent partner. Especially when I get the pulsing-tip right under my clit.

CalExotics calls Ovation Acclaim’s shape “ergonomic”—a term often overused in sex toy ad copy—but it’s an accurate descriptor for Acclaim & my body. The Acclaim’s rising shape fits great against my vulva. Its clit-pulsing ball is exactly 0.5” diameter (over three times wider than median clitoral size), so it’s focused enough, but not pinpoint-poking me.

Ovation Acclaim pulsing point size

Acclaim did have a slight learning curve. Over two sessions I noticed: I get off on Acclaim more times in a row when I’m sitting in a chair, the Acclaim held in place inside my underwear. I lean backward slightly as I rock my hips gently forward.

Vibration Functions and Strength

The Acclaim vibration’s is sooooo rumbly, on all intensity levels. (It has 10 steady thumping-vibration speeds.) It’s definitely deeper-pitched than the We-Vibe Tango on high power, for example.

Acclaim’s rumbly, but the vibration isn’t mega-strong. I’d rate it as a 5.75 out of 10 on top power. (Versus plug-in wand massagers like the Doxy being a 10/10 for strength.) Intense vibrators tend to be a lot longer (than Acclaim’s 2.75-inches).1 For me, Acclaim’s pulsing motion makes up for the medium-strong vibration because I love rubbing massage.

Vs. Unihorn Massaging Vibrator

Another new clit massager, the purple Unihorn vibrator, pulses like Acclaim. Advantages compared:

Ovation Acclaim clit massager vs. Unihorn Karma Lilac vibrator pulsing

Unihorn Karma: 🟡3 steady thumping functions + 7 patterns; ✅Second, stronger vibrating motor; ✅So incredibly cute; ✅Easy to grip, but ❌must be held in place against the clitoris (or else, sandwiched between ur thighs).

Ovation Acclaim: ✅10 steady thumping functions; ✅Rumblier clitoral vibration on high; ✅Easy to sit on / hands-free grinding.

Overall, the two toys’ thumping feels so alike. But, deciding factors: The Unihorn toy’s 2nd vibrating motor is stronger and it’s OMG adorable, while Acclaim has 7 more steady pulsing speeds, and I can sit on it. The last feature ➡ easier orgasms for me—so the Ovation Acclaim is my personal pick, though the Unihorn’s still awesome.

How to Use

Ovation Acclaim packaging what's included
How the Acclaim’s storage cover looks, just unboxed.

How to Control

To turn on Ovation Acclaim, hold down on its button for 5 full seconds. That long press deactivates the travel lock.

Ovation Acclaim review pulsing clitoral massager and vibrator
Acclaim’s power button lights up after you deactivate its travel lock.

Ovation Acclaim begins vibrating on its highest thumping function, the strongest one. To go down to the lowest speed, press the power button again. Continue pressing to increase through the 9 other steady-thumping functions.

How to Position

You can either position the Ovation Acclaim’s “swell”:

  1. In front of the clitoris, so you can hump forward / rub off against the wider surface;
  2. Behind the clitoris, so it rests close to the vaginal opening.

Option #1 feels more natural for me, but YMMV.

You can hold the Acclaim against your vulva. If you don’t know: Explore exactly where your clit likes to be stimulated. Mine has a strong preference for underneath. Once I position Acclaim at that right spot, I’m having a blast; I’ve even come on it while standing in the shower.

Or, sitting in a chair over Acclaim is the best positioning for me. I stick it inside my underwear, to keep it pressed tighter against my pelvic floor. (Buy a waterproof pet blanket if you’re worried about chair cushions!!!)

Ovation Acclaim how to position - grinding sex toy

If I lean all the way forward instead of reclining slightly, the Acclaim’s pulsing does slow down. I had to figure out how to leave a lil space—reclining my back slightly—so it keeps thumping back-and-forth, back-and-forth, at high speed for maximum effect. But Acclaim never stalls completely, in sharp contrast with the Thrust&Grind grinding vibrator’s shaft.

Care & Cleaning

IPX7 Waterproof: Ovation Acclaim is safe in the shower, or in the bath if you wanna sit on it there. (I just sit on mine in an empty bathtub to feel the pulses easier, no water pressure distracting from the tapping clit stimulation!)

To clean, use any handsoap. Rub your finger around the Acclaim’s clit-pulsing ball, under running water in your sink.

Ovation Acclaim clit massager how to recharge

It’s USB rechargeable, with the magnetic charging dots on one side of the Acclaim’s teal silicone. The light will pulse off and on as you charge the Ovation Acclaim. Charge for about 90 minutes. CalExotics Ovation Acclaim will run for 45 minutes on high speed, or 70 minutes on low speed.

Recap & Rating

The Ovation Acclaim is tippity-tap action: My thoughts about this clit massager went from “That’s interesting, not bad” to “WTF, this is good, I think could squirt all over.” (And I did.)

Because I can sit on it, the raised swell in Ovation Acclaim rubs against my full clitoral length—not just a small point, but above and below my clit’s hood. Hands-free rocking on it is a thrill.

It’s a strong 4.4 out of 5 stars if you like rubbing/moving sensation (that’s not spiky!!!) over your clitoris. As a dedicated self-stroker, I love the easy motion, so I’m not tied to gripping a toy as I cum. 🥇

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(out of 10)
per dollar value:

Love the automation,
love the grinding-forward
stroking massage;
Fairly affordable.
User experience/
Ease of use:

Contoured shape’s
actually ergonomic;
Round, wide clit-
tapping ball is
Cute teal color;
10 steady speeds!!!
=good variety;
Extra-rumbly vibes;
Could use 1
stronger speed.
Luxury feel
smooth silicone,
clean packaging,
storage cap,
USB rechargeable,
Run time (45–70mins.)
& easy charging
[vs. all vibrators]
From 4.0
to 5.75
/out of 10
Vibration depth
out of 10,
for all speeds
45 to 50


  1. Even the biggest name in power-vibrators, Magic Wand, loses a ton of strength in its smallest toy.

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