Velvet Thruster Mini Review: Thrusting Dildo / Compact Sex Machine

My ears were still ringing from the orgasms the Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy had given me; its base was slipping from my hand. I thought, “Maybe I should just give up reviewing sex toys…I don’t know if it gets better than this.” Then I rolled over and promptly fell asleep. The Mini Thruster lay next to me.

This mini Velvet Thruster (plus an awesome add-on) are my holy grail sex toy. My desert-island combination. My “I would beg, borrow, and steal to get it” pairing.1 For realistic penetration, this is the best option—out of so many self-propelled options. It’s lazy (and potentially hands-free!) screwing.

Velvet Thruster Mini’s Features

Affectionately nicknamed “Teddy,” Velvet Thruster Mini is a shorter version of Velvet Thruster Jackie, with important upgrades. I love supporting a company that actually listens to critiques, like Velvet Cock did with these changes:

  • Mini Teddy’s motor casing is smaller, making it so much easier to hold & maneuver during play.
  • Plus suction cup base. Teddy will stick to very smooth surfaces well.
  • It’s quieter. Especially on the lower thrust speeds, Teddy’s noise can be concealed.
  • The control buttons are more accessible & simpler. An up and a down arrow on the front are easy to reach, with the power button on the reverse side so you don’t hit it by accident.
  • It’s more water-resistant. The original Velvet Thrusters had large air vents on the side that water could seep into. The Velvet Thruster Mini—though it’s not totally waterproof and definitely not submersible—is effectively splashproof.

Teddy, top; Jackie, bottom.

With 6 different thrusting speeds, up to 125 strokes per minute, and just over 2″ thrust length, Teddy still offers a lot in the way of fast penetration. (I’ve definitely never had a lover who could keep up 125 strokes per minute!) Jackie, the earlier model, has an additional 4 speeds (for a total of 10) and goes faster. So if you want your thrusting to be balls to the wall, go Jackie. But personally, even as someone who enjoys speedy screwing, I find Jackie’s top 3 speeds a bit…over the top. See my YouTube vid comparing the motion of both Velvet Thrusters here.

The only real downside to Velvet Mini Teddy over Jackie? It’s shorter, almost an inch and a half less insertable length. And the mechanical core extends all the way up into Teddy’s head, so the shaft isn’t flexible. Teddy feels harder, even though its silicone coating is smooth and silky.

By itself, the Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy is great. Letting it take me is a rush, a cascade of feel-good chemicals in my brain. I truly feel healthier and happier afterward.

But you know what I love just as much as thrusting? Soft silicone. It’s yielding, like human skin is. Whereas Teddy is harder than any hard-on. That’s why I started thinking about how I could make this great toy excellent. Above and beyond. WORLD-CLASS.2

Self-Thrusting VixSkin = Ultimate Lazy Realism

A couple sessions into testing the Velvet Mini thrusting dildo, I started thinking. “If only it was softer,” I pondered. “Hmm.” Then I went about my day.

Half an hour later, it clicked. I remembered: Super Smash Cache had figured this out already! What I needed was a soft silicone penis sheath. And what could fit the bill better than the VixSkin extenders?

VixSkin squishy silicone extenders come in three sizes: I wondered if the small (Ride On) might be too thin for Teddy’s average (1.5″) width. And to me, the Colossus seemed…just a smidge too wide for fast thrusting. So I went with the VixSkin Holster: still a pretty damn thick toy (2⅛” wide), right within my comfort zone for thickness.

So I stick a Holster sheath on the Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy, and…I’m coming all over, almost immediately.

If you’re able to handle above-average toys and you crave lazy, realistic penetration, this “VixThrust” pairing can’t be beat.3 Like all Vixen Creations VixSkin products, the silicone is super soft and glides so smoothly with good lube. This squish, with Velvet Thruster Mini’s firm core underneath, creates that balance of soft + hard that characterizes dual-density silicone dildos. Two layers together are so popular because they feel more realistic, like skin + erect tissue.

I said in my thrusting dildo guide section on Jackie that I found myself talking to it, the thrusting motion felt so lifelike. This is that, then some. The Velvet Thruster-VixSkin combo makes me think I should start recording audio porn, with the amount of filth that comes out of my mouth while using it.

I like lying back and taking this combo missionary style, but sometimes I want it to be totally hands-free. I brace the Velvet Thruster Mini against a chunky pillow. Or, more conveniently, I stick the suction cup base on a dildo mount, for easier missionary or for cowgirl-style riding too. Either way—as long as I’m not rushed!!!—I’m 100% satisfied. Almost as satisfied as that one time at the sex club—a rare occurrence in my life.

Adding a silicone attachment to Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy can slightly cut down on the stroke length and thrust speed of the Thruster alone—because Holster’s thickness requires more force to thrust. The Thruster’s performance largely depends on angle and positioning. (One day I’m gonna write a book called Dildo Physics: The Secret Life of a Sex Toy Tester, and that work will definitely have chapters on suction cup dildo positioning and thrusting dildo usage. 😄) When I angle the VixThrust combo sharply forward, VixSkin Holster’s fat, protruding head will catch on my pubic bone, and the Velvet Thruster’s stroke length will only be about an inch.

I enjoy this because OMG, the soft squishy head feels like it’s slowing down for me, taking its time and devoting itself to my G-spot. If I want Velvet Mini Teddy to return to a normal normal stroke length, almost 2″, then I need to stop making Holster’s head crash into my pelvic bone and cervix by not angling it forward so much!

Even when I am pushing Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy to its limits, making it pound me as hard as it’ll go with a heavy silicone sheath on top, its range of motion is superior to the thrusting of multiple other thrusting sex toys I’ve tried: most notably the XR Thunderplugs Thrusting Plug (whose motion is more like a wiggling, half an inch long) and the Pipedream Fantasy for Her thruster (only 2 thrust speeds and 1″ thrust length, tops, with no force applied).

Charging & Technical Details

The Velvet Thruster Mini’s charging port is a small hole in the base, underneath the up & down control arrows. Air also vents out this hole, and it’s covered by a small silicone flap that should be closed when you wash the toy. (To be extra safe, wash downward, with Teddy’s head pointing into your sink, to avoid water entering the hole.) Teddy has somewhere between one and two hours battery life4 per charge on mid- to high speeds.

It is possible, but difficult, to make Teddy stall. You have to be putting a good bit of force against the machine: This happens to me occasionally when I’m blocking Teddy’s full range of motion by trying to stick it on a dildo mount while it’s still screwing me. Power the Velvet Thruster back up, and it’ll start thrusting as normal. (This is much easier to deal with than that time I was testing the Maia Max thruster, and I had it suction-cupped to the floor at just the right angle finally, when I realized that (1) leaning forward a lot and (2) clenching too hard pre-orgasm would make it stall out! I was groping backward for the buttons to keep going!)

Teddy’s accordion folds, between the shaft and base proper, are tight and will rub against your skin if you insert Teddy 5 inches deep or more. Sometimes this is nice, in that the folds rub against my clit when I angle Teddy upward. When I close my legs tight around Teddy—especially when it’s on a higher speed—this texture can feel abrupt against my inner labia. (More lube, please!!!) I can avoid this by keeping my legs slightly farther apart. Still, anyone who’s looking for deeper penetration (6″ and up) will be better served by one of the original Velvet Thruster models, like Jackie.

Overall Thoughts

I can’t discredit the other amazing self-thrusting options: how the Fun Factory Stronic G’s head tugs on my G-spot at rapid speed, or how easy the remote control makes changing speeds on Maia Max & Monroe thrusting vibrator.

But the Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy is the best for me. It’s a handheld fucking machine that’s body-safe plus easy to control, not so loud, and suction-cupped. It’s got a good motor and twice as many steady thrust speeds as any comparable toy.5 And Teddy’s shape is realistic—but it gets even more realistic (girthy too!) when you partner it with a VixSkin soft sheath.

No, I’m not giving up reviewing sex toys just yet…my curiosity is never-ending. But this VixThrust combo has brought me a level of pleasure that will be hard to surpass. Easy, realistic penetration—I do feel like I’m living the dream, that I’m so fortunate to have discovered this toy. I’m a phallophile, what can I say, and the Velvet Thruster Mini is amazing for all those times when I wanted to be screwed with almost no effort on my part. (Besides cleanup afterward!)

Find the Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy in 4 colors here!

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Notes

  1. OK, maybe not actually steal. But I would budget like hell to buy one of these if I didn’t own one already. ☺
  2. Am I enthusiastic about this??? Could be!!!
  3. The only comparable setup is to invest in a quality full-size fucking machine, $400 and up, along with either (1) a universal dildo adapter and a dual-density dildo or (2) a soft silicone dildo with Vac-U-Lock hole, like any toy at Mr. Hankey’s Toys can be. These larger thrusting machines offer lots of adjustability as far as angle and stroke length go, but don’t work if you love cowgirl (*waves hand*), and most are difficult (or impossible) to use if you just wanna lie flat on your back in the middle of your bed. (You know, like, where I usually masturbate.) Not to mention that full-sized machines are harder to hide and to store.
  4. I lose track of time while using the Velvet Thruster Mini! Definitely over an hour, and I’m working Teddy’s motor hard.
  5. Besides the original 4 Velvets, as mentioned, which have 10 speeds. Compared to the mini Velvet Thruster’s 6 speeds, Maia Max/Monroe, NS Inya Deep Stroker, and Evolved Infinite Thrusting Machine have 3 steady speeds. The Pipedream Fantasy for Her Thruster has only 2.

One thought on “Velvet Thruster Mini Review: Thrusting Dildo / Compact Sex Machine

  1. Nathan

    July 16, 2019 at 9:00pm

    Is this one or Walter better for anal?

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      Felicity

      July 17, 2019 at 5:45pm

      It depends on what feel you’re going for! Walter’s beads are really stimulating around the sphincters; they pop (in a good way). Walter also has a bit more power, and if you like deeper penetration, it’s superior. But the Velvet Mini is easier to hold and position, and the uniform shape is sleeker.

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