Welcome to the second in my Ceramic Samplings series. A series in which I appraise one dildo from Ceramic Pleasures weekly. This week is a dildo so striking and so appealing that I couldn’t help but gasp in awe when I revealed it from its bubble-wrapped home.
There are some objects in this world that are undeniably evocative of a certain ambiance or aesthetic. The Ocean’s Vein is one such object.
When I look at this dildo I can’t help but think of ocean depths and crashing tides. A rolling curve and Lapis Lazuli.
Peridot may have the Doxy but if Lapis had a sex toy this would be it (and if that gives you a mental image that you find troubling then my apologies).
Beautiful shades and speckles of blue swim over the surface of this dildo, protected by its glossy glaze, which reflects in a shimmery manner like light on the ocean.I think it should be obvious what drew me to this dildo—a coronal ridge so firm and pronounced that it called to me like a deep sea siren. When I first looked at its finely crafted arch and couldn’t help but take a gulp, thirsty for it.
Prominent veins also run across the shaft of this dildo, adding to its texture like the tentacles on a jellyfish. Elegant, wavy, and oh so noticeable, these are accompanied by a very firm line running all the way from the frenulum down to the base of this dildo, stopping about 1 inch from the base and adding even more texture to this glorious artesian piece.
It’s fair to say that if you dislike representational sex toys then the Ocean’s Vein might not be a good match for you. Anyone who dislikes texture will also find this dildo to be a no-go zone.
As I found out (soon after inserting the Ocean Vein) ceramic makes texture feel incredibly firm and pronounced. Perhaps even more so than glass and definitely more than metal. This did surprise me at first—as I had assumed that the texture would be on par with metal and glass—and I’m not sure exactly why this is the case.
I wonder if it’s the glossy finish (or perhaps the slightly less chilly) aspect of ceramic that makes its texture stand out so much? Either way it’s worth considering.
With a 10 inch shaft the Ocean Vein is also a hefty offering to insert. It’s not as heavy as a lot of steel toys but considerably heavier than glass and it did bare down on my insides once inserted. For some this weight will be a sheer delight, for others it will hinder use, especially if you’re a fan of long thrusting sessions.
For me it was overbearing at times but mostly provided a decent amount of heft to my experience which added to my enjoyment. Really, it depended on my mood during use. Sometimes I don’t crave weight in a toy and sometimes nothing else will suffice. For the latter moments the Ocean’s Vein is a brilliant choice.
The first is undoubtedly its texture and coronal ridge, which feel every bit as prominent as I had previously alluded to. Perplexing at first, this texture certainly makes the Ocean’s Vein feel like a larger offering (and determined part of its nickname). The veins in particular seem to dance up against the wall of the vagina, massaging it with great attention to detail. It’s fair to say that this dildo hit my G-Spot, but not with as much attention as I had hoped.
This is due to the other determining factor of this toy’s girthy impression—namely its straight-shafted design.
Because this toy is so long and so lacking in a curve it is hard to reliably thrust and just doesn’t quite arch in to place correctly for firm G-Spot pressure. It is, however, great if you just want to be straight-up rammed by a partner. For solo use, though, it does feel like a bit of an unforgiving tease at times.
A wiggling motion can get the required stimulation, but you certainly work for your orgasms with the Ocean’s Vein. As for the raised section stemming from the frenulum; I’m really not sure it works, at least not for me. It was perhaps the most consistent aspect of this toy that struck me as ‘uncomfortable’ rather than a sensation I could warm up to.
In many ways the Ocean’s Vein truly is an embodiment of the sea—irresistibly beautiful but unpredictable at times. A producer of serene calmness at times and undeniable discomfort at others. But something that I admire regardless of its ebbs and flows and a product I would return to, if only when I’m feeling a craving for the ocean depths.