This post is part of my Ceramic Samplings series, which looks at products from Ceramic Pleasure. To see more please check out the link here. I highly recommend Ceramic Pleasure and their products, which are affordable, unique, and made with passion and unwavering dedication. Creativity at its finest.
I almost named this dildo ‘Progression’ because in many ways it is a déjà vu with a twist (literally, in this instance).
This dildo is strongly reminiscent of the Deep Vein—a toy that was just too much for me. But where the Deep Vein hit too hard, the Grasp embodies all the differences I knew would make the Deep Vein more accommodating for my body while also having its own unique patterns. The result? A dildo that is far more suited to my preferences, along with the preferences of those who desire a stronger and slightly less prominent version of the Deep Vein themselves.
So why ‘The Grasp’? Partially it’s because, compared to the Deep Vein, this dildo gets it—it represents a true understanding from Ceramic Pleasure on how to appeal to a broader audience in terms of sexual gratification. Given this, it’s unsurprising that Ceramic Pleasure admitted to me that the Deep Vein would probably be destined to the bin. It makes me wonder what he thought of this fine dildo when pulling it out of the kiln.
But the main reason why this toy gained its title is the sensation that it provides during use. As soon as I insert the Grasp in to my vagina it literally and intuitively twists to the perfect position, grasping on to my vaginal walls and providing a sense of tightness and pleasurable pressure.
The only way I can think to describe it is by comparing the actions of the Grasp to a music box. You know the type—the one so often owned by grateful little girls with a tiny ballerina doing twirls inside. On the outside is a handle and you must crank it around in circles to wind up the box’s musical components before releasing it and letting its chiming melody unravel.
If you’ve ever had (or used) one of these then think to that satisfying point when you’re cranking the handle around and it’s getting tighter and tighter—getting closer to its peak. That final twist, the cusp of the release, that is what inserting the Grasp feels like. And, although the resulting orgasms from the Grasp don’t have me twirling like a blissful ballerina, there were certain moments of gratitude.
Reaching orgasm with the Grasp is not as effortless as with the Saurian or the Evermore, but that doesn’t negate the effectiveness of this dildo. Much like the Deep Vein, I know it will have its audience, and some people will have greater success with it than I. As it remains the Grasp is more of a symbolic success in my books or a crafter who is always experimenting, always improving, and always willing to try a new twist on a very similar design. As the Grasp demonstrates, this can sometimes make all the difference and I commend Ceramic Pleasure on his eagerness to explore.
In terms of aesthetics I absolutely adore the Grasp. Its texture may not look as prominent, nor as alluring, as the Deep Vein, but it makes up for this with a striking contrast of light greyish-blue overlaid with deep flecks and freckles of red. This showcases the artistic excellence that has gone in to its crafting.
All this said, the Grasp still won’t appeal to those who like curved toys, still has some very noticeable texture (there’s no escaping that grasping twist, after all), and can still cause some discomfort if not used correctly.
As I found out in perhaps the most brutal of ways, not every toy is suited for twirling clockwise and then counter-clockwise, even if they have a spiral design. You have been warned.
Still, experimentation is part of the excitement with a Ceramic Pleasure dildo, and their products are affordable and bespoke enough to justify going a bit potty for ceramics.
Much like my own face, the smile on the bottom section of Ceramic Pleasure is highly noticeable and beaming with joy.
As with all Ceramic Pleasure products, the Grasp can be heated and/or cooled, and it retains its temperature well. Being slimmer than the Deep Vein it’s also much less hefty and can even be used with a partner. I allowed Mr Peaches to gently wiggle the base of mine while I reached orgasm, which I highly recommend when using with another.
Orgasms with the Grasp we’re overly long nor mind-blowingly strong, but neither were they puny or worth the effort. Consider me ‘fulfilled’ when it comes to this dildo and you’re close to the mark. Close enough, at least.
The Grasp may not be perfect, but it is a wonderfully firm (and firmly displayed) recognition of Ceramic Pleasure’s ability to strike out and try a variety of different dildo designs, even when familiarity would potentially breed contempt in others.