Today’s review is the third and final in my series featuring the new Addiction range from BMS (check out Luke and Steven if you haven’t already!) The final toy in the series is the Edward realistic dildo.
Let’s take a closer look.
Edward Design & Materials
The Edward is a realistic dildo in a pale white flesh tone. It is gently curved and features lifelike detailing on the shaft and a pronounced, realistic-looking head.
The Edward is made of 100% silicone, which is non-porous and body-safe (it’s also easy to sterilise – just pop the toy in a pan of boiling water for 10 minutes, and any germs or bacteria will be killed). The material is very soft and squishy, making it a great entry point for people new to insertable toys… or just a good choice if you know you don’t like things too rigid.
The Edward measures 6″ in total length (5.5″ insertable) and 1.5″ in diameter at the widest point. It features a suction cup base, which makes it ideal for both hands-free solo play and strap-on sex. This is probably the most ideal toy from the Addiction range for strap-on play, as it doesn’t have balls (which can make it trickier to keep a toy in place in a harness). Thanks to the flared base, you can also safely use the Edward for anal play.
Like the other Addiction toys I’ve tried, the Edward comes with a mini single-speed vibrating bullet. It requires 3 x LR44 watch batteries, which are included.
Edward Realistic Dildo In Use
The Edward is by far my favourite of the realistic dildos I’ve tried from the BMS Addiction range.
When it comes to inserting the toy, the matte silicone can be quite grabby against your skin. Using plenty of water-based lube is the best way to ensure maximum comfort and pleasure. Shape and design wise, I found the Edward easy to insert and manipulate. The suction cup makes a convenient “handle”.
The best thing about the Edward compared to the other Addiction toys I’ve reviewed is its curved shape. If you’re looking for precision G-spot or prostate (P-spot) action, a curved dildo is the way to go. The Edward’s curve works brilliantly for my body. Combined with the pronounced head, it makes targeted G-spotting easy.
This dildo is more “average” in size than the larger Steven and Luke, but that can be a good thing. I don’t particularly gravitate towards size when it comes to dildos – shape (the aforementioned curve) is far more important. Considering that the average erect penis is supposedly about 5.1″ inches in length (source), the Edward is likely to feel closer to being penetrated by a human lover.
If I have one complaint, it’s that I would have preferred the Edward to be a little bit firmer. Some flex in a toy can be nice, but this is maybe a little too flexy to be completely ideal. Of course, your mileage may vary and if you don’t like too much firmness or pressure, the Edward might be your dream dildo.
About That Bullet Vibe…
If you’ve read my previous Addiction reviews, you’ll know what I think of the included vibrating bullet. Tl;dr version: it’s a weak, buzzy waste of time. If manufacturers are going to include bonus vibrators with their dildos, I wish they’d do it properly. Otherwise, I wish they just wouldn’t bother. Leaving them out would reduce the overall price of the product a little, and there are far better bullet vibes on the market.
I also worry about including a mini bullet in with a toy that is clearly aimed primarily at the beginner market. Why? Because when I was new to sex toys, I tried this type of weak vibrator. When I couldn’t get off with it, when it numbed my clit and left me confused and frustrated, I thought there was something wrong with me.
Sex toy beginners, please hear this: there’s nothing wrong with you if you can’t get off with a weak and buzzy vibe, or indeed any toy. You just need to find what works for your body.
Overall, the Edward is a nice realistic dildo that does its job well. It’s well designed, safe, and suitable for a range of different purposes including hands-free penetration, strap-on sex, and anal play.
Best of all, the Edward retails for a very affordable £22.83. I’m so pleased to see more and more affordable body-safe toys hitting the market all the time. Being on a budget doesn’t need to mean settling for crap quality or unsafe materials!
Thanks to The Pleasure Garden for sending me this toy to review. All views, as ever, are my own. You can support the site by shopping through the affiliate links in this post.