Toy Review – The Ditto by We-Vibe

 In Review

I never saw myself putting something more unpleasant into my butt than that one Tantus plug I bought when I was 19 and knew nothing about butts, but I was sorely mistaken.

 

Side view of We-Vibe Ditto butt plug

 

Hah. See what I did there. Sorely. Butts. YA GET IT? Oh, you will…

 

I’m not even certain how you can get a butt plug so wrong, but We-Vibe managed it, which is extra disappointing to me because I keep trying really damn hard to like We-Vibe toys but so far I’ve come up only 1 for 6.

 

The Ditto is We-Vibe’s first foray into butt stuff but I hope it’s not their last because this thing needs improvement. Much like almost every other toy in their line, its motor is as strong and rumbly as something of its size can reasonably pack, it’s non-porous silicone, it’s waterproof, it’s app-compatible, and it’s this gorgeous deep blue color I’m really in love with. What’s so wrong with it then?

 

Well, first of all, I really do not understand We-Vibe’s weird obsession with magnetic charging ports considering they implement them so fucking terribly. True to We-Vibe charger fashion, if your cable is even the slightest bit kinked, your charger will not stay connected to your toy (HUGE problem with the Tango since it rolls, also a problem with the Touch – can we give up the magnets already?)

 

 

Front view of We-Vibe ditto with charger cable

 

This is really the very, very, absolutely LEAST of your worries though when it comes to the Ditto. Problem numero uno is the damn shape. This toy hurts, there’s no way around it for me. We-Vibe basically took the G-spot arm from their wearables line, reinforced it a little, and put a base on it. You would think this wouldn’t be so bad, except it’s the pointiest thing I’ve ever tried putting in any of my orifices (worse than the Rave – I’m starting to think We-Vibe has a serious sharp edges problem. Who has that kind of problem when you’re designing sex toys?) The flattened off bottom and domed top leave for two thin and sharp feeling sides that my anus is none too fond of encountering. (Obviously no part of this toy is actually sharp, but our genitals are far more sensitive than other parts of our body so things that look okay can still feel very, very bad.) Sayings like “why reinvent the wheel?” and “don’t fix what ain’t broke” come to mind here. I don’t even know what the justification is for this new shape of plug, what possible benefit is it supposed to have besides just being different for the sake of being different? What’s so wrong with round plugs!?

 

Top view of We-Vibe ditto butt plug

 

I have to imagine that the average butt plug user would enjoy a shape that is relatively symmetrical, since it allows for stretching in all directions evenly. Unless We-Vibe is trying to tap into the odd-shapes-market, which I don’t believe they are, this design was a major mistake. I’m the kind of do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do lazy idiot who can pop an nJoy plug into her ass with a bit of spit and courage when she can’t be bothered to hunt down some lube, I go long periods of time with absolutely no butt stuff whatsoever and then jump right into a giant plug or rigorous ass-fucking, but nothing and I mean nothing in my life has ever hurt so much to insert, to the point where sometimes I just give up trying at all for the day, as the We-Vibe Ditto.

 

Top view of the We-Vibe Ditto butt plug

 

Even once the plug is in, things don’t look up. Both my vag and my ass have a short ring of tissue right at their entrances that is super duper sensitive to just about everything – this is why I don’t go for insertables with lots of bumps or ridges or other textures, they’re incredibly painful to fully thrust in and out of my body. Even some of my most plain toys can cause some issues and don’t allow for full-length thrusts, but at least once a toy’s detail is past that ring of tissue it’s usually smooth sailing. The next several inches of either orifice give no fucks about what’s in them, I can feel sensation but I hardly feel detail. I mostly just feel full. But the Ditto? Oh the Ditto….it’s the hurt that keeps on giving. I can’t find any position of myself or the toy in which my butt can forget that it’s being sharply impaled on some oblong torture device disguised as something that is supposed to cause me any kind of pleasure.

 

The icing on the pain cake is I think I’m not even wearing it in the correct, or rather best direction. The instructions show that it can technically be worn either way, with the domed top aiming towards your front or towards your spine, but if I were a person with a prostate I would probably want it aimed so that it could press the most upon said prostate – that is not the direction I wear it of course. The opposite direction is impossible, completely and utterly impossible for me and oh my god did I make the mistake of trying to turn it around while it was still inside me. The only pro I can think of for wearing the plug in the “wrong” direction is that at least the off-center base that I’m left to assume is supposed to cup the perineum/scrotal area when worn in the direction that would best push on the prostate, doesn’t block my vulva and is instead shoved up my butt crack.

 

Front view of We-Vibe Ditto

 

I thought that at the very least I’d be able to hold onto the Ditto since there is a noticeable difference in size between the largest part of the insertable and the “neck” or “stem” that connects it to the base, and it seems so damn hard to get in that it must be secure, but I would yet again be very wrong. I’ve never had any trouble with any of my nJoy plugs accidentally finding their way out of my ass but when I started playing with my clit in an attempt to actually enjoy the Ditto, just a small handful of pelvic floor spasms squeezed the Ditto right out of me. I take it as a sign.

 

I wanted to give the Ditto one last chance before publishing a review – I wanted to try it while having PIV sex. I thought maybe it could have some small saving grace, maybe it would suddenly be really enjoyable under different circumstances, maybe it would be really great for my partner – so great I could ignore how awful it’s been for me thus far, maybe maybe maybe. I should at least try, right? To be fair?

 

Side view of We-Vibe Ditto butt plug

 

I figured I’d give it a test run with a dildo to see if it was even going to be possible before I made a big deal of needing to incorporate it during sex, but on the day I decided to try I couldn’t even get the Ditto in my butt at all. Every angle hurt, every position hurt, I pushed and pushed but my butt was actively rejecting my plans, if my butt had its own foot then it had put its foot down, the Ditto was not happening. Just for funsies I decided I’d try putting the dildo in my ass instead and wouldn’t ya know...that was one of the easiest things I’d done all week and it felt great. Not stabby.

 

My butt and the Ditto are just not meant to be. The simplest of design tweaks has the potential to change everything for me, but the Ditto as it is now is a 100% no-go in my collection of things to pop into my ass and I am done trying.

 

Big thanks to Good Vibes for sending me the Ditto to review!

If you want to try the Ditto for yourself you can purchase one through This Link

 

Tl;dr – We-Vibe Ditto

  • the real sexpert

    first of all, it sounds like you have torn the tissue around your anus by forcing toys in there before anal stretching. you cant just shove toys in your genitals and expect it to feel good. second of all, you dont sound experienced whatsoever in the realm of toys. magnetic charging allows the toy to be fully water proof/submersible without any possibility of water seeping into the toy. also, you shouldnt be thrusting plugs in and out of your body anyway? plugs are are to be kept in the anus during play. makes me questions whether you even put a proper lube on the toy before ramming it in there. i personally have this toy and it is the best anal toy i have gotten in my life. the vibrations are perfect. the shape is exactly spot on and the stopper is ergonomically CORRECT for anal toys. circle stoppers cause plugs to get stuck inside of the anus. please educate yourself in the sex industry and then get back to us with a proper review.

    • I’d like to address a few things in this comment.

      First of all, I don’t call myself an expert, or a “sexpert”. In fact, I state the exact opposite on my Policies Page : http://sexbloggess.com/disclaimers-policies/ This blog is my personal opinions on toys I have used on my own body.

      YOU seem to have a lot of misinformed opinions about what I do with MY body so lets address that.

      – I’ve never experienced any anal tearing. Just because I think a toy’s shape is uncomfortable doesn’t mean that I have torn my ass open on it or even that I have done *anything* wrong. I’m not the only person who has negatively reviewed the Ditto because of it’s uncomfortable design, and we haven’t all torn our asses up. It’s simply not suited for all bodies.

      – I don’t “just shove” anything into my genitals. There is a difference between “this doesn’t feel comfortable” and “I think continuing with this will cause me bodily injury” and I happen to be able to tell where that line is in regards to my own body. To say that a toy hurts doesn’t mean that I have brutalized myself with it.

      – I literally mention in the second paragraph that the Ditto is waterproof? My qualms with the magnetic charger on the Ditto are entirely about the cable not staying connected, nothing about submergibility.

      – There’s no reason you can’t do shallow thrusts with a plug. Absolutely none. If you want to argue that the shape makes it a problem then you would be wrong, there are umpteen dildos that are perfectly anal safe that have bubbles and bulges and knots and curves and all sorts of design elements that could mimic the shape of a plug and as long as they are non-porous with an adequate base they are all perfectly fine to go in your ass. But more importantly….I never mentioned trying to thrust the Ditto in and out of my ass. At best you’re misreading a section of the post where I discuss my dislike for textured dildos, not plugs. I describe the discomfort that a textured dildo causes me, and then I explain that the discomfort of the Ditto is even worse.

      – Again, I don’t “ram” anything “in there.” I have made mention on multiple posts that yes, I will sometimes opt for saliva instead of lube, because I know my body and because yes I can use just my spit to insert my large pure plug into my ass with LITERALLY NO DISCOMFORT WHATSOEVER. I will reiterate, I’m well aware of the dangers tearing your anal tissue can cause and I have absolutely no interest in such things so I do not under any circumstance actually force, ram, jam, or shove anything into my ass or any other orifice. If by chance you or any other reader happens to come across those words in any of my other reviews or posts it’s an error in my writing style which tends to take a personal conversational tone. Regardless of all of that, yes I indeed used plenty of lube when testing out the Ditto, just like I do with lots of other toys. I have an entire post on anal play where I encourage readers to work slowly, use lots of lube, and not force anything if they’re uncomfortable, but at the end of the day people get to know their own bodies and adjust their behaviour accordingly. I’ve been fucking my ass for well over a decade, I know what my ass can take, I know what kind of lubrication and how much I need with each different object I use, I know when I need to slow down and when I can speed up, etc etc etc. I’m going to keep saying it – The problem with the Ditto is the shape is not suited for all bodies, it has nothing to do with anything I did or did not do in my attempts to test it out.

      – I’m really glad it works for you. That doesn’t mean it works for everyone and you’d be a better “sexpert” if you didn’t dismiss people’s negative reviews because they don’t align with your own experiences. You’d especially do well to not assume that a person must have done everything wrong if a toy doesn’t work well for them.

      – My complaint about the base of the plug wasn’t that it was not round, it was that when I’m wearing it in the direction that is most comfortable for me, it completely blocks access to my vagina, making double penetration impossible. And while yes, if the circular base of a plug is the same or smaller in diameter than the body of the plug, they are quite likely to find their way inside the ass and get stuck (something else I made note of in my anal post) most people have no issue using properly sized plugs with circular bases. This is another instance of needing to know your own body. If you noticed my repeated mentions across my site of my love for the nJoy Pure Plugs you would be well aware that I have no issue whatsoever with oblong bases and actually prefer them to circular ones anyway.

      I have no idea what caused you to be so very angry about my simple dislike for this butt plug but I hope it’s something you can manage better when you come across a negative review for a toy you like in the future.