I bought my first prosthetic to use for sex about three years ago. I got a fairly straight forward, semi-realistic looking one. Partly I didn’t know much about this stuff and partly it was inexpensive and had positive reviews. At this point, it’s getting old, I think maybe from the way I stored it for a while, the rod inside the shaft is weakening and I’m not too sure about using it much anymore. Plus, I never really liked it. I wanted something realistic, the person I was with at the time didn’t.
I’ve thought about it, asked some questions, and looked around and I decided to go ahead and purchase the Goodfella. It’s made with the VixSkin, which gives it as realistic a feel as possible for something synthetic. From the pictures I’ve seen and reviews, it looks very realistic with vein lines, skin, etc. Also, the set up means it has balls that hang where they should; the part that inserts into the harness is behind the balls, meaning they hang free even while packing. This is the only model I found that does this. So on the scale of realism, this model seems to be the highest out there, without going to the extremes of I guess you could call them “legitimate prosthetic” that sell for $400+.
It’s also the right size. A lot of models seem to be really long, generally being about 7-8 inches. Even the ones that are realistic models. Personally, I wanted something more in the average range of 5.5-6. My current one is 6 and it works just fine. This model is 5.5 inches. It’s a medium size girth, which is also good. Overall, I think this one actually fits the average size of a cis-guy, it’s about how large I’d want something that I was using, and falls into the comfort zone of my partner.
I’m debated briefly between vanilla and caramel. I worry that the vanilla will end up being an unnatural kind of pale skin. I am very pale so in the past I’ve gotten the “pink” coloured prosthetic. Those typically don’t look like a natural skin tone, at least not to me. The vanilla is the option I went with, just because I don’t want caramel to be too dark and look wrong with my skin.
Also, the price is definitely where I want it. It costs $126 normally. I found a 15% off code, that puts it to $107. Plus shipping, it cost $130 and should hopefully be here by Saturday. What makes it really nice is that I wasn’t really planning on getting it for a little while, with trying to organize school at the moment, but I just got an email saying that I’m getting about $80 for doing two parades with my unit. (The one parade was more than expected, the other I had actually forgotten about…) So I actually don’t feel bad going ahead with this and buying it.