I want to be glowing about the We-Vibe Ditto Anal Plug. I really do. It just has so much going for it! But it’s the few flaws that leave me feeling a little flat about the latest offering from We-Vibe.
The We-Vibe Ditto is completely wrapped in body-safe silicone with a smooth matte finish. A close look shows very fine seams on the bulb and base of the toy, but in testing, they were not noticeable at all. It measures about 3.5″ long, with 3″ insertable and 1.25″ at its widest point on the bulb. The We-Vibe Ditto is rechargeable using an included USB cable, and attaches to the toy using magnetic leads on the base. Next to the charging leads, there is a single button used to turn the toy on and off, cycle through the 10 functions, and set the toy to “Pairing Mode” for use with the We-Connect app. Also included with the We-Vibe Ditto is a small remote that functions much the same way as the button. It remembers the last pattern used when powered on.
Being completely sealed in the silicone, the We-Vibe Ditto is waterproof. It can be cleaned with soap and water and sanitized with a 10% bleach solution or rubbing alcohol. Due to the electronics in the toy, sanitizing by boiling or a high-heat dishwasher is not recommended.
It retails for about $130.
Even before inserting the We-Vibe Ditto, I noticed a few things that were going to influence how this toy was going to work for me. First, the We-Vibe motor in the plug was very rumbly, even more so than some traditional vibrators twice its size. Next was the size. It was so small, perhaps too small. Being a toy advertised as for beginners, I knew why it was small. It wasn’t that I was afraid it would fall out during testing – the shape and curve is good for staying put. My worry was it would have trouble sitting comfortably and feel as though it was not fully inserted during testing. The last thing I noticed was the remote, which looked a lot like other We-Vibe remotes.
Inserting the We-Vibe Ditto was very easy; just lube and go. It required no warm-up for me, but I’d suggest warming up with one finger for anyone new to anal play, as the toy is about two fingers wide at its widest. And that’s when I felt it: the feeling that a toy isn’t all the way in, but you know its buried to the hilt. The neck of the plug wasn’t long enough, causing the bulb rest just inside the sphincter. There was no familiar ‘pop’ to let me know the plug was secure. It didn’t hurt; it was more of an annoyance, really. At this point, I turned the toy on and rested on all fours on the bed. The deep, rumbly vibrations helped to ease the annoyance somewhat. I also found that turning the toy on before insertion helped as well, and did so in later tests. Sittting also helped, but standing and walking were irritating.
Next, I tested the remote for the We-Vibe Ditto. As expected, the range was about two feet, tops. Sitting in my chair, I’d literally have to point it at my butt for it to register. Mary couldn’t use it at all from her desk a whole five feet away. But when in range, I was able to cycle through all of the functions, as well as control the intensity of the vibrations for the functions that weren’t constant.
The toy didn’t reach my prostate at all, but being a plug, and a small one at that, I never expected it to.
What I wasn’t expecting was just how powerful the motor was. I mean, I’d held it in my hand and booped it to my nose while it was on, so I knew it was powerful. But it wasn’t until it was in that I could realize just how much power they had packed in that little thing. We-Vibe makes rumbly toys, and this was no exception. I love choppy patterns in anal toys, and with the deep vibrations of the We-Vibe Ditto, the toy hit all the right nerves beautifully.
We got a little more out of the We-Vibe Ditto when we paired it to the We-Connect app. It let us use our phones as remotes for it, added a few more functions, and the ability for Mary playfully make new patterns for me to guess. The only issue we ran into with We-Connect was that the app would randomly disconnect from the toy, disconnect us from each other, or crash altogether. However, our phones are old and weird, and that probably played a big roll in our experience with it.
The one thing that was ever-present, throughout all the testing of the We-Vibe Ditto, was that annoying feeling that the toy just wasn’t all the way in. That feeling only got more irritating as time wore on. Each time we tested, not even an hour of play in, my sphincter would start to ache and I’d have to take it out.
It’s frustrating how close this came to just right. With an unimposing length and width, the We-Vibe Ditto bills itself as great toy for people who are new to anal play. Sadly, this is one design decision that really kept me from giving this toy a shining review. It’s easy to put in, sure, but if it will aggravate you while using it, you’re not going to get pleasure from it. If they had only made the We-Vibe Ditto even a quarter of an inch longer in the neck, I think these problems would have been solved. Even worse, I can’t recommend this for anal novices. If a beginner gets this, tries it, and feels that irritation, they might write off anal exploration as something that is not for them. The final nail in its coffin is the $130 price tag. I have yet to find a vibrating plug that checks all the boxes. I guess I’ll keep looking.
Thanks to Good Vibrations for sending this toy to us!