Screaming O Scoop – Sex Toy Review
You know how they say when it rains it pours? I feel that way about sex toys sometimes. Like… I can go years without ever reviewing a particular sex toy brand… and then all of a sudden the flood gates open and I suddenly have more toys from that brand than I know what to do with! This seems to be my current situation with Screaming O. In all my years of blogging about sex toys (which is like… half a decade at this point) I never owned anything from Screaming O… nothing… not even one of those cheap ass stretchy cock rings they sell in just about every novelty shop ever. Then Peepshow Toys sent me the Screaming O Toone and the Screaming O Scoop followed… and now its like the flood gates have opened, because I am suddenly tits deep in Screaming O products (so I guess, be on the lookout for those reviews sometime in the future). So… yeah… I wish this would happen with useful things, like money… or puppies… or even pizzas.
So, I didn’t mind the Screaming O Toone and I would even go so far as to say I actually liked it (as much as I can like a rabbit vibrator at any rate), but there was something about it that did leave me wanting more. Pulling the Scoop out of the box, while it is no where near as cute as the Toone (that goofy cartoony looking abstract rabbit) it did have a shape I was much more excited about. I really want to describe the shape as being similar to a Frito’s Scoop… but that is completely inaccurate… but they are one of my favorite chips… so I just really wanted the analogy to work… but it doesn’t… so I’ll keep thinking (I mean… I think Frito’s Scoop could work… if the chip wasn’t like… flat and scoopy…). Okay, so you know what it really looks like Like a really blunt dragon claw… or alligator tooth… or the fingernail of some kind of scary, yet fashionable, giant from up the beanstalk. Its shape is sort of bulbous at the bast that tapers off into a kind of blunt tip… honestly, I think fingernail might be the closest thing I can think of to the shape. The Screaming O packaging describes the shape of the Scoop as being a “gentle curve and contoured tip” … but I think I’ve nailed it with fingernail. Anyway, what excited me most about the shape of the Scoop versus the Toone is that the tip of the Scoop made it look like it would be much easier to direct a bit more pinpoint stimulation directly where I wanted it (which is usually my preferred way of using a vibrator).
Operating the Screaming O Scoop is pretty darn simple. To turn on, all one must do is press and hold down the power button (which is located on the front… not scooped side… of the vibrator) and wait for a few seconds until the toy vibrates to life. Tapping that same button again will cycle you through the toys functions, of which it has twenty total. That is far too many functions, nobody needs that many modes… especially when there is only one button to control them all. Sometimes I like to cycle between a lower and a higher speed on my vibrators, which is easy if you have an up and down button… but when the whole toy is controlled via a single, solitary button…it gets tedious real quick. Say I am enjoying function number 4 and I feel like I need to kick it up a notch or two so I ramp it up to 6 but then I decide “oh no, thats too much” and I need to back it down again… I have to cycle through every frickin’ mode that this toy has in order to find my way back to number 4. Its a less obnoxious feature on a vibrator that only has a few functions… but with twenty… it’s too much. If I could change one thing about the Screaming O Scoop, it would be to add a second button… give it an up/down function. And you can’t tell me “oh, no… we can’t do that… this toy is much too small for a second button!” Because I will call bullshit on that… this toy is at least palm sized… and there is plenty of unoccupied real estate for a second button. GIVE ME MY 2nd BUTTON DAMNIT!
One redeeming feature about the Scoop’s twenty functions (or FUNctions as Screaming O likes to say) is that ten of those functions are a range of constant speeds. Usually when a toy says I HAVE X NUMBER OF FUNCTIONS… it turns out it has three constant speeds and then a metric butt-ton of patterns that no one wants (okay… maybe someone wants them… but I sure don’t). So, at least with the Scoop’s twenty, I also get a wide range of intensities… and that is cool. When I first turned on the Scoop I was pleasantly surprised at how strong the initial setting was… the Scoop didn’t come here to mess around… it’s getting straight down to business! If you are the kind of person who likes to start off with a very gentle warm-up speed… this may be a little bit of a shock right off the bat… but I don’t think it’s anything too crazy high powered. The first five or six speeds, the Scoop emits a very delicious deep rumble that just turns me into butter… its very nice… but after that, things do trend more towards buzzy, and while they are excellently high powered… I don’t feel it quite as deep down as I do with those lower, more rumbly settings. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though, often times I do like those fast and buzzy vibrations… they do often bring me to orgasm very quickly. So I use the lower settings more for savoring the experience and then pump it up to those higher pitched buzzy settings when I’m ready to just let loose. When I placed the Scoop into a friends hands, they thought it felt more rumbly down the base of the toy, rather than up at the top. We had a “agree to disagree” sort of fight about it, I really feel like the rumble does make it up and out the tip, but they were swearing up and down it was not happening. So… now I doubt everything I think and I am spiraling down into a pit of self-doubt over this. Personally, I think it rumbles… I guess that is as good as I can tell you.
The next ten settings are all patterns. As you should well know by now, patterns rarely do anything for me, I am not a fan. To orgasm (usually) I need constant contact by both the toy and the vibrations… patterns leave too much of a gap and my clit quickly loses interest in those micro seconds of nothing happening. But, if you are a person who enjoys patterns, there is a pretty nice variation for those who wish to use them. Personally, I found none of them exciting and will never use my Scoop on anything beyond the ten constant speed settings. In all honesty, I think that Screaming O would have created a better toy by stopping at six intensity modes, dropping the four most buzzy and then cutting those patterns out (or at least in half). Then this would have been a fantastically rumbly toy without all the necessary flash that was added in to impress (but does nothing for me)… simple would have been better (especially if you aren’t going to give me a second damn operating button). But… even as is, the Scoop is still a reasonably nice toy (it’s just trying to hard to get your attention).
Going back to the shape of the toy (because I’m obsessed), I love it. It is just as excellent as I thought it would be. The (somewhat) flexible, contoured tip does everything I wanted it to do and more… it is a goddamn delight to my clit. I am able to press that rounded tip right up against my clit and really direct those rumbly vibrations down deep. The tip has just enough squish to it that I’m not hurting myself as I press down hard (as I like to do), but the tip does still remain just firm enough that I’m not loosing that pinpoint stimulation. Sometimes a toy billed as “flexible” ends up being too flexible and it bends and contorts under the weight I put against it (again… I really tend to push down hard and deep…), so I appreciate it being somewhat squishy without losing its shape. I also appreciate that it is easy to hold. I have been placing the butt end of the toy in the palm of my hand, my thumb down on the underside where the toy curves and then place my pointer finger on the button, this has allowed me to control the toy with relative ease and change through the settings without having to move the toy from my clit. Rolling the Scoop over onto its side and letting the curve kind of wrap around my clit felt VERY nice… in fact, this probably worked out better than using just the tip, as I got to feel a lot more of the rumble as it traveled through the body of the toy. The Scoop was definitely handing out respectable orgasms and in a reasonable amount of time (if a toy is too weak or the vibrations too shallow, it can take me ages upon ages to orgasm… often times I just get bored and stop before orgasming if I get one of those sorts of toys).
The Screaming O Scoop is rechargeable, hooray! To charge, all you’ve got to do is channel your inner alien and perform your very best anal probing. There is a long, thin, prob-like looking end on the charger… you just take that and jam it into the little silicone butthole of the scoop. Does that sound to graphic? Here… there is a little silicone looking button on the very bottom end of the Scoop, it doesn’t look like anything will fit into it… but trust me, the probe will fit. Just push it gently, it will go all the way in. The other end of the cable is just a standard USB and can be pluged into a computer/laptop or AC Adapter (you know, like that wall cube that came with your phone). When the rid light is on, the Scoop is charging once the red light turns off it means that the Scoop is fully charged (or that you have tripped over the cable and disconnected the Scoop from the cable…). Screaming O recommends that you charge your Scoop regularly every 1 to 2 months to preserve battery life (because science or something).
The price is another really attractive feature of the Scoop. It has the kind of rumbly vibrations that I expect out of a luxury vibrator, but at a fraction of the price! Currently the Scoop retails at about $45… which I still think is the upper end of affordable… like generally I think anything under $50 can be reasonably call affordable… but to me AFFORDABLE would be like… $25/$30… but I really can’t complain, like I said it has near luxury quality vibrations without that triple digit price tag.
Do I recommend the Screaming O Scoop? I think that I do, yes. Just like the Toone, the Scoop turned out to be a surprising little powerhouse (although, I guess I shouldn’t have been all that surprised) with some nice rumble. Because of the body shape, I definitely prefer the Scoop to the Toone (but if you are a rabbit fan, you may prefer the Toone) and like that I can lay the tip down next to my clit and get that pinpoint stimulation. The silicone has a very matte feel to it which gives it a nice drag, I think this feels really good against my skin, especially with a little dash of water-based lube… it still has that grabby feeling to it, but also slides well… I really enjoy how that feels running over my body. With the exception of it only having that one button… I have no other complaints about the Scoop, it is a pretty nice little toy. So, if you are looking for a rumbly, palm sized vibrator and don’t want to break the bank on something like a We-Vibe Wish, I think you’ll like it!
Also… because Toone was spelled with an extra e at the end, I kept wanting to add one to Scoop… I typed out Scoope many, many, many times… this review is littered with the corpses of deleted e‘s. Perhaps we should take a moment of quiet reflection in honor of those lost letters.
Pick up your Screaming O Scoop from the swell folks at Peepshow Toys! And as if being able to buy something from a store as cool as Peepshow Toys wasn’t enough… I am also throwing in a 10% discount! Use it to buy yourself a Screaming O Scoop or anything else your heart desires! Just use the code KITTEN at checkout and the discount will be applied to your cart!
The Screaming O Scoop was provided to me free of charge by Peepshow Toys in exchange for my honest review.