Cal Exotics Surf City Centerfold pulsating G‑spot vibrator review

The first time I used the Cal Exotics Surf City Centerfold inter­nal­ly, I laughed at how quick­ly I came. I was not expect­ing that!

[Image: Cal Exotics Surf City Centerfold head shape comparison to LELO Mona 2]

And against my cli­toris? Testing toys like this one makes my end­less hours of writ­ing worth it.

This vibra­tor from Cal Ex fea­tures a clas­sic G‑spotty swell and 7″ of insertable length. Its bulging curve and length com­bine to make it a high­ly ver­sa­tile shape that can tar­get the G‑spot, A‑spot, and pos­te­ri­or fornix alike. That’s sur­pris­ing­ly uncom­mon among sil­i­cone vibra­tors. The LELO Mona 2, for exam­ple, is 7.75″ long total, but has a delin­eat­ed han­dle; only 5.25″ is designed to be insert­ed. But the Surf City Centerfold’s length and sleek body aren’t the main rea­sons why I tried it.

The claim of “thump­ing pul­sa­tions” was what drew me in. Moreover, I was­n’t famil­iar with such the Surf City Centerfold’s throb­bing mech­a­nism. Unlike the Fun Factory Stronic pul­sators, which move back-and-forth as a whole unit, the Surf City Centerfold’s pul­sa­tion is per­pen­dic­u­lar to the direc­tion of thrust­ing and iso­lat­ed to the plate. It’s a piston-like back-and-forth, not a swivel­ing oscil­la­tion like the Hot Octopuss Pulse III.

But how does the Surf City Centerfold feel?

[Image: 3/4 view of Cal Exotics Surf City Centerfold to illuminate its pulsing plate and control panel]

Throbbing pulsations

If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be “tap­ping.” The Surf City Centerfold’s swell nice­ly nes­tles into my front wal­l’s dip, like the thick end of the Desirables Dalia. Its puls­ing plate feels good. But the range of motion does­n’t pro­trude much. It can’t dig into my G‑spot as fin­gers could. That’s fine if a fast, flut­tery fin­ger­ing is enough for you. For me, that’s ample.

But the key word is “flut­tery”— don’t expect the Surf City Centerfold to be a pow­er­house pul­sator like the Fun Factory Stronic Real. It won’t do all of the work, hands-free, for you.

Nor is it qui­et, like the Stronics are. This thing is a loud and proud robot.

Here’s anoth­er incon­ve­nient truth: the Surf City Centerfold’s puls­ing plate damp­ens with pres­sure. If the bat­tery isn’t well-charged and I grind the head hard­core against my cli­toris, the move­ment stalls. Worse, it occa­sion­al­ly stops, but at least unlike the Maia Max, it resumes when pres­sure decreases.

Fortunately, the surf City Centerfold is more than enough for me to get off cli­toral­ly with­out the need to push hard. And it’s pow­er­ful enough that I often need to turn the speed down imme­di­ate­ly after orgasm. If you like gen­tly press­ing fin­gers against your cli­toris like a door­bell as I do, the Surf City Centerfold might be for you.

(Plus, it’s a sim­i­lar con­cept to the ioba­toys OhMyG, but more affordable.)

Controls and vibrations

[Image: Cal Exotics Surf City Centerfold and LELO Mona 2 side-by-side for shape comparison.]

One but­ton cycles through the three pul­sa­tion speeds, anoth­er through 3 vibra­tion inten­si­ties and sev­en pat­terns (ugh!), and the last but­ton turns the Surf City Centerfold on and off. Why the “ugh”? Because, while I enjoy stac­ca­to pat­terns with a thud­dy vibra­tor, this one’s buzz reminds me of watch bat­tery bul­lets. The pointy tip deliv­ers con­cen­trat­ed enough vibra­tions for me to get off, but that does­n’t mean they don’t suck. (Nor that they aren’t loud, for that mat­ter.) Yeah. It’s so sur­face lev­el that I can’t see any move­ment at all when I turn it on. With the sil­i­cone damp­en­ing it, it does­n’t feel much stronger than a vibrat­ing cell phone.

My verdict on the Cal Exotics Surf City Centerfold

[Image: Cal Exotics Surf City Centerfold side view to show the swelling and filling G-spot head]
Don’t get this toy if you expect…
But if I spent $60 on the Surf City Centerfold, I wouldn’t be mad

Its ver­sa­tile shape is some­where between the LELO Mona and the thick­er end of the Desirables Dalia. Think of the Surf City Centerfold as the sil­i­cone ver­sion, with a flex­i­ble neck, and a lit­tle something-something extra. It sucks as a vibra­tor, and its pul­sa­tion might not be as “thump­ing” as the pack­age claims.

Nevertheless, my cli­toris craves the rhyth­mic tap­ping. To me, its high ampli­tude and rel­a­tive­ly low fre­quen­cy are a refresh­ing change from con­ven­tion­al vibrations.

1 Response

  1. G says:

    Another well-put togeth­er review. 🙂

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