Zalo Sweet Magic Desire thrusting dildo and Temptation bullet review
I can’t just use my power drill-sounding fucking machine whenever I want. One week, I’m living with my boyfriend, and the next, I’m in an Airbnb with a stranger and her 4-year-old kid. Discretion matters, friends.
And self-thrusting dildos (also known as pulsators) like the Fun Factory Stronic Real and Zalo Sweet Magic Desire have motors that epitomize “whisper-quiet.” Instead of vibrating, these toys feature a hollow barrel with a magnetic weight that quietly shuttles back-and-forth.
Both are visually pleasing, but the aesthetic of Zalo’s Desire thruster further oozes with opulence. Its striking appearance leaves the uninitiated wondering: how does it feel? More specifically, how do the brawn of the Zalo Desire and the smaller Zalo Temptation bullet measure up to their beauty? They are ostensibly miniature fucking machines, after all.
The Zalo Sweet Magic Desire thruster’s power
Let me start by saying that the Zalo Desire thruster’s first setting is comparable to the Stronic Real‘s third or fourth setting. That sounds like good news to those who haven’t tried a pulsator. But with this kind of toy, there’s a trade-off: the faster the “thrusting,” the smaller the range of motion.
The Stronic Real‘s slowest speed thrusts about a half-inch back-and-forth. In comparison, the Desire’s amplitude is far more gentle, at a paltry quarter-inch. It would be more accurate to call it a jiggler than a thruster. Effective? For me, yes. My G-spot relishes the pointy tip’s nudging and the (mostly) hands-free orgasms.
But I want my readers to have realistic expectations of this pulsator. The Zalo Desire costs $30 less than the Stronic Real, and it lacks much of the “wow” factor during internal use. Remember: it was in the Stronic Real review that I wrote:
Some sex toys are so good that I struggle to write more than, “This toy is amazing. Buy it. You don’t need to read beyond this point, but I need to add more words. Words words words words words.”
In short, the Zalo Sweet Magic Desire’s motor is maybe 65% of the Stronic Real’s potency, but for 82% of the price.
What I do like about the Zalo Sweet Magic Desire
That 17% difference is not entirely in vain. During my Airbnb stay, the Zalo Desire thruster was my favorite toy to use externally. I’m a pinpoint princess who loves pointy tips and sharp edges against my clitoris to focus the power’s density into a small area— even when it’s not robust in absolute terms.
The higher speeds on the Zalo Desire pulsator to some feel like gentle vibrations, but to me, they feel like a low-pitched thud. Pinpoint, low frequency, high amplitude (relative to conventional vibrations), and quiet? It’s a fantastic fit for me. Think of it as like a fingertip, stroking with perfect consistency, that never gets tired.
How does the Zalo Sweet Magic Temptation thrusting bullet compare?
I can’t ignore the price, however. Hypothetically, if the smaller but similarly pointy Zalo Temptation thrusting bullet could deliver the same sensation as the Zalo Desire, I’d recommend it in a heartbeat as an attractively affordable alternative. So I asked Peepshow Toys if I could try both.
The Zalo Temptation thrusting bullet has a similar motor, but it lacks heft and momentum. And if I try to position it in the sweet spot, its already-small motion is dampened by friction from my hand. I can get off with it, but for $100? No, thanks— especially when the Magic Wand Plus (albeit serving a different niche) is $80.
My verdict: get a Fun Factory Stronic self-thrusting dildo instead
A year ago, when the Stronic Real was $199.99, I might have perhaps suggested the $139 Zalo Desire as the “lite” version. $60.99 is a substantial price difference. However, Fun Factory has since lowered their prices. The Stronic Real is now $169.99. (Or $152.99 if you use my coupon code, SUPERSMASHCACHE at Peepshow Toys.) And I think that price is worth it for a more adept all-arounder with more vroom.
I do wish that Fun Factory would release a new Stronic with a pointier tip. But unlike the Zalo Desire, Fun Factory’s Stronics can effortlessly rock my G-spot and internal clitoris— to the point where the one main downside is how often my orgasmic pelvic floor contractions push the Stronic Real out, and I have to push it back in. And that is fitting for something called a “thruster” at this price.