Detailed Real Touch Review
Debuting in early 2009 to an amazed crowd at the Adult Entertainment Expo, Real Touch, by AEBN, quickly became an internet sensation. Blogs and websites buzzed about the sleekly designed new product that could simulate sex to an astoundingly realistic degree.
Later that year, Real Touch finally became available to an eager public. Positive experiences with the device abounded, however, criticism of the pay per minute usage fees stalled what would have been an overall positive experience.
In May 2010 AEBN, RealTouch's parent company, announced that they would provide a more flexible pricing structure. In addition to pay per minute viewing they would provide a free usage feature, a 7 day rental, and an unlimited rental.
After announcing it's new pricing structure new interest arose in Real Touch, and it was after the new pricing was announced that I decided to purchase a RealTouch and provide this review.
Ordering and shipping Real Touch
Ordering a RealTouch is a simple process. As a matter of fact, many mainstream retail stores could take a lesson from Real Touch's ordering process. AEBN has taken great strides in gaining trust and confidence from their consumers. After entering your payment and shipping information you are taken to a screen showing what step your order is in.
Your order will display within 4 steps. The first is the actual ordering, the second tells you that they are processing your order, the third telling you that your RealTouch has shipped, and the final step will ask you to activate your Real Touch, more on that later.
RealTouch is shipped via UPS so when your order is shipped, you can take advantage of UPS's excellent tracking system to know exactly where your order is. Shipping is quick, I received my RealTouch in two business days.
RealTouch comes shipped discreetly in a plain brown box. Nothing on the box states 'Real Touch' or 'virtual sex device' so if you have nosy uptight neighbors, don't worry.
Inside, the RealTouch is packed securely in plenty of bubble wrap and large rubber-bands keep it secure during shipping.
Hooking up and activating Real Touch
Upon first look, the wires that come with Real Touch can look a little confusing. You'll need a free USB slot and a free power outlet. The user guide makes hooking up the Real Touch easy, and it only takes seconds. Once hooked up, you'll enter the device ID that comes on your mini usb tower. Once entered, Real Touch.com verifies your ID and you're all set up! The set up process looks a little confusing but it's incredibly simple.
The website that's the core of the entertainment of Real Touch is rather huge, and constantly expanding with new content. It seemed that every porn start that I searched for on RealTouch.com had at least one scene. In addition to searching for individual porn stars you can search by category (genre) and sex act.
One interesting thing to note, RealTouch.com has a wishlist feature. If you're unable to find a porn star or fetish that you like you can request it.
I should also add that RealTouch.com has an extensive gay section, but as a straight man I only explored the straight section.
All the options for each video is clearly labeled, allowing you to stream it, rent it for 7 days, or purchase it as an unlimited rental.
The Real Touch device
I was surprised how solid the Real Touch feels in my hands. There's a decent weight to it, but it's comfortable enough to hold with one hand. The outer shell is made of a textured plastic with rubbery accents. I would have liked that that the outer shell actually had more rubberized (fleshy) parts to it, I think that would have given more of a tactile stimulation during the Real Touch's use.
The entry to the Real Touch is made of a fleshy rubber. If you have ever felt a cyberskin product, the feel is very similar.
The Real Touch comes apart by pressing two tabs inward which separates the outer shell from it's inner workings. Inside, the Real Touch consists of two flesh colored textured belts. The belts feel like they are made of the same material as the entry. It feels very realistic to skin. Taking a look inside also reveals the heating elements, lube dispenser and reveals the entry has a motorized part that allows it to grip the penis. Overall, it all looks solidly put together.
Putting the shell back on can be a little tricky. However I've never had a problem in getting it go back together. Overall, the design of the RealTouch is really impressive.
Using Real Touch
After filling the Real Touch with lube I was ready to power it on. Once powered on the Real Touch goes through a two minute warm up process. The warm up process consists of the belts spinning rapidly. The Real Touch user manual makes sure to point out a few times 'DO NOT PUT YOUR PENIS IN DURING THE WARM UP PROCESS'. To be quite honest, I was a little intimidated by the Real Touch after seeing and hearing it go through its warm up process.
I'm going to put my penis in there?!
However, for the sake of journalism I decided to man up and continue; I'm glad I did.
Finally, I was ready to give Real Touch a shot. To make sure that everything was connected okay, I decided to use the free use feature of Real Touch. I was hard and ready. I made sure to add some lube to my penis before entering the Real Touch. I slid my penis into the Real Touch and found it pleasantly tight. I then pushed play on the free track. It asks if I would like to open it in Windows Media Player and after clicking 'yes' Windows Media Player opens and loads the track.
Then Real Touch starts working. My initial reaction was of jaw dropping surprise.
I just wasn't prepared by how good it feels. In my mind I was preparing myself for something pretty basic. But the sensations that Real Touch is capable of is incredible. The realistic feeling of something stroking your cock, playing with the the head of your cock, the warming sensations, and the wetness...wow. I hardly made it through the halfway point of the free track before I orgasmed. And what an orgasm!
In my lifetime, I've had quite a few orgasms. Now, for me, the best orgasm is achieved when a woman is giving me a blowjob and she allows me to cum in her mouth. As she swallows my cum she continues to suck and stroke my cock. As my body twitches and writhes almost trying to escape the intense pleasure she continues to stroke, suck, and lick. That's what Real Touch orgasms feel like.
I stopped the track and pulled out of the Real Touch. I just sat there for a minute grinning widely and even laughing to myself. I couldn't believe it. It lives up to the hype.
However, now came the moment I was dreading with the Real Touch, the cleaning. I took it to the tub and started a gently stream of warm water. Cleaning it was actually a lot easier than I had thought. Just simply run it under water add some dish soap, and gently pinch and pull the belts to make sure it's thoroughly cleaned. I patted it dry and then set it on a towel to let continue to air dry.
After my first experience with the Real Touch I was incredibly excited for my next. The next day I sat down and really browsed the content available on RealTouch.com. I was really impressed by how much content is available for Real Touch. Finally, I decided to go with a scene of one of my favorite porn stars, Bree Olson in the video 'Scene 1 from Barely Legal POV'. One great thing about Real Touch videos is that they cut right to the chase, it's straight to the sex.
As soon as I started the video, I was right in the action of a Bree Olson blowjob. I then realized how integral video and audio are to the RealTouch experience. It's amazing, every action that Bree Olson made to the onscreen cock I could feel on my own. Even more amazing was how realistic it felt.
Every stroke, lick, and tongue flick is accurately recreated by Real Touch. At one point Bree takes the cock and rubs it around her lips, I don't know how the Real Touch does it, but I could feel that!
I orgasmed before the scene was over, but during the time I experienced a Bree Olson blowjob, hand job and full sex.
My overall experience with Real Touch has been incredible. After owning it for a while I use it 2 to 3 times a week. I has held up very well. With regular use I have not noticed any wear and tear. With reasonable handling Real Touch is very durable.
As far as criticisms, Real Touch is far from being discreet. The device itself is rather large and comes with thick power cords and usb cables. If you plan on hiding this away when not in use, plan on creating a sizable space in the closet or dresser drawer. Additionally, Real Touch is not quiet. The whirring motors are pretty loud, which causes me to turn up the volume to max on most videos. Again, if you plan on using the Real Touch discreetly, I recommend using it when you have the house to yourself.
Another criticism is I wish cleaning would be a little easier. I'm always nervous when I pull on the belts that they'll tear. Hopefully, future editions of Real Touch will address this. A dial that would allow a user to spin the belts manually would be most welcome.
In conclusion, I highly recommend Real Touch. It's a unique sexual experience well worth the price. Having tried most other virtual sex devices there really is no comparison. Real Touch is the premiere technology in virtual sex.