Review: Gal Pal by Doc Johnson

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0106_01_CD_F_1When Doc Johnson sent us the Gal Pal, I have to say we were skeptical. I said that it sort of looked more like a futuristic ray gun than a double ended dildo. Hubby said it reminded him of the kind of gag gift that might be given out at a bachelorette party; one where the giggly girls are too embarrassed to say, let alone see a, penis. (How exactly he knows what goes on at bachelorette parties, I don’t think I really want to know.) But regardless of what it looks like, it needed testing.

The Gal Pal is made of “platinum premium silicone” which worried me a bit with all the talk of toxic toys lately. However, Doc Johnson did indeed use a good quality silicone for this toy, as it passed the flame test with flying colors (99% of the time silicone will not melt when put over a flame). So when they claim it to be hypo-allergenic, phathalate free and top rack dishwasher safe I believe them. Unfortunately, the material is the only thing I liked about this toy.

The Gal Pal is similar in design to Fun Factory’s Share or Fuze Toys’ Tango in that it is designed with one end that is a curved bulb while the other is a straight shaft for penetrating your partner. Though that is where the similarities end. Unfortunately the differences are very pronounced and while I love the Tango, and thought the Share is quite respectable, the Gal Pal is not even tolerable.

I had numerous difficulties when trying to use the Gal Pal both with a partner and in solo play. These difficulties were caused primarily by the fact that it is so much smaller than the other double ended dildos that we have tested (as clearly seen in the picture).

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The Gal Pal measures 12.5” in length (from tip to tip). The bulb end is 3.25” insertable with a diameter of 1.25”, while the shaft end measures 5.5” insertable with the largest diameter of 1.5” near the base.

The Problems using it during Partner Play:

The Gal Pal is designed to be worn without a harness. I have been working my kegel muscles daily and am up to keeping in 2 of the LELO Luna Bead Noir (review pending) in for an extended period of time. But there is no way that I could keep the Gal Pal in without a harness. Gravity and motion combined with the small bulb made it impossible for me to move without fallout. Add to this that fact that the curve between the two ends is too floppy to get enough resistance with which to thrust.

Unfortunately, this toy is not designed to be used with a harness. I tried it in my favorite two harnesses and had issues with each one. The dildo slid right on out through the o-ring of the RodeoH harness as soon as it had the slightest resistance on the shaft. It did not work in the SpareParts HardWear harness either; though it stayed in the o-ring, the position the harness forced it into had the curve hitting the middle of my clit. This was not only extremely uncomfortable, but there was once again no resistance to thrust with.

Giving up is not in my nature; I tend to see things more like challenges to be overcome. But I made an exception for the Gal Pal. It was not going to work in partner penetration.

The Problem using it during Solo Play:

I had assumed that since it was shaped vaguely like the Share or Tango, it would be decent to masturbate with. That will teach me to make assumptions.

The floppiness that I encountered between the two ends, made it too difficult to use the bulb as a handle, even when I asked a partner to fuck me with it. The flexibility in the material made it difficult to consistently hit my g-spot. And although I don’t like to think of myself as a size queen, the shaft was far to narrow to really grip on when using a clit vibrator as well.

I would NOT recommend the Gal Pal to anyone. In fact, I don’t even think I could bear to give it away as a bachelorette gag gift. I am really not sure what Doc Johnson had in mind with this toy – perhaps a less expensive version of the Share or Tango? If so, you definitely get what you pay for.

Full Disclosure: We did not purchase this product, it was sent to us specifically for review. Our policy is to, regardless of how we acquired a product, review it fairly and openly. No writer for Life On The Swingset will ever deliberately mislead our readers into believing that a product is good because of anything we received from the company. We are open and honest, and cannot be bought or bribed. If we love a product, we'll tell you, if we don't, BELIEVE us, we'll tell you that too. End disclaimer.

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Zoe first described herself as "bad at monogamy" until about five years ago when she and her husband discovered the term that actually described her: polyamorous. Since then they have opened their family to other partners. Zoe is currently juggling relationships with her husband, their two kids, her husband's girlfriend, and a slew of friends/loves that she calls her tribal poly family. She can be reached on facebook or on twitter @ZoeHanis

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