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Test driving the Helix...
  • Pan
    Posts: 249
    I just finished my first session with the Helix and the best word I can think of to describe my experience is: ASTOUNDING!

    Although I've been happily using my Aneros Classic model for over 5 years now, the new Helix improved on the original design so much that for me, it feels almost custom made.

    For one thing, the new Helix abutment tab is much closer to the base and hits my 'sweet spot' perfectly. Unlike the blade shape of the original design, it has a wider base, but with a much smaller surface area overall, which allows it to massage more deeply and yet more comfortably than my Classic model. It also stayed put for the entire 90 minute session. With my Aneros Classic, I would usually have to re-adjust the tab at least a couple times in a session. The Helix tab never slipped out of place, even after standing up, lying down, rolling over, walking, etc.

    But what really blew me away was the new shape of the insertion piece. Right from the moment of insertion, I could feel it's more 'aggressive' design massaging my prostate. Normally with the Aneros Classic, I would begin by lying on my side and spending a good 15-20 minutes doing some warm-up exercises with deep breathing and sphincter control before moving on to the Super-O's. But with the Helix I was already starting to feel orgasmic within 5 minutes and felt compelled to skip the warm-ups entirely.

    Even when I was just switching to a lying down position, I could feel the Helix working against my prostate. I was surprised at how every little movement of my hips, every deep breath, or even the slightest contraction of my anal sphincter produced such strong sensations of pleasure all within the first 10 minutes!

    Normally with my Aneros Classic, I would expect a 'building' phase of at least 30-60 minutes before the really strong orgasms would start happening, and here I was having my first Super-O within 15 minutes, and I wasn't even trying yet!

    From there, my session seemed to take on a \\\"life of it's own.\\\" The orgasmic waves of pleasure were surfacing twice as fast and twice as powerful as what I normally would experience. What really struck me was how effortless and automatic the Super-O's were. They just kept coming and I didn't have to 'do' anything but hang on for the ride! The feeling of my prostate being pleasantly massaged was almost constant no matter what I did, or didn't do.

    Another surprise was how mobile and responsive the Helix felt inside me. It seemed to need only the slightest contractions from my sphincter to produce huge results, and the orgasms themselves were somehow more easily influenced in this way. I felt I could actually change the 'pitch' of an orgasm even as it was happening by relaxing or contracting ever so slightly. I never felt this kind of control with my Aneros Classic.

    Overall, I think I experienced perhaps 10 or more Super-O's in a 90 minute session, which isn't a personal record in terms of number, but definitely in terms of TIME. They all just happened so fast, and the funny thing is I only started my session with the intention of 'getting a feel for it.' I had planned on saving the Super-O's for another day. But something about this design works so well for me, that I felt I had little choice other than to let it have it's way with me. With the Aneros Classic, I always felt like I was meeting a partner half-way to achieve the Super-O's, but the Helix felt like being carried to orgasm over and over.

    Basically, the Helix is everything I always wanted the Aneros Classic to be (and I was pretty darn happy with the Classic already). In the first 20 minutes I knew the Helix was my new favorite. I honestly thought after 5 years I'd seen it all in terms of what the Aneros could do for me, but the Helix proved me wrong, very, very wrong. I can't wait to see where else this thing takes me.

    In conclusion, if you're one of the many newbies who has an MGX or SGX and find it pleasurable but can't seem to get 'over the edge' to the Super-O, I highly recommend the Helix. I find the prostatic sensations of the Helix are so much more powerful than my Classic model, that it would almost be difficult NOT to have multiple orgasms.

    Cheers,

    Pan :-)


  • How far did you slip it in? It can stop in two positions; at the end or at the larger diameter area before.
  • Pan
    Posts: 249
    Interesting. I haven't read anywhere that it's designed to be inserted only to the larger-diameter portion prior to the base. I would think that doing so would make it less effective, both due to less internal pressure on the prostate and certainly less external pressure from the abutment tab against the perineum.

    I always follow the manufacturer's instructions for the original Aneros, which was to insert it approximately halfway by hand, and then allow it to simply 'slip itself' in the rest of the way. So for me, both the Aneros Classic and the Helix are always fully inserted before I start my sessions.

    How have you been using your Helix?

  • Originally Posted By: Pan
    Interesting. I haven't read anywhere that it's designed to be inserted only to the larger-diameter portion prior to the base. I would think that doing so would make it less effective, both due to less internal pressure on the prostate and certainly less external pressure from the abutment tab against the perineum.

    I always follow the manufacturer's instructions for the original Aneros, which was to insert it approximately halfway by hand, and then allow it to simply 'slip itself' in the rest of the way. So for me, both the Aneros Classic and the Helix are always fully inserted before I start my sessions.

    How have you been using your Helix?


    I believe when you use the Helix the stimulator will self position and the perinium tab will automatically control the depth of entry, the tab will press against the perineum tighter than the other models.

    Allow the Aneros to do the work with your sphincter muscles. Remember the instructions given are only to get you started.
    The golden rule, lube, hands off, relax and enjoy.

    B Mayfield has carefully written an excellent post on the subject of the Helix. I am sure that the information contained will answer your queries.
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Pan,

    It's great to see your comments in the forum once again! My take on this last notch on the Helix's base is that it's largely non-functional. As Calibre pointed out, all of the Aneros models are designed to be self-inserting. I found that it does not insert all the way down to that last notch on the base naturally (on it's own). Furthermore, if force is used (manually) to push it down there, it won't stay there for long. Try as I might I just couldn't keep it there. Why? Examination of the notch reveals some clues. The notch itself is too small to allow one's sphincter to really lock around it effectively. And secondly because the notch is located well in back of the overhang of the tab, the tab has the tendency to spring board the device back out. Again, it just doesn't self insert for me down to the last notch. If it does for you...I envy you,.. after all, who can ever have enough of a good thing! :-) But most importantly, it's not necessary to go all the way down to that notch for the Helix to be effective, at least I've not found it so. I love this model, I'm happy to see that you do too!

    BF Mayfield

  • Pan
    Posts: 249
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for your comments! You've really enlightened me here. I'm not absolutely sure, but I believe that when I insert my Helix to the half-way point and allow it to insert itself from there, it does in fact go all the way to the hilt (actually, I will check to verify this today and report back).

    I simply assumed it would do this for most folks and actually require some effort to prevent total insertion. But then perhpaps this is because I am of a smaller stature than the average man? I'll certainly take possible differences in body type into consideration the next time I answer a question...

    Anyway, I'm so glad you helped clarify the situation. I wouldn't want to mislead Tryhard with my own experience.

    Thanks Again,

    Pan :-)

    P.S. B. Mayfield, I really enjoyed your review of the Helix, and I'm looking forward to seeing your new website!
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Pan,

    I think that my comment about the notch near the Helix's base could use some clarification. With respect to the notch being an anchor, I would stand by what I said before. However, it is indeed possible that there is some anal contact with it, so from that perpective it's entirely possible that it provides some stimulation. That is, it is not necessarily non-functional . Yes, I would be very curious if you could check this out too! Hey, it's possible that some anatomical variation could make this workable...but as I've said, I have my doubts about it. If you find out different, please let me know.

    BF Mayfield
  • Pan
    Posts: 249
    Ok this is a little embarassing, but after another session with my Helix today, I now realize that it does NOT insert itself all the way to hilt for me either. Just as Tryhard described, mine rests at the last large-diameter section along the shaft. I guess it just felt as if it were fully inserted, but after checking carefully, I can say for certain that it does not in my case either.

    Funny, I probably never would have noticed if Tryhard hadn't asked the question...
  • Pan,

    In my case it always ends up all the way in after a while. Then its movement becomes very limited. It is not "floating" anymore. It still feels god in some streached out positions, but no "Big O" yet.
  • Kalash
    Posts: 20
    I think maybe this was my problem...


    I... erm... forced :X it in to the smallest part at the end....


    I'm just used to something bigger I guess :-X

    Anyways... I was thinking that when I pressed upwards (towards my back) on the handle it felt like it was hitting the right spot... and thinking that maybe it wasn't curved enough for ME personally.

    Maybe it's because I forced it in...


    I'll try again without foricing it... see if that's any better. That might fix the perenial tab being an irritant thing instead of a pleasurable thing too...


    Kalash



    p.s... here's the innitial impressions I had in an email answer to someone that asked if I had a chance to use it yet....


    It's definately hitting something...

    I need to figure out what I'm doing with it though... the perenium tab
    thing was just an irritant... So I don't have that positioned
    correctly...

    It feels MUCH better the longer you have it it. I ended up jerking
    off becuase I was in a hurry (and supposedly 70% of this thing is
    mental preparation... I wasn't in a sex mindset at all, was in a
    hurry.... etc... ) anyways... it felt better inside me after I got
    off... like... started feeling... GOOD, probably with the relaxing
    thing... and I read somewhere that when you have sexualy built up
    tension that there's a "knot" that forms in your prostate

    ---
    This was in the Bee line... where... I can't remember who... said they were experimenting with the Japaneese practice of prostate massages... and had their wife doing it... and she felt a knot... after he got off the knot seemed smaller... a second time, smaller yet... and the third time barely even a bump... this was my hypothosis... lemme know if I'm completely wrong...
    ----


    ... much like
    a knot in your muscle that needs to be massaged and worked out... I
    think that maybe I was just a bit too tight in that area.

    Who knows. It's definately better at hitting the spot inside,
    though for me it seems a little off... I pushed the handle upwards
    and it felt better, but I think that I need to get the perenium tab
    placed correctly, and that might fix this.

    I only had it in for about 30 minutes and had the same feeling that I
    had with my ex... about 2 years ago... after we'd been at it for a few
    hours, so it's definately doing it's job on the inside.. I just need
    to be more relaxed to begin with and keep working at the "technique"
    that everyone keeps rambling about.

    First impressions? For something so small it definately makes you
    feel like it's 1000 times bigger.... At least after you're finished.







    ---- And some more clarification... the feeling afterwards is a... umm.... slight discomfort in my lower left abdomin. No idea why... or what it is... it's... pain... but not a strong pain.... and I think that maybe if I had it hitting the right spot it wouldn't do this. Thn again, maybe I'm messed up...

    I'll keep playing with it... this weeks been hectic so far. *again curses the fast shipping...* It still isn't supposed to be here till tomorrow :-P

    Kalash
  • Pan
    Posts: 249
    Hi Guys,

    I thought I'd offer a couple side-tips that I have found personally helpful with my Aneros sessions.

    The first is simply to repeat what B Mayfield has said many times in his posts:

    If you're not turned on, the Aneros isn't likely to do much for you. I think with all the instructions, it's easy to get lost in the details and forget to actually enjoy one's self as a beginner.

    To me, the most obvious and convenient answer to this problem is: Porn!

    Simply begin your sessions with something erotic and stimulating to watch and it's bound to help get things...ahem, moving.

    But if you don't care for erotic material, I have experimented with an alternative solution that I think may be helpful for some folks: Brainwave Entrainment.

    Brainwave Entrainment can be accomplished in many ways, but for me, the most obvious and convenient way to do so is to use audio Cd's which are sold at various websites on the Web.

    Studies have shown that a combination of Alpha and Theta waves produces an 'endorphin high' mixed with deep relaxation, and an enhanced ability to focus and visualize. I've found that listening to an Alpha-Theta Cd, while relaxing deeply, with the aneros inserted, eyes closed, and fantasizing about an ideal erotic encounter can produce stunning results, without really having to 'do' anything at all! A good 30-60 minutes in Alpha-Theta state is a great way to warm up for a session, or can be a session all by itself.

    I have a couple Alpha-Theta Cd's, but have used the same one for erotic purposes for about 6 years now. It's called 'Ecstasy' by Kelly Howell, at www.brainsync.com. Both myself and several friends find it highly effective for inducing extended orgasmic states using nothing more than one's imagination. And I've found that introducing the aneros to that experience can make it even more intense.

    I have also seen similiar products being sold by www.thejerricoeffect.com. But seeing as I haven't tried them and don't know anyone one who has, I can't comment on their effectiveness, yet...

    Moving on...

    tryhard, you mentioned reaching a point in your session where your Helix became fully inserted and ceased floating/strongly massaging your prostate. I have reached similiar points in my practice sessions, usually from simple fatigue in my anal sphincter. The result is always a sudden lack of internal mobility and a major drop in orgasmic sensation around my prostate.

    Something I would suggest the next time this happens (or even just for a change of pace):

    Slowly switch your focus from 'Super-O's,' (or trying to have them) to slow, sensual penile stimulation. I'm not recommending you suddenly switch gears and start 'jerking off' towards ejaculation, but rather give your anal sphincter a rest and see what feelings come from gradually pleasuring your penis with the aneros still inserted.

    If you notice you are approaching the Point of No Return, stop or greatly reduce stimulation and try flexing your PC muscle as if you were urinating (a 'pushing out' feeling) until the feeling of urgency passes. That almost always prevents me from going over the edge.

    You may find that you are able to build towards what feels very much like an ejaculatory orgasm, float back down a bit, and then come back even stronger several times in row, even to a point of feeling a continuous penile orgasm without ejaculation. If you happen to go over the edge accidentily, it'll most likely feel even better than the usual super Aneros ejaculations you probably have already experienced.

    If you feel ejacualtion control is an issue, you can play with seeing how much gradual stimulation you can give your penis before starting to become fully erect, and then back off a bit. Always stop around 50% erect, allow it to soften, and start again.

    Although these kinds of multiple orgasms are not 'Super-O's,' they can still be extremely pleasurable and easy to repeat once you get the hang of it. It's also a great way to finish your session if you feel frustrated from not achieving Super-O's. You can still have a completely different kind of multiple orgasm (or just a LOT of pleasure) even if you feel the Super-O's aren't coming that day, and you can do it in a very relaxed way without constant effort or attention to detail.

    Personally, I've often been surprised at how this kind of penile stimulation can re-awaken those prostatic sensations all over again, even after I was sure they weren't going to surface anymore that day. Maybe it'll work for you too!

    Well, I hope at least some of this was helpful.

    Best of luck, and remember to have fun!
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Pan,

    Terrific post! As you may know from my previous comments, I too am a user of erotica or visual stimulation to generate arousal. But, I'm intrigued with this brainwave CD. I've been aware of the alpha - theta connection, but didn't know about this aural route to it. Thanks for the tip.

    By the way, I just happened to be examining some of the new content on this site and stumbled across a special note for the Eupho and Helix models located on the the NEXT GEN. page (hit the The Next-Gen Line link in the left column of the main page of the forum. Once there hit special note link in the text at the top of the page and you get this.

    A Note on Helix and Eupho:

    Contrary to what some might think, the thin part at the bottom of the main body of the Helix and Eupho is not designed to lock the massagers into place. The concept of all of our products is to encourage movement within the rectum. Therefore, it is designed to increase mobility of the entire unit, which will not necessarily occur when the unit is locked into place.


    It appears that the notch/contour is all about balancing the unit. While you're there, check out some of the user testimonials on these new models. Some great reports (to go along with ours) on the Helix. It's a keeper!

    BF Mayfield


  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Pan,

    Your review on the Helix was terrific! If you have a minute to spare and wouldn't mind, paste it into the Next Gen thread at the top of the forum. I think your comments add a great deal to the conversation.

    Thanks,


    BF Mayfield
  • Pan
    Posts: 249
    Thanks Mayfield,

    Coming from you, that's really quite a compliment! I finally managed to paste my review in the Next Gen thread. Please pardon the delay. I hope it helps turn more folks on to the incredible advances they've made with the basic design.

    Cheers,

    Pan :-)
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    Originally Posted By: B Mayfield
    A Note on Helix and Eupho:

    Contrary to what some might think, the thin part at the bottom of the main body of the Helix and Eupho is not designed to lock the massagers into place. [snip]


    It appears that the notch/contour is all about balancing the unit. [snip]


    I've just received my first Aneros, the Helix, a couple of days ago, and I am still, even with the descriptions above, a bit uncertain as to the in/out positioning of the Helix relative to the sphincter. I'm finding that the Helix seems to position itself with the narrow neck that is about 1.5 inches toward the tip of the body, away from the thin stem that supports the handle/perineum stimulator. Attempts to insert the Helix more deeply, so that the thin stem is engaged by the sphincter, seem to meet some resistance, and I've been a bit reluctant to press through that.

    Thanks to B Mayfield, and all others, for sharing your experiences on this forum.
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    Don't push it in....


    Well...


    If it feels good don't push it in....


    Where it stops is where it's supposed to be. The first time I used it I pushed it in all the way (I'm used to something bigger :X ) and the perenium tab just became an irritant.

    If you're having resistance it's probably the tab.

    When it positions itself it should be in the best place to do what it's designed to do.

    Just relax, get a little turned on, then slip it in (to where it wants to go) and see if it feels like it's doing something for you.

    Hope that helps,
    Kalash
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    Good reply Kalash!

    Hey Kalash I lost yer email address, if you could drop me a line to fleshjoe at fleshjoe spammersdie dot rottenspammersstink com I'd appreciate it.
  • Pan
    Posts: 249
    I agree with Kalash,

    just insert the Helix about half way and allow it to insert itself from there. Your sphincter will pretty much position it for you. There really should be no need to adjust it by hand.

    I hope that helps, and please feel free to tell us more about your experiences with the Helix.