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Although this looks like one of those things that invaded the Earth in The War of the Worlds this is actually a (tongue-in-cheek) head massager. It is made of metal and consists of a handle from which some long spider-like prongs emerge. The prongs are tipped with little beads, similar to those found on the end of the teeth on a hairbrush. The idea is that you put the prongs against your head so that they surround the crown of the head and then gently and slowly push down. At first the beads at the end will tickle your scalp and then the prongs will flex open and touch your scalp as well and the reverse effect is experienced when pulling the device up away from your head.
Personally, I find the whole experience very tickly and it makes me feel like my head is itchy all over. I can only put up with it for about 5 seconds as I don't really find it very pleasant. My boyfriend doesn't mind it and thinks it is relaxing but even so it becomes a bit boring after a few minutes and after a while it will get shoved in a cupboard and will rarely see the light of day.
This item is in the novelty toy section just as it should be as it is really a gimmicky gift item and not anything to be taken seriously. I think most people get given these as joke items rather than going out and purchasing one for themselves. It is entertaining at Christmas to pass it around the room and see different peoples' reactions to it. This is definitely the best use for it! However, once everyone has tried it and then lost interest it will most likely be destined for a car boot sale the following summer. Different brands of these are available but they seem to only cost around £3 or £4 online so it is cheap, if slightly limited, entertainment. So if you have a few pounds to spare and are curious to try it or have plans to tickle torture an annoying relative at Christmas, then by all means give it a go!
I will rate it three stars as it is cheap and has novelty value when it is new and there is a big group of people around to try it on but it is short-lived entertainment and I don't like it coming anywhere near me because it tickles too much.
I bought this as I had heard how nice they were but I think it's a bit like an executive toy. You quickly get bored of it.
What is it?
The actual device is just thin bits of bendy wire with feet on it and the idea is to massage the scalp for a nice tingly sensation.
What does it do?
I think the marketing is trying to sell this as a sort of sensual and arousing type of toy but really it's not quite like that. If you like people playing with your hair then you will probably like this toy. It massages your head in a not unpleasant way.
I bought a non branded version from Poundland but it is exactly the same as pictured. It's worth a pound for a laugh but not much more as I guarantee it will end up unused and gathering dust.
Am I used to it now or what?
When I first used it it sent me all tickly and a nice feeling but after a few seconds you don't notice it as much. After a few uses I'm starting to find it doesn't do anything really any more other than sort of scratch my head.
Who would like this?
I think it's a good jokey Christmas present and one that people enjoy using. If you don't mind other people's scalps on it they will probably get passed around for the ooh aah factor but I'm not sure how hygenic this is. Some people don't mind sharing a can of pop and others do so I guess it depends on how icky you are around 'sharing' lol.
Is it a good massager?
I think anything which makes you take five minutes out of your day for me time is relaxing and good for you. To stop rushing around and a calm moment is a good at getting stress levels down. Whether mutual head massaging is effective is probably down to the individual. I think this is OK as a cheap solution but probably not as good as a proper indian head massage or similar 'proper' therapy.
My baby finds this hillarious and starts chuckling as soon as she sees it. Of course I had a go on her and it sends her into tickly convulsions each time it comes anywhere near her so it's good for a laugh in that respect.
It's good for a pound but not much more. The novelty soon wears off (as does the sensation) and different people may get different results from this item. I wonder how many can claim the title does for them what it insinuates?!?
I purchased one of these ages ago from play.com and it was quite a fun little purchase. My sister was fairly young at the time and used to call it an "orgamastron" lol so as an ongoing joke until this day thats what this device is known as to us. Its literally just a handle with 8 copper prongs on it. Who would have thought something so simple could be so good? All you do is hold the handle and drill it up and down on someones head. It really is priceless when you do it to someone for the first time. It makes them jump, shudder, tickle raise their shoulders, tense up and other funny expressions. After a while of using it on your head though it feels so good. Its a like a really nice tickly sensation. Its easy to use on your self or you can get someone to use it on you or vice versa. When me or my girlfriend have a head ache we always whip it out and use it on the person with the head ache and after 15 - 20 minutes of using it, it seems to really help the head ache!!! I dont know if that is medical science or what but its seems to work for us unless its coincidence. All I can say is that it feels really nice and provides a unique sensation!
I've heard about these scalp massagers but never considered actually buying one until I saw one going for around £5, it was more of an impulse buy to be honest as I really didn't have a need for it but after saying that I don't know how I'd coped without one!
The massager really helps you relax after working all-day. Sometimes I've come back with the biggest headache and I can lie down will using the scalp massager and it helps relieve it big time! The massager is amazingly simple in design and usage. It has very light metal fingers that arch at the top and can spread across your head to reach even the back of your neck and all around your head area. Admittedly, it took some getting use to as the sensation is so weird and tingling, it can tickle like crazy for the first few strokes but this wears off and a half a minute later you can be so chilled out, its fantastic!
The products even better when someone else is doing it for you, little tip there but if you find it hard to relax I advise anyone to try one out they're a great tool for unwinding!
I first came in contact with head massager when my friend purchased one. It was not this brand it was something else. I tried it and in the exact same moment I knew I had do have one!
This was not an impulsive buy, I went to the store with the intention of buying one. They had a few different ones to choose from but the selection was not too hard. I mean it is called Orgasmatron, who would not go for that (plus the box is really colourful unlike other dull brands). It was not the cheapest one but the price was not too high. They also had a vibrating one from this brand but the idea of something buzzing near my ears was not favourable.
When you pull the head-massager out of the thing box you will notice it is flattened and has a different shape than others (well at least the ones I have seen before) - most of them are oval but this one has a heart shape (looking from "cross-section"). You first have to adjust it - it can fit each and every head (or other body part for that matter) and you can readjust it as many times as you want it won't become loose, well at least mine did not and I do readjust it a lot!
Using it is really great! You just put it onto your head (or anywhere else) and rub it (lowering, raising, twisting, tilting...) and the pleasure is there. You get a tingling sensation, hair on the back of your head will probably rise. It will make you relaxed in minutes. Compared to head massage with hands and fingers I would choose Orgasmatron every time, I enjoy it far more. You can use it yourself but it is more pleasurable if someone else massages you, especially if the other person is your partner. This way it can probably, eventually lead to something that it's name suggests.
I love it when my better half massages my head although I do have to return the favour rather often (be prepared for that if you purchase this). I also use it on my shoulders and knees and it feels good too. A lovely simple thing.
It is made out of copper which is supposed to have healing abilities and is a good conductor. I don't know about healing abilities but as long as it is not harmful I'm up for it. Endings of spikes are rounded so you won't hurt your scalp plus this way the "device" is even more pleasurable to use, you feel the roundness of ends.
It's perfect for gifts, most people will be really grateful and at the price your wallet will be grateful too. The only nagging I got about this thing is about the look of it - well it reminds of a spider and if you are not fond on the creepy crawlers you probably won't feel the love at first sight with this one.
My mum asked me if I had ever heard of a head massager. My initial thought what, what? Eh? Your head has no muscles so how can you massage it? Anyway, my mum brought it over so I could try using it. It was nothing like what I expected to see, I was expecting some sort of machine that vibrates around the whole of your head. Just after my mum informed me of her buying it, I took a trip down the supermarket where they were trying it out on people, it was absolutely nothing like what I expected to see. When I first saw it, I thought oh that looks like a load of rubbish, being sold for £10. Was I right? Was I wrong?
It came in a long box. It was a long handle, with a lot of long legs which were slightly rounded, metal, with tiny little balls on the bottom of them. It reminded me of some sort of spider, or some sort of cut up whisk. The head massager was completely manual and had no electricity, no batteries, nothing. The little 'legs' are very thin, and this affects the overall performance of the product.
You use this by letting loose of all your hair. You place the round legs just at the crown of your head. Then, you push down the massager which then separates the legs, making them vibrate a little. This made me shiver, made my hairs stick up, made me thrust my neck back. It even gave me the tingles in a special area (yeah, really but not in a nice way). It didn't exactly massage or make me feel relaxed, but rather turned into a party trick to make people get the giggles and the shivers.
The reason why I thought this was a con was because my mum paid £10 for this, but you can buy the exact same product in the pound shop. Yeah, sorry for being a party pooper, but this version is far tooe xpensive and not that much different from the £1 version!
A few months ago a friend of the family came round to visit us at our house, but they didn't come alone and they actually came bearing gifts which was very nice of them. This orgasmatron scalp massager was one of them, and it so happens to be my favourite.
I love this scalp massager and basically I just think it is amazing. It has been designed in a special way so that it gently massages the pressure points located around your head and on the back of your neck.
You can see what the orgasmatron scalp massager looks like in the picture that dooyoo has provided. You can see that it is a sort of spider shape, it has thin curved wires coming out of it and a handle on the top. To use this what you do is hold the handle at the top and then place the spider like legs part around your head. You hold it there, you can move it up and down and it massages the head beautifully.
Using the orgasmatron scalp massager is a relaxing and calming experience and the sensation of the spokes massaging your scalp is wonderful. It feels great and although at first it feels quite strange and takes a little getting used to, after a few minutes you don't want it to ever stop.
Because the handle is on the top of this it can be quite awkward trying to use it on yourself, and you will find yourself getting a dead arm after a few minutes use. But if you manage to persuade someone else to hold it there for you as you sit back and relax then it really does feel great.
This orgasmatron scalp massager is currently priced at £10.99 on amazon and I think it is well worth the money. I really enjoy using it and would definitely recommend it as it makes you feel so happy and relaxed.
I should begin by saying that the most enjoyment I got from this product was reading the instruction leaflet. 'The sensation you get is unbelievable!' it boasts. What is unbelievable is that someone would fork out £11 for this dreadful item.
The Orgasmatron was bought for me by someone who was clearly unaware of my aversion to spiders. I am not so afraid of the eight-legged creatures that I would balk at the sight of it, but there is certainly something creepy about its appearance. The device measures 25cm x 15cm and weighs 120g. It is constructed primarily of copper. The instructions state that the copper 'acts as a conductor that taps into your body's unique electrical fields.' It has eight curved 'legs,' each one with a rounded edge. When you assemble the Orgasmatron you can adjust it to suit the size of your head, or increase the pressure at which it works against your scalp.
To use the product you are supposed to hold the handle and plunge the device downwards, so that the 'legs' are spread out around your scalp. You then move the device around from side to side or upwards and downwards to stimulate pressure points around the head. Performing this action, the instructions would have you believe, will 'make you tingle all over.'
When the 'legs' of the Orgasmatron are moving around your scalp it feels somewhat like someone's fingernails running over your head, although nowhere near as pleasant. It is slightly more relaxing an experience if someone else is performing the action on you, but using the device on yourself yields no pleasure at all, in my experience. After a short time the movement becomes irritating, and when the movement is successful its effects are short-lived.
I did not enjoy using this product, and it certainly did not make me 'tingle all over.' As a novelty gift it is passable, but for £11 you could purchase some nice aromatherapy oils or something similarly dependable to promote relaxation.
I first encountered this cheeky number when visiting a friend. He had the strange looking contraption on a shelf, I got it down and looked at it tyring to work out exactly what it was. He then informed me that it was a scalp massager. I was slightly shocked at this, as it looked more like some sort of torture device than a stress reliever, but inquisative as ever i gave it a go. It's essentially several metal prongs that are in a fixed position, you can bend them to suit your head shape slightly if you'd like. The ends are covered with a plastic coating to prevent your head being scratched.
I must say the sensation experienced is very interesting. The only thing I could compare it to is when they give you a head massage whilst washing your hair at the hairdressers, but much more intense. It is incredibly relaxing, whilst being erotic at the same time. It does cause your eyes to roll back in your head somewhat. And rather than being confined to your head, the sensation travels down your neck and spine to the rest of the body.
Intrigued by the device I decided to buy my girlfriend one for Christmas, partly as a joke, partly because I knew I'd have the chance to borrow it occasionally. On trying it for the first time, she said she hated it and that it felt like bugs were crawling over her head. Luckily she found it hilarious how much I liked it and spent the rest of Christmas Day sneaking up behind me and pushing the thing onto my head. I would recommend getting someone else to do it for you, as it feels so much better.
They are available from all sorts of places and are sold under various names as well as Orgasmatron, including Genie and simply Scalp Massager. I've seen them in markets, spiritual shops, gadget shops etc. I purchased one from a shop in Liverpool town centre call Mankind, it cost £7.99 . I've seen it around since for cheaper as well as more expensive, so I'd suggest shopping around.
Generally a great stress reliever or a cheeky gift. If anything it's great for a laugh.
I first bought one of the Orgasmatron Scalp Massagers for my then boyfriend as a joke present, as this device is meant to produce a very pleasant sensation on the body as the name suggests!
I bought my version online for just £5, which is a vast amount cheaper than Amazon are currently offering this for given they are selling it for nearly double that amount!
The device basically consists of a wooden handle from which various metal legs unfold.
The 8 legs are unfolded to create a product that looks slightly like a spider, and the ends of the legs are rounded to make sure they don't scratch or damage the scalp.
To use this device, all you have to do is position the legs around your head, so they surround your scalp, and gently move the handle around to create movement in the legs themselves. The movement of the legs is meant to produce the very pleasant feeling through stimulating the scalp and head.
When my boyfriend first used this, other than feeling 'weird', the Orgasmatron Scalp Massager didn't do anything for him other than make him slightly more relaxed, and messing his hair up in the process. I tried the massager for myself though, and found that it produced pleasant (but nowhere near orgasmic!) tingly effects on my head and down my back. Although I found the massager to be relaxing, I'm not sure if it is worth all the bother of unfolding, rearranging and folding back the legs again each time you use it. Also, the legs feel quite delicate and I don't think they'd last months of repeated use (if you're that way inclined!).
Although the scalp massager doesn't work for everyone, if you can find them cheap enough, I think they are decent enough as a novelty and joke present. I certainly wouldn't pay more than £5 for one though!
I must say to begin with that I actually LOATHE these Orgasmatron massagers, or Genies, or whatever they're called.
I was given one as a bit of a joke gift from a friend last year and I can say that despite trying it on a couple of occasions, I simply can't stand the sensation.
The massager is made of a sturdy kind of wire, with slightly rounded ends. It is designed to be pushed down over your scalp from above, and then moved around or up and down, so that the little balls on the end of each wire massage your scalp, like little metal fingers.
Now, in principle, I love a good scalp massage. I've been known to fall asleep while the hair dresser is washing my hair before it being cut, and ever since I was a child I've always loved having people play with my hair or rub my head - so my dislike of the orgasmatron is definitely not because of some sort of sensitivity problem with my scalp. I say this so that if you're reading this and were considering getting one for a friend who has a similar love of head massages, you will think twice!
A real person's fingers, that are generally warm and somewhat soft, even if they're applying pressure, is nowhere near the same as these metal prongs along your scalp! It feels to me like some sort of awful alien probe, all cold and metallic, and hard. It gives me shivers down my spine, and NOT in a good way! And it doesn't even give a real massage, it's more like a tickling feeling, since the balls on each wire are not big enough to really provide much massage pressure.
These things are a bit out-dated now anyway I think, and are probably (hopefully!) only given as joke gifts these days, but they were really popular once I remember, and then they used to be passed around from person to person, or people would give it a try when walking through the mall. I must say that this contributes to my dislike of this device - it's so unhygenic, all that rubbing of strangers scalps and then on to the next one!
Basically, I can't think of a single nice thing to say about this massager. Avoid avoid avoid!
I saw this "orgasmatron scalp massager" at a market and bought it for a cheap laugh as I was having a few friends round for drinks - it stops a bit short of spin the bottle but I thought it might be alright for a laugh.
The implement itself looks like a long legged spider! Although I think it has closer to 12 "legs" than the traditional 8. These meet at a central point, where the handle extends upwards. You hold the head massager above someone's head and as you lower it, the legs make contact with various points all around the scalp. If you want to focus on a certain spot, the legs are quite pliable, and hence you can target a small or wider area.
The sensation you get changes from person to person - I imagine this has something to do with how ticklish you are in general and how used you are to having your scalp massaged/touched/brushed. For me, it does send shivers down my spine and it also gets to my stomach, but not in an erotic way, more in a rollercoaster induced tingly belly kind of way - but it is hard to describe.
No one that used it admitted to it making them feel aroused, but then they may well have been lying, although if I was to name this product, I think I would call it The Squirmer, as although it might not sound as appealing, it is more a realistic description of the reaction most people I saw had.
After seeing this product a few years ago in the Argos catalogue for £12, I really fancied trying it as I often need my neck/ scalp area massaged to reduce tension and general fatigue. For some reason I forgot all about it and it was only when we were in the Gadget shop in Leicester a few months ago, I saw one of these on sale for £4. As I had first seen them for £12, I thought £4 was a great deal and bought one.
They come packaged in a small tube. When you remove them you are faced with a handle and a sort of spider looking thing with a lot of metal "legs" coming from the handle. Some are short and some are long.
To use you just press this around/ onto your head using the handle to apply pressure and the "legs" move over your scalp.
For the first minute this is just blissful. It makes your entire scalp go tingly and you feel euphoric. After around a minute though the feeling goes and no matter how much you keep trying to use it, your scalp becomes quickly desensitised. Fortunately you don't have to wait for too long to use it again, and the tingle returns- but again only for around a minute.
It is a gimmick that you can use on your own head or you can get someone else to use it on you. It is worth buying one for £4 or less as it really does make you feel fantastic for a very short period. It may be just the thing you need to de-stress occasionally or to use for a change. It could alleviate a headache coming on or stress tension so for this reason it is worth a buy if you have seen them and are wondering if they work. I wouldn't say it was orgasmic, but it does feel nice.
Me and my partner (at the time) were walking around a market in London when a stall owner pounced on him with one of these Orgasmatron thingys. She started rubbing it up and down his head and he couldn't get away quick enough! I asked if it felt really horrible but he said "no, it felt so good it was giving me a hard-on"! Lol! So later that year, for his birthday, I bought him one. It cost me £6.99 in a 'spiritual' shop but since then I've seen various other brands for much cheaper prices.
So what exactly is an Orgasmatron? It's a head massaging device with soft metal arms that are bent in a curved way to massage various points on your scalp.
The regular Orgasmatron (sometimes called a Genie) doesn't need any batteries and the packaging said something about the handle containing special crystals and that using it would improve circulation. I'm very sceptical about this but as it wasn't bought for that purpose it doesn't matter to me.
It came in a long cardboard box and the product itself was in a black velvet-like drawstring bag. It came with some very basic instructions of how to bend the twelve arms and how to use it.
I had some difficulty bending each arm into the best position and for the first few goes it needed a lot of adjusting to get it just right, but once it was, my partner really enjoyed the feel of it - he said it felt relaxing, yet strangely erotic at the same time! He would often have little shivers run down his body during its use.
When he tried using it on me, I hated it! It felt scratchy on my scalp and it really irritated me. It made me shiver a few times but not in a pleasant way. However, I am one of those people who really dislikes anyone playing with my hair so this is probably why.
Once all the arms are in a good position for you, you can just leave them like that or flatten it down again for storage. We started off flattening ours each time just because we had limited space but then the fuss of getting it back to the way it was previously got annoying so we then left it. However, we found that the constant adjusting had made the arms loosen and some just wouldn't stay in the right position anymore; they begin to bunch together so that they were in little groups of three instead of being spread out.
Eventually the arms became so wobbly that we just had to bin the thing as it just wasn't working properly anymore.
Overall, I think it's a good novelty product but there are no real health benefits other than it can relax (or excite!) you. I proved that it's not to everyone's taste and it's definitely not worth paying too much for as it's not very durable.
I have to admit that the "orgasmatron" or "the genie" as I have also seen it being called, is by no means the most wonderful LOOKING item, and reminds you more of those claws you see at fairgrounds that grab toys and fail to get them to you. How the scalp massager FEELS however is a totally different matter, and before you judge this rather odd fellow, I strongly suggest you try one out.
I bought mine for only £4 at a gadget shop in bristol and I have been utterly satisfied. It came in a thin tube with the prongs held back by the plastic casing, but as soon as I got it out of the packet, there was no getting it back in! This wasn't such a problem though as I was incapable of leaving it alone for the whole day.
The product fits neatly over almost any head size and the small metal strands have a plastic covering at the end to stop you actually scraping you scalp to pieces! The first time you do it, you've never felt anything quite like it, and the feeling doesn't wear off for quite some time. You'll find though, that after a while you need to get someone else to do it for you because it feels SO much better. My only criticism is that the shape of it got a bit stretched through over use, although I remedied this by placing an elastic band around the prongs overnight and repeating the process as and when necessary.
At only £4, this is totally worth it. It makes a nice addition to your living room for you to play around with, but equally a quirky gift to someone who has it all.