Posted: January 7, 2013 at 6:30 am | Tags: silicone, tantus, vibrator
You guys know that I love Tantus. Adore may be a better word, actually. But even the best have their bad days, and the Tantus Panty Play is a perfect example.
First, the good: The Panty Play is made from Tantus’ premium silicone (care info). Despite having a matte finish, it is very soft to the touch and doesn’t drag like I thought it might. If silicone could be considered petable, then that’s what this would be. It only comes in purple, but that’s okay, it’s a nice shade.
Panty Play is designed for biological females and is intended to be worn, nestled up to your vulva and held in place by your panties, hence the name. It is a solid piece of silicone with, what I am dubbing, wings. The wings are on either side of a large bump, and they form a tip in the back. On the underside is a hole for a vibrating bullet, which is how the toy is powered. Let’s break each part down.
The wings are pretty straight forward. They cradle your labia from front to back and should carry some vibration, though not much. They are fairly thin and flexible. The very back portion, as in the part that goes toward your vaginal opening, has a ticker piece. I find that the vibrations are muffled throughout the thin portions and do not really carry to that piece anyway.
The mound, bump, lump, hump… I’ll stop now… is meant to rub up against your clit and sit up in between your labia. It is the largest piece of the toy and it sits directly over the bullet. Because it is solid silicone, it does carry vibration, but it is more muffled than a hard plastic toy.
The bullet holster on this toy is brilliant. It comes with a watch battery bullet, like all Tantus vibrators. (I never use their toys as vibrators, I use them as the fabulous dildos that they are.) However, if you’ve ever had a silicone toy with a bullet hole carved into the bottom, you’ll know why they suck. Bullets get stuck in them, even when you use lube in the hole first, they can still stick! But Tantus has fixed this by created an opening with ribbed sides, allowing air to get all the way through the bullet cavity and preventing it from suctioning itself into place. BRILLIANT. This was the first toy I’d gotten from them with this design, but I’ve since seen it on others, I hope this is the new trend. I’m not going to sugar coat the situation with the bullet itself, though. It’s pretty crappy. The vibrations are not strong enough to really get past the deadening of the silicone, and then… watch batteries. Ugh. Now, I have not personally tried it, but from everything I hear, the We-Vibe Salsa is the way to go. It is small, plastic, rechargeable, fits into all these bullet holes, and is STRONG. Lilly says it is strong, and I believe her. So if you’re tired of watch battery bullets, but love the toys they come with, maybe check that out. I hope to get my hands on one and report back.
So, back to Panty Play, and bringing it all together. It sounds decent enough in theory, but there are too many flaws for me. One is obvious, it is difficult to simultaneously wear and operate something like this, so it isn’t going to be great for public. If that’s what you’re looking for, of course. The bigger problem, however, is less obvious. Anatomy.
Vulvas are different, ya’ll. Some of them have no labia, some have excessive labia. Some have more minora, I have none. My very sad finding was that this toy simple refuses to play nicely with my anatomy, and I want to help you avoid having the same problem. Here’s a handy dandy vag map, in case you get lost.
I have, what I feel are, fairly average labia majora. However, I have no labia minora. I make up for it with a rather pronounced mons pubis, and while my clit is not particularly hidden, it does not protrude. All of this is important, because for this toy to work for you, you’ll need to consider these things. I do not think my labia are the problem, I do think my mons is. Having a large mons pubis means the toy cannot get pushed high enough to reach my clit, making it a sad, sad tease.
I think that the Panty Play could work, but it will be for people with specific anatomical arrangements. Your clit should be accessible, and your mons less pronounced. You should not have extremely large labia, of either variety. You should either be very sensitive to vibrations, or be prepared to change the bullet out for something with more power. I know that’s a lot of hangups, but I want to make sure you understand how specific a set of circumstances there are in order to ensure success.
The reason I’m not slaughtering it is because I think Tantus meant well. It isn’t a bad toy. It doesn’t hurt me. It just doesn’t work, either. I do think there are better options. Either a wearable vibrator like the We-Vibe III or Lelo Tiani II, which are both controlled via remote. Or maybe even a decent corded bullet.
Vulvas come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so it is difficult to find a one-size fits all solution. Unfortunately Panty Play missed the mark, or my clit, as the case may be.
Posted: September 9, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: dildo, pegging, silicone, strap-on, tantus
The Tantus Leisure is marketed as “the perfect harness toy,” and that’s exactly what I purchased it for. At 1.25″ in diameter and 7″ long, it is made from Tantus’ premium silicone (care info) and has a flared base to hold it in place, making it fully anal safe. While it can be used vaginally, I find it to be too small and too smooth to be of any benefit to me. Those features are also what make it perfect for pegging.
I frequently post on Twitter about my misadventures with my partner when it comes to strap-on play. While he is very interested, he is also very inexperienced. For some time now he’s been working with various dildos and plugs to warm up so that I can top him. The first time we tried, it was an epic fail. There was a bad harness and a dildo with a blunt end, it just didn’t work. After a long hiatus, we went in for a second time, this one being more successful. Why? Tantus. Plain and simple. I had a better harness and I used the Leisure.
The best features of the Leisure that I find are the tapered tip, making for easy insertion. The smooth, firm silicone allows it to glide easily and stand fairly upright in a harness. The length, I cannot stress this one enough. If you happen to have some of the problems we do, the you’ll love the extra length, which is difficult to find without accompanying girth! My partner has, for lack of a better term, a deep butt. His cheeks are firm and prominent, making it more difficult to enter him, especially from behind. Add to this the common problem that I and others have, if you aren’t fairly thin or you have any sort of belly, the first several inches of a toy can be rendered useless. Biological males have a similar phenomenon, where their penis appears larger when they lose weight, because the base is essentially being covered by fat and appears shorter. Well, I have that problem with dildos, though a different harness can help. Belly + Deep Butt = Disappointment, and I know we aren’t the only ones to have these problems. This is why the length of the Leisure is extra useful, you have plenty of space to really get in there. Plus, since it doesn’t change in size, the whole thing is easily still comfortable for a beginner.
The Leisure is actually marketed as a vibrator, because it has a nifty space in the bottom for a bullet vibe. My partner likes vibrations, so this is nice for him, though I tend to use most Tantus toys as the fabulous dildos that they are. The vibrations are fairly muffled by the silicone, so just be aware of that going in.
Overall, I have to name the Leisure as my go-to introductory dildo. It is made of the best toy material on earth and is the absolute perfect size. I recommend this toy to anyone who has an interest in pegging and needs a solid toy to get started!
Posted: July 12, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: clit vibe, rechargeable, silicone, vibrator
A while back I posted on Twitter asking for suggestions on a rechargeable clitoral vibrator. I’d been hunting for one for decades (yes, I’m being dramatic… but life is just a little more sad without a good clit vibe), one that could really get me off. I’ve got bullets that can do it, and some clit vibes that almost do it, but I couldn’t find one that I could rely on to get me off consistently and on it’s own. Then Epiphora mentioned her current front runner was the We-Vibe Touch, and I knew… I must have one.
Fast forward a while and one made itself available to me, I actually met another reviewer in a CVS parking lot to pick it up. While this method felt a bit like a drug deal, you can buy one through Babeland, so fear not! First fabulous thing about it, mine is Teal. Let that sink in for just a moment… TEAL *cue heavenly music* It also comes in a very nice Purple, and Magenta.
The Touch is covered in very shiny silicone (care info) that wants nothing more than to make every possible piece of lint and hair a part of it’s being. The good news is that it is waterproof, which makes cleaning off all this lint before use easier. You could also store it in a lint-free bag. Yes, it comes with one, but We-Vibe, trust me on this, you don’t want me discussing that storage bag. Moving along, it is rechargeable via magnetic obnoxiousness. There are two metal dots on the end and you need to line up the charger on them and then make sure they stay in contact. It works, it allows the toy to remain waterproof, but it is a bit finicky sometimes. For magnetic charging I prefer the (also sometimes finicky) Fun Factory Click-n-Charge system, and for waterproof charging without magnets I like the Leaf Line (review coming soon). However, I LOVE the way my We-Vibe III charges! There’s no opening at all, and no magnets to mess with. In the future, I would urge We-Vibe to consider this charging method for their other toys.
Once you get it charging you can allegedly expect 2 hours of play (on a lower setting) off one 90 minute charge. While I’m not entirely sure this is true, I usually use vibrators for long periods of time, at high levels, and haven’t run this one out off a single charge (yes, I regularly run vibrators down from full to nothing… so that makes this one awesome!). There is a very tiny charge light that will indicate when it is finished, but you’ll have to pay attention because it isn’t very noticeable. The Touch is only 4″ long and under 2″ at it’s widest point, so it’s fairly small, which makes it perfect for use during intercourse or with an insertable toy.
There is only one button. One. Now, I don’t mind this on many toys, it really depends on how they function. But there are 8 settings, 4 patterns and 4 steady levels. The steady levels are nice, and I can actually get off using something below the highest speed. I’ve never really been a pattern girl, but they’re there for people who are into that sort of thing. You can choose between a HHHlll, a wave, a pulse, or HHlllHHlll aka Cha-Cha. There is, unfortunately, no lock function. So if you want to travel with the Touch I would suggest wrapping it in a cloth or underwear and putting it in something firm, like a box or shoe. I have successfully flown with it stored that way.
Pretty mediocre sounding so far, I know. There are enough negatives to balance the positives, until you get to the actual vibrations and shape of the toy. The vibrations, oh my. Let me tell you, they make every flaw that I’ve gone over so far just melt away. They are deep, and rumbly, and accessible. You can feel the vibrations right at the surface of the toy, and at the front, where you want them. I have not yet found a clitoral vibrator that can match the feel this one has, it is utterly delicious. The shape may look funny, like a damn potato, according to Epiphora, but it’s pretty fantastic. There is an interesting scoop on the bottom side, that I would imagine many people may enjoy. But most importantly, the tip is pointy. Not “ouch, you poked me, motherfucker” pointy, but just round enough to be comfy and pointed enough to give very direct stimulation. I am a huge fan of pressure just below my clit, and slightly indirect vibration on my clit. This vibrator achieves that flawlessly.
So forget all my complaints, about the shitty storage bag, sticky silicone and finicky charging (Unless you’re We-Vibe, then please listen!). None of that matter once you actually get to use this toy, it is the closest thing to perfect I have found so far. You need one, sincerely, and while it isn’t cheap, it is very affordable for a luxury rechargeable toy. More importantly, it is actually worth it. If you, too, have been looking for the clit vibe to top all clit vibes, then I think this might just be the one you’re looking for. Now I can’t wait to try the We-Vibe Salsa!
The We-Vibe Touch can be found through Goodvibes.com!
Posted: July 5, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: dildo, fun factory, silicone
Scrudy (L) with Tantus Faerie (R) from Valentine's photo
The Fun Factory Scrudy is a cute little dildo that can be found at JT’s Stockroom. It is made of silicone (care info) and comes is a pretty magenta-esque color that Fun Factory calls Blackberry, I like it because it is a departure from the baby pinks most companies use. Measuring in at just over 5 inches, with only 4.5 being insertable, this is one of the smaller toys in my collection.
Scrudy makes up for it’s lack of size with it’s interesting shape. It has a tilted tip and a zig-zag, or wave shaped body, this is it’s saving grace. When in use I actually enjoy the bumps as I thrust, they don’t get caught and are prominent enough to notice. Believe it or not, this toy managed to hit my g-spot, I was shocked. But it’s true, I was able to squirt and have pretty solid orgasms using Scrudy.
My favorite thing about this one has to be the base, it is triangular and substantial. This does a few things: makes the toy anal safe, harness compatible, and easy to grip! Especially with toys of a smaller diameter, I find the I need a good grip to be able to thrust properly. With bigger toys I just kind of bear down with my vag muscles and use my finger tips to pop it back in as it comes out, basically pushing on both ends. With toys like this I need to be able to hold on tight, and this is the best base ever for doing that. Important to note, the way I hold the toy keeps the point on the triangle toward my butt, this allows my fingertips something to hold down low, and more importantly, it is out of the way if I want all-important clit access.
For people who like anal play, but can’t handle large toys, this is a good choice. The tip is rounded and tapered just right for ease of entry, and the waves give a kind of anal bead effect. I don’t find it enjoyable to thrust furiously with this one in my butt, like I do my vagina, but I like to take it slow and enjoy the sensations it gives me.
Overall, Scrudy is a solid choice in the smaller toy arena. It’s a nice color, not too much of a lint magnet, and has a unique shape. Plus, the base is divine.
You can find your Fun Factory Scrudy at JT’s Stockroom along with tons of other fun stuff, including lots of kink!
Posted: March 22, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: fun factory, like a boss, review, silicone, vibrator
Fun Factory Big Boss G4. Even the name sounds kind of badass. The Big Boss is one in the G4 line of vibrators with Fun Factory Click-n-Charge technology and is sold by Good Vibes. It is big, and it get the job done… Like a Boss.
At over 9″ long and 1 3/4″ in diameter, the Big Boss is a filler-upper. In fact, the first time I tried using it, the toy got stuck! I shit you not, somehow it was vacuum suctioned into my vagina and it was not coming out. Just as I was about to frantically tweet for help, I manage to extract it. Big Boss is made from Fun Factory’s matte silicone (care info), which is not my favorite. It attracts lint like crazy, never seems to feel clean when you’re washing it, and it eats lube like that’s it’s mother-fucking job. Can we say drag? I actually got so frustrated with it one evening that I put a condom over it and slathered it in silicone lube, tweeting something to the effect of “I win”. Honestly, this is probably the only thing I don’t like about this toy, and it isn’t reason enough to deter you, there are ways around draggy silicone. However, I would LOVE it if Fun Factory would make their silicone a little smoother and a little less lube-guzzling.
Big Boss is re-chargeable, and because it uses magnetic charging (seriously, why can my vibrator do this but I still have to plug in my phone?) it is fully waterproof! I have successfully used it in the shower and left it running in a sink full of water, not a single issue. Brilliant. Also brilliant, the buttons glow when you touch them, it’s like magic and I love it. No, I don’t mean when you press them, when you pick up the toy and touch the handle, the buttons get all glowy and pulsate. Perfect for using it in the dark without fumbling. There are three buttons, + – *, the last one being the “booster” button that activates the patterns. The packaging is pretty neat, there are windows on the front and back that are covered by flaps and secured with magnets. The back features a picture of the Calla in space, which I can’t quite figure out. You’ll also receive the charger in a separate box. It comes with a sample of Toy Fluid and an instructional booklet that has approximately 500 billion languages and contains the phrase “Do not throw power unit or toy in the fire”, it also warns against poking the toy with pointy objects. Noted.
All that aside, how does it work? Fucking fantastically. The vibrations are intense and quiet, I was shocked at how much power it provides. The “loop of love” handle does make it easier to control during use, especially since you’re bound to need lube. I’ve never been a fan of internal vibrations, but this is honestly the toy that has changed my mind. Thrusting with it doesn’t do much for me, while it is filling, it doesn’t really hit my g-spot all that well (plus the drag can make thrusting difficult). But what I adore is just letting the Big Boss occupy my vagina. I love turning up the vibrations and angling the handle forward (toward my belly button), maybe rocking it back and forth a bit. This. Oh, when I use it like that, there is no other vibrator that gives me the sensation this one does. I feel like I’m using three toys at once! I can feel both fullness and vibrations vaginally, but it also stimulates my clit! Seriously. Plus, when I angle it the right way it even feels like I have a vibrating plug in my butt. The orgasms I have from using the toy like this are amazing, they feel all encompassing even though I don’t have g-spot orgasms with it. I sometimes even squirt a little, more like a dribble than a fire hose, but the vibrations run deep enough to make that happen. It feels wonderful.
I honestly thought it was a fluke the first time. How could one vibrator, with such a plain shape, make me feel like I was using three toys at once? But I’ve replicated it again and again. Not only that, but others have reported similar experiences. I cannot wait to use the Big Boss vaginally while having the pet penetrate me anally, he gets giggly when there are vibrations involved.
This is a great toy. It offers girth, and rumbly vibrations through the entire shaft. The buttons are easy to use and it has some nice touches, like the lighting and loop handle. Would I recommend the Big Boss? Absolutely.
If you would like to get your own Big Boss then head on over to Good Vibes!
Posted: March 20, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: dildo, dual density, silicone, tantus
I recently reviewed the Tantus Adam O2, and now I’d like to introduce you to it’s big brother the Tantus Luke O2. Luke is another fabulous dual-density silicone (care info) dildo from my favorite manufacturer, so I was bound to love it. At 6″ long and 2″ in diameter, this is a size-queen’s dream. The outer layer has more squish and give than the Adam, it’s more of what I expected from dual-density. I frequently leave Luke sitting on my desk so I can fondle it. The balls and head have no firm core, so they are particularly satisfying to play with. They also make Luke harness compatible and anal safe.
Luke is by far the girthiest in my current collection, and I was slightly hesitant when I first decided to request it for review. I am so glad that I did. The outer layer softens the size and the stiff, inner “muscle core” keeps the toy easy to control. With relatively little warm up, or none if I’m really randy, and a little lube, I’m ready to go. Luke is filling and wonderful, and if I could marry a dildo this might be it (don’t tell the Pure Wand).
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
- I love how Luke slowly stretches me open, always filling and never obtrusive.
- I love how the chunky base and balls are easy to grab for positioning and thrusting.
- I love the way the soft silicone allows me to squeeze it with my vaginal muscles.
- I love how I can do nothing at all and Luke still feels glorious inside me.
Luke is smooth, and soft and nice. It is easy to glide in and out, and because it isn’t too long, I can take it “balls deep” without any trouble. I’m a little in love with the balls, by the way. I didn’t think much of them at first, but they’ve grown on me and now I can’t imagine Luke without them. Laying on my back and thrusting like a fiend, I can feel the balls against my ass, and I kind of like it. I can also turn it the other way around and easily hold the balls while using my fingertips to “bounce” the shaft in and out slightly. This offers excellent stimulation with minimal effort, though it blocks my clit unless I use a bullet vibe.
My other, and possibly favorite, move with Luke is to sit on it. Oh. My. Lawd. It is SO GOOD. Just writing this makes me wonder why I’m not sitting here with Luke inside me. The answer is because I wouldn’t be getting any work done, but I’d definitely be having more fun. I like to turn my desk chair around and sit Luke in the middle, then straddle and lower myself onto the dildo. Add in a clit vibe and I’m going to hump the chair until I gush and squirt and cum so hard I can’t stand up again. Then, when I do, I get to experience that beautiful weak-in-the-knees, cum-running-down-my-legs feeling that makes me want to curl up and bask in the afterglow.
The Luke is, dare I say, almost perfect. I can’t really think of a single thing I dislike about it. I am afraid it may have turned me into a size queen. Even though it doesn’t have any g-spot curve, when I clench around it’s beautiful thickness, I can’t help but squirt. It’s definitely different than the soft, yet direct stimulation the Adam gives me. But it satisfies my g-spot in it’s own unique way.
The Luke is everything I wanted in a dual-density dildo and then some. I promise you that if you get to squish and feel this toy with your hand, that you’ll want to squish and feel it with your other parts as well. Luke took me from hesitation about size, to avid fan. I love this toy and I hope that you will too.
If you’re keen to get yourself some dual-density glory, the Luke O2 and all the other Tantus O2 products are available at Tantus!
Posted: March 13, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: dildo, finger extender, queer, review, silicone
When I first saw the Digital Delight (also know as the Wet for Her Toy Two) I’ll admit, I was a bit put off. I didn’t understand it, didn’t want it, and kind of ignored it’s existance. Later, when I was contacted about reviewing a different toy for them, and I read their mission, I was more intrigued. So when GoodVibes put the Digital Delight up for review I decided to go ahead and give it a try.
Wet for Her is a French company who has made it their mission to fulfill the need for non-phallic toys for lesbians. Moreover, they produce high quality, silicone toys (care info). The Digital Delight is shaped like two over-sized fingers and is hollow to allow the user to slip their own fingers inside it. Basically, it gives you crazy, silicone hulk fingers. Only, they don’t come in green, your options are purple and black.
Now, I’m not actually a fan of fingers for internal stimulation, they just don’t fill me up like I would like them to. But this toy has more girth than even the beefiest of fingers I’ve encountered, so I figured it was a go. The angle of the fingers is desgned for g-spot stimulation, and in theory it should be great. Unfortunately, in reality, I found that it didn’t hit mine at all. In fact, it was very uncomfortable. During some sexy time with my partner I decided to break it out for the first time. I was very horny, well lubed (naturally and artificially) and was totally ready to go. Popped the DD on, and went to work. No dice, it didn’t feel good… in fact, it almost hurt. While the toy certainly wasn’t too wide, the pressure it naturally placed on the top side of my vaginal canal was unpleasant. I kept trying but it just didn’t improve. I decided to try having him it on me, thinking maybe he could hold it at an angle that I couldn’t and that maybe it would be better somehow. It wasn’t. I gave up, thinking maybe it was just me and perhaps I was overly sensitive that night. I immediately popped in the Tantus Acute and felt fabulous g-spot pressure right away, no pain and nothing uncomfortable. Hmph. Round One: Fail.
Later on, I tried it again on my own, using different angles and methods of holding it, nothing worked. Turning it upside down just didn’t give me much stimulation at all. Again and again I tried, again and again the Digital Delight failed me. Honestly, I’m kind of sad. I love that Wet for Her is trying to provide toy options for people who prefer something non-phallic and body safe. I love that the silicone is somewhat silky and doesn’t drag, it even has some resistance to pet hair and lint. The packaging is a little over-sized, but not offensive in any way, which is what I would expect from a company that is catering to a niche market like they are. The toy fits very comfortably over my fingers, but was a little snug on the pet’s. I think the angle of the toy might be ok for prostate stimulation, but I’d exercise caution, as there is no flared base to keep it outside the body. It is difficult to grip from the outside when your fingers are all lubey, but it isn’t a problem if you use it as intended.
Overall, I like the company, I like the quality. I really just wish the Digital Delight worked for me, unfortunately, it didn’t.
If you would like to give the Digital Delight a go, you can find it, and other fabulous toys, at Good Vibes!
Posted: March 6, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: dildo, dual density, review, silicone, tantus
I wonder what dildos contemplate when they stare out the window
The Tantus Adam O2 was my first realistic dual-density toy, and oh boy, what a world it has opened up for me. I received Adam at the same time as the Tantus Cush O2, I’d heard such great things about dual-density and couldn’t wait to squeeze them. One I actually did, I was surprised. They were both more firm than I’d expected, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that, at first, I was a tad disappointed. They didn’t seem all that realistic feeling, as I’d heard people claim repeatedly. While there is definitely some squish, and some give, it wasn’t as much as I’d been lead to expect. Actually, the first time I tried to use Adam my vagina wanted no part of it. It felt very stiff, too large, and too curved (this coming from someone who loves her Pure Wand). Fortunately, I’m not a quiter.
Subsequent romps with the wonder that is the O2 Adam have proven that all my initial feelings about it were wrong. It has just the right amount of stiffness, cushioned by that lovely, squishy, outer layer. It isn’t too large at all! Proper warm-up and lube means that Adam slides right in and fills me up in a glorious way. Too curved? Ha! What was I thinking? That curve allowed for delicious trysts with my g-spot. Now, every time I bring the Adam out I can be guaranteed a couple of things: squirting and major orgasms.
A little more detail about the toy itself. The Tantus Adam O2 is dual-density, meaning it has a hard “muscle core” and a “Super Soft” outside. Both parts are made of Tantus’ premium silicone (care info). The shaft has some squish and give, more on the backside of the curve than the front, and the head is completely soft. The Adam is 1.5″ in diameter and 7″ long, it has a harness compatible, and anal safe, flared base. Unlike the Super Soft Adam, it stands up nicely when you set it up on the base, this is thanks to the hard core. The inner silicone is the most firm I’ve ever encountered, but since the part you use is coated in the softer silicone, it is nicely cushioned. The shaft has a smooth, matte finish and the head is shiny. It is a lint magnet, but with a little lube (water-based only, especially on dual-density silicone) you’ll find no drag, unlike some other toys. The design is semi-realistic, with soft vein lines and a slight frenulum and urethral opening.
How does it feel? If you couldn’t tell from what I said already, I’ll make it clear… It’s fabulous. Adam in one toy that just works for me, it gets everything right. The only thing I can pick on is the base, while it is solid, it’s small. In some ways this is nice, but I sometimes like a little more to grip when I’m thrusting. Oh, thrusting, that’s where Adam shines for me. While it is girthy enough to fill me up, and I can clench it if I want, I prefer to thrust myself into a squirting frenzy. I don’t really notice any texture, but it glides with just the right amount of friction to really feel it. The soft head feels glorious on my g-spot.
Bottom line, the Tantus Adam O2 is a fantastic dildo. It’s great in a harness, it’s great when I use it on myself. Dual-density is fabulous, and this won’t be the last time you’ll hear that from me. I feel like the Adam is the Goldilocks dildo for me… it isn’t too big, it isn’t too small, it’s just right. The ultra-premium silicone is easy to care for, and will last a lifetime if you do. I’m thrilled to be able to recommend the Adam O2 to anyone, it is a great toy and a welcome addition to my collection.
If you want to add the Adam O2 to your collection, or better yet, to start one, you can find it at Tantus!
Posted: November 29, 2011 at 6:30 am | Tags: silicone, tantus, vibrator
The Strawberry Kiss (aka The Little Secret: Kiss) comes from a line of five mini vibes made by awesome manufacturer Tantus. Each of the vibrators includes a silicone sleeve (care info) over a waterproof, single-speed bullet vibe. The vibrator is powered by an N battery, which is included, and is removable for easy cleaning or replacement. The Kiss is a cute, slightly pearlescent pink (a little darker than the photo shows). I’m not typically a fan of pink, but this one is pretty nice. It is just over an inch at it’s widest point, and is 3.75″ long. It is a little bigger than I thought it would be, but it is really a great size for a travel vibe.
You can wash the bullet in the sink, as it has an o-ring, but I don’t know that I’d trust it in the bath tub. I haven’t noticed any waning of power in all my testing of the toy, so I’m impressed with the battery so far. The silicone is shiny and does pick up lint, not as bad as the super soft silicone, but keeping it in a lint free bag would be helpful. The Kiss comes in a really pretty package that is a pain in the ass to open. I had to rip one of the tabs trying to open it, so you probably won’t want to store it in the box.
To operate the bullet there is a single button on the bottom, push for on, and again for off. I didn’t find it to be difficult to operate in any way. The sleeve is mostly hollow, to house the bullet, but the tip is solid silicone and has a little twist that reminds me if soft serve ice cream. Usually I would shy away from mini vibes because they are not strong enough for me, and silicone transfers vibrations though they are often muffled. But that tip… GUYS… it’s fantastic.
Now, it isn’t all rainbows and sunshine, but we’ll get to that in a second. First… what can this tip do for you? Well, it is thick enough to hold a serious vibration, but small enough to move. Basically, it transfers the vibrations like a dream. In order to receive the benefits of the tip you can’t press hard, so it is more for teasing and tickling, only it is strong. The bullet in this one is more powerful than Tantus’ typical offering, so it can really make this thing move. It is great for nipples (almost too strong for mine) and buttholes (such a sexy term), but teasing only on the anus please. The Kiss is small, and not flared, and your butt will suck it right in. No anal insertion. However, teasing of the general area is highly recommended. I can’t wait to get the pet tied up and use it on his balls and perineum.
As far as vaginal use. This is where things get sketchy. Good for stimulating my vulva, yes. Good for insertion, not really, no. It is too small all around and doesn’t do anything for me. But I don’t really think that was the intended purpose anyway. So what about my clit? Well, it depends. For me, I had to hold my labia all the way open so that nothing disrupted the vibrations going to the tip. Then I could place it directly on my clit and get some nice stimulation. However, I’m a big fan of pressure just below my clit, which is impossible with this toy. When you press down with it the vibrations become diffuse, which doesn’t work for me. But the vibrations are not overly buzzy, and they aren’t too surfacey, when you aren’t applying pressure. I know that’s probably hard to understand, and I’m having a hard time explaining it. When you don’t press the tip down, but simply hold it to your clit, the vibrations will actually feel fairly deep. This isn’t because the bullet is all that powerful (though, sans sleeve it can get me off without much trouble) but because of the way the vibrations transfer.
All that said. I think Kiss will work best for people who like lighter touch with vibrational strength, or muffled vibrations. I’m a huge Tantus fan, but I was hesitant to try this one at first, I’m honestly glad I did. I don’t think I’ve seen a better tickling vibe, and while it may not be good for insertion, it packs decent power for it’s size. This won’t be my go-to clit vibe, but it will be my top teasing vibe, especially for the pet.
If you are interested in picking up The Kiss, or any of it’s siblings (1,2,3,4), they are all available through Good Vibes. Thanks to GV for sending me the Strawberry Kiss for review!
Posted: November 14, 2011 at 11:13 am | Tags: dildo, silicone, tantus
The Super Soft Adam is the best dildo I own, that will never get me off.
Yup, the SS Adam does absolutely nothing for me, but it is definitely a favorite.
A couple of weeks ago I went to a Kinky Campout with a local BDSM group. The very first munch that I went to with this group of people led to my volunteering to host lube wrestling for the camping trip. At the time, I knew where to find powdered lube in bulk and figured that I could pull it off. What I didn’t know, was how epic it could turn out.
I snagged a kiddie pool (adult size, though) on clearance at the end of the season, and ordered my lube. I packed a tarp for under the pool and a bunch of 5-gallon buckets to help fill and empty it. We were ready.
At the camp ground (private, of course) we set up under a pavilion, so that there were lights and plenty of seating. Lube wrestling was to be the evening’s main event. We decided, in order to make things more interesting, to give the contestants something to fight over. SS Adam was chosen due to it’s girth and flopability.
Round one, two small-framed men in their undies fight to see who can stick the dildo in the other’s pants.
Round two, we add Techno into the mix… and the cock slapping begins. You haven’t lived until you’ve watched to men beat each other with dildos in a pool of lube.
Rounds three through five were equally entertaining. Occasionally a lubey Techno would squish right out of a person’s hand and fly through the air toward the audience. But not the Adam, oh no. He was a champ. He lube-wrestle-cock-fighted like he was born to do it.
By the end of the evening, I ended up back in the lube with a couple of other ladies. We were still only using the two dildos. Our goal, was to gain control of both toys in order to be crowned the winner. The dildos hit the lube and we were off… There was grabbing, and pulling, and slipping, and biting. There was triumph, and defeat. The was my toe, in my friend’s butt.
At one point each of the other two had the Adam and were pulling as hard as they could, it was stretching to totally unreal lengths, and then I grabbed and pulled in the middle. Everyone watching, and those of us grabbing it, knew that the end was near and that the Adam was going to snap any second. BUT IT DIDN’T.
In the end, one of the girl’s won out of sheer cleverness. But when the lube settled, there was another winner that day, the Tantus Super Soft Adam. For flexibility, ability to hold his own under pressure, and sheer fortitude… SS Adam is now the official lube wrestling dildo of my local TNG. Everyone asked me how messed up the toy was after all of that chaos, and I am happy to report that neither dildo sustained any damage. It was a Tantus silicone miracle.
The Super Soft Adam is currently on clearance, and now through 11/15/11 all clearance items are an extra 25% off with code CLOSEOUT25. I might actually go pick another one up just so that we’ll have two for lube wrestling at the next campout, it was just that awesome.
PS… for those who are most interested in how it actually worked for me, here’s the quickie version. Super Soft Adam is made from Tantus’ premium silicone (care info) and if EXTREMELY squishy and flexible. It is the same silicone they use of the outside of their O2 line, only it doesn’t have a firm core. It is 1.5″ in diameter and 6.75″ long, so it fills me up very nicely. It has an anal safe and harness compatible base, but it is too soft for me to get a really good grip on it. Unfortunately, by the time I get it in, I can’t thrust at all. I can squeeze it with my vaginal muscles, but it doesn’t provide as much resistance as a firm toy. It feels like a stress ball for my vagina. While this may help me with my kegels, it doesn’t really get me off. If you’re looking for a super squishy dildo that would enjoy just sitting in an orifice and being squeezed, then this is totally the toy for you! If you’re looking for an amazing dildo for lube wrestling, dildo tossing or hitting someone in the face… This is absolutely the toy for you! If you like thrusting, but the shape interests you (and why wouldn’t it?) then check out the Adam O2, which I will be reviewing soon.