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Review: Tantus Splash

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For me, the Splash was an acquired taste, kind of like Fernet.

If you haven’t tried it, Fernet is an Italian liquor that has an herby taste. Some people don’t like its distinctive flavor, but when I was in studying in Argentina in college, it was everyone’s drink of choice. Like, if you don’t like Fernet there, just go home. So I tried it again…and again…and before long I was in love with its weird flavor and sharing a huge vat of Fernet and Coke with about 10 friends while out at the boliches.pennysblog_splash2

That’s how the Splash was for me. I’d heard other bloggers rave about it, so I was dying to try it. But the first time I did, I didn’t really like it.  It felt strange and almost irritating, and I wondered what all of the hype was about. I’d heard that the type of people who like it are “texture sluts.” Obviously we all have our preferences, but I wanted to join the texture slut club. So I tried it again…and again…and now I love its exceptional texture.

The Splash is an intense dildo. Not because it’s super girthy or curvy, because it’s not ((it has a 1.75″ diameter)), but because it’s firm and has drips of silicone along its body that provide truly unique sensations. Just look at it. It looks part sci-fi, part artsy, which I love. Realistic toys are great, but sometimes you just want to masturbate with something that looks like a shimmery alien blob, am I right?

The Splash isn’t a dildo I use to thrust with wild abandon. I squeeze around it, and with a vibe on my clit, I use short, minimal thrusts, because that’s all I need to devour its texture. The little ripples on the top of its head feel amazing going in and rubbing on my g-spot, and when inserted deeper, the drips feel fabulous. As is standard for Tantus dildos, the Splash is harness compatible and anal safe, and since it’s 100% silicone, it’s hygienic, and it can be boiled and sterilized.

My vag isn’t always in the mood to be Splashed. But when I  do get a sudden craving for its drippy texture, nothing else will satisfy. And I can now proudly say I am a texture slut, thanks to this gorgeous dildo. I <3 you, Tantus.

If you love textured toys, you need the Splash. If you’re not sure if you like texture or not and want to try something new, the Splash is amazing, and I bet you’ll like it. If you want to try out the same texture but aren’t sure about its size, you could try the smaller Splish. If you don’t like texture, the Splash probably isn’t for you, but Tantus has lots of other high quality, 100% silicone dildos to choose from!

Get Splash through the Grab Bag (they surprise you with a color!)

Don’t forget to use code PENNY at checkout for 15% off!

Thanks for sending me the Splash in exchange for my honest review, Tantus!

Review: Vixen Creations Buck

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Y’all, I am in love. Simply put, Buck is perfection.

But let’s back up. First, let’s talk VixSkin. Vixskin is a dual density silicone from Vixen Creations (they’re located in Austin, btw!), and it’s unlike any other silicone I’ve ever felt. It’s super squishy with a hard core, and it’s incredibly detailed. It reminds me of the uber realistic materials I used to sell at the sex shop…except it’s 100% silicone and hygienic! I seriously want to meet and give major high fives to whoever created the recipe…it’s life changing. I recently got my first 3 VixSkin dildos: Buck, Tex, & Johnny, and Buck is my favorite.

Vixen Buck3Buck is girthy and veiny, with a 2″ pronounced head and ~6″ shaft, with a flared base. Its shaft starts at about 1.8″ below its head, and maxes out at a little over 2″ near its base. In use that translates to…perfection. Buck feels amazing thrusted shallowly, its head nudging on my g-spot, and it also feels fabulous thrusted deeper, its shaft providing a delicious stretch at my vaginal opening. Since it’s so squishy, I can thrust it wildly, but it’s also hard enough to feel intense. Did I mention its head? My g-spot adores it.

With eyes closed, Buck feels incredibly real, which makes it perfect for role-play and fantasy. In fact, I fell in love with my partner all over again when he asked me if I wanted him to use Buck on me while I gave him a blow job. Adam used to be my fave for threesome role-play…but Buck has taken over the throne. Adam feels great, but Buck feels more realistic. At first Buck’s look and prominent veins seemed a bit over the top to me, but after using Buck, I love everything about it. Never change, Buck!

Vixen Buck2Now I usually have at least one of my VixSkin dildos out on my desk so I can squeeze it in between writing. They’re so squishy–they’re like stress-cocks. When I first got my Vixskin dildos, someone tweeted at me about how I’d soon find that even cleaning them is fun, and it’s so true. Washing Vixskin is like giving soapy handjobs, and it’s fabulous.

I have zero complaints about Buck. At 2″, it will be too girthy for some, but for me, it’s perfect. I’ve heard VixSkin is more reactive to hybrid/silicone lubes, so I’d recommend sticking with water based, though I do that with all silicone toys to be safe anyways. Since it has a flared base, Buck is harness compatible and anal safe, and it can be easily cleaned with soap and water or boiled for 3 minutes.

Should you get Buck? Yes, I think you should. I am enamored. Buck es mi amor. If all of my dildos disappeared, Buck would be one of the first I’d replace… I shudder to think about that happening though. If you’re looking for an awesome realistic dildo with some girth, I definitely recommend Buck. My Buck is “vanilla,” and it also comes in caramel and chocolate.

Get Buck at SheVibe or directly from Vixen.

If Buck seems to big, Mustang is an awesome smaller VixSkin dildo. Want some VixSkin with balls? I also love Johnny.

Thanks Vixen Creations!

Review: BS Sport

The BS Sport

The BS Sport

I love tube socks. They’re retro, sexy, comfy, and they conveniently catch come running down my legs after a squirty session. I also love flashy designs, 100% silicone toys, and gorgeous sex toy photography.

Enter: BS Erotic Goods (aka BS is Nice), a manufacturer that designs and makes silicone toys by hand in Spain. I can’t help but drool all over their look-book and their designs. They make a paint splatter dildo! Y’all know I would be all over that. And rainbows, and stripes, and cow print, and butt plugs that looks like pills…yes please and thank you!

So naturally, I was uber excited to try the BS Sport, aka The Sock Dildo. My Sport is a Medium, but SheVibe also carries it in a smaller version. The Sport is a curved, matte silicone dildo with a 1.5″ g-spotting head and about 6 insertable inches. It gradually gets girthier towards the base of the dildo, maxing out at about 2″. Its silicone has a soft, squishy yet still firm feel–it’s softer than Adam O2 but not as squishy as VixSkin.

As much as the fact that it matches my knee socks is a plus all on its own, I’m sure you also want to know how it feels.

The Sport is marketed as a g-spot toy, but I was skeptical. It looks unassuming– its rounded head isn’t especially prominent or bulbous, and it’s not super girthy. But I was surprised by how good the Sport’s simple design feels. I can insert it easily with little to no warm-up, since it’s smooth, fairly soft, and not too big. Once it’s in, it curves around my g-spot, gliding smoothly but also providing firm stimulation. And since it doesn’t catch on my pubic bone, I can thrust as hard, fast, and deep as I want. It doesn’t feel super intense like my hard g-spot toys, but that’s fine. My vagina is moody. Sometimes it needs some sweet talking, and the Sport says all of the right things. It whispers promises of foot rubs and Buffy and pizza…

aka The Sock Dildo

aka The Sock Dildo

The Sport does have some imperfections in the material and the design, which is something I’ve heard from other people who’ve tried BS toys as well. Parts of its silicone have a wrinkled look, and my bottom stripe looks a little funky. I don’t really have an issue with this since it’s a hand made toy, but it’s worth mentioning.

I haven’t tried it as such yet, but I think the Sport would probably work really well for partner play in a harness, since it’s easy to insert and features a curved design, and it’s safe for anal because it has a flared base.

Should you get the BS Sport? If you’re looking for a g-spot/prostate toy,  and you want something that doesn’t catch your pubic bone or feel too intense but still feels quite stimulating, then yes, you’ll probably love it! If the previous is true and you also love knee socks, then hell yea, you NEED it! But if you prefer g-spot toys with intense curve or prominent heads or if you’re a texture lover, then it might bore you.

You can get the Sport Medium or Small from SheVibe! If the shape of the Sport appeals to you but you’re not into the sock thing, check out the Pinky Tuscadero, Pride Rainbow, Vaca, or O2, or browse all BS toys.

What’s next on my wishlist from BS? The Alex Noise & Capsula Plug!

Thanks SheVibe!

Review: Tantus Charmer

pennysblog_charmeUsually it annoys me when sex toys are described as “personal massagers” (I don’t use them to massage myself, I used them to fuck myself!) but in the case of the Tantus Charmer, I actually do feel like I’m giving my vagina a massage when I’m using it.

The Charmer is a 6.8″ long matte silicone dildo with ridges along its shaft and a 1.4″ max girth. Unlike the other two Tantus dildos I’ve tried so far (Adam & Flurry) which feature dual density silicone with a hard core, the Charmer’s silicone is soft and bendy, though it still has a firm feel.

When using the Charmer, I enjoy taking my time thrusting it and squeezing around its unique shape. The Charmer doesn’t throw my g-spot against the wall and fuck it (metaphorically speaking) like my other bigger and harder toys do– it’s gentle; it massages and teases. The Charmer’s sloping ridges caress my g-spot, awakening it slowly.

Since it’s flexible and not super girthy, the Charmer is a natural choice for a warm-up toy, and that’s how I use the Charmer most of the time. Sometimes the Charmer’s subtle stimulation is enough, but more often I find myself craving a more intense dildo to finish up with. When I do enjoy the Charmer by itself, it’s definitely a longer jack-off session, since it doesn’t have enough girth, curve, or a prominent head to make it a toy for a quick orgasm.

pennysblog_charmer2Originally I thought the Charmer wouldn’t be able to make me squirt because my g-spot loves the pressure that hard and/or girthy toys provide, but I have on occasion been able to ejaculate with the Charmer paired with my We-Vibe Tango. It’s definitely a toy that takes some build up though, not one that makes me feel like I might squirt immediately.

If you’re looking for an internal/g-spot or prostate dildo that isn’t super intense, the Charmer is a great option. Unlike dildos that have a prominent head sometimes do, the Charmer doesn’t catch on my pubic bone, and since its ridges are subtle, it’s ideal for gradual g-spot stimulation.

Since the Charmer has a flared based, it’s safe for anal play and can be paired with a harness. It’s actually the first dildo I’ve tried anally (with a condom*), and it’s fairly easy to insert. I still consider myself more of a butt plug enthusiast though, and I doubt I’ll use it anally much.

If you’re looking for a slim dildo for warm-up, a toy that provides pleasurable g-spot or prostate stimulation that’s not super intense, or just a toy to use to make sweet, slow love to yourself, then I recommend getting a Tantus Charmer. If you prefer girthier toys or need intense pressure and stimulation however, then you’d probably find the Charmer underwhelming.

Thanks Tantus for sending me the Charmer in exchange for my honest review and for making high quality, body-safe, bad ass silicone toys! You rock!

*Although silicone can be boiled, sterilized, and used both vaginally/anally, silicone can retain butt smells and even the idea of possible butt germs on toys I use vaginally turns me off, so condoms it is.

Review: Tantus Flurry O2

pennysblog_ontheroadCompanies like Tantus, a USA manufacturer of 100% pure non-porous silicone sex toys, are responsible for my love of dildos. After a gross experience with a jelly vibe, I was turned off of internal toys for years. Now, I want them all! (All of the good ones, of course.)

The first Tantus dildo I tried was Adam O2, which was love at first thrust, so I was super excited when Tantus sent me a package of toys that included the Flurry, another dildo from their O2 dual density line, which features a Super Soft™ squishy outside and a hard muscle core shaft, both made of 100% silicone. The Flurry has a flared based, so it can be used for harness and anal play, and it comes in Ice (blue) like mine, as well as Candy (pink) and Twilight (purple.)

Though the Flurry is from the same O2 line as Adam, the sensation it provides is unique. The Flurry isn’t curved, and its straight 7” shaft features two ridges on its head; the first is very prominent and the second is a little more subtle, but also stimulating. I love the way the Flurry’s ridges nudge and tug on my g-spot, and I enjoy both shallow and deeper thrusting with it.

If my Adam and Flurry were in a dildo quick-draw, the Adam would win, but I’m glad my life isn’t a western, and it doesn’t have to come to that. The way Adam curves underneath my g-spot, its girth providing intense pressure, is divine, but the Flurry’s bumps feel incredible as well, and since it’s slightly less girthy, it’s better for deeper and faster thrusting.  And used together, the Adam and Flurry make an incredible, unstoppable, squirt-inducing dildo-superhero duo. (If I can get my hands on a Cush, I suspect it may become a trio.)

The Flurry can be easily cleaned and sterilized by washing it with antibacterial soap and warm water, running it through the dishwasher (top shelf, no soap), by boiling it, or by using a 10% bleach solution. Since it’s made of silicone, you should only use a water based lube with this toy. Like all silicone toys, dust and hair clings to the Flurry, so it should be stored properly and washed before and after each use.

If you’re looking for a high quality dildo with a medium girth that provides unique stimulation, you should definitely try the Flurry O2—it’s hard yet squishy dual density silicone and ridges make it ideal for g-spot stimulation and thrusting.

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Thanks Tantus for sending me the Flurry in exchange for my honest review! 

Review: Tantus Adam O2

Tantus Adam O2I’ve wanted to try a realistic dildo for awhile now, and I’m so glad the Tantus Adam O2 was my first. I chose Adam to review mainly based on looks without reading a bunch of reviews of the toy like I usually do, and in this case my instincts, and Adam, served me well.

Adam is a realistic silicone dildo in the Tantus “O2” Dual Density line, which features a hard muscle core covered in a layer of Supersoft ™ silicone to mimic the feeling of a real penis. The toy has a realistic shape with a pronounced smooth head and a matte veiny shaft, with a flared round based for suctioning or use with a harness. The toy comes in three colors whose names remind me of coffee: Black, Cream, and the one I have, Cocoa.

While sometimes it takes me a few uses to warm up to a toy, with Adam it was love at first try. Adam’s generous girth (1.5″) and length (7″) and curved shape puts intense pressure on my g-spot and makes me feel like I’m going to squirt almost immediately. I usually warm up by clenching around it, and then move on to using the toy’s hard head to massage my g-spot, and eventually thrust harder and faster until I reach orgasm and/or squirt.

I love using Adam both by myself as well as during foreplay and sex. The 1st time I used Adam, Jake and I used it for a threesome fantasy/DP scenario, and it felt incredible, as evidenced by the puddle I left on my Fascinator Throe. I also love having Jake use it on me while I’m giving him oral, and with my eyes closed and some dirty talk, I almost forget it’s not the real thing.

Since silicone has some drag to it and Adam is a girthy toy, I use plenty of water based lube with it and like to keep the bottle nearby. I don’t insert Adam all the way (only the head and about half of the shaft,) but I like the extra inches for looks and also because they make it easier to hold onto. I also find the base useful as a handle for thrusting.

Adam is my first realistic dildo, so I don’t have much to compare it to, although I have felt Vixskin toys before and it’s definitely harder than their silicone. Adam also doesn’t have the freakishly lifelike design that I’ve seen in some “realistic” material or PVC dildos, but I’ll take Tantus’ high quality silicone and a little less realism over harmful phthalates any day. Besides, Adam’s hardness and shape feel incredible on my g-spot, and I don’t think it needs to be any softer.

I haven’t used Adam anally, but it can be used safely as an anal toy since it has a flared based and can be completely sterilized. I also haven’t tried it with a harness yet but probably will at some point and will add an update or follow-up if I do.

Adam is made of 100% non-porous silicone and can be easily cleaned and sterilized by washing it with antibacterial soap and warm water, running it through the dishwasher (top shelf, no soap), by boiling it, or by using a 10% bleach solution. Since it’s made of silicone, you should only use a water based lube with this toy. Like all silicone toys, Adam collects dust and hair like crazy and should be stored properly and washed before and after each use.

If you’re looking for a girthy realistic dildo, an intense g-spot toy, or both, then I definitely recommend the Tantus Adam O2. With its generous girth, realistic shape, and hard, pronounced head, Adam does wonders for my g-spot as well as my dirty imagination during role-play. If you’re new to penetration, prefer a smaller girth, or don’t enjoy intense g-spot stimulation then this probably isn’t the toy for you.

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