Ever since I strapped on my first cock, I’ve known the pain of a bruised mons after a hard fuck, and I’m not alone. You can even buy a tiny pillow attachment for your harness or the Sili Saddle, a silicone insert, to combat it. Although, it wasn’t until I tried the VixSkin VixenAire Mustang that I legitimately felt like my vulva was being cradled during strap-on sex instead of punched.
If you’ve seen the original Vixen Mustang (or really any dildo) you’ll notice that the Aire is a little… different. It has a very shapely base. That’s because the base holds a small pocket of air that transfers into the lower part of the shaft when pushed on. The intention is to add a pulsing sensation for the receptive partner when used during strap-on play, since the wearer’s thrusting will cause the shaft to inflate.
The inflation isn’t why I’m here though, and it would be unfair if it was, since mine is slightly inflation-challenged (I received it second-hand from another reviewer who was sent a replacement). I’m writing this because no other dildo has a base like it, and while you may be thinking there’s a good reason for that, I’m actually hoping more designs take some inspiration from it.
I originally judged the hell out of this base, and not just for the “pulsating” feature, but I’m eating my thoughts now. The Aire is like a plush pubic cloud that makes hard thrusting and grinding far less painful than traditional bases. While that residual pain can often be a reminder of some good sex (like other marks from sex or BDSM), I prefer having the option.
Also, when I’m the receptive partner, I’m impressed with how much stimulation it adds. I very rarely receive clitoral stimulation from dildos when being penetrated (without the help of a hand or vibrator). Some people are able to insert a toy fully and grind against the base, but the surface is usually too flat or awkward to reach between bodies. For people with larger bodies, this is even harder. But since the VixenAire is raised about two inches from the pelvis, I’m able to use the pronounced, rounded edge to stimulate my clit. Really, a rainbow appeared over my vulva when I first discovered this.
Where the Aire does get pretty weird is when using it sans harness, because the moon boot of a base is in no way conducive to getting a good grip. The small nubs that are intended to add stimulation to the wearer make grasping even more awkward, and unfortunately, they do nothing for me when strapping the VixenAire on either. Since the silicone is so soft, the bumps don’t have enough rigidity to actually rub against my clit in a way that feels like much of anything. However, the shapeliness seems to add to the vulva spooning effect. Every body will experience this differently though, and I could see the base being just as comfy if it were equally as plush, but lacking the hilly topography.
Essentially, this is a post to celebrate an anti-bruise base and to wish bigger bases upon the strapped babes of the world. Do I think every dildo should be equipped with a super-sized base like the VixenAire? No way. But I would enjoy seeing this idea played with more in designs.
This post is not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned, I just wanted to share my thoughts.