Quickie Review: Tantus Sport Dildo

This is one reliable dildo. That’s usually a quality reserved for dogs and friends that are always down for Taco Bell, but the Tantus Sport has earned the distinction of being a dildo I can truly count on.

If you’ve been around for a while, or you skim this list of facts about my body, you know that one, I love dildos I can thrust and two, my pubic bone acts as a bridge troll to my g-spot (basically, it hangs down like a retaining wall in front of it). Because of this, it’s hard to find dildos I can thrust into oblivion that don’t raptor claw onto my pubic bone but do stimulate my g-spot. Well, the Tantus Sport is that dildo.

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Review: Fuze Silicone Whirl and Triton Butt Plugs


Tell Me How You Really Feel
The Fuze Silicone butt plugs are well designed, made of great quality silicone, and they come in a variety of shapes, like a “collect them all” type deal for your butt. I tried the Whirl and the Triton and ended up finding a new go-to plug in one and a new dust collector in the other, but overall my ass approves.
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The Basics
Whirl (left):
Total length: 3 1/2″
Largest Diameter: 1 1/8″
Base Diameter: 1 1/4″

Triton (right):
Total length: 5 1/2″
Largest Diameter: 1 1/8″
Smallest Diameter: 1/2″
Base Diameter: 1 1/4″

The Good, The Bad, and The Chosen One

I feel like a proud parent watching my butt gradually grow up on fabulous, body safe toys, and these Fuze butt plugs mark another milestone for my ass: texture.

I’ve been eying the Fuze plugs for a while because none of them are intimidatingly sized, they’re made of quality 100% silicone, and they have awesome bases with holes in them. It’s rare that holes in sex toys are a good thing, but these holes are like little portals of versatility: they fit bullet vibes [and the vibrations travel really well through the silicone], fingers, rope… You can even use them in a sex toy themed X-Men parody [also starring the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty Small]…

The silicone used to make the Fuze plugs is smooth and firm for easy insertion but still flexible, they’re all around 1-1 1/4 inches in diameter, and the bases are comfortable between the cheeks, which is pretty much the trifecta of perfection for plugs that I enjoy wearing for prolonged periods of time.DSC_0663

Also, I usually don’t give a crap about packaging, but the tins that the Fuze plugs come is are brilliant. I never know what to do with butt plugs once I throw the packaging out: they look so sad just piled into a drawer and it’s hard to display them on a shelf like I do my dildos [maybe I need a butt plug curator]. So these metal canisters are great for storage and keeping dust off of the matte black silicone [aka the supreme champion collector of dust and hair]. Although, I blindly reached for one next to my bed the other day and grabbed a pepper shaker instead… which tells you a lot about what I do in bed.

I chose the Triton and the Whirl for comparison because both are 1 1/8″ at their largest diameter but have different shapes that I thought my butt would appreciate. Turns out, my butt appreciates the Triton far more than the Whirl.

Triton

The Triton is my most used plug right now. It has a shape similar to anal beads, but more so like a very tall silicone snowman. If you’re looking for something that’s a mid-way point between beads and plugs, the Triton is great because it can be inserted fully like a plug or inserted/removed slowly for a slight “popping” sensation. I don’t know exactly why my ass is so fond of the Triton, it’s just comfy… like the two were friends for years before getting into a relationship where they make fart jokes and eat pizza naked together.

Whirl

The Whirl, on the other hand, is like a stranger who gives awkward handshakes. It has far less prominent texture to it, so I assumed I would like it more than the Triton as an intro to texture, but even with a large dildo inserted vaginally I can’t feel the texture at all. The reason why I’m not a huge fan of the Whirl is the shape though: I’m just constantly  aware it’s inside me like I have an intense wedgy but no matter how much I adjust it, the feeling is still there. So after I wore the Whirl a few times for review-sake, I told the Whirl, “it’s not you, it’s me” and put it back in it’s tin to not be touched since.

Closing Statement
I whole-heartedly recommend these plugs. They’re all well designed, the silicone is fantastic, and they come in a variety of shapes and textures. I kind of really want all of them, which has led me to hum the Pokemon theme song [“…Gotta catch em all!”] as I imagine myself holding out a Fuze canister for a butt plug to jump inside with a burst of light. Even though the Whirl wasn’t for me, it just shows that some shapes work for some people and not for others, and that sometimes you have to try different awesome butt things until your butt is happy.

A huge thank you to SheVibe for sending me the Fuze Silicone Triton and Whirl in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Review: Doc Johnson Mood Naughty, Small

Tell Me How You Really Feel
The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty small has a few shortcomings, but for the material, the price and the butt plug 101 experience, it’s fantastic. Also, it makes a cute cat face.

Basics
Silicone (so they say… *cue x-files intro*)
Black or pink color options
3″ insertable length
3/4” largest diameter
2” base

The Good, the Bad, and the New Possibilities
I saw a review of this plug a while back claiming that it was not actually pure silicone, but a TPE silicone instead. So I did some Googling, and I can’t find any place that mentions any material besides silicone except an Amazon listing that claims the shaft to be TPE Silicone and the base to be ABS… even though ABS is a rigid plastic and this base is flexible…hm. Just to be sure, I did a flame test on the base and it passed! Party on Wayne. There is still a chance this is a silicone mix, especially because Doc Johnson uses TPE and other non-silicone materials in their toys, and with the nonexistent regulation of what constitutes “silicone,” who knows. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt because it feels, cleans, and smells (or rather, doesn’t smell) like silicone, but if you’re looking for a 100% Pure [Premium Platinum MEGA ULTRA!] Silicone butt plug, go with a company you trust only uses the highest quality silicone.

Onward! When I clean the Mood Naughty, I just use a little bit of soap and water, but you can boil it, soak it in a bleach solution, use toy cleaner, or put it in the dishwasher… if you have a mini dishwasher rack for mini sex toys. As for lubricant, it’s safest to use non-silicone based lube, although you can certainly do a test patch and see how it reacts.

This silicone has a matte finish (something about matte black toys… yes please). But it does collects a freakish, chia-pet-esque amount of dust. It also means that the surface has some drag [Shantay, you stay! …but only if you brought the lube].

The Naughty is made of a harder silicone, which I think works well for such a small plug. Case in point: the jelly disgrace masquerading as a butt plug that I used when I was first exploring anal and the dramatic saga of actually getting it in my butt because of how malleable it was.

The size and shape of the Naughty small is perfect for me: someone who had never has anything more than a finger in my butt. It’s about the size of my thumb and is tapered to a size equivalent to the tip of my pinky. The only thing that makes it hard to insert is that the thinnest part of the plug, just above the base, has a tendency to bend so you have to be a little persistent. Although, once it’s in, the teardrop-on-a-stick shape does a great job of making sure it doesn’t pop out *side-eyes the memories of my first anal plug*.

The Naughty has a thin, flexible base that makes it comfortable to wear, even for an extended amount of time. But if only this base was like half a millimeter shorter! As is, it makes a little bridge over my perineum to the opening of my vagina, which gets weird when inserting anything vaginally because it’ll rub against the base of the Naughty like two grasshopper legs. This problem might be more prominent depending on your genitals or whether you’re using it with a partner, but it might not be a problem at all depending on your anatomy. It doesn’t feel awful, but I could definitely do without it.

On the other hand, a big plus of the Naughty small is that it also comes in a medium and a large size. And the Doc Johnson Mood line has two other anal plug shapes as well, and all come in similar size variations. This makes it really easy to work your way up and discover what shapes you like best. It would be nice if there was an option to bundle three of them together for a slightly reduced price [hint hint]. Speaking of price though, all the anal plugs in the Mood line are very reasonably priced (between $10-20).

So, after my bout of anal skepticism, I am very glad to have given this plug a try. If you asked me a year ago, I would have told you that anal was “not my thing.” Direct quote from my mouth. Note to past self: It’s not you, it’s that crappy butt plug!!! So, to anyone who is new and maybe a little intimidated by anal play [that was me], the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty small is a good introduction.