Tantus Sam Dildo Review

September 17th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

If you’re looking for a thick, realistic dildo that’s anal safe and strap-on compatible with a realistic design, the Tantus Sam dildo is a good choice for you. With an intense thickness at 1.8″ diameter, the toy features a somewhat standard length at 7.3″ insertable. Made from the Tantus O2 silicone, the toy features a matte, non-shiny finish. Unlike many other Tantus toys, the Tantus Sam silicone dildo also comes with a compatible suction cup and vibrating bullet. The base of the Tantus Sam includes a textured hole that allows compatibility with these two Tantus accessories. (The bullet vibrator includes all batteries needed for operation).

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

This large silicone dildo comes in unique packaging for Tantus. It’s about twice as large as standard Tantus packaging to accommodate the extra accessories that the toy comes with. As the packaging is so large, it’s probably not the best choice for storing all of the items – in fact, a large plastic bag would probably do best if you’re looking to keep the dildo and all accessories together. The dildo is displayed in clear plastic to allow you to view it and its accessories from almost all angles. The box is rectangular which may allow for easier wrapping for gifting.

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Speaking of what the toy comes with, unlike almost all of the other Tantus toys available, the Sam Tantus dildo comes with bonus accessories. This dildo includes a large hole in the base of the toy. This hole allows this sex toy to use the accessories it comes with. (In order to easily slide out the accessories after use, I recommend a drop of lubricant in the hole and on the accessory before putting them together). The black item is a suction cup. Slide it into the hole at the base, and it instantly equips your silicone dildo with the ability to suction to flat surfaces. The small bullet vibrator can be slid into the hole in the dildo to equip the toy with gentle vibrations. These two accessories will also be compatible with any other Tantus dildo that includes a hole in the base.

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Texture of the toy

The Tantus Sam dildo has a basic, yet effective, design. It’s a realistic-looking dildo with larger-than-average measurements. It isn’t anything fancy – it’s just what a large-than-average human penis would be. It has an intense thickness with a somewhat-larger-than-average thickness. Tantus chose to stick relatively close to “realistic” with the design itself – some noticeable veins along the shaft and an unpronounced, untextured head. The toy doesn’t have much plushyness or flexibility to it, so that width is a *true* width – you’ll feel all of it.

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Interior texturing for the accessories

If you’ve paid attention to the measurements, make sure that you’re aware of how large this dildo is. It isn’t a tiny one. It’s larger in thickness and width than your average human penis – and since the material the Tantus Sam is made from is pretty stiff and rigid, it definitely feels thicker too. It has a bit of squish to it, but it isn’t much – only enough to confirm that the toy is full silicone, through-and-through. (The heft confirms that too) When attempting to bend the dildo, it won’t even bend 90 degrees. Again, a pretty stiff silicone without much give to it. (Other thinner, more-flexible Tantus toys can bend the tip-to-base)

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Bullet vibrator included with the toy

Tantus makes a couple different “feels” for their silicone, and the Tantus Sam has more of the matte type of feel to it. This tends to be a lot more “draggy” than I prefer for strap-on play. A good, thick water-based lubricant slickens it up pretty well, but I prefer using a condom on Tantus Sam. A Magnum XL will cover it comfortably down to the base, but a regular condom is a pretty, pretty tight fit (and may rip). When using without a condom, you might need to reapply lube (as the toy tends to absorb a bit), but with a condom, it doesn’t seem to need as many reapplications.

For those who usually use a Vixen Creations Maverick as your “large” realistic dildo, you should be aware that the Tantus Sam definitely has more thickness to it. As we’ve replaced the Maverick with the Sam for our “thick” toy, we’ve had a good time to compare the two. The Vixen Creations Maverick is a lot more squishy and plushy – it also has a particularly large head that leads a slimmer shaft. The Sam is entirely more firm, feels more thick, and it’s about the same thickness all the way through – you don’t get that “popping in” sensation that a Maverick provides because of the head.

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Rigidity of the Tantus Sam

When it comes to the accessories, I still must admit that I’m slightly frustrated. Tantus has offered this “hole in the base for accessories” design for a long time, and it has taken a few forms. At the moment, it includes a textured interior for the dildo to increase the dildo’s firmness and increase the accessory’s effectiveness. This works fantastically for the suction cup. The suction cup slides in particularly easily, and since it has a large, gigantic base, it’s pretty easy to remove it from the base of the Sam dildo after you’re done. (Protip: Add some lubricant to the accessory AND the accessory hole to make removal easier after you’re done).

However, the vibrating bullet isn’t quite so easy. I think a slight redesign of the bullet would help a ton. The bullet doesn’t have any clear “gripping” point around the base. In fact, once you slip the bullet far enough into the dildo to become effective, the bullet comes a giant pain in the butt to get back out. As-in, you might need pliers. The lubricant added before you slip in the bullet helps, but during play, you’ll probably get lube on the external base of the bullet or the base of the toy which makes it even harder to pull out. A small lip around the base of the bullet would help a ton with getting good leverage to pull it out. As it is, your hand regularly slips off the base which makes it even harder to get off. As it stands, it’s a bit too frustrating to want to use regularly – especially if I’m going to be using it in a strap-on harness which makes it likely that the pressure might push the bullet even further into the hole.

However, even without these accessories, the Tantus Sam dildo is a good choice for penetration for those who love larger, realistic toys. If you’re not looking to go entirely outside the realm of realism, the Tantus Sam dildo is large – but still reasonably realistic. The base makes it comfortable for strap-on harness use while the constant width throughout the entire toy makes it easily to slip in and out without too much adjustment required. The length is realistic, the width is large – but realistic, and as such, it makes a fantastic strap-on or playtime toy for someone that wants to experience a larger-than-average penetration experience while still enjoying an aspect of realism.

It’s worth noting, though, that despite the O2 material that Tantus makes this dildo out of, the material doesn’t feel particularly realistic. It definitely feels good – and has a nice thickness to it, but the realism is entirely in the look and size of it. The material itself definitely feels like a silicone dildo.

As this toy is made of the pure silicone of most of the Tantus sex toys line, it’s pretty simple to clean. The only attention you’ll really need to pay is to the interior accessory hole. Make sure you give it a good cleansing while cleaning the rest of your toy. For regular cleaning, the Tantus Sam can easily be cleaned with warm water and anti-bacterial soap. If you want a more thorough clean, consider boiling the toy or using a water/bleach bath. When lubricating, make sure to use water-based lubricant because of the silicone toy’s material. For storage, the dildo doesn’t seem to have a problem with picking up hair or lint which makes it easy to store. However, for easier use, just use a plastic bag or fabric bag to reduce any hair or fuzz that it might pick up.

Overall, if you want a thick, realistic dildo that’s going to feel exactly how large it looks, the Tantus Sam is going to be a good choice. The base makes it a good choice for strap-on play while the hollow interior allows for use with the included suction cup or optional vibrator. While I’d love to see the accessory vibrator redesigned for easier removal, I’m extremely happy with the dildo itself. It’s firm, it’s thick, it’s comfortable in a harness, and it’s exactly what you’d want with it’s realistic dimensions that still push the width envelope. Thanks to Tantus for providing this large silicone dildo for my Tantus Sam dildo review.

TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo Review

September 03rd, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

Equipped with a g-spot curve that puts a lot of strap-on dildos to shame, the Platinum Silicone TRUSKYN Tru Curve Dildo is a silicone, body-safe dildo made by Doc Johnson. 6.5″ in total length with 6″ of insertable length and a diameter of 1.7″ at the widest point, this dildo is anal-safe and harness compatible. The toy is made with Dual Density silicone that offers a firmer inner core of silicone wrapped with a softer layer of silicone for more pliability.

Better than many Doc Johnson product packaging, the Tru Curve Dildo comes in a standard cardboard box with a plastic insert. The packaging isn’t spectacular, but it’s relatively informative and explains the toy and its features well. It could be used for long-term storage, but it is noticeably larger than the toy itself. Throwing away the package after getting your toy might be the best option. The toy also comes with a drawstring storage bag, a lubricant, and a “refreshing powder” for the toy.

TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo with all the accessories

I’ll admit that I have a bit of concern about the type of silicone that Doc Johnson used if it can use a “powder” dusted on the material to help the material feel like new again. This is partially my own ignorance, but I’ve never seen anything similar offered for 100% high-grade silicone toys like Tantus or FunFactory. This could be something new they’re trying, but it definitely makes me slightly wary.

Designed with a Dual Density silicone design, the Doc Johnson Tru Curve silicone dildo does FEEL great though. You can really feel the dual density silicone pours. It’s most noticeable near the base. The base is nice and firm, the dildo’s base shaft (near the base) is relatively firm, and the tip gets a bit more flexible. The toy does have a pretty good plushy feel to it. When you squeeze it, you get noticeably squeezing in. For those that don’t like a hard, rigid toy, this is fantastic. At the same time, while it’s a lot harder to bend the toy in half, the flexibility still allows the toy’s tip to touch the base when you use your hands. With proper use, the head mostly just slightly bends under any sort of pressure – but with the internal rigidity, it actually stays and rubs the g-spot surprisingly well.

TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

Plain, flat base

Unlike some silicone toys, the Tru Curve dildo has more of a tacky silicone feel to it. It doesn’t feel silky smooth. It has that type of silicone that seems to “drag” along the skin. You’ll definitely need external lubricant to use this one; it absorbs most of your body’s natural lubrication relatively quickly.

TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

Decently sized head on the TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

While I tend to say that most “g-spot dildos” that have flexibility make relatively pour g-spot toys, the Tru Curve Dildo doesn’t fit that description. Partially because of the added rigidity and partially because of the very intense curve to begin with, the TruSkyn Tru Curve dildo doesn’t really “bend” under pressure. It still will have some flexibility to it that causes it to bend a bit, but the bend isn’t enough to reduce pressure to those sensitive areas. The ridging around the head will be especially noticeable. While I’m a bit more fond of toys that offer more slickness (like glass), this is easily a good replacement for some of my favorite g-spot toys becaues it reliably hits the spot – and it does it well with more plushiness than the rigid materials.

TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

Showing the flexibility

While the Doc Johnson Platinum Silicone TruSkyn Tru Curve Dildo does offer a base, it may not be the best strap-on dildo out there. This is mostly because of the short length. While it has the base that would make it stay where you want it to stay, it doesn’t have a lot of length to it. It’s workable, but be aware that, once added to a harness, you may not get a whole lot of length for shallow sex positions. To make the best use of the length and design, I’d recommend positions that allow deeper access designed for g-spot pleasure.

TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

Another look at the shape of the TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

As this Doc Johnson silicone dildo is made of pure silicone, cleaning this pink toy is a breeze. It just requires some warm water and anti-bacterial soap. Sterilization works just fine with boiling water or a water/bleach solution. I’d recommend using a water-based lubricant with this dildo, but some silicone-based lubricants may be safe for use with it. Just make sure that you do a small spot test near the base to ensure that it’s safe. Make sure to keep this toy in some sort of bag when not being used. The tacky-ness of the silicone tends to pick up a lost of dust and hair. A quick clean or rinse gets rid of most of it without any issue, however.

TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

Packaging of the TRUSKYN Tru Curve Silicone Dildo

Overall, if you’re looking for a good silicone dildo that’s plushy, flexible, and will still hit the g-spot (that’s rare), I’d really recommend the Doc Johnson Platinum TRUSKYN Tru Curve dildo. The length doesn’t lend itself well to strap-on play unless you’re particularly cognizant of it, but the dildo itself is well-made and still quite affordable. Definitely worth considering. Thanks to SheVibe for providing this body-safe g-spot dildo for my TruSkyn Platinum Tru Curve Dildo review.

L’amourose Mya Beads Kegel Balls Review

August 30th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
L'amourose Mya Beads Kegel Balls

L’amourose Mya Beads Kegel Balls

Packaged together in a hard plastic storage case, the Mya Beads from L’amourose (and sold by SheVibe) are kegel balls designed to strengthen and tone the vaginal muscles. The set comes with a single kegel ball as well as a double kegel ball version. Made from plastic with a body-safe silicone functioning as the silicone girdle that holds the balls together and provides a retrieval string, these beads are offered in two different weights (and corresponding colors) to pick a size and weight that works best for your body and musculature. The double-ball version in each set weighs the same – choosing a weight amount will matter for the single ball version which is heavier in the Pro set.

The L’amourose Lite set is the lighter of the two. The single ball is 28g while the dual set is 76g. The Pro set is heavier. The single ball is 39g while the dual set is 76g.

L'amourose Mya Beads Kegel Balls

The design of the balls

If nothing else, you’re going to find yourself very impressed by the packaging of the Mya Beads. Much like the luxury image the brand is designed to convey, the packaging makes you think of the high-quality aspects of the toy. The beads are packaged in a small, plastic carrying case that snaps closed to protect your toy. The exterior packaging includes a black, well-designed box that includes information about the toy itself. Of course, it also comes with instructions.

Most people are going to come around to choosing the Mya Beads for their luxurious presentation – and they do a fantastic job at that. The beads themselves have a marbled-like appearance, and the packaging adds to the luxurious approach. The silicone girdles feel nice and silky smooth, and once you open the kegel balls, you’re really going to feel like these are some of the most luxurious kegel beads that you’ve ever tried. The plastic has a smoothness to it – as does the silicone.

L'amourose Mya Beads Kegel Balls

Everything included in the box

When you get around to inserting them, the Mya Beads continue to work just as nicely. The plastic slickens really nicely by just adding a bit of lubricant, and while the beads don’t have that classic “divet” where your finger can go on the end of the bead to push it in, it isn’t a problem at all. If anything, the slightly-oval design of the beads helps make the beads easier to push in. As the retrieval cord is made from a nice, sturdy silicone that doesn’t stretch, I don’t worry nearly as much about breaking the cord during retrieval. This thicker, less-stretchy cord feels a bit more noticeable if it ends up pressed against your body, but it’s minimally bothersome in exchange for a sturdier sensation.

Something about the Mya Beads feels a bit different than “standard” kegel balls. Without dissecting the balls, my guess is that the interior ball (the ball that rolls around inside the outer shell to provide sensation) is larger in size than most kegel balls. This means that the interior ball doesn’t move around nearly as much. You’ll still feel the noticeable movement when active or rolling around or switching from standing to sitting, but it’s a lot harder to notice during standard walking movements or anything that doesn’t tend to jostle your body around often. While most kegel balls don’t provide orgasmic movement with standard walking, you’ll still occasionally get that pleasurable sensation from the interior ball. The Mya Beads don’t seem to provide that for some reason. If you find the regular sensations from most kegel balls to be bothersome or distracting, the Mya Beads might be a solution for you, but for most people, I think the draw of kegel exercisers is that interior sensation – so this might become a problem quickly.

L'amourose Mya Beads Kegel Balls

Flexibility of the silicone holder

When it comes to cleaning this kegel balls, I think I found that to be the biggest headache of the entire set. The “silicone girdle” doesn’t come off of the plastic balls. However, it does leave a noticeable, tactile seam along the entire sides of the balls. After use, I noticed that a regular cleaning didn’t clean out entirely along the seams. Using a toothpick quickly cleaned out the seam really nicely – but I don’t really like having to take that extra step just to clean my sex toy. The fact that the plastic balls don’t pop out of the silicone harness is probably my biggest complaint about the set. It may not be a deal-breaker for some, but you’ll want to ensure you have a toothbrush or toothpick to clean along the seams on a regular basis to ensure your Mya Beads stay clean and bacteria-free for your use.

L'amourose Mya Beads Kegel Balls

L’amourose Mya Beads Kegel Balls

Using warm water and anti-bacterial soap is all it requires to clean up your kegel balls after regular use. Like previously mentioned, make sure to use a good, detailed item to clean along the seams on a regular basis. After they’ve all dried, they fit perfectly into their plastic snap-shut case until you’re ready to use them again. When it comes to lubricant, I’d stick to water-based lubricant for ease of use, but if you’re willing to spot test to insure your silicone-based lubricant won’t harm the surface of the silicone girdle, you could use silicone-based lubricant instead.

Overall, while the Mya Beads have a gorgeous presentation and look lovely, they aren’t going to be the “must-have” beads for most. If you really love the idea of luxury and glamour, aren’t too fond of a lot of sensation from your kegel beads, and are okay with taking extra care cleaning your Mya Beads you could love them. The weights are pretty nice, they insert well, and they’re easy to remove as well. They just require a bit more effort than most kegel balls. Thanks to SheVibe for providing these vaginal exercise beads for my L’amourose Mya Beads review. At the moment, SheVibe doesn’t carry the L’amourose Mya Beads. However, they carry a huge selection of other kegel beads to suit your needs.

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar Review

August 16th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »

 

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

Designed for the pink-lover in anyone, the Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar is a bright and colorful alternative to standard black posture collars. Made from leather with plush padding on the interior side, this collar comes equipped with three D-rings and a locking buckle fastener. The collar has a 3″ width for optimal posture correction with a length of 16.5″.

This posture collar comes with minimal packaging. It will have a small tag attached to it, and Bondage Bunnies does a fantastic job packaging it – will come laying flat in an appropriately-sized box to ensure you receive your new pink collar is the best condition possible. Continuing to store it laid flat with no pressure on the padding would be best, but most people don’t have that amount of space available for a two-foot-long collar.

The first thing you’ll notice about the collar after you remove the tags is how well-made this collar is. This isn’t a cheap-feeling collar. The leather is reinforced in multiple places. The padding feels nice and fluffy along the interior of the collar. The holes in the buckle area are well cut. The entire collar seems to stand stiffly for optimal posture use. The D-rings are well sewn-on and don’t seem to be coming off anytime soon. The leather feels soft and nicely conditioned against the skin. It has a nice slickness to it. And of course, the pink leather is extremely vibrant and looks very feminine.

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

Very sturdy locking buckle

When it comes to bondage possibilities, this collar offers three separate D-rings. Each one of these D-rings is firmly attached to the collar with two sets of rivets and strong, thick leather. The center D-ring is right along the throat area with the two D-rings slightly off to the sides. It’s quite symmetrical and offers enough D-rings to do a leash and two cuffs or many other bondage possibilities.

Speaking of bondage options, the single buckle that fastens the collar is of a locking design. The locking mechanism includes a small, see-through circular hole. This hole allows you to slide a small lock (not included) into the buckle which will effectively lock the collar onto the wearer. If you choose not to lock the collar, the buckle still functions as a regular buckle. All of the pre-cut holes are nicely pre-cut, and the buckle slides through nicely. While it might take a bit of pressure the first couple times you use a particular hole, it starts to loosen up relatively quickly which makes putting on this pink posture collar a whole lot smoother.

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

High-quality construction

Like any posture collar, this collar does as advertised. It will force the wearer to continually look straight ahead. This collar doesn’t fall short on that job just because it’s pink. Both the top and the bottom of the width of the collar have been reinforced with thicker leather to ensure that it makes it uncomfortable for the wearer to look to the sides or look down. It WILL dig into the skin if you do – and that’s what it’s designed to do. To reduce any potential discomfort, make sure the wearer has fully extended their neck before putting on the collar. That gets the collar into the right position in the first place.

As far as comfort goes, while no posture collar is going to be entirely comfortable (as the entire idea to make the person unable to move their head), this collar does a great job of comfort through the padding. While this does make the collar warmer to wear (and you’ll definitely notice the cool breeze of non-collar wearing after you remove the collar), it keeps the collar from pressing too uncomfortably against the neck. The padding especially seems to help if a partner is using the collar with a leash. It reduces a lot of pressure on various areas of the neck that get “tugged” on as the leash pulls onto the collar.

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

Showing the thickness of the padding

However, as mentioned, the padding does cause the collar to feel a bit warmer, so I wouldn’t recommend this for all-day wear in a hot dungeon. It will start to feel itchy and uncomfortable after awhile unless the collar is removed and the area is wiped down with some chilled water on a regular basis.

When it comes to keeping this collar clean, you’ll want to do your best to ensure that it doesn’t get too dirty in the first place. As it’s made from leather, you don’t want to use harsh dish soaps on the material to avoid harming it. Instead, use a slightly damp washcloth and wipe down the leather material. Make sure you allow it to dry. You could also use leather cleaner and conditioner if you’d like. For storage, laying it entirely flat would be optimal, but if you want it to slowly adjust to your neck size, you may want to occasionally leave it fastened (but empty) at the size of your own neck. Be aware this may start to leave irreversible creases in the leather over time, though.

Overall, if you want a different color than the usual black for bondage items and you want something that’s affordable and good quality, the Rough Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar is going to be fantastic. You can lock it (if you want) and attach lots of other items (if you want). It might get a little warm if worn for too long, but it’s comfortable for leading someone around and does a fantastic job of keeping someone’s head facing entirely straight. I’d definitely recommend it. Thanks to Bondage Bunnies for providing this feminine posture collar for my Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar review.