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Review: Tantus Vamp

The Tantus Vamp came out around Halloween of 2009 and was inspired by Twilight.

Before I go on I just want to say officially for the record Twilight “vampires” are not vampires. Vampires don’t sparkle. The creatures in Twilight are more like emo faeries. Yes, I said it. I haven’t read the Twilight books, though I have (ashamedly) seen the (horrible) movies that are out due to a good friend who dragged me to the latest one. I’m not a fan.

Yes, the Vamp is made to be like a Twilight “vampire’s” cock: pale and sparkly and cold (Silicone retains temperature well, so you can pop it in the fridge or run it under cold water to cool it down for that “fun” necrophilia vampire feeling). So, not being a fan of Twilight, why did I get the Tantus Vamp to review? Well, it’s f’ing awesome. Seriously.

I’m all about fabulous sparkly things (the dildo, not the “vampires”) and so when Fascinations offered me the Vamp to review I couldn’t resist it! It doesn’t really sparkle as in glitter it rather shimmers kind of like the way snow catches the light, or crystals of any sort. If you’ve ever used shimmer body mist it’s that same kind of shimmer, mostly-there-but-sometimes-not kind of shimmer. It is awesome. Don’t take my word for it, here’s a video by Tantus showing off the shimmery sparklyness:

In addition to the awesome color it is also made by Tantus which in and of itself is enough to make me want to try it. Tantus uses their own specially formulated blend of 100% medical grade silicone and is one of the top producers of silicone (and aluminum) toys out there, in my opinion. I have written a number of Tantus reviews, including a recent one of a dildo somewhat similarly shaped the Deuce 2.

Silicone is awesome because it is hypoallergenic, non-porous, phthalate free, and generally body-friendly. It won’t make your insides burn when you use it01, it can be completely sterilized (see care instructions below) and therefore used in any orifice of any person as long as you sterilize it between people and moving from the back- to the front-door. While silicone toys do tend to be more expensive they are well worth the price because, unlike cheaper materials, they will last forever as long as you take care of them02.

I think the Vamp is an excellent size, a little larger than average perhaps, but large enough to satisfy those who enjoy larger toys and small enough for those relatively new to toys or penetration to use. The base makes it very easy to hold on to while using it solo or with a partner and the flared base makes it great for anal play or use within a strap-on harness.

Vamp really is a realistic-looking dildo, aside from the sparklyness and the extremely pale color. It has a wonderful realistic head as well as veins that run along the shaft, not so many that it is unrealistic or uncomfortable, just enough to be aesthetically pleasing. While the shaft is only slightly curved it still does provide some fabulous g-spot stimulation due to the shape of the head.

It’s really just a great dildo in general, but if you are also into Twilight (and it’s fine if you are, I’m not judging just stating my own opinions!) it would be easy to use this during a sexy “vampire” roleplay, and since it is harness-compatible, shareable, and able to be stuck in the fridge to cool it down below body temperature there are many ways to use it in that regard.

A big huge thanks to Fun Love for sending me a Vamp to review!

Product Specs

Name: Vamp.

Manufacturer: Tantus.

Material: 100% medical-grade silicone.

Features: Waterproof/submergeable, non-porous, phthalate-free, body-safe, can be sterilized & shared.

Type: Sparkly Faerie (aka “vampire”) Dildo.

Length: 6 3/4 inches (6 1/4 inches insertable).
Width: 1 1/2 inches (diameter) 5 inches (around).

Lube: Water- or oil-based only! Silicone lube should not be used with silicone toys unless it is specially formulated to do so.

Care: General cleaning- toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap. Sterilization- 10% bleach solution, top rack of the dishwasher with no soap, or submerged in boiling water for 10 minutes.

  1. Yes, I’ve had this happen with jelly toys, which is part of why I stay away from them! []
  2. I have a much loved silicone dildo that I bought eight plus years ago and it still looks as good as any of the other newer ones I own []
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Review: Tantus B-Bomb

I enjoy anal play. A lot. With the right relaxation, lubrication, communication, and patience it can be absolutely wonderful. Thus I was super excited when Tantus sent me a B-Bomb to review. I really wanted to love it, and I did… mostly.

Specs

What’s not to love with Tantus’ own blend of premium platinum medical-grade silicone? It’s hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and can be completely sterilized so you can share silicone toys01 with a partner once sterilized. To sterilize see care instructions below.

I recently read some complaints about the squishyness of silicone, and to that I can only say that I enjoy the texture, it’s much less squishy than jelly (which is yucky anyway and you don’t want to put it in your body without a condom02 ), but obviously not going to be as hard as plastic, steel, or glass. I find Tantus’ silicone to be harder than some other blends.

Like many Tantus toys the B-bomb comes with a removeable vibrator that sticks right up the hole in the toy’s base. It is a one-speed bullet vibe that, since it’s removeable, you could also use separately from the plug on other areas that enjoy vibration or with the plug if you enjoy anal vibrations. Also, Tantus in all their wisdom has created a suction-cup attachment that you can get which fits into any of the slots in their toys made for bullet vibes, turning any bullet-compatible Tantus toy into a suction cup toy.

Use

The pointyness of the plug worried me when I first got it, but that’s where the squishyness of silicone comes in handy, since it’s not made out of a hard material the point is not noticeable after you put it in your butt. The point is actually a positive in the respect that it makes the B-bomb very easy to insert since it is a gradual taper from the point to the rounded body. I found with a bit of non-silicone lube03 the B-bomb slides in nice and easy.

I thought the size and shape was extremely pleasurable, not too big but not too small either. It isn’t an intimidating toy in either respect which makes it great for beginners and is a great warm-up toy for those more experienced in anal adventures. The taper near the base helps it stay inside as any good butt plug should do, and that allows the sphincter to relax around it.

The problem I had with it, though–and what would change it from a three lotus rating to a four or even five–was the base. It is circular and fairly thick. While it is a very well made base I’m spoiled by my love for my Pfun Plug or Bob plugs which have bases that fit snugly between the ass cheeks. Since I have a rather large booty it is actually uncomfortable for me to wear a plug with a circular base for any long period of time.

Most of Tantus’ other plugs do have a more rectangular base which makes wearing them for longer than a few minutes quite comfortable, such as the Ryder, Infinity, or Tulip. The toys that do have more wearable bases, however, do not vibrate. If you aren’t planning on wearing the B-bomb for long, are looking for a vibrating plug, and especially if you’re looking for something fairly small and non-threatening for thrusting it is a fabulous and well made plug that would be a wonderful addition to any anal adventurer’s toybox.

A big huge thanks to Tantus for sending me a B-Bomb to review!

Product Specs

Name: B-Bomb.

Manufacturer: Tantus.

Material: 100% medical-grade silicone.

Type: Anal Toy/Butt Plug.

Length: 4 inches.
Width: 1.4 inches (largest) 3/4 inch (smallest).

Lube: Water- or oil-based only!

Care: General cleaning- toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap. Sterilization- 10% bleach solution, top rack of the dishwasher with no soap, or submerged in boiling water for 10 minutes.

  1. as long as they are 100% silicone []
  2. it’s porous and littered with the nasty chemical phthalates which are all sorts of toxic []
  3. Since you don’t want any nasty chemical reactions happening with silicone lube on silicone toy that would ruin your toy! []
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Review: Tantus Deuce 2

The Deuce 2 is not a toy I would have chosen for myself, especially lately. I’ve been going for insertables like the Tantus Curve, ones with a pronounced curve specifically designed to hit the g-spot. Though Tantus claims it is designed with the g-spot in mind I dismissed it out of hand when I first received it. It looked plain and less interesting, plus my g-spot and squirting addiction was just starting up so I had no intention of using a toy that wouldn’t get me gushing.

It definitely surprised me, however. It doesn’t have the same type of exact g-spot stimulation that other curved toys have, but the ridges on the head seem to hit my spot wonderfully as I thrust with it, especially if done at a slight angle. It is about average thickness at 1.5 inches in diameter and the head tapers so wonderfully making it very easy to insert.

As one would assume from the name there is also a Deuce 1 made by Tantus. The first of the series is thicker (1.75 inches) and while it still has two ridges the second ridge is in a much different place. It looks slightly curved, moreso than the second, but I have only seen the picture. After trying the Deuce 2 I’m quite interested in the Deuce 1 as well.

Since it is made by Tantus it is 100% medical-grade silicone, which means it is one of the very safest toy materials out there. It is non-porous and phthalate free. It can be completely sterilized (boil for 10 minutes or stick on the top rack of your dishwasher with no soap) so it can be shared between non fluid-bonded partners and orifices without worry as long as it is cleaned between holes.

Tantus says the Deuce 2 is “an ideal strap-on vibrator” for, yes, it is a vibrator not just a dildo, though with Tantus toys the difference between the two is whether or not there is a hole in the bottom of the toy made for a bullet vibe to fit in or not. The Deuce 2 does indeed have a hole for a bullet vibe and, thus, came with one. The bullet vibe is one-speed but the vibrations can be felt all the way through the toy to the tip. However, I’m not big on internal vibration, I prefer my vibes to be strong and on my clit, so I rarely use this toy as a vibrator.

As for the strap on part of “an ideal strap-on vibrator” it does work well for that. It has a nice wide base, albeit a little flimsy, so if you are going to be using it on someone who has a tendency to constrict around a toy while being fucked there is the possibility of it being pulled out of the harness. As long as you have the right size o-ring, however, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

I’ve used it both vaginally and anally (once it goes in your butt make sure to clean it really really well if you are going to use it vaginally again!) and I especially love the tapered head, as I mentioned before, which makes it super easy to insert with proper lubrication. The ridges on the head provide excellent stimulation while thrusting, especially for the more sensitive backdoor.

I didn’t expect to enjoy the Deuce 2, but I definitely did! I shouldn’t be too surprised, for it is made by Tantus, and I haven’t yet met a Tantus toy I haven’t enjoyed. While I wouldn’t say this is the perfect toy, or up on my top ten, it is definitely well made and well designed.

A big huge thanks to Tantus for sending me a Deuce 2 to review!

Product Specs

Name: Deuce 2

Manufacturer: Tantus

Material: 100% medical-grade silicone

Type: Dildo

Length: 7 inches
Width: 1.5 inches

Lube: Water- or oil-based only!

Care: General cleaning: toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap. Sterilization: 10% bleach solution, top rack of the dishwasher with no soap, or submerged in boiling water for 10 minutes.

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Review: Tantus Alumina Revolve

Since I first heard of Tantus’ Alumina line I’ve been dying to try one. Unlike all other Tantus toys the Alumina line is made out of, can you guess? Aluminum, of course. My chance came in Alumina Revolve, a smooth sleek double-ended dildo.

Every product in the Alumina line is double-ended and screws together in the middle, where that little black band is in the picture above, which means that the ends of the four Alumina products can be swapped out for other pieces to make different toys. This is a very unique design, and of course means I covet all four Alumina toys.

Also unique to the Alumina line is their packaging. Other Tantus products come in very simple packaging, but the Alumina line has an elegant black box with silver writing and the shape of the toy outlined on the top in silver. Inside the toy itself is nestled in black foam and a slim instruction/care booklet. Still simple, but with a touch of class.

Tantus Alumina Revolve

Similar to glass and other metal toys aluminum has no give, so a little goes a long way as far as orifices are concerned. In my experience the harder the object the fuller the feeling you get from it, and Revolve is no exception. I found each side of the Revolve to be perfect for anal and vaginal penetration respectively.

The side with three graduated bulbs is wonderful for anal penetration, feeling similar to anal beads when used. The feeling of the anus expanding and contracting is highly pleasurable, and is my favorite type of anal stimulation, so these three hard bulbs were a delight. Graduated bulbs are also excellent for anal beginners, as well, because they allow the penetratee to be worked up slowly to larger objects.

The side with one bulb is excellent for both g-spot stimulation and kegel exercise. It can easily be angled just right to hit the g-spot, and the hard material is great for a variety of sensations from soft massage to hard grinding. The single bulb is the perfect size for me to grip with my kegel muscles and clocking in at half a pound it has a fair amount of heft without being too heavy for a beginner such as myself.

Not too long ago we had a heat wave here in Seattle, and on the hottest day when it got into the triple digits I put Revolve (along with a few other glass and metal toys) in the fridge to cool it down before slipping it inside me and letting it cool me down. It retains temperature quite nicely, which is why it was ideal for this. It can also be warmed, should you come home and find it extra chilly and not be in the mood, by running it under warm water. Simple as that.

Revolve is a wonderfully versatile toy that everyone should enjoy. A big huge thanks to Tantus for sending me Alumina Revolve to review!

Tantus Alumina Revolve

Product Specs

Name: Alumina Revolve

Manufacturer: Tantus

Material: Anodized aeronautical-grade aluminum – non-porous, phthalate free, body safe

Type: Double-ended Dildo

Length: 8 inches
Width: 1 3/8 inches (at largest)

Lube: Any! (Silicone-, water-, or oil-based)

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap, 10% bleach solution, top rack of the dishwasher, or boiling.

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Review: Tantus Curve

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Curve is the latest beautiful toy from the wonderful toy maker Tantus. Why are they wonderful, you ask? Well, not only were they a generous sponsor of my Birthday Giveaway but they make products which are both gorgeous and functional and always use 100% medical-grade silicone, one of the safest materials for sex toys to be made of.

I don’t think I’ve met a Tantus product I haven’t liked, though I’m more than willing to test that theory and try every toy they make. You know, for the sake of science.

When I first saw Curve I was actually a little iffy on it, it’s not as sleek and smooth looking as many of the other Tantus products, I thought the curve of it actually looked kind of awkward and wasn’t appealing to me until I felt it inside of me.

My opinion of it changed vastly once I felt that curve hitting against my g-spot just about perfectly with just a slight amount of lube to make it slide in just right. Tantus silicone is always silky smooth and only needs a little bit of lube to work perfectly, just remember to never use silicone lube with a silicone toy as a chemical reaction can occur and ruin the toy.

One side of Curve has a slight ripple molded into it as you can see in the image above. It isn’t as noticeable while inserted as more pronounced bumps and ridges usually are but it definitely adds to the general feeling of the toy. Curve doesn’t need extreme texture to bring extreme pleasure as the shape of it takes care of that on it’s own.

The other new and improved feature of Curve is the base. Instead of the usual circular shape Curve has a teardrop-shaped base that is also thicker than regular Tantus bases. According to Tantus this is the first of many new toys with this larger base.

The new base is excellent for harnesses with any size o-ring and the teardrop shape is extremely comfortable. Both my girlfriend and I agree Curve is now our favorite strap-on dildo to date, and coming from two sex toy reviewers that’s saying something!

A big huge thanks to Tantus for sending me Curve to review!

Product Specs

Name: Curve

Manufacturer: Tantus

Material: Medical-grade silicone

Type: G-spot/p-spot dildo

Length: 6 inches
Width: 1 3/8 inches

Lube: Water- or oil-based (never silicone)

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap, 10% bleach solution, top rack of the dishwasher, boiled for 10 minutes

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Review: Tantus G-Force Wand

It’s no secret that some of my favorite toys are made out of silicone. Silicone toys are phthalate-free and non-porous, so are easy to clean, and they can be boiled or stuck in the dishwasher (without soap) to be completely sterilized. What else could you ask from a toy material?

The Tantus G-force Wand is made out of 100% ultra-premium medical-grade platinum silicone, which also means it’s hypoallergenic. Plus it’s a gorgeous plum color and they also have it in pink. Tantus toys are some of the best silicone toys around, with unique and intelligent designs made to hit all the right places, and the G-force Wand is no exception.

The Tantus G-force Wand is about eleven inches if you take the curve into consideration, with about three inches of handle and eight inches of insertable goodness. The handle has somewhat of a matte finish as well as swirly ridges around it so it is easy to grip and keep a hold of even if you get lube on the handle.

It has a thick bulbous head on the insertable end and a nice curve to the slightly bendable silicone shaft, both of which combine to make the G-force Wand a fantastic g-spotter toy, which is definitely the intention of it (hence the G- part of it’s name). I found it absolutely perfect for solo g-spot play.

Personally, I love hard fast penetration, but being a big girl it’s especially difficult to give myself that fucking with dildos since in order to do so I’d have to contort myself into positions and get my arm at just the right angle, and it’s just generally too much work. However, with the G-force Wand it’s long enough I can be comfortably on my back while thrusting it in and out, hitting the g-spot, and even using a vibe on my clit with the other hand. It’s positively heavenly!

The next test was to see if I could use it anally, and it was wonderful for that as well! It was easy to use, basically in the same position as I was using it vaginally. I didn’t find it very good for solo play while on my stomach, only because I wasn’t able to get a good angle with it so it didn’t quite work. However, using it vaginally or anally while on my back combined with a vibe on my clit is absolutely fantastic!

Not only is it great for solo play, as I’ve mentioned, but it’s great for partner play as well. Onyx and I have played with it together, both in him and me (since it’s silicone it can be fully sterilized and shared between partners), and both of us love it. I love how easy the handle makes thrusting it in, and since it’s long and easy to grip it’s just generally easy to use on a partner as well, including while doing other things.

Overall the G-force Wand really has become one of my favorite dildos. There are others that rank higher, but mostly just because they are harness-compatible, and the G-force Wand, of course, is not. However, it is both well made and well designed. If you’re looking for a silicone g-spot toy I highly recommend getting the G-force Wand, for solo or partner play (though especially for solo).

A big huge thank you to Tabu Toys sex toys for sending me the Tantus G-force Wand, and for being so patient with me since I took WAY longer to review this than I thought due to moving!

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Review: Tantus G-Spot Dildo

Much like Bandito which I reviewed last week, Tantus G-Spot/Celestial Perfection (VibeReview calls it Celestial Perfection) is absolutely gorgeous and curved just the right way, though the color makes it the opposite of Bandito, a soft pearly white instead of a hard black. Celestial Perfection is sleek, smooth, and pleasing to the eye. I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like it when initially, but once I got it I was enthralled by it’s beauty, so much so that I posed with it in an HNT pic!

Everything about Celestial Perfection is, well, perfect. It looks almost like the silhouette of a goddess figure (though not as much as my lover Vicky Venus is), with curves that look like a head, arms, and ass, which I imagine is part of what lends it it’s name: celestial. It’s made by Tantus so you know it’s going to be good quality, it’s 100% silicone, and it has a slot for a bullet vibe in the bottom (and one comes with it) so you can use it as a dildo or vibrator or both.

The curve of Celestial Perfection is simply wonderful, both the g- or p-spot curve of it and also the curves in the shaft of the toy itself. It’s larger than I was expecting it to be, as well, about 7 inches long and over 5 inches around (1.7 inches in diameter), so the bulb on the end grinds into that sensitive internal spot so nicely.

It’s also harness compatible (which you probably already guessed if you looked at the HNT I wore it in), with a nice wide base, and would be perfect to fuck with, since you know it will hit all the right places. I haven’t yet used it with either of my harnesses, except for wearing it once for the HNT pic mentioned above. The base seems a little thin to me when I hold it, but that may be the comparison of it to Bandito’s super thick base.

Overall I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I was expecting a regular dildo, nothing too fancy, but I found the curves, shape, and look of it alone was enough to turn my head and intrigue me and make Celestial Perfection into one of my new favorite dildos to use.

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