Review: Tantus Cush O2

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I won my Tantus Cush O2 in a contest and am so lucky to have gotten it. It is part of Tantus’ Dual Density line that is made with a harder core and a softer outside, still using their 100% platinum grade silicone formulation. This Dual Density formula gives it a nice softness to it that makes for an excellent experience. That softness also left me squeezing the tip of it like a stress ball and giggling while I did it. The dildo itself is 7 inches long and 1.75 inches in diameter. It is also phthalate free, hypoallergenic, and easy to clean with several different options being available including boiling, bleaching, or tossing it in the dishwasher.

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Out of the box

I’m usually very picky about dildos because they don’t always give me an orgasm like I’m hoping for, but this particular one has become a go to for my masturbation sessions when I’m not testing other toys. The silicone has a matte finish and some drag to it, but that is fixed with a dollop of water based lube and I’m good to go. Despite the Cush’s seemingly impressive size the tapered head allows for easy insertion and the two ridges on the shaft feel really, really good. They hit my the front wall of my vagina and my g-spot one after the other and just rock my world like no other dildo has been able to do. I would suggest this toy for anyone who likes a lot of g-spot stimulation and enjoys the fullness of a larger dildo that will fill you right up. For me it feels especially good when paired with a small clitoral vibrator.

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Love those ridges!

The Cush O2 is also harness compatible so it has excellent potential for using it with a partner and the base is large enough that if you’re not using it with a harness it is easy to hold onto and thrust at the same time which again makes it really nice for partnered use. Also, because the surface is relatively firm this dildo doesn’t seem to need a lot of lube for me and if the base gets lube on it, it doesn’t slip from mine or my partner’s grasp at all. It is not suction cup or vibrator compatible, but neither of those were a problem for me.

All in all, I can’t find anything truly negative about this dildo, unless it is that it picks up dust, lint, cat hair, etc very, very easily, but that is a problem with a lot of silicone toys so I don’t seriously count that as a bad thing necessarily. It just needs a quick wash before using and then you’re all set. You can purchase the Cush O2 directly from Tantus for $84.06 or from your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

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Review: Tantus Goliath Super Soft

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New in box. So pretty!

Upon seeing my newest Tantus toy, the Goliath Super Soft (not to be mistaken for the original Goliath mind you), I was immediately intrigued by the gorgeous shade of copper. It was so different from the standard pink, purple, or black that I was in love with it immediately, even before I finished opening the package. Once I removed it and got to feel how delightfully soft and squishy the Super Soft silicone is I knew that this was going to be a fun toy.

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As usual, Tantus did not disappointment. With an insertable length of about 7 inches and a diameter of 1 and ¾ quarters of an inch this isn’t exactly a small toy, but I didn’t feel like it was too big either, perhaps because of the softer silicone. To give you an example of just how soft the silicone used in making the Super Soft line of toys is, I can take my Goliath and bend it in half, compress it several millimeters, and wobble it back and forth like crazy and it just returns to its original, textured shape. And it definitely has some texture, from the pronounced ridge on the head to the thick veins running along the shaft it seems like texture could be the Goliath’s middle name.

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So much texture…lovely.

In terms of performance, the Goliath Super Soft is amazing. Feeling that ridge pop as it slides into my vagina is fantastic and makes me want to feel it over and over again; then the texture of the veins kick in. Nice, slow strokes really let me feel the veins which is delightful. All of the texture makes for an absolutely lovely sensation and because the silicone is squishier it feels like I can take the toy deeper without having any trouble with it being too hard and causing it to bump uncomfortably inside of me.

To me though, this toy really shines when playing with a partner because they don’t have to be so concerned about going too hard or too fast because the silicone is so soft and squishy. I know my partner appreciated this. The only complaints that we’ve had so far is because of the squish in the base the Goliath Super Soft can be a little harder to hold on to as it just kind of wants to slip from your (water based) lubricant covered grasp and that it can get dirt and hair stuck to it if you don’t have a bag or store it in the box. I usually give my toys a quick wash or wipe down before using them so that’s not a deal breaker for me.

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The amazing head that gives you that nice “pop” feeling I mentioned earlier

Otherwise I felt like this was a great, fun dildo to use alone or with a partner and because of the softness and texture it really appeals to me in a way that some of my harder dildos don’t because of the differences in material. It is certainly a toy that I will keep reaching for (and keeping having orgasms with!) As with all of my experience with Tantus products this one is of incredibly high quality and is designed to last. If you’d like to pick up a Goliath Super Soft you can find it at the Tantus website for $89.99 or shop your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

Review: Tantus Echo Handle

I picked up my Echo Handle from a Grab Bag sale at Tantus and got this beautiful purple toy. I loved it for the color alone the moment I saw it. And first things first as usual: measurements; it is 7 inches insertable with a four inch handle so it totals 11 inches in all. It seems intimidating at first glance because the handle does add the extra length, but upon a closer look it suddenly seems more reasonable, especially once you notice the texture difference between the slick glossiness of the insertable part with the matte handle.  It isn’t exactly a toy for size queens as it is somewhat narrow at  1.5 inches in diameter.

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11 total inches

The Echo Handle is made of 100% Ultra-Premium Silicone that is a unique formula to Tantus itself and is relatively flexible, although EVERYTHING sticks to it. Lint, dust, cat hair, etc. It will need a good storage place/pouch and/or cleaned before and after every use. Cleaning it can be as simple as a good wash with warm water and a mild soap. For use I tend to suggest using only water or oil based lubes (organic, unrefined coconut oil is a favorite), but with a bit more research there are indications that you can use silicone lube with silicone toys provided that you do a patch test on the toy in an inconspicuous place. If the silicone starts feeling gummy then you can scrape the lube off with a fingernail and know that you need to  use a different lubricant for that toy.

Now on to the good stuff. This toy is simply amazing.One side is perfectly smooth and the other had a series of bumps or ridges that feel absolutely delightful.

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Ridges
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The handle is perfectly shaped for your hand to wrap around it and not lose your grip even if your hands are slick. The handle is useful for me because I have  a really long torso and with shorter toys sometimes I can have trouble getting the right angle because my wrists just don’t quite bend that way. But with the handle it gives me plenty of room to maneuver the Echo and get different angles to hit different spots; this toy could also be useful for people who have poor hand, wrist, or arm mobility because of the handle providing that extra length. I wasn’t sure the Echo Handle alone would be enough to get me off because I frequently enjoy heavy vibrations with any kind of penetrative sex, but with this toy I can slowly drag the ridged end across my g-spot until I’ve soaked the bed. If I do want to add a vibrator I have room to do so and that just ramps up the intensity so it is good there. This is also a toy that my partner likes to use on me because the handle gives them more freedom of positioning like being face to face with me. It really is a good way to help us maintain a higher level of intimacy. We are continually finding new and more intimate ways to use this toy and I’m always amazed at the versatility of it.

I think this will become a staple of the toy box and I’m really glad that I opted to purchase it over some of the other Tantus toys that I looked at.  Over all I feel like the Echo Handle is a solid toy with a lot to offer anyone who enjoy dildos in general. The texture alone I think it worth giving it a try. I’m definitely pleased with my Echo Handle and would suggest it to anyone who enjoys texture or wants a different sensation that you can use the handle to create. You can find the Echo Handle at tantusinc.com or your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

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Beautiful deep plum

Review: Tantus Goliath

I picked up the Tantus Goliath just because I was interested in a larger dildo. It came neatly packaged from She Vibe with no hint as to what was actually in the box.

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After unpacking from shipping and before opening

I was excited to play with my newest toy and see just how much of it I could handle since it measures in at 1 3/4 inches around and 7 1/4 inches in length.

To start off, the silicone itself is smooth to the touch even along the veins and ridges of the toy. The head of the Goliath is slightly squishier that the rest of the toy, which ended up being a big deal for me; it actually reminded me somewhat of a stress ball and my partner came home to find me giggling and squeezing the head of the Goliath repeatedly. After  I finished playing with the toy and loving on the texture I opted to add the bullet and check out the vibrations which were stronger than I had expected from what seemed to be a pretty buzzy bullet. I wouldn’t call them rumbly, but they transmitted though the silicone well enough that I could enjoy them for what they were.

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Pictured here with included bullet

Finally I broke out some lube (non-silicone please) and made sure I used a liberal amount due to the size of the toy. If I enjoyed the texture of the toy in my hands then I loved the way the texture of the Goliath felt in my vagina.I could squeeze down and feel everything about it. And that coronal ridge…yes. Just yes.

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Texture and color

As I picked up some speed I bumped my cervix a couple of times (ouch) and figured slowing down might be a good idea. It felt really good even going slower, but I wasn’t anywhere near an orgasm. So I added the bullet (again liberal on the lube), but it wasn’t really getting me any closer. I figured maybe this toy was going to be a dud for me.

Until one night I was just craving to be full and my partner decided to oblige me with the Goliath. They screwed me utterly silly with it and I had orgasm after orgasm. Apparently for me, being really warmed up is a must with this toy. I felt the tip of it even brush my cervix and at that point it didn’t hurt. I’m sure the squishy head helped a lot there.So it turns out this is definitely a couples toy for me and that’s fine. We haven’t used it with the bullet in just because it is so fiddly to get back out and I’m not sure I want to mess with it. This toy is much better used as a regular dildo rather than a vibrating dildo for me.

Overall, I’ve nothing to be disappointed about in the Goliath and I think anyone looking for  a longer, girthier dildo would be quite pleased with it. It retails at Tantus for $88.70 and it appears, according to a quick search, that She Vibe no longer carries the toy. At any rate this is an excellently crafted toy from the Tantus crew and I know I’ll be ordering other toys from them in the future.

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