19 June 2012

Dual-Density Dilemma

My two favourite dildos at present are probably my Pierre Fitch dildo by Fleshjack, and my Max O2 from Tantus. The thing is I like them for quite different reasons, and I'm starting to wish that someone would think to combine the aspects.

My love of the Fleshjack dildos stems largely from a mental place, and also a visual one. Many dildos are penis-shaped, but to me there's a difference between being penis-shaped and being an actual penis. When I look at a Fleshjack dildo I know that it's not merely a generic phallus carved by an artist, but it's the replica of a real penis, the penis of a porn star, a penis that has had vast quantities of hot steamy sex. Every inch, every beautiful detail belongs to living breathing man, and for me this is an incredible turn-on. It's the closest I'm likely to ever get to handling this impressive organ that I've seen in films, and it's that unique selling point that draws me to the product, and indeed to others in the Fleshjack range.

My love for the Max O2, on the other hand, is purely physical. This is a dildo which delivers realism from a completely different angle; it feels real to the touch. Most of the time when you buy a dildo, whether an expensive one or a cheap one, whatever it's made of it just feels nothing like a penis. In hardness or in softness, a dildo typically is uniform throughout, and comparatively a real penis has variety. Whilst erect  the shaft of the penis becomes firm and rigid, to hold its shape, while the engorged head remains soft and spongy, acting like a cushion in its ability to be gently compressed. Somehow Tantus have managed to capture this in their O2 range; by combining soft material on the outside with firm material on the inside, they've created a dildo that feels real, and just begs to be squeezed and manipulated. That in itself makes it a turn-on and a joy to use.

Shall we just imagine how things would be if these two products could be merged into one. A dildo which not only looks like one of the finest penises in porn, identical down to the slightest detail, but which also feels exactly how that penis should feel, being soft and hard in all the right places. It would absolutely tick every one of my boxes, and I dare say that from my perspective it would be the perfect dildo. All that remains is to hope that someone makes one, but I wonder if it would ever happen. The two products seem to target different markets, while Fleshjack are good enough to make their dildos from silicone, most porn-actor-replica products are made from materials of a lower grade. They sell largely on the novelty of who they're modelled on, with less focus on quality. The dual-density O2 dildos on the other hand sell exclusively on the idea of quality, they're high end dildos for people who really care about what they're using, and want the maximum experience. The question is, how much cross-over is there between the two markets? I know I'd snap up such a product instantly, and probably wouldn't leave the house for a week, but just how much of a niche am I?

Edit: Since the time I wrote this Fleshjack have started making their dildos out of a new, softer silicone, similar to that used in the Tantus Pack 'n' Play No. 1, and consequently they feel even more realistic. I'm not certain that this entirely invalidates my point, as the dual-density dildos still maintain a uniquely lifelike feeling, but I am perhaps in less of a hurry now to see my idea become a reality.

15 June 2012

Tenga Lovers Egg

Steve and Roxy over at the wonderful DIY Orgasms sent me a Tenga Lovers Egg as a gift over Easter, and much to my chagrin I've only just got around to reviewing it.

14 June 2012

Nexus Glide

My lovely friends over at DIY Orgasms were running a contest recently to win a Nexus Glide, courtesy of NexusRange.com, and I just happened to be the winner. I felt that the least I could do to say thanks would be to review it and give their website a big shout out.

13 June 2012

Tantus Echo

The Tantus Echo is my first foray into the world of textured dildos. The majority of what I've tried up until this point has been quite plain in that regard, so everything about the design of the Echo told me that I needed to try it.

12 June 2012

Metal Worx Teazer

The Metal Worx Teazer is my first metal toy, and I'll just come right out and say that I'm in love with it. Being a long time user of anal toys made from soft silicone, I'll admit that I was a little apprehensive about trying a hard metal, but I'm so glad that I did.

8 June 2012

We-Vibe Salsa

Recently I've found myself thinking a lot about bullet vibes, which might not seem like the traditional territory for a blog slanted towards sex toys for men, but it's surprising how many toys out there - aimed at both sexes - are actually powered by bullets. One of the main companies to do this is Rocks Off, who use their RO-80mm bullet in their prostate massagers, butt plugs, cock rings, male masturbation aids, you name it. Even Tantus have bullet holes in several of their dildos, and include a free vibe to use in conjunction with them, so it's an increasingly common practice.

My problem has always been that I've found the bullets that come with all these toys rather lacklustre; they're buzzy, one speed, and frankly do little for me, so I've been on the lookout for something to give them a little more "oomph", and that's when I learnt about We-Vibe.

We-Vibe currently makes two compact rechargeable bullet vibes, the Tango and the Salsa, both of which I have heard very positive things about. At their core they're essentially the same product, with only some surface differences in the shape of the tip and the colour selection available. I opted to buy myself a Salsa because it has the more traditional shape, and it's available in red, so it should match the toys I plan to use it with.

Update: This product has been discontinued as of 2013. Please see my review of the new Tango which replaces it.

The old review continues below

6 June 2012

Rocks Off Butt Boy

The Butt Boy is my fourth toy from Rocks Off; in the past I unfortunately haven't been all that impressed with their products, but I liked the shape and the design of the Butt Boy enough that I wanted to try it, and I felt like giving them another chance.

5 June 2012

Sasha Grey Large Glass Butt Plug

After sticking almost exclusively to silicone for so long, I felt it was high time I broadened my material horizons, and that's where the Sasha Grey glass butt plug came in!

Read the review after the jump!