1 August 2016

Tantus Slick


Today I'm going to be looking at the all new Slick from Tantus. I say 'new' but they kindly sent it to me back in May when it officially launched, and I've been a little slow in getting around to review it. 

I first saw a sneak preview of the Slick on Twitter a year ago this month, and instantly fell in love with the shape, and now that I finally have one in my hands I can happily say that functionally it does not disappoint either.

Head below for the review.

The Slick is Tantus's first completely non-phallic dual-density toy, made in the same way as their O2 line of dildos. I'm a huge fan of these wonderfully soft and squishy creations, and it's a nice change to see a technology originally devised to make realistic dildos feel more penis-like, being applied to other sorts of designs.

The Slick comes in a choice of two sizes, Small or Large. The Small is a nice little beginner's toy which slips easily into the body thanks to its tapered shape, but beyond that it's not terribly exciting for anyone with prior dildo experience, so I shan't spend too much time on it. The Large, however, is where the real magic happens, so that's going to be the focus of my review 

The shape of the Slick is wonderfully unorthodox. A former Tantus employee stated that it reminded her of a seadragon, and it does have something aquatic about it, though I find equally it has a botanical vibe, almost like a cartoon representation of a jungle vine. The head of the dildo is like the unopened bud of a flower. It's gently tapered at the tip, steadily growing wider the farther down you move, and then rounding off before it meets the shaft. The shaft too is tapered, having its smallest diameter where it meets the head, and then slowly growing ever wider as it moves towards the base. On the whole it's quite a simple, elegant, design, topped off by a gentle curve to the entire piece. At the very bottom it has Tantus's teardrop shaped base, making it both anal-safe and harness compatible. 

The Slick comes available in a choice of just two colours, black or purple haze, which is a far cry from all the different shades I saw in the prototype photo. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed by this, as the pearl-white and blue Slicks caught my attention more than anything, but Tantus know better than anyone which colours are going to sell, so I can't hold it against them.

As the Slick is a dual-density toy it's manufactured from two different firmnesses of Tantus's own premium formula of 100% platinum silicone. The central core of the toy is made from a stiffer silicone, while the exterior is covered in a generous layer of soft squishy silicone. It gives this great combination of a dildo which holds its shape well, while still being easily flexible, and it feels great when you squeeze it in your hand.

The quality of the Slick is up to Tantus's usual high standard. You won't find any seams or air bubbles anywhere on the toy, and it's finished off with a perfectly smooth shiny gloss surface, free from all texture. 

When it comes to using the toy the Slick is a pure joy, and it's become one of my new favourites almost overnight. It's one of those toys where you definitely get the most out of it by riding it, rather than trying to use it manually. When you first go to insert it it's a lot like using a buttplug, it has that gentle taper which helps to slowly spread you open, and then you get over the widest part of the head and it pops inside as you slide down onto the shaft. The combination of the shape and the soft dual-density silicone makes it a really comfortable experience, with no need for a warm-up toy beforehand. The other thing I like about the Slick is that it goes deep, and with very little fuss. The whole thing is only around 7 3/4" long, but it's all useable. The average rectum is only 5"-6" deep, which can be an issue when it comes to longer dildos, but the shape of the Slick - the tapered head and gentle curve - combined with the soft O2 tip, help it to snake around inside the body and pass deeper into the colon. You'll find yourself squatting over it, starting to insert it, and the next thing you know you'll be sat on the floor wondering how it all just disappeared inside you like that. Deep insertions have always been my Achilles heel, so it's refreshing to finally find a toy which actually helps with this, not to mention that there's a whole new sort of sensation to be found when something goes that deep. 

Going beyond all this, what I really love about the Slick is thrusting with it. The smooth gloss surface to the shaft allows it to glide seamlessly in and out of the body, with no drag or irritation to the sphincter, allowing you to focus entirely on the sensations coming from the shape. As you go down on the shaft you can feel it gently growing wider, adding a little stretch to the sphincter, and then as you go back in reverse this all turns around, right up until the point where you reach the head and it hits you with a double whammy. The bulbous tip ploughs beautifully into the prostate for maximum effect, but also you can feel the rounded underside of it tugging at the sphincter, giving it a pleasurable stretch again just as it's relaxed from feeling the shaft narrow. Every time you complete a thrust you find yourself withdrawing it a little more, adding that extra bit of stretch, and then eventually the whole thing will slip out, giving that satisfying pop like when you remove a buttplug. When this does happen though you realise how easy the Slick is to reinsert, and so allowing it to happen becomes part of the routine, and you bob up and down on the dildo, allowing it to pop in and out of you with each thrust, filling you up, hitting the prostate, and pleasurably stretching the muscle. It's this combination of sensations which makes the Slick such an utter joy to use, and because it slides so freely and without friction, you can carry on using it for ages without any soreness. You don't even have to worry about being too rough with it, because that soft dual-density tip, and the fact that it's naturally inclined to go deep, means you can slam down with your thrusts without fear of being jabbed uncomfortably in the top of the rectum. It's such a satisfying experience, and it works on the prostate almost effortlessly, though you can change the angle and rotation of the toy to pull it into the gland even more if you wish, thus maximising the pleasure from it. 

I have to say that I think the Slick would probably be perfect for couples who want to try pegging, in part because of how fantastic it feels, but also because the non-phallic shape of it helps to take down the psychological barrier which might exist. 

Without a doubt I would definitely recommend the Slick to anyone, and if you think that the Large might be a little too much for you, then it's really worth working up to. The sensations are a pure joy, and the Small just doesn't manage to replicate them. If you're looking for a really comfortable and effective prostate toy, then the Slick Large is the way to go. 

Thanks to Tantus for sending me the Slicks to review, and they're available now from their website.

Remember you can get 15% off any Tantus order with the code "INCENDIAIRE"
 

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