Things have really come a long way in the sex toy arena. Long gone are the days of the cheap and cheerful variety of dildos and vibrators: in as recently as the last 5 years, silicone has become the standard in replacing not only inferior and unsafe materials, but also in revolutionizing sex toy design. European companies like Fun Factory, based in Germany,
pay as much attention to the aesthetic elements of adult fun as the do to advanced technology and material mechanics. American manufacturer Tantus Silicone has developed some unique items as well, focusing on classic shapes with a twist (quite literally in some cases) and using striking colors.
Some of the precursors to what are surely more evolved models of their former selves are still present, but for the more sophisticated buyer, better options are infinitely available.
Silicone is stable and non-porous. It doesn’t trap or harbor bacteria, bodily fluids or whatever lube you happen to be sliding about in and it cleans up easily with hot water and an antibacterial soap. Let it air dry. There’s no need for a special toy cleaner. Silicone doesn’t develop spots of another color, turn gummy or tear when treated properly, and will last for years—until another beauty catches your fancy!
At 6.5” long, and 1.5” around, you would think that Echo, from Tantus Silicone would be just your average dildo, but that’s definitely not the case here. With thick, repeated ridges, this beauty is not only function; it is form in its purest sense. On top of the ridges, this silicone wonder sports a gorgeous, defined head that feels unbelievably real. Use the ridges on the underside for spine-tingling sensations at the vaginal opening, or up top for easy G-spot play. The downside is the small base. For those owners of non o-ring adjustable harnesses, a greater challenge will be had in keeping the dildo secure. Use the optional, removable bullet vibe (included) for that extra bit of battery-powered fun. Available in three colors. Suggested retail price: $48.00
Hot Tip: Apply a bit of lube to the bullet vibe for easier insertion and removal.
Got a need for girth? Maverick, Vixen Creations’ newest dildo, is a masterpiece in silicone. Seven inches of silky, superior material, with the most lifelike veining and texture in the Vixen collection, it is excellent for play, whether