I was drawn to the Tsunami for a few reasons, but the first thing that sparked my interest was its name. There are so many sex toys out there that have boring, simple names, so it’s nice when a company decides to name something eccentrically. The name is basically just a description of the texture, which is the second thing I was drawn to. I have been curious about how it might feel for quite some time, but have been nervous about taking the plunge as I’ve seen reviews from others who find the texture to be too much. It’s a new level of detailing for me too, but I finally got to try one out thanks to those powers that be at Tantus.
The Tsunami is made from a unique formula of ultra-premium silicone and is completely body-safe. It’s non-toxic, phthalate and latex free and hypoallergenic. It’s also boilable, bleachable and dishwasher-safe for complete piece of mind. I usually spray my toys with antibacterial cleaner and rinse during everyday cleaning, giving them a thorough clean via one of the above methods once or twice a month but I actually stick to the dishwasher for this particular toy as its so textured. I’ve never had any problems with this process and find the Tsunami comes out looking and feeling better than ever.
As its made from silicone, I’d recommend sticking to water-based lubricants. If you insist on using a hybrid, then do a patch test on the base first to be sure that the two don’t react. I found that I needed to use quite a generous serving of Sliquid as the material can cause dragging sensations/unwanted friction. It’s finished with a signature gloss, also found on previous toys I’ve reviewed such as the Silk and Vamp, which is very pleasing on the eye. I can only find one issue with this and that is that it attracts every particle of dust, lint and cat hair it can find.
Regarding dimensions, I think I’d class this as a medium-sized insertable. It looks bigger than it does in the photos and that’s not something I say often as I trawl measurements religiously. It’s a manageable size for me, but it would probably be intimidating to someone new to penetration. It’s not a toy I’d recommend to a first-timer or someone with no experience win textured toys, but for those who would define their tastes as ‘texture slut’ – this may be perfect for you. It has around 5.3 inches of girth around the largest point, the final ridge, and a total of 7.2 inches of length, with 6.75 inches being insertable.
The Tsunami has a firm head and ridges, with not much squish room. There is a very small squishy area below the last ridge but that’s about it. Despite the firmness, the Tsunami has a small amount of flexibility. It can be manoeuvred to either side for easier insertion, but rest assured, it won’t be flopping around all over the place. I was hoping that the firm head (and gentle curve below it) would be great for g-spot stimulation as I need the right angle with pressure and rigidity in order to be satisfied.
Before I could get to the g-spot stimulation, I had to tackle the ridges. The first caused me no problems, but I found the second one seemed to catch on something upon insertion. It didn’t matter how much lubricant I used, how slow I went or how I angled it, I just couldn’t seem to get over the second hurdle. My last resort was to turn the toy upside down and then twist it into position once it was inside. This seemed to work out and make me feel more comfortable. The third hurdle was no problem. I don’t know what it is about the second ridge, but it doesn’t seem to like my anatomy very much.
Once I’m past the insertion stage, I really enjoy what this toy has to offer. It lives up to my expectations in terms of g-spot stimulation and the texture can be a true delight to explore. It can be overwhelming at times, so I have to be in a specific mood to use it and I generally have to warm up beforehand too. It’s not the measurements that cause me to need this, it’s the texture. It can be too much for my sensitive spots if they’re not prepared.
It comes with a small, silver bullet vibrator that can be placed within a hole in the base to turn the dildo into a vibrator. I have to admit my disappointment by saying that I couldn’t really feel the vibrations until I’d inserted the entire length and even then, they were limited to the last inch of the shaft. I feel that this vibrator needs to be stronger to be felt through the silicone. This material is known to dull vibrations at the best of times and the silicone used here is particularly thick, which tells me a Tango strength vibe would be needed in order to be felt through the entire surface.
Overall, I think the Tsunami is great as a dildo, but not so much as a vibrator. I can’t class it as a successful vibe if I can’t even feel the vibrations through the silicone sleeve. That doesn’t render the bullet useless though as it can be used on its own, on a partner like mine, who doesn’t have power-queen tendencies. I will admit that the Tsunami is not a toy that I reach for on a regular basis, purely because I need to be in the right mood to use it. It’s great when I’m craving intense g-spot stimulation and texture, but not so great when I’m feeling sensitive or my cervix is sitting lower.