Review: Tantus Snap Strap

Tantus Snap StrapI had been longing after a Tantus paddle for the longest time, but they’re very difficult to find in my neck of the woods, so I gave up looking. I was browsing Coco de Mer a few weeks later and noticed they were discontinuing it from their stock, so it was on sale. I’d already broke the bank that month, but I was not going to miss out! I purchased it alongside the Teach Me a Lesson Ruler, which I’ll be reviewing soon, and both arrived quickly and discreetly as promised.

The Snap Strap is made from Tantus’s unique formula of 100% ultra-premium silicone. This formula is completely body-safe and free from latex and phthalates. It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, non-porous and hypoallergenic, as-well as being bleachable, boilable and even dishwasher-safe. I generally stick to antibacterial toy cleaner and water for everyday cleaning, but I have placed several Tantus toys in the dishwasher when I’ve wanted a thorough clean and they’ve come out as good as new. I would recommend doing this regularly if you’re using this toy on different partners.

This paddle has a length of 17.75 inches and 2″ inches of width, which makes it quite lengthy, but fairly slimline for an impact toy. It has the same width as the Wham Bam paddle, but this one has a couple of extra inches of length. I would recommend that beginners stay away from a product such as this because it’s not designed for first-time spankers. Thin, long objects can leave a much bigger impact on the body than a hand or rounded paddle, so I’d advise to try those tools and master them first. Silicone is also one of the harshest spanking materials alongside wood, so it would be too intense for someone who has never been spanked before.

When I held the Snap Strap for the first time, I noticed that it was rather flexible, to the point where it would just flop over. It doesn’t stand upright without support, which was not what I was expecting. I have never really experienced a paddle that wasn’t rigid or almost rigid, so this was definitely a new experience for us. I would personally class this as a flogger because it moves in the same sort of way and isn’t as stable as the paddles I’m used to. It was essential for my partner to practice on a pile of stacked cushions beforehand, to work out exactly how to cause maximum sensation whilst remaining safe and managing to land it properly.

It took some time to perfect the technique, but I will tell you that it was worth the wait. There are two main types of sensations from impact tools and I think this one lands firmly in the stingy category. I am generally more of a thuddy type of girl and tend to keep stingy toys for warming but I may be converted to stinging solely because of the sensations of this one particular tool. They are sharp, intense and flinch-worthy. If you can’t handle the flogs from something like the Lelo Whip or Tease by Lovehoney Flogger, you definitely will not be able to handle the spanks from the Snap Strap.

You can purchase the Snap Strap ($49.57/£38.13) from Tantus. Affiliate links have been used in this post.

Review: Tantus Sport

Tantus Sport SilverWhat a surprise, I’m back with another Tantus review. This time, I’m talking about the Sport, which is a delightful dildo that has been designed for g-spot stimulation. It can be used for p-spot stimulation too as it’s anal-safe and harness compatible, but that’s not something we are exploring at the moment.

The Sport is made from Tantus’s unique formula of 100% ultra-premium silicone. This formula is completely body-safe and free from latex and phthalates. It’s compatible with water-based lubricants only, to avoid degrading the material. It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and can be bleached, boiled or run through the dishwasher for a thorough clean. I usually stick to toy cleaner and water for everyday cleans, but one of the other methods is done once a month or so, depending how much use the toy has had. If you’re using this toy anally, switching between orifices and/or partners, then I would recommend doing it more often than that.

If you saw my review for the Warm Up then you might have noticed that these two toys look incredibly similar. The main difference between them is the size. The Sport offers up 5.5 inches of insertable length, which is an inch more than the Warm Up has. If this size increase doesn’t sound enough to you and you’d prefer a couple of extra inches to play with, then that wish has been granted in the Sport Long. Both versions of the Sport have a maximum girth of 4 inches around the bulbous head and a minimum of 3.25 inches around the thinnest part of the shaft. This is quite slimline, so it should be manageable for most people with some penetrative experience.

The Warm Up has a moderate amount of flexibility, which is a fraction too much for me, but the Sport seems to have the perfect balance. It’s flexible enough that it can be bent forwards or backwards for adjustment, but not so much that it makes insertion difficult. I would describe it as being somewhat firmer than its smaller sibling as it has little to no squish to it and the core of the toy is rather solid. This is much closer to the firmness that my g-spot likes, which gave me high hopes that I would be able to use this toy for its designed purpose.

The Sport has a lovely defined head and the curve is placed just below it, rather than slightly down the shaft like the Compact. My preferred placement for a curve is directly below the head as I find this more comfortable than a lower one that tends to catch on my pubic bone. I had no issues with the Sport getting caught, as it slid into position very easily with a little bit of lubricant. It found my g-spot within a matter of moments and began to stimulate it as I gentle thrusted it in and out. As I increased the speed of the thrusting action, I thought that this toy might just be firm enough to bring me to orgasm.

Continuing with what I was doing, it wasn’t long before I was left in a puddle of relief and satisfaction. It wasn’t the overwhelming, explosive and result in squirting type of g-spot orgasm, it was more of a gentle release of pressure. I don’t always crave a deep, intense and long-lasting internal orgasm, so this dildo is fantastic for sessions when I just want to feel a bit of relief, without being left breathless. Once I’ve reached that point, I can just clean up and carry on with my day. I don’t always want to be left wallowing in the orgasm that I just had as I’m a busy woman and I’d simply run out of time to do everything I need to do if I let that happen every time.

Overall, I think that the Tantus Sport is a great dildo, but I think it was made with g-spot beginners in mind. It’s a non-intimidating, slimline and aesthetically pleasing toy that I think would be fantastic for people who are new to exploring their g-spot, but don’t want something as small and flexible as the Warm Up. I am more of an intermediate leaning towards advanced g-spot player, so this isn’t the first toy I’d think of when wanting this type of stimulation, but I would lean towards it if I wanted a softer session and a gentle orgasm.

   You can purchase the Sport in Silver, Purple or Black ($44.10/£34.04) from Tantus. Affiliate links have been used within this post.

Review: Tantus Silk Medium

Tantus Silk MediumSeveral months ago, I was still figuring out what I did and didn’t like in a toy, so I decided to buy a variety of different shapes, sizes and textures to help me understand my body and my tastes. One of the toys that I ordered was this Tantus Silk Medium, as it looked the perfect size for warming up to larger dildos. I was also pretty new to anal back then and I thought this size silk would be a great starting toy for that. It arrived quickly and discreetly as per all Lovehoney orders, in the typical Tantus fashion of a cardboard box with key features on the back and a cut-out viewing window in the front.

I chose Tantus specifically because they are a highly trusted and respected brand in this industry. All of their products are made from a unique formula of ultra-premium silicone, which is completely body-safe, hypoallergenic and non-toxic. It is of course free from latex and phthalates. Their products are even boilable and dishwasher safe, so they can be thoroughly sanitized, which is great news for those who switch between partners and/or orifices. I tend to do a thorough clean once a month and in-between I will just use toy cleaner and water.

I discovered upon removing it from the packaging that the Silk is firmer than I expected. It’s not completely solid, but it doesn’t have any squish to it at all. I thought it would feel similar to the Compact, which is of a similar size, but that seems to have a much softer core than the Silk. It has a similar amount of flexibility to the Warm Up as I can make the head touch the base if I use a little bit of pressure. This gives a rough idea of how much wiggle room there is to work with, which in my opinion, is more than enough.

Tantus Silk MediumThe Silk is one of the sleekest dildos that I own, along with the Compact and Warm Up, which are both also made by Tantus. It has an extremely smooth, slightly glossy surface and this has the least amount of drag that I’ve ever felt on a silicone toy. It is recommended to use a splashing of water-based lubricant, especially if you’re new to penetration or are using this for anal stimulation, but I have never really needed to use much as there isn’t much friction to begin with.

When I used this toy for the first time, I thought the dimensions were absolutely perfect. It has five inches of insertable length and a maximum circumference of 3.5 inches, which is no wider than two fingers. It’s a very slim toy and should be manageable if you’ve inserted two fingers into your chosen orifice without problems before. Now that I have more experience with dildos, the Silk medium is not thick enough for me to get stimulation from it vaginally. I have glass toys with the same girth, but most of those feel larger than they are, where-as this one doesn’t. The length is still perfect for me as it’s within my comfort range (between five and seven inches) and it doesn’t hit against my cervix.

An inch or so down the shaft, a gentle curve begins to form, which is the ideal shape for stimulation of the g and p-spot. In my experience, the Silk is no longer firm enough for me to get the desired amount of pressure that I need to orgasm, but I can definitely see it being useful to people who are new to this type of play or simply don’t need as much firmness as I do. When I first got this, it was able to stimulate my g-spot, but I never managed to have an orgasm from it vaginally. I prefer something like the Curve, as it’s thicker and has less give.

The Silk features a flared base so it’s perfectly safe to use it for anal play and it can be used with or without a harness, depending on your reason for use. I don’t participate in pegging with my partner, so we haven’t tried this in a harness, but we have tried it without and the results have been great. I don’t like as much length or girth vaginally, so I think toys like this are the perfect size for this orifice. If I’m interested in double penetration, during masturbation or sex, then I would reach for this toy or one of its similar sized friends that I mentioned above. Its compact size and its sleek surface makes thrusting extremely easy and comfortable. I can easily reach an orgasm if I’m using this toy alongside a powerful clitoral vibrator, but I struggle without any additional stimulation as there’s no texture.

Overall, I think that the Tantus Silk Medium is a fantastic choice for beginners to penetration, regardless of gender or orifice. I get frequent use from this toy anally, especially if I haven’t used toys in a while or I’m needing to warm-up in order to have successful anal sex with my partner, but it’s not quite big enough for me to enjoy vaginally anymore. I may purchase the large version at some point and see if I have more success with that, but for now I’m happy with the medium.

You can purchase the Tantus Silk Medium (£27.99) in Black or Purple from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used throughout this post.

Review: Tantus G-Force 

Tantus Review Package 1I have saved the best product from my first Tantus review package until last, because frankly I couldn’t stop using it long enough to sit down and write about it. The G-Force is a toy I have wanted since the day I discovered Tantus and I’m so happy that I finally have it in my collection. What makes this even better is that I was sent it in wine, which is a deep burgundy shade that just so happens to be one of my favourite colours. It’s so rare to find sex toys in this colour, but it’s so beautiful.

Before I get stuck into all of the important stuff, I’ll mention that the delivery was extremely fast. FedEx were at my door within a week of dispatch notification, which is excellent! The package was as unassuming as Tantus advertise, with the only tell-tale sign of the contents being the legally required packing slip. The packaging for the G-Force itself was in typical Tantus style, just a simple cardboard box with a see-through window and product information on the back. It’s understated, but classic and all that’s really necessary.

The G-Force is made from Tantus’s unique formula of 100% ultra-premium silicone. This formula is completely body-safe and free from latex and phthalates. It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, non-porous and hypoallergenic, as-well as being bleachable, boilable and even dishwasher-safe. I generally stick to toy cleaner and water for everyday cleaning, but I have placed several Tantus toys in the dishwasher when I’ve wanted a thorough clean and they’ve come out as good as new. I would recommend doing this regularly if you’re using this toy for p-spot stimulation or switching between orifices or partners. As this toy is made from silicone, I’d advise you to only use water-based lubricant. Silicone or hybrid lubricants can degrade the material. If you must use something other than water-based, do a patch test on the base of the toy first.

The G-Force has 10″ inches of overall length, with 6″ inches of smooth, glossy shaft being insertable. The handle takes up the remaining 4″ inches and has a completely different feel to it. It’s matte and velvety, which is quite the contrast to the shaft. This toy features a traditional curve and bulbous head combination which makes it excellent for g-spot stimulation, although I’m sure it would be enjoyable for p-spot stimulation too. It has a maximum diameter of 1.4 inches, which makes it manageable for most users. If this seems too small for you, then I’d suggest one of their slightly larger toys like the Slick Large or the Adam 02. These toys do not feature the handle, but as of right now, Tantus do not offer a thicker curved toy with a handle. If the curve isn’t essential to you and girth is your real preference, I’d take a look at the Anaconda.

I was surprised when I held the G-Force for the first time because it’s much more flexible than I had anticipated. I can make the head touch the base if I want to, although it takes a bit of force after the half way point. The shaft is what I’d describe as bendy, because it can be manipulated in any direction, with no real limits. I thought that this would make this toy very difficult to insert as it would be constantly moving out of position or bending once it reaches my entry, but surprisingly it’s very easy to use and the flexibility doesn’t get in the way at all. I think the handle and the firmness of the toy work together to make the process work and if neither were present, I doubt this toy would work. It’s not quite as solid as The Vamp, but it doesn’t have any squish to it at all.

Tantus G Force 2I couldn’t wait to try this toy out, so after applying a spot of lube, I began to insert it. I felt the firm, bulbous head enter with ease, so I tilted it up slightly for it to rest against my g-spot. Once I found the best position, I began a gentle rocking motion and this seemed to work extremely well, although it wasn’t orgasm-inducing. I decided to speed up the pace and began thrusting a little bit, which started to create that feeling of pressure that undoubtedly means the orgasm is about to appear. I decided to bring a clitoral vibrator into the mix for extra intensity and I had a rather nice blended orgasm a few minutes later.

I’m the type of female that generally needs clitoral stimulation at the same time as penetration, but I have managed to have g-spot orgasms with this toy without it. I think it’s much easier to bring yourself to orgasm with a toy like this as it reaches all the right spots properly. I have pretty short arms so handle/angle room is often something I don’t have enough of, but I don’t have to worry about that when I use the G Force. The handle makes it so much easier to find a comfortable position for use and it also helps out weak-wristed people like myself. I can now thrust until I reach my finish and I don’t have to stop half way through because my arms hurt. It’s solved pretty much all of my penetration and g-spotting problems and for that reason, this dildo hasn’t even made it into my toybox yet. It’s permanently bedside for easy access.

Tantus G-Force 1Overall, I am yet to be disappointed by the G Force. I have used this toy countless times over the last few months and it’s never failed to find the right spot almost instantly. It’s like it has a magnetic pull or something. It’s super reliable for orgasms and the handle makes it perfect for lazy thrusting sessions. I only have minor issue with the G Force and that’s simply the amount of lint it attracts. I find it particularly builds up on the shaft due to the glossy finish, but the small indent in the handle where the Tantus branding is located catches a lot of dust too.

I received the G-Force ($69.97/£53.08) from Tantus in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! Affiliate links have been used within this post.

Review: Tantus The Vamp

img_2060I was surprised, yet impressed, at how fast the delivery came. I had FedEx at my door within a week of dispatch notification, which is excellent service. The package was as unassuming as Tantus advertise, with the only tell-tale sign of the contents being the legally required packing slip. The packaging for The Vamp itself was typical Tantus fashion, a simple, sturdy cardboard box with a see-through window and product information on the back. It’s understated, but classic and all that’s really necessary.

The Vamp is made from Tantus’s unique formula of 100% ultra-premium silicone. This formula is completely body-safe and free from phthalates and latex. It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic and hypoallergenic, as-well as being bleachable, boilable and even dishwasher-safe. I generally stick to toy cleaner and water for everyday cleaning, but I have placed The Vamp on the top rack of the dishwasher when I wanted a deep, thorough clean. I would recommend doing this regularly if you’re using this toy anally or switching between orifices or partners. As this toy is made from silicone, I’d advise you to only use water-based lubricant. If you’re all out and only have hybrid or silicone lube, do a patch test on the base of the toy first to see how the material reacts.

I received my Vamp in Purple Haze, which is Tantus’s signature purple shade and it’s incredibly gorgeous. I usually prefer toys in colours other than pink and purple, but for Tantus, I can make an exception. It has a glorious glossy finish, which makes it even more appealing to the eye, but attracts every particle of dust and cat hair around it. It’s almost impossible to keep the lint from attaching itself to the shaft of The Vamp, so washing before each use is incredibly important.

Tantus The Vamp 2Regarding dimensions, I would say that this toy falls into the medium category, although it leans more towards the large side. It’s not quite size-queen material, although this could be a great warm up toy for people who enjoy stretching themselves and pushing their limits. It’s not a warm-up toy for me though, as I need to use something smaller beforehand to accommodate the girth. It offers up 5.5″ inches around the widest point, which is the coronal ridge, and around 5″ inches across the shaft. This might not sound huge, but the head is above average size and can take me a few minutes to build up to. The length is no problem as it falls in my comfortable range with just under 7″ insertable inches.

I think the firmness is the main reason why The Vamp’s girth feels more overwhelming than some of the larger, softer toys that I have. I wasn’t really expecting this toy to feel so sturdy and robust, but it’s one of the firmer Tantus toys in my collection. I wasn’t expecting it to be soft, by any means, but I was expecting perhaps a little squish to the material and it has none. The material has little give to it, which makes it feel more intense and larger than it is, but it still maintains some flexibility. It’s not flexible to the point of making the tip touch the base, but it’s flexible enough for minor, comfort adjustments.

When I used The Vamp for the first time, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It’s quite a straight toy, so it might not look like something you’d typically use to stimulate your g-spot, but I found that’s actually exactly what this toy is great at. The head is so prominent, noticeable and defined that it can easily get the job done. The ridge really grinds against my g-spot and I find myself not needing to do much more than a gentle thrusting or twisting to get myself to a few seconds away from orgasm state. When I reach this point, I tend to thrust the toy fast a few times, which makes the ridge seriously pull on my g-spot. It feels fantastic and manages to make me orgasm probably 8/10 times. This might not be the method that works for everybody, but it seems to work well for me.

Tantus The Vamp 3The times it hasn’t worked for me have been when my partner was in control. It’s more likely when he uses it on me that the head catches on my pubic bone and I think this is purely down to the angle he’s using it at. We have tried different positions, but none seem to hit the right angle that I can hit when I’m controlling The Vamp myself. For that reason, I generally use this toy alone and keep it for the times my partner isn’t around. There are plenty of toys that feel better when he is in control, rather than me, so I guess this toy is just the opposite and that’s fine. It doesn’t change the way I feel about it, other than making it feel more special as it’s a toy that’s dedicated to one-on-one time.

I haven’t tried The Vamp for anal play, although it is safe to use this way due to the thick and sturdy base. It’s also compatible with harnesses for pegging and strap-on play. I think that it’s just going to be too firm for me to use anally at the moment. I struggled with the Godemiche Adam for the same reason and I am only attempting dual density dildos with larger measurements at the moment. I don’t want to rush myself into trying something this firm anally just for the purpose of a review, but I will update if and when I ever give it a go. For now, I’ll stick with the Flurry and Cush.

Overall, I am really pleased that I finally got my hands on this beautiful toy. It isn’t exactly what I’d thought it would be, but it turned out to be better. The firmness feels fantastic in combination with the head and defined ridge, but I was surprised it stimulated my g-spot as well as it did. The girth is perfect, I think any larger would have created an uncomfortable stretching sensation, especially if the firmness was the same, but as it is, it’s just filling. I think this toy is a lot of fun and although it’s not something I use daily due to the size, it does have its place in my bedroom 2 or 3 times a week when I have time for the warm-up.

I received The Vamp ($50.55/£38.50) from Tantus in exchange for my honest review. Affiliate links have been used within this post.