Keep Burning Shaft Dildo

This week I have a brand new sponsor, the lovely folks at Meo.de – your premiere source of sex toys in Germany – and they’ve kindly sent me a couple of things to review for them. The first up is the Shaft dildo from Keep Burning, a brand I’ve been impressed by in the past, so let’s see if this one lives up to its reputation. 

The Shaft dildo is a bit of a departure for me from the type of dildo I normally go for as it’s all about the length, but much less so the girth. That’s one of the things that actually drew me to it in my quest for variety, and it’s quite a lovely dildo to behold as it stands towering above all others in the vicinity, holding its head aloft seemingly craning for the sky.

In terms of shape the dildo is fairly regular, beginning with a nice compact set of balls at base which act almost like a solid paperweight and stabilise the whole thing. The shaft extends vertically upwards, being both perfectly straight and uniform in size. At the top it’s capped off by a nice tapered head which flares out a good way from the shaft below, giving a strongly pronounced ridge.
With regard to dimensions we’re looking at a 9 1/2″ total length, with 8″ insertable, so whichever way you look at it that’s a lot of dildo. The girth measures in at a modest 4 3/4″ around the shaft, increasing to 5 1/4″ right at the corona of the head, which gives some perspective on just how prominent it is.

The Shaft dildo is made from 100% platinum silicone, which is a fantastic odourless body-safe material, and one which I always recommend. The silicone is a little on the firmer side as it needs sufficient rigidity to hold its shape with such long thin shaft, but its still got enough give in it that you can easily compress the surface with a gentle squeeze. It comes in just one colour, black, and the finish on it is neither wholly matte nor wholly gloss, but rather it has this subtle “leather” texture to it which is really quite nice and precisely what you would expect from that name.

When it comes to using the dildo it’s nice and easy to insert thanks to the tapered head and its narrow nature. It doesn’t require a lot of force to get it inside, nor any sort of warm up toy beforehand, just a good dollop of lube and you’re good to go. It passes comfortably through the sphincter, and as you slide over the coronal ridge you get that telltale “pop” sensation as the head goes fully inside. Naturally it doesn’t feel that filling as it works its way further into the body, but it’s still a pleasant sensation, and you can pick up on a little bit of that leather texture which adds some additional interest. One of the benefits of the dildo’s shape is that it’s able to go quite deep, and not just because it has the length to enable that, but because the slenderness of the shaft helps it to snake around inside the body. If like me you generally struggle with longer toys, and find that there’s a point beyond which they will simply go no further, then this dildo can help to advance beyond that. Admittedly I cannot manage the whole thing, but it has made good progress beyond my usual capability which is encouraging.
Like most dildos the highlight of use comes down to the thrusting, and the prominent ridge on the head helps to deliver some enjoyable sensations. It’s not the most amazing prostate toy I’ve experienced, but you can definitely feel that ridge hitting the right spot, and thanks to the flexibility in the slim shaft you can really bend and angle the dildo so it pulls that ridge right into the prostate on each stroke. It’s not without effort, but if you get your technique right then you can really work it to its fullest potential. Because of the length of the dildo, and the hefty pair of balls at the base, it’s especially suited to being ridden. When you squat over it you don’t need to go down quite so low as you might with other toys, and it stays perfectly stable in the process without toppling over. You can, of course, thrust manually with it, and this works just as well, with the balls acting as a nice handle to grip onto. 
It’s a good little dildo for people who don’t want too much girth, especially on the more beginner end of the spectrum, and also for people who are looking to experiment with a few inches beyond the norm. In this respect it’s quite versatile, and throw in its ability to hit the prostate reasonably well and you have yourself a good all round dildo. I’d be quite happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a dildo that fits these specific requirements, though personally I’m still going to favour the shorter and thicker ones.
Thanks to Meo.de for sending me the Shaft dildo, and it’s available to purchase from their website right now.

Zizi Cosmic cock ring

Last week Jay from Esmale got in touch and asked if I’d like to review one of the new Zizi Cosmic cock rings. Zizi is the sister brand of Keep Burning, the European company that makes those silicone dildos I’m rather fond of, so I was keen to check out what their cock ring offerings would be like.
Grab the review after the jump.

I’m probably not the biggest cock ring aficionado in the world; you’re not likely to spot me walking around with a band of solid steel encircling the base of my genitals, but I do like cock rings which are a bit of fun, such as the Oxballs Cocksling/Nuttsling, and the Perfect Fit Cock Armour. The Zizi range is very much in this same vein, which is why I was happy to take on the task of reviewing a piece from it, and give my penis the chance to play dress up again.

The Cosmic is a two-part cock ring bundled up into one tidy little package and shaped like a lucky red figure eight, or even an infinity symbol if you turn it on its side and imagine what it might do for your erections. The rather simple premise is that the penis goes through one hole, and the testicles the other, giving two simultaneous points of contact for those who prefer to leave no part neglected.
Unlike the Keep Burning line of dildos which is made from 100% silicone, the Zizi range is made from TPR, and as cock rings are only worn externally this is a perfectly acceptable choice for anyone who might be concerned about material safety. The TPR is incredibly stretchy material, which is what makes it so suited for this application, and to illustrate that point I could probably expand it wide enough to fit the lower half of my leg through, despite it having an internal diameter of only 1″ at rest. Unlike many TPRs that I’ve encountered the Zizi lacks any discernible odour, which is a nice feature as sometimes it can be necessary to air these toys out for a while should your olfactory system be sensitive. The build quality of the Zizi is also impressive, and up the standard that I’ve come to expect from Keep Burning, though it does have one tell tale injection moulding mark hidden inside one of the rings, like a navel that all TPR products bear when they emerge from the factory.
The Cosmic is very easily to put on, in part because of how stretchy it is, but also because it only has two holes to worry about it’s far less fiddly than the Oxballs toys I’ve tried. It doesn’t really matter whether you’re erect or flaccid when you first put on the Cosmic, though it might affect the order in which you do things. With an erection it’s necessary to place one ring over the penis first, then stretch out the other to pull it over the testicles, whereas if you’re still in a flaccid state you can expand one ring and drop the testicles through it, before folding the penis down and slipping it through the other hole.
The Cosmic gives a comfortable fit whilst being worn, and you can feel it gently gripping around the base of the penis, though the impact is far less on the testicles. The scrotum hangs quite easily through the space in the ring, not experiencing much pressure against it at all. Compared to Oxballs products this particular design lacks a couple of things that I’ve come accustomed to, with the first being that snug fit you get from having an extra hole. Having separate rings for the penis and testicles, and not one that goes around both as well, means it lacks that comforting squeeze up against the perineum. The other thing is the way in which the testicles hang through the ring. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it at first, but the Cocksling and Nuttsling both stretch the testicles away from the body to varying degrees, whereas with the Cosmic the testicles are largely free to dangle there unperturbed. For me it’s a product that feels nice on the whole, yet less enjoyable than others I’ve tried because of those absences. I feel more undressed in the Cosmic because the Cocksling is more like a piece of structured clothing and I can’t help but compare the two, but for anyone who isn’t too keen on the idea of any degree of ball stretching the Cosmic could actually be the perfect compromise.
In terms of the Cosmic actually doing its job as a cock ring, i.e. helping to retain blood in the penis, it performs this as well as you might hope for. The thick band of TPR squeezes the shaft enough for a few surface veins to pop out, thus restricting the flow of blood exiting the penis, but at no point does it feel too tight or uncomfortable. One advantage that the Cosmic does have over the Oxballs toys is that it’s less deep than the Cocksling, so you have more usable length in the shaft whilst it’s being worn, which is a plus for any shorter guys worried about how much of their penis will be sacrificed inside the toy.
Removing the Cosmic once you’re finished with it also mirrors the ease with which it’s put on, because again it’s not especially fiddly, and having only the two holes to worry about helps. Just beware that if you do have pubic hair it will get caught and tugged at as you try to slip your fingers through the rings to expand them again.
My bottom line with the Zizi Cosmic is that I prefer it less than other products I own in terms of how it feels. It is very much a personal preference though, and while I would be more inclined to recommend the Oxballs Cocksling to most people, the Cosmic isn’t without its upsides. It’s nice well made product from a good company, it’s much easier to put on than other products – especially if you have any dexterity problems – and it doesn’t take up too much space on the base of the shaft if  you’re concerned about size issues. If all of its features sound like something that would work for you, then it’s definitely worthy of my recommendation.
Thanks to Esmale for sending me one to review, and you can buy it from them now in their gay sex toys sale where there’s 20% off everything. 
Remember, get an extra 10% off any order by using the code ‘INCEND10’ at the checkout.

Keep Burning Worker Dildo

Last year Keep Burning sent me their beautiful and unique Cock Skull dildo to review, and ever since then I’ve been a big fan of the brand, and eager to try out another of their offerings. I’ve had my eye on the Worker dildo for a while, both because of its lovely shape and unusual “zebra” texture, and also because it’s a bit more of an everyday dildo compared the huge Cock Skull which requires a little working up to.
I was lucky when last month Keep Burning contacted me again and offered to send out a Worker for me to try, and they even generously threw in their new Plumber dildo too, so expect another review in the near future. For now you can get the low down on this one after the jump!

If you’re unfamiliar with Keep Burning then they’re a little company based in Luxembourg which handmakes a good selection of high quality dildos and plugs in Belgium, all from 100% silicone, so instantly they tick all my boxes for the sort of company I like to get involved with.
The Worker is a good above-average sized dildo, aimed at someone with a bit of experience with larger toys, but who isn’t looking to be stretched out too much. It measures 8 3/8″ from base to tip, and once you exclude the balls you have around 6 1/2″ – 7″ of insertable length, which should be plenty for most people. The average circumference is 5 5/8″ around the shaft, broadening to 6″ at the widest point of the head, and it feels like a nice meaty salami when you wrap both hands around the length of it. To put the girth in perspective it’s about a 1/2″ less than something like the Dolph Lambert dildo, which seems a little surprising until you put them side by side, because the Worker is quite imposing, but largely that’s down to the length.

The design of the Worker strongly phallic, with a degree of realistic details, but not quite approaching the same level as with the Plumber. It starts with a nice big bulbous head which is clearly-defined atop the shaft with its flared corona – and due to the lack of any foreskin detail below it – and it provides a prominent ridge around 1 1/2″ from the tip. The shaft itself is probably the most interesting part of the dildo, due to the unique “zebra” texture that’s embedded into it. The manifests itself as a series of shallow horizontal grooves all along the length of the shaft at random intervals, almost like the stripes of a zebra  if you’re to hold the dildo sideways, but when upright it reminds me more of the bark of a silver birch tree. However you interpret it it’s quite an attractive design feature, and certainly unique, so I appreciate it from a visual perspective immediately. The dildo finishes off with a decent-sized pair of balls, which I like to think of as being in that Goldilocks zone; they’re not so big as to be obtrusive, but neither are they too small and therefore ridiculous-looking. They’re fairly plain, yet attractive, and they provide both a good sturdy base for the dildo, and a great place to grab onto when using it. They also hold another secret, because flip the dildo over and there’s a hole in the base into which a suction cup attaches, and this comes included too.

The dildo is constructed to a very high standard; it’s all made in one solid piece, with no moulding lines to be found anywhere, and no pits, bubbles, or other defects in the surface. It’s quite clearly been made with a lot of care and attention, and as such it’s a quality product that you receive.
As you might have guessed already, the dildo is made from 100% platinum silicone, like all products from Keep Burning, and it’s one of my favourite materials. It’s completely odourless, non-porous, and bodysafe – all the things you want to have in a high quality toy. It’s ever so slightly softer than the standard Tantus silicone in my estimation, so it’s got a little bit of give when you squeeze it, and a nice amount of flexibility to bend it around. The finish is not entirely matte, but not a high gloss shine either, so it’s this interesting middle ground where it’s faintly textured but smooth in between, similar to the leather look I described in the Cock Skull. The only thing I don’t like about the silicone in this instance is that it has a weird stickiness to it which I find really confusing, and not only does it attract dust, but it still feels sticky even whilst dusty. It doesn’t really affect the use of it once you’ve rinsed it off and covered it with lube, but it’s not ideal, and I still find it puzzling, so I’m going to talk about my analysis of it a little more in a subsequent paragraph.

What I find so strange about the stickiness is that I only recall noticing it after I’d used both the Worker and the Plumber for the first time and then washed them off – which isn’t to say that it wasn’t there before, as I unpacked them and tried them out pretty quickly, meaning I could potentially have missed it – but instinctively I feel that it would have been one of the things I’d have taken note of immediately had it been present. The other thing is that my Cock Skull is not sticky, and it’s made of the same material, which almost suggests to me that something happened to create the stickiness. The lube I used with both the Worker and the Plumber was “Cum On Boy!“, a hybrid silicone/water lube which Keep Burning are currently giving away with all orders, and which says on the bottle that it’s safe for use with all toys. You’d assume that a company wouldn’t give away a lube that wasn’t safe for use with their toys, and in fact when I later patch tested the lube on the silicone suction cup that came with the dildos I didn’t get any reaction, rather suggesting that it’s not at fault. All of this means that it still remains a mystery why my dildos are so sticky, because I didn’t do anything different with them other than using the new lube. I’ve tried washing them with soap, using toy cleaner, boiling them, mildly bleaching them, all in an effort to get rid of the sticky feeling, but nothing has made a difference. I’ve even researched the issue online, but aside from the stickiness there are no other indicators to suggest a reaction with the lube; the surface is not gummy for example. I’m at a loss, but even though I have no real proof, I’d still suggest not using this lube with a silicone toy, just to be completely on the safe side.

Moving beyond that issue, the dildo is actually a pure joy to use. It is rather blunt at the end, so you’ll want to go slowly with it at first, or even use a warm up toy with a bit of a taper just to start you off. As the head of the dildo goes in it all feels perfectly comfortable and gentle on the sphincter, and then you hit that ridge of the corona and feel a nice ‘pop’ as you pass over it and it disappears inside. The girth of the toy does feel pleasantly filling, especially as the thick head travels all the way up as far as you can manage, and while the shaft won’t stretch you out too much it feels quite satisfying to just squeeze it with the muscle and appreciate the size. The shaft is more or less straight, with only the slightest forward curve, meaning you can use it inserted facing whichever way you like. My initial suspicion had been that the strong ridge on the corona would be a real winner when it came to stimulating the prostate, but actually that isn’t so much the case in my experience. I found that while the dildo does work really well on the prostate, it doesn’t actually matter all that much which way around the Worker is facing, and in fact I found it a little bit more pleasurable when the ridge was on the side facing away from my prostate, and it was just the rounded face of the head that was continually rubbing back and forth firmly across the gland.
The dildo is really lovely for thrusting with, because you get a double whammy of stimulation all at once. Inside the body you feel that filling girth doing a number on the prostate as the bulbous head shoots past it like a piston, and then around the sphincter it’s all about that zebra texture. The dildo glides smoothly in and out of the body with minimal drag, but it’s the subtle texture that you feel the muscle gently rippling over, so you’ve got all these focus points of pleasurable things going on. It’s actually an advantage here that the dildo doesn’t stretch you too much, because sometimes with a very tense sphincter any degree of texture can cause unwelcome friction, but in this case it gets it just right and delivers sensations you can enjoy. I find it’s one of those dildos that it’s best to squat over and ride, rather than thrusting with manually, as it allows you to develop a better rhythm, and thanks to the length of it you can pretty much plop it down on any surface and use it without the need to elevate it. Of course you are free to use it however you please, and thanks to that suction cup I’m happy to say that I’ve also enjoyed it in the shower. Logistically that’s a little more difficult to manage, but once you’ve figured the right height for it, and position of your body, it’s a lot of fun there too. The only caution I will make about thrusting quickly with it is that the ridge of the corona really does tug on the sphincter as you withdraw it, so you don’t want to suddenly pop off the end of it as you’re bouncing around, as that can lead to a bit of discomfort. You want to thrust with the head safely left inside you, concentrating on feeling that texture in the shaft, and then remove the head slowly at the end.
As for the suction cup itself, many of the Keep Burning dildos incorporate it as a feature, and I’m a big fan of this as it adds some more flexibility to the toys. The suction cup comes in this wonderful bright neon yellow which contrasts beautifully against the jet black of the dildo, like the colours of a wasp. The suction cup is also made of silicone and easily locks into place below the dildo. It stays in place very firmly and takes quite a lot of tugging to get back out again, but without needing a ridiculous amount of force, so it strikes a good balance between being secure and user-friendly. The suction cup works against most flat surfaces and holds in place very well, whether you’re sticking it to a floor or table, or the tiles on a bathroom wall. Last time I tested the ability of it to hold the weight of the Cock Skull to the tiles in my shower and everything stayed in place on the wall perfectly, so it’s a strong little thing. If you’re using it on the floor then you get two key benefits: the suction cup adds a little extra height, so when you’re squatting over it you don’t have to squat quite so low which increases comfort. The other factor is that the suction cup acts like a joint between the dildo and the floor, so when you’re down there and using it you can lean in any direction and the dildo will follow you, all the while staying anchored to the floor. The suction cup bends about giving you much more freedom of movement, and again this increases the comfort of the ride, allowing you to experiment with more positions.
The packaging for the dildo is quite simplistic; it comes with its suction cup attached, and all vacuum packed and heat sealed inside shrink wrap which bears the Keep Burning branding and a notice which states “warranty void if packaging has been opened.” It also has a small hologram stuck to the base which bears a CE mark and the words “Council of European Adult Products Manufacturers.” This isn’t an organisation that I’d heard of before encountering this brand, but all the same it does seem reassuring. I quite like the packaging because it’s everything that you need really; the plastic keeps it away from dust and acts as a hygiene seal, it’s minimal so you don’t have a huge box to throw away, and it allows you to see and judge the size of the product without opening it, so provided you heed the words on the plastic you can return it if you don’t feel comfortable with the size.
On the whole I have to say that I really do like this toy. It’s a great size, a great shape, it’s well made, has a fun texture, it looks lovely, and mostly importantly it does deliver some really good prostate stimulation. The only thing I really don’t like is that infernal stickiness on the surface of the silicone, because it bugs my OCD, even while it doesn’t affect the use of the toy at all. I have to believe though that this is just a quirk of my particular toy, or a result of that lube I used, so I really wouldn’t put too much weight in that fact when deciding if the Worker is for you. I’m not going to let it affect my recommendation because it really is a wonderful toy that I get a lot of pleasure out of using, so if you like a filling above-average size dildo that can hit you right where you want it in the prostate, then the Worker is definitely worth getting. 
You can buy the Worker straight from Keep Burning, and thanks to them for sending it to me!

Keep Burning Cock Skull Dildo

A couple of days ago I was browsing social media, as I often do when trying to keep up to date with the latest comings and goings in the sex toy industry, when I happened to spot a Tweet featuring a product which really drew my attention – the Cock Skull dildo. As you’ll probably know I love unique and unusual products, so suddenly I had to know everything about this, including who made it and what it was made from, so off I went to do some investigation work. I soon discovered that the Cock Skull dildo is made by a little company based in Luxembourg called Keep Burning, and it’s not the only interesting design they have available either. What really stood out for me though is that all their products are handmade in Belgium from 100% silicone, and they even have a page dedicated to explaining why they do this, so instantly I knew that this was a company I was going to like.
Armed with this new knowledge my immediate urge was to share this discovery with everyone, so naturally I sent out a Tweet about this amazing-looking dildo, and it just happened that someone from Keep Burning saw my Tweet and messaged me with an offer of a product to review. I have to say that I was thrilled to be able to get my hands on one in such a short space of time after initially discovering it, and now you can read my review below!

The Cock Skull is really like no other dildo I’ve encountered before, and features a fascinating and intricate design which captures so much detail. It’s gothic, it’s macabre, and in a way it’s also beautiful if you happen to share an appreciation for that sense of aesthetic. It has a thick towering shaft which stands tall at an imposing 11″, and which measures 7 1/4″ around the middle, broadening to 8 1/4″ at the widest point. Of that 7 1/4″ are insertable, and at the base, instead of a pair of balls, sits a perfectly sculpted skull, looking like it was plucked straight out of an ancient catacomb. It is a slightly strange sight to behold, an oversized penis sprouting out of the top of a skull, and in a way it reminds me of an image from a fantasy novel, of a stout church candle placed atop a skull and allowed to fuse in place as the wax melts below the flame. It could just as easily be an idol or fetish, found lurking beneath a pyramid hidden deep in the jungles of South America. There are no shortage of comparisons that could be made with it, such is the nature of the piece, in fact my first urge when I unwrapped it was to hold it aloft in my hand and profess “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio” like Hamlet did with the remains of the court jester in Shakespeare’s play of the same name. While I’m sure it won’t be making its stage debut any time soon, however you choose to look at it it is undeniably unique, and that only adds to its appeal.
The Cock Skull is made from 100% platinum silicone, like all products from Keep Burning, and it’s one of my favourite materials. It’s completely odourless, non-porous, and bodysafe – all the things you want to have in a high quality toy. The dildo comes in just one colour, black, and has a matte surface with a leather-effect finish. Again it’s quite unusual to have a dildo with a leather texture, it’s certainly not something that I’ve encountered previously, but it does give a nice appearance, and a rather realistic one at that. It does look like it could actually be upholstered from leather, or how I imagine that one of those Victorian umbrella stands made from the foot of an elephant might appear. Funnily enough, while I may never have seen a leather-effect dildo before, I have seen penises in real life which I would describe as having had a leathery-looking head, but that’s perhaps a story for another time. The silicone itself is a little on the firm side but there’s still a reasonable amount of give in the surface when you squeeze it, and you can gently bend the shaft back and forth a little way without too much effort considering its size.

The construction quality of the dildo is honestly impeccable and there isn’t a single mould line in sight, nor flaw. The level of detail around the skull is quite extraordinary, the way it captures the bone plates, the eye sockets, ridges over the brow, the bridge of the nose, and even every grinning tooth is picked out. It’s really worth taking the time to look at it because you can tell that someone’s consulted an anatomy book during the design process, and not merely constructed it from imagination. It’s a piece of sculpture of artistic calibre. In contrast to the skull the penis section is much more simplistic; it begins with a nice rounded head which is relatively short and streamlined with the shaft, rather than flaring out with a pronounced corona. Apart from the leather-effect texture the only real detail on the head is a long urethral groove which extends down it and meets with the frenulum. Directly below the glans is a subtle indicator of a retracted foreskin which further helps to streamline the head, and this blends in seamlessly with the rest of the shaft. The shaft itself is decorated with a couple of long veins running vertically, and which branch out laterally in several places. The veins are fairly pronounced, but the surface of them is smooth and rounded, so far less extreme than the texture of the Super 7″. Beneath the dildo is a broad flat base which measures 6″ x 3″, and at one end is a hole intended to be used in conjunction with a bright yellow suction cup that’s sold separately, so that’s always a handy option to have. Keep Burning were kind enough to throw in a suction cup with my parcel so I’ll talk a little more about it later.

When it comes to using the Cock Skull this really is a dildo that’s only for advanced users. You’ve probably gathered that already from reading the measurements, but it still bears repeating. If you visit the Keep Burning website then you’ll see a video on the product page of Sam Barclay from UK HotJocks using the dildo, and as hot as that sight is don’t be fooled by how easy he makes it look, because it’s really not a dildo for beginners. Before you even think about inserting the dildo you’re going to want a warm up toy, and this is because the tip of the dildo itself is quite blunt. I opted for my trusty Super Big End by Doc Johnson; it has a nice conical shape to open you up slowly, and it’s also slightly larger than the first half of the Cock Skull  so when you do switch over you won’t instantly be stretched to the maximum and this will make things far more comfortable.

Provided that you’re sufficiently warmed up the head of the Cock Skull will go in like a charm and without any resistance. As the tip is so streamlined you don’t get any sort of a bump or a pop like you might from a dildo with a more prominent head, and instead you just begin to feel it steadily filling you up. It is by far one of the most filling dildos that I’ve used, and you really feel every single inch of it. Because the silicone is so firm it really makes its presence known, which is in contrast to something like a dual-density dildo where the squishiness of the surface lessens the impact of the size. If you really love big toys and that sensation of their solidness inside you, along with the ample stretch they place on your sphincter, then you’ll adore this dildo.

Eventually once you’ve got dildo in as far as you’re comfortable with you’ll want to start thrusting with it. I suggest that the best position to use it in is to squat over it and ride it. It’s not impossible to hold onto the skull and thrust manually with it, but it is a little on the heavy side so you may find your arms tiring quickly. The broadness of the base and the low centre of gravity make the Cock Skull ideally suited to riding, and wherever you place it it’s going to stay there without toppling over. Once you do start thrusting you’ll notice that there’s a little bit of drag coming from the leather texture on the dildo, so it’s worth making sure that you’re using plenty of lube, and something quite thick at that. Provided that you’re sufficiently relaxed the texture can provide a nice additional sense of stimulation to your sphincter as the dildo glides easily in and out, which is why I suggested earlier using a plug beforehand that’s slightly thicker than the dildo. If you’re stretched to your limit then the texture, subtle as it is, may seem too intense at first, and you’ll need to pause until you relax more before you continue thrusting, so as to lessen any friction. I wouldn’t say that I was really aware of the presence of the veins during use, so I’d probably class them more as decorative.

One place where the dildo really does excel is in terms of prostate stimulation; when you’re thrusting back and forth with a good rhythm the sheer size of it means that every stroke brushes firmly up against the prostate. It’s impossible to avoid stimulating the prostate, so this is what’s going to bring you back to this dildo time and time again. It fills you up, stretches you out, and rubs the prostate, all three of the most pleasurable aspects of anal play.

As I mentioned earlier there is the option of using a suction cup with the toy, and in my mind this is a fantastic thing. The suction cup comes in this wonderful bright neon yellow which contrasts beautifully against the jet black of the dildo, like the colours of a wasp. The suction cup is also made of silicone and easily locks into place below the dildo. It stays in place very firmly and takes quite a lot of tugging to get back out again, but without needing a ridiculous amount of force, so it strikes a good balance between being secure and user-friendly. The suction cup works against most flat surfaces and holds in place very well. I imagine that it’s intended more for use on horizontal surfaces, but I stuck the Cock Skull to the tiles on my bathroom wall and everything stayed in place perfectly; the dildo didn’t detach from the cup, and the cup didn’t detach from the wall, so it can hold an impressive amount of weight. Naturally in this position the dildo does droop under its weight, with its tip angled diagonally downwards, making it somewhat difficult to use, but still possible for anyone who’s determined. On the floor it’s another matter and you get two key benefits: the suction cup adds a little extra height, so when you’re squatting over it you don’t have to squat quite so low which increases comfort. The other factor is that the suction cup acts like a joint between the dildo and the floor, so when you’re down there and using it you can lean in any direction and the dildo will follow you, all the while staying anchored to the floor. The suction cup bends about giving you much more freedom of movement, and again this increases the comfort of the ride, allowing you to experiment with more positions. I’d definitely suggest buying a suction cup if you’re going to get one of these.

The packaging for both the dildo and the suction cup is quite simplistic; they come vacuum packed and heat sealed inside shrink wrap which bears the Keep Burning branding and a notice which states “warranty void if packaging has been opened.” It also has a small hologram stuck to the base which bears a CE mark and the words “Council of European Adult Products Manufacturers.” This isn’t an organisation that I’ve heard of before, but all the same it does seem reassuring. I quite like the packaging because it’s everything that you need really; the plastic keeps it away from dust and acts as a hygiene seal, it’s minimal so you don’t have a huge box to throw away, and it allows you to see and judge the size of the product without opening it, so provided you heed the words on the plastic you can return it if you accidentally went too large.

Overall I have to say that I do adore the Cock Skull  and it’s easily one of my favourite pieces now. I really can’t get over how fantastic the design is; it’s so unique and it just looks amazing. It really is a big toy only for people who can handle it, but it’s made from high quality materials, to an exceptional standard, and it feels great too. I really would recommend this toy, and indeed this whole brand, to people. I’m always excited to find a new company that’s doing great things, and Keep Burning definitely fits that bill. Many thanks to them for sending me one of their wonderful toys.
You can buy the Cock Skull dildo from my friends at MEO who ship worldwide.