Toys I Want in Red

I like red toys more than any other colour, there’s just something so sexy and alluring about them. Here are my most lusted after toys in a stunning shade of scarlet – not to scale. From left to right: the Tantus General, the Tantus A-Bomb, the Tantus Severin, and the Oxballs sound set. All are made from high quality platinum silicone.

Technical details are after the jump!
 

Tantus General

Length: 7 3/4″
Insertable length: 6 3/4″
Circumference: 6 3/4″
Diameter: 2″

Tantus A-Bomb
Length: 5 1/2″
Insertable length: 4 1/2″
Circumference: 7 1/2″
Diameter: 2 1/4″

Tantus Severin
Length: 6″
Insertable length: 5 1/2″
Circumference: 7 1/2″
Diameter: 2 3/8″

Oxballs Sound Set
Length: 4 3/4″
Diameter: 6mm – 11mm

 

Update: Since this post I’m happy to say I’ve acquired them all!

Brent Everett’s Dildos

One of gay porn’s most in-demand actors, Brent Everett, has in my opinion one of the most beautiful penises in the industry, so when Fleshjack elected to immortalise it in glorious silicone I immediately began lusting after it, and knew that eventually it would be mine.

Not content with one dildo, however, there is now a challenger, in the form of a SensaFirm™ model by Topco Sales’ Rascal™ Toys line.
The question is, which one is better, and why? I chose to buy the Fleshjack model, but until I can get hold of the SensaFirm™ too we can only speculate as to how they compare, so let’s just quickly pair up the stats after the jump.

Brent Everett Fleshjack Dildo:

  • Material: Platinum silicone
  • Length: 7 7/8″ (21cm)
  • Insertable: 6 3/4″ (17cm)
  • Diameter: 1.75″ (4.5cm)
  • Circumference: 5 5/8″ (14cm)
  • Harness compatible: Yes
  • Base: Smooth
  • Colour: Flesh tone
  • Read my review here
  • Material: SensaFirm™
  • Length: 9.25″ (23.5cm)
  • Insertable: 7.25″ (18.5cm) 
  • Diameter: 2″ (5cm)
  • Circumference: 6.28″ (16cm)
  • Harness compatible: Yes
  • Base: Suction cup
  • Colour: Hand painted

Clearly there are some variations not only in appearance and material, but in size too, and functionality. It would be really interesting to see how they fare against each other. Already owning several Fleshjack Boys dildos, and being a big silicone fan, I may be a little biased towards the Fleshjack model at this juncture, and indeed that’s the one I bought in the end. If you have any personal experience with the SensaFirm™, or indeed both of these dildos, then please share your opinions in the comments section below!

Doc Johnson: The Super 7″ vs Ballsy 7″ Super Cock

Doc Johnson is a rather interesting company; you’ll notice the more you browse through their product catalogue that they have a habit of using the same mould to produce toys of different materials. Case in point, above to the right is the Super 7″ premium platinum silicone dildo, and to the left is the Ballsy 7″ Super Cock, made from silagel. They also announced recently that similarly their dildo moulded from porn star ‘James Deen‘ would be released in two versions.

 

When you think about it, it’s rather a clever solution, because it takes a successful design and markets it at both the customer who is discerning about what materials they put inside their body, and the customer who is making a price-conscious decision.

 

While I’d love for this to be a review post, contrasting the two products, sadly it isn’t. The fact is I’m having a moment of weakness.

 
I absolutely adore silicone toys, and I’ve had my eye on the Super 7″ since last year – the blue version as a matter of fact – but I didn’t snap it up on sale when I had the chance, and now the only places that have it are asking a price that frankly seems exorbitant to me. The next thing you know the Ballsy Super Cock wanders into my sights, at  a mere £13.95, and admittedly I’m having serious thoughts about it. Now I have nothing against silagel, I have four items made from it, it’s just not silicone though. It can be inflexible, and it can smell, and I almost feel as though it would surmount to some sort of betrayal of my principles as a sex toy reviewer to spend money on the inferior version. So what does one do?
 
Update: After a long wait I finally went ahead and bought the silicone Super 7″ in blue, check out my review here!

Doc Johnson “The Groove”

I was in the mood for something slender for a change in contrast to my other toys, and also something with a really bumpy surface, almost similar to anal beads, and this is what I found.
Read the review after the jump!

The Groove by Doc Johnson is a great toy which manages to combine dildo, butt plug, and anal beads all in one convenient product.
It comes packaged very nicely in a cardboard box with a plastic insert to cocoon it inside. The first thing I noticed when I removed it from the box was that it had this wonderfully sweet fruity smell to the silicone. 
The toy itself is 7″ in length, with 5 bulges of differing sizes down the shaft, the largest being 1.5″ in diameter, and the smallest at the tip being about the width of a finger. It’s made entirely from Doc Johnson’s proprietary platinum silicone blend, which is one of my favourite materials. The silicone is smooth and flexible, making it incredibly comfortable to use, and the surface of the toy is free from any mould lines. One of the things I like most about the material is the way in which it absorbs the heat from the body whilst it’s inside, so as you begin to withdraw it you’ll notice this lovely feeling of warmth emanating from it.
The shape of the toy makes it suitable for all; with a little water based lube the first three bulges will slide in with ease, and then there’s the two larger ones to look forward to, or work up to as the case may be. Because of the narrow and flexible tip it makes it far easier to insert this toy deeper than other toys of a similar length, thus living up to its name as ‘prober’, bending around into new territory inside. For this reason it makes a great tool to train yourself with to accept longer items than you might be used to. The combination of the flared base, smooth neck portion, and wide final bump allows the toy to act in the manner of a butt plug. Once fully inside you can leave it there both comfortably and securely for as long as you please. The best way to experience the bulges along the shaft is when it comes to removing it. By really clenching your muscles before pulling it out you can feel every satisfying bump along the way, then relax yourself to reinsert it and repeat.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this, whether you’re looking to start out with something not too intimidating, or if you’re already confident you can handle the widest part, and are just looking for something bumpy to enjoy yourself with. It’s a quality product at a great price.

LELO Billy

After my disappointment with previous prostate massagers I wasn’t ready to give up yet, and this ergonomic creation from Swedish luxury sex toy designer Lelo happened to catch my eye.
Read the review after the jump!

The Billy is Lelo’s first toy insertable toy aimed at men, and for many years has been by far the best vibrating prostate massager I own, but that aside it doesn’t come entirely without its own set of negatives.
The product comes presented in some rather nice packaging; the glossy outer box features a very minimalist design with the words “Lelo Homme” printed discreetly on one side, and on the reverse is a simple photograph of the item itself set against a white background. The feeling it manages to exude is a cross between something from an haute couture fashion label, and an expensive piece of stylish electronics such as a smart phone. Inside is another matte black box, with the word “Lelo” embossed on a lid which lifts off. Within this second box the contents are arranged somewhat less desirably than with other Lelo products, such as the Insignia range. They sit loosely in the box, rather than having their own moulded depressions to rest securely inside, but this is perhaps a minor niggle, as overall the box provides a good place to store your massager when not using it, even if you choose to discard the outer box for any reason.
One of the first things I noticed about the toy was how small it actually was, much more than you would imagine from the photos. It’s actually the smallest toy in my collection, with 4” of insertable length and a 3.5” circumference, or 1.1” diameter. Because of the size it’s an ease to insert, and thus suited perfectly to a beginner in this field. For someone more experienced with larger toys there’s the distinct possibility that this product won’t leave you feeling as full as you would typically desire, and so I’d recommend that on any occasion in which you intended to use the Billy, not using anything larger first, so as to avoid the direct contrast.
The product is very solidly constructed; the handle is moulded in two pieces from a hard white plastic, with the buttons placed centrally on one side. The insertable portion has a gentle upward curve to it, and is coated in a soft silicone, but is completely inflexible. Despite this rigidity it actually feels very comfortable once inside the body. The silicone coating is available in two colours, an ultramarine blue, or an earthy raspberry colour, which like its name “Bordeaux” is reminiscent of an aged wine. Between the handle and the lower portion is a circular guard piece moulded from the silicone, which prevents the item from being accidentally inserted too far.
When using the Billy the functions are operated by the buttons on the handle, which can be a little fiddly. Due to the shortness of the handle and its position during use, it is a struggle to actually see any of the buttons, and their close proximity to each other combined with their similar shapes also makes it difficult to tell what you’re pushing by touch alone. The buttons are laid out in a cross shape, with left and right controlling the strength of vibration, and up and down changing the rhythm. You’re unlikely to alter your settings by accident as it takes more than a quick touch of the button to change anything, and instead you must hold the button down for a fraction of a second and release before it will take effect. Holding down two of the buttons simultaneously for a couple of seconds will lock the controls, preventing accidental activation of the toy when not in use.
The massager has variable vibration strength settings, allowing you to ease yourself into things, but I only ever found myself wanting to use the highest one. The top setting produces really quite strong vibrations, but there were times when I found myself craving more than was available. There are also a number of different programmes to choose between. The first one is a constant vibration, which tends to be the only option in many other prostate massagers on the market, and which does nothing for me. The other options deliver patterns of pulsations, varying the length of each pulse, and the pause in between as well. This is where the Lelo Billy really comes into its own and delivers some fantastic sensations. There are four to choose from, two slower and two faster. One of my favourite settings is the slowest one, as the vibrations it creates manage to mimic the sensation of a long deep thrusting motion, which is guaranteed to drive you wild. The fastest setting is one of my least favourites as it seems to lose some of its power in a compromise to achieve the speed. The other two are great in their own right, and it’s fun to switch between them during use to add some variety. One of the downsides is that you can’t cycle through the different settings; they’re arranged in a linear fashion, so once you reach the last one you have to go back down through the others in order to return to the first. Depending on the setting, the vibrations aren’t the quietest I’ve encountered, but it’s still at a level where it’s highly unlikely that anyone could hear it in an adjoining room.
Due to the protrusion of the handle there aren’t too many positions you can use the Billy in, you’re pretty much restricted to lying on your back or side, as sitting on it would not be possible. Conceivably you could use it during intercourse, but you would need to hold it in place with your muscles, as the size and shape of it leave it somewhat prone to slipping out if the soothing vibrations give you the urge to relax back there.
The Billy seems to work well as a hands free device, where the aim is to stimulate the prostate alone, but I’ve yet to achieve the elusive anally induced orgasm. Despite feeling as though I was close on occasion, there didn’t seem to be quite enough power to drive me over the edge, but I’m certain that with time it could be achieved. The effectiveness in this circumstance seems to increase if you’re already aroused by some form of visual stimulus, rather than starting with the device from a completely unaroused state. Having the massager in place also goes a way to improving a regular orgasm, by adding a whole wave of new sensations.
The product is completely rechargeable and requires no batteries. A handy white light around the buttons flashes during charging, and a 2 hour charge is said to deliver 4 hours of use, though I’m certain I’ve surpassed this mark. Unfortunately the charger it comes with is of a traditional design, unlike something such as an electric toothbrush, and therefore the toy is not waterproof. This means the need for caution when washing it. The instructions also recommend not using any alcohol based products on the toy, which rules out the majority of sex toy cleaners, except the one sold by Lelo themselves.
As an added accessory the Billy comes with a small travel pouch to store it in, made seemingly from a polyester material, or similar man-made fabric.
Overall I’m very pleased with the Lelo Billy, and would be inclined to recommend it, but scoring becomes a little difficult when considering the value-for-money. It’s clearly marketed as a luxury item, and the price reflects this, but when you’re spending that much, you could quite reasonably expect it to be waterproof, to be a somewhat larger than it is, and to have a little more power behind the highest vibration level. For those reasons I was tempted to knock a star off, but in the end I declined, and elected to rate it on performance alone. It isn’t perfect, but nothing is without its flaws, and in the end it’s up to the individual to decide its worth.

The Lelo Billy is available directly from Lelo, and from the following retailers around the world:

UK and Europe:  SexToys.co.ukLovehoney, Simply Pleasure, and Bondara

North America: Shevibe

Pierre Fitch Dildo

Back in September 2011 the lovely people at SexToys.co.uk sent me this beautiful dildo from Fleshjack to test for them, and in the subsequent weeks following my review every single one sold out (something which I’d like to believe I played a part in).

This was actually my first phallic/realistic dildo, and it soon became one of my favourites. Up until that point I was only vaguely aware of who Pierre Fitch was, but this dildo left me as a firm fan. There’s something I find incredibly arousing about knowing that it was moulded from the penis of an actual person, and a porn star at that.

Read the review after the jump!

If you’ve ever imagined what it might be like to be on the receiving end of one of the mammoth manhoods featured in porn films, then Fleshjack have created what has to be the next best thing, with a range of dildos moulded directly from the penises of some of the biggest names in gay adult films, including Brent Everett, Brent Corrigan, and of course the popular 29-year-old French-Canadian porn star, Pierre Fitch, to name but a few. If like me you’re curious about how they did it, then there’s even a video on the Fleshjack website of the entire casting process, and I can guarantee you that it’s worth a watch.

Those familiar with other Fleshjack products will know that they all come packaged inside a rather nice cylindrical tin, and this dildo is no different. Once you pop it out, and free it from the heat-sealed plastic bag which encompasses it, you’re liable to be struck by the sheer size of it; photos and measurements aside, it’s only really possible appreciate the presence it has first-hand. The dildo’s dimensions measure 7 3/4” in length – not taking into account the curvature – and 6 1/4” of which are insertable, with a pair of balls the size of hens’ eggs accounting for the remainder. The girth varies from a modest circumference of 5 1/4” just below the head, to a full 6” around the widest insertable point at the base of the shaft. All taken together it feels like a big, thick, hefty item to hold in your hand.

With any initial shock over the size put aside, the next thing liable to catch your attention will be the sheer level of detail on the dildo; it’s truly exquisite, and something which could only come as a result of being cast directly from the warm throbbing erection of a real live model. All across the surface of the product every minute crease and wrinkle of the skin can be seen, every hair follicle on the scrotum is accounted for, and every vein which twists and branches across the shaft has been captured in full. There’s even a slight indentation at the point of the urinary meatus, and a ridge marking the remnants of the frenulum where the glans joins the shaft. The dildo is more than just an ordinary toy which you simply insert and forget about; it’s something that’s manufactured with care for those who would consider themselves to be true connoisseurs of the penis, and who will appreciate each and every facet.

Ergonomically the dildo has a rather interesting design to it, owing entirely to Pierre’s unique anatomy. Starting at the top you’ll notice that Pierre doesn’t have an especially flared glans, and this produces a nicely streamlined shape for insertion – it also means that you’re not going to feel any bump when you come to remove it, such as you might with a dildo which strongly accentuates the coronal ridge. Below the head the shaft of Pierre’s penis – and as such the dildo too – has a rather noticeable downward curve which starts approximately midway along the length. Much like with any real penis this gives you the option of picking the position and orientation that will suit you best when using it, and which will maximise your pleasure. Inserting the dildo from a doggy-style perspective means that the curve angles the head forwards towards the prostate, ensuring it makes contact with every thrust, while reversing it allows it to better follow the natural shape of the rectum and go in deeper more readily. There’s really no right or wrong way to do it, other than that which pleases you most, so it’s worth experimenting with; there’s even the option of rotating the dildo 180 or 360 degrees whilst inside if you wish. Another benefit of the curve is if you’re looking for something to practice your deep-throating technique on, as the gentle bend will help the dildo to slide down almost effortlessly as you overcome the gag-reflex. The veins along the shaft are worth commenting on briefly, because their prominence is not quite enough to produce any significant feeling during use if you were hoping for that, but overall there is a clear awareness that the surface of the dildo isn’t completely smooth. The base of the dildo is finished off by a rather large pair of balls which serve a practical purpose as well as being decorative. One thing I like about the balls is their asymmetry, in contrast to those of some of the other Fleshjack Boys, as it helps to give the dildo a little extra personality and I find it quite attractive. The weight of the balls acts to move the centre of gravity down towards the base of the dildo, and in combination with their wide footprint it creates a good amount of stability when standing the toy upright. If you plan to use the dildo this position, in a “riding” fashion, then you probably still will need to hold it in place somewhat, however there’s plenty of room on the smooth underside for a double-sided suction cup to be attached if you wish.

The dildo is manufactured from a premium medical-grade platinum silicone, which has the firmness you need for it to effortlessly hold its shape, but also the flexibility that you want for it to bend around inside your body. The build quality of the product cannot be faulted at all, and it’s completely free from mould lines or any visible surface defects.

Primarily it’s marketed as an anal dildo for the gay market, but in truth it’s a unisex product, and I’ve already converted several female reviewers I know onto the delights of the Fleshjack Boys dildos. Whether you’re a Pierre Fitch fan or not, if you’re looking for a quality realistic dildo then there’s no reason why this wouldn’t be suitable.
If I were forced to look for any negative then the only thing I’d pick up on is the drag. Because of the realistic texture of the skin it doesn’t glide quite as well as a product with a completely smooth shiny surface, so you may need to use a little extra lube. When cleaning it it’s also important to make sure that there’s no debris left in any of the areas of fine detail, but as it is silicone it’s completely safe to boil or bleach the dildo if you wish, and you can even put it in the dishwasher. Both of these minor issues can be avoided entirely, however, simply by protecting the dildo with a condom prior to usage.
All-in-all I love the Pierre Fitch dildo, and it’s one of the star pieces of my sex toy collection. I recommend  without hesitation that everyone goes out and buys one for themselves, and I’ll guarantee that you won’t regret it!

For additional images and information you can visit the official Fleshjack product page, and be sure to check out my review of the other Fleshjack Boys dildos too, as well as some photos I took of the dildos side-by-side.

The Pierre Fitch dildo is sadly no longer available at SexToys.co.uk, but it can still be purchased in the UK from Lovehoney, Simply Pleasure, SexShop365, and BuzzPinky.

Alternatively the Pierre Fitch dildo can be bought directly from Fleshjack by clicking the image below, and they ship from locations in the US, Canada, Australia, and Spain: