Tantus Tulip

The Tantus Tulip is one my favourite butt plugs in my collection. It was sent to me as my first item to review for the lovely people at Sextoys.co.uk
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The packaging for Tantus products is very tasteful and minimalist; the toy comes inside a clear plastic box with some information printed on the outside, allowing you to clearly see the item within. My first impression upon removing it from the box and inspecting it was that it had this wonderful metallic violet colour, which they call “purple haze.”
The Tulip is made from Tantus’s own “Ultra Premium Silicone” formula, which feels quite similar to the “Premium Silicone” used in the Doc Johnson toys I own. The plug is 100% platinum silicone all the way through, and moulded in one solid piece with no seams, leaving a completely smooth shiny surface. The flexibility of the material eliminates any discomfort which you might expect from trying to insert it, but it’s also firm enough to push through any resistance in the muscle with ease, and without losing its shape. Like other products made from this material, it does have a slight sweet artificial-fruity smell to it, which isn’t unpleasant at all.
The toy is 1 5/8″ in diameter at the widest point on the bulb, and the unique tulip-shape seems to neither aid nor hinder insertion, but it does feel incredibly comfortable when inside. Other butt plugs I’ve tried tend to become progressively more uncomfortable over time, but I could wear this one happily for hours. The Tulip has a good length neck on it, measuring around 1 1/4″ from the bulb to the base. The base itself features an hourglass-shape, which comfortably nestles between the buttocks, making it even more suitable if you’re planning to spend some time walking around while wearing it. The taper on the reverse is somewhat blunt, so you wouldn’t want to attempt to remove it too sharply, but with some gentle coaxing it’s not a problem to take out.
The price of the Tulip is under $20, which is great value for money for such a high quality material, and well-made product.
I’d recommend it without hesitation to anyone looking for either their first butt plug, or just another one to add to their collection.
You can buy the Tulip directly from Tantus for a limited time.

Rocks Off Ass-Berries Blackberry

When I first caught site of the Blackberry I found its whole appearance to be irresistible, and I immediately knew that I had to have one. What could be cuter than a vibrating butt plug fashioned after a wild fruit?

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When the product arrived I was very impressed by the overall appearance. The Blackberry came packaged inside a sturdy black cardboard box, with a clear plastic viewing window at the front. Inside the box the item is clipped securely into a plastic tray adorned with the company logo, which makes it the perfect place to store your toy when not in use, safely away from unwanted dust.
The plug itself is very attractive, closely mimicking the shape of a wild blackberry, with lots of nodules across the surface providing points of interest. There is one discreet mould line running around the length, but this is largely disguised by all the detailing.
The material used in the manufacturing is a type of silicone used in all Rocks Off products, which is completely odourless. I found this blend of silicone to be noticeably firmer than the silicone used in products by Tantus and Doc Johnson.
The plug is quite short, and also quite blunt, meaning you may wish to first loosen yourself up with something else prior to inserting it, if you’re not someone who regularly uses anal toys. I found that because of the blunt shape and the firm silicone, it wasn’t the most comfortable toy to insert, even when well lubed. Once inside, however, the compact shape made it made it quite pleasant to wear. Beneath the bulbous berry part of the plug is a rather short neck, the result of which is that a significant portion of the base seems to be pulled into the body when the muscles tighten down onto it. The base itself is one area where there may be a possible design flaw; it’s not very big at all, both in length and in that the diameter is only marginally less than the widest point on the berry part. This presents the real risk that if you’re not careful you could push too hard and lose the whole thing inside you. There also isn’t very much to grab onto when you’re trying to take it out after you’ve had enough.
The vibration is powered by the RO-80mm bullet, which can be removed and used separately if desired. The bullet is held in place very snuggly and can be difficult to extract without a lot of twisting, tugging, and wiggling, as the tight fit forms a vacuum inside. The entire toy is waterproof, so removing the bullet during routine washing isn’t a necessity. The vibrations produce a pleasant tingly feeling inside, but don’t travel too far due to the shape of the toy. I would have preferred a stronger sensation, as it feels as though a fair amount of the vibrations from the bullet are absorbed and dampened by the thick silicone body of the plug. Whilst wearing the plug I found the bullet a little difficult to operate, mainly because of how firmly the button needed to be pressed to switch it on and off. Unfortunately part of the bullet does protrude from the base of the plug, meaning you can’t sit down whilst wearing it, and the bullet does produce a level of noise which could be heard in a quiet room, in case you were considering wearing it in public.
Over all it’s a good product, especially to look at, but you get the impression that aesthetic considerations came before practical ones in some areas, which does let the toy down somewhat. For the amount of money it costs it’s a pretty nice item to have in your collection.
The Blackberry is available from SexToys.co.uk, and Honour

Rocks Off Bad Boy

Having tried dildos and butt plugs before, vibrating prostate massage seemed like the next logical step. Rocks Off do a whole range of these toys, including the Naughty Boy, Rude Boy, Cheeky Boy, Bad Boy, Big Boy and Butt Boy. I decided to go for the Bad Boy, because the bumps looked intriguing, and I chose it in red because it’s my favourite colour. These products tend to divide opinions quite strongly, between those who can fit the hooked shape, and those who find it utterly impractical.
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When the product arrived I was very impressed by the overall appearance. The Bad Boy came packaged inside a sturdy black cardboard box, with a clear plastic viewing window at the front. Inside the box the item is clipped securely into a plastic tray adorned with the manufacturer’s logo, which makes it the perfect place to store your toy when not in use, safely away from unwanted dust.
Aesthetically it’s quite an attractive piece; I bought mine in a stunning scarlet shade. The product has more or less a horseshoe shape, with lots of bulges along the length of the insertable portion – which averages 1.5″ in diameter – and some nodules near to the bullet, designed to stimulate the perineum. There is a visible mould line running around the length of the toy, but it feels quite smooth.
The material used in the manufacturing is a type of silicone used in all Rocks Off products, which is completely odourless. I found this blend of silicone to be noticeably firmer than the silicone used in products by Tantus and Doc Johnson. The surface is very slightly rough, so you may wish to use a little extra lube, and the material didn’t offer a great deal of flexibility whilst using the toy.
The size of the tip makes insertion an ease at the beginning, but I soon found the hook shape of it to be a hindrance, and despite numerous attempts I was never able to insert it fully so that the final resting position resembled the diagram on the box. The tip of it seemed to have gone as far as there was physically room, and further pressure to insert the remainder only caused internal discomfort. The problem would seem to be that everyone’s anatomy varies to an extent, but toys like this must follow a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I would advise trying to manually locate the prostate using a digit before buying this toy; if you struggle to reach it then you probably have a deeper prostate and would benefit from the shape of the product, but if you can reach it easily then your prostate is probably in a more shallow position, and you might also have difficulty fitting the Bad Boy, and would benefit from something more conventionally shaped. The result of not being able to insert it fully was that it generally felt uncomfortable to wear. As half of it was hanging out it failed to stay in place very well and I was unable to sit on it to attempt generate stimulation from a rocking motion. The area of the toy designed to stimulate the perineum did not sit flush with that part of the body, and barely came into contact with it at all, meaning I did not benefit from this aspect of the design at all.
The vibration is powered by the RO-80 bullet, which can be removed and used separately if desired. The bullet is held in place very snuggly and can be difficult to extract without a lot of twisting, tugging, and wiggling, as the tight fit forms a vacuum inside. The entire toy is waterproof, so removing the bullet during routine washing isn’t a necessity. The vibrations did seem to travel the length of the toy, to the point that I felt a tingling inside, but none of which seemed to cause any pleasurable sensations in the prostate, even after prolonged usage. The part of the toy which vibrates the most strongly is the part which remains outside the body, as that’s where the bullet is located. By the time the vibrations travel from the source, through the length of the toy, and into the body they seem to weaken to a fair degree, being absorbed and dampened along the way. For this reason I feel a fully integrated vibrating function would have been better served than a removable bullet. The functions of the bullet are limited, with the only options being off, or on and vibrating constantly at one speed. There are no speeds or patterns of pulsations to choose from, which is disappointing. The bullet is generally quite easy to operate whilst inside the toy, as the shape puts the button in an accessible position, and the bullet is quiet enough that no one will hear it in the next room.
Overall it’s an attractive product, but the shape isn’t going to work for everyone. If you’ve never used a prostate massager before, then try a more traditional design first to see if that hits the spot. If you think you can accommodate the hooked shape then this might be the product you’re looking for.
The Bad Boy is available from Lovehoney U.S, Lovehoney UK, and Esmale – where you can get an extra 10% off by using the code ‘INCEND10’ at the checkout.

Doc Johnson “The Tool”

The Tool by Doc Johnson was the first ever sex toy I purchased, and it remains one of my favourites to this day. I never used to be that crazy about the idea of bottoming during anal sex, having only ever tried putting a finger inside myself before, so when I decided that it was time for that to change, I went in search of an anal dildo, and this is what I settled on. As a complete anal virgin at the time I couldn’t have been happier with my choice. Despite some expected resistance initially, once the toy was inside not only was it comfortable, but it introduced me to a whole new variety of fun.
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The Tool comes presented in some rather nice packaging, as can be seen above. An a outer cardboard box surrounds an inner plastic insert, which holds the dildo in place like a cocoon. After discarding the cardboard I found the plastic useful to keep as storage for the toy, protecting it from dust and mingling with other items in my drawer.
The first thing I noticed when I removed it from the box was that it had this wonderfully sweet fruity aroma to the silicone. It is advertised as being “odourless” and so would fail this on a technical point, but I would make no complaint over the matter. 
The next thing to draw my attention was the size, something which is often difficult to judge from photos alone. Measuring in at 7″ long and 1.5″ in diameter, it’s nothing too alarming, meaning it’s still in the realm of suitability for a beginner, albeit it at the upper end of that. The thickness makes it realistically comparable to a penis, if that’s what you were aiming for, and which also comes in handy if you want to protect it with a condom during use, as it’ll stay in place. 
The product is made from Doc Johnson’s proprietary blend of platinum silicone, which is firm enough for it to hold its shape well, but which is still flexible enough that it’ll sway from side to side if you shake it in your hand, and can be bent and squeezed as much as you like. When inside you the silicone is soft enough to gently cushion any clenching of the muscles against it, adding to the comfort.
The toy is moulded entirely in one piece, meaning a completely smooth surface free from mould lines. The tapered tip of the toy makes it perfect for anal use, and with a little water-based lube it’ll slip in like a charm, even if you’ve never put anything in there before. The smooth body allows it to slide back and forth seamlessly, and the flex in it allows it to bend to your shape as you adjust it to probe deeper. 
One of my favourite discoveries was the way in which the silicone 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 base of the toy is slightly flared, to prevent any mishaps, though for most the length of the toy is enough to eliminate the risk of it becoming lost inside the body. The base is also completely smooth and flat, which has the property of causing it to stick to other flat surfaces if you push down firmly enough, which can be handy.
All-in-all it’s a fantastic anal dildo, and one which I recommend to all of my friends without hesitation.

The Doc Johnson Tool is available in blue or purple and can be purchased from SexShop365.