When it comes to using the Hank the dildo is nice and easy to insert, and the shiny head helps it to glide inside the body with very little resistance. As the head isn’t too bulbous and has a slight taper to it it’s great for anal use, especially for beginners who would want to avoid anything larger than this. The streamlined head does mean that you don’t get that “pop” that’s often associated with using a toy anally, but slight flare of the corona is enough that you can feel a little bump as the muscle passes over it. Once inside the toy does feel incredibly comfortable, and you can squeeze against it as hard as you like with your muscles, and the soft material will cushion and absorb the pressure. You also get the sense that the material is flexible enough to conform to the shape of your body, and not the other way around. As you go deeper with the toy you’ll encounter the matte surface of the shaft, which has a little more drag to it than with the shiny head, but which holds lube very well. This difference is noticeable when thrusting with the toy, especially if you typically only use shiny-surfaced dildos, but personally I didn’t find it that significant; the Hank still glided smoothly and felt pleasant. The veins running along the shaft aren’t something that you can really feel during use, at least they’re not something that you can feel specifically. It’s possible that the texture of them, along with the matte finish, combines to produce that slight feeling of drag, but I think they’re mostly aesthetic. As you play with the dildo for longer you’ll notice how pleasantly warm it begins to feel as it absorbs your body heat, which helps it to feel more realistic. One thing I was sceptical about was whether or not the slight curve in the shaft would be enough to stimulate the prostate at all, and I’m pleased to say that it does. It’s not the most intense stimulation, but provided you angle the curve the right way when inserting the dildo, you can feel the head of it glancing against the prostate with every thrust, which actually feels quite nice. This feature helps to compensate for the fact that the dildo isn’t that thick. Typically I prefer something that feels a little more filling inside and stretches the muscles a bit on the outside, but the light teasing of the prostate with every thrust definitely made it enjoyable enough to keep playing with. One of my favourite things about the Hank is actually its short length, which means it’s very easy to insert it all the way down to the base. If you’ve be using it by squatting over it and riding it, then it’s possible to take a pause and just sit on it, without having to remove it. Another pleasant discovery I made in this process is that it’s also possible to wear the Hank like a butt plug. The base of the shaft narrows quite a bit as it reaches the balls, and when you have the dildo fully inserted you’re able to grab this notch and squeeze it with your muscles in order to hold the dildo inside. It’s even possible to walk around like this, just as long as you don’t use too much lube, which can be quite amusing.
The dildo is very easy to clean after use. Like any toy it can simply be washed with anti-bacterial soap and hot water, but as it’s silicone and non-porous it’s also able to be sterilised. This can be done by popping it into the dishwasher, wiping it down with a 10% bleach solution, or by boiling it in a pan of water for a couple of minutes. When caring for your silicone dildo it’s also important to only use water-based lubricants.
Overall I’m really pleased with the Hank, and I’d definitely be inclined to recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality realistic dildo in a realistic size, and especially as someone’s first dildo. It’s another great product from Tantus that’s really worth the price. The only thing I would say, however, is that if you’re someone who values size above all else, then the Hank may be too small for your needs.
You can buy the Hank from SexToys.co.uk
It’s also available directly from Tantus.
The vortex texture has a ridged central canal, with the raised areas following a spiral pattern down the length. Looking inside there is a visible seam running along the texture, but the material is so soft that its presence is irrelevant. Just slipping a finger inside allows you to get a feeling for the texture, and already you can tell that it’s going to be exciting. In terms of tightness, the internal diameter of the canal is narrower than the original texture where the raised ridged areas are, but it feels slightly wider in the grooves between the ridges. The result is that is pretty much balances out, and there isn’t a noticeable different in tightness between the two. The width of the canal is supposed to repeatedly shrink slightly and then expand again, down the length of it, but had I not read about it then I don’t believe I would have been aware of this. The changes are not dramatic enough to have an impact. When using the vortex it manages to simultaneously feel more stimulating than the original texture, but also less intense, which probably sounds like a confusing thing to say. Because the original texture was smooth, the whole surface of it applies equal pressure to the entire penis continually, during every thrust. This constant stimulation can be almost overwhelming, but with the vortex only the raised areas apply the most pressure, so at any one time only about 50% of the penis is experiencing the maximum amount of pressure, while the other 50% is getting some relief, so the cumulative effect is a less intense feeling. Where it feels more stimulating is that you really do notice the texture, I found certain areas of the penis were more aware of it than others, namely around the coronal ridge. Because of the slightly bumpy ride, you do experience a different sensation; the original texture would be like a straight line on a graph, with every thrust feeling uniform, whereas the vortex would have more peaks and troughs, with different areas of the penis being stimulated the most at different times. It was a really refreshing change to the original texture, which I had begun to grow bored of, and I definitely found it more enjoyable and pleasurable to use.
The lovely people at SexToys.co.uk sent me this toy to test. What really appealed to me about it was the unusual spherical shape, opposed to the traditional conical shape most butt plugs come in.
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The plug itself is constructed in two layers; there’s a thin outer shell made of a rather tough vinyl-like material, and this in turn is filled with a flexible rubber centre, leaving the only mould line hidden below the base. When squeezing the plug you can feel that the two layers aren’t completely fused together, and it’s possible to pinch the outer skin between a thumb and forefinger, independent of the rubber core. As it’s possible to bend the plug in places, I would be worried about the potential for the outer layer to split at some point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: