Tantus Cush O2 Review

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I can’t believe that I’ve reviewed so many toys since Wetlandia was created, and yet, I’ve only written about about 5 dildos, out of which one was a feeldoe, and another — a dildo with a handle. So let me present to you one more good ol’ dildo: the Cush O2 by Tantus.

 

While in many ways Cush O2 is just a dildo: it’s harness-compatible, it doesn’t have a hole for a bullet vibe, it doesn’t have a suction cup, at the same time Cush O2 is so much more. There’s nothing simple or predictable about it. First of all, it’s made of the dual density Tantus silicone, which makes it squishier and softer, more realistic and less harsh to the body and the vaginal or anal walls. It has a little bit of a texture to it, a pronounced coronal ridge and a few grooves further down the shaft. Let me be clear from the very start. This is a monster of a dildo. It’s 7″ long and has is 1.75″ in diameter. Please, get a ruler and check these dimensions before ordering. Also, maybe sleep on it? Many people have bigger eyes than vaginas or asses. Which is to say that you might think you want a dildo this big, but it might not be the case. If you are unsure whether you can handle 1.75″, I’d recommend the Flurry O2, which is similar to the Cush, but is only 1.5″ thick.

The material

The Cush O2 is made of a matte dual density Tantus silicone. Tantus products are known for their super high-quality materials and production standards. Unlike Alan O2, which was a very realistic dildo that felt a little tacky, because it didn’t have the matte finish the Cush has, Cush O2 is very velvety. The colors of this beauty are just gorgeous. Pastel pink, violet or blue, with different shades and hints. While this dildo is super girthy and has just a little bendiness to it, it’s squishy and its girth doesn’t feel as excessive. But keep in mind that if you are looking for a super real-life and squishy silicone, you might need to check out the VixSkin silicone, by Vixen Creations.

Another thing to never forget is that the silicone of Cush need a loooot of lubrication. Get yourself a big bottle of water-based or hybrid lube and don’t be shy to reapply as much lube as needed. If you plan on using it anally, I’d strongly recommend using a lube-shooter and lubing up your ass thoroughly before inserting this toy.

The shape

Tantus Cush O2 DildoAs I mentioned, the Cush O2 is an impressive dick. It doesn’t have a g-spot curve, but its ridges and girth stimulate the g-spot really well. Its 7″ allow you to have a good hold of it and have enough length to be able to comfortably hold the dildo in your hands and thrust in and out. What I like about the Cush is the shape of the head, and its softness, which is very gentle to my cervix (unlike other long dildos or vibes) and never causes ouch-y sensations.

If you want to used the Cush for strap-on sex, you will need a bigger O-ring. I couldn’t really use it with the stretchy O-ring of the Joque Harness, because I didn’t want to force the harness to hard and maybe rip it, and it doesn’t look like other SpareParts harnesses are compatible with it either. Keep in mind that while the material of the dildo is softer, the ridges can feel too harsh if you go at it right away, so I’d warm up with another dildo and go slow. Otherwise it might scratch the vaginal walls or the rectum too much, if you’re fucking too hard with it with no preparation.

How does it feel

Cush O2 has received stellar reviews from many other sex bloggers. If never ceases to amuse and excite my g-spot. It might not be my everyday dildo I can pop inside of me right away, it does need warm up with a smaller toy, but when I do work my way up to using it, it’s always spectacular. I love squeezing it with my vaginal walls while using a clitoral vibe.

While I haven’t used it anally, since I can’t quite accommodate its size in there, its squishiness probably makes the girth feel much less intense and much more pleasant. If you dislike textured anal toys, you might want to avoid the Cush though.

Another thing I have to say about the Cush is that it will be a great warm up for fisting, because of its size.

Things to consider

I’ve read a couple of reviews saying that the ridges of the dildo ended up right at the vaginal opening, so using the toy was actually painful. If you know that you are sensitive to texture, or if you know you have a more shallow vagina and can’t take in a great amount of length, you should probably just pick another Tantus O2 dildo.

In conclusion

Cush O2 isn’t a legendary dildo for no reason. It’s a jolly big ol’ semi-realistic cock that has enough firmness to stimulate the g-spot, but not too much to feel unpleasant. I am a sworn fan of the Tantus dual density O2 silicone line and the Cush only confirmed that. But if you have any doubts that you can take a dildo of its dimensions, I’d always start with its smaller sibling, the Flurry O2.

You can get it from Tantus, Shevibe or Peepshowtoys

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TRUSKYN Tru Feel Dildo Review

If you’ve ever used a dildo or any sex toy, one issue that comes up time and time again is firmness. Often silicone sex toys are extremely firm and feel too hard and plastic-y. Not that a dildo should necessarily feel like a penis — sometimes different materials such as glass or steel can feel amazing and bring new sensations. But still — a lot of vulva-owners really dig the squishy softness that humans have to their flesh. Super firm dildos can be really chafing, not to mention downright painful. This is why the adult industry has been trying to sell us a bunch or “real-feel” toys, most of which made of really questionable materials. Most of the time if a sex toy is super soft and realistic, this means that it’s simply made of some soft of termoplastic elastomer and is porous, ergo not entirely body-safe. Many brands come up with their own materials and call them cyberskin, or c-flex, silla-gel or whatever on earth name they chose for their poisons. They aim to confuse the consumer and avoid the actual question: “What is it made of?”. This is why raised my eyebrows the first time I saw “TRUSKYN” by Doc Johnson. I’ve already reviewed one item from the line, a penis stroker, and I’ve had my inner doubts whether Doc wasn’t pulling our leg again. But indeed, their TRUSKYN line is made by a dual density silicone.

Which is fantastic news, since this thing is so ridiculously squishy and pleasant! I’ve tried dual density silicone formulas before — by Tantus and by Vixen, and this is by far the softest and the squishiest toy I’ve tried. At the same time, if you are freaked out by realism, most of their dildo models are in fact non-realistic. This is why I chose to review the Tru Feel, it looked funky and different.

Packaging

The Tru Feel Dildo arrives in a tasteful box, and contains a storage bag and a lube. I threw away the latter instantaneously, because it contains propylene glycol. The dildo also comes with a little package of powder. Because of the softer density of the silicone on the outside, after you wash it, it can feel a little tacky. So they recommend that you powder it up, to get back that skin-like finish. I wouldn’t use the powder for anything in the world, since it’s kind of difficult to wash off, and I don’t want any of that sh*t going into my vagina. Yes, without the powder, the dildo won’t feel as velvety to the touch, but you are going to use it, right, not squeeze it as a stress ball, and the tackiness of the material isn’t anything you’re going to feel when you actually use it. In any case you will need to wash off the powder before using the dildo, so unless you are going to hold in your hands the dildo in-between uses, I don’t see any point in using the powder.

Specifications

The Tru Feel Dildo comes in black or blue. It’s a medium to small size dildo of total length of 6.5″, out of which 5.5″ are insertable and it’s 1.5″ wide (in diameter). It has small balls, which, like the dildo, are non-realistic. It doesn’t have a suction cup, but it is harness-compatible and anal-safe. It has s texture to it, enough to make you feel something upon insertion, but not too much to actually be painful or unpleasant.

How does it feel?

TRUSKYN Tru Feel Dildo

Because of its size and how squishy the silicone is I find the Tru Feel dildo a great choice for warm-up or for people who don’t like girthy or super long toys. It’s a fantastic choice for a first dildo, or for someone who only has firm dildos and wants to try something softer. The bendiness and pliability of the material also makes it superb for strap on sex, especially if you are new to it. Firstly, the base of the dildo is also soft, so it’s not going to uncomfortably press against and bruise the pubic mound of the person wearing it, and secondly, if you are not really good at aiming and don’t have a whole lot of experience with using a strap-on on someone, this dildo is not going to hurt them an unpleasant way while pounding. It’s also really enjoyable for anal sex experience: both for pegging or for anal play. It’s almost a butt-plug-like, since it gets narrow at the base.

Video

Check out this video to get a better idea of how squishy and flexible this dildo is.

In a nutshell

This is a fabulous dildo for anyone who likes dildos on the smaller side, or who prefers really soft, squishy and flexible toys. It’s great for both vaginal and anal sex, solo or partnered use, handheld or with a strap-on. It’s the most realistic (in feel) silicone toy for this price. Unless you are looking for something with a prominent g-spot curve, I would say the Tru Feel Dildo is a great choice. If you want something slightly curved and more girthy, you should check out the Tru Curve instead. The Tru Feel dildo sells for $44 and as much as I love Tantus dildos, they’re much firmer and maybe not a really good choice for everybody.

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Tantus Alan O2 Dildo Review

Tantus Alan O2

The bullet vibrator actually doesn’t stick out at all, I wanted to have it visible for the picture, that’s why it’s not pushed all the way in.

Alan… Dear Alan, I was so freaked out when I first opened the package from Tantus and saw… you. Staring at me from the transparent Tantus box. All realistic, veiny, lots of detail, average-sized dildo with zero curve to it. A straight dick in a box. Oh, boy, what did I sign up for?

To give you some context, I do own a fair number of Tantus toys in my personal toy box. But most of them are among their older creations: some of which are discontinued, some of which are just old news in this community. I needed my posts to be relevant, and most importantly, to be review things one can actually purchase. I don’t need to brag that I have the whole Tantus Alumina line and you can’t get it anywhere now. Ooops, I just did it! But at least I didn’t write a whole post about it and rub it in your face. So while I was exchanging emails with the Tantus team about which of their products I wanted to review, I clearly had to pick the Rumble (a review coming up soon) and I definitely needed to ask for a dual density silicone toy, since I don’t own one. So I was up for a surprise when it came to which toy it would actually be.

I came back from my trip to New York where I had spent the weekend at the Sexual Health Expo, and there was this wonderful surprise from Tantus in my mail. But I was not mentally prepared for Alan. For whatever reason my first thought was: Wow, that’s an ugly toy. I hope it doesn’t suck, because I would hate to give Tantus a bad rep. For whatever reason I thought that this dildo was doomed and the lack of pronounced (or any!) g-spot curve wouldn’t do anything for me.

Packaging

All Tantus products come in this very neutral, plain box that shows you what’s actually inside. Bear in mind, this particular box is huge. It’s not like your regular Tantus dildo box, that can easily fit in a wine bag. And that’s because the product comes with a suction cup and a bullet vibe included. Which makes Alan and it’s bigger brother Sam the only two vibrating O2 dildos by Tantus, and the only two O2 ones that are suction cup compatible. Which is a big deal, as you will see later in the review. The package doesn’t include any storage bag, and truth be told, Tantus doesn’t really need it. It’s not made of TPR, or jelly, it’s good quality silicone. It can touch other toys, their products are sturdy and kick-ass, so even if there’s another heavy toy on top of them they’re not gonna get deformed.

Okay, what’s that O2 thing I keep ranting about?

Tantus makes silicone toys with two different silicone formulas. Their original silicone is harder, and has very little squish or give to it. The O2 dual density silicone, the one Alan is made of, feels more like a real penis, it’s softer and more bendy. When I unboxed Alan, and first touched it, I was… underwhelmed. I don’t know why I thought it should be more squishy and soft. But then during use, Alan proved me completely wrong (again). It was actually exactly as soft as I needed it to be. Anything softer was not going to apply enough pressure and give me as much pleasure.

So Alan had lots of tricks and surprises up its sleeve. All of my first impressions were so, so wrong.

What is it like?

Tantus Alan O2

The new O2 vibes (Alan, Sam, the Uncuts) are… very realistic. They have veins, and pores, and you can even see the frenulum very clearly. To the extent that all these models can be a little triggering for some people, because they’re lifelike to an extent that it can be creepy (the Uncanny Valley theory was pointed out to me by my partner who freaked out when he saw Alan for the first time). I personally have no problem with realism in dildos. As it turned out, actually my vagina really likes realistic dildos. They feel… familiar. They evoke a – Well, hello again, I think we’ve met before, I like you! – response in my body.

Despite how boring, and average sized a dildo (with its 1.54″ diameter and 6.5″ insertable length) Alan seems to be, it is not. It is so much more than meets the eye. It just feels absolutely natural. Long enough to be comfortable for me to hold it and use it by myself, girthy enough to be filling, while at the same time not being a challenge to take in right away.

The newer O2s are unlike the first generation O2s which had a matte shaft and glossy silicone penis glans. The whole toy is made of the same material in this case. It feels a bit more tacky and definitely attracts all the dirt, fluff, dust and hair. Alan is different from most Tantus dildos in another way: it still has a flared base, but a much smaller one. It’s teardrop shaped, like the one on Slick. Which makes Alan almost unable to stand upright. Which is a little annoying, because one of the great features dildos have is their ability to stand upright and dry out or wait for you to reach out for them without actually touching any surfaces (very hygienic and handy if you’re using several toys per play session or just drying out toys after cleaning them). Sadly, Alan usually loses its balance and falls down after a bit. So you will need some tray to leave it in while drying.

How can one use it?

Tantus Alan O2

What I love about Alan is that it’s really versatile. It can be used just as a dildo, but it’s also suction cup compatible, which allows for some great hands-free dildo riding. You can attach it to a flat plastic, wooden or metal chair and ride on it, or have it attached to a vertical surface, such as the wall in your shower (the suction works particularly well on bathroom tiles). I love using it that way, it adds up to the realistic feeling of being penetrated, and also leaves my hands free for using a wand vibrator on my clit, while humping the dildo.

And here’s what’s unique about Alan (and I assume Sam as well). The hole that holds the bullet vibe is really deep. Which means that the whole vibe can go in all the way, not stick out in the same fashion vibes tend to stick out a little bit of other Tantus dildos. Which means that you can have the vibe in while using the dildo with a strap on and not get your mons hurt or bruised by the sticking end of the vibe. That feature makes it extremely difficult to remove the bullet afterwards and switch to the suction cup. So my trick is that when I use the bullet, I lube the hole thoroughly making the vibe easier to extract. Don’t use lube with the suction cup because you actually need that friction for it to work, and it’s also not that difficult to remove.

Alan is a good one for anal play and pegging. It’s not beginner friendly, but it’s not too challenging either. The softness of the material and lack of any ridges or well-expressed bumps makes it a really good butt toy.

A few words about the vibe. It is battery operated and comes with a 1.5 V Type battery included (like any other vibrator by Tantus). It’s a single speed vibe that’s also waterproof. You can use it separately for clitoral stimulation and it’s quite good at that because it’s very pinpointed. But don’t get me wrong, it’s not We-Vibe Tango, and when inserted in the toy it clearly feels weaker. So if you own a more powerful bullet vibe, there’s nothing that stops you from using it with any Tantus dildo.

Last thoughts

Alan taught me that I cannot judge a toy entirely by its looks, nor even by how it feels in my hands. It surprised me in many delightful ways and I am thankful to Tantus for giving it to me to review. It showed me how narrow-minded I was when it came to dildos and their shapes. Alan might look like a boring unimpressive dildo, but it’s not. It’s full of pleasant delights. It comes in 3 colors: cream, cocoa, and mocha (the one in my pictures is cocoa). It might look like a splurge at $129.00, but this is a really good value pack, because it includes the suction cup (which otherwise is $33.60 alone).

Often Tantus toys are on sale and if you want to get you Alan on some awesome deal, check regularly my SALES page.

Disclaimer: Alan O2 was generously provided to me by Tantus in exchange for my honest review. I My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By using them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.


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