Aug 152013
 

B-Bomb & vibeI’ve been looking for a body safe, vibrating butt plug for awhile. Not seriously looking, but it’s on my mind when I’m window shopping. So, when Tantus sent me the B-Bomb to review, I was stoked. I opened the package with glee, read the hand written note, pulled out the stickers that came with it, and the B-Bomb. I took it outside to snap a picture for my Package of the Day, then started up my boiling pot. Time to play is always an issue for me, so it was a few days before I was able to thoroughly try it out.

The first time I slipped the B-Bomb in, I took note on how its entry was like that of the Neo. The tip makes it easy to line up, and easy to insert. The neck slopes smoothly, and neck size is great for me. There are big breaks in between my butt play, so I usually have to go slow. With the B-Bomb I didn’t have any issues with pain or being uncomfortable. It’s just enough to hold me open so I know that it’s there. Not that I usually forget when things are in my butt, but it can slip my mind every now and then. Anyways, I  thought the base would give me issues, since it’s round, but it was actually comfortable.  Considering I danced around with it in the second time I wore it, I’d say I took it for a sufficient test drive. That includes squatting, backwards tumble; think mediocre, out of shape, stripper without the pole. I didn’t feel like the plug was slipping out once (meaning I wasn’t constantly having to check it). Which is an extreme plus, because who wants to stop dancing to wash their hands over and over. Not me.

On the second day of testing, I had a serious chunk of time to play. Lately, my play time has become a precious commodity so I went all out. I grabbed my Salsa,  Acute, Vamp, O2 Revolution, Raptor XL, and H2o Sliquid. I started off small with the Acute, and had no issues with the B-Bomb. In fact it felt great. Again, I was reminded of the Neo, and how well it works with other toys. Then I moved up to the Vamp. It did well, a little bit of catching, but still no real issues. Same with the O2 Revolution. I think there wasn’t much catching with the O2 Rev because the head ridge isn’t very pronounce. Then I moved onto the Raptor XL. Talk about a tight squeeze. The Raptor XL is made from a firm silicone, slightly firmer than B-Bomb. This made things interesting when I started thrusting. The B-Bomb was holding on for dear life. Eventually I couldn’t resist, and I pointed the Raptor XL’s head down while thrusting. After a few strokes I was able to pop the B-Bomb out.

B-bomb factoids:
Overall length – 4 1/2″
Bulge circumference – 4 3/4″
Neck circumference – 3 1/4″
Base width – 2 1/8″
Vibrator length – 2 1/4″
Vibrator batteries – LR44 (watch batteries)
Vibrator circumference – 2 1/4″Depth of hole for vibe – 3″

B-bomb vibeNow onto the vibrations. It’s a cheap little bullet. No way around it. The only reason I can actually feel it when it’s in, is because of how thin the silicone is along the neck. It’s a fun little buzz in the butt, but it’s nothing that makes me go “Whoa!”. It was more like, “Oh, this is pleasant”. The buzzy vibrations were almost annoying when I was using it other toys. I did compare it to my Original Bullet, also from Tantus, and it’s less powerful and not as noisy. I could hear it when it was in, though. It wasn’t too loud, but I wouldn’t recommend wearing it in front of others if they aren’t in on your toy play. Now when I used it with my Salsa, the first thing that blared across my brain was “I wish I had a prostate”.  It was mind blowing. As corny as it sounds, I couldn’t stop saying “wow”. Even as I’m writing this, I’m thinking about when I’m going to be able to do it again. Alright, enough about that. Lube is a must when putting the bullet in the B-Bomb, because there is so much suction. It’s just a straight hole. So pulling it out without the help of lube a is serious pain.

Overall, I love the shape of the B-Bomb. It’s reminiscent of my favorite plug, the Neo. It’s a great size and shape for any time I want to play. Meaning I can go weeks without play and pop it in without warm up. That’s huge for me because I do go long periods of time without sticking things in my butt. I’m a huge fan of anything sterilizable and it always bumps a toy up in my mind. I don’t care for the vibrations. I didn’t expect much, and that’s what I got. When I used it with my Salsa it was a whole new toy. The fact that it can even fit my Salsa, is enough warm my heart, er, my butt. The vibrations of the included bullet, annoyed me when I used it with other toys, but I was surprised at how many toys it could work with. I mean it took me using the Raptor XL and basically dragging it along my perinea wall to actually pop it out. So, I like it. I’ll be using it with my Salsa from here on out, but the silicone design is awesome. That’s what really matters to me.

Thanks to Tantus for sending me the B-Bomb, in exchange for a fair and honest review!

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Jul 292013
 

FlexWhen I saw the Flex from Tantus, I was excited. I love my butt plug and dildo pairings, so to me this was an obvious choice. I mean a DP toy, made out of body safe silicone? Sounds fantastic, right? That’s what I thought. When I held the Flex in my hands for the first time, I was dubious of the anal arm. I’m not a huge fan of anal probes, and that exactly what this is. I figured, what the hell, I’ll make it work. Now I know, that if I have to make something work, it might be time to stop and really question the reason behind buying a toy. If I have to make it work, I probably don’t need it. Anyways, I grabbed my Maximus water-based lube, and slathered it on. The first position I tried, looked reminiscent of the Captain Morgan stance.  Putting in the Flex definitely takes concentration, and flexibility on my part. The anal arm constantly wants to bend and you’re literally trying to get a bulge the size of a jelly bean, into your butt, while keeping a dildo inside of you. Not easy. Especially since the dildo is nearly the same length as the anal arm. I finally figured out that doggie style (chest to the floor because I need both hands) or a strange duck stance (squat with my butt pushed out) have the higher success rate. Keep in mind I use this toy by myself, and it would be a lot easier with a partner. Especially, since having to keep the anal arm from popping out while thrusting, and away from the dildo (if it does) is extremely difficult.

Flex flexedWhen I do get it in, I’m always hopeful. For the first couple of minutes, I’m tricked into thinking “this time is going to be different”. It feels great, but then the bulges on the anal arm start to hurt. Especially because the lacking size of the dildo, it requires to me thrust hard and fast to feel anything. It’s not like I have a dead vagina when it comes to slim dildos, but because of where the dildo is connected to the arm, it’s halted by my perineum. So essentially it’s a slim, straight up and down, short dildo. Not something that I would pick out of a line up, by itself.

Here are the measurements for Flex:Flex base

Overall height – 7 1/2”
Dildo length – 5 1/4”
Dildo head circumference – 4 7/8”
Dildo shaft circumference – 4 1/2”
Anal arm length – 4 1/2
Anal arm bead circumference – 2 1/2”
Base width – 3”
Bullet length – 3”
Bullet circumference – 2”
Battery size – N1

tantus vibeThe bullet that comes with Flex is made out of plastic, and has a rubber o-ring at the bottom of the threading to make it water proof. The bullet only has two settings; on and off. The vibrations are of the buzzy variety rather than deep and rumbly. When I use the vibe by itself I’m unable to get off. As soon as I press it into my clit, the vibrations diminish and are more irritating that titillating. I can feel it vibrate the dildo and flex holeanal arm while I’m holding it, but when I have the toy in, it  just vibrates about an inch into my vag and not at all in my ass. I do like the vibrations in the beginning but because of the dense silicone, it ends up being frustrating more than anything. I end up pulling the vibe out and use the hole as a grip. I put a small amount of lube on the bullet to make insertion and retrieval easier, but if I put too much, I can literally make the bullet shoot out of the base. All I have to do is squeeze the shaft, right above the base. The farthest I’ve gotten is about 4 feet. Without lube, it’s nothing but trouble.  I tried it without lube once, and ended up having to get the needle nose pliers. The bullet didn’t break, but there is a huge gash on the side from using different things to try to get it out.

Overall, I’m less than impressed by the Flex. I think it’s great that there’s a body safe DP toy, out there, but I found the dimensions boring. I love that Tantus made a DP toy, I appreciate the effort. It’s just the two designs together aren’t fulfilling. The anal arm is too narrow and the bulges are irritating. The dildo is far too slim and short. The fact that the anal arm flings itself against the dildo, when it pops out, means that you have to stop and clean the toy. In regards to the Flex, I’ll stick to my butt plugs and dildos.

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Jun 242013
 

These plugs of three, I could not let be. To be honest, I bought these three 100% platinum silicone plugs, because I wanted to add variety to my collection. I’d browsed for plugs multiple times and these three just kept popping up. The Neo caught my attention first because I knew it would work well to get into anal play after a long hiatus. Now, I’m not usually a fan of  texture, but the Juice and Twist  surprised me. A different plug, for different moods. Each has their own usefulness and perk. All of them have some flex to them, but no so much that they’re floppy. You can squeeze them, but they are more on the firm side. This works well for long term wear and DP. Then there is the buttery soft matte finish. The drag on the surface is nearly non-existent and it holds on to water-based lubes like a champ. When I first saw these three plugs, I immediately saw them as a Tantus set.

 Neo

The Neo is my savior when it comes to getting back into anal. Personally there are weeks when I’m using my plugs nearly every day for hours on end. Then there are the weeks where life takes hold, and I’m not able to get in any butt time at all. When this happens I’m always careful about which plug I start off with. Before I got the Neo, I used Ryder (also by Tantus) to kick things off. There were times that it would work out well, but for the most part, I always ended up doing the “pain dance”. When I’m starting up with anal, the Neo’s smooth surface and tapered tip allows me to stretch safely. After I get it in place, it’s ridiculously comfortable. I wear my plugs for upwards of an hour, usually around three. The minimal base is what I love about all three of these plugs. They all have the same neck and über minimal but safe base.

Juice

Now, the Juice I was skeptical of. I honestly thought that I would “leak” while wearing this. Turns out that when wearing it, I do leak,  just not what I thought I would. I found that when I wear plugs, I eventually get hit with gas. I would say 90% of the time I’m always asking myself one question when this happens. “Am I going to push the plug out?” Not with the Juice. The texture running along the body, allows me to pass gas! When I first figured this out, I was cooking dinner and all of a sudden a bubble of gas violently descended. So while I was stirring the pasta I bent over slightly and started to sway my hips. I figured if this helped me pass gas when I was pregnant, why not now? And, it worked! It wasn’t a huge fart, but more of a slow gas leak. Even better in my opinion. Especially since farting with a plug in, can sound extra gross because of lube around the neck. The texture feels amazing internally too. I love that I get a little something extra with every movement.

Twist 

This one I bought for sheer novelty. I couldn’t pass it up, but I didn’t think I could get it in. I was determined though. I womaned up and grabbed my lube. First I tried to “screw” it in. No go. It ended up just twisting my asshole around (yes, it was as painful as it sounds). The second time I went with the only other alternative, head on. I was scared of the texture.The distance between the threading is 1/4″ and the height is 1/8″, but it looks more intimidating in person. I mean if screwing it in hurt, how’s this going to be better? The answer is the soft curves. The soft ridges were gentler than anal beads in my opinion.  After I got it in, I wiggled my hips, made a figure eight, and wow. The texture felt amazing. When I have it in, the texture can be felt vaginally. Which is perfect for that something extra when you’re partaking in DP (double penetration).  The corkscrew made it so the Twist moved with my body, rather than feeling like it was snagging my colon. Even when removing it, the sensations made me quiver. I like the Twist, but I can only take it on if I’ve had anal play either earlier in the week or the day before.

The Base & Neck

I am in love with the base of these three plugs. The minimalistic design is fantastic for long term wear. I wear plugs while sitting, standing, driving, cleaning, the list goes on. One thing that tends to bother me is the base. Not with these plugs. The minimal base cuts down on chafing and painful sitting. I haven’t had them twist on me either, since the base sits so close to the body. The base for the three are nearly identical. The width of the base is the same for all three at 7/8″. The base length for both the Neo and Twist is 3″, but the Juice’s base length is 2 3/4″. Honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference while I wearing them. The necks of the these plugs are all the same at 3 1/2″ circumference. I think it’s the perfect width for long term wear or for getting back in the game. I wouldn’t use these plugs to warm up for a large dildo though. I do use them to open up for a larger plug.

The one thorn in my side…

There is one thing I didn’t like about all three of these plugs, and that’s the smell. For some reason they all came smelling strongly of plastic. I boiled them, bleached, and covered them in a baking soda paste. The smell diminished greatly, but it’s still apparent. After use, it retains the smell even after sterilization. I leave them out for a day and the ass smell is gone, but the plastic smell is still there. I was curious, so I did a flame test on the Neo’s base, with three matches, and it passed. I had no doubt in my mind that a Tantus product would pass, but I just wanted to check.

Overall

I am in love with these plugs. Even my Ryder (my first plug) has been benched by these plugs. The size of the three plugs are nearly all the same and they work regardless of when it last was, that I stuck an inanimate object into my butt. I love that they are silicone, because I LOVE sterilizable materials. Their flexibility mixed with their velvety smooth, matte finish makes them so comfortable to insert and wear. The minimal but fully functioning base design, makes wearing it in public a breeze, since you don’t have to reach in your pants to check it. I’m glad that I went with all three, even though it may seem excessive. I love being able to ask myself “Who am I going to play with today?”.

DO NOT USE WITH SILICONE LUBE, it may damage the toy. If you’re hell bent, spot test where it isn’t insertable.

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