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Review: Tantus Dipper

Tantus makes many of my favorite and most lusted-for products. Based in California, they use only the highest medical grade silicone for their toys. This is one of my favorite features on any toy, and Tantus toys are no different.

Tantus also makes some of my favorite anal toys around. The Tantus Dipper sold at FunLove.com is a toy I’ve been looking at for quite some time. My love of anal toys is no secret around here and the thought of a Tantus-designed toy that was specifically for my butt made me drool.

One thing I find amusing about the design of the Dipper is how similar it looks to those honey pot dippers. That’s probably where it got it’s name though. All the designers and marketing people were sitting around the conference room table and somebody said, “Hey it looks like a honey dipper. Let’s call it that.” Or maybe not. I don’t know. I just like to think I’m funny.

When you get the Dipper in your hands the first thing you’re acutely aware of is the ridges in the insertable, pointed part of the toy. These are some serious ridges and definitely not for the anal newbie. In fact, I’d bet that most anal virgins and newbies are terrified of this thing just looking at it. Rightfully so too. The total length of the toy is just under 5 1/2 inches and the ridged insertable portion is roughly 2 3/4 inches.

I used some good quality silicone/water-based hybrid lubricant on the ridged, insertable portion. My preferred and favorite hybrid lubricant is Wet Synergy. I made sure that the ridged part was well coated and slowly attempted insertion. The pointy tip of the toy makes it easy to pinpoint where you want to put it, but right after you get past the pointy tip you really get tested. I suggest that your butt is really, really warmed up before using this toy. Either that or be an advanced anal player. This thing does not go in with one attempt thanks to the ridges. With some slow breathing, good lube and clitoral stimulation (aids in relaxation for me) I was able to finally pop the full insertable portion into my butt. At it’s widest point, the Dipper’s ridged part is 1 1/2 inches.

The round end can also be used for insertion, but I found it works better as a handle than anything. Due to having no real easy way to insert a purely round end, the pointy tip of the ridged section makes for easier insertion. Easy being relative here.

Once inserted I found there wasn’t much I could do with this. The taper in the middle of the insertable, ridged end is not as slow as the taper closer to the end so I couldn’t thrust this toy at all like I usually like to. The smooth neck will allow your anal sphincter to relax around it. I was able to thrust this a little thanks to that smooth portion, but I felt like I was more ramming my asshole from the inside than anything.

Like I mentioned before, the ridges are really something else. This takes a really brave soul to attempt using this toy. You feel each and every one of those ridges as you work this inside your ass. No doubt about that. I mean, I liked that I could feel it, but if the ridges were slightly less pronounced I feel this would have a wider appeal and probably get more use from me in the future. Plus I would love if the smooth neck was a bit longer as well. I like to thrust my anal toys, as if I’m being fucked in the ass. Static use anal toys are better suited for butt plugs in my opinion. Something more as a warm up or decoration.


Did I like the Tantus Dipper sold at FunLove.com? Yes, I did. The great medical grade silicone is firm and yet easy to clean. You can boil it or put it in a 10% bleach solution if you’re worried about bacteria. The pointed end makes it easy to find where you want to put it, but the ridges are challenging at best and painful at worst. Take some time and ease into this toy and you may find that you love it. I know I’ll be using it again even with the ridges. What can I say, I like a little bit of pain mixed with my pleasure.

Review: Flexi Felix by Fun Factory

Of all of the anal toys I have, I have never owned a proper set of anal beads. They have always fascinated me and sure, I’ve watched them being used in porn for as long as I’ve watched porn. But up until I found Flexi Felix by Fun Factory and sold through Fun Love I wasn’t sure I was willing to jump on the anal bead bandwagon.

I’ve always had one problem with anal beads – cleaning. Most anal beads are just plastic beads strung on polyester string with knots on either side of the beads to keep them in place. Dude, that goes up your ass. From the sounds of that construction, there’s no way you’re going to get those disinfected and cleaned.

The solution to this problem? Making sure the beads are able to be cleaned. Make them of silicone. These beads are made of 100% medical grade silicone. Fun Factory is known for making high quality toys and using only body safe materials. Their designs are cute and fun, but always have a functional use to them. In this case, Felix’s eyes are the handle to the beads. While what could be considered Felix’s eyebrows are a bit too flexible for my taste, the handles seem to be pretty stable. Pull or tug too much and you may find you’ve pulled Felix just a little too far for my taste. I worry about that honestly.

What’s nice is that you don’t have to pull very hard though. These beads graduate from a small comfortable size at the bottom of the “chain” to a larger size at the top. The beads/balls are not perfectly round, making for easy insertion and removal when the time comes to that. A little lube makes insertion easier.

Though honestly? Maneuvering myself and my arms into such a position to actually insert these anal beads is not exactly the sexiest thing ever. Perhaps it would be easier having a partner do this for me, but seeing as how I don’t have either of my partners with me at the moment I had to try this out myself solo. You kinda have to push each bead in and relax a bit as the beads get slightly larger the higher up you go on the set.

Since I couldn’t use Felix during sex (something I find super hot theoretically) I resorted to making it an all Fun Factory event and pulling out what I consider to be the best dildo I’ve ever used, my Fun Factory Magnum. A quick aside on this one: it’s a harness compatible dildo that is girthy and curved in all the right ways. It has a solid feel to it while still being made of medical grade silicone and therefore body safe and sanitizeable. If you’re ever looking for a great dildo, I highly highly recommend the Magnum even with the steep price.

After struggling for a few moments to get Felix into my ass, I lubed up the Magnum and slowly but surely got it inside my vagina. Okay yeah, I did feel a little more stretched out than the Magnum usually gets me. I have always found the sensation of double penetration quite pleasurable and the beads inside my butt with the dildo in my vagina was no different this time. That thin membrane of skin separating the two toys was extremely sensitive. But wow … Felix’s head was super awkward and in the way. It kind of hangs there out your ass and for as big as it is, it interfered with the base of the Magnum though the Magnum didn’t go anywhere near all the way inside me.

When I was close to orgasming from short and shallow thrusts of the Magnum, I gently pulled on Felix and out he came, minimally adding to my orgasm’s intensity. While it didn’t blow me out of the ballpark so to speak, it did make the whole experience somewhat better.


My take on anal beads? If you’re going to get them, make sure you can sterilize them. If it goes up your butt, you want to make it as clean as possible once you’re done with it. While I will need more practice to make this a good solo toy, I can only imagine what Felix will add to my partnered sex life. I fully intend to put Felix to good use when V is fucking me doggy style, having V pull Felix out of my ass right when I’m close to orgasm. Anal stimulation is one of the best ways for me to orgasm easily and I hope that Felix will help me to finally orgasm from partnered sex.

Flexi Felix from Fascinations Fun Love is a great set of anal beads and will definitely get you interested in anal play if you haven’t done any before. It’s cute and wiggly and offers all the great things Fun Factory is known for in their products.

Review: Crystal Delights Crystal Clear Glass Anal Plug (Small)

Okay so you know how I have a love of jeweled anal plugs? Unfortunately my last foray into that type of plug left me wanting more, left me wanting something of better quality and a prettier jewel. For ages I’ve lusted after the Crystal Delights glass anal plugs. After hearing some of the great things people have said about these plugs and seeing the beautiful selection of colors, these plugs have been on my wishlist for quite some time. The great people at Virtually Adult contacted me and offered to send me one after reading my lackluster experience with the Cal Exotics Aluminum Mini.

After the initial shock at the possibility of receiving one, I had to select what size and color I wanted. I browsed the selection available to me and decided that the smaller necked plug would be better for me because of my petite size. The color selection was harder. They’re all so pretty! But ultimately I decided on getting the clear one. Why is that? Because it looks like a giant diamond! How could I pass up having a giant diamond in my ass? So what does the gem look like? It looks absolutely gorgeous in person.

The package I received from Virtually Adult arrived at my doorstep and I quickly pulled off the packaging to get my hands on what I hoped would be a beautiful anal plug. The toy came wrapped in glittery tissue paper with a wonderful sticker on the seal. You can tell that someone put a lot of care in packaging your plug and that you’re getting something special. I gingerly unwrapped the paper and found the black storage sleeve the plug comes with. Elastic wraps secure the roll around the plug, keeping it safe and ensures that it won’t be damaged either in transport or while you own it.

I undid the elastics and unrolled the sleeve to find not only my new glass plug but also some free gifts that were included! I received a sample of water-based Boy Butter and two Lifestyles Ultra Thin condoms. Also included was a card about the Crystal Delights line of plugs with two glass charms attached to the card. I got blue glass hearts that are absolutely gorgeous.

But enough about my free gifts. What about my plug?! I swear from the moment I set my eyes on it I was in love. The plug itself is made from 100% handblown Pyrex glass. This type of glass has been shown to be safe for internal use. The glass is extremely clear and I looked all over it for flaws, chips or defects. I simply couldn’t find any. It’s flawless. The gem on the end of the stem is quite possibly the sparkliest thing I’ve ever seen at that size. It is a Swarovski crystal, the best that is on the market. It doesn’t even compare to the crappy plastic gem that was in the Cal Exotics Aluminum Mini. It’s like night and day comparing the two. Quite honestly, this looks like a giant diamond, no kidding.

One of my favorite aspects to this plug is that the glass is great for temperature play. I love playing with cold moreso than heat. While I don’t recommend this for an extended period of time, I pop my glass toys into the freezer for ten to fifteen minutes to cool them down. The general recommendation is that you should gradually raise or lower the temperature by using warm or cool water. Too rapid temperature shifts in either direction have the possibility of scalding or freezing skin when touched to it. The rare possibility is cracking the glass and that’s definitely not something you want.

The other feature I like about this plug is the weight. As I’ve mentioned before in regards to anal plugs, I like plugs with some weight. I like to be reminded that I’m plugged and filled. Even more so when I’m in a submissive position because it reminds me who is controlling my holes. This plug definitely delivers in the weight I like. Each small plug weighs in at approximately 5 ounces.

Because this plug is glass, it means you can use it with any type of lube. Water based, silicone based, or oil based. You can use anything with this plug. I suggest cleaning it immediately upon removing it with warm to hot water and antibacterial soap. You might be able to put it in the top rack of your dishwasher as well, but I have not tested this. I would be hesitant to do this only because of the gem even though the gem is very well secured into the plug.

So how did the plug feel inside me? Pretty much as I expected it would. I loved it. At it’s widest point, the plug is approximately 1 1/2 inch in diameter and has an insertable length of 2 3/4 inches. The flared base of the plug sits comfortably between the ass cheeks and I don’t feel that it would slip inside your ass. The stem is so narrow the your bum closes around it securely. I think with the longer version of this plug, the neck may slip in and out if you don’t clench your ass the entire time. I am much happier with this shorter necked version.

Because the diameter is fairly small on this plug in comparison to what plugs can be, it is fairly easy to put in. That being said, it’s probably not for anal play virgins. I love anal play and have slightly relaxed my ass to the point that I can slip plugs in with little to no relaxation ahead of time. What do I suggest with this plug? Go slow and use lube to get it in. If you are female, clitoral stimulation helps with relaxation and insertion I have found. Perhaps some play first and then try inserting plugs that are larger in diameter than the average finger.

One gripe I have is in regard to the black storage sleeve that comes with. To be honest, it stinks. Two days after it’s been sitting out on my desk and it still smells. It’s the typical fake leather and plastic smell I think. I love the sleeve but hate the smell it has. I’m really really hoping the smell goes away with time because the sleeve is fantastic for storing this plug. It keeps it safe and padded. There’s no damaging this delicate plug when it’s in the sleeve.

Overall I really can’t say enough good things about this plug. It’s beautiful, weighty, and looks like a ginormous diamond in your ass. It’s wonderfully decorative and I can imagine wearing this out to dinner with a partner under a dress, perhaps giving them a flash here and there during the night to tease them with the knowledge my ass is sparkling for them. The sheer knowledge that I’m wearing this is so erotic. Wearing any plug for me is definitely what I consider one of the best ways you can be an undercover kinkster. Nobody needs to know that you’re wearing a toy in your ass unless you tell them or show them.

The Crystal Delights Crystal Clear Glass Anal Plug (small) is sold through Virtually Adult. It comes in two different sizes, regular and small. Currently, these plugs are available in eight colors, but I suspect more may be added soon. The small size sells for $79.95 and the regular size sells for $89.95. This plug comes in a special dichroic gem plug for $129.95. Run, don’t walk to the Crystal Delights page on Virtually Adult. Once you see these plugs you’ll fall in love with them just like I did. You’ll simply have to add one to your anal toy collection!

Review: Aluminum Mini by Cal Exotics

For longer than I can honestly recall, I’ve been interested in the beauty of anal plugs. I just couldn’t ever get enough of looking at them. But one problem – I was ardently anti anything anal. Being involved with my first dominant manĀ  made me open up to the idea of anal and finally after him saying that all his girls are anal sluts, I finally purchased my first plug with his prompting. By the next weekend I’d already upgraded to a larger one. Since then I’ve been in love with all things anal and definitely have a very soft spot for all things anal plug.

On top of my rather long anal toy wishlist always has been a jeweled plug. I simply cannot explain how gorgeous I think they look. The little jewel nestled between two butt cheeks, sparkling and tempting the looker into coming closer and touching. And if the sparkle was attached to a metal plug? Even better! I love weight to my plugs and often times the weightier, the better.

One downside to my love of these jeweled plugs is the outrageous price often attached to these lovely creatures. Some metal jeweled plugs can run upwards of $100 and on my budget, that kind of price tag is simply out of the question. That’s more than I spend on my cable and internet bill in a month! So when I stumbled upon EdenFantasys.com‘s Crazy Thursday sale for the Cal Exotics Aluminum Mini at an astounding price of $25.99 (30% off regular price) I couldn’t resist. This was a deal simply too good to pass up.

One thing I love about Eden Fantasys is the great customer service you receive as a customer there. They really look out for your wallet, offering great sales, discounts, every day $5.95 USPS Priority Shipping, and fast shipping. I placed my order on Thursday and received it on Monday. How can that be beat?

But anyway, back to the plug. The packaging that the plug comes nestled in is quite different than most. The tip display cover comes off and the seamless aluminum plug is nestled in a bed of black satin-like material with padding underneath. Makes it seem like what you’re getting is rare and precious. Okay, well sort of.

I picked up the plug and I was impressed with the weight for the size of it. At 3 inches long and 1.25 inches at it’s widest point, this plug weighs 3.20 ounces. For something rather little that’s a good weight. Makes me think this plug is solid aluminum. And as someone who likes my ass toys weighty, I won’t deny the thought of walking around with this made me very wet.

Turning the plug around in my hand, the blue stone on the end is clearly not actually a gemstone. At best it’s plastic. Later I found out it’s one of those plastic gems you can buy at any craft store to glue on. How did I find this out? A few days after receiving it, I picked it up again and wiggled it around in my hands and the gem popped right out the end! Granted, this is nothing a little super glue couldn’t fix, but I’m not exactly thrilled with the fact the gem fell right out. If I had been wearing this plug and the gem had done this, I may have not found it. I’m just happy I caught it so I can glue it back on. To say I was a bit displeased with this was a bit of an understatement.

The plug is made of aluminum which is smooth, non-porous, phthalates free and also latex free. Because of this it is good for people with specific material allergies or those who want something you can use with silicone lubes for longer lasting lubrication. Actually, any type of lubricant could be used with this, but what I used was water-based as it is a majority of my lube.

After my initial examination, I couldn’t wait to try it out. I dropped my shorts and dabbed on a little of my favorite lube, Wet Original Water-based, and reached around to slide it in my butt. I consider myself an medium to advanced anal toy user and I’ve had a wide variety of toy sizes in my butt. Normally I use a little clitoral stimulation to aid in the insertion of anal toys but the small size of this plug was such that it slid right in when I relaxed and inserted it. Someone just starting out with anal play may not find this ease of insertion to be true for them, but I certainly was a bit disappointed. I like a bit of a struggle to put something in my backdoor.

When it properly nestled inside of me, I could barely feel the weight. Sure, I felt the fullness and a bit of stretching, but suddenly I was thinking that maybe I should have gone for the bigger 4 inch version of this plug than the smaller 3 inch one I selected.

The narrow neck made sure it sat properly in my bum and didn’t feel uncomfortable. The base isn’t very wide though so I am concerned that with longer term wearing the gem end may slip inside me and because of this I probably wouldn’t wear it for long periods of time. After looking in the mirror and admiring my pretty bum with its sparkly jewel decoration, I went over and sat down to test how comfortable it was to sit. The pointed tip of the plug led to some poking inside of me. Most likely I would wear this toy if I was up and about, not sitting for more than a few moments because of the pointy tip and the small base which could get sucked inside my bum during sitting.

As for cleaning this plug, one thing I like is that it is very easy. After wearing I immediately wash it with anti-bacterial soap and warm water. If I’m not putting it away immediately I let it air dry but most of the time I wipe it off with a clean towel and return it to my toy drawer. Eden Fantasys’ website indicates you can wash aluminum in the top rack of your dishwasher as well, but this might be best done if the jewel pops out or after you’ve more firmly affixed it with stronger holding super glue.

I’m excited about the possibility of experimenting with temperature play with this aluminum plug as aluminum makes for great temperature retention. I’m thinking about cooling it down in the fridge or freezer for a short period of time and then inserting it for a completely different sensation. I’ve done it before with my glass plug and enjoyed it immensely.

Overall? I like the concept of this toy. The finishing details aren’t the greatest to be perfectly honest. The low quality of the gemstone combined with the fact it popped out right away gives me pause as to the overall quality of the plug. The pointy tip is not that comfortable and I’m concerned about longer term wearing thanks to the super narrow base and that pointy tip. It’s a cute plug though and the downsides to it definitely don’t detract me from the overall fact that it’s a metal plug with a pretty sparkly “gem” in the base. It’s like jewelry for your asshole! What more could you ask for?

If you’re interested in buying the Aluminum Mini by Cal Exotics, you can find it on Eden Fantasys‘ website here. Remember to enter code “DZZ” in the affiliate code box at checkout for 15% off your entire purchase!