12 January, 2012

A Sex Toy Staple!

We’ve recently begun to experiment with strap-on play. We have a small variety of dildos, but nothing really good for a warm up other than some slimmer butt plugs. I decided I’d give a slim, featureless silicone dildo a try to help warm him up before some of our larger dildos. I chose the Fetish Fantasy Elite 4 ½ inch dildo by PipeDream. I received this product as a free review assignment from EdenFantasys

This dildo is an excellent choice, especially for beginners. It’s made of body safe, nonporous, medical-grade silicone, which is great for safely sharing with a partner. The texture is just plain silicone, with no added ridges or swirls or anything. Silicone does have some friction to it, especially when it’s completely dry. Adding some water based lube will cause it to become slicker and easier to insert or slide over skin. There is a very gentle curve to this. It widens out towards the base, which is O-ring compatible and has a suction cup for use on hard surfaces. The silicone is somewhat squishy, allowing it to conform to your body.



Measurements:
Length: 6 inches from tip to base
According to the packaging, this is 4 ½ inches long. This is only true if you measure straight, not along the curve.
Circumference (measurement around): 4 ½ inches at its widest; 3 inches at its smallest
Base: Just over 2 inches



Since this flares out towards the base, it’s very easy to start insertion. You don’t have to worry about overcoming any large bends or bumps like some other toys. The large base makes it work well for anal play, since this toy can’t get lost inside of your body.

This toy is a good choice for a few different scenarios. It can be used alone or with a partner for anal or vaginal stimulation. It can also be used in a harness with a partner. We use it mostly with a harness. He also will pull this out to warm up for other toys during solo play. It’s compatible with any harness, including one from Fetish Fantasy Elite. We use the Pink Candy Jag harness by Aslan Leather. You may need to switch out the O-ring on your harness to fit this toy. It should be fine with a 1 1/2 inch diameter ring.

The dildo can also be used on hard surfaces with the suction cup. My fiancé likes to take it in the shower with him. He says it sticks well to the shower wall, but only really if he sticks it on before he turns the shower on. Too much water under the suction cup causes it to loose suction.

As I said before, this toy is only compatible with water based lubricants. We like to use the Anal Lube with ours. Silicone lubes will bond to the silicone in the toy and will mess it up.

Cleaning this can be a bit difficult, especially compared to toys made out of hard plastic, glass, or metal. It can be cleaned using soap and warm water or toy cleaner. It can also safely be boiled or stuck in the dishwasher. Silicone is a lint magnet, so it has to be washed and set out to dry, rather than being toweled dry. We just wash ours in the bathroom sink with some warm water and soap, and then leave it on the counter for a few hours to dry completely.

Storage can also be a bit difficult. Silicone toys must be stored separately from each other. I recommend sticking this in a plastic bag with a zipper-seal top. It can then be safely stored with other silicone toys placed in bags. Silicone toys will do the same if stored together as a silicone lube will do to a silicone toy. We keep ours in the original box. I recommend keeping it at least in a bag, especially if you have animals. Ours attracts cat hair as soon as it is taken out of the box.

We enjoyed using this dildo. It’s very unintimidating, which is exactly what you’ll want to look for if you are beginning with anal play, strap on play, or vaginal play. The gentle curve is super easy to insert, yet provides plenty of stimulation. My fiancĂ© likes using anal toys and has probably tried about 15 so far. Out of all of them, including some anal massagers, butt plugs, and dildos, this is the only one he says actually hits his prostate. I like how it doesn’t have a bulbous head, which is difficult and often painful for me to insert. The circumference increases so slowly and gently, this would feel very comfortable for me to insert at my own pace.

There was also a few other pieces that came with my dildo. We received a silicone mask and two free samples: toy cleaner and a water based lube. The mask is definitely included with the dildo permanently, but you may not receive the free samples with yours.

I did not like the mask. It’s a weird choice for a mask. It’s made out of pink silicone as well, which feels creepy and weird on my face. It sticks to any hairs on my face, like my eyebrows, and just gently tugs at them in an irritating way. It measures 18 inches around at its largest, which is still way too small for either of us to use. My head measures 21 inches around and his is 24 inches around. Even though the silicone offers a bit of stretch to it, it’s still not enough to even begin to make up the 3 inch difference in size between it and my head. When I put it on, it does block my vision, but it is also skin-tight. It presses my eyes into my head a bit, which is painful when the mask is on and causes extremely blurry vision and headaches when I take it off, even if I only wear it for a couple of minutes. The straps can be adjusted down so that this measures 11 inches around. These adjust much like the straps of a swim mask and buckle in the back with some plastic buckles. I would definitely prefer a furry or satin type of mask. Even if it didn’t block vision, it would still be way more comfortable and therefore more useful. As with the dildo, this should be stored in a zipper-sealed baggie. It comes in a small one that is easy to cram the mask back into.

I did not like the lube. It beads up in certain areas and will not spread to cover an entire toy, no matter how much you rub it around. It starts out smooth and silky like a silicone lube, but ends up drying up quickly and is even stickier than other water based lubes. It has a light, yet gross chemical scent to it. The flavor is also gross and like a chemical flavor. This lube is compatible with the silicone dildo. It contains both glycerin and parabens, so those with sensitivities to these ingredients should avoid using this lube.

Moist personal lubricant:
Aloe Vera, Nettle Extract, Rosemary Extract, Balm Mint Extract, Ginseng Extract, Water, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl, Ethylcellulose, Diazolidinyl Urea, Carbopol, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, PEG 6-32, Triethanolomine, Nonylphenol, Citric Acid.


The toy cleaner is average. It’s a toy cleaner, it does its job. It doesn’t do anything incredible. It smells like bubble liquid that is used to blow bubbles and comes in little plastic bottles with wands. It cleaned my toys just fine, but I really don’t need it. I suppose I will not need toy cleaner for a while, since we already have two that work fine and I received three bottles of this from three separate Fetish Fantasy Elite kits.

Antibacterial toy cleaner:
Water (Aqua), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Carboxymethyl Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium PCA, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Citric Acid.

All of this comes packed in a small cardboard box. The front shows a picture of the dildo and a smaller picture of the mask. The sides and top are designed like pink snakeskin. The back has a pretty lengthy description. According to it, this toy is:
  • Body safe and hypoallergenic
  • Made from 100% medical-grade silicone
  • Phthalate and latex free
  • Able to stick to any flat surface, like walls, doors, tiles, and hard flooring, because of the suction cup base
  • Boil-able and dishwasher safe
  • Made in China

The bottom of the box has a QR code to scan to find out more about this and other Fetish Fantasy Elite products.

I give this dildo 5 stars. We enjoyed the dildo so much, I don’t even want to deduct stars for the crappy mask that came with it. I didn’t request an assignment of this because of the mask, I requested it for the dildo. Since it works so wonderfully for us and is so easy to use, it’s already become a favorite in our collection. 

product picture
Dildo by Pipedream
Material: Silicone
Safety:
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.

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1 comments:

Jen said...

Glad you were happy with this toy. I think I will pick it up myself if I can ever convince my partner to join in on the anal play.

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