100% Premium Silky Smooth Silicone... one of my favorite materials for any sex toy; apply your favorite thick water-based lube and have fun!
If you haven't used a silicone toy before, be aware that they attract lint from the surrounding... everything. To prevent excess lint build up on the Dipper, wash it first and then don't set it down without toy wipes handy.
Silicone is a great material for sex toys; in this case, it works quite well. The Dipper is VERY flexible and pretty solid.
Dipper is shaped like a honey-dipper you might see in a honey pot (that stick thingy with the funny looking end). The ridges don't really stick out that far, just far enough for me to notice, really. The sensation was singular, unique.
The ridges also serve a double purpose by keeping it in place without losing it. Regardless, I still kept a firm grip on the ball at the end (when I could). This isn't a design for the newbie, but I wouldn't suggest them off of it. It's very intense and unique.
I was a little let down in the size department. This is probably the smallest plug in my collection and will probably end up on my girlfriend's side of the drawer. I'm sure she'll enjoy it.
I read another review that stated the seam was too noticeable and made use unpleasant. I didn't find this to be the case at all. The nice thing about silicone though, is that it is easily trimmed if you need to go that route.
I was very surprised by how much I liked the ridges of the Dipper. I loved that I could go slow and feel each and every ridge.
What I didn't care that much for was how hard it was to remove! The ridges really lock it in there. It was almost like trying to pry out a screw instead of unscrewing it.
Since the Dipper is "100% Ultra-Premium Platinum Silicone", meaning you can clean it a few different ways: anti-bacterial soap/water, boil it, bleach with 10% solution, dishwasher (top shelf), and maybe a few other ways I can't think of now.
If you can't remember how to clean a toy, Tantus has included their web addresson the package to help you out.
Now, it should also be noted that some user of Tantus products say that the silicone used by Tantus in its line of toys is so pure that you CAN use silicone lube with it. I wouldn't recommend it, just because I wouldn't want to risk any unfortunate effects. If you want to try it though, apply a dab in an inconspicuous spot on the toy and watch for a reaction. Use your best judgment from there; remember, you bought it with your money.
The Dipper comes in a rectangular clear plastic case, toy safely inside. The Tantus packaging is unique in design and is more informative that other packaging I've seen. It can be a little tricky to get open, be patient.
Go slow with the Dipper! If you try to pull it out too fast... or do anything fast with it, you could potentially come up with a mess without proper prep back there.
I used the Dipper as a prep for some of my larger anal plugs/toys. It worked quite well because it loosened me up and relaxed me for some larger toys.