Acute - sex toy by Tantus - review by pasdechat

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Losing My Dildo Virginity

It took awhile, but I finally decided it was time to invest in a dildo rather than a G-spot vibe. The Acute appealed to me because of its relatively steep angle and defined head, and I was not disappointed. This is an excellent dildo, and while I personally wish the silicone were just the tiniest bit firmer, it's fast becoming one of my favorite G-spotting toys.
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Pros:
Comfortable and realistic size, body-safe, easy to clean, compatible with a harness, pretty
Cons:
Silicone may have too much give for some users, may not work with all O-rings
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

With its steep angle, the Acute is pretty amazing at G-spot stimulation when used solo. That doesn’t mean, though, that there are no other possible uses for this toy. The base is compatible for use with an O-ring, so the Acute can be worn in a harness for couple’s play—although be warned, the base of the Acute is a bit smaller and flimsier than that of some other dildos, so it may not work with every O-ring. The flared base also means that it can be used anally, and I would assume that something so good for G-spot stimulation would feel pretty sensational against a man’s prostate as well. I would not, however, recommend that anyone just beginning to experiment with anal penetration use this as a first toy; it’s a fairly slim dildo, but the head may feel a bit intense if you’re unaccustomed to penetration. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that women without much experience in vaginal penetration may want to find something with a less pronounced head as well.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Gender play
    • Solo
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Harness compatible
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • G-spot
    • P-spot

Material / Texture

The Acute is made of silicone, and it is food-grade, latex and phthalate-free, hypo-allergenic, and completely non-porous. It has no taste and no smell even before being washed. In other words, it’s about as body-safe as you can get.

I own other silicone toys, but the Acute was a new experience for me. All of my other silicone toys have a matte finish and a small amount of drag to them. Not so with the Acute. It is smooth and shiny, with a texture more rubbery than velvety. This is not a criticism; I appreciate the opportunity to experiment with different textures while still knowing that I’m not exposing my body to any harmful substances (confession: I’ve never actually used a rubber toy). I found that the Acute has a significant amount of drag to it against unlubricated skin; used with lube, though, the ride is very smooth indeed.

The other thing I noticed immediately about the Acute is how much give the silicone has compared to other toys that I’ve owned. It’s not exactly squishy, but the material will give way without a whole lot of pressure from your fingers. On a related note, the Acute is pretty flexible; it holds its shape well, but it’s not too difficult to bend the head to meet the base.

    • Flexible
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

The Acute is one of those toys that fall somewhere between “work of art” and “Oh my God, it’s a penis” in terms of appearance. The shades it comes in don’t remotely resemble any shade of (healthy, human) skin and there are no veins or balls in sight. On the other hand, there is something that approximates the shape of the head of a penis, so it’s not the kind of thing you can leave lying around if you don’t want to have to answer some awkward questions.

Although it is certainly not as textured as some toys, the Acute does have some surprises up its sleeve. The head is noticeably thicker than the shaft (1 1/4” in diameter compared to 1 1/8,” or 4 1/4” compared to 3 1/4” in circumference), so if you’re using it vaginally, you’ll definitely feel a pop when it slips past your pubic bone. The ridge of the head is great for targeting your G-spot/prostate. The underside of the toy also has a series of three (perhaps four, if you insert it all the way) gentle waves/ridges, which are pronounced enough to give the toy some character, but not so noticeable that users who generally dislike texture will be put off.

Finally, let’s talk about the Acute’s color, because it’s amazing. The Acute comes in pale purple, midnight purple, and white, but what really sets it apart from other toys is the iridescent sheen. I actually find the base color of my Acute to be closer to silver than white, but that’s okay, because the sheen is pure, gleaming white and absolutely gorgeous.

    • Ergonomic
    • Partner play

Performance

Although I can only comment personally on the Acute’s performance as a G-spotter, I will say that its talents in this area are numerous, and that I imagine many of them would translate to prostate stimulation.

First of all, the Acute is a nice size that should work well for most users. The head of the toy felt a bit more pronounced than I expected it to when I was initially inserting it, but once I got it past my pubic bone the definition felt great against my G-spot, and it didn’t seem to catch at all when I was thrusting it. I prefer toys without a lot of girth, so I found the size of the Acute very comfortable; it didn’t, however, feel like much of a stretch, so size queens may want to look elsewhere.

In fact, most things about this toy are sort of average—but I mean that in a good way. I don’t exactly have the most sensitive vagina, but I think that when I thrust with the Acute I can feel a bit of undulation from the ridges; it’s a nice feeling, but certainly not overwhelming, so it’s unlikely to be too much for those new to texture. The Acute is also relatively short—a little over 5” of it are insertable—so it’s unlikely that many women will have a problem with it hitting their cervix; it’s only an issue for me if I try using it while crouching/kneeling upright.

The Acute has a steeper angle (around 45 degrees, I’d guess) than any other penetrative toy I’ve tried—in fact, it was this that initially intrigued me about it. I’m still in the process of discovering what kind of G-spot stimulation I like best, but so far, I have yet to come across an angle too extreme for me to enjoy; straighter toys just don’t let me apply enough pressure comfortably. So I really appreciated the fact that I could get pretty good leverage with the Acute without having to strain my arms and contort myself into weird positions. For the most part, I also liked that the silicone moved with my body, since it allowed me to switch angles without fear of bruising. As I said above, though, I wish that the head itself could be just a little firmer, since I don’t have much patience with materials that “give” when it comes to my G-spot. I’m guessing that most users won’t have a problem with this, though, since you can still get a fair amount of pressure out of the Acute.

I’ve read some reviews of the Acute that are critical of the toy’s base, but I haven’t found it to be a problem. I can see how the small base could cause some issues if you want to use it in a harness, but when it comes to solo play, I’d much rather have a smaller base than a larger one. I have relatively small hands, so grasping a wide base can be problematic, but the size of the Acute’s is perfect; it gives me something to hold onto and makes it easier to thrust, but I don’t have to worry about it slipping out of my grasp. I also like that the Acute, like many (all?) of Tantus’s toys, has the brand name written in raised letters across the base; the Acute gets pretty slippery when it’s in use and can shift around in your grasp, but the texture of the letters lets me make sure with a quick brush of my fingers that I’ve got the head inserted the right way.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

The Acute is probably the most hassle-free toy I own. It’s made out of pure silicone, so you can pretty much do whatever you want to it; submerge it in water, throw it in the dishwasher, drop it off a ten-floor building, etc—just don’t use it with silicone-based lube! In all seriousness, though, it is incredibly easy to clean. I own a lot of toys that can be cleaned with soap and water that still don’t FEEL clean to me after a rinse, because I’m paranoid about things like that. The Acute does, though, and as I mentioned, it can also be sterilized if you want to share it; you can either boil it, put it in the dishwasher, or bleach it. It does collect more dust than some of my other silicone toys, but a quick splash of water is enough to get rid of whatever sticks to it. And while it’s not the most discrete toy, it’s pretty easy to tuck away somewhere, since it’s small and doesn’t have any batteries/cords/plugs to contend with.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The Acute comes in clear plastic packaging, so it’s not exactly discrete. It is, however, a step up from the kind of packaging used by a company like California Exotics. It’s minimalistic, and it’s classy. I would be fine receiving it as a gift, but I wouldn’t use the box for storage, since it’s bulky compared to the toy and makes noise when you open it. I was also impressed by the amount of information Tantus has managed to fit onto the back of the box. Granted, a dildo isn’t the most complicated of toys, but I still appreciated the fact that they tell you a little bit about the kind of silicone it’s made of, and let you know that it’s safe to boil or bleach. They don’t warn you not to use it with silicone-based lubricant, which struck me as rather odd; maybe the assumption is that someone buying a toy from a well-regarded company like Tantus already knows a bit about toy materials, but it still would have been nice. They do, however, include their web address for more detailed instructions about caring for the Acute.

    • Minimal
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

Before buying the Acute, all of my penetrative toys had at least given me the option of vibration, even if I tend to use them more like dildos. It was a bit like a safety blanket; it was nice knowing it was there, even if I didn’t use it. I am, however, slowly coming to terms with the idea that vibration may not be my be-all and end-all in terms of G-spotting—pressure matters a lot more to me, and with its steep angle, the Acute is pretty good at that.

I’ve given the Acute five stars despite the fact that for me, and possibly for some other users, the silicone has a bit too much give to it. This isn’t a flaw, though—just a matter of personal preference. And since it still feels fantastic, I have no qualms about giving it the highest possible rating.
Follow-up commentary
I still really like the Acute; in fact, I like it even more now than when I wrote the review. It is probably my favorite insertable toy, although the Bent Graduate is impressing me more and more.

In any case, the more I use the Acute, the more I appreciate how totally intuitive it is. First of all, the curve means that I don't have to do any fancy maneuvering to get it to hit my G-spot; I just thrust and it rubs against it and feels fantastic. What's more, the fact that it is neither especially long nor particularly rigid means that I can thrust as hard as I like without worrying about poking/bruising. I love toys that I don't have to think about while using.

My one complaint is that something about the ridge of the head always makes it a little uncomfortable when I first insert it, no matter how "warmed up" I am. It's not the width, because I've used toys with similar dimensions without the same problem. I think the ridge is catching on my pubic bone, but I don't know why it only does this for the first couple of thrusts. The payoff is more than worth it, though, so it's a minor issue.
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