~*Bothrium Beauty, Version 2.0*~

After the magnificence of the Tentacle, it's hard for a sea-themed toy to make waves, but Tentacle Jr. does a respectable job. It's as gorgeous and soft as the original, but more user-friendly with a simple curve and O-ring compatibility. However, its extreme flexibility can prove troublesome for penetration, so in my opinion it doesn't quite fill the shoes of its predecessor.
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Pros:
+ 100% High-quality silicone
+ Gentle curve and smaller girth than the original
Cons:
- Too flexible
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
If the girthy beauty of Whipspider Rubberworks' Tentacle gives you pause, the slender proportions of "Junior" may be more to your liking. The smaller yet slightly taller version of a cephalopod appendage is smoother and straighter than the original Tentacle, and less challenging to the inexperienced.
Tentacle Jr.
My Tentacle Jr. measures 7½" tall, with a 1" diameter at the tip, a diameter of just over 1½" at the midpoint, and a base 2¼" wide. Though he stands 7½" tall, when accounting for the curve Junior's overall length is closer to 8¼". He weighs in at just over 9½ oz. (273g).

The color of this toy is pearlescent blues with some green towards the tip and a curvy stripe of "pure glo pigment" along the body which will glow in the dark if you let the toy sit in the light. According to the maker there should be some purple swirls, but I don't really see any on mine. And as always, there is a dash of black on the bottom: the embossed logo featuring their eight-legged mascot. If you look hard enough, you'll also find the maker's initials carved somewhere on this objet d'art.
glow-in-the-dark
The slender tentacle is made from high-grade silicone and is nonporous, latex free, phthalate-free and hypoallergenic. The surface texture is smooth on one side with suckers running the length of the other. The suckers are not as scary as they might sound. They are far more shallow than the pronounced nodules on the Tentacle.
Tentacle Jr. Texture
The Tentacle Jr. can be handheld or mounted in an appropriately sized O-ring. The base of the toy is wide, however there is no flare, which is generally considered unsafe for anal use. There is probably room for debate on the topic since the toy is between 7½" and 8¼" long.

After the fun times, it can be cleaned with soap and water, or sterilized by a three-minute boil. Should stains prove sticky, a dip in a 1:10 solution of bleach and water should solve the problem. (About.com has instructions for making a 1:10 solution safely.)

Whipspider Rubberworks' silicone is a dust magnet, so invest in an Eden toy pouch. The Ziploc-like one the tentacle comes packaged in should be recycled immediately, though you can hang on to the 4” x 6” index card for reference. A toy of this quality can last for a very long time, however it must be protected from sharp objects and silicone-based lubricants.
Experience
I am quite satisfied with my first Bothrium Beauty (1.0) but the more the merrier, one can never have too many glow-in-the-dark toys. So I decided to say bienvenue! to another tentacle from the talented threesome of Maine. I love the original tentacle, but I am not a size queen, so a "firm but flexible" version, less textured and with a more gradual increase in diameter sounded like a gift from... Poseidon.
Tentacles side-by-side

Whipspider's quality is unquestionable and I already knew from research on my first tentacle that the pure glo pigment is "nontoxic and becomes completely inert once cured into the silicone" so I placed an order without worry.
Tentacles side-by-side
My toy arrived and it was as lovely as expected but surprisingly heavy. I placed it on the scale and discovered it weighs just over ¼ oz. (8g) less than the original Tentacle. Like the Tentacle, it comes in a see-through plastic bag with a Whipspider Rubberworks information card. The plastic bag is cruddy, and the card is the same for every Whipspider product, so I sent both to the recycling bin.

When it came time for the nitty-gritty, Junior was great for teasing purposes. The silicone has a very light drag to it and the longer length has greater maneuverability, however, the toy's flexibility made it difficult to insert. My anatomy is somewhat "tight" and the slender tentacle did a lot of bending and very little penetrating. I thought adding some water-based lubricant might help, however it just added more slip-n-slide to an already slithery problem.
Flexible
With a concerted effort it was finally able to plunge into my depths — and it felt wonderful — but I was unhappy with the amount of work I had to do to reach that point. High quality and originality are welcome additions to my play chest, but the learning curve for Junior dampens my enthusiasm. With more experience I expect for it to become easier to use, but for now I'll probably stick to the original Tentacle for play, and leave this skinny progeny as the "pretty art piece" on the shelf.
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Comments
  • Blooddragon
    Blooddragon  
    Thank you!
  • PropertyOfPotter
    PropertyOfPotter  
    Thanks for the review!
  • funforall7
    funforall7  
    thanks for all the photos!
  • nosrslylol
    nosrslylol  
    Thanks for the review and all the pictures!
  • Petite Valentine
    Petite Valentine  
    You're welcome everyone! It's a great toy. Now that I've spent more time it, I think I like it as much as the original Tentacle.
  • Petite Valentine
    Petite Valentine  
    Whoops! "with" got omitted from the sentence above.
  • Lady of the Lab
    Lady of the Lab  
    your amazing photography skills really enhance your written review, I would love to learn how you do it ^_^ what camera and/or software do you use by chance?
  • Petite Valentine
    Petite Valentine  
    @TheSubtleCuriosity
    Thank you for the comment! I love taking pictures for my reviews, though some come out better than others.


    I own several cameras, but this set was taken with a Canon 450D. I add text (and will on rare occasions remove an unnecessary body part) using a program like GIMP.
  • GenderSexplorations
    GenderSexplorations  
    That glow seems intense! Awesome review!
  • Petite Valentine
    Petite Valentine  
    Thanks for commenting. The length of the exposure contributes to the intensity, however if you let the Tentacle Jr. sit in direct sunlight for 10 minutes it gives off an impressive glow.
  • lovebites
    lovebites  
    thanks for the review!
  • Petite Valentine
    Petite Valentine  
    @lovebites
    thanks for the comment!
  • TigerLily9
    TigerLily9  
    thanks bunches for the review!
  • Anne
    Anne  
    great review
  • damnbul12
    damnbul12  
    Thank you for the review.
  • Martiniman
    Martiniman  
    Great review, thanks!
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