Get a handle on the Goddess.This new take on the Goddess by Tantus not only adapts the design by adding a handle, but it also features a less prominent texture and is manufactured from a far firmer silicone. As always it's another high quality product from Tantus, and overall I'm pleased with it, but the changes come with their own unique pros and cons.
- Lovely texture
- Good to use with a partner
- Attracts dust
The dildo has a total length of 10 3/4", with 6 1/2" of this designed to be insertable, and the remainder taken up by the 4 1/4" handle. The handle itself has a matte finish to add grip, while the insertable portion is similar to the original Goddess in design, and features a smooth shiny surface.
The Goddess Handle has an interesting shape, featuring a lot of texture, but in contrast to the original Goddess this texture is significantly less pronounced. At the top of the dildo is a nice bulbous head which flares out at the sides like a bell, forming the widest point of the toy at 4 3/4" around. Beneath this the circumference narrows slightly to an average of 4 3/8" going into the shaft. On the reverse of the dildo the shaft is almost completely smooth, with only some shallow vertical grooves wrapping around from the sides, but on the front it's a different matter. The front of the dildo features three raised areas each of which takes the form of an almost triangular shape, with its peak pointed towards the head. This texture is really quite subtle, and is nowhere near as pronounced as in the Echo. The texture stops short of the handle, leaving a 1 1/4" section that is completely smooth, and that has the narrowest circumference of the shaft at only 4 1/4"
The Goddess Handle is made from 100% platinum silicone, like all Tantus products, but what's unusual for Tantus is that the silicone is very firm. Most Tantus toys have a nice degree squishability and flex in them, and you can squeeze them and bend them about with relative ease. The Goddess Handle is very different though; there's little give in the material at all when you try to squeeze it, and it's quite inflexible. The need for this rigidity is understandable when considering the addition of the handle, as due to the extra length and weight of material it needs to hold its shape and not bend about too much during use. The construction of the Goddess Handle is impeccable, as I've come to expect from Tantus. The dildo is made entirely in one piece, and the surface is free from any mould lines or imperfections. The "strawberry" colour of the material is a bright fluorescent-neon pink, which is a much bolder shade than the "pearl pink" used in other Tantus toys.
The slender design of the Goddess Handle makes it nice and easy to insert, especially if you're using it anally, but you still get a little "pop" from the flare of the head as it goes in. The end is somewhat blunt, so for a complete novice it might not be the best toy for first anal use. The subtle texture of the Goddess is really nice for thrusting, and the whole dildo slides in and out of the body seamlessly, with very little friction. If you're completely relaxed when thrusting then the texture isn't that obvious, but if you squeeze down tightly against the dildo with your muscles then you can really feel it. I find that this is the most pleasurable way to enjoy the Goddess; if you attempt it with the Echo it can feel too intense, but the amount of texture on the Goddess is just right to provide pleasurable stimulation as the bumps slide in and out, but without it being too much. The slim girth of the dildo means that it doesn't feel that filling when it's inside, but the texture compensates for this perfectly, so it balances out. Another nice feature of the dildo is how the material reacts to the body. The longer you're using it the more of your body heat the silicone will soak up, until the temperature reaches equilibrium and a wonderfully natural feeling results.
When it comes for caring for the dildo it's a very simple affair. Silicone is a naturally odourless and non-porous material, which lends itself to a variety of cleaning methods, including sterilisation. You can wash it with antibacterial soap and hot water, use a toy wipe, pop it in the dishwasher, wipe it down with a 10% bleach solution, and even leave it submerged in boiling water for a couple of minutes - provided you can find a pan large enough to put it in. The only downside is that you'll probably want to wash the dildo before use as well as after, as the material does attract a lot of dust. As always with silicone, remember to only use water-based lubes.
I liked the idea of the handle so much that I bought an Echo Handle as well to complete the pair, and I liked the Goddess texture so much that I also bought an original Goddess dildo.
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