I Think I Just Inked

The Tentacle, Jr., is a beautiful work of art that's great for displaying, but even more wonderful for playing. Hit the right spot and something amazing could happen.
Published:
Pros:
Length
Can't feel texture (for some)
Soft
Cons:
Can't feel texture (for some)
Twists to the side
Light clitoral stimulation
Difficult to insert
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

Let's first address the elephant in the room. The Tentacle, Jr., is a large, pretty realistic-looking tentacle. A lot of people probably think, "That's so great!" Another bunch of people probably think, "That's so weird." I was part of the latter when I first stumbled upon the Tentacle, Jr. It's not for the easily squeamish. One does need to either like tentacles, be able to get past the fact that it's a tentacle, or even just like strange-looking toys to use this. It's all a state of mind.

Once you are comfortable with the idea, the Tentacle, Jr., becomes a fantastic toy. It's a gorgeous hand-poured piece made of soft, 100% silicone and is incredibly flexible and even sterilisable.

It's great for internal stimulation, vaginally. The base is flared out from the tip, but it doesn't have a flared base, so it is not designed for anal use. If you do decide to use it anally anyway, make sure you keep a good grip on it and only use it for thrusting. Do not try to sit on it; you could go too far down, too quickly, losing the toy inside of you. E.R. trips are not fun at all. Unfortunately, the lack of a flared base also makes it completely incompatible with harnesses.

The tip has a pretty broad curve for light to medium G-spot (or P-spot) stimulation and can also be used for light, teasing clitoral stimulation, either with the pointed side or the back side of the curve.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

The Tentacle, Jr., is made out of 100% silicone and is completely body-safe and non-porous. It is the softest silicone toy I own and has quite a bit flex and squish to it, mainly in the top half of the tentacle. The bottom half has some squish, too, but it's thicker, so there is less squishiness to it. It also feels just a bit sticky/tacky, like if you left it out on a humid day. That gives it quite a bit of drag, so you'll need quite a bit of lube for it.

Flexibility

It does have quite a propensity to collect dust and lint like crazy. It usually collects a light layering of dust from the air just leaving it out to dry. Part of it is that I live in a very dusty area, but the other part is simply the nature of the silicone itself. It grabs onto whatever it can find.

I was a little concerned when I first received it because it had a slight smell to it, but it quickly dissipated after washing it and letting it air-dry. It's most likely just a result of the curing process or the non-toxic pigment dyes and is nothing to worry about. Whipspider Rubberworks is known for its quality products.

Whilst the tentacle is mostly smooth, it does have a strip of dimpled suckers along the front providing some texture; however, they appear to be only for aesthetics. You can feel them when running your hand along the length, but they can't be felt internally at all, so if you don't like texture, this will still work perfectly fine.

Suckers
    • Flexible
    • Light odor
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

The Tentacle, Jr., is an amazingly gorgeous piece. Whipspider isn't lying when they call their products, "insertable art." The backside is a swirly, sparkly amalgam of blues whilst the front and very tip of the tentacle have a nice layer of glow-in-the-dark seafoam green. The two rows of dimpled suckers that increase in size from tip to base help to make this toy look realistically like a tentacle.

Two markings on the tentacle let you know where it came from. The side of the shaft has the initials, "WSR," scratched into it for Whipspider Rubberworks and the bottom of the base has their black spider seal.

Markings

The body has a bit of an S curve to it and is uniquely conical. The very tip is the thinnest part of the toy and it gets gradually thicker as it reaches the fullest thickness at the base. This conical shape helps give a gradual stretching/filling sensation that straight-thickness (one width all the way through) toys lack.

The base is completely flat, so it can stand straight up on its own. It can't work in a harness though, so if you want to use it on a partner, you'll have to do it the old-fashioned way: with your hand.

It is a very discreet toy, depending on where it is left. Lying on your bed, half-covered with a blanket? Probably not so discreet. But if you have it standing on a dresser or bookshelf, well, then it's just art!

The tentacle is quite a long toy, but you don't have to use all the length (I don't). Measuring from base to tip along the inner curve, the tentacle is 8 inches long.

Inner Curve


From base to tip along the outer curve, the tentacle is 9 inches long.

Outer Curve

When measuring just straight base to tip, the tentacle is 7.5 inches long.

Straight Height

As for thickness, the very tip of the tentacle is 3.5 inches in circumference, or just under 1 1/8 inches in diameter (1.11 inches). The middle of the tentacle is 4.5 inches in circumference, or 1 7/16 inches in diameter (1.43 inches). The base of the tentacle is 7 inches in circumference, or just under 2 1/4 inches in diameter (2.23 inches).

Circumferences

If you just look at the listed measurements on the product page (1.75 inches thick), the size of the tentacle seems positively massive. However, as you can see, it's really not as big as they make it out to be. The widest part of the toy is the base and the rest of it is progressively thinner as you move towards the tip. If you prefer toys on the thinner side, this really will work for you. If you need something thicker, though, I'd check out the Tentacle or the Jellyfish.

The tentacle does weigh in at 10 ounces, or 285 grams. It's not too big for travel, but it is a bit on the unwieldy side.
    • Discreet look/design
    • Whimsical / artistic

Performance

The Tentacle, Jr., really does work best for thrusting. The flexibility of the top half is really what lends to such a great thrusting experience. Most firmer toys, once you reach the cervix, they just butt into it, causing a bit of pain or even bruising, leading to extended pain. With the tentacle, though, once the tip reaches the cervix, the curve becomes more dramatic, bending up towards the front wall of the vagina. The only pain that could be felt is if you continue trying to push more than you can take after it curves upwards, and even then, it's only a slight pressure.

Dramatic Curve

The curve is originally meant to hit the G-spot, which I was able to get it to do, but it has to be held pretty close to the tip to get enough leverage. Once you manage to get the correct leverage, though, it's still not very firm pressure, so if you need that firm pressure, this isn't the toy for you.

The length is another great aspect of the toy. I usually have about 3 inches of unused length and I also have large hands, so instead of trying to grip the circumference of a thin, little base, I can use that extra length as a handle.

I've heard that many people have had issues inserting the tentacle. You do need to have quite a bit of lubrication because there's simply too much drag to the silicone to quickly insert it without. It also needs to be held around the centre to get it in. Think of it like holding a piece of dry spaghetti. If you hold the very end in one hand, then push on the opposite end with the other hand, it quickly bends down and breaks. If you hold the spaghetti from the middle and push down on one end with the same amount of force, the spaghetti will give a little, but not enough to break.

Once you do insert it, if you want to use it angled just one way (e.g., the curved tip pointed to the front of the vagina), you really do need to keep hold of it completely. My issue with the tentacle is that if you don't hold onto it and instead just push it in with your finger on the base, the S-curve has a tendency to twirl around to the right until the tip is jabbing into the side-wall. It's not painful, but it is uncomfortable.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Even though the Tentacle, Jr., has little sucker indents, it's still not difficult to get it completely clean. If you have dried on lube, just massage the ball of your thumb into each sucker whilst washing with antibacterial soap and warm water and it all comes right off. You can even use toy cleaner or a wipe, but make sure you rub your rag or wipe into each sucker to properly clean it out.

When you first get the tentacle, though, you'll need to sterilise it by either dropping it into a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes or submerging in a 10% bleach solution for 10 minutes. You should also give it an occasional sterilisation, just to make sure you're keeping it clean. And remember, even though I don't recommend anal usage for the tentacle, if you do choose to use it anally, make sure to sterilise it before using it vaginally again.

Make sure to only use water-based lubes with the tentacle. Silicone-based lubes will cause damage to the material and oil-based lubes can cause vaginal infections. Always remember to check the ingredients list of your water based lubes and look out for any word ending in -cone. Even if the bottle says it's water-based, any ingredient with -cone in the name is a silicone and can damage the toy.

You can keep it stored in the plastic, zip-top bag it came in, but if plastic isn't your thing, you can just as easily use a cloth bag or wrap. It will most likely collect lint from the cloth, but it's not going to harm your toy; it just means you'll need to clean it before each use. Make sure you keep it separated from other toys in some way so that the materials don't react badly with each other.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The Tentacle, Jr., has very minimal packaging. It's simply a zip-top bag with a barcode sticker containing the catalog number on it. Whilst it's not the fanciest of packaging, it's the most useful. Most people store their silicone toys in zip-top bags anyway, so this saves you from having to locate one. However, since it's just a simple bag, it does leave the toy in plain view.

Packaging

My main complaint about the bag is that it's a bit of a tight fit. It is just big enough for the toy to fit into it as long as you have it angled a certain way: with the tip in one corner and the base in the opposite corner. Even then, I've wound up slicing the bag open in a couple spots with my fingernail when trying to close it, so I might just move it to a bigger bag.

There's also a cardstock card in the bag with a brief overview of the company on one side, then more information on the company on the other side, along with information on how to care for the toy itself. The card is pretty discreet for the most part; it refers to the toys as "interactive sculptures." The only thing that would explain what it is, is a line indicating what kind of lubricant to use.

Cards
    • Good for storage
    • Minimal

Experience

I was originally torn on the Tentacle, Jr. I saw it and immediately said, "That's so weird... I want it." It's a tentacle. I don't have a tentacle fetish, so I simply didn't need it. However, it's such a gorgeous piece that, eventually, I decided I didn't care that it was a tentacle, I didn't care that I had no tentacle fetish, I needed that tentacle. Even if I didn't like it in use, it would be a great art piece.

Fortunately, the tentacle is as wonderful in use as it is beautiful. I've used the backside of the curve for clitoral stimulation, but it's rather light stimulation and didn't do much more than tease me. I could get harder stimulation if I pressed onto the toy above my clit, but that defeated the purpose of using a toy. Internally, though, oh my gosh. The way the toy curves put just the right amount of pressure on the front wall of my vagina. It wasn't a rough pounding by any means and I love that. The increased curve gave the toy just enough rigidity.

I aim more for overall vaginal stimulation rather than G-spot stimulation, and I honestly didn't know where my G-spot was. I didn't even understand how a person finds out where it is. So one day, I took the Tentacle, Jr., and decided I was going to figure that out. I manoeuvred the tip about, maintaining good leverage so it wasn't bending every which way and went prodding about. I eventually came upon one spot and suddenly---!

I squirted. Okay, it wasn't so much squirting out of me as it was gushing, but nevertheless, I did the legendary squirting. The tentacle made me ink. I had never done that before. It made me love the Tentacle, Jr., that much more than I already did.
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  • epiphanyjayne
    epiphanyjayne  
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Cowgirl-Cutie  
    Thanks! Great review!
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    Lovely Jubblies  
    Amazing review and I think that might the best review title ever
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    Martiniman  
    Great review, thanks!
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    sunflower  
    LOL @ the title. I loved all the pics and the review was so detailed, thanks! I have been thinking about this too for the same reasons you got. It's not a fetish thing, it's just kinda pretty and unique looking.
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    Living Doll  
    Great review, thank you!
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