Silk medium - strap-on dildo by Tantus - review by fragglerocker

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Mixed feelings on Silk Medium

It is a good toy and well made but perhaps it's a bit small for vaginal use. If you are a size queen you probably won't like this toy, but if you are are new to anal play this might be the perfect start to your journey.
Published:
Pros:
size appropriate for beginners
silicone = safe
harness compatible
safe for anal use
Cons:
size not appropriate for non-beginners
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This toy can be purchases separately or as part of Tantus' Bend Over Beginner (or Intermediate) Kit. It is harness compatible so it can be used with a strap-on or by itself. Similarly it could be used by a couple or by a single person and the base makes it easier to control when not in a harness. I did check to make sure it was compatible with my harness (also, because, let's face it when you get a new toy it's all shiny and you have to fiddle around with it) and it fit well with the smaller O-ring.

I haven't really seen any specific safety concerns (other than not using silicone lube) since it is both silicone and has a flared base. This means it's easy to clean and can be used for anal penetration and pegging. Due to it being made of a softer material you don't have to worry as much about bruised cervixes like you would with glass, metal, or even harder/larger silicone/rubber dildos.
  • 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
    • Gender play
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • Vaginal

Material / Texture

The Silk Medium is soft and smooth to the touch. It is made from 100% silicone so there is minimal smell and no taste. There is no texture which could be a plus or a minus depending on the user's preference. Given the lack of texture it's appropriate for beginners or those who are sensitive to textured dildos. It is not at all realistic, which personally I prefer.
    • Flexible
    • Harness compatible
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Silk Medium (w/Acute)

(Pardon the droplets of water in the photo; like most silicone/rubber dildos these are lint magnets and I wanted them dust bunny free for the picture.)

There really isn't much to say on the shape. It's vaguely phallic shaped, in that it's much longer than it is wide, but the comparison really stops there. There really isn't even much of a variation in width from beginning to end minus one end having a flared base and the other rounding off.

Like all Tantus dildo's it's solidly designed and you can't really complain on the quality of its make. The flared base is much bigger than the dildo so it is well suited for strap-on harnesses. This also makes it safe for anal play, although since it's smooth it won't stay in on it's own.

My mixed feelings as far as the Silk Medium have to do with it's size. As you see in the picture it's fairly small. I put it next to my Tantus Acute, which while not much longer has more variation and girth. I can see how this toy would be nice for beginners interested in pegging/anal play or even for women who have Vaginismus (a condition where the vaginal walls tighten and make penetration difficult if not impossible). To be honest that would probably be the only two cases I would use this toy outside of using it as warm-up for a larger dildo.
    • Beginner
    • Partner play

Performance

I have no major complaints as far as performance. It fits well in my harness and doesn't have any issue saying in the O-ring. It does exactly what it is supposed to do and is well suited for both anal and vaginal penetration. The flexibility is nice for vaginal use in the sense that it is super flexible so there is little danger in injuring your partner when you are engaged in rigorous/rough sex. No bruised cervix from this one. It's one down side in my eyes is again the size. It's kind of meh as far as girth goes and size queens should just pass it by without a second glance.
    • Comfortable
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

This dildo is pretty easy to clean you can either use antibacterial soap and hand wash it or pop it in your dishwasher. Given that it is silicone use only water based lubes. The one downside in its care is that it's a giagantic dust magnet like any of my other silicone or rubber dildos. I wash it before use as well as after because of this. That doesn't detract from the quality or enjoyment however. I store this in the box I store most of my toys in with a clean towel at the bottom to prevent them all rolling around too much. But even with a brand new towel and a scrubbed down toy and box there is inevitably dust bunnies or pet hair on it anyway. But again, I just wash it prior to use and it's perfectly fine.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
Follow-up commentary
While I like this toy, I still have the same mixed feelings on the size. It's good for beginners to anal play/pegging, but I still feels it's on the small side for vaginal use and that it doesn't quite fit the name "medium". Otherwise it's great, good quality, and comfortable to use.
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