O2 Marks the SpotMark is that perfect in-between dildo that isn't too much of any one thing. Whether it's size, curvature, realism or texture, Mark is average in all departments and is one of the most realistic feeling dildos I own. Its dual-density core would pass just any squeeze test, and the quality just speaks for itself. This dildo pleases both aesthetically and during use and shows that average looks can be very deceiving.
Tantus advertises the Mark to be one of their softest models, and I wasn't entirely let down when I received it and gave it a squeeze test. It's made of 100% Ultra-Premium Platinum silicone, and it lives up to such a prestigious name. It's certainly very soft silicone and feels velvety to the touch. I'm a fan of Tantus's silicone and have always felt it's one of the best. I admit, I thought it'd be a bit softer, but my taste in soft toys comes close to nearly limp, oddly enough. There are two textures to note on the toy, one being the base and shaft, which are matte silicone, and the head, which is a slick silicone and smoother than the rest. The head is a little softer than the rest of the toy and has a bit of give when you press your fingers into it. When inserting, this is really useful for me, because the give of the head makes it a lot more comfortable if I'm extra tight or feeling sore that particular day. The way the entire toy feels as a whole is due to the dual density property this dildo has. Tantus incorporated a firmer, inner core in the center and surrounded it with a softer silicone to make it feel like a realistic cock. Next to my Vixskin models, this feels the most realistic in my collection. I'm definitely a fan of the black color I purchased it in. It's always great when a company offers a color like black, as it pulls away from the realism a bit and makes the toy a lot more fun to me. My partner absolutely loves my color choice, as this is the first black toy I've purchased, and it looks great in any harness I pair it with.
I find that the matte nature of the silicone makes the toy have a bit of drag, so I always use lube when using Mark. Water-based lubes are best, as they won't damage the silicone, and generally can be re-applied generously without getting gunky and overbearing. You can also warm up the silicone by placing it in or under hot water for 6-7 minutes. It'll heat up quite nicely, and is the cock equivalent of having hot towels from the dryer.
*This silicone is an absolute lint whore! It clings to each and every particle it comes across.
The design doesn't include an extreme G-spot curve, which my partner tends to work her hips in a way that makes that not make much of a difference. I think Mark could've used a slightly more intense degree of a curve, but Tantus was going for more subtlety with Mark. He does have a bit of a curve that is just enough for me to get where I need to go. It's also fairly flexible but nearly impossible to bend all the way back onto itself. It's got just enough give to move inside of me comfortably without feeling like a rock lodged into my canal. I hate when toys seem to just ram into my cervix and it happens easier than I'd like to admit. My vaginal canal is short and toys like Mark tend to give my cervix soft kisses, rather than giving way too much length and penetration which winds up making me feel more violated than pleased. The head is detailed and ridged, which would be great for G-spot stimulation, but it could stand to be just a bit firmer. I'm okay with the head being so soft for insertion, but as for my G-spot, it could use a good massage versus a light rub. It isn't all together too soft, so once again, it's just another in-between quality that makes Mark so.. Mark.
Overall, it's a great cock for beginners and those who don't need a lot of anything other than quality from a dildo. It's not at all discreet, as most dildos aren't, and should probably be stored away from toys of other materials and places where it could collect lint and dust.
When it comes to lubing your buddy up, avoid using any silicone-based lubes, which have a high risk for damaging the silicone material of the toy by melting it. Water based lubes are best to use with silicone toys and is 100% safe to use with the material. I don't use the original packing to store it, but rather a plain Ziploc bag, as I find that this keeps the lint and dust particles off the surface best.
Tantus describes on their packaging that their products are "hypoallergenic, hygienic, phthalate free, odorless, tasteless, boilable, bleachable, and completeley non-toxic." If that's not a safety guarantee, then I don't know what is!
I've included a photo of just how much the Mark adores picking up lint:
I've included pictures of how the Mark looks in my Sasha harness: