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In theory, the Basix Slim is absolutely perfect. However, if you don't like toys with a scent, I'd advise you stay away from this one. The smell is very strong, and doesn't fade.
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Pros:
Nice size, soft, strong suction cup.
Cons:
The smell.
Rating by reviewer:
2
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Use

The Basix Slim is actually extremely versatile. It has a nice, strong suction cup on its base. This makes it safe to use for both anal and vaginal play, since it won't get lost anywhere anytime soon. You could also use this in a harness, as it claims to be compatible. Although this dildo is slim, it does have a bit of length to it. However, don't let that intimidate you! If you're suctioning it to something, you have nothing to worry about.

Perfect for couples or by yourself, I'm sure everyone could find their niche with the Basix. With its slight curve, it makes it easy to hit both the g- and the p-spot, respectively. If taking this guy into the shower, be sure to keep it away from the lines in the tiles, it'll come right off the wall!
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
    • Solo
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

When I first saw the Basix Slim, I was in love. I usually don't like big dildos, and I was looking for a suction cup option. Definitely helped that it looked realistic, too! However, once I got it home, the feeling of love quickly turned into revolt.

The toy is made of rubber, which is highly porous. I figured it would have a smell taking it out of the box, but not as badly as this. It was extremely overpowering, and I nearly gagged. It's some kind of weird baby powder smell, and it won't go away, even after washing it a few times. If I leave it out, it stinks up the whole room!

That being said, I still had to give it a good once-over. This toy is very soft, especially considering that it's made of rubber. The veins are perfectly placed, and are raised just enough for that extra stimulation. The slim size decreases the need for lots of lube, though you should cover this one with a condom, simply because of the material.

I'd venture to say this is a good size for everyone. Whether you're new to toys, don't like big dildos, or are even a size queen, everyone could find something to love. If you can get past the smell, that is.
    • Harness compatible
    • Porous
    • Strong odor

Design / Shape / Size

Claiming to be a realistic dildo, this comes very close. I've seen lots that have odd shaped heads, or the veins are ridiculous. However, this toy doesn't seem to have that issue. It may just be me, but I find this toy to be rather proportional. The veins aren't overpowering, either, which is perfect.

The slight curve of this one is probably my favorite feature, aside from the suction cup. Again, the size on this is perfect. Being a slim dildo, it'll fit nearly all users, and you don't have to take all of the length in.

I would not suggest this for travel, since it is not discreet. You take one look at this, and you definitely know what it is. Overall, it would still be nice to have around if you can get past the smell.
    • Beginner
    • Partner play
    • Realistic

Performance

First off, I have no complaints about the suction cup. That thing is powerful, and sticks to almost every surface. As I expected, you should keep it away from the grout in the shower tiles as it will fall off the wall. To a wall in the bedroom, however, I have no complaints. The performance was excellent.

Now, the shape was beautiful, as stated earlier. However, the smell was really overpowering, and it didn't get much use before I had to put it away. Although it's starting to finally fade, it's still strong enough that you know it's there.

Which brings me to something that really bothers me. I cover nearly all my toys with a condom. Yet, when this one was covered, the smell changed. It went from the weird baby powder smell to something so awful I can't even describe. I can't explain why that happened, but it was definitely a red flag for me.
    • Easy to use
    • Not very discreet

Care and Maintenance

Rubber is extremely porous. This means you really can't ever get it 100% clean, but I would still recommend to do so before and after every use. Use a mild soap and water, and wash thoroughly. I would suggest pat drying this. While it isn't sticky, it does feel kind of weird in your hands.

Because of the smell, I would encourage either storing in its original container, or in a box/bag of some sort. Otherwise, you'll know it's around all the time.

Rubber is compatible with all lubes, and I would suggest ALWAYS using a condom with this toy.
    • High maintenance

Packaging

This toy came in a plastic clam shell, slightly bigger than the toy is. Around it came a plastic insert with a bit of information about the material. You can either recycle the packaging, or use it for storage. This packaging is not discreet, you definitely know what you're getting.
    • Minimal
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

I have to say this really disappointed me. Everything about it, in essence, was perfect. Except for that awful smell. Sadly, I can't get over it. It's gone in with all the other toys I won't use for quite some time, if ever again at all.
Follow-up commentary
I can safely say that, even now, this thing still smells! It might not be as bad, but even after all the washing, leaving out to air dry, and even using a flavored/scented lubricant, nothing! It has made its way out to the trash, and I'm definitely not looking back.
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  • Tart
    Tart  
    Very good review
  • Haifisch
    Haifisch  
    Thank you (:
  • JBean
    JBean  
    I bought this thinking it was designed to be a healthy alternative to the other
    poorly designed toxic toys, but I was wrong. It felt nice to the touch in my hand when I opened the package, but it was leaching chemicals like crazy. I could smell the chemicals on my hands and whatever it touched. I tried to wash it off, but it didn't help. I never used it and threw it in the garbage. Another garbage toy promoted as good healthy.
  • Haifisch
    Haifisch  
    I agree. It reeked so bad, I can't bare it. It's on its way out the next trash day, and it makes me disappointed because I feel like I wasted the money on this toy. It just doesn't wash out.
  • IndependentlyHappy
    IndependentlyHappy  
    Thanks for the review! I totally agree with your assessment of this toy - it smelled so badly that I ended up throwing it out. I kept it wrapped in plastic bags and I could still smell it through them :p
  • Haifisch
    Haifisch  
    Ugh, I know, right? I actually haven't gotten around to throwing it away.. /lazy
    But it's been months, obviously, and it isn't so pungent now. But you can still smell it when you pull out the toy box.

    I really should throw it away now. >.>
  • Jon S
    Jon S  
    ty
  • comatose-kitty
    comatose-kitty  
    Im just gonna avoid this
  • crazycouple7281
    crazycouple7281  
    Thanks for the review
  • Bignuf
    Bignuf  
    Thanks for a very good, honest, and helpful review!
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