Tiny little piece of awesomenessThe Tantus Splish is the smaller of their two new, dual-colored toys. Made in the US and entirely body safe silicone, this toy is not a let down from the quality I have come to expect from the brand. If you're looking for a small, soft toy that you don't mind not having a motor, the pretty Splish is a superb investment.
The main use for this toy is to be inserted. It's great to use for g-spot stimulation because of the slight curve, and the shape makes it easy to thrust with and hold. It's great for ladies who are looking for something that won't make them feel 'stretched.'
Similarly, it's great for anal play as well. If you have a prostate this will work similarly, and the small girth would be perfect for a beginner who wanted something to thrust with that is thin and flexible. The flared base makes this 100% anal safe.
You CAN use this toy externally, but since it doesn't vibrate it's not much more interesting than a finger to use clitorally. It's also the entirely wrong shape to use for a full-bodied massage. Because of that, it's really only good for internal use.
If you're looking for a first toy, and you want to avoid things that vibrate, this is AWESOME! The small size and pretty appearance aren't going to scare anyone off, and it's not going to be too intense. If you're wanting a traditional vibrator I'd recommend looking elsewhere, but as far as dildos go this would be nice to start off with.
I feel similarly about this being your first toy as a couple. You can't use it clitorally during intercourse, but you can use it to warm up, for double penetration, or in a harness. It's not phallic enough to squeak out your partner, and the small size makes it feel less frighting.
This toy 100% passes Ryu's dorm seal of approval. Because it has no motor it's entirely silent to use, and the small size makes it great to store just about anywhere. It's also easy to care for and clean, and it's great to use in the shower.
If you've never used a Tantus toy before, their silicone is very unique. It's soft in small amounts, but the thicker parts of their toys get firmer the more silicone there is. This means that the ridges and the 'neck' of the Splish are awesomely soft and flexible, but that the thicker tip is much firmer and hard to squeeze.
It is a bit of a lint magnet, but it's not exactly tacky. The raised areas are fairly slick, but the base and the non-raised areas have a bit more drag to them. I would recommend keeping this out of a lint and hair free environment for ease of care.
I think that most ladies will prefer to use lube with this (and lube is always a must when it comes to anal play) but I personally can use it in the shower without any due to the thin girth. If you do want to use lube you should avoid silicone lube, or at least do a spot-test on the base of the toy.
You can easily bend the tip to the base both forward and backwards, though bending it backwards does provide a bit more resistance. This flexibility is perfect if you don't like a lot of pressure internally, and it's great if you want to use this as a couple because it's hard to be bruised by it. On the other hand, if you prefer firmer toys that can put a lot of g-spot pressure the Splish might leave you wanting more.
Overall, silicone is one of the best materials out there, especially if you're looking for a softer toy, and Tantus makes spectacular silicone toys. Between being body safe and easy to care for, I highly recommend this toy. If you're very sensitive to textures you may be able to feel the 'drips,' but I personally couldn't really feel them.
The Splish is just under 5 inches long in total, but the base is half an inch thick, putting just over 4 inches of this insertable. This makes it great for people who don't want or like long toys, but it's not going to be as easy to use in a harness as a longer toy would be.
At the tip, the widest point, it's just about 3 inches around. This is much thinner than the average penis girth. The farther down the shaft you go, the thinner the toy gets until just above the base where it is about an inch around. This makes it great for people who aren't used to penatration or who just prefer thinner toys, but size queens (and even those who like 'average toys') should beware of the petite stature.
The design of the Splish, and it's larger version the Splash, are both supposed to look like waves. They are both curved and organic in shape, and they have small 'drips' of water running down the sides. They look extremely artistic, and almost pretty enough to leave on a shelve.
This toy really shouldn't be left out because it will attract attention. Though it's not obviously a sex toy, it really can't be passed off as a back massager or anything. The small size makes it great for traveling, and very convenient.
Overall, the Splish is whimsical and fun. If you're one of us who really doesn't like girthier toys this one is going to be great, be it for anal or vaginal use. The design is going to appeal to both men and women, and it's not going to be large enough to scare off a nervous partner who doesn't want something 'big.'
Here's the Splish VS a pen:
The flex of the shaft:
The flex of the base:
And a closeup of the design:
The thick tip and light curve make this great for g-spotting if you don't necessarily need a lot of pressure or a sharp curve. If you find glass or plastic toys too intense, the soft silicone that this toy is made of may be perfect. It's ideal to thrust with as well because of the easy to hold base and fairly smooth material.
You can also use this toy in a harness because of the base. Whether you're using it with a man or a woman, this would be a great place to start if you want something little and whimsical that still manages to feel fairly realistic.
You can also use this both anally and vaginally, which makes it great for solo use no matter what gender you identify as. While I can't personally speak, what makes this toy good for g-spot stimulation should similarly make it good for p-spot stimulation.
While it doesn't exactly have a suction cup feature, the lip around the base of the toy makes it fairly good at sticking to flat surfaces. While you can yank it off, I think that most people will be able to use this like a toy with a proper suction up attachment.
Overall, this toy is super discreet and easy to use. Being harness compatible and anal safe, I think that everyone who enjoys small toys will find a good way to use it. If you're a beginner and looking for something simple, this is something to keep in mind.
I wash mine with an antibacterial toy cleaner, but you can just as easily use soap and water or a toy wipe. If you want to disinfect this toy (which needs to be done every time you plan on switching orifices or partners to kill bacteria and prevent the spread of infection) you have two options. If you're living with others, you can wipe this toy down with a 10% bleach solution. If you really want to get it clean and you don't live with people who mind, you can also boil this toy for 10 minutes.
I keep the Splish in a cool, dark place with the rest of my toys. You should try not to store it in contact with other silicone toys (especially those from less reputable companies) because the two could react and leave you sad. Similarly, this toy shouldn't be used with silicone lubes unless you do a small spot test on the base and find it's okay.
The front just states that it's silicone, and you can see the toy through the transparent plastic. It looks nice, but it's not the most 'luxury' packaging I've seen, especially compared to some of the fancy vibrator companies like Lelo and Jopen.
On the back is some basic information. It doesn't come with any additional instructions, but because it's a silicone dildo it's pretty straight forward. There aren't even any batteries to install! I wouldn't worry about not being able to use this for lack of know-how.
You could easily wrap this up and give it as a gift, but it's very straight forward about what's in the box. Try not to crush it as well, if you're planning on gifting it, because the packaging is fairly 'smush'able.
Here's the front:
And the back:
(You can read their whole spiel on their site, here)
Though I was surprised at the size (I always seem to be surprised by the size of toys) it was not a bad surprise. The petite size was PERFECT for me, who really doesn't like much girth at all. It also didn't intimidate my partner, though he did immediately hold it up and say "It's like a tiny doo-dad!" Coming from someone who gets easily upset at larger toys, this is something that won't make your partner jealous.
If you find that the Elements Theta by Tantus worked well for you, this toy is similar in length and just a bit more rigid than that toy. While it's not going to make me sell all of my dildos, this is certainly a keeper that I would highly recommend to anyone who thinks the girth would work for them.