Silk medium - dildo by Tantus - review by Vegan Silk

For Those Sensitive Days

This is a great vaginal toy for those who are sensitive. Its smaller size and smooth texture is a comfort and pleasure to delicate vaginae while still hitting the g-spot. The Silk Medium is even smaller than the specs page according to my measure, so be sure you want a small toy if you plan on purchasing it.
100% silicone, Curved for G-spot, anal safe, harness compatible, great for beginners
Lint magnet, Not really a con, but be aware it is a small toy.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


I bought this toy for vaginal use. There are a couple reasons that I get sensitive and need a more gentle toy. In the days leading up to my period my vagina gets a bit tender. Anything that is firm, or large tends to hurt. However, on the days leading up to my period I get really horny from all those hormones rushing around. So taking a break is not something that is ideal. I also can get a bit sore from intense sexual encounters with my partner. We tend to not always be in sync with our lust cycles, so when we are aligned we go for quite a while and I end up sore. But for me, sexual fulfillment is a positive feedback loop. The more I get it, the more I want it. But my the tenderness leaves me needing a more gentle experience.

This toy fits the bill. It is smooth, small, and squishy, so I don't add to my discomfort and I am still able to enjoy a penetrative experience. I use it three ways vaginally. Thrusting works alright, though sometimes I am still to sore, and if I am not sore it is a bit small for me. I also enjoy using a clitoral vibrator while just clenching down on it. It gives me just enough fullness, that I can come more easily. Clitoral stimulation on its own takes a while for me, and when I'm already tender, I want satisfaction quickly or it can turn to discomfort. Lastly, I sit on it and grind. This gently rocks the curved tip into my g-spot which feels wonderful.

Keep in mind that this is not firm g-spot pressure, but a gentle rocking. This works well for me when I'm tender, but may not provide enough stimulation to everyone as it is a fairly soft toy.

While I have not tried it, the Silk Medium can be used anally. I have only started anal play and do not yet feel comfortable with the idea of a thrusting toy. However, it has a nice flared base, and modest size so it could be good for anal beginner/intermediate users.

The Base also makes it harness compatible, so it is a great toy for couples looking for a smaller dildo. Because the material is so forgiving, it is very easily used in couple play with or without a harness. There is no danger that an over zealous thrust will hurt someone's cervix.

The toy is 100% silicone, and Therefore completely waterproof. However if you need lube, it can be tricky when wet. Because the toy is silicone, water based lubes are recommended (silicone lubes can hurt the material), so it may wash away.
  • 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
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bed
    • Tub/shower/pool
    • Around the home
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • 100% silicone
    • Can be sterilized
    • Travel friendly
  • 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
    • Vaginal

Material / Texture

As I just mentioned, this toy is made from 100% silicone and completely nonporous. It is squishy and flexible (enough to bend in half), which is great for those like me who can get tender before their period or after other sex. However it was not too flexible, and still easy to insert. The material is smooth and seamless which is ideal for beginners and sensitive types.

The material had no odor out of the box, and has not picked any up. It does have a faint taste similar to a plastic cup, but it is not very noticeable. I am very sensitive to chemical smell and taste and this toy doesn't bother me at all. If you covered the dildo in lube or your own wetness, that flavor will definitely be the one you taste.

There is a slight drag to the silicone which feels great vaginally, but could be diminished with the introduction of more water based lube if it is not desired. It picks up a lot of lint like all my other Tantus silicone toys, so keep it clean and be sure to check for stray lint before using.
    • Flexible
    • Smooth
    • Squishy

Design / Shape / Size

The simple sleek design worked great for my body. It is completely smooth, no bumps or ridges, and only a slight curve along the shaft. Because it is fairly flexible it will easily form to the shape of your vagina (or anus) comfortably. The slight curve hits my g-spot perfectly. It is still a more gentle sensation due to its flexibility, so if you need firm g-spot pressure this toy may not work well for you.

It is not a large toy by any means; in fact it is even smaller than the specs page suggests! With my tape measure I recorded 3 3/8ths inches of girth which translates to just a little over 1 inch in diameter. I measured its length at 5 1/2 inches, with just over 5 insertable. Maybe that seems like splitting hairs, but a quarter inch increase(decrease) in diameter is more than 3/4 increase(decrease) in girth. This isn't a huge deal for vaginal use, but having my sphincter stretch that much more is difficult. So if you are warming up in stages to larger anal toys, keep in mind this won't stretch your ass as much as the specs page suggests and you may need another intermediate sized toy before going to the next size.

Many older reviews mention the base is flimsy. Well, it looks like Tantus has listened and redesigned. Mine has a nice solid base which is 8 3/8 in circumference (2 2/3 inches in diameter). It stands up by itself without problem (which is great for air drying), and should work in most harnesses.

While the dildo does not look anything like a penis (except for its general phallic nature), it most definitely looks like a dildo. It is small enough to pack away so it can be discrete and is easy to take with you. But bear in mind, it can't be mistaken for anything else if discovered.
    • Beginner
    • Partner play
    • Simple


This toy works really well for what I need. Its slender shape, flexibility, and smoothness are perfect for my most sensitive days. My libido doesn't seem to get the message that vulva and vag are feeling extra delicate due to hormones or recent rigorous activity, so it is great to have a toy that works for me on those occasions.

I love sitting on top of it and grinding against it, which rocks the tip into my g-spot. Though it is small it hits all the right places.

You have to be sure you want a smaller toy, and those that need girth should look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a small sleek design, this product is fantastic.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

As mentioned above, the Silk Medium is 100% silicone. It can be completely sterilized by boiling it or by soaking it in a 10% bleach solution if you are going to share it between people, or use it in different orifices. If you do not need it completely sterile, a quick wash with soap and water keeps it nice and clean. It easily stands up allowing it to air dry which avoids towel lint.

I store it wrapped in a smooth cloth to keep it from gathering lint. It is a magnet for the bits of everything, so if you do not have lint free storage remember to give it a rinse before use.

Water based lubes can be used with this toy. Do not use a silicone lube as that can degrade the material.
    • Can be sterilized
    • Easy to clean
    • Lint magnet


Like many Tantus toys, the Silk Medium comes in a sturdy clear plastic box with the Tantus logo. It is very classy, but not discreet. It is a bit tricky to open the outer box, and inside the toy sits in a clear clam shell. Due to the elaborate procedure to removing the toy, I just discarded the box.

I really appreciated that there were no cheesy pictures of scantily clad women making sexy pouty faces. Those annoy me. It was just a delightfully straightforward presentation.

There were no instructions, but the simplicity of the toy doesn't require any.
    • Classy
    • Not discreet
Follow-up commentary
Since writing my original review, I have gotten to use this toy for pegging. It worked really well once I got it inserted. The flexibility of the toy made insertion a little bit tricky, but it still worked really well.

I still use this toy regularly for vaginal self play with clitoral vibrators, and occasionally on its own if I'm feeling horny but sore.

If you like girth, this toy won't work for you. However, if you are a beginner for either vaginal or anal penetration, this is a comfortable fun way to start.
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  • Starrr
    Thanks for the review. I have been looking for a toy like this!
  • Miss Anonymous
    Great review!! Thanks for posting!!
  • Waterfall
    Nice review The size of this one and smooth texture look great for anal play.
  • leatherlover
    Thanks for the great review. I think I have used this once before for anal play. Ours came in their beginner strap on kit.
  • ToyGurl
    Very helpful review, sounds like an awesome toy!
  • Ghost
    Looks like a good one for introductory use. Thanks.
  • GenderSexplorations
    Very nice review.
  • Chul
    Thank you for this lovely review. Love your fluid and descriptive writing style, by the way.

    I'm really thinking about growing up with this set, since I can't handle much vaginally, and I love my small. Thanks for confirming my suspicions that it's smaller in girth. Great job!
  • Missmarc
    thank you very much for the review!
  • lalapetitee
    Great job!
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  • MissCandyland
    Thanks for reviewing!!
  • BlooJay
    Thx for the review!
  • Apirka
    Great review, thanks for sharing!
  • HotMama2three
    Awesome review!
  • Vegan Silk
    Thanks for reading everyone. Glad the review has been helpful.
  • sXeVegan90
    Thanks for the review.
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