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

Smooth and Sleek: Great for beginners to anal play!

This is the perfect toy for those new to anal or looking for something smaller for warming up. Being softer silicone, of smaller size, and lacking a ridged head, it's easy-to-use, fun, and easy-to-clean. Overall, a great toy to have!
Silicone, Easy to clean, no head, harness compatible, anal-safe
Small size
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Silk Medium by Tantus is the perfect toy for those new to anal play. It's also perfect for individuals looking for harness use. This includes those new to the sexual aspects of gender play, such as transguys or those interested in pegging. The soft silicone prevents unwanted bruising no matter how rough things get. Perfect for beginners or those just looking for something easier to handle, the Silk Medium is all-around a good toy to have.
  • 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
    • Gender play
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • 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
    • P-spot

Material / Texture

The Silk Medium is made of Tantus' wonderful premium silicone. It is bendy and a bit squishy yet not too much so and is wonderfully smooth. It is odorless and tasteless. Being pure silicone, it has a nice and easy glide when in use. Be warned though: if you're looking for texture, this is not the toy for you.
    • Harness compatible
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

The Silk Medium is not a realistic toy as it lacks a head and is perfectly smooth-shafted. However this does give it an easy to handle shape for a beginner due to the lack of a head. It has a wide flared base, making it completely safe for anal play. The only possible weak point on the base is where the Tantus logo is. But the base is still very sturdy. It also has a smooth curve to the shaft, good for slight prostate or g-spot stimulation. However if you're looking for intense stimulation, I warn you, this toy may be too soft/short.

For a beginner to anal, the size is perfect. It's easy to handle with very little preparation due to the fact that the width is little more than that of two fingers. It's also a suitable warm-up to larger toys for someone more experienced with anal play.

While not as explicit as many other toys due to the lack of definition, it is definitely recognizable as a sex toy. Therefore, I would have to say it is not discreet. When traveling with it, I would first consider the method of travel. Do you really want the TSA fumbling through your toys?
    • Beginner
    • Partner play


I use the Silk Medium with the SpareParts Joque Harness and can say it is definitely compatible with almost any harness. The base is wide, flat, and large enough to have a secure hold. It is easy to slip into the harness due to the shape and easy to slip out again when things are winding down.

Its comfortable pliability makes it easy to use in rougher situations without fear of bruising, unlike many stiffer toys where caution must be taken. A warning though: it may be difficult to insert at first for some people (especially those used to firmer toys) due to the bendable material. But with a little care it's not a problem.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Because of the silicone, Tantus' Silk Medium repels bacteria and is therefore easy to clean with soap and water. It can be completely sterilized by boiling it in hot water for approximately three minutes. It is bleach and dishwasher-safe as well. But when it gets wet, the base becomes something of a suction cup! I recommend storing it somewhere away from lint as the silicone can attract dust and hair. Overall, it's an easy-to-clean, low maintenance toy.

I recommend using only water-based lubes as it is silicone and a silicone-based lube will likely degrade the material. While I have heard that some premium silicone lubes are compatible with Tantus toys, I can't speak to this myself. If you're going to try one, spot-test it somewhere on the base first to make sure it doesn't react. The way I see it is better safe than sorry. So I recommend sticking to water-based.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The packaging for the Silk Medium is relatively basic. It comes in a clear and red rectangular box with a description of the Tantus Premium Silicone on the back and '100% Ultra-Premium Platinum Silicone' on the front. There are no instructions but for a toy like this, they aren't really necessary. It is not discreet and I do not recommend it as a gift box. While it would make a good storage box for irregular use, it is a bit of a hassle if you'll be using it regularly.
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

I definitely recommend this toy for anyone looking to enter into the world of anal play. Be it through solo play, pegging, couple foreplay, transgended persons, or any other realm. It's easy-to-use, fun, and small enough to not need much prep-time, if any for some people. Additionally, because of the small diameter, it's very easy to handle. If you can handle two fingers width, you can handle this toy. Overall, it's a wonderful addition to anyone's collection.
Follow-up commentary
This toy is a perfect beginner's anal toy. But as you move beyond the realm of beginning exploits the Silk Medium just doesn't... measure up. It truly is a beginner/warm-up anal toy, exclusively. While this toy still sees some occasional use as a warm-up toy, it has mostly taken a position in the back of the collection. But even having moved on to bigger and better things the Silk Medium still holds good memories and is definitely my recommended choice for those just starting out.
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