Thursday, 29 March 2012

Review: Tantus Acute



She Says:

Tantus Acute really is a (very) cute little dildo (I'm so sorry, I'm sure that joke has been made a million times over, but I couldn't resist). I wonder if the name was chosen because of this, or maybe because of the acute angle it forms when standing (going back to GCSE maths here)? Anyway, whatever the reason I think it's a good name that is well suited.

We ordered Acute in the close-out sale on the Tantus website (and yes, maybe we did go a little overboard with our purchases - but we just couldn't resist!), but if you wanted to order it from a UK supplier it is available at Lovehoney and Sextoys.co.uk. There were two things that attracted us to this little beauty - firstly, it's vibrant colour and secondly it's small size.

You don't see many dildos in orange, in fact, I don't think I'd ever seen a dildo in orange until we found this one. When you have as many dildos as we do, a variation from the norm makes something more desirable and interesting, and in this case the colour certainly fitted that bill. But for those of you who don't share our enthusiasm for orange Acute is also available in purple, white and pink.




If you've read some of our previous posts you may be shocked to hear that it's small size was something that appealed to us. Well, Alex may be a size queen, but most of the time I'm really not. We don't own many small dildos, the only other silicone toy we have of a comparable size is the Tantus Silk Medium, which I find great for anal play, but a bit boring for vaginal play. I was hoping for better things from this one, and I have to say, it has delivered. It is small enough to use in my vagina or up my ass without any prior warm up. I find it's shape comfortable for both uses, but particularly pleasurable for vaginal use. I don't have a very sensitive g-spot at all, I can't come (or haven't yet) from stimulation of this area alone, most of the time it doesn't even feel particularly different from anywhere else on my vaginal wall. However, acute does reach that area very well, to the point where I can actually feel the difference it is having on me whilst masturbating - you might not think this to be much of an achievement, but believe me, for me it is. I'm sure that if you're a person who enjoys g-spot stimulation this would be a great choice for you. I very much enjoy thrusting it into me, it's not really one just to leave sitting inside you as it's too small to get enough stimulation. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that sometimes it spins round inside of you so it is facing the wrong way (towards the back of your vagina), it feels fine this way, but not quite as good, which is just a bit annoying.

Like all Tantus toys, the Acute is made from a premium grade silicone, which in this case is of a medium firmness. It's completely body safe, free from nasty chemicals and very easy to clean (spray with sex toy cleaner and rinse under warm water) or sterilse (boil for 3-5 minutes). We would of course advocate sterilising any toy if you're going to share it, or use it for both anal and vaginal play.

In conclusion, Acute is a brilliant little dildo, perfectly proportioned, made out of a top quality material and in a beautiful vibrant colour. Although I've only had it for a couple of weeks it has had a LOT of use already, and  I can easily see it being my new go-to-first dildo for masturbation.

He Says:

I am disgruntled. Lucy has stolen all the good jokes. Therefore my half of this post is going to be very staid.

Like Lucy, I am huge fan of the colour of this dildo. It is available in less lurid options, but I don't see why you would want to go for that. You can get pretty much any dildo in black or flesh. You can't get many in neon orange!

An enjoyment of larger toys does not automatically mean that a well designed smaller toy has to be unsatisfying. This toy is highly angled, and when inserted fully presses nicely against my prostate. One of my favourite uses of this dildo is to sit on a chair with it all the way in, and work it around slightly (reaching down with one hand, or just shifting about). But my normal interests anally involve my sphincter rather than my prostate. The Acute doesn't do a lot of stretching for me, but there are a couple of benefits to a toy this size even for experienced anal players.

Firstly, it is a slightly sad fact of life that you can't ram a pound or so of silicone up your ass every day. Obviously one solution to this problem is to take a day off, but a much more fun solution is to take things a bit easy. The Acute is not uncomfortable even when I am feeling slightly tender down there. But the texture and shape to still provide enough stimulation to keep you interested.

Another advantage is that you can really thrust this toy with some force. With a small toy of a constant diameter this would not provide much stimulation. However, the Acute gets significantly narrower towards the base, which you might think would provide even less stimulation, but the size difference actually means that as you thrust you are working your ass from the inside, a sensation that I particularly enjoy.

Overall, I am surprised how fond I am of the Acute. Many people like to use a small dildo to warm themselves up for larger toys, myself included. I would not recommend the Acute for this if you are interested in toys over about 2 inches, as it will not provide sufficient girth to make any difference. In fact, I could personally fairly happily do without this toy. But it provides an enjoyable change of pace, as well as being an excellent beginners' toy in its own right.

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