Tantus

Tantus is a truly amazing sex toy manufacturer, best known for its 100% silicone dildos and butt plugs. I love a lot of their stuff, including the Cush O2, Echo, Ryder, and Splash. Their tiny dildos are adorable and they have an incredible closeout section. Cheap cheap cheap silicone toys!

Review: Tiny Dildos

Review: Tiny Dildos

[This post is an April Fool’s Day joke. However, because I am very dedicated to my jokes, I actually did do all these things.] Perhaps “tiny” is condescending. “Diminutive”? “Miniature”? “Wee”? I don’t want to be flippant or rude, but it’s an objective fact that these dildos are roughly 1/60th the size of their, shall I say, phallotypical counterparts. This is not going to be girth mania. Lowing your expectations for pleasure might be a good idea. Rewiring your brain, wiping all data about previously-experienced insertables: encouraged. Over the years I’ve amassed quite the collection of tiny silicone dildos from Tantus, Bad Dragon, Fun Factory, and Vamp. They accumulate in my purse, come home in my suitcase from conferences, and materialize in crevasses of my life. One time I found one, inexplicably, in . . . read more

Sex toy news: squirting dildos and flapping tongues for your dick

Sex toy news: squirting dildos and flapping tongues for your dick

Vixen has released a peculiar dildo called the VixenAire Mustang. It inflates when you apply pressure to the base. I love my Mustang, but the VixenAire only inflates near the base of the toy, which I find weird??? For ages, I’ve hoped a company aside from Bad Dragon would invent a silicone squirting dildo. It has become so with the Pop! A SQWEEL FOR YOUR DICK. It looks like a torture device, but so do all the Sqweels. Fun Factory’s latest vibes are Lady Bi, a rabbit, and Moody, a curved G-spot/prostate toy with a textured flared base. It comes in orange! Um, yes, my need to rub these vibrators all over my body is strong. These are the new Tenga . . . read more

Epiphora's best and worst sex toys of 2015

Epiphora’s best and worst sex toys of 2015

[Check out my annual best/worst tag for older lists!] What a year 2015 was! I showed my face on the internet and subsequently used it to prank all of you. I got emotional about what being a writer means to me, then had my work published in Best Sex Writing of the Year. I managed to get out of the house a couple times, to attend the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, an epic sex blogger retreat, and two smaller #dildoholiday vacations with friends. When the universe manifested yet another “scientific” “study” “proving” that squirt is pee, I protested loudly, and so did many of you. Dr. Drew was perplexed. 2015 was the year I programmed my own vibration patterns, took a video of the inside of my vagina, and . . . read more

Sex toy news: scented vibrators and remote-controlled underwear

Sex toy news: scented vibrators and remote-controlled underwear

Fun Factory has a whole host of new stuff! There’s Miss Bi, a dual vibe with two strong-ass motors; Calice, an oddly-shaped mini vibe (my girlfriend: “it’s like someone said, make it look like a penis AND a vulva“), and Bi Stronic Fusion, a Stronic/vibe hybrid. Spareparts Hardwear, makers of the most durable underwear-style harness on the market as well as my fave harness, now have a boxer briefs harness! And New York Toy Collective has an uncircumcised dildo: Ellis! Tantus recently released the Duchess, a dual-density version of their Duke, as well as the Starter and Gary. Yes, Gary. A dildo named Gary. LELO just remembered that prostates exist and have unveiled the Loki (aka Butt Mona), Bruno/Hugo, and Loki Wave. They also upgraded . . . read more

Sex toy news: clicky buttons and vibrating anal beads

Sex toy news: clicky buttons and vibrating anal beads

REJOICE, because Fun Factory is retiring their G4 line of vibrators in favor of G5. The G5s, which come in classic designs like Tiger, Big Boss, and Patchy Paul, have satisfying clicky buttons. Writing this, I am now realizing how much of a nerd I am that I’m excited about different buttons. They also have more settings, OK? The latest in sex toy crowdfunding campaigns includes a smart cock ring called Lovely and a 6-motor bendable vibe named Crescendo. Astroglide released a sperm-friendly lube called Astroglide TTC. Nice try, guys, but Yes already does it with much better ingredients. Tantus’ new Vibrating Progressive Beads are a great contribution to society. Silicone anal beads are already important, but vibrating ones even more so. Now the question is, can I put my Tango in . . . read more

Sex toy news: crowdsourced vibration patterns and a heavy-duty Doxy

Sex toy news: crowdsourced vibration patterns and a heavy-duty Doxy

Crave is crowdfunding for their next two vibrators, the Flex and Duet Flex. Backers will have access to an online application for creating their own vibration patterns, which they can then download onto their devices. We-Vibe released a new collection, featuring a pearl white Tango and an Epiphora-blue We-Vibe 4. Proof that life is not fair. I can’t handle this set of limited edition toys from Fun Factory, called Funtastics. I am easily swayed by the phrase “limited edition” but I know that Fun Factory’s bullet is so damn buzzy and I would regret it. BUT LOOK AT THEM. GOD. The powerful-as-fuck Doxy Wand will soon come in a DIE CAST version! [Edit: I reviewed it!] Tantus’ excellent Super Soft C Ring now . . . read more

Sex toy news: uncut dildos and a rechargeable Hitachi

Sex toy news: uncut dildos and a rechargeable Hitachi

If it seems like it’s been 5,000 years since Jimmyjane released something new, it has. Now, they have graced us with the Hello Touch X (rechargeable now, with an electrostim mode because uh?) and Form 5 (a weird mouth with flappy lips because uh?). The Fun Factory Bouncer looks boring as fuck. But it actually has inner balls that roll around, like kegel beads or their B Balls. I am into this idea. Tantus and SheVibe have teased us with some preliminary photos of uncut dildos they’re collaborating on. Yes! Hallelu, there will soon be a rechargeable Hitachi Magic Wand! The new wand will have a silicone head, four vibration intensities, and can be used while plugged in. Oooh, ahhh. Nexus has a few new products, including a . . . read more

Epiphora's sex toy gift-giving guide

Epiphora’s sex toy gift-giving guide

If you ask me, sex toys are way better gifts than socks or body wash. Now I may be biased, considering I own over 400 of them and have been testing them and reviewing them for six years, but you know. The point is, I have OPINIONS about things that go on vulvas and in vaginas and butts, and even sometimes over penises. Today, I was on Sex Out Loud Radio telling the universe all about my top sex toy gift ideas — plus my tips for picking out a sex toy for someone else. As an accompaniment, here’s the written version — along with photos of the toys and links to my reviews. Where should you shop? My favorite stores are . . . read more

Sex toy news: vibrating orbs and pony tail butt plugs

Sex toy news: vibrating orbs and pony tail butt plugs

The We-Vibe 4 is almost here. It’s smaller than the We-Vibe 3, with a much-improved remote. But it’s only available in purple and pink, so I’m just gonna go to their HQ and stab someone real quick — BRB. LELO sneaked up on us with their newly-released Ida, which I loathed, so let’s move on to something hopefully better: KEGEL BALLS! They’re called Hula Beads, so I can only assume they are made of balled-up palm fronds. Apparently they rotate, vibrate, and respond to the squeezing of PC muscles. We’ll see. Tenga has a new line called Vi-Bo (ooh, they took out the r!): weird shapes and “orbs” that take watch batteries. The one that looks like an exercise device? You’re . . . read more