Blush Novelties Avant D5 Striped Silicone Dildo Review

Why choose one color for your dildo when you can have three?

With their vibrant stripes, the Avant dildos by Blush Novelties proclaim that silicone toys don’t have to look boring.1 The Avant D5’s combination of red, white, and black—called “Sin City”—is bold. (Definitely a first in my dildo spectrum.) But even better, I found this Avant dildo a pleasure to use. Because of the D5’s satiny finish, thick body, and medium-firm silicone, I enjoyed my stay in Sin City—or rather, Sin City’s stay in me.Blush Novelties Avant D5 Sin City Silicone Dildo full length shelf

The Shape

The Avant D5 is nicely proportioned if you want an above-average (but not huge) suction cup toy. Most of the shaft is a very round shape, from 1.6″ to 1.7″ diameter. The insertable length of mine is about 6.75″. I really like this longer-than-usual length for suction cup play: more room to move my hips.

The Avant D5’s shaft is smooth but not totally texture-less. There are small dips and vertical ridges here and there. For example, I like the flat plateau right below the Avant D5’s coronal ridge because it provides slightly broader stimulation. (A good thing in my book.2) And the head itself has an attractive shape: vaguely cock-like, but in a very abstract way.Blush Novelties Avant D5 Sin City Silicone Dildo head

Finally, the inward dip that starts an inch and a half up from the base is well-thought-out. It’s really a great place to grip the D5 when I’m thrusting it by hand. Plus, the suction cup base is thin enough—and made of soft enough silicone—that it folds over easily.Blush Novelties Avant D5 Sin City Silicone Dildo flexible suction cup base

In Use

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by the Avant D5. I thought it would be on the smoother, firmer side, whereas I like squishier and/or more textured dildos in general. But the D5 has endeared itself to my vagina.

Why? Well, first, the silicone is more flexible than I expected. It’s not squishy exactly, but it’s much more forgiving than the majority of big-brand silicone dildos. The Avant D5 will bend slightly forward while thrust, just enough to wrap its head around my pelvic bone. Also, when I suction-cup it to a flat surface, the dildo wiggles back and forth delightfully. (You should know I’m poking it and watching it sway while I type this. 🙂)Blush Novelties Avant D5 Sin City Silicone Dildo wood

And in this kinda-soft-but-not-squishy firmness, the Avant D5’s semi-realistic head is more stimulating that I’d hoped it would be. The coronal ridge pulls gently at my G-spot with each stroke. Meanwhile, the back of the head sticks out enough to be noticed by the back wall of my vag. Though I have a fascination with dual-density dildos, I would hands-down choose the Avant D5 over the dual-density Real Nude Ergo.3 The Ergo has a more G-spotty ridge, but it doesn’t make a big impact because of the softness of the silicone. In contrast, the Avant D5’s ridge—even though it’s less pronounced—is able to get me off more easily because it doesn’t get compressed with movement. Even though the Ergo is satisfying alongside a bullet vibe, the Avant D5 wins by a mile when I’m looking for a suction-cup dildo or just a thrusting dildo.4 (And hey, if you want a slightly firmer-feeling dildo still in striped silicone, check out the Avant D3.)

I also prefer the Avant D5’s silicone finish. It’s smooth: not glossy, but a “satin-coated” matte. It has the same pleasant-to-run-your-hand-over feel that Blush’s Luxe dildos (and to some degree the realistic Ruse dildos) have. With a dollop of thicker lube, the D5 glides nicely, with just a little drag.

This smoothness is important, because I had work to do. I was determined to bring you the results of only the most thorough suction cup testing. As I mentioned, the Avant D5’s base folds over easily, so I worried this would mean a low-performing suction cup. You know, the kind that drops onto the floor ten seconds before you’re about to come. I really thought this would be case because the Avant D5 did come detached after a few minutes of being left alone, unmolested, on my bathroom and shower walls.

But, surprisingly, it really hangs in there when I’m actually using it.5 Despite my most strenuous efforts to detach it from the wall (without my hands!), I come before it comes detached. I’d give it an 8 out of 10 for suction cup strength. (Interestingly, the Avant D3 and Avant D4 suction cups are even better: 10 out of 10, like the best I’ve ever used.) It’s rare to find a dildo with a strong suction cup that also has an easy-to-hold base (and no balls that get in the way),6 so even more points for the D5 there.

More about the Stripes

I’m a very visual person, so I’d be lying if I said that I would’ve jumped to get one of the Avant dildos if they didn’t have their stripes. If they were plain purple, or pink, or even blue, I would’ve been like, “Oh, huh, something new. Maybe I’ll get around to testing that one day.” But I saw how they actually look, and my thought process went something like: “WHOA, better retweet that and add ’em to my guides STAT!” Obviously, it’s the colors that are catching everyone’s eye: the cool-looking bands of brightly pigmented, perfectly cured silicone.

Blush Novelties Avant D5 Sin City Silicone Dildo plaid pattern full

Unfortunately, silicone toys are *not* available in plaids or argyle patterns. 🙂

Platinum silicone is a difficult medium to control—pigments tend to swirl and blend together, like watercolor paint that runs everywhere—so I’m impressed that Blush Novelties has pulled these stripes off on such a large scale. Blush says that the Avant dildos are “artisanal” toys, handmade by a select group of craftspeople. I fully believe that the people pouring the silicone into such exact stripes know what they’re doing.7 My Avant D5 only has very, very slight areas of overlap/not perfectly straight lines between the colors. Really, you wouldn’t notice this unless you were looking hard.

There are some slight nicks and imperfections on the surface of the silicone, and a ragged edge on about an quarter inch of the base circumference. None of these minor flaws affect the body-safe nature of the silicone.8

Overall, for $42–$53, I think the Avant dildos are a good deal. For example, the Avant D5 closely matches the size and price of another hand-poured, artisan toy, the Vixen Leo.9

Final Words: Color Me Pleased

Blush Novelties’ Avant dildos are both functionally and aesthetically pleasing. More simply put, they’re pretty things that are well made to get you off. I was surprised at how enjoyable I found the Avant D5, since its shape is pretty plain. The texture is subtle, but I like how the rounded coronal ridge teases as it glides in and out. I’m also happy that the silicone bends, so I can get some forward curve; yet the dildo is firm enough to make a big impact on my vag. And the Avant D5’s above-average length pairs well with the strong suction cup. If you like lots and lots of texture, though, check out my Avant D3 review too.

You can buy the Avant D5 Sin City coloration here, or see its even-better-looking twin, the D6 Electra. (I’m also sold on the color combo in the D1 “Hot ‘n’ Cool.”)

Thanks to Peepshow Toys for sending me this dildo in exchange for my honest review!

Believe me, I will tell you when something does not work for me or when I think it’s badly designed. By buying through my affiliate links, you can support my writing at absolutely no cost to you. (In fact, you’ll save money by using my discount codes.)

  1. Most less-expensive silicone dildos are a single color. Exceptions include the Colours Pleasures Pride Edition rainbow dildo, three of Split Peaches’ Unicorn Horns, and the rainbow Split Peaches Rivetor and Screw You.
  2. My frontal wall and the Fun Factory Boss’ pointy ridge still don’t get along.
  3. Interestingly, the Avant dildos take their shapes from three Real Nude toys: the D1 and D2 mirror the Helio; the D3 (review here) and D4, the Suko; and the D5 and D6, the Rollo.
  4. The Ergo wins for clenching and really squeezing, though.
  5. As long as the base isn’t wet when it’s attached to any flat surface. It’ll totally fall off if you wash the toy and then don’t dry the base off.
  6. Though squishing the ColourSoft’s balls is pretty stress-relieving, to be fair.
  7. Check out my BS Atelier Alex review for another pretty-colored (if more expensive) toy by a maker who can really pull off silicone stripes.
  8. Rare is the silicone dildo that doesn’t have some sort of minor discoloration/surface scratches/small air bubble/ragged edge, etc., etc.
  9. The D5 is currently a buck cheaper, if you’re keeping track.

One thought on “Blush Novelties Avant D5 Striped Silicone Dildo Review

  1. Voyette

    May 4, 2018 at 8:17am

    They say “Sin City”, I can’t help but think “Cat in the Hat”. Very cool looking.

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