Re-creating existing toys in softer silicone is suddenly the new big thing: first Tantus’ new Super Soft releases, and now NS Novelties’ ColourSoft series. As something who’s sensitive to pressure, I welcome this trend. A Colours Pleasures Thick 5″ was part of my first silicone dildo…

Blush Novelties Avant D3 Summer Fling lips

Everyone’s heard the cliché “Appearances can be deceiving,” right? Well, the Avant D3 dildo by Blush Novelties has really brought the phrase’s meaning home for me. The Avant D3 “Summer Fling” looks cute. (It even has a cutesy name.) The perfect lines of bright-colored silicone…

Blush Novelties Avant D5 Sin City Silicone Dildo plaid pattern full

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. The Avant D5’s combination of red, white, and black—called “Sin City”—is bold. (Definitely a first…

Doc Johnson American Pop Rebel Slim yellow citrus fruits 1024px

Doc Johnson’s American POP! Rebel is a smooth, semi-realistic, slightly-above-average-sized silicone dildo. It’s one of only two silicone dildos in Doc J’s American POP! series; the others are made entirely of porous (but nontoxic) TPE. In case you’re wondering about the name “American POP!”: I…

New York Toy Collective Ellis featured

New York Toy Collective’s Ellis is the most realistic-feeling dildo I’ve ever put in my vagina. Now, it’s obviously not a replacement for human contact, and it doesn’t feel exactly like skin. It’s not an android-type Cylon or a “bionic man”; that type of tech…

The NS Novelties Firefly 5″ Pleasures is a dildo you can also use as a glowstick—something I had no idea I wanted until I got one. Before NS Novelties released the Firefly 5″ and 8″ Pleasures, (body-safe) glow-in-the-dark dildos were only available from very small (usually…

Real Nude Ergo red roses

The Blush Novelties Real Nude Ergo is a team player. It’s the nice guy who’s considerate about your budget, and who plays well with your other close friends (like the We-Vibe Tango or the FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet). The average-sized Ergo doesn’t make waves, but its…

Vixen Large Realistic Bent on green-and-blue fabric

When I want a dildo that’s wide and firm, I reach for the Large Realistic Bent, by Vixen Creations. It’s no secret that I found Vixen’s VixSkin Maverick to be too squishy—so I decided to try out the Large Realistic Bent. It’s the same shape and…

Blush Ruse Magic Stick dildo purple purple background

The Magic Stick, part of the very affordable Ruse line by Blush Novelties, has solved all my standing-masturbation problems. You see, usually when I stick a suction cup dildo on a wall, I’m forced to arch my shoulders backward and thrust my hips forward. But the…

Cadet Vibrating dildo in coffee color

I had high hopes for the Pleasure Works Cadet Vibrating, an average-sized, semirealistic dildo that’s part of Pleasure Works’ Firm Core (dual-density) line. You see, for the last year, I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect dual-density toy for G-spotting masturbation: the toy to end all…

Blush Real Nude Sumo full length

Dual-density: I’ve said before that it’s the way to go for a realistic-feeling dildo, and I’m on a personal quest to test out as many dual-density toys as possible. But…I’m picky. Too soft was the VixSkin Maverick, too hard was the Tantus Sam; too flexible…