Update: Eighteen months after I got my first NS ColourSoft squishy silicone dildo, I’m still in love. Seriously, y’all, this is one of my absolute favorites—both in the larger and smaller size (depends on my mood!). Original review follows.
It’s a good time to be a lover of more realistic-feeling, body-safe dildos. In early 2017, NS Novelties came out with the ColourSoft silicone dildos—one average-sized (the ColourSoft 5″), and one pretty large (the ColourSoft 8″). Not only are these toys super affordable, but they’re also body-safe platinum silicone—so you can use them for many years, or sanitize them between partners, with no worries.
As something who’s very sensitive to pressure, I welcome this squishy dildo trend! A Colours Pleasures Thick 5″ was part of my first silicone dildo order, and though I loved the realistic shape, the protruding coronal ridge was too hard for me to enjoy really pounding the toy. But now that I’ve tested out the new ColourSoft suction cup dildos, I can confidently say that NS Novelties has found my Goldilocks firmness for single-density toys1: flexible, but not too floppy while I’m inserting or riding the toy. I’m pretty sure the ColourSoft 8″ dildo will always be among my top suction cup dildos: especially for wall-screwing fun!
The ColourSoft dildos’ two sizes have the following specs: the 5″ is 1.5″ max diameter and 5.25″ insertable length (it’s available in blue, purple, and pink). The 8″ is 2″ maximum diameter and actually 7.25″ insertable length (and it’s available in blue, purple, and black). I like these dildos so much that I’ve now updated this review, over a year after I first published it, to include my thoughts on both sizes of ColourSoft dildo.
The ColourSoft 5″ Dildo
When I was first asked to pick a ColourSoft dildo to review, I asked for the big one because I do sometimes have a thing for the larger toys. But later, when I was reviewing the T.O.M. suction cup dildo mount, I realized that I wanted something soft whose full length I could actually take comfortably!
So I got the ColourSoft 5″ too: it’s the same shape as the glow-in-the-dark Firefly 5″. And I’m incredibly glad I did, because it’s great on those days when I want a soft silicone dildo that’s a comfortable size—that doesn’t push my boundaries a little.
Because the ColourSoft 5″ Dildo is smaller than the 8″, it also feels a tad softer.2 The 5″‘s head is more tapered than the 8″‘s, for really easy insertion. I love squishing around the toy’s head when I first insert it, and before long I’m jerking the hell out of this dildo because it feels so good to go fast with it.
I really enjoy how compact the ColourSoft 5″ Dildo’s balls are, because they fit easily into my (smallish) hands. Even more than the 8″‘s balls, they double as squishy stress relief! And I was right about the toy’s shorter length: I can mount the ColourSoft 5″ to a chair and take it without my cervix getting poked, like the larger version would do.
The softness does mean that ColourSoft 5″ is very flexible: if you want a more realistic feel overall, I recommend the Blush Neo Elite 7.5″ Dual Density Dildo with Balls. It’s the exact same shape as the ColourSoft 5″, and even squishier outside (video here), but underneath there’s a firm core for stability.
The ColourSoft 8″ Dildo
It’s pretty obvious that my blue ColourSoft 8″ Dildo is quite a large toy. Since I’m an impatient masturbator, I tend to stick dildos into myself as quickly as possible, but the ColourSoft 8″ (a.k.a. “the big blue dick”) makes me do some warmup exercises. After a minute of rubbing the head around my vulva, though, I’m able to insert the broad head, and after a couple more minutes of slow thrusting, using the toy feels completely natural—I’m sure because of my preference for this semi-squishy kinda silicone!
I absolutely love the squish of the coronal ridge now. In use, it feels like the firmest part of the toy. In fact, I could have lived with the firmer-density silicone used in my Colours Pleasures dildo if it weren’t for that pronounced ridge: my G-spot felt assaulted by it. But in this softer silicone, the coronal ridge provides just the right amount of firm pressure that gets me off hard and fast. Plus the exaggerated veins provide lots of fun secondary texture. (But if you are looking for a smoother toy, the veinage may be overwhelming—it definitely creates some drag, and I have to lube up really good.)
When I’m thrusting this soft silicone dildo fast by hand, the lower shaft does bend a little more than I’d like—the length is just so long. [Note: But wait, NS Novelties heard my complaint—there’s now a dual-density silicone alternative, the NS Colours Dual Density Silicone toys.The 8″ Dual Density is my top recommendation for a large & affordable dual.]
When stuck to a wall, the ColourSoft 8″ Dildo’s shaft is pretty damn flexible. (The 5″ isn’t long enough to have this problem!) But that flexibility works well for me, someone who doesn’t like firm pressure. If I angle the dildo upward and then close my close my legs around it, it delivers really awesome, broad G-spot stimulation. And when I have the ColourSoft 8″ stuck to a horizontal surface like a chair (a nightstand, in my case), I can control the angle of penetration better. Then the shaft’s bendiness doesn’t bother me like it sometimes does when I’m thrusting the ColourSoft 8″ by hand.
In general I prefer smaller bases and no balls on my toys (for easier manual thrusting), but I quickly realized that squeezing the ColourSoft’s balls really hard was a big turn-on for me, as they’re the squishiest silicone balls I’ve yet had. By squeezing and thrusting, squeezing and thrusting, I explored my domineering side.
Plus, the suction cup is soft enough that I can fold over part of it and get a better grip around the base of the shaft and those balls. Speaking of the suction cup, it is strong, though I found the Colours Pleasures suction cup stronger. The ColourSoft suction cup needs to be pressed into place to stick well, but then it’s good to go for a long ride.
On the ColourSoft Silicone
A final note about the silicone: because this is a softer silicone, it’s also somewhat sticky, and it may get slightly more sticky over time. This is normal, but if you want to keep your firmer silicone toys pristine,3 I’d recommend storing the ColourSoft dildos separately, like in a plastic freezer bag or any kind of satiny storage bag or sex toy storage pouch.
As I’m sure you can tell by now, I’m incredibly excited that NS Novelties has come out with this softer alternative. At only $24 for a small and $44 for a very large dildo, ColourSoft will now be my first recommendation to anyone who’s looking for an affordable and realistic suction cup dildo, unless the person definitely wants firmer pressure.4 The ColourSofts have been among my favorite dildos for a couple years now—and I still use the 8″ often (tho the 5″ ColourSoft is now being replaced in my rotation by the Blush Neo Elite 7.5″ with Balls!) I think the ColourSoft 8″ excels as a suction cup toy because of how flexible it is, and I pull it out when I want to be filled really comfortably.
Or, if you’re in the market for an equally affordable, realistic toy that’s even squishier outside (but less flexible overall!), consider picking up a Colours Dual Density Silicone dildo.
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- Which are made up of one layer of the same kind of silicone, as opposed to dual-density (two-layer) toys. See my Silicone Dildo Firmness Guide for details.
- With silicone, the larger a toy gets, the firmer it feels. It’s not a huge difference with these two, but I thought it was worth noting.
- Softer silicones contain dimethylsiloxane fluids, which are pure silicone and are safe (just like the dimethicone that makes up a large part of any silicone lubricant is). They may experience some minimal leaching.
- It’s totally valid to like firmer stim, and if you do, then the NS Colours Pleasures dildos or the Blush Ruse dildos will probably be a better choice for you.