It’s a good time to be a lover of softer, more realistic-feeling dildos. In spring 2017, Tantus began releasing a string of new Super Soft toys, and around the same time, NS Novelties came out with the ColourSoft series—like the ColourSoft 8″ I’m reviewing today. As something who’s sensitive to pressure, I welcome this 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 8″, I can confidently say that NS Novelties has found my Goldilocks firmness for single-density toys1: flexible, but not floppy while I’m inserting it or riding it.
ColourSoft toys are currently available in two sizes: the 8″ (actually 7.25″ insertable length, with 2″ max diameter; available in blue, purple, and black) and the 5″ (1.5″ max diameter; available in blue, purple, and pink). My blue 8″ 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 density of 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. (If you’re really sensitive to texture, though, it’s possible you won’t like the veinage.)
When I’m thrusting fast by hand, the lower shaft does bend a little more than I’d like, but this is unavoidable with softer single-density toys. (Dual-density is the answer if you’re looking for an even-more-realistic feel.) I sometimes try to avoid too much bending by choking up on the shaft, so that I have my hand wrapped around it right above the balls. It’s difficult to get a really amazing hold his way, so after a few minutes, I usually switch back to gripping the squishy balls really tight. (More on that in a few paragraphs!)
When stuck to a wall, the ColourSoft 8″‘s shaft is a bit floppy. (Update: the 5″ isn’t long enough to have this problem!) But the flexibility isn’t the worst thing, because if I angle the dildo upward and then close my close my legs around it, it delivers some good, broad G-spot stimulation. (The long length helps for this position.) 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.
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 and thin 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 very firmly pressed into place to stick well, but then it’s good to go for a long ride.
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,2 I’d recommend storing the ColourSoft dildos separately, like in a plastic freezer bag or any kind of (large, in this case) satiny storage bag.
A Quick Addendum on the 5″
After I wrote this review, I also got the ColourSoft 5″: it’s the same shape as the glow-in-the-dark Firefly 5″. Because the Colour Soft 5″ is smaller than the 8″, it also feels a tad softer.3 The 5″‘s head is more tapered than the 8″‘s, for really easy insertion.
Though the 8″ will probably always be my fave (I’m a bit of a size queen), the 5″ is the way to go when I’m looking for a shorter toy. I enjoy sticking it on top of my T.O.M. mount, for example, so that I have no problem taking the full length. Plus I can get a much better hold on the toy’s smaller balls.
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 something hard. I plan on squishing my ColourSoft 8″ regularly—both in my hands and in my vag—whenever I want a thick toy with an awesome coronal ridge.
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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.
- Softer silicones, like in the 00 series, often contain siloxane 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.
- 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.