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 softer, more realistic-feeling dildos. In early 2017, NS Novelties came out with the ColourSoft dildos—one average-sized (the ColourSoft 5″), and one very 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 dils, 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.
The 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 size toys.
The ColourSoft 5″ Dildo
When I was first asked to pick a ColourSoft toy 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 I use it a lot more than the 8″, just because its size is much more manageable for everyday use.
Because the Colour Soft 5″ 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. Seriously, this is the most comfortable dildo I own for fast thrusting by hand—and I have a lot of choices these days, somewhere close to 90 silicone dildos.
I really enjoy how compact the ColourSoft 5″‘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.
Finally, I’ve tested the ColourSoft 5″ for blowjob practice, and I think it’s nice for that too because of the softness—it pairs well with a little flavored lube.
The ColourSoft 8″ Dildo
It’s pretty obvious that 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 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 fast by hand, the lower shaft does bend a little more than I’d like—the length is just so long. (Dual-density silicone is the answer if you’re looking for an even-more-realistic feel, something that’s long but not floppy.)
When stuck to a wall, the ColourSoft 8″‘s shaft extremely flexible. (The 5″ isn’t long enough to have this problem!) But the flexibility actually 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 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 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.
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 Many months after I first got my ColourSofts, I still use both of them all the time—especially the 5″, which is in my top 5 favorite dildos because of how much I love thrusting its soft realism. And as for the 8″, I think it excels as a suction cup toy because of how flexible it is, and I know I’ll always pull it out when I want to be filled really comfortably.
My thanks to Peepshow Toys for sending me this dildo in exchange for my honest review. I always tell my readers when something does not work for me or when I think it’s badly designed. If you want to support my writing, you can make your next sex toy purchase—whatever it is—by clicking through my affiliate links and then buying. (Doing so costs you absolutely nothing: in many cases, you’ll even save money by using my discount codes.)
- 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, like in the 00 series, 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.