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 is the Pleasure Works Cadet Vibrating, and too unyielding is the Tantus Alan.1 So, while I think Blush Novelties has done a great thing by making such an affordable series of dual-density dildos with awesome suction cups—the Real Nude line—the Real Nude Sumo doesn’t work especially well for me personally. Here’s why.
1. The Shaft Curves Kinda Like a Tilde (~)
I chose the Sumo out of all the Real Nude options because I’m a sucker for big-headed cocks: the Sumo’s maximum diameter is 2″. Plus, under the coronal ridge, there’s a secondary ridge that I hoped would provide extra stimulation.
But I didn’t realize that the shaft below those ridges would curve in a wave-like pattern. This bothers me because this mid-shaft rise is preventing my G-spot from receiving the full force of the head when I’m thrusting.2 This might not be so much of a problem if not for my next complaint.
2. The Inner Core Is Really Firm
The Sumo’s shaft won’t bend much at all because of the firm core of silicone inside. Now, I can totally understand the need for a firm core: its purpose is to keep the dildo stable when it’s being pounded.3
But this firm core is just a little too firm for me because of the Sumo’s curviness. If the Sumo had an upward, G-spotting bent, I would be complaining about the firm core a lot less and enthusiastically riding the dildo a lot more. As it is, though, I can’t get Sumo’s lovely head to rub me quite the way I’d like.
3. The Shaft Is Almost Rectangular
Now for my final complaint. Instead of being cylindrical, the Sumo’s shaft is more like an airplane window: rectangular, but with rounded edges instead of sharp corners. This feels irritating to me because the edges create a lot of friction when rubbing against my (very fleshy) inner labia. Your mileage will probably vary here.
But It’s Not All Bad…
In short, I probably should’ve chosen the Real Nude Ergo (my review here) to test first, because it curves forward, an essential characteristic of G-spotting toys.4 I’m disappointed that I don’t like the shape of the Sumo’s shaft, because the suction cup is super strong—it stayed attached to my shower wall for twelve hours, until I removed it. If I found it better for thrusting, I’d love to use it as a shower toy. The toy’s longer length (almost 7″ insertable) is perfect for use against a wall.
I really love the squishiness of the Sumo’s head; it’s a great firmness for clenching. This is in fact how I prefer to use the Sumo: with the first three or four inches inserted, just clenching my vagina around it while barely moving it, while I’m moving a We-Vibe Tango around my clit. The softness of the Sumo’s head when I come is really amazing.
The Real Nude line’s silicone has an interesting finish: it’s shiny and fairly smooth, while still being tacky (but not VixSkin-sticky-tacky). All silicone collects hair/lint/dust, but the Sumo really holds on to these stray particles, so a little extra cleaning is required. This silicone also eats lube, so be sure to have some Sliquid or your preferred water- or oil-based lube on hand.
Ninety-five percent of my dislike for the Sumo is due to the gentle wave-like shape of its shaft. After all, I am a lover of realism, but I know lots and lots of people have different tastes. This is why l will continue to recommend Blush Novelties’ Real Nude line even though the Sumo’s shape didn’t work that great with my particular anatomy: I understand that being able to buy a well-made, dual-density toy for between $39 and $50 is a big deal. Plus, the squishiness of the Sumo’s head is wonderful, and the suction cup is very strong.
As for me, I’d like to formally petition Blush Novelties to release a line of fully realistic-looking dual-density toys in the near future! If you’re a lover of realistic cocks like I am, you might also check out Blush’s single-density (uniformly firmer) line of silicone dildos, the Ruse series. (See my review of the Magic Stick, which I love to use stuck on the wall.)
I’d like to thank Blush Novelties for sending me this toy in exchange for my honest review!
- And the Tantus Duchess and especially the Tantus Sam. But remember that my absolute favorite is the Uncut #1!
- Though I hear the Sumo is much better for anal use. Clearly, I’m limiting my options here.
- And this is especially important for suction cup dildos, which have to stand up to a ton of force when they’re attached to a wall or other vertical surface, as the angle of penetration creates a lot of pressure on the lower shaft.
- While I was writing this review, the good folks over at Peepshow Toys were having a debate about whether the Ergo and the Ergo Mini were G-spotting toys. They decided to let me settle this dispute by sending me one to test!