Sexuality is a spectrum, a fact that Blush Novelties’ Avant Pride toys incarnate in brightly pigmented silicone.
And no matter what your sexual preferences or gender identity is, the Pride toys are an attractive, low-cost option that’s still body-safe. Plus the suction cup bases are super strong (as well as being harness-compatible).
Though I’m comfortable recommending both the P1/P2 and P3, I did have a clear favorite!
Avant Pride P1
The rainbow Avant Pride P1, and its twin the P2, feature a small, bulbous head above a thinner neck that expands into a noticeable bump an inch above the base. The P1’s rainbow color is well executed, with clearly defined stripes and truly vibrant colors. (I’m not used to seeing a blue this blue in my silicone toys.)
This becomes obvious when inserting the Avant P1 anally: the thinner neck is flexible, so it takes a little maneuvering to get it in my butt without the neck folding over. But once it’s in, the bendable neck is a plus. I would recommend using it stuck to a shower wall and gently rocking back and forth.
I’m starting with anal use for the P1 because the toys’ shape says “prostate stimulation” to me. Now, I don’t have one of those currently available to experiment on 😉,1 but in general, I’ll say this: the rounded head is spaced just the right distance away from the swell in the lower shaft to hit both prostate and sphincters. Inside my own butt, the Avant P1’s swell puts a decent—very noticeable but not painful—pressure right inside my anal canal. Because of how much that bump juts outward, I think the Avant P1 is better suited for slow, lingering movements than faster thrusting. If you’re planning on using it in a harness, you may be in for a bumpy ride! (But hey, maybe you like that?)
Honestly, my bits are of the opinion that the Avant P1 is really not well suited for G-spot stim. Here’s why: the head is small and soft enough that it doesn’t make much impact. Plus the thin neck below that bends when you thrust it (at really any speed), lessening the head’s force even more. But most of all, that final swell outward presses against the mouth of my vagina in a way that I’m not sure whether to define as “stimulating” or “irritating.” I have a strong preference for G-spot stim that’s deeper, something the Avant P1 can’t provide because of its “speed bump,” if you will.
So overall, the Avant P1/P2 isn’t a dildo that’s suited for thrusting motions—unless you like a lot of focused stim at your entrance. But, if you’re going for a smaller toy to just clench around or to gently rock on, then that final ridge will likely fall on the “stimulating” side rather than the “annoying” one like it did for me.
Avant Pride P3
The Avant P3’s color scheme, which represents a lesbian pride flag, is even more vivid in person. I’m especially drawn to the crimson color (which is rare in silicone dildos). Interestingly enough, out of all the Avant dildos, the Avant P3 is the most penis-like: it has a distinct glans and coronal ridge, a raphe (vertical ridge) down the back, plus vein-like texture all over the front.
The Avant P3 stands out due to its smaller size. It does measure in at 1.25″ maximum diameter (so smaller but not really small), but that’s right above the suction cup base. The head maxes out at just over an inch diameter, making this toy both smaller and softer than the vast majority of silicone dildos on the market. I’d say it’s a good “beginner’s dildo,” for folks who are easing into being more comfortable with either vaginal or anal penetration (or for anyone who just likes not-big sizes in general). Also, the not-too-long length makes it ideal for harness use in cases where the receiver is sensitive to cervix poking.
I enjoy the Avant P3’s subtle details and satiny (but slightly draggy) finish vaginally, but its size is more my butt’s speed. When I first used it that way, I had a relevation: This is the most comfortable anal dildo I own.
Seriously, I wish that I’d had this dildo when I did the testing for the anal-use section of my Suction Cup Dildo Positions post. It’s small, it’s flexible, it’s tapered, it’s soft but not too soft, and it’s shorter. These are all good things for my butt! Most of all, I can even sit on the Avant P3 with no discomfort because its length is so manageable. And the suction cup itself is really excellent, much like the Avant D3’s suction cup—it’s staying put.
The Avant Pride dildos are (metaphorically) solid toys that I think are a nice addition to the market. Their smaller sizes and softer silicone, plus the expressive color schemes, make them stand out. As with all the Avant dildos, the prices are really reasonable: $30 each. I’d most recommend the Pride P1 for gentler prostate stim (or for less-deep vaginal stim?), and the Pride P3 as a smaller, slightly textured toy, whether for vaginal or anal use.
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