Review: Uberrime Splendid Dual-Density Silicone Dildo

When a dual-density silicone dildo works, it works. Basically, Uberrime’s Splendid Dildo has knocked my socks off.

As much as I love silicone dildos, finding the right dual-density one for me hasn’t always been a smooth road. Maybe the outer silicone layer was too squishy to give me the impact I wanted (like in some VixSkin), or the toy just didn’t curve right. But I feel like the Splendid—a hand-sculpted, hand-poured, artisan toy by Uberrime Dildos—is a toy that truly understands my vag. There are two big reasons why I think the Splendid is an overwhelming success: its bold shape and its balance of silicone firmnesses (something that’s very important to me!).

[Note: Since I came out with this review, the Splendid was released in two other size options! You can find my review of the small & large ones here.]

The G-Spotting Shape

I can only describe the Splendid Dual Density Dildo’s shape as “classic.” It’s obvious to me that the toy was sculpted with G-spot stimulation in mind (though of course it can be used for prostate stim too). The Splendid’s max. diameter—a little over 1.6″—isn’t too much larger than average size for a penis or dildo. But the Splendid’s mushroom head makes it feel imposing. The crown both juts out and leans forward, to provide just the right amount of pressure for me. And the toy’s curve wraps around my pubic bone and then the prominent head aims right for the most sensitive part of my vagina.Uberrime Splendid Gentleman Dual Density dildo pink head edit

The Splendid also has a slight secondary ridge under the head. I like it and can feel it when I’m really focusing, but overall it’s overshadowed by the larger coronal ridge above it.

The Firmness

The outer layer of the Splendid is 5-shore durometer, while the core is 20-shore. (Not that the core makes a big difference in the feel, but you can bend the dildo just a little bit. It’s not rock solid.) This means that the outside feels a little squishier than most Tantus O2 dildos (whose outer layer is Tantus Super Soft silicone). But it’s not super-duper soft—that would require 2- or 3-shore silicone. If you’re expecting VixSkin-level squashy-ness from Uberrime’s dual-density, you’ll be disappointed.

Uberrime Splendid Gentleman Dual Density dildo pink in hand crop

The soft silicone outer layer is flexible enough that the Splendid’s base bends a little in my hand. Also, check out the starburst pattern on the base bottom!

The Splendid’s squish level is great for me, though, because the big ridge makes an impact even with fast thrusting. (Whereas the VixSkin Maverick’s head, for example, doesn’t do as much for me.) And in this soft-but-cored firmness, I can feel the Splendid’s veiny vertical ridges better than in a truly squishy-squashy silicone. The large center “vein” especially stimulates the mouth of my vag, or the underside of my clit if I pull back a bit farther. I think the texture is a nice touch, but people who like slick toys or minimal stimulation at the mouth of their vag/their anal canal might think this ridgyness is a bit much.

Other Thoughts on the Silicone

The Splendid has a smooth matte finish in its body, with a glossy base that allows it to stick to really flat surfaces…a little bit. (Don’t expect amazing, lasting suction if you like to ride your toys.) It can be a bit draggy, but no more so than any softer silicone. With a nice water-based lube, the Splendid truly glides.

The metallic pigmentation in the three Splendid colors available at Peepshow Toys is pretty damn attractive! It sparkles in the light. As with Uberrime’s silicone, these pigments are lab-tested and certified skin-safe. I opted for the Pink Pearl color, but the Sapphire Blue and Amethyst were calling to me too… I almost had to flip a coin!

Uberrime Splendid Gentleman dual density dildo colors Peepshow Toys

Also, Splendid (size medium) has now been released in four single-color choices too, for $9 less than the two-color scheme.

Overall Thoughts

I knew after using the Splendid Dual Density Dildo for only two minutes that it was going to be a winner—that its quality was comparable to the legendary VixSkin Mustang, the most renowned silicone dildo on the US market. I would 100% recommend the Splendid if you’re looking for an attractive G-spotting dildo. Its soft-yet-firm texture, pronounced head, and veiny ridges combine to create a toy that’s stimulating while still being comfortable to really move. And at under $70 for a handmade artisan toy, I believe the Splendid is a steal.

You can find the medium Splendid here in its original two-color scheme, or go for pearlescent single-color options here.

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One thought on “Review: Uberrime Splendid Dual-Density Silicone Dildo

  1. adriana

    April 27, 2018 at 8:08am

    I hadn’t heard of this maker but now I am intrigued!

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  2. Oreon

    May 27, 2018 at 5:07pm

    I didn’t know of this maker either. Interesting. Loving the color combos on the Night King one there especially.

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  3. doe

    May 28, 2018 at 4:11am

    The color combos available for this are lovely

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  4. gag

    January 11, 2019 at 9:57pm

    Thanks for going in-depth on the comparison of silicone firmness to Vixskin & O2. None of the other reviews I could find did so & this wqs very helpful to me.

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