Big news: Uberrime heard that people like having choices and decided to make a smaller and larger size of the popular Splendid dual-density silicone dildo!
Shocking news: I have the small, medium, and large sizes of the Splendid, and I use the small the most.
I may not be the most extreme size queen—I tend to prefer my toys close to 2″ diameter—but still, my preference for the small surprised me at first. But it’s just so usable! And the large…it’s for those times when I want above-and-beyond stimulation.
Uberrime is a small, indie toymaker that I first came in contact with a little over a year ago, when I noticed the jewel-toned metallic pigments they were using and the fact that they made dual-density dildos—a rare thing among independent makers. As soon as I got my first Splendid, I recognized its quality craftsmanship, and I eventually named the (medium) Splendid one of my top toys of 2018. With that in mind, here’s why I like the new versions of this toy as much—or more!
Splendid Dildo, Size Small
The small Splendid is extremely average-sized: it’s the most popular dildo width at 1.5″ diameter, and a bit over 5″ insertable length. Mine is in pearl violet, a very light lilac color, though the toy’s also available in a brighter blue, a vivid rose, and a sea green—all with swirly pearlescent effects throughout the 100% platinum silicone.
I like this toy because it’s comfortable. It has a G-spot curve that’s less dramatic than medium Splendid’s, and the small’s corona also juts out less. More-pronounced textures can feel superb—don’t get me wrong—but sometimes it’s the end of your period and you want to screw something, but you don’t want the stimulation to feel exaggerated. The small Splendid’s head is the most penis-like of the Splendid trio, and so it feels more natural when I thrust it quickly.
As with all Splendid dual-density dildos, the head is a soft (but not incredibly squishy) ≈0A-shore silicone,1 while there’s a firmer core running down the center of the shaft. The finish is a touch sticky but gets very smooth with your favorite water-based lube, allowing Splendid to glide easily.
Small Splendid’s base has the most suction-cup-like quality of the three sizes: it actually sticks as well (possibly better than) VixSkin suction cup bases, like on the super-popular (and squishier) Mustang. I’d give this Splendid a 5/10 for staying power, meaning that you can expect it to hold pretty well on smooth horizontal surfaces (like so), but you probably won’t have consistently good results if you’re using it on a wall (like medium Splendid, shown stuck in the middle here) or in the shower.
Overall, small Splendid is a solid everyday dildo: stimulating but really usable too. It’s a good bet for anyone who wants something fairly realistic but in attractive, non-flesh colors.
Splendid Dildo, Size Large
The large Splendid is like the dual-density silicone equivalent of the Njoy Pure Wand. It’s a lot to handle, a lot of pressure!2 With a big ball of a head, a forceful corona, and another jutting ridge after that, large Splendid collides with my G-spot. The top three inches of large Splendid—all that impact—flows together into a series of bumps, boom boom boom, directed at the most sensitive part of my vag.
And the silicone is fairly soft, but large Splendid’s ridges are so prominent that this toy would be almost unusable for me if it was any harder. It’s a dildo for those who want serious pressure—and want it in a large size. Large Splendid is just over 2″ across—not exactly dragon dildo size—with 7.5″ insertable length.
The length is definitely more than I need for G-spot stimulation, or even for deeper vaginal stim, so I masturbate with the large Splendid by wrapping my hand around its thick lower shaft (rather than holding its base). The base is wide and thick too, to keep the heavy head above it from flopping over when you sit it down on a flat surface.
Because of how large the base is, the total weight of the toy (hashtag #purewandproblems), and the sheer pressure that large Splendid provides, I don’t thrust it as much as I do most dildos. Instead, I rock this two-layered toy back and forth, more slowly. It makes me more mellow with the way I move it, because it’s a formidable chunk of silicone. It’s waiting for those times when I want my dildo to push my limits a bit, to challenge me.
The three Splendids are a progression: moving from gently stimulating, to impactful, to forceful. All are made from the same two densities of silicone, but each size is suited to a different kind of user, depending on individual preference. How large do you want your dildo? How much pressure do you enjoy? These are important considerations when buying any toy, but especially for this trio.
Small Splendid gives you: fairly gentle G-spot or prostate stimulation, a more realistic shape, a lighter weight, and a solid average size.
Medium Splendid gives you: more impact with its bigger corona, more noticeable veiny texture, more forward curve for extra G-spot/prostate pressure, and lots of overall sensation.
And large Splendid gives you: a big bulbous head, a massive ridge that pops as you pull it outward, extra length and girth, and a larger vein down the center—it’s the most powerfully stimulating dual-density silicone I own. (The super-soft VixSkin Maverick seems practically shy by comparison.)
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- See details in this section of my firmness guide: together the outer and inner layers of this toy test at 5A shore.
- Believe it or not, they’re also similar weights: Pure Wand is 1.8 lbs. on my scale, while large Splendid is about 1.9.