Tantus describes its Echo Super Soft as “a fantasy dildo whose head is repeated multiple times.” So, when the folks at Peepshow Toys were looking for a reviewer for this new Echo, I’m sure that they thought of me immediately. After all, I’ve made no secret of my interest in fantasy sex toys.
Though the Echo may not be the most sensational fantasy toy out there,1 its abstract ridges do provide the textured stimulation that’s characteristic of many fantasy toys. (Plus, for some reason, the Echo reminds me of an alien from the back.2) Here’s why I’ve come to love the Echo Super Soft.
Soft and Textured
I thought the original Echo’s ridges looked interesting, but I was never enthusiastic enough to get one because I personally find Tantus’ “flexible” silicone…not very flexible. (Sure, it’s flexible in comparison with glass or metal, but in comparison with many other silicone dildos, not so much.) Your mileage may vary, of course; firmer toys work very well for some people.3
This is why I was thrilled when Tantus began expanding its Super Soft line earlier this year. Starting with the Vamp Super Soft, and progressing to the Adam Super Soft and many more, Tantus has answered the demand of more-sensitive users like me.
You better believe that I’m picky about dildo firmness—picky enough to write an extensive guide on it. And I have absolutely no complaints about the Echo Super Soft’s firmness. For me, this softer silicone is magic when combined with the intense ridges that ripple down Echo’s shaft. Plus, the long, straight head feels amazing to squeeze around.
And then the curved ridges come, one after another…
If my vagina could speak, one of its first sentences would be: “Life’s too short for boring dildos.” To me, “boring” means totally smooth and slick. I need some texture and/or drag to make thrusting any particular toy an interesting enough experience that I don’t switch to one of my many other choices.
Luckily for my genitals, the Echo definitely delivers on texture. I love all the ridges after the coronal ridge: they have a nice, downward-curved shape that’s like an exaggerated coronal ridge. One after another, the ridges massage my the frontal wall of my vag (and my vulva, depending on how far I have the Echo inserted).
For more intense G-spot stimulation, I really to like to insert as much as possible of the Echo Super Soft’s 6.5″ of insertable length. The Echo’s head, though it does anchor the Echo into place well when I’m using the toy as a vibrating dildo, isn’t the best for pure G-spotting. (I’m going to be presumptuous here and say that if I had designed the Echo, I would’ve given the head a more-bell-shaped curve, like this, and a coronal ridge that protruded as much as the Echo’s lower ridges do.)
I don’t dislike the Echo’s head—it’s just that the ridges farther down the shaft are what really do it for me. And the Echo Super Soft’s bullet hole really helps me make the most of all this ridgy goodness. Besides being a really comfortable place for me to stick my finger while I’m jerking the Echo by hand, the hole will accommodate either a small vibe or a Tantus suction cup.
With a Bullet Vibe
I use the word “intense” in a lot of reviews because I’m pretty sensitive, first; and because I actively seek out overwhelming toys.4 But using the Echo Super Soft with a We-Vibe Tango inside really is an intense experience. The Echo’s silicone of course dampens the vibrations a little, but stronger vibes like the Tango5 will still make their presence known from inside the Echo. I barely want to move the Echo when the We-Vibe Tango’s inside, to avoid total sensory overload. Squeezing around the large,6 soft head and moving the dildo very slowly is enough.
And when I am using a vibe inside the Echo, I appreciate how the Super Soft silicone lets me curve the dildo’s shaft. This flexibility makes it easier to add more external stimulation into the mix, because the ridges feel almost as good rubbing my vulva as they do inside my vag.7
With the Tantus Suction Cup
Like any Tantus vibrating dildo, the Echo Super Soft is designed to hold Tantus’ suction cup attachment.8 I’m really excited about how the Super Soft silicone works with the suction cup, because Tantus’ dual-density vibrating dildos, like Alan, didn’t bend enough for me to enjoy using stuck on a wall.9 Also, I find that the bullet hole solves the opposite problem I had with the Vamp Super Soft, whose lower shaft is slightly floppy when I thrust really fast. Inside the Echo Super Soft, the suction cup attachment (or, alternatively, my own finger) acts as a firm core in the bottom inch or so of shaft. This way, I can create the G-spot-friendly angle I’m looking for.
Simply put, the Echo Super Soft is my new favorite shower dildo. I can even close my legs almost all the way around Echo, so that all the ridges rub back and forth, back and forth, between my vag and clit. For more intense vaginal stimulation, I have to arch my shoulders back and thrust forward with my hips,10 but anything feels great with these ridges. (Have I mentioned I like the ridges yet?!?)
Lastly, the finish on Echo’s silicone makes vigorous thrusting around the rippled shaft more comfortable. It is a matte finish (not a gloss), but it’s the smoothest matte I’ve ever felt—smoother than the matte finish on my other (nonvibrating) Super Soft toys, Vamp and Adam. And unlike many softer silicone toys, which are sticky, Tantus Super Soft doesn’t cling to your fingers and attract all the hair in a three-foot radius.11
TL;DR: I 💗 Soft Ridges
The Tantus Echo Super Soft has quickly become my most-used Tantus Super Soft dildo. (And that’s saying a lot, because I love the Vamp Super Soft’s big round head.) For me, the Echo’s soft silicone and pronounced ridges are a winning combination. All these ridges team up to stimulate everywhere from deep in my vag to the underside of my clit,12 gently but persistently. Though sometimes I wish the Echo’s head had more of a curve, its long, bulbous shape works well when the Echo is suction-cupped to the wall. Then, the big head holds the dildo inside me while I’m massaging my clit with the shaft’s lower ridges. But if suction cup dildos aren’t your thing, the Echo Super Soft’s bullet hole can of course hold a bullet vibe. Or, if you’re thrusting the Echo by hand, you can stick a finger into the hole, to better direct the angle of the shaft.
I usually end my reviews with suggestions, not demands, but now I’m making an exception. If you like textured dildos—especially softer ones—then go buy an Echo Super Soft right now. (And you can save an extra 10% at Peepshow Toys with code FELICITY.) But if ridges aren’t really your thing, you can see more Tantus Super Soft options here.
- At first I wanted to scoff at the claim that the Echo is a fantasy dildo, but then I realized that “fantasy” toys come in all different varieties, from abstract ridgy things to dragon dildos and horse cocks. Who says that a “vanilla” toy maker like Tantus or Fun Factory can’t be included in the fantasy list when they make toys like the Echo or the Tiger? Plus, Tantus has just come out with an even-more-fantastical dildo: the robotic-looking Steamhunk.
- Yes, I did add an “alien dildo” tag to my site while writing this review. ☺ What do you think: am I crazy?
- This is one reason why the Pure Wand is a classic G-spotting toy, for example.
- The texture tag on my site has even more examples!
- I would also recommend the Charged Vooom as a cheaper, but still strong, option that’ll fit into the Echo’s hole.
- Technically, it’s not very large: only 1.55″ max. diameter. It’s so bulbous that it feels a little bigger to me, though.
- For anyone confused about the difference, I offer this website!
- Many other dildos with bullet holes will fit the attachment too: see this section of my Suction Cup Dildo Guide.
- My previous favorite dildo-on-wall toy was the Blush Ruse Magic Stick, because of its extreme upward curve.
- Like one normally has to do with a dildo stuck on a vertical surface. I would not recommend doing this very fast or for very long if you have back or knee problems, because ouch.
- It still attracts a lot of it, just not all of it!
- “CUV complex” is a technical term you sometimes see thrown about. See my G-spot anatomy post if you’re interested in details.