Tantus’ new Vamp Super Soft is everything I had hoped for from the original Vamp. This revamped Vamp still has an above-average-sized, nicely rounded head with a protruding coronal ridge, but now it’s actually good for thrusting! Whereas my old Vibrating Vamp was super firm, the Super Soft version’s silicone is flexible. Sure, it’s not super-duper squishy like the soft options you can custom-order from many fantasy toy makers, but you easily can bend the Vamp Super Soft in half with one hand. With the old Vamp, the front wall of my vag felt traumatized with fast thrusting, so I stuck to moving it in and out slowly, with a We-Vibe Tango inserted into the bullet hole. And since I’m a big thruster, the Vibrating Vamp got set aside for use maybe once a month. But now:
Here’s everything I liked or found so-so in the Vamp Super Soft…
I’m incredibly pleased with the level of squish that Tantus’ Super Soft formula provides. It’s similar to the 5-shore silicone1 used in Tantus’ O2 (dual-density) toys, but many O2 toys have a core that’s so thick (like in the Tantus Sam) that the outer squish is barely noticeable.
In contrast, these Super Soft offerings are the same silicone throughout the whole toy. This softer blend of silicone feels similar to the firm options (around 8A silicone) that many fantasy toy makers offer.2 It’s still flexible and will bend with your body, but it isn’t so yielding that it’s hard to insert or it feels limp when you thrust quickly. The Vamp’s head is indeed a tad softer than the head of my favorite Tantus dual-density silicone dildo, the Uncut #1.
I love clenching the Vamp Super Soft tightly, and it has a delightful amount of give when I spasm around it. When I thrust or ride the Vamp energetically, though, its lower shaft does bend backward some, which an O2 toy would never do. Due to this lack of a firm core, I like to take it slower with the Vamp Super Soft. I thrust it by hand instead of riding it, so that I can better direct the shaft to create more G-spot pressure.
All about the Head(s)
There’s another change I really like about the Vamp Super Soft vs. the original Vamp: though the maximum diameter is the same in both toys (1.75″), the Super Soft’s head actually takes up more space—it’s more rounded than the original. Also, the Super Soft’s coronal ridge is less “pointy”: it’s flatter. This means it allows for a larger area of the head to massage my G-spot (which is great because I prefer broader stimulation there).
The less-pronounced nature of the Super Soft’s main ridge also makes me notice the secondary, foreskin-type ridge below it a little more.3 These changes make me really, really pleased with the overall feel of the top half of the Vamp Super Soft. Check out the original Vamp (left) vs. the Super Soft (right):
The Matte Finish
Finally in my compare/contrast guide to the new vs. the old Vamp, I’d like to discuss finishes. The Super Soft blend has a matte finish, as compared with the gloss finish of the original. When I use a lot of lube, the original Vamp’s gloss finish is definitely slicker. But I actually prefer the extra friction of the Vamp Super Soft. It feels more like skin, and it doesn’t get really draggy when my water-based lube gets absorbed into my vag. (It only takes a couple minutes of fast thrusting for the lube to run out with a gloss finish!)
But not all of Tantus’ matte finishes are exactly the same: this Super Soft’s matte is slicker than the finish of Tantus’ more-realistic toys, like the Uncut #1 and #2, the Gary, the Alan, and the Sam. I personally prefer these ultra-grippy finishes, but they’re not for everyone.
Overall, I’d say that the Vamp Super Soft’s matte finish is a wonderful compromise between Tantus’ O2-realistic mattes and a gloss finish. The Vamp Super Soft’s outside is still slick, but it doesn’t feel too draggy. This means I don’t have to constantly reapply lube.
The Weird Vertical Ridge
This is the one part of the Vamp Super Soft that I’m not completely in love with: the very defined vertical ridge that runs from right above the base halfway up the toy. It is a wonderful place to rest your thumb when you’re thrusting manually. But if you go a bit too deep or you’re riding the toy hard, this ridge’s asymmetry can be irritating. I notice it hitting my left outer labium when I’m riding too fast. This feeling isn’t painful, but it’s enough to make me want to slow down a little. I find myself turning the toy slightly so the ridge is dead center rather than off to one side, but then I’m not getting the full force of the head on my G-spot.
I’m not going to lie: I was hoping to get the bronze version of the Vamp to review, because I’m purple-sex-toyed out. But, as the fates will have it, I did get a purple Vamp, and now I love the color. It’s a deep purple with a lot of glittery shimmer and hints of black throughout. If purple metals existed, then I hope they’d be as shiny as this dildo.
I was surprised to see how well the glossy base of the Vamp Super Soft stuck to (very) flat surfaces. It’s by no means equal to the Tantus Suction Cup, but on a horizontal surface (like my favorite nightstand), it does actually stay in place for a few minutes while I’m riding it. It’ll stick to my shower wall too, but I expect it would pull off just when I’d started getting into the rhythm if I tried actually screwing it this way.4
I really appreciate having the Vamp Super Soft in my collection—since I am someone who does NOT like hard dildos. I absolutely love the Vamp’s large, rounded head and big coronal ridge in this softer silicone. It provides lovely, gentle-but-still-noticeable G-spot stimulation. I still choose a dual-density dildo (my absolute favorites here!) because I prefer their extra realism. Their firm inner cores are much better for fast thrusting. For slower strokes, though, I’m sure I’ll be getting a lot of use out of the delightfully squishy Vamp.
- The outer layer of Tantus O2 toys are also 5(A?) silicone, but Tantus says that the Super Soft formulation is “a softer version of the 5 shore.”
- See my Silicone Dildo Firmness Guide for more details!
- But not a lot; I think you have to be pretty sensitive to get much out of the secondary ridging, especially in this softer silicone.
- Check out my Suction Cup Solutions page for more details about toys with really good suction cups.