Kira's Kink Reviews The Tantus Max O2 Realistic Dildo

Max-imum Pleasure – Tantus Max O2

My love of dual density toys began with the Tantus O2 Flurry.  I’d never been a fan of realistic looking dildos, yet the idea of a realistic feeling one was appealing.  When the colorful O2 line came out, I was all over it.  I quickly fell in love with dual density silicone and since then my avoidance of realistic dildos has morphed into an obsession with them.  I had worked up quite a VixSkin collection, but only had two O2 pieces in my toy box.  As soon as I saw the Tantus Max O2 available at SheVibe, I knew it had to be mine.

ABOUT THE MAX O2

The Max is similar to the Tantus Luke O2.  The only real difference between the two is an inch of insertable length.  If you’re deciding between the two, it comes down to which length with work best for your intended purpose or preference.

Max is a versatile dildo due to its large base.  This makes it safe for vaginal or anal use.  It also makes it harness compatible.  The extra length will work to its advantage over other toys if you intend to use this in a harness.  The balls are a bit of a work around, but more on that later.

MATERIAL

Tantus is well known for their high quality silicone toys.  Max is made of premium dual density silicone, meaning there’s a firm inner core wrapped in a soft outer layer.  The effect this produces is a more realistic feel than a basic silicone dildo would have.  My husband always calls it the “hard yet soft” dildo.  If you squeeze it, the soft layer squishes in until you hit the inner layer.  At that point it resists the squeeze and pushes back.  At the head of the dildo there is no inner core, so that part will squeeze inward the most.  The balls also have no inner core.  They’re less squishy than the head due to the thickness of the material in that area.

The O2 line, or at least the ones I have and the ones I’ve read about, have less of an outer layer on the inside of the shaft than the outside.  The inside will push inward only very slightly where the outside will push in a good bit.  What this means in actual use is that one side will feel firmer than the other.  It’s not something I notice a lot when I use it unless I’m paying attention specifically for this.  When I’m thinking about it, I can feel the difference between the two sides.

The firm core on the Max is most of the dildo.  The outer layer is minimal, resulting in an overall firm quality.  It’s less firm than a solid silicone, but more firm than my VixSkin dildos.  I can bend it into a L shape, not in half.  If held and shaken around it maintains an erect position and does not flop at all.

The silicone picks up lint and dirt like crazy, so you’ll want to have proper storage for it to keep it clean.  It’s probably not a bad idea to wash it before and after each use just to be sure you’re not getting lint and such in your orifices.  It can be sanitized by boiling for three minutes.  You can learn more about the safety and cleaning of silicone on the Material Guide.

Max is on the larger side of dildos, but not the largest you’ll run across.  It’s 8″ in total length of which 6.5″ is insertable.  Near the tip of the head is 1.25″ in diameter.  Right underneath the head is 1 7/8″ diameter.  This measurement continues for most of the shaft until near the base where it reaches 2″ in diameter.  The base with balls is 4 7/8″ across.

The size of Max means it won’t be suited to those that haven’t experienced penetration before.  It also won’t work well for those that prefer smaller sized dildos.  It’s no starter toy, to be sure.

Where Max will shine is for those that prefer both length and girth.  The length comes in handy both in solo use as well as (presumably – I didn’t personally test it this way) harness use.  The firmer dual density combined with the girth and length give Max a very filling feeling.  I didn’t find that it was a stretched feeling which sometimes comes with dildos of a larger size.  It wasn’t painful in any way to use for me unless I rushed into inserting this when I wasn’t fully in the mood and well lubricated.

DESIGN

As a realistic dildo, Max is designed to look like a penis.  It includes lots of little detailing to add to this realistic look.  The head comes inward in a dip that can be felt easily during use.  The head is sized in such a way that it lines up nicely with the shaft and doesn’t cause catching on the pubic bone or popping.  Underneath the head are two small ridges which I can’t personally feel in use.

The frenulum is done in great detail.  It’s uneven, which adds to the look of it since a perfectly symmetrical penis just isn’t all that realistic.  There are multiple layers to it, which may be felt by those sensitive to texturing of that kind.  I personally can only feel it slightly.

The shaft has veining along it.  This is also distributed unevenly along each side  The material of the shaft has small bumps in it to give it a more skin like appearance.  The head is just smooth silicone and shiny in appearance in opposition to the matte finish of the shaft.

Like the other details, the balls are also not perfectly even.  They are finished in the matte, skin like texture.  They come upward a bit more than I think would look perfectly realistic, but then I never find any dildo balls to look correct.

IN USE – VAGINAL

The first thing I noticed with Max was the firmness.  I had been using my VixSkin toys for a while and got used to the extra squish they provided.  Moving to the firmer O2 dual density was a big change.  I really enjoyed the extra firm quality to Max as it provides a much more full sensation than I get with the squishier toys of larger diameters.  When thrusting with it, it didn’t give in much to my body.  I was able to feel the whole size of it rather than push it down.  I do find that this makes it feel a little less realistic than the squishier materials (I know not everyone agrees with this statements), but the sensation is pleasurable in an entirely different way.  It’s better to me than a regular silicone because of the little bit of give that is provided by the soft outer layer of material.  This allows it to feel slightly more like a penis and less like a sex toy.  Not so much that I couldn’t tell the difference, but enough to make it a very serious preference for me.

The added length of this had a bonus feature.  A neat little trick I was able to do with this was to angle it with the base rested on the bed while I inserted it laying down.  In this position, I was able to grind up and down on it which somewhat simulated missionary style sex.  The angle wasn’t perfect, but it worked pretty well.  Shorter dildos are very hard to do this with because they can pop out and there’s not a lot of room for movement.  The extra length of Max makes it ideal for this and has become my favorite way to use it.

HARNESS WEAR

A problem that I have often with dildos that have balls for a base is that they don’t fit every harness.  Max is no different in this dilemma.  I tried it in my Aslan Pink Candy Jaguar harness (a three snap harness) with a not so great result.  Like all ball based dildos, I had to shoved the balls off to the side to get the bottom snap to hook properly.  While I didn’t test Max in use, I can tell you from experience with other dildos that having balls pressed against the side of your leg when you’re trying to thrust is not the greatest thing in the world.

Max does fit the SpareParts Joque harness quite nicely.  It’s a bit difficult to get in due to the girth of the toy, but once it’s in the balls rest in the pouch.  The Joque seemed to hold the weight of Max well.

My best guess is that the length of this would be good for harness use, but I can’t say from first hand experience.  What I can say is that shorter dildos are not as great for harness use as longer ones due to limited range of motion, so if you plan on getting one of the O2 dildos for a harness, make it one of the longer ones.

PACKAGING

I received Max as a tester item, so mine came in a clear plastic baggie.  If you purchase one, you’ll get the regular Tantus packaging.  This is a clear box with red accents.  It has wording that makes it clear it’s a sex toy and is not discreet.  The packaging doesn’t make good storage for more than a week or so as it starts to get flimsy.  Make sure you have storage options ready.

RECOMMENDATION

While I find the VixSkin material to be more realistic, I still highly recommend Max O2.  It’s more realistic than what you’ll find in a regular silicone so if you’re used to that this will be like a slice of heaven.  If you have an array of realistic toys, this is a great option for days you want something with more firmness but still a realistic vibe to it.  It’s an especially good option for those that like length and girth in toys.  For those that prefer smaller toys, Max is probably a pass.  If you don’t need or want the added length, then I would suggest the O2 Luke instead.

PERSONAL NOTES

I’m way more in love with this dildo than I thought I would be.  My assumption is that I would like it, but that it might not make it to a top dildo on my list.  The firm quality won me over and I’ve been reaching for this ever since it came into my possession. I even let my husband use it on me, something I usually don’t do with larger toys.  Perhaps the highlight of Max for me is the length in combination with the large base which gives me the ability to ride it.  I’ve been largely unsuccessful in accomplishing this the way I wanted with other toys.  Max worked like a dream.  It’s making me pretty lazy on the hand work, I must say!

IN CONCLUSION

Rating:  5/5
Intensity:  N/A
Noise:  N/A

Pros:  Realistic detailing, Extra length, Firm while still feeling realistic, Good amount of girth
Cons:  Size may be too large for some, Will not fit all harnesses


Posted on February 8, 2012 and filed under dildo, silicone, tantus.