Dino Dildo - A Review of the Tantus Raptor

Raptor Dildo by Tantus Silicone

REVIEWED BY KIRA'S KINK

The Tantus Raptor is a smaller sized version of the insanely huge T-Rex dildo. The T-Rex came out first and even though I was intrigued, I was also pretty sure there was no way I was getting it inside of me. When the Raptor came out, I thought “now here’s one I’ll be able to manage.” I was still a little scared of the very pronounced head, but it came in orange (which sex toys rarely do) and thus I had to make an attempt. SheVibe sent me one out to review and I nervously awaited its arrival.

Raptor Dildo by Tantus Silicone
Raptor Dildo by Tantus Silicone

WHAT IT IS

Tantus makes premium silicone toys. The Raptor is an addition to their dildo collection and can be used anally or vaginally due to the balls and flared base. It comes in Black, Purple Haze, and Orange. Orange, you guys! Fun colored dildos win me over every time.

PACKAGING

Mine came as a sample without packaging. I’d place money on the fact that the Raptor will likely come in standard Tantus packaging. It’s a clear box with red accents. The toy is clearly visible through the box and the wording is not discreet. The packaging can’t be used for storage for more than one or two times, so make sure you have somewhere to store this once it comes out of the box.

MATERIAL

Tantus specializes in silicone toys. The Raptor is made of Tantus’ firm silicone material. It can be boiled for sanitation. You should only use water based lubes with it.

One of the first things I noticed was that Raptor collects tons of lint and fuzzies. I was having to wipe it down every few minutes while taking pictures. I made the mistake of throwing it in an overnight bag once without having something cover it. When I went to take it out it looked like it was growing hair there was so much on it. Make sure you have some storage for this toy or at least wash it before each use.

The silicone is super firm. It doesn’t squeeze inward at all. I can get it to bend in half, but it takes two hands to do so and a lot of effort. It’s more easily bent into a L shape, but some effort is still required.

There’s not really much give to the Raptor. If you like silicone with some squish, it will likely be too firm for you. If you prefer firmer toys however, Raptor will be a welcome addition.

SIZE

The total length of Raptor is 8.25″. Of this 5″ is insertable. A lot of the length comes from the balls down, which you can’t insert. The widest point of the head is 1.75″ in diameter. It’s 6″ in circumference. The shaft is 1 5/8″ diameter and 5″ circumference. The balls are 2.75″ across. The base is 2.5″ across.

If held to the tip of my fingers, Raptor extends below my wrist. This is the total length though. The insertable length comes to about the middle of my palm.

The size of the shaft is a bit above what I consider “average” size. The head is wide and pronounced. Since this is what gets inserted first, Raptor is probably not the best choice for someone new to penetration or someone who prefers slimmer sized toys.

TEXTURE

The head is smooth and shiny, almost a high gloss finish. The shaft has some light texture that appears often in Tantus toys. It’s almost like lots of little indented dots. You can hardly see them, but when you touch the shaft you can tell it’s not perfectly smooth. It’s slightly noticeable in use as well. The texture isn’t so much that it should cause discomfort, even if you’re texture sensitive.

DESIGN

The design is phallic with some realistic touches. It’s not overly realistic, especially given the color. The head is very pronounced. It has an intense lip at the bottom that comes out from the shaft. It creates a deep ridge underneath the head. This is something you’ll definitely feel during use. Well, I know I did, but I’m pretty sensitive to these things. I’d guess that most people will notice the head of this toy though. The frenulum is also pronounced with deep ridges. This is less noticeable than the lip of the head.

The head is what I was worried about with this toy. It looks pretty intimidating and I was worried it would set off my sensitivities. Depending on my level of sensitivity each day, the head ranged from unpleasant to mildly poky. If you like a popping sensation or texture, the head may be a benefit for you.

The shaft has the light texture as mentioned above. It has one vein that goes down the center of it. This vein starts right above the balls and goes down to the base. Because this area isn’t inserted, the veining can’t be felt during use.

The balls are not located at the base of the toy. Instead they’re placed a bit above it. Then the shaft continues down a bit followed by the final base. This gives it a less realistic appearance. I was sort of confused by this placement at first, but I really ended up liking it. I don’t like having to hold onto wide balls as the base of a toy. Because these are not the actual base, you don’t hold onto them for thrusting. My hands instead wrap around the bottom base and the bit of shaft that’s there. This is much more comfortable for me personally as I have small hands.

RAPTOR IN USE

When it arrived and I saw the head in person, I was pretty scared to try it out. I put it on my night stand for a few days. I kept looking at it, wondering if it would hurt or not. I finally got up the courage to try it. I lubed it up as much as I could and inserted it. There was an intense POP upon insertion, but once it was in it wasn’t nearly as bad I was imagining it would be. Sure, I could feel the ridge of the head while I thrust it, but it wasn’t ripping me apart or anything. I’m super sensitive to texture and ridges, so I was thinking it was going to be terrible. Some days it actually felt nice.

No matter how sensitive of a day I was having, I could always feel it. Some days the ridge was too much for me and I had to stop using it. Other days I knew it was there, but it was more of an added stimulation than a pain feeling. This isn’t one I use with my husband because for some reason I always feel textures a lot more when he uses them. I think because he moves them faster than I do. With this and other textured or ridged toys, I’m careful to go slow and take my time with them.

What I really like about the Raptor is the ball placement. It threw me off at first and I thought it looked silly. It works really well for my small hands not to have wide balls to use as the base though. Instead I just use the little base and wrap my fingers around the bit of shaft between the base and balls. I’m now convinced more dildos should come like this.

I also like the firm nature of the silicone. It kinda works against me with the ridge, which would have been easier for me to handle in soft silicone. The firm shaft though? Love it. I can get more pressure if I’m aiming for certain spots than I could with something more flexible.

RECOMMENDATION

Yes, if you can handle the ridge on it. The size and shape of the head are not for the faint of heart. If you like a serious pop or texture, this is a quality toy to have. Tantus always makes outstanding quality products. The firm silicone is great for applying pressure. If you can get to your G-spot without a curve (I can’t), this would also be a good G-spotter because of the firmness.

IN CONCLUSION

While I like the Raptor, I have to take a point off for the many days when the ridge is just way too much for me to take. I’d imagine it would be like this for many people as well. Other than that, it’s a great dildo.

Rating: 4/5  |  Intensity: N/A  |  Noise: N/A

Pros:

Comes in orange, Firm silicone, Balls are not the base.

Cons:

Ridge may be too much for some, Lint magnet.

Posted on September 6, 2012 and filed under dildo, silicone, tantus.