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Jul
14

Tantus Flex – A Double Penetration Sex Toy

Bend & FlexFlex Double Penetration Dildo

For over 3 years now I’ve been blogging about sex and writing sex toy reviews, and I have to say this is one of the hardest reviews I’ve written. I swear I have started over 4 or 5 times and each time there have been 3 or 4 different drafts. I’ve lost count of how many revisions  have been sent to the trash, not to mention the one that got deleted right as I finished it.

I swear this dildo sits by my computer mocking me – It is seriously kicking my ass.

It’s not because it is a highly technical toy – it’s a simple toy, nor is it because I’ve had to spend hours researching the materials it is crafted from, or looking into the ethics of the manufacturer. It’s made by one of the most ethical, sex positive, eco-friendly sex toy manufacturers of all time and the silicone is the top shelf, premium grade stuff.

So what’s the drama?

I hate it.

I’ve written reviews of toys I’ve thought were dangerous, ones I’ve thought down were total crap, didn’t work, or I down right hated – and did so without drama, but they weren’t toys from Tantus. Tantus being a company I absolutely adore and whole heartedly support and in my top 10 sex toy brands. So saying I really dislike this toy feels like I’m telling my kid I don’t fully appreciate his latest finger painting, it’s difficult to find the right words. As I’ve had it for over a year now I think it’s finally time to put my big girl pants on and just get this thing written.

My first issue is short and sweet. It is described as being a vibrator…

Adding a bullet vibe to a dildo a vibrator it does not make… enough said.

The second issue is that the Flex has a few issues with its beaded shaft trying to stand to full attention, and a case of brewers droop really isn’t acceptable when it comes to a dildo now is it?

So Meet my frienemy and constant mocker – The Tantus Flex.

dildo plus beads equals flex

As you can see Flex is a bit of a hybrid, a combination of an average dildo and a set of anal beads that looks a little cactus like if a cactus were a dildo. It’s designed to simulate the sensations of Double Penetration without all the awkwardness and human jealousies involved with threesomes. Brilliant concept and made out of awesome materials, but sadly the reality isn’t quite so awesome.

The beaded arm just doesn’t work. It is simply near impossible to insert the beady bit and once you have it simply won’t stay put during use. I’ve experimented with it on my own and with a partner, but it’s all just been an un-coordinated, awkward disaster. The issues come down to three specific points.

It’s length : It isn’t long enough to stay planted within one’s ass if you wish to thrust with the vaginal shaft, and I imagine I’m not the only one that wishes to actually thrust and fuck a dildo. Its length also makes it very6 difficult to insert in the first place, so if they added another 4 or 5 ‘beads’ it would be a far better toy.

Its position: Being attached to the main shaft an inch up from the base it is too closely connected to the main shaft – if you start thrusting it just drags the beads with it. In addition to adding some length I think its location could be adjusted, if it were planted into the base of the dildo rather than latched onto its shaft it would be far easier to use and thus a far better sex toy.

Its rigidity: Initially I thought its main issue was its excessive flexibility – and the irony of flex having too much flex isn’t lost on me.  It simply doesn’t have the rigidity or stiffness required to penetrate one’s ass. We are talking about our tightest orifice here, it takes something strong to be pushed through there. It needs to be inserted in a ‘bead by bead’ fashion – which would be fine if it were just beads, but when there is also a dildo attached it isn’t going to happen. At least not with my anatomy, I’m guessing a petite girl with a relatively flat vulva and more flexible limbs may have far more success than me and my plus sized frame.

I was thinking of ways to possibly address this design issue. One idea was to use a wire like skeleton inserted when filling the silicone into the mould. It would be awesome if you could kind of bend and mould the beady arm to the right angle and shape for your body, it would also allow you to thrust with both shafts and truly experience double penetration. But the possibility of a piece of wire piercing through one’s dildo is incredibly unappealing. Although if the location and length of the beady bit were adjusted I think the issue of flexibility wouldn’t be so much of a problem.

Although I’m far from a fan of the Flex, I am a massive fan of Tantus and if you are looking to experience the sensations of Double Penetration I highly recommend you check out the Vamp Dildo and consider pairing it with a set of Tantus Silicone Beads (as pictured in my hybridised image above).

She Vibe Rocks

I wish to say a huge thank you to the wonderfully patient folks from SheVibe.com. They sent me the Flex to review in return for my honest review of it and have patiently waited for it.

If you’ve tried the Flex and loved it I would love to hear from you in the comments.

Violet xx

It feels so good to finally finish this review – I can feel the anxiety dissipating already!

8 Comments to “Tantus Flex – A Double Penetration Sex Toy”

  • OMG! I’ve been looking for this one, a dual toys gives super duper pleasure. I’m gonna add this to my shopping lists.

  • This review makes us sad. We have been trying to find a double penetrating dildo with good reviews and there just doesn’t seem to be one. Has ANYONE out there found one?? If not, my wife and I are going to have to seek out a male friend that we really trust to help with this fantasy…

  • This is a great read, I am happy that I found your blog…Thanks!

  • When saw that you reviewed the Flex, I had to see your take on it. Then when I got to your dilemma, I was intrigued. I thought, “did she have the same issue as me?” And you did! I hate it too! I know all about the pain of giving Tantus a bad review. It’s like “this one sucks, but I love you, but it sucks”. I had the exact issues you did with the Flex. The beads are awful; the short, slim dildo does nothing. The vibe does nothing except tickle your butthole. *sigh* Feeling better now. I’ve read a few reviews where people say they love it. I thought I was alone. So glad I saw this. Made my night.

    -When I read the line “I hate it.” I yelled “Yeah!” and put both of my fists in the air. Received strange looks from my hub, my son, and the dog.

    • This wins best comment on my blog ever.

      I was so worried about putting this one out there, I didn’t want to let down SheVibe or disrespect Tantus but I couldn’t deny how much I hated it. Thankfully both companies are supportive of honest, truthful reviews and couldn’t have been more supportive. Mind you having that mutated dildo sitting around for a year making me feel shite for not getting the review written and then having to re-write it certainly didn’t help…. I would love for them to go back to the drawing board with it though.

      Thank you for telling me I’m not the only one that isn’t a fan of the flex!

  • Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was
    just wondering if you get a lot of spam responses? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can
    suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any support is very much appreciated.

    • Askimet – its a wordpress plugin that kills spam comments.

      As Ironic as it is, I tried to contact you privately but your email addy doesn’t exist and I couldn’t contact you via any of the info you left..
      Askimet. Occasionally it eats up legitimate comments, or lets spam through, but it works 98% of the time

  • Well I am glad you got around to writing the review for this. Even though you don’t like it. I see you got the purple vamp I want that one. I have the other one. I never thought of the Flex as two separate pieces combined but you make a good point and the pics help. I would just take the dildo part of this and leave the anal since I am not into that yet. It is a neat toy though. Sorry it was not for you and it haunts you, but look at the bright side you got the review done finally.

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