Bad Dragon Stan

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You can read my review of Bad Dragon as a company here.

I ordered a pre-made Stan size mini, medium firmness, or firmness 5, with beautiful gold marbling and a blue base. It was completely impulsive and not at all thought through. I later waffled back and forth about if I had made a good decision until it arrived. I think I was more anxious than excited when it arrived, especially since I picked it up on my way out the door and couldn’t open it for hours later.

 

–First Impressions–

I wasn’t really sure what to expect because I had never owned an all silicone dildo before Stan. My silicone toys were all vibrators and the silicone coats the hard plastic (like my We-Vibe couples). I watched some videos to try to get an idea and thought I wanted as firm as possible while still having some squish. I was intending on purchasing firm when I purchased from Bad Dragon, however, impulse got the best of me when I fell in love with this little Stan on the adoptions page. My Stan was firmer than I expected so I was definitely pleased with that. I ranked it’s firmness with some of my other dildos and feel it is probably the closest to my Vixskin Mustang. However, you really cannot compare Bad Dragon silicone to the dual density. The squish on the softer layer of the Vixskin (mostly the head) feels softer than that of the medium Bad Dragon, however, because of its firmer core, I’d say the Bad Dragon feels squishier and is definitely less rigid. The silicone feels squishier than the softer layer of the Tantus O2 on my Flurry as well. I think my next toy from Bad Dragon will be in the firm, so that I can compare the firm to medium.

I was thrilled with the coloring which is what I fell in love with in the first place. The detailing is very attractive, and I love the marbling effect on the shaft. The base is a very pretty blue and it almost looks a bit like a clam shell. There is a bit of an imperfection with the color bleeding into the base as you can see in my picture, but that doesn’t bother me. I realized later the Stan can be made with a suction cup base for an extra $10, but mine was already pre-made and did not come with one. I sort or regret not upgrading, but oh well. I definitely want to try a suction cup base on my next Bad Dragon toy as the entire base of the toy itself is a suction cup which seems effective and attractive.

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I also ordered some Teenie Weenies. I love them and their colors. Their bases stick to surfaces but only if they are upright, not like a suction cup against a wall or anything- though that would be really cool! I received a Bumble Hooves the Unicorn in a frosty, light mint color, which is my favorite color of my Teenie Weenies, and as it turns out, is glow in the dark. I also received a Rex the German Shepard in a pastel blue color, Hanns the Mandrake in all white, a Nova the Breeder in purple, and a maroon Razor the Doberman. I do think they are overpriced though, $5 per Teenie Weenie? Only available in bundles of 5? Ya, no. The lure of small things fooled me once, never again!

 

–In Use–

The first thing I did when I was able to open it was boil my Stan, well first I washed it with soap and water then I boiled to be sure I got off everything and anything it could have come in contact with until it arrived, like a fresh start! I like being overly thorough sometimes. It boiled well, as it should, since it is silicone. Then I let it dry and cool down while I put on something sexy to watch and started up my Tango. I was a little worried about the size, but I was able to take it all and fairly easily. I made sure I had already orgasmed once and then lubed up using about twice as much lube as I normally do. The head is shaped sort of like a rounded triangle so it eases in well. By the end I was wishing for just a bit more length though. I still need to get the hang of how to thrust it, and work on whatever muscles I use when thrusting. I may end up using this toy less as a thrusting toy and more as a filling/full sensation toy. However, right now I don’t care for that much.

I was really enamored with it because it was new and pretty, but I’m not sure I’m as thrilled with the sensations it provides. I couldn’t really discern any of the specific details of the shaft, and the head doesn’t really do a ton for my g-spot or a-spot, possibly because I’m not that big on my g-spot and it isn’t really designed as an a-spot toy due to its large bulbous head and short length. I was so eager to get something out of this toy that I was using it fairly aggressively hoping maybe more would feel better. Its girth left me feeling a bit pummeled, wanting, and lacking. Very reminiscent of my first sexual experiences. Not a feeling I enjoy, or want from a sex toy or partner. Something I did find that felt unique and good, was when my boyfriend inserted it as deep as it could go and twisted the dildo so the tallest point nudged at places I rarely feel. I wasn’t able to cum from that but it did feel pretty stimulating in an unusual way that I wasn’t so sure about.

 

–Final Conclusions–

All in all, Bad Dragon is a really unique company. The Stan is great for what it was designed for, being a large dildo. If you want a girthy fantasy dildo this could be a fantastic option for you, as it is one of their largest toys and comes in many larger sizes. However, if you are wanting a silicone dildo for a-spot stim or g-spot stim, I’d spend your money on something else.

*As I don’t have a prostate I cannot comment on how it feels on a prostate in any way shape or form. It does have a base, however, rather than a very wide and suddenly flared base, this base merely gradually gets wider in the front. The back does have a ridge, but it is only in the back and is fairly short. Being overly cautious (and I believe you cannot be too cautious when it comes to body safety) it doesn’t seem like the safest base for anal play, therefore I will not recommend it for anal use.

Tantus Flurry

image2I ordered the Flurry in Tantus’ flash sale. Originally almost $80, I ended up spending $33. The discount code was “Hurry” and I was in such a hurry to place my order I completely forgot to put the code in. Luckily, Tantus was wonderful and discounted me the proper amount- more than $50- what a savings!! I couldn’t decide between the blue and pink. I had heard the blue was sold out, which it turns out it wasn’t, but it made my choice easier, and I went with pink. I am happy with my decision, especially since there is more of a color fade than is visible on their site. Though if I ever get a Cush, I will get it in blue. I like having a variety of colors.

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You can really see the color fade here

I was so excited to finally get my first Tantus. I have heard so much about Tantus, the magical 02, dual density, silicone. I got an amazing deal on it and was impatiently waiting for it to arrive. All I could think about was the excitement and magic that would happen when I slipped this thing of beauty inside me.

I’ll take this time to talk about their O2. Many brands now are trying out the idea of pairing a softer, squishier silicone with a firmer silicone to give it a more realistic feeling. The firmer silicone is used for the core, while the softer silicone is for the outer dildo. Tantus’ O2 is definitely firmer than Vixen’s Dual Density VixSkin. I’m not sure if Tantus just has a thinner layer of their softer silicone (that’s what it feels like), but Vixen definitely has more squish, while still maintaining rigidity, than the Tantus O2. In use, I can’t really make out the O2, but it does feel more giving than the slow drive long. The O2 silicone feels more matte to me than the typical “sticky” silicone of softer toys, but it definitely isn’t a true matte, if that makes any sense. It will still definitely pick up cat hair and lint, but out of all of my silicone dildos, it probably has the least cling.

Now to the actual use: well it wasn’t instant magic, I’ll say that. It was easy and comfortable to insert, felt decent inside of me, but didn’t just “WOW” me right off the bat. I got some okay thrusting in, but I just don’t have the strength and stamina to thrust the way I need to. It was sufficient enough at just having something inside me to fill me up, but didn’t really do much unless I was thrusting, which I couldn’t maintain. It became frustrating and not very rewarding.

So, after a few solo adventures I had my boyfriend give it a go on me. He is an amazing dildo thruster! His speed and rhythm were so on point; it was wonderful. It was a very overwhelming and satisfying experience, and paired with my Tango, on a setting higher than I normally use, I had an explosive orgasm.  That being said, it still isn’t giving me those mind numbing, skin tingling sensations of “holy fuck THAT THAT THAT”. But I’m also still in the beginning stages of exploring penetration. It wasn’t until this past year I’ve been able to get anything out of vaginal stimulation at all.

With some more experience with dildos, I have ruled that while this is a fantastic quality dildo that is beautifully made, it just doesn’t do much for me. Dildos are a tough sell for me, keep in mind. I need very specific stimulation (mostly just my a-spot) for it to feel like anything more than just numb in and out. The Flurry does a decent job in letting me feel the sensation in my vagina, but it just doesn’t quite do it for me. I love Tantus and think they are a phenomenal brand, but this toy is not my favorite of theirs.

MY NEW TOY!!!!

Photo from Bad Dragon of my Stan
Photo from Bad Dragon of my Stan

After all the agonizing over what colors and what toy I would get, I made another impulse decision. This time with Bad Dragon’s adoption page. I had zero plans of buying a Bad Dragon toy today, let alone this month, as I was fully prepared to purchase a VixSkin Mustang. However, I followed a link and saw the most amazingly beautiful toy that was only $55 and I couldn’t resist. I really couldn’t. I also threw in a package of Teenie Weenies because, well I was already paying for shipping so why the hell not! Bad Dragon just started a promotion, that they have now permanently adopted, where your toy ships the next day or it’s free (conditions apply). However, since I ordered on a Friday, my Stan won’t be shipped until Monday, and since I bought the 1-5 business day FedEx, it probably won’t be here until Friday. However, I luckily have the day off Friday and I can’t wait to play with it all day on Friday. Yaaaaa buddy. I am soo excited!!! Anyway, I will update on Twitter when it arrives, and will hopefully do a review on it soon! Stay tuned!!