Plunge Paddle from Tantus
– Dual purpose
– High quality
– Isn’t floppy
– Made from silicone
– Intense impact
– Great dildo shape
– Hole in dildo end
– A little awkward when thrusting
– Not beginner friendly
Have you ever been put in the difficult position of having to choose between purchasing a dildo or a paddle? Maybe you tried ‘Eeny, meeny, miny, moe’ to help you decide, or perhaps you drew a product name from a hat. Maybe you’ve never been faced with this extremely difficult dilemma, but know someone who has. Fortunately, Tantus is here to help! No longer do you need to choose one or the other, instead, you can have both within one product! Yes, you read that correctly! This silicone paddle is not for the faint of heart! It’s very intense and is actually difficult to slap lightly with it. If it ends up being too much for you, you can certainly take advantage of the handle which doubles as a dildo. It’s very firm and has a great shape that targets your pleasure zones. It does have a hole in the tip of the dildo side that requires special attention when cleaning, but that’s a small inconvenience when you consider how high quality, body safe, and versatile this product is.
The Plunge Paddle from Tantus is a a two-in-one product, featuring a wide paddle and a handle that doubles as a dildo. It’s the perfect product for someone that enjoys both impact play and penetrative toys since you’re able to get the best of both worlds.
The design of this toy makes it versatile, but it’s important to note the paddle is very intense. If you’ve never tried a paddle before, I would recommend purchasing something smaller and made from a different material since it’s rather difficult to deliver a light smack with this one. With so many paddles that lack real oomph, it’s refreshing to see something available for the more advanced impact lovers.
Having a dildo for a handle is just plain fun; you can smack and penetrate your partner with the same tool. Since the paddle acts as a base for the toy, you can use it for both vaginal and anal play without worry. The end of the paddle has a slight curve and a prominent tip, designed to stimulate your internal pleasure zones without much effort. The paddle part does make it a little odd to hold onto while you’re thrusting, but it’s not hard to find a comfortable position that works for you.
The Plunge Paddle is made entirely out of Tantus’ special Ultra-Premium silicone which is body safe, and designed to last. This material is non-porous, latex free, and phthalate free. One of the fantastic things about this paddle being made from silicone, is that you can easily clean it with soap and water after regular use, or you can completely sterilize it when sharing or switching orifices. Not all paddles can be completely sterilized because of their material type, making this a great option if you have many partners. To sterilize you can boil for a few minutes, use a 10% bleach solution, or you can clean it in your dishwasher. It’s important to clean the dildo side well after use because there’s a hole in the end and fluids can easily collect there. I found that using a q-tip or twisting a toy wipe and pulling it through are both effective, but it’s annoying to have the extra step.
The surface of the silicone is matte, but it’s quite smooth. If you’re using the dildo side and require lube, it’s best to stick with something water-based since not all silicone toys and silicone lubes work well together. Though fairly smooth, the toy picks up a lot of small particles. It doesn’t seem to attract large fuzzies, just mostly lint and dust which makes the surface look sort of dark grey. Simply wash/wipe before use and you’re all set.
There’s no real texture to the toy, but there is an obvious seam that runs along both sides of the paddle and dildo. You can feel it with your hands, but it’s not obvious during use. At the very base of the paddle the company name is raised from the surface. It doesn’t leave marks on your skin and isn’t inserted, but some fluids might collect there, so make sure it’s cleaned well also.
The paddle side is quite flexible, but doesn’t flop over when you hold it up. It has really great movement to it which makes it easy to deliver a firm, controlled slap. The dildo side is very firm and doesn’t have any give to the surface. You can lightly bend the toy, but it won’t provide any sort of buffer during use. As a handle, it’s amazing, as a dildo, it’s perfect if you like a lot of pressure and prefer toys that don’t easily flex.
The Plunge Paddle is available only in black, which I think is a great gender neutral color for a product that can be used by any gender. Tantus is pretty amazing when it comes to inclusion, so it’s not at all a surprise!
The idea behind this product is truly wonderful! Having two toys in one is great for those on a budget, for someone looking for the perfect product to travel with, or for someone who’s looking for something a little different. The paddle side of the toy is shaped like a rectangle with rounded sides and is completely flat. The area that connects the paddle and handle together has the company name on it, and changes from flat to round quite abruptly. The paddle is considerably thinner than the handle, but is thick enough to deliver a firm blow without feeling floppy and difficult to manage. The handle itself has a curved tip that features a bulged end that’s perfect for targeting your internal pleasure zones (like the G-spot or prostate). The top is totally round, but the back comes to a soft ridge that’s not really noticeable during use.
The overall look of the toy isn’t very discreet. Though it’s not realistic looking, it would be difficult to pass this off as anything other than a paddle. While you could claim it’s not for kinky fun, if you say it’s for your children CPS may be called if someone were to lightly slap it against their palm (ouch!).
The size of the toy is very modest considering what this thing is capable of, and is okay for travel. You could easily pack it in your suitcase, but it wouldn’t fit well in most purses. The full length is 13″ – 5 1/2″ for the dildo, 6 1/4″ for the paddle, and 1 1/4″ for the space between the two. The paddle is 3 1/8″ wide and is 1/4″ thick. The dildo is fairly modest in size, but might be a little large for someone who’s not used to penetration. The size ranges from 1 1/4″ in diameter (at the tip) down to 1″ just below it.
The Plunge Paddle arrives in a clear plastic bag that’s not sealed in any way. On the end of the toy there’s a tag attached that provides you with the most important information about the product on one piece, as well as a cute tag that has the Tantus name on it. The tags are easy to remove and can be saved (many use the Tantus tag on their key ring! Reviewers are pretty badass like that!) or disposed of as you’d like. There’s no other paperwork or packaging included with the paddle.
The Plunge Paddle is the third paddle I’ve tested from Tantus, and is the one I’ve enjoyed the most. Last September I reviewed the Wham Bam paddle which was really awesome, but a little harder to control because of the length.
After experiencing the intensity these silicone paddles provide, I knew what to expect. I knew how much it was going to hurt, but it’s a pain I’ve grown to enjoy from time to time. I don’t know if it was because I had just stepped out of the shower and my skin was still damp or what was going on, but my gosh, I felt like a wimp the first time we used this paddle! I told my husband to start light and work his way up to more powerful smacks, but even when he hit lightly I felt like my skin was on fire! The marks showed up immediately and started out bright red before settling into a nice pink tone. Though the pain is very intense at first, it doesn’t last long. After about 10 minutes the sensation had faded, but that was because he took it easy on me. I imagine this paddle could causes bruises and leave your booty aching for hours after playtime.
The dildo side of the toy was what really had me curious. The shape looked wonderful, but being so firm was concerning for me. I like my silicone toys to be nice and squishy, and this was anything but. As a handle, I thought it was a great upgrade from the other paddles since it’s comfortable to hold and easy to control. As far as being penetrated by it, it wasn’t the best for me. Yes, it connected well with my G-spot, but I didn’t care for the pressure, which was a little hard to control. The paddle doesn’t work very well as a handle, but after some adjusting is okay. I was able to find a rhythm that worked well enough for me, but I wasn’t blown away by it. Add the fact I have to pay extra attention to cleaning out the hole after use, and I don’t see myself using this as a dildo very often.
I still favor this to the other Tantus paddles I’ve tried (both the Wham Bam and Snap Strap) since it’s easier to control and the handle is more comfortable. If you’re looking for a paddle and aren’t sure the dildo will work for you, this is still the best choice (in my opinion). You get the same great sensation, and might end up loving the dildo side as well!
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The Plunge Paddle was provided to me in exchange for an unbiased review. This is in compliance with FTC guidelines.