Sep 102014
 

Slow Drive from Tantus

Pros:
– Made from silicone
– Variety of use
– Great shape/base
– Awesome color options
Cons:
– Might be too short for some uses
– Curve might not be right for some
Overall:

5star

Tantus Slow Drive - Full image

-Overview-

When it comes to pleasure, sometimes taking it back to basics is just what your body needs.  With all the crazy shapes, textures, and sizes available, it’s easy to forget the pleasure you can receive from simpler toys.  With the Slow Drive, Tantus leaves the craziness to the awesome colors available, and draws your attention to the shape and ease of use.  The smooth shaft keeps your focus on targeted stimulation, and the newly shaped base makes it comfortable to hold or use in a harness.  It might be a little short for some, but Tantus has you covered there too.  For solo pleasure, this is fantastic, but you might want to consider the Long version if you have plans to strap it on.

-Intro/Use-

The Slow Drive from Tantus is a silicone dildo that was designed for anyone, in any type of relationship.  It doesn’t matter if you’re using the toy on your own (vaginally or anally), or harnessing it for strap-on sex or pegging – this toy is safe and satisfying.

Though it doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles that some other products do, the end result might just leave you pleasantly surprised.  The curved tip easily locates and rubs against the G-spot area, and when used anally, should be suitable for prostate stimulation.  Your personal experience will vary based on anatomy and preference, but the shape should satisfy most.

The base of the toy is (obviously) anal safe, and works amazing well in a harness.  Because of the great tear drop shape, you don’t have to worry about your dildo turning during use (which is one less thing for you to concern yourself with) – the curved tip will always stay in the direction you originally placed it.

-Material/Texture-

The Slow Drive is made from Tantus’ own blend of 100% Ultra Premium Silicone.  This material is body safe, non-porous, latex free, phthalate free, and easy to clean and care for.  For regular use, you can wash with soap and water or your favorite toy cleaner.  If you’re sharing with a partner or switching orifices, you can sterilize the toy by boiling it for a few minutes, using a 10% bleach solution, or even using your dishwasher.  Silicone and silicone-based lubes sometimes cause negative reactions, so it’s always best to stick with a water-based lube to avoid accidental damage to your dildo.

Tantus Slow Drive - textureThe surface of the silicone is shiny, and isn’t shy when it comes to picking up lint.  You’ll need to wipe/wash the dildo directly before use to remove all the particles, and be careful where you set it down.  It’s not tacky, but does drag across the skin without the Tantus Slow Drive - flexibility addition of lubricant.  Since there’s absolutely no surface texture, a little lube goes a long way, but you might need to reapply (depending on the lube you’re using) if you’re using it for an extended period of time.  Like all Tantus products, you’ll find their name stamped on the base of the toy.  This area does collect lube and bodily fluids, so pay extra attention when cleaning.

The silicone slightly compresses and bends with a little pressure, but it’s far from being floppy.  The tip provides good pressure during use, but might not be enough for someone that needs a lot (like from a solid material) in order to feel satisfied.  I think it’s the perfect medium between being soft and firm, and should work well for most.  The firmness of the material paired with the length, makes it a great choice for couples’ because it’s less likely you’ll cause your partner discomfort when thrusting.

-Design/Size-

Tantus Slow Drive - Standing, showing designThe Slow Drive is available in Silver, Midnight Purple, and Black – mine is Teal which was a limited edition color available when the dildo was first released.  They’re no longer available through Tantus in this color, but you can still grab one from SheVibe.

The color has a gorgeous metallic look and soft, subtle swirls.  It looks like both the Silver and Midnight Purple feature the same glittery look, so even if you can’t get your hands on the Teal, the others are really attractive as well.

The look of the Slow Drive is pretty straightforward, but isn’t discreet.  If someone were to see this in your home, it would be completely obvious it’s a dildo.  It’s not phallic, but there’d really be no explaining your way out of this one.  The shape resembles a thick finger, curving upward to stimulate your G-spot or prostate.  The tip is round, which makes it easy to insert, and the smooth shaft keeps your attention on this area.

Tantus Slow Drive - tear drop baseThe base of the toy is something new to Tantus (and I’ve never seen anything like it on another toy).  The tear drop shape not only makes it ergonomic when holding it to thrust, but it’s also fantastic for use in a harness.  I’ve read it’s wise to use a sharpie to mark the base of your toys, to know which way is up while you’re using it with your partner; but with this base, there’s no need.  The top prevents it from turning in a harness because it catches on the o-ring it’s placed through.  I think this is a major improvement over regular bases, and I hope we see more like it in the future.

The size of the toy is modest.  It’s a little thicker than most beginner toys, being 3 1/4″ around the tip, and increasing to 4″ around the base.  It’s a great option to consider if you’ve graduated from slim, beginner toys and are looking for something that’s a little thicker.  The length of the Slow Drive is pretty short, being 5 1/2″ total with 4 3/4″ insertable, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  It’s likely the right choice if you’re planning on using it solo for vaginal use, but the Long would probably be a better option if you’re considering purchasing one for pegging or strap-on sex (and maybe for solo anal use).

Tantus Slow Drive - Size comparison to hand

-Packaging-

Tantus Slow Drive - in packagingMy Slow Drive arrived in a plastic bag with a cardboard hanger.  This is typical of limited edition and grab bag items.  They’re not discreet since you can see through the package, but it’s tasteful.  Your dildo will arrive in a white cardboard package, similar to this.  It will have information on all sides, including the company and product names.  You can use it for storage, but it’s much larger than necessary to hold the product, and can be disposed of.  You can use a toy pouch for storage, but you don’t have to worry about it coming in contact with any of your other Tantus dildos, or other pure silicone toys.

-Experience-

The first time I saw the Slow Drive was during a class Ducky Dolittle was holding for Tantus.  The look completely jumped out at me, and I ached to get my hands on one of the gorgeous limited edition colors.  Fortunately, I was able to get one, and I’m so glad I did!

When it first arrived, I couldn’t believe how small it looked.  If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you know I’m a lover of girth, so many of my toys are pretty thick.  The Slow Drive isn’t thin, but the overall size looks dwarfed next to most of my collection.  Sometimes I want that deliciously full feeling (okay, a lot of the time), but other times, I want to pay close attention to targeted pleasure.  That’s where this toy really shines.

When it comes to inserting and thrusting the toy, it’s easy to see where the name came from.  It takes a minute to get adjusted to the direct stimulation, but once you are, it’s amazing.  Using it in a slow, rocking motion felt best for me.  I loved how it provided that targeted stimulation to my G-spot, but that it wasn’t extremely firm.  Enough to get me where I needed to be, without causing me any discomfort.

The length was perfect as far as internal pleasure (I don’t like long toys because of how they bump my cervix), but being a bigger woman made it a little more difficult because of how short it is.  If you don’t have issues with reaching as you’re thrusting, than you don’t need to worry about it.  If you do, getting the Slow Drive Long might be the better choice for you.

Overall, I think this toy is really fantastic!  The base design is perfect, the angle of the tip targets the right areas, and the colors are stunning!  No matter which version you feel is right for you, the Slow Drive should be a staple in your toy collection!

You can purchase the Slow Drive and other body-safe products from Tantus by clicking the banner below.

Slow Drive was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.  This is in compliance with FTC guidelines.

  3 Responses to “Review: Slow Drive from Tantus”

  1. I’m getting a Slow Drive soon–I can’t wait to try it! 😀
    xxPenny

  2. I keep hearing how amazing these are, I want one! I am glad you enjoyed your Slow Drive!

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