Tantus has long been known for its amazing pure silicone toys, but their new Alumina line of aluminum dildos is a new breed entirely. If you are like me, and the word “aluminum” makes you think of a can of Surge, stop right there. This is beautiful, soft, brushed aluminum like you would find on metal picture frames or nice kitchenware. It can be sterilized using the same methods as silicone. According to the booklet that comes with each dildo, this is “aeronautic grade” aluminum, so it must be good, and the aluminum is anodized, which strengthens corrosion and wear resistance.
I don’t really know what “aeronautic grade” means, but I can tell you that the aluminum feels amazing. It has a wonderful silky texture to it that feels unlike any other sex toy material. It’s not smooth like glass or soft like silicone. It’s close to rubber-cote, but not quite, and more hygienic.
The Alumina Motion is 8 3/4″ long, with a girth that ranges from 1″ to 1 1/4″. The Alumina Revolve is 8 1/4″ long, with a girth that ranges from 1 1/8″ to 1 3/8″. Each dildo is about the same weight as a glass dildo, but not heavier than a stainless steel dildo. They feel very, very sturdy and — unlike the majority of toys on the market — can last a lifetime with proper care. Also, the aluminum is a deep fuchsia color that is very pleasing to the eye. Even my boyfriend was impressed by the sheer beauty of these dildos.
The documentation also promises that aluminum holds temperatures very well. I knew this to be the case when I received the Motion and Revolve on a snowy day and they were absolutely freezing right out of the box. Each one comes in a slim black cardboard box with a silvery outline of the dildo’s shape on the lid.
The Motion and Revolve were not about to warm themselves up anytime soon, so I ran some hot water over them before I used them the first time. To my delight, the aluminum held that heat very well. I played with my clit first, and the Motion was still warm when I picked it up to use it. I inserted the smaller, graduated end, and gasped at the sensation. The arrow-shaped bulbs create a unique feeling that I haven’t experienced before. The bulbs are small, but they’re mighty. When I inserted the toy about halfway, the opening of my vagina was greeted with some unexpected stimulation from the black O-ring (material unknown, though I would guess rubber).
Could things get any better? Well, yes. When I finally tore myself away from the small end, I wiped my juices off the Motion and turned it around to use the large end. That was a treat as well; it filled me up very nicely.
Then I tried the Revolve. I began with the smaller end, and unfortunately, I was not particularly impressed. The bulbs were too small and round to stimulate me very much. The third bulb — the big one — was nice, though, especially when my vagina felt the O-ring again. The other end of the Revolve seems to be meant for G-spot stimulation. I enjoyed it well enough, but I’ve been spoiled by the LELO Ella, and now nothing stands up to it in terms of G-spot stimulation. Those who prefer a harder material for G-spot stimulation would probably love this toy for it. I prefer silicone, so I was not blown out of the water.
I was blown out of the water, however, when I noticed that the heat my vagina created on the inserted end actually traveled all the way to the non-inserted end, and the Revolve began to feel warmer than my vagina (this goes for the Motion too). It was fucking sexy.
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering about the best feature of the Alumina line; the interchangeability of the parts. Fortunately, although the toys feel very sturdy, they are also very easy to screw apart (even for a weakling like me who has trouble with jars). There is a hole in the end of each piece where a silver screw can fit. The black O-ring is not attached to anything, so it really is possible to screw together any combination of pieces you desire.
I enjoyed this feature because the one ball end of the Revolve functions very well as a handle. The interchangeability also allowed me to choose the thickness that I wanted for the middle of my Frankenstein’s monster dildo. I like some thickness to stimulate my vaginal opening, so I found that putting together both graduated ends made for a fulfilling romp with the pointier Motion end.
Tantus has struck gold (aluminum?) with this Alumina line.The dildos are a snap to clean, easy to sterilize, and will last a lifetime. The aluminum is hefty yet silky, and holds temperature better than any material I’ve ever come across. The fact that the Alumina line is interchangeable is the icing on the cake.
I was extremely impressed by the Alumina Motion; both ends offer unique and worthwhile stimulation. The smaller end particularly rocks; I keep coming back to it again and again for warm-up thrusting. I liked the Motion better as an overall dildo, but the Revolve has its own perks as well — most notably, its G-spot end, which can be used for G-spot stimulation or as a handle.
The Tantus Alumina line has been discontinued, so get one while you still can…
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