I’ve had the Tantus Echo on my wishlist for a long, long time, ever since it lost in my mental choice between the Echo and the Goddess for my first 100% silicone dildo (can you believe that was just last October?). It was a horrible choice to have to make, but now I realize that it didn’t matter which one I chose. Both are fabulous dildos worthy of owning. And the Echo, especially, lives up to all the hype that I created in my head for it.
The Echo is made of 100% silicone, glossy and semi-firm per Tantus’ standard; it has a sexy pearlescent look to it. The circular base is harness-compatible but fairly small and redesigned to be chunkier, making it sturdier in a harness and easier to grasp. The dildo itself is average in terms of length (6 1/2″ long), but a bit plump in terms of girth (1 1/2″ in diameter at its widest point). The ridges add a layer of difficulty for me, and I usually need some warming up before I can slide this puppy in.
But when I get there — oh man, oh god, oh man. The ridges are sensational. They are intense and seemingly neverending. This is not a dildo that I fuck myself crazily with (that would be for only the most texture-obsessed), but instead I slowly slide it in and out, savoring the ripply fullness. Or I leave it inside me, clutching around its girth. Either way, the Echo is like heaven on earth. It is easily one of my favorite dildos, and definitely my favorite silicone Tantus dildo thus far (with the Acute a close second). I should also mention that although the Echo isn’t meant for extreme G-spot stimulation, it does provide some.
Oh — and it comes with a watch battery bullet. I don’t really use those bullets anyway, but it’s especially not necessary in the Echo. The ridges are more than enough stimulation on their own. (Edit: if you want an actually good bullet that fits in the hole, look at the We-Vibe Tango or Screaming O Vooom.)