May 062011

It was October of 2008, and I had just started a blog that I didn’t know what the fuck to do with. I was on the hunt for my first ever silicone dildo, and I had narrowed it down to either the Goddess or the Echo, both Tantus dildos with texture. Being a cheapskate, I chose the Goddess because it was a smidge less expensive.

I was impressed from the get-go. After trudging through many toys bearing the label “novelty only,” it was a relief to see the text on the Tantus box exclaiming, “100% ULTRA-PREMIUM PLATINUM SILICONE: NON-TOXIC, HYPOALLERGENIC, PHTHALATE FREE.” When I removed the dildo, I saw the word TANTUS carved into the base of the toy and thought that was so badass.

Tantus’s silicone is often glossy in texture, and I still think glossy silicone is the way to go — it glides so wonderfully. Many companies insist on using velvety, matte silicone, which certainly feels nice upon first touch, but can drag once inserted. I don’t know if I’ve ever high-fived Tantus over this fact, but now I have. In writing, anyway.

The Goddess is a great dildo. Trying it now, it can feel a bit small to me (it’s 1.5″ in diameter), but it’s really the perfect introduction to texture. The gentle waves of silicone are subtle, not overpowering, and allow the dildo to be easily thrusted without catching on the pubic bone. I’m glad I didn’t get the Echo first because, while I love that thing now, its ripples are far more extreme. They elicit a popping sensation when thrusted, whereas the Goddess just… glides.

And I am so thankful for that, because it was the glossy sheen of the silicone, coupled with the ease of use and the slightly bulbous head, that changed my life. The Goddess was the first toy that made me really aware of my G-spot.

One night, thrusting it faster and faster, I began to feel the need-to-pee sensation that I’d read so much about. Despite the fact that I’d already tried G-spot toys like the Delight and Bgee, this was the first one to stir that sensation in me. People tend to think that a toy has to have a curve in order to succeed at G-spotting, but apparently all I needed was to be horny, comfortable, and using a nice dildo with a pronounced head.

Was it the right toy, or simply the right timing? I don’t know. And of course I didn’t squirt until I thrust like a mofo with Ella, but the Goddess was definitely the catalyst for my G-spot exploration. It showed me that I had a G-spot (yes, friends, I used to be a skeptic), so after that, ALL SYSTEMS WERE GO.

I may not use the Goddess much these days, but it holds a special place in my heart. I still think it’s an excellent dildo for those new to texture — or dildos in general. Also, it looks damn good next to a cup of coffee.

Get the Goddess at SheVibe or Tantus’ site.
Wishing this thing had a handle? Get the Goddess Handle at Tantus’ site.

Want more texture? Check out the Tantus Echo or Tantus Splash.

  • Dusk

    Nice! The swirls on this looks like they would be fantastic. I’m always a fan of swirls. And purple, actually. It tends to match my hair.

  • Sheesha

    I was so distracted by the photo: you take your coffee really light; I thought it was tea at first.

    Hello, this is how I miss the point.

  • WildOrchid

    I’m in my honeymoon phase with Acute. I know exactly what you’re writing about 🙂 I saw two at a cheap-ass price and now regret not buying a second for a present. Tantus toys are scarce in Poland.

  • txymxy

    So, I don’t think I’ve ever commented before but dang lady, I seriously enjoy reading your reviews. You rock. And while I don’t have the Goddess, I do freakin’ love Tantus so aw yeah, I hear this.

  • Garnet Joyce

    I found a Goddess in our warehouse the other day with a bullet in it that was corroding. I pried the corroded bullet out with pliers while holding the dildo between the soles of my shoes and finally got it out after breaking it into several pieces first. I washed it and took it home with me and just tried it out earlier this week. I love it! Funny that your one complaint is also my complaint, but opposite. It’s a little too girthy for me, but once I’m warmed up it feels pretty damn good. Metis promised to send me a Charmer awhile back (and I’ve reminded her sales staff of this several times to no avail) and I think it might just end up being perfect for me because it has the ridges, but with less thickness.

    I absolutely adore Tantus products. I feel like they know my body better than I do.

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  • the bedroom blogger

    I have grown to love any picture that features both coffee and sex toys. Therefore, you are my favorite by default. Also, I need more Tantus in my life.

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  • CL

    Do you know of anything that has a head shaped like the Goddess’s but that doesn’t have bumps along the shaft like that? Goddess’s head is kind of uniquely shaped, and I really like that, but I’m not into the bumps on the shaft.

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