Jun 172014
 

BS Atelier Wild Stripes silicone dildo (large)Finally, a manufacturer is going balls-to-the-wall with their silicone sex toy designs — and I love how flamboyant and playful they are. Spanish company BS Atelier makes a dildo for everyone: one for vegans and/or those who miss Gateway computer boxes, one for horror fans, another for people who like to splatter paint, and even one for that dude who keeps his socks on during sex.

I chose none of those dildos. I chose the uncategorizable Wild Stripes, which is striped diagonally with black, white, orange, pink, purple, red, and grey. I chose it solely based on how attractive it was. Shape was, honestly, secondary in my mind.

Yet, as much as I prefer things that go in my vagina to be aesthetically pleasing — that’s kinda the door (labia?) policy — it isn’t enough here.

The Wild Stripes dildo comes in a heavy duty plastic bag reminiscent of astronaut ice cream or croutons, complete with tear-off, resealable top. Inside is a tiny folded up manual and a packet of Yes water-based lube. The instrucciones read, in part:

For a greater satisfaction them should be used with watery-based lubricants . . . Silicone is a very resistant material, if kept them in a place without dust and far from objects that could scratch them, the BS dildoes and pluggeds will last many years.

The pluggeds! They can last many years!

Actually, the manual is pretty useful. It even recommends using a condom if going from anal to vaginal penetration — “it is not sufficient to wash them,” it states. Accurate.

But, as adorable as this dildo and its manual are, I feel uncomfortable with the $90 price tag attached. The Wild Stripes just doesn’t deliver in the sensation department, and I’m somewhat wary about its construction.

It seems silly to quibble about the finish on a dildo, but… it looks… scuffed? Like a gym floor? And it has several nicks in the silicone that I didn’t put there. This dildo is not glossy like a Tantus toy. It’s not silky like a Fun Factory toy. It’s not flawless like a LELO toy. The silicone is draggy, and the finish is imperfect. I get the sense that, as a new company, BS still needs to refine the art of dildo-making.

This would be easier to overlook if I liked the way the dildo feels in use, but I don’t. It attempts to go for the flat tip G-spotting shape that I love in the LELO Ella and PicoBong Moka, but it’s a half-assed attempt. The edges are too rounded to do much of anything wondrous for me. It kind of feels like a shapeless blob, especially in comparison to other toys. And the silicone drags at my vaginal opening, requiring more and more lube as I go.

Around the same time that I got the Wild Stripes, I acquired the similarly-shaped Pleasure Works Siren, and it was impossible not to compare the two — and crown the Siren the winner. The Siren is shiny and its shape has more definition, so it glides well and hits my G-spot more readily. It also costs $40 less than the Wild Stripes; it’s just not particularly pretty.

I’d venture to guess most people don’t have $90 to burn on a dildo that looks great on a shelf but only halfway succeeds in its function as a sex toy. The small BS toys aren’t as expensive, though, and for folks who prefer lighter and gentler G-spot stimulation, they can be great. Lorax also likes the Alex style, so not all hope is lost.

But the Wild Stripes is just too imprecise to do anything worthwhile for my vagina. If you want a silicone dildo that feels really awesome and that you can show off to your partner’s parents when they come over for dinner, get a tie-dye Mustang, the Tantus Splash, the Jollies Jollet, or a tri-colored space toy. They’ll be impressed with your quality taste in dildos, and you’ll get immense rather than mediocre pleasure. Win/win.

Thank you, SheVibe!

  • I’m working on my review of the Lines Tokyo – same shape, different colors – and I really like it. But it’s not the kind of G-spot stim I usually go for. I tend to prefer intense pressure from rigid dildos and this dildo is the opposite of that. But I still like it for the sensations it does provide and someone looking for more gentle G-spot stim would probably like this.

  • Mr. Will

    How rigid is it? The more rounded edges may make for good butt play (and I’m intrigued by the shape of the head for prostate stim!).

  • Mr. Will

    Dizzy, do you have any idea if they are made of the same silicone but just colored differently?

  • Actually, no. I guess I just assumed it was the same.

  • Slightly squishy. It has a bit of give. A little squishier than Tantus, pretty close to the density of Vixen’s regular silicone.

  • Mr. Will

    I’m just curious. As I mentioned in my comment to Epiphora, if this one is fairly rigid it may be prostate magic.

  • Mr. Will

    Hmmm…. I’ve got some of the Vixen beads (Is that their regular?), and I’m trying to decide if that, in dildo form, would be rigid enough to hit the right spots for me.

  • Hey Epiphora: Where dildoes and pluggeds go to be judged.

    I’m sad this one didn’t turn out to be as fantastic as it looks. More companies need to start making artistic colorful designs in silicone (without expense to the actual toy shape and quality).

  • Whitney M

    Naw, it makes me really sad that this dildo isn’t a winner. I love that they look like a party. Hoping some of their future dildos are more to your liking.

  • Heaven

    Omg, I love the colors on this dildo, but sorry to hear it did nothing for you. I have the Mustang and I am satisfied with it and it is tie-dye too.

  • Bex

    Yeah, I just reviewed the small version of the “Pinky Tuscadero” G-spot Dildo and I LOVE it! I definitely prefer gentle g-spot stimulation so I really like how it feels.

  • I’d be more apt to recommend the Vixen Mustang for gentle G-spot stimulation.

  • Pantophile Panic

    I have noticed the same rough and scuffed appearance on my BS is Nice Rainbow G-Spot dildo. I have the older model- not sold by SheVibe anymore. At first I thought that I had somehow damaged it, (maybe when I used my favorite, high-quality, silicone lube with the toy) but it has been that way for as long as I can remember. Now I suspect that the problem lies within the mold the company is using to make these toys. Good to know, as I was planning on purchasing the new one. Thanks for another great review!

  • I read your review and I agree with a lot of what you say. I think it will appeal to certain people looking for gentle stim and like you said, better for those with pubic bone issues.

  • That’s a good one too. I still like the BS dildo for other reasons and I love my Mustang as well. I’ll have to really consider price point in my review, I think. But it’s interesting how we all like different things.

  • It has some flex to it so I’m not sure what level of rigidity you’re looking for.

  • I love your review — I’m going to add a link to it. I can also see the same imperfections in the finish in your dildo!

  • FredKitten

    I noticed the “scuffing” too. But I was okay buying from a small company in the hopes they would get better with money and time, and I often use my toys with condoms. But I gotta say, I love mine. I go for my comet if I was intense g spotting but sometimes my vagina gets all sensitive and weird and need something with less pressure. and the base. It’s big enough so I can hold it with both hands without awkwardness. But my clit is further away from my vagina so it doesn’t prevent me from getting to it.

  • FredKitten

    Could you take a picture when you get a chance of the mustang and the BS? I want to size compare. (or link me to one if you know of one)
    Please and thank you.

  • Your wish is my command! Remember, my BS Wild Stripes is the large version.

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  • Rose Marie Pink

    i find the vixen beads to be squishier than their dildos, but ymmv.

  • JDW

    Love the shout out to the memory of the Gateway Computer boxes!

  • wub

    I paged down to this because I’ve just seen the teddy bear, and need a bit of brain bleach by the way of looking at something aesthetic…

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