Does good things really come in small packages? The Tantus Mikey might be one of those. I was lucky enough to snag one in the Super Soft silicone! And you get all the details. Check out the review after the jump.
Tantus Mikey is a short but stout dildo made of Tantus’ own platinum silicone. It is available in a dual density O2 material, as well as the one I have in a Super Soft silicone using only the softer surface material from O2 line. The Mikey Super Soft is discontinued from Tantus’ side, but many retailers still have some in stock.
It measures up to 5.5″ in circumference, 5.5″ in length with about 5″ usable.
My Mikey came in a bulk packaging – consisting of a plastic bag closed off with a thick paper sheet with some Tantus info. Nothing too fancy there.
When I first got it in my hands I though it would be too small for any real sensations, but the super supple silicone was surprisingly nice. I have used a couple of Tantus’ O2 silicone toys, but those have a firm core making them feel sturdier and firmer or denser if you like. But the Super Soft silicone consists of only the softer material from the O2 line. It adds up to a toy feeling very much like a stress ball! I can’t stop squeezing this when it’s in close proximity of me. It just feels so awesome.
The design is pretty realistic, although a bit stylized. It has some subtle veining going on down the matte shaft, and a slightly pronounced glossy head. The base is nice and simple and should work well with a harness. Tantus has quite the reputation about their superior quality while every toy is being handmade. There are no mold lines or imperfections on this one. However the soft silicone seems to be prone to nicks and scratches if you aren’t careful. This is noticeable on the underside of the base.
Being as soft as it is I was a bit worried about the ease of usage, and more importantly the ease of insertion. However because it has a generous girth insertion is pretty easy once lubed up. Stick with water based lubricants as the Super Soft silicone is known to be a bit delicate, and may react badly to other lubricants.
The shiny head gets super slick, and the squish of the material means it is inserted without any discomfort. It does offer a filling sensation without stretching the sphincter. While thrusting this toy I would wish that the base was a tad bit firmer as it bends easily when you grip it..
However if you use it standing up it’s not a problem. The soft silicone even grabs on to the surface and if you wet it and use it in the shower, it will stick pretty well. And that’s without a dedicated suction cup. Neat!
And oh my does this feel great. Even though I would not expect it – this does feel very close to the real deal. Especially if you give it a warm bath before use. It glides in and out without much friction, and is really simple, clean fun. If you are new to anal play, you might want to try a more tapered toy first. The Mikey does not have much distance between the widest part, as the head is very much rounded. But if you had your way with a dildo or a normal sized butt plug it should not be a problem to jump straight to this.
Mikey is a toy I reach for when i want a filling sensation without, preparations, stretching or discomfort. It’s just a really great toy. I might have enjoyed a couple more inches in length.. But it is really great as is.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Cleaning is the same as with other silicone toys. Rinse with water and soap, spray on some sex toy cleaner to disinfect. Let air dry or use a lint free cloth and store in a box or a satin bag to keep the lint away.
You could also boil it for a couple of minutes, bathe it in bleach and water solution, or throw it in the dishwasher – top rack.
I have come to expect a great deal from Tantus toys. This one, although an old design, does not let me down. Even though it is discontinued – you may be able to find this hidden gem somewhere at your local sex toy store. If you do I urge you to pick one up. It can also be bought directly from Tantus in the O2 material – while the design is the same, it will be a bit firmer allowing you to feel more of the girth.
Although it’s on the short side, it’s almost nothing short of perfect. The silicone is safe and odor free, although it feels a bit more sticky than the firmer variants. It’s nice and thick, easy to use and with no fuss.