Review: Little Secret Spoon by Tantus
When I first heard about the new Little Secret line by Tantus, I was interested to see what kind of shapes and colours would be featured. Imagine my excitement when the images were finally released! There are just not enough green and orange sex toys in this world (of course, the other colours are nice too). I had to get my hands on at least one of them and lo and behold, the Spoon was available for review at EdenFantasys.
The Little Secret toys are a combo of a larger-than-standard bullet and a silicone sleeve. The Spoon, in particular, contains a brightly orange coloured sleeve with a flat g-spot curve. The sleeve and the bullet can be used together or separately. In fact, I tried to use the sleeve as an extension of my finger but I didn’t like the suction it created against my skin. This is a toy that can be used vaginally or clitorally, but do not insert it into your anus! Not only does this not have a flared base, but it’s tiny – 4 inches if you have the bullet inserted in the sleeve. This toy can also be used for men or women, and you can enjoy teasing the outside of your anus with it as well. I personally found it best for clitoral use and I plan to try it out during intercourse as well since it isn’t very bulky. My vagina was just not impressed; the Spoon is not long enough to reach my g-spot. I tried to put it in farther than I could hold and use my kegels to thrust it in and out, but that didn’t create much sensation either. I also found that the end of the bullet got extremely slippery due to the lube and I had a lot of trouble pressing the on/off button all the way down when the Spoon was inserted inside my body.
The Spoon sleeve is made of Tantus’s shiny silicone, which also picks up more lint than any other material I’ve ever owned. Make sure to clean it before and after use and store it in a plastic bag to reduce lint buildup. I would also suggest cleaning the inside of the sleeve when you can, since little bits of stuff got caught up in there. Despite the annoyance of cleaning the sleeve, Tantus silicone is great because it is body-safe and pthalates-free. The sleeve is also easy to clean using water and antibacterial soap, boiling, or putting in the dishwasher. Boiling is your best choice if you would like to use this toy with multiple partners. Tantus silicone does have more drag than other toys so you will need a lot of lubrication to prevent friction. Be sure to use only oil-based or water-based lubricant as silicone-based will essentially melt your toy. The sleeve is very plushy and thick which creates a nice sensation against the body when lubricated. The Spoon is also not hollow all the way to the top – the tip is a solid core of silicone.
The included bullet seems to be made of a hard plastic so feel free to clean that with soap and water. It also appears to have a purple o-ring so it may be waterproof (I live in a dorm so I don’t test my toys in the shower) but the on/off button does not look completely sealed which may cause leakage. If you’re using the bullet separately, you will not need nearly as much lube as the surface is very slick and shiny. There is a raised surface that reads “Levett” on the side but it was not very noticable during use. Because the bullet is plastic, it’s a bit harder to completely disinfect for multiple partner use. Do not boil or place in the dishwasher since the bullet contains mechanical parts. Instead, try cleaning with a 10% bleach solution. This is best done by submerging the bullet in the solution (but make sure it’s waterproof first). If it can’t be sterilized, you can use the bullet with a condom.
The bullets in the Little Secret line are one-speed only; this can be controlled using a purple rubber on/off switch on the bottom of the bullet. Be warned, this switch is extremely hard to use when your hands are slippery with lube. More than once I thought I had turned on the bullet but in fact had only grazed the switch inside for a mere millisecond. I eventually used my nails to turn it on rather than the pad of my finger.
The vibrations that ensue are not the weakest I’ve ever experienced, but they probably won’t be enough to bring anyone to orgasm either. This toy would probably be a good warmup before switching over to something with deeper, more penetrating vibrations. The bullet’s vibrations carried surprisingly well through the sleeve (including the thick flat end) but felt very buzzy…until I applied pressure. Then I couldn’t feel the vibrations through the end at all; the pressure was essentially making the sleeve rigid and unable to carry any vibration. Because the vibrations were buzzy but not terribly strong, I found the Spoon moderately quiet. I could barely hear it at all under the covers; it certainly wouldn’t be heard through a closed door.
You can also use the bullet separately if you like. If you decide to do this, my suggestion is that you stick your finger inside the sleeve and make circles around the bullet, pulling the sleeve off as you go. It’s very sticky and suctioned and difficult to remove. The vibrations of the bullet will be a bit louder without the sleeve to muffle to the sound, and if you’re using lubricant the bullet will slip around your skin much more due to the slick surface. The bullet tip is also pointed so be careful you don’t poke it anywhere uncomfortable. I preferred to use my bullet with the sleeve because I liked the flat tip.
Normally I keep my packaging for photos and/or storage, but the Spoon came in a thick, clear plastic ‘bag’ with a piece of cardboard stapled over the top with the name of the toy. It made its way into the trash almost immediately. For storing your Spoon, I would suggest slipping the sleeve and the bullet into a small Ziploc. Just make sure that the Spoon is separated from any other silicone toys or they will melt together.
Although the Spoon is a great colour and has the flat head that I like so much, the vibrations just weren’t very strong. I have similarly-sized toys that I prefer better, so I have a feeling this might not get as much use. I would have been much happier if the vibrations had been much stronger or the sleeve had been longer to reach my g-spot. I really like to press my vibrators into the side of my clit, but this toy lost almost all of its vibrations when I tried. This toy might be for you if you like light teasing; I should perhaps try having M use it on me when I’m blindfolded sometime.
|This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.|
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