If there’s one thing that annoys me when I’m doing reviews (only one, Victoria? Please, go on.) is when I’m ambivalent about a toy. It’s so much easier to write reviews when I absolutely adore a product or hate an item with the fire of a thousand suns. Such is the case with the Tantus Tsunami Vibrating Dildo sent to me from Peepshow Toys. I don’t love it and I don’t hate it, so this review is kind of meh.
The two best things about this toy for me are:
1) that it’s made by Tantus, so obviously, we’re talking about high quality, body-safe materials, and
2) the lovely pink shimmery (Strawberry) color that I was given.
Tsunami seems like it’s a tad narrower at the tip than towards the base, and I didn’t care for that sensation. Then there are the actual “waves.” When I saw it in the box, I was nervous that it would be too jarring, the peaks looked a bit too pointy. It turned out that the peaks weren’t too sharp, but the spacing was not something I liked.
The cool thing about doing toy reviews is I’m constantly learning more about what I like (and don’t like).
Here’s an interesting bit of anatomy info that bio/physiology/sex geeks may appreciate:
The internal walls of the vagina itself do not have a great supply of nerve endings, thus are not very sensitive to touch. The outer one-third of the vagina, especially near the opening, contains nearly 90 percent of the vaginal nerve endings and therefore is much more sensitive to touch than the inner two-thirds of the vaginal barrel. Taken from How Stuff Works
This bit about anatomy is relevant. At least in my situation, because I cannot speak for all people with vaginas, if a toy is textured, I need to have it a bit closer together or more uniform for me to enjoy it. Pretty much the most effective way I used Tsunami, where it felt pretty damn great was having it inserted fully while I used my favorite clitoral vibe. This way, I was able to stimulate my g-spot a bit, have the feeling of fullness, while vibing to yummy orgasms.
Let’s talk about the Tsunami’s vibrator. It is pretty strong, but it only has one setting and it’s buzzy. Now, I love, love, love Tantus. I’ve said it in other reviews and I’ll say it again: as of now, their vibrators aren’t worth talking about. Their silicone is ah-may-zing. So I don’t really fault them as a company for their vibrators because that isn’t their focus, per se. I kind of like using it as a sort of “anchor” I can grip to propel the dildo in and out.
What lube is best to use with Tsunami? Well, I just stuck with Sliquid Sassy. It’s a thicker water-based lube, very cushion-y, and completely body-safe. You can use any water-based or hybrid lube. If you want to use a silicone lube, I suggest you test it out on the base and if there is no warping or funny business, you’re good to go.
This is obvious, but good to note: Because of the bullet vibe, the part of Tsunami closest to the base is hollow. Also, Tsunami has a decent firmness with a bit of give – not as squishy as their O2 dual density toys. It took a bit of effort to bend it.
Specs & Caring for Tsunami
Tsunami clocks in at 1.5 inches in diameter, 6.75 inches insertable, and about 7.25 inches total (not including the vibe).
It is made from Tantus’ 100% Ultra-Premium Silicone which means it’s super easy to care for; two words: Lint Magnet. You can wash with warm water and soap, that’s fine. If you have a need to be more rigorous, take out the bullet vibe first and you can stick Tsunami in the top rack of the dishwasher; you can spritz it with a 10% bleach solution and then wash it with soap and water; and you can boil it.
How about pricing? I don’t know how Peepshow Toys is doing it, but Tsunami is nearly $13 cheaper than it is on the Tantus site. So, that’s helpful. And you can always save 10% on your order at Peepshow Toys with my code: VIXEN.
It also comes in two shades of purple. Currently, Peepshow only carries Strawberry and Midnight Purple (the darker purple).
Many thanks to the folks at Peepshow Toys for sending me the Tsunami to try out!
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[I received the Tantus Tsunami for free in exchange for my unbiased review.]