A couple months ago I was sent the complete set of Tantus Little Secret’s to review and showcase for all of you. To say I was excited, surprised, impressed and overjoyed is definitely an understatement!
Since my experience with Tantus products has always been a great one, I had very high expectations for each of these little wonders. Fortunately they’ve lived up the level of quality I’ve come to expect in every way possible and not surprisingly, the packaging, design, eco friendliness, ease of use and body safety are all fantastic!
For those of you that want to read about my experience with the other products within the Little Secret’s line, I previously did a review of the Whisper and Touch which you can find by clicking this link.
*just a heads up, some of the the content within this review has been taken from my previous posts as the information regarding the packaging, level of quality, care and cleaning is the same. If you read the other reviews, you can skip those parts and just read my take on Spoon.
As with the majority of Tantus products the Little Secrets come respectfully, professionally, playfully and beautifully packaged in clear boxes that show them off the way they deserve. The only real difference from the ‘regular’ packaging is the adornment of pretty reflective silver, white and grey flowers that make the cases look ‘designer’ in nature and very high end.
*I absolutely love it and hope they keep it up with all the new lines they create!
There’s nothing on them that’s rude, unprofessional or embarrassing and with the exception of the word “toy”, there really isn’t anything to hint at what they’re designed for. You could definitely buy any of the Little Secret’s and not have to worry about what someone would think should they come across them unexpectedly.
For those of you that don’t know, all of Tantus‘ products are crafted out of Ultra Premium Silicone making them easy to care for and clean, extremely body safe (being both phthalate and latex free), waterproof, odorless, hypoallergenic, hygienic, non toxic and non porous. Basically put, they’re badass in every way possible!
*because they’re non porous they wont absorb bodily fluids, lube or bacteria.
Taking all of that into consideration, I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad word to say about anything they’ve made, and since they’re made from some of the best materials an intimate accessory manufacture can get their hands on, along with being anatomically targeted and tested, I just don’t think I could.
As for the specifics of the Little Secret’s, I’m going to do a bunch of mini reviews, rather than one basic overall review, as I feel they’re each worthy of their own moment in the spotlight.
Spoon measures a short 4 1/4″ inches in total length, with a usable length of 3 1/4″. It’s 7/8″ in diameter and although it’s rather small compared to other products of its type, it’s still pretty fantastic when it comes to clitoral stimulation, making access and maintaining contact with it exceptionally easy and comfortable.
If you looked at it and thought it slightly resembled Touch you’d be right as they both sport a wide and flat tip that resembles a chubby little thumb pad, the difference being that Spoon is wider and thicker which provides quite a bit more control.
In regard to color it’s a surprisingly bright and beautiful neon orange that’s fun, cheerful, playful and continually reminds me of the ridiculous leg warmers I wore with pride in the mid 80′s (they were so amazingly tacky). It’s smooth, supple, allows for a bit of ‘give’, while also having a lovely squishy tip that’s rather flexible, yet not as flexible as Touch. Because the neck of Touch is thinner it makes the product very easy to bend, twist and fold over. Attempting the same with Spoon required a bit more pressure which made it slightly better when pressing against for stimulating any part of the body.
The strength is the same as both Touch and Whisper being neither too strong nor too weak, however I did find that because the tip was thicker the vibrations were a tiny bit weaker than the others. On that note, if you like an exceptionally powerful vibration I don’t think the Little Secrets would work for you while in their sleeve. In contrast, if you’re very sensitive or like something that’s a steady, mid range vibe they just might be perfect.
*For those of you that like a strong vibe, keep in mind that you can easily remove the bullet from the sleeve and use it as is.
As for ways it could be used, I personally think it’s best as a clitoral stimulator, though teasing and taunting your partners erogenous zones is also nice. Because it has a flat tip insertion for vaginal use isn’t the easiest or most comfortable easy and I truthfully don’t know how much stimulation it would offer.
*The only thing I’d advise against is anal insertion as it doesn’t have a flared base and will possibly get lodged inside you.
Care & Cleaning
Since they’re made of Ultra Premium Silicone you can wash them with anti bacterial soap and water, boil them up to 600° Fahrenheit, bleach them with a 10% bleach solution, or simply put them in the top rack of your dishwasher…yes, I did say put
them in the dishwasher. I also suggest you remove the sleeve from the bullet before any kind of cleaning. While the bullet is waterproof (another bonus!) I don’t think it would do too well being placed in boiling water, a dishwasher or bleach solution. Simply washing it with anti bacterial soap and water or spraying it with toy cleaner will do.
Keeping your Tantus products like new shouldn’t be too hard, just keep in mind you should only be using water based lubricants as a silicone lube will likely ruin them. If all you have is silicone and you really want to use it, I suggest you do a “patch test” first; place a tiny amount on the bottom of your silicone sleeve or the base of the product, if it becomes foggy, matte or looks like it’s melting don’t use it as it wont be compatible.
As for changing the batteries it’s very easy; just unscrew the bottom cap, remove your N battery, pop the new one in, screw the cap back on and you’re good to go! *I also suggest you remove the battery when the product is not in use as it could corrode and kill your bullet.
Final Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars
In regard to things I didn’t like there were a few, though I really don’t think they are that big of a deal and like many of my other reviews, I’m just nit picking.
1.) All of the products collect lint like you wouldn’t believe. If that’s something that bothers you there are a few easy solutions; you can store them in an air tight container to keep them away from dust and pet hair, wrap them in a link free cloth or store them in the case they came with. Problem solved!
2.) The biggest complaint I keep hearing from other reviewers is that they aren’t the strongest. Considering some people are very sensitive the Little Secrets are still very good, they’re just not on par with most hand held wands or other extremely powerful vibes. Try to keep in mind they’re not supposed to be – they’re bullets. On that note, I’ve always been able to achieve an orgasm using them…and I’m a devoted Fairy Wand/Hitachi girl, which should say something.
*For the record, I was actually very happy to see that they used one of the more powerful bullets on the market – the RO-80mm Chrome Bullet which I have included in previous posts because I’m such a fan.
3.) If you’re like me and want to keep the packaging you might not like how hard they are to get out of the containers they come in. I literally ripped the tops of the boxes off my Kiss, Tease and Spoon, while also breaking a nail in the process. I actually don’t fault the company for this as I’m known for having a hard time getting products out of their packaging, especially if they have lots of tabs etc.
Between the thicker and firmer neck that allowed more control, the fantastic neon hue that made me giggle and brightened my day, the flat tip that offered a larger surface area for stimulation than Whisper or Touch and the amount of control I found when using it, I have to say I’m thoroughly impressed with the Little Secret Spoon.
Considering it’s also exceptionally body safe, light weight, easy to use, odorless, water-proof, whisper quiet, wonderfully smooth and supple, doesn’t hurt, is very discreet and comes beautifully and respectfully packaged I don’t know what else they could have done to make it any better. Okay, they could have made it a tad stronger but that’s about it.
If you’re interested in any of the other products in the Little Secret line I suggest you head over to Tantus where shopping for body safe dildos, vibes, butt plugs and other badass finds is easy, affordable and your privacy is always respected!
For those of you interested in the Kiss or Tease I’ll be doing a review of them in the weeks to follow. If you’d like to be one of the first to know when they’ve been released I suggest you follow me on Twitter, add me on Facebook or subscribe to my Toy Review Blog RSS feed!