Let me start this review by stating that I am not, in any way, shape, or form, a “size queen’. My happy number is around 5 – 6′” inches in length (insertable) and around 4 – 5″ inches in circumference, leaning more toward 4- 4 1/2″…. anything more and it’s a damn near special occasion, with me making the accommodation simply because the product in question is worthy of the wait, effort and persistence.
The Fun Factory Amor, measuring 5″ insertable and 4 1/2″ in girth, is my ideal (I have 2, one marbled and one in a rainbow), however the Tantus Cush is a very good example of an amazing toy for those moments when a girl is in want for a little ‘something more’ (Cush measures 6 3/4″ length insertable with a circumference of 5 1/2″). Yes that extra inch or two can make a huge difference. Literally.
With that in mind, my experiences with the T-Rex weren’t positive, instead being somewhat labor intensive and overwhelming in every way possible. As someone who likes to ‘test’ a product up to 6 times for certainty before making a final judgement call, I was only able to go through the motions a couple times… not comfortably and sadly not as impressively as I had originally hoped. Having said that, if you are a “size queen”… one that absolutely loves a challenge and isn’t afraid to test their skill and courage, the T-Rex will likely be for you.
*Even though it didn’t really work for me I’m going to do my best to make this review non-biased for those that are thinking of an adventure. Yes I’ll have my complaints and air them openly, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to bash the product like I did with another I thought truly deserved it. The T-Rex is meant for a specific market. I sadly am not of that market, something I fully understand and can’t hold against the T-Rex.
Being that the product is made by Tantus there are a quite a few good things it has to offer, much of which has to do with the amazing level of quality it has to bestow;
Like always the packaging is respectful, professional, and gender neutral with nothing on it that’s rude, crass or offensive. The clear plastic box is the same as pretty much every other Tantus toy, having a top that opens
usually with a bit of struggle on my end via a few sliding tabs and a removable plastic insert that houses the product to keep in place for display.
The glossy and lustrous dark purple silicone is smooth, supple, and slightly squishy with a bit of give that’s also surprisingly flexible. I honestly think it was these features that allowed me to use it at all, had it been a firm product with no squish or give I likely would have given up on the first attempt due to the discomfort. Fortunately there was just enough give to help my body overcome obstacles like the upper ridge and girthy shaft.
As with all Tantus products the T-Rex is hypoallergenic, hygienic, non toxic, phthalate and latex free, odourless, tasteless, eco-friendly, virtually non-porous so it won’t absorb bodily fluids, lube or bacteria, and designed to last a lifetime with a minimal amount of care. I’ve said it over and over again, if you want quality, you want Tantus. Trust me on this.
The firm but squishy balls located about a third of the way down the shaft let you gauge how far it’s inserted, something that can be rather difficult to know when you can’t see due to awkward positioning, leaving one to wonder if it’s in… all the way. Usually I wouldn’t mention this since I don’t necessarily think it’s a standard selling feature, but with the T-Rex, a product many will buy just to conquer, having the balls lets you know when you’ve succeed. At least that’s how I looked at it when I won (it also gives new meaning to the term “balls deep”).
The flared base acts as a pretty decent suction cup for those that like to mount from the top and go for a ride. My only suggestion is to slightly wet the bottom with a bit of water first (to make sure there’s no pet hair or lint to get in the way) and slam it down fairly hard on the surface you want it to stick to. It’s got quite a bit of weight to it so it’s not going to instantly affix itself as easily as some others and it’s also not going to stick so well to walls (the weight will eventually cause it to fall off)… but considering I was able to lift my table off the ground when trying to remove the T-Rex, it does have some impressive suction once in place.
Also on the note of the flared base, it’s totally compatible with strap-ons for those that like pegging. Sure getting it into the harness ring may require a bit of push and pull, but it’s very flexible and should insert without too much trouble. Just know in advance that it’s not going to stand at attention when you’re wearing it – it’s heavy, very heavy, and will slightly droop.
Size wise it’s a BEAST! No seriously, it’s huge. Like really huge… really, really huge, though that has more to do with the girth than the length. For those curious, the length is a fairly doable 6″ (Cush measures 6 3/4″), but the girth is roughly 7″ around. I say roughly because it slightly thickens toward the base, on top of having a protruding ridge around the head. Sure it’s big, but that doesn’t really mean it’s bad… at least not for those that like big things. For me on the other hand, yikes!
*For those that are going to attempt the T-Rex I have a couple suggestions to help make it far more enjoyable; use lots of lube and I do mean lots (it will decrease friction and allow it to ‘slide’ comfortably), don’t just go straight for the product unless you’re used to things of its size (or close to it) instead, work your way up to it by using a partner or other products before hand (the vaginal canal will expand and lengthen when a female is aroused, take advantage of that), finally, don’t be afraid to use something on your clitoris if you need to, it’ll likely help with the arousal and getting you in the mood.
Care & Cleaning
Since it’s made of quality silicone you can wash it with anti-bacterial soap and water, boil it up to 600° Fahrenheit, bleach it with a 10% bleach solution, or simply put it in the top rack of your dishwasher…yes, I did say put it in the dishwasher.
As with all of the products Tantus makes you’ll want to use water based lubricants as a silicone lube will likely ruin it with time. If you’re dead set on using a silicone lube I’d suggest doing a patch test on the base of the dildo first. If it turns matte or ‘foggy’ don’t use it. If there’s no reaction you may be fine, I just wouldn’t chance it.
Aside from the difficulty I personally had with the large size there are a few other issues I think are worth mentioning:
There’s a ridge that slightly protrudes around the head of the shaft, making insertion extra difficult for those that aren’t used to products of this size (pictured above left). Maybe it’s just me but I would have liked for the product to maintain the same width throughout since it would have encouraged me to keep going. Instead it acted as a barrier between me and the conquering of a beast. On that note, because of the way the ridge is angled removing it is also a challenge, leaving my second attempt a slightly more painful one due to the fact that I tensed up in anticipation of the awkward ‘pop’ I experienced the first time around, unintentionally tightening around it in the process. #ouch
Although it’s great once you can get it to stick, the base isn’t as firm as I thought it would have been, an issue that made thrusting even more difficult for me (not that it was easy to begin with). Having said that I do know that if the base was firm it would have been damn near impossible to get it to fold and easily insert into the support ring for a harness.
Finally, again with being a lint collector! That’s all I’m going to say about that.
I’m admittedly a little torn on this one… on the one hand I can totally see how it’s an amazing product for those that like fisting or larger than average sized products. It’s quality made, virtually non-porous, easy to care for and clean, can be used with a harness, doesn’t leach harmful chemicals into your body or contain latex and has some seriously amazing girth to it. On the other hand, it was just to much for me. Which makes me sad… mostly because I really wanted to be able to say I ‘tamed it’, but also because had that ridge not been there I think I would have succeeded… and totally learned to love it. C’est la vie I guess.
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