Back in December, Trinity Romance sent me the Goddess to review (then my life blew up and I had to go into hiding for a while, and I’m sorry for the lateness). Anyway, they not only sent me this high quality silicone Tantus dildo, but they sent it wrapped in tissue paper, with a holiday card. It totally rocked, and they are awesome. If you haven’t checked them out, you should: they’re a really cute outfit in Squamish, British Columbia.
Let me preface this review by stating: I have become a texture enthusiast. Smooth toys are still a’ight, but texture is where it’s at for me. I have not, however, become a girth enthusiast (despite my best efforts). I can only handle the smaller end of my Eleven with SERIOUS warm up, and I can’t cope with the larger end at all. I like texture, and I tend to go for smaller-to-medium-sized toys: those are my biases, stated up front for all to see.
Given my preferences, the Goddess is like a freaking dream toy. It’s not particularly girthy (Tantus’ website states that it is 1.55 inches in diameter, but it is in fact smaller than that, around 1.43 inches).1 and the entire length (6.25 inches)2 is heavily ridged. These ridges are not subtle. They stick out, they scream, they demand your attention, and they feel wonderful. There are two largish bumps about an inch down from the very top, and, just, wow. Aside from those two bumps, there are a few ridges on the head and wave-like ridges that radiate out from the front all along the shaft of the toy. If you like texture, you will love this. You will use it all the time.
The Goddess also has a hole in the base, into which can be placed a standard silver bullet (included!). I never use these bullets. They’re too hard to remove afterward (yes, even if you lube up the bullet before you stick it in the toy) and I find using a separate clit vibrator to be more enjoyable anyway. But the option is there if you want it. I usually just stick my index finger in the hole and then have an exaggeratedly long dildo-finger to point at things in my apartment with. What?
So, to sum up: if you’re like me (thumbs up: texture, thumbs down: extreme girth), you’ll love this toy. If you loath texture or are a size queen, you probably won’t be satisfied by the Goddess. Oh, and it collects dust/particles like a mofo, which no one likes, but such is life. It’s a nice, reasonably-sized dildo, and as such the texture doesn’t get overwhelming or painful. It has become one of my favorites, so I think you should pick one up at Trinity Romance.
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I leave you with this:
- I measured the widest point of the toy with a tape measure and the circumference is 4.5 inches, which means that the diameter is only about 1.43 inches (using a value for pi of 3.14: I’m lazy, so sue me). This explains why it looks so much smaller than the Leo pictured above: despite the fact that Leo is also listed by Vixen as being 1.5 inches in diameter, it is actually closer to 1.6 (I measured a circumference of 5 inches). Now I’m kind of annoyed that everyone seems to round up or down to 1.5 inches, resulting in a lot of real-life variation. From this point on I’ll take all my own measurements for reviews. [↩]
- This measurement is accurate. [↩]