Look, I couldn’t figure out who I wanted to win, so I had to kill them both. I am morbid like that. Sorry. And Niagara has apparently turned into Sawyer, calling everyone “Hoss” all the time. Anyway.
A while ago, I asked Vixen Creations and Tantus if they would be willing to go for a comparison review of Vixskin and O2, IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE. They readily agreed, and I was sent a Raquel and a Niagara (in pink, to match, to make it more science-y). What can I say? They’re both awesome. Niagara is perhaps a bit more firm. Raquel is a smidge squishier. Niagara has some texture, but Raquel is completely smooth. Niagara has a hole in the base for a bullet, which Raquel lacks. Oh, and Niagara cannot stand up on its own, if for example you were trying to film it wearing a paper-and-electrical-tape cowboy hat in front of a desert scene drawn with crayon on a piece of cardboard cannibalized from the box your printer came in. In that situation you might have to try abut a million times to tape the back of the Niagara down so it would stay upright and finally give up in frustration and just hold the toy, doing your best to keep your fingers out of sight. TANTUS THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND YOU SHOULD FIX THIS PROBLEM, STAT. On to the breakdown…
I think if I had to pick only one of these two to use for the rest of my life, I would pick Raquel. I really, really dig the squishiness. The head on Raquel is a little bulgier than on Niagara, so it’s a champion g-spotter despite the squish. I don’t mind so much that there’s no option to insert a bullet, but in a perfect world I’d like some texture on Raquel. And for it to be blue. Then it would be the ultimate dildo. In sort, Vixskin rocks. It just feels amazing.
My favorite part of Niagara is that it’s textured. There are some wavy bumps on the front of the toy that definitely liven up the experience. I think the core-to-squishy-outer-part ratio is a little higher in O2 than in Vixskin: it’s stiffer, less bendable, and less squishy. You still get the more realistic sensation that comes with the combo, but I think this toy would be great for someone looking for something with a little less give (or wants a dildo that has the vibration option).
My personal preference, after this monumental scientific test (if for the value of “scientific test” we substitute “completely subjective comparison review”), was for Vixskin. But the dual-material look of Niagara, combined with the texture and the capacity for vibration may push it over the top for others. Both Vixskin and O2 are going to provide a semi-realistic experience (more realistic feeling than other materials, but pink that has been seen cannot be unseen). It’s all going to depend on what you’re looking for, and since both toys are the same size, both are pure silicone, and both are dual-density, it’s really going to come down to how you like your details.
|Dimensions (diameter x length):||1.5 inches x 7.5 inches||1.5 inches x 7.5 inches|
|Can stand up on its own for filming purposes:||✔||x :-(|
Many thanks to Tantus and Vixen Creations for providing the cast of characters!