Something about the Tantus Raptor has always appealed to me, but have never been able to figure out exactly why. Maybe it’s the fact it comes in two sizes (regular and XL). Maybe it’s the colors. Mostly, though, I think it’s the shape. There’s something really visually appealing about the shape of the head and testicles that don’t look like they’ve been sheared off at the base, like most ball-having toys are. Honestly, I’ve always found that sheared look pretty creepy. There’s none of that here. But as usual, I digress.
A little bit about it: The Raptor XL is a silicone dildo that is larger than most standard dildos at 5 3/8 inches in circumference and an insertable length of just under 6 inches, with a total length of just under 10 inches. It comes orange, purple and black.
What I loved: First, like most Tantus toys, it’s 100% silicone. If you haven’t picked up on it, I have a love of silicone toys. I especially love that they are easy to clean, non porous, and can be easily sterilized. In this case, you can bleach it, boil it, or stick it in the dishwasher.
I typically don’t like vaginal toys with a straight shaft. They usually don’t do a whole lot for my G-spot unless I try to get creative with the angle of entry, but that sort of thing ends up tiring me out pretty fast and killing any enjoyment. That’s not the case here. The Raptor, although not curved, comes away at a slight angle from the base, and has a rather bulbous, tear drop-shaped head with a definite boundary between the shaft and head. These two things together make it great for G-spotting and I was very surprised at how easily I was able to orgasm with it.The shaft and testicles are a silky textured silicone (some people call it “buttery”), and it feels great in my fingers. The head is a glossy silicone, which adds to the difference in sensation between the shaft and head.
What I didn’t: The head has some drag to it, so some water-based lubricant is advisable.
Final thought: The Raptor XL retails for just under $96, but it will last a very long time with proper care. In my opinion, totally worth it, especially if you like larger toys. If you don’t, give this one a pass.
~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~