Are you looking for a small, beginner-friendly dildo to ease into the world of sex toys?
Look no further than two of legendary dildo-maker Tantus’ dildos – the Silk and Sport.
Both dildos are perfect for newbies with thin, smooth shafts that slide in and out with ease. Made of firm silicone and with an upward-angled shaft, they’re ideal for prostate and g-spot penetration.
And, they’re both harness compatible if you’re looking for a small strap on dildo.
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- Price: these small dildos range from $30 - $40, with only the Silk large as slightly more expensive at $50. But Tantus has regular sales if you want to pick these up for even cheaper.
- Silky smooth: perfect for beginner use as they slide in and out with ease.
- Hits the spot: The Silk is curved upward to rake against the g-spot or prostate, and the Sport has an added bulb for additional stimulation.
- Harness compatible: the wide circular base on both toys is great for pretty much and strap-on harness.
- Non-Realistic: Neither the Silk nor Sport is particularly realistic looking, which is great if you prefer nonphallic dildos.
- Quite small - yu may find yourself wanting to upgrade after getting used to the size of the toys (may not be a con for some)
Tantus Silk & Sport Specs:
Price: $30 – $50
Insertable Length: 4.25″ – 7″
Max Girth: .8″ – 1.5″
Materials: Firm silicone
Features: smooth shaft, harness compatible, g-spot/prostate
Smooth Texture Makes for a Great Beginner Dildo
So what makes these dildos in particular great first dildos?
For starters, there’s the fact that they’re great beginner sizes.
Tantus Silk comes in 3 sizes ranging from ‘absolute beginner’ to ‘solidly intermediate’:
- Small: 4.25 inches long and .8 inches max width
- Medium: 5.25 inches long and 1.1 inches max width
- Large: 7 inches long and 1.5 inches max width
The small is quite thin, while the large is more of a traditional ‘medium’ as far as most dildos are concerned. Some users wish the Silk came in even larger sizes, but all 3 sizes are plenty big for a relative beginner.
While the Sport comes in a single size that’s solidly in the beginner range:
- 5.5 inches insertable length and 1-inch wide shaft, with a 1.3 inch wide bulbed head.
But beyond just the small stature, what we really like is the smooth texture.
Ribbed dildos or ones with realistic ridges and veins may add some additional pleasure, but those shapes aren’t as friendly to someone who’s just getting used to penetrating toys (either vaginally or anally). In fact, the smooth texture is great for anal beginners and strap on pegging as it slides in effortlessly with just a little bit of water-based lube.
Silk in particular is what we’d consider a ‘dilator’ style, which is particularly great for beginners as the constant shaft diameter makes it easy to relax and get used to the sensations. Combined with the gently rounded tip, and you have a winner!
Sport has the same smoothed shaft as Silk, but with the major difference of a bigger, bulbous head which is great for hitting the G-spot or prostate. Both toys are gently curved upwards, which further helps hit those key spots as it slides in and out of place.
It’s worth noting that neither of these dildos are remotely realistic, which can be either a pro or a con depending on your tastes.
Firmer Silicone Has Up and Downsides
The firm silicone is both one of the biggest strengths and weaknesses for a toy like this.
On the one hand, we generally like softer silicone blends as the added give makes it easier to take the toy because soft silicone has more give to the material.
We love supersoft and dual density silicone for large dildos for this exact reason – it’s simply easier to relax around a dildo with some added give. That said, Silk and Sport are both so small that you really shouldn’t have problems taking the toys in.
And the firmer silicone does have some upsides to it as well.
The firmness gives these dildos some added rigidity to help during penetration, especially as things get fast and furious. This makes these toys great for use with a strap-on harness, as you don’t have to worry as much about them popping out of place in the heat of the moment. This is a problem with some super soft silicone dildos.
The firmness also helps with pinpointing pressure onto key erogenous zones like the g-spot and prostate.
Neither of these dildos has built-in vibrator compatibility (no spot for an internal bullet vibe), but the flat base works great for using an external vibrator – particularly a magic wand. And the firm silicone excels at transmitting vibrations throughout the toy (soft silicone has a tendency to dampen vibrations).
See What Others Are Saying About Silk and Sport
Tantus’ Silk has an impressive track record an Amazon – an average rating of 4.3 stars with 275 reviews (on just the medium!) as of the time of writing.
Some users love the fact that Silk is completely non-realistic:
Another user who loves the smoothness and ‘dilator’ type aspect of the toy, but wishes it came in a bigger size than the large:
And yet another user who found the Sport to be slightly large, but manageable – and great for g-spot stimulation!
Tantus Silk & Sport: Final Review
If you’re looking for an all-around great small, beginner dildo, then we strongly recommend the Silk and Sport.
They’re the perfect size for beginners, silky smooth, and firm enough to hit the right spots no matter how you choose to use them. Great for vaginal and anal use, and harness compatible for strap on use.
They’re also budget friendly, ranging between $30-$40 (with the Silk large at $50).
All in all, fantastic beginner toys that aren’t realistic looking.