Review: Tantus Little Secret: Kiss

As most of you probably know by now, a few months back I was sent the complete set of Tantus Little Secrets to review. Whether it was the fantastic neon colors, unique designs, ease of use, portability or amazing high quality silicone, I just couldn’t help but be impressed. But considering they’re Tantus products, that wasn’t really surprising.

For those of you that want to read about my experience with the other Little Secret products, I previously did a review of the Whisper, Touch and Spoon which you can find by clicking this link.

*just a heads up, some of the the content within this review has been taken from my previous posts as the information regarding the packaging, level of quality, care and cleaning is the same. If you read the other reviews, you can skip those parts and just read my take on Kiss.

Packaging

As with the majority of Tantus products this Little Secret come respectfully, professionally, playfully and beautifully packaged in a clear box that shows it off the way is deserves. The only real difference from the ‘regular’ packaging is the adornment of pretty reflective silver, white and grey flowers that make the cases look ‘designer’ in nature and very high end.

*I absolutely love it and hope they keep it up with all the new lines they create!

There’s nothing on the packaging that’s rude, unprofessional or embarrassing and with the exception of the word “toy”, there really isn’t anything to hint at what it’s designed for. You could definitely buy any of the Little Secret products and not have to worry about what someone would think should they come across them unexpectedly.

The Good

For those of you that don’t know, all of Tantus‘ products are crafted out of Ultra Premium Silicone making them easy to care for and clean, extremely body safe (being both phthalate and latex free), waterproof, odorless, hypoallergenic, hygienic, non toxic and non porous. Basically put, they’re badass in every way possible!

*because they’re non porous they won’t absorb bodily fluids, lube or bacteria.

Taking all of that into consideration, I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad word to say about anything they’ve made, and since they’re made from some of the best materials an intimate accessory manufacture can get their hands on, along with being anatomically targeted and tested, I just don’t think I could.

As for the specifics of the Little Secrets, I’m going to do a bunch of mini reviews, rather than one basic overall review, as I feel they’re each worthy of their own moment in the spotlight.

Little Secret Kiss in Strawberry:

Kiss measures 4 1/4″ inches in total length, with 3 1/4″ inches of that being insertable. It has a 3″ circumference and measures  7/8″ in diameter, making it both discreet and very comfortable to hold. When compared to the others within the Little Secret line it’s noticeably thicker and designed quite a bit differently as it has a tapered end leading to a slightly curved tip that when turned on resembles a tiny flicking tongue.

In regard to color it’s a beautiful and bright opaque fucshia that’s fun, bold, shiny, whimsical and very pretty.  Like many of the products Tantus makes, Tthe texture of the silicone is supple and slightly squishy allowing for a bit of ‘give’, a feature that often makes their products very easy to both use and hold.

It might just be my experience but I found that because the product tapers to a point you’re able to get a far more targeted application then with the other products in the Little Secret line. Now whether it’s used to purposefully target the clitoris, taunt and tease your partner by running it over their erogenous zones, or for tickling is totally up to you, I just know that for me, it’s the tip of this product that is its best feature!

The strength is the same as both Touch, Spoon and Whisper being neither too strong nor too weak, however I did find that because the tip was thinner the vibrations were a tiny bit stronger than the others (just in the tip though – pun intended).  On that note, if you like an exceptionally powerful vibration I don’t think the Little Secrets would work for you while in their sleeve. In contrast, if you’re very sensitive or like something that’s a steady, mid range vibe they just might be perfect.

*For those of you that like a strong vibe, keep in mind that you can easily remove the bullet from the sleeve and use it as is.

Other Options

The first time you try to remove the sleeve may not be the easiest and you’ll likely find yourself wiggling, pulling, twisting and tugging in frustration. I found it easiest to remove when I pinched the squishy tip with one hand and gently pulled the end of the bullet with the other, taking a second every so often to gently peel away the opening of the sleeve (which allows air inside the space and makes the suction easier to break). Once I had it off I applied a small bit of lube and reinserted the bullet which allowed it slide in and out without any friction or frustration.

Like all of the products in the line, Kiss is exceptionally quiet (trust me, no one will hear it even if they’re in the same room), fits nicely in the hand making usage very easy and comfortable, is slightly squishy allowing for a bit of ‘give’ when in use and because it has a simple push button activation it’s easy to start and stop.

As for ways it could be used, I personally think it’s best as a clitoral stimulator, though teasing and taunting your partners erogenous zones is also nice. Because it has a flat tip insertion for vaginal use isn’t the easiest or most comfortable easy and I truthfully don’t know how much stimulation it would offer.

*The only thing I’d advise against is anal insertion as it doesn’t have a flared base and will possibly get lodged inside you.

Care & Cleaning

Since they’re made of Ultra Premium Silicone you can wash them with anti bacterial soap and water, boil them up to 600° Fahrenheit, bleach them with a 10% bleach solution, or simply put them in the top rack of your dishwasher…yes, I did say put them in the dishwasher. I also suggest you remove the sleeve from the bullet before any kind of cleaning. While the bullet is waterproof (another bonus!), I don’t think it would do too well being placed in boiling water, a dishwasher or bleach solution. Simply washing it with anti bacterial soap and water or spraying it with toy cleaner will do.

Keeping your Tantus products like new shouldn’t be too hard, just keep in mind you should only be using water based lubricants as a silicone lube will likely ruin them. If all you have is silicone and you really want to use it, I suggest you do a “patch test” first; place a tiny amount on the bottom of your silicone sleeve or the base of the product, if it becomes foggy, matte or looks like it’s melting don’t use it as it wont be compatible.

As for changing the batteries it’s very easy; just unscrew the bottom cap, remove your N battery, pop the new one in, screw the cap back on and you’re good to go! *I also suggest you remove the battery when the product is not in use as it could corrode and kill your bullet.

Final Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars

The Bad

In regard to things I didn’t like there were a few, though I really don’t think they are that big of a deal and like many of my other reviews, I’m just nit picking.

1.) All of the products collect lint like you wouldn’t believe. If that’s something that bothers you there are a few easy solutions; you can store them in an air tight container to keep them away from dust and pet hair, wrap them in a lint free cloth or store them in the case they came with. Problem solved!

2.) The biggest complaint I keep hearing from other reviewers is that they aren’t the strongest. Considering some people are very sensitive the Little Secrets are still very good, they’re just not on par with most hand held wands or other extremely powerful vibes. Try to keep in mind they’re not supposed to be – they’re bullets. On that note, I’ve always been able to achieve an orgasm using them…and I’m a devoted Fairy Wand/Hitachi girl, which should say something.

*For the record, I was actually very happy to see that they used one of the more powerful bullets on the market – the RO-80mm Chrome Bullet which I have included in previous posts because I’m such a fan.

3.) If you’re like me and want to keep the packaging you might not like how hard they are to get out of the containers they come in. I literally ripped the tops of the boxes off my Kiss, Tease and Spoon, while also breaking a nail in the process. I actually don’t fault the company for this as I’m known for having a hard time getting products out of their packaging, especially if they have lots of tabs etc.

Final Verdict

From the moment I first saw Kiss online I knew I was going to love it!  Whether it’s the color, design, ease of use or the fact that it seemed somewhat superior to the others I previously reviewed I have no idea. I just know that it’s one of my favorites of the 5, with Tease taking the lead only by a tiny amount due to its rounded and curved body. (I saved my fave ones for last – with Tease being reviewed in the days to come).

Taking into consideration that Kiss is exceptionally body safe, light weight, odorless, water-proof, whisper quiet, wonderfully smooth and supple, doesn’t hurt, is very discreet and comes beautifully and respectfully packaged I don’t know what else they could have done to make it any better. Okay, they could have made it a tad stronger but that’s about it – and truthfully, I don’t really know how they could have since it’s a product that works with a long and thin bullet. (The one they used is one of the strongest I’ve found to date)

If you’re interested in any of the other products in the Little Secret line I suggest you head over to Tantus where shopping for body safe dildos, vibes, butt plugs and other badass finds is easy, affordable and your privacy is always respected.

 

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