Tantus is well-known for their yummy silicone sex toys, but did you know they also have a line of aluminum toys as well? My first introduction to the Alumina line is the Tantus Alumina Revolve from FunWares.
The Tantus Alumina Revolve is made of solid aeronautical aluminum that has been anodized to resist corrosion and wear. It is a beautiful shiny purple with a black plastic o-ring in the middle of the dildo. The Revolve is 8″ long, 1 3/8″ in diameter at its widest, and weighs eight ounces. Both sides are insertable and it unscrews in the middle. This allows you to swap pieces with any of the other Tantus Alumina dildos, if you are lucky enough to have more than one, or want to trade with your friends.
Though aluminum is not as heavy as stainless steel, the Tantus Revolve still has a good heft to it and probably could be used as a small weapon. One side has a long teardrop shape while the other has three graduated bulges. The aluminum naturally feels cool in my hands and against my body, while the smoothness and silkiness of it just calls for me to put it inside myself.
Aluminum is a great material for sex toys. It is latex and phthalate-free, body-safe, and recyclable. While aluminum is not a common allergen, it can cause problems for people with sensitivities to metal. Easy to care for, the Tantus Alumina Revolve can be washed in anti-bacterial soap and water, wiped down with your favorite toy cleaner, or cleaned with a 10% bleach solution. You can even put it on the top rack of your dishwasher. You can use any type of lubricant with aluminum, though I favor water-based lubes. It is also great for sensation play as it heats up and cools down easily. Put your Revolve in a bowl of ice or hot water and see which you prefer. I tend to like cold play so I usually start out with the Revolve at its normal cool temperature. It heats up to body temp quite quickly during play, then stays there.
I find the aluminum of the Tantus Alumina Revolve quite slick and therefore I don’t need much, if any lube. I thought it might get slippery from lubricant and/or body fluids but it doesn’t seem to do so. Oddly enough, the aluminum seems to trap and hold the body fluids and keep them from sliding down the handle. This was most unexpected but very appreciated.
I really enjoy the feeling of the Revolve inside of me, though it doesn’t give me that full feeling I usually crave. As it is metal and thus has no give, it feels bigger than its 1 3/8″ diameter. I love the slick smoothness of the the teardrop shape inside me. It feels so soft and smooth moving in and out. I prefer using this end inside me and the graduated bulges as a handle. This combination just suits my body best. The very first time I used the Tantus Alumina Revolve, I had an impressive orgasm very quickly without any direct clitoral stimulation. This is extremely rare for me so I was a bit wowed.
The Tantus Alumina Revolve is meant for vaginal penetration, but can be used anally as long as you or partner keeps a firm hold on it. Do not let it go or it could disappear up your anal canal and necessitate a rather embarrassing trip to the emergency room. Also be sure sterilize with a 10% bleach solution before switching from anal to vaginal play or sharing between non fluid-bonded partners, unless using condoms.
The Alumina Revolve’s packaging is different from the usual Tantus plastic box. It comes in a lovely black cardboard box with silver print. The Revolve lays inside cushioned in a foam cutout. Included is a small pamphlet on the Alumina line in four languages. Though there is an outline of the dildo on the outside of the box, it does not say anywhere on the box that the Revolve is a sex toy so it is quite discrete. The box is great for storage, as it’s not overly large, and it keeps my Revolve safe from dust and scratches.
Tantus Alumina Revolve Pros:
• Great shape
• Good for sensation play
Tantus Alumina Revolve Cons:
• On the thin side
I have mentioned before that I am a big fan of Tantus silicone and now I can say I am just as big a fan of their Alumina toys. I just love the feel and lines of the aluminum and color is quite pretty as well. I like the hardness and shape of the Tantus Alumina Revolve. I just really wish it had more girth. I like to feel full and the Revolve just doesn’t do that for me. However, the teardrop provides great pressure against my g-spot and just feels damn good inside me.