Tantus has long been known for its
amazing pure silicone toys, but their new Alumina line of aluminum
dildos is a new breed entirely. If you are like me, and the word "aluminum" makes you think of a can of Surge
stop right there. This is beautiful, soft, brushed aluminum like you
would find on metal picture frames or nice kitchenware. It can be sterilized using the same methods as silicone. According to the booklet that comes with the
toy, this is "aeronautic grade" aluminum, so it must
be good, and the aluminum is anodized, which strengthens corrosion and wear resistance.
I don't really know what "aeronautic
grade" means, but I can tell you that the aluminum feels amazing. It
wonderful silky texture to it that feels unlike any other sex toy
material. It's not smooth like glass or soft like silicone. It's close
to rubbercote, but not quite, and more hygienic. The Alumina Motion is
8 3/4" long, with a girth that ranges from 1" to 1 1/4". It's about the same weight as a glass dildo, but not heavier than a
stainless steel dildo. It feels very, very sturdy and -- unlike the
majority of toys on the market -- can last a lifetime with proper care.
Also, the aluminum is a deep fuchsia color that is very pleasing to the
eye. Even my boyfriend was impressed by the sheer beauty of this dildo.
The documentation also promises that aluminum holds
well. I knew this to be the case when I received the Motion on a snowy
and it was absolutely freezing right out of the box. It comes in a slim
black cardboard box with a silvery outline of the dildo's shape on the
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The Motion was not about to warm itself up anytime
soon, so I ran some hot water over it before I used it the first time.
To my delight, the aluminum held that heat very well. I played with my
clit first, and the Motion was still warm when I picked it up to use
it. I inserted the smaller, graduated end, and gasped at the
sensation. The arrow-shaped bulbs create a unique feeling that I
haven't experienced before The bulbs are small, but they're
mighty. When I inserted the toy about halfway, the opening of my pussy
was greeted with some unexpected stimulation from the black O-ring
(material unknown, though I would guess rubber). Could things get any
better? Well, yes. When I finally tore myself away from the small end,
I wiped my juices off the Motion and turned it around to use the large
end. That was a treat as well; it filled me up very nicely.
Since I received the Motion, I've consistently used its smaller end for warm-up stimulation, and I'm in love with it. I've used it without warming it up first and have been extremely impressed by its temperature-holding abilities. The heat my pussy creates on the inserted end actually travels all the way to the non-inserted end, and the Motion begins to feel warmer
than my pussy.
It's really fucking sexy.
Now, I'm sure you're wondering about the best feature of the Alumina line; the interchangeability of the parts.
XCritic was crazy enough to send me both the Motion and the Revolve, so I can report thoroughly on this feature.
although the toys feel very sturdy, they are also very easy to screw apart (even for a weakling like me who has trouble with jars). There is
a hole in the end of each piece where a silver screw can fit. The black
O-ring is not attached to anything, so it really is possible to screw
together any combination of pieces you desire.
I enjoyed this feature because the one ball end of the
Revolve functions very well as a handle. The interchangeability also
allowed me to choose the thickness that I wanted for the middle of my
Frankenstein's monster dildo. I like some thickness to stimulate my vaginal opening, so I found that putting together both
graduated ends made for a fulfilling romp with the pointier Motion end.
Despite all that fun, both the Motion and Revolve stand
on their own as different dildos with different strengths. The Motion
excels at warm-up stimulation (with the small end) and at making me
feel full (with the larger end), while the Revolve is good for G-spot
play. Owning both definitely has advantages. If nothing else, it makes
me feel like a sex toy inventor.
Hello, dream job!
I was extremely impressed by the Alumina Motion. It's a snap to clean, easy to sterilize, and will last a lifetime. The aluminum is hefty
yet silky, and holds temperature better than any toy I've ever used. Both ends offer unique and worthwhile stimulation. The smaller end
particularly rocks; I keep coming back to it again and again for
warm-up thrusting. The fact that the Alumina line is interchangeable is
the icing on the cake. The Alumina Motion is basically perfect, and
thus has earned the distinguished honor of being my first XCritic Pick