Well I’ve tried a few dragon dicks in my time; it only seemed fair I give the dinosaur dongs a shot. Unlike my Bad Dragon dildos, the Tantus Raptor is not fantasy themed. However, it has been designed to bring added realism to your strap on sex (pegging) fantasies. See, the Raptor features a set of three dimensional testicles that sit part way up the shaft. By separating the testicles from the base of the dildo, the Raptor is more likely to fit into an O-ring harness. The true genius of this design is that the testicles will sit at the front of the harness, giving the wearer a more realistic looking package.
With a shaft circumference of 5 inches and a total insertable length of 4.75 inches, you would be forgiven for thinking that the Raptor is an average sized dildo. Don’t let that fool you though. The Raptor is one of the most intense dildos I have ever put inside my body.
There are two reasons why the Raptor feels so intense. Firstly, the raised coronal ridge (which doesn’t look that intimidating in the pictures) adds an additional 0.75 inches to the circumference of the dildo. At 5.75 inches in circumference, the head of the dildo is on the large size. Secondly, the Raptor is made from a firm silicone. It does not squish under my fingertips and flexibility is quite low. It is this firm silicone, combined with the larger than average girth, that make the Raptor feel so big. The irony is, this review is for the standard sized Raptor. Tantus also sell the Raptor XL, for those who are braver than I am.
As with all Tantus dildos, the Raptor is made entirely from 100% ultra-premium silicone. This material is virtually non-porous, completely body safe and easy to care for. It can even be sterilized using boiling water, or a 10% bleach/90% water solution. Water and oil based lubricants are safe to use, but some silicone lubricants could damage the surface of the dildo. If you’d prefer to use a silicone lubricant, it is best to do a spot test first.
My Experiences with the Tantus Raptor:
The first time I tested the Raptor, I did so without warming up first. This was not the best idea I’ve ever had. I applied lashings of water based lubricant, but it still took close to 5 minutes to insert the bulbous head. Part of the problem was that I couldn’t completely relax. I was already being pushed close to my limits as the Raptor’s head stretched my muscles, but the coronal ridge had not slipped inside me yet. I was expecting an intense popping/ grating sensation when it did. Fortunately, the ridge only produced a mild bump as it slid behind my pubic bone.
As soon as the head was inserted, the stretching sensation lessened, but I was now experiencing a different kind of intensity. Because the Raptor has such a large head, it was impossible not to feel it stimulating my g-spot. The grabby silicone seemed to lock on, grabbing and massaging the area with every movement. From a cold start, the constant rubbing and moderate pressure was just too much.
I had learned my lesson; the Raptor was not the kind of dildo I can just fuck myself with whenever and however I pleased. Instead of using it to build my arousal, I had to be aroused first. It wasn’t that my arousal diminished the intensity of the Raptor, it was that my body now responded to the stimulation in a different way. I still had to take it slow, but short thrusts against my g-spot felt amazing.
It is not easy to find a great quality dildo with a larger than average girth and a shorter than average length. It is a refreshing combination though, as I never had to worry about the tip bumping into my cervix. I could insert the full length of the shaft and just enjoy the full sensations it provided. In my opinion, this makes the Raptor a fantastic dildo for riding. Personally though, I enjoyed the Raptor best when I teamed it with a powerful clitoral vibrator. With the vibrator against my clit and the Raptor’s head massaging my g-spot, I could experience mind blowing blended orgasms in no time.
The Raptor’s testicles provide a flared base (of sorts), making this dildo safe for anal use. Unfortunately though, we never got to test it out in this way. Maybe my partner is more of a realist than I am, or maybe I scared him off when he watched me struggle to insert the Raptor into my vagina; either way, he didn’t want to attempt it. Despite the shaft being slightly shorter than average, I would still only recommend the Raptor to those who are experienced with anal penetration. I suspect it will provide a stretching sensation, a full feeling and some intense stimulation to the prostate too.
The Raptor is an impressive dildo in more ways than one. I certainly can’t fault it in terms of quality, aesthetics (can we just take a second to appreciate that amazing orange colour?) or design. The latter particularly impressed me; the Raptor really does look great in a strap-on harness.
Unfortunately though, it will not be a dildo I reach for often and that comes down to personal taste. The Raptor is too large for him to take comfortably (which rules it out for pegging) and it plays at the edges of my limits too. I just prefer a soft, flexible dildo that will be more forgiving when I get carried away. The Tantus Pack and Play No 1 is a classic example.
Still personal taste is personal taste and I believe the Raptor would be appreciated by many. It would be best suited to those who like extra girth, but don’t want a long dildo. Just bear in mind that, being made from a firmer silicone, the Raptor doesl feel more intense than a softer dildo of the same size.
The Raptor dildo was kindly sent to me free of charge from Tantus.inc for an honest review. This does not affect, or sway my opinions of the product and I will always portray my own experiences, good or bad. Affiliate links are used within this post.