♦ The Slender Dildo, sold by Sex Toys UK, is a slimline silicone dildo in the Doc Johnson Platinum line, which is promoted as being suitable either for vaginal or anal use. I wanted to test it mainly because I was curious as to how Doc Johnson’s silicone would hold up to inspection, given their poor reputation for toy materials. Also, look at that colour!
The packaging for the toy is a clear blister pack with a purplish insert. It’s pretty basic and not too tacky, though likely to be unsuitable for storage as it’s a fair deal bigger than it needs to be.
It has a fairly large amount of useful information about the toy on the back, including about its material, shape, uses. it also promises a “life-like feel”. We’ll just cut the suspense, shall we? It doesn’t.
My Slender is in an absolutely beautiful shade of mint green that looks really tempting and elegant. It’s awesome and lovely to see a dildo not in lilac, pink or black for once. It also comes in a slightly aubergine purple colour elsewhere, but trust me, this is better.
The Doc Johnson Slender is not a dildo for size queens and not a large toy by any means. It is around 6.75″ long with an insertable portion of about 6″. The shaft is just under an inch in diameter at its narrowest point under the head and tapers out gently to around 1.1″ where it meets the base. The bulbous head itself is wider, being around 1.3″ diameter at its widest point.
This makes it a great toy for those who prefer slimmer insertables or those who are relative newcomers to vaginal or anal penetration. I would say, though, that it could probably do with being a little longer so that, at the very least, there’s more to hold onto, but also because it tends to make things easier harness-wise. I also prefer longer toys personally.
Material-wise, the Slender is an interesting beast. It’s highly glossy to the touch and feels rubbery, almost squeaky as you run your fingers along it. It’s incredibly draggy, so you may want to use lube even though it’s slender. It is silicone, because I checked. Because it’s Doc Johnson we’re talking about here. It passed the flame test with flying colours, so yay.
It also picks up crap like a motherfucker, especially hair. Seriously, it got hairy just sitting upright on a board waiting to be photographed. How?! Whilst the silicone makes it easy to clean (and body-safe and yadda yadda, you know the drill), it is basically impossible to keep clean.
By far the most noticeable aspect of the Slender is that it is very flexible, and even floppy, indeed. Not only can you bend it in half very easily, but you can even twist it around on itself.
This means that there is absolutely no way you can put pressure on your G-spot (or anywhere else), so stay away if that’s your thing. It does follow the curves of my vagina well, and therefore brushes over my G-spot, which feels nice, but there’s certainly not enough pressure or firmness for a real G-spot orgasm.
The Doc Johnson Platinum Slender is not just suitable for vaginal use, it’s for anal play too.
Now, I don’t use anal toys all that much, but this is, aha, a slender toy, so it’s touted as working well for beginners. I found the bulbous head slightly tricky to insert, but not as hard as it could be thanks to the decent taper. I should probably point out that I’m a super impatient masturbator, so with a little better anal preparation, insertion should be easier. That said, perhaps not too easy, as the flexibility of the toy can hinder here. You’ll likely need to guide the head of the toy in by gripping just behind it and sorting that out first. Once the head is in, the rest is much easier.
The flexibility of the Slender does make it much easier to take in terms of comfort, though. The head feels unusual, but the shaft is a great diameter for me as an unpractised anal user. Plus, for with its very flared base, it’s super safe. Did I enjoy it anally? I did. I think I’d likely prefer a toy with a more bumpy shaft and a less bulgy head, but the shape is really nice and the material, with its flex, is brilliant for noobs. It certainly felt pretty good and better than I expected.
As concerns strap-on use, I wasn’t able to try it out on a live partner, but it does have a much sturdier base than the flexibility of the toy would suggest, which is always helpful. It’s slim, but perhaps not long enough to satisfy everyone, especially when it comes to some of the shallower penetration positions. It does hand much more nicely in a harness than I would expect, too. That’s possibly because although the toy flexes incredibly easily under any pressure, it’s also very light and so it doesn’t get dragged towards the floor by its own weight. What with the slight curve up in its shape, it actually ends up basically horizontal.
I’ll cut to the chase. I’d recommend the Doc Johnson Platinum The Slender dildo for those wanting to use it for anal, especially for those inexperienced in anal play. It’s petite, comfy and not as hard to insert as it might seem. Plus, it felt good. I’d be cautious about recommending it for a strap-on: too short and flexible, but nice and slim and hangs well. I’d be even more unsure about recommending it for vaginal use. It won’t pass muster for fans of girth or length, it’s far too floppy to put ANY pressure anywhere, but it makes me come and feels very nice. It’ll likely do nothing for your G-spot, though.
So, bear your personal preferences in mind as you look back through my review and see if the properties of the Slender match up with what you’re looking for in a toy. It won’t suit everyone, but for those in its niche, I think it’s actually a pretty great little toy. It’s body-safe, real silicone and beautiful colour, even if mine is steadily beginning to resemble Chewbacca. If you won’t mind the flexibility, pick one up from Sex Toys UK today! ♦
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