Toy Review: The Tantus Sam

While Tantus has been making some fantastic realistic silicone sex toys in the most recent months they was, for a while, something missing. A certain…heft. A ferocity. A formidable contender. That’s right; for a while, the realistic line lacked a girthy representative. Well not anymore.

I hope size queens are excited because Tantus recently unveiled the Tantus Sam and, while it may not be the biggest toy in the industry, it is still a monster in its own right. A huge hunk of silicone just waiting for the right person to come around and conquer it.

As someone with a 2 inch diameter limit I was somewhat unsure as to whether or not that person could ever be me. The Tantus Sam seemed, at the same time, insurmountable and irresistible. But perhaps that was the very reason that I accepted it for review; I do, after all, love a challenge.

The Tantus Sam proved to be just that but it was also so much more. A demanding toy, the Tantus Sam commands your attention and, in turn, earns your respect with its girthy, textured form. It’s no stretch of the imagination to imagine this toy being admired by many.

The Tantus Sam

The Tantus Sam is one of the newest releases from Tantus and ties in to a few of its lines. The first (most obvious) line is the realistic one. Much like the Alan, Gary and Uncut, the Sam is made to look incredibly realistic and this has been successfully achieved. Right down to the pores, the detailing on the Sam is incredibly thorough and amazingly realistic in appearance. This level of detail alone is an admirable aspect of the toy which makes it appealing to those looking for a realistic toy and a good option for harnessed play.

However, unlike some of its slimmer counterparts, the Sam is supposed to look like an incredibly large, almost overly erect shaft and, as such, it has some additional features. Prominent veins run across the shaft of the Tantus Sam, adding more overt texture to the toy’s surface. Veins aren’t necessarily a turn on for me visually but, I have to admit, they do have their perks in use and Tantus seems to understand this very well.

The Tantus Sam is a prime hunk 'o silicone.
The Tantus Sam is a prime hunk ‘o silicone.

The Sam is also part of the Tantus O2 Dual Density line, meaning that it has a firm silicone core covered in a softer silicone surface. This allows most Dual Density toys a certain plush aspect which gives them a reasonable amount of bend and squish. This is true of the Sam to some extent but compared to other O2 Realistic Dual Density toys the Sam still maintains a certain degree of firmness. This doesn’t necessarily make the Sam feel rigid. Instead I’d say that it makes it feel suitably thick; relentlessly chunky but still able to provide some leeway for insertion. This is particularly valuable because the Tantus Sam comes in at a diameter of 1.8 inches. Length-wise, the Sam also comes in at a reasonable 7.3 inches of insertable length.

It’s hard to encapsulate these dimensions until you actually see the Sam in person and they didn’t fully register with me either. That was until it arrived and I was suddenly daunted by my life choices. In those moments the fact that the Sam was Dual Density made me feel much more assured, even if it is still a firmer dildo.

The silicone used for all Tantus toys is Ultra-Premium silicone, making them phthalate-free, non-porous and completely body safe. This silicone (being so realistic and having a matte surface) does feel wonderfully grabby during use but it also grabs up dust and hair with great enthusiasm and requires extra cleaning because of the extra detail. Thankfully this toy is boilable and dishwasher safe. Soap, water and determination also work too.

Lastly the Tantus Sam falls into the Vibrator line of Tantus toys. This means that there is a hollowed out area in the base where users can put a bullet vibrator (and, yes, it can fit the Tango). Unfortunately, as you can imagine, so much silicone struggles to translate the full strength of a bullet vibrator so vibrations through the Sam are often considerably muted. Still I often wonder if the Sam even needs vibrations to be an exceptional dildo. It does so well on its own.

That being said another benefit of the Sam’s hollowed out section is that it can accommodate a suction cup, which (along with a Tantus bullet) is provided with the toy. This basically means that when you buy the Sam you are presented with four different ways to use the Sam: as a straight up dildo, as a vibrating dildo, with a suction cup or with a harness. The fact that these options are possible affords the Sam an admirable amount of versatility which I definitely appreciate. It also makes its $139.00 price tag very reasonable, as there are multiple ways to use and enjoy the Sam.

Personally I preferred to use the Sam as a straight up dildo and the results were incredibly memorable. Not being a girth-lover by nature, I was sure I would need to warm up to the Sam in order to even take this toy. But, to my surprise and pleasure, I was actually able to insert part of the Sam without preparation. Since that first attempt I have always been able to use the Sam without a warm-up (although sometimes I prefer one). In short this toy will be girthy for most but it also do-able, or will be if you can take similar toys to myself.

This dildo means business.
This dildo means business.

Whenever I use the Sam the prevalent sensation is (unsurprisingly) girth. It’s that familiar sensation of being stretched; one that isn’t uncomfortable but isn’t exactly gentle either. The Tantus Sam also has the added element of its surface and texture. In use the Sam grabs the vaginal walls and my attention in equal measure, bringing me completely into my body and allowing me to revel in the sense of fullness merged and captivating texture.

Large toys prompt a large reaction, and my vagina is often willing to respond to this with an orgasm as monumental as the toy itself. Because the Sam is larger than most of my toys (and has an undeniable grabby appeal to it) each muscle contraction brought about by an orgasm with the Sam feels substantial; like its fighting to occur and made all the stronger for it. In short this toy puts my kegels through one hell of a workout but the hot and bothered aftermath is much more pleasant than most gym-based activities.

If I were to fault the Tantus Sam it would be in the cleaning department; as easy as silicone toys are to clean the Tantus Sam does require that extra bit of effort and I know for a fact that I’ve sometimes missed the mark and have had to re-clean my Sam before use. As irritating as this is, though, it’s not a deal-breaker; it’s just an expected part of the Sam’s detailed surface.

Preference will also play a massive part in your personal enjoyment of the Sam. Is it too chunky? Too slim? Too grabby? Not quite textured enough? These are all questions that you’ll be able to answer much better than I, because you know your body better than anyone.

Final Thoughts

For me the Sam requires a certain mind-set to use. It’s one that I’m not always in but when I am then nothing else compares. The large-but-inviting dimensions of the Sam work well to provide a filling sensation without feeling like a painful intrusion or a compromise. It is exactly the right size, exactly the right firmness and exactly the right fit for whatever girthy cravings I have and this could very well be the case for you too.

For those who regularly take dildos of a similar size (or larger) the engaging surface and acceptable coronal head of the Sam may still be broadly appealing, but the girth factor may not be quite as substantial. But if, like me, you tend to take smaller toys but do have the occasional craving for a colossal cock then the Sam is a perfect candidate.

Recommend to:

Size Queens.

People moving to larger toys.

People who like texture & dual density.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who prefer much larger/smaller toys.

People who prefer glossy silicone.

People who prefer single density silicone.

The Tantus Sam was kindly provided to me by Tantus in exchange for an honest review. Why not show your approval by checking their site out here or by making your purchases via the affiliate links within this post? Right now you can even get 20% off Dual Density toys with the code SPRUNG. What are you waiting for!?