Toy Review: Avant D2 Purple Rain G-Spot Silicone Dildo By Blush Novelties

You will almost always see me championing companies that go for body-safe, bold, and inventive design choices. Those choices can be in the actual shape and size of the toy or they can be in the toy’s aesthetic components. For the Avant line, it’s the aesthetics that really stand out.

This new line from Blush Novelties is created specifically to be bold and (as the company puts it) a product of pure designspiration.

If that hodge-podge of words makes you snicker a bit the firstly, you don’t know me very well (coz I love that shizz), but, secondly…yeah, I do feel like Blush Novelties are going a little bit overboard with some of their marketing. For example, they further describe the Avant line as ‘The Epitomy Of Artistry In Design In The World Of Pleasure Products’. Something about the repeat use of ‘in the’ as part of that description really bugs me for some reason, but I digress.

At the end of the day, it’s how the toy performs that matters, not necessarily the marketing behind it (though it is nice to gain an insight in to a toy’s conception). So, let’s find out how this toy performs.

The Avant D2 Purple Rain G-Spot Silicone Dildo By Blush Novelties

The Avant D2 Purple Rain G-Spot Silicone Dildo By Blush Novelties is a recreation of the Real Nude Helio but with a few variations. The most striking is obviously the visual design component. The Avant D2 ditches the solid color of the Real Nude line and opts, instead, for a striking design that utilizes blocky colors and stripes in order to achieve a very awesome looking end product.

This dildo looks so glam that you could even mix and match it with clothing, make up, nails, socks, or anything else during use.

In the instance of the D2 the colors chosen are basically different shades of purple – ranging from lavender to amethyst and violet – to create its ‘Purple Rain’ look. If purple isn’t your preference then this design is also available in brighter colors, known as the Avant D1 Hot ‘N’ Cool, which does have some purple but mixes it up with other colors.

The next big change with the Avant D2 compared to the Real Nude Helio is (and I should have mentioned this in my previous Avant review) firmness-based. The Real Nude line uses dual density silicone, the Avant line does not, a decision which I understand completely.

I mean, could you imagine trying to make a firm internal silicone core and then surround it with soft silicone, which you have to stop pouring and then resume with a different color formulation of soft silicone? Even Bad Dragon doesn’t really do that, and they’re the masters of custom colored silicone dongs.

The silicone used for the Avant D2 is not horrendously firm, and does have a nice amount of squish to it, but it’s noticeable not as plush as the Helio. The Avant D2 has a wonderfully silky matte surface, which makes me just want to hold and stroke this dildo and just never let go. What’s more, because this dildo is made from silicone, it’s non-porous, phthalate-free, and completely body-safe.

You can wash this dildo with soap and water, you can boil it, you can put it in the dishwasher, and it’ll basically come out squeaky clean: A good thing, as this toy is a bit of a dust magnet, which is the only strong downside with the quality of this silicone. Another nice thing that I observed with the silicone used for the Avant D2 is that it warms really nicely when inserted, which I don’t always notice when it comes to silicone toys (even though they will all adjust given time) so kudos to Blush Novelties for how nicely this toy warms.

This flat head reminds me of a snake and collects dust like nobody’s business, but it also feels smooth as all hell.

Key components of the Avant D2 include a flared base (making it anal and harness friendly) which doubles as a very strong suction cup, allowing ease of use and the ability to approach this toy from different angles.

This is a wise choice when it comes to the Avant D2 because, much like the Helios, it sports a rather rare downwards curve rather than an upwards one. This really emphasizes the dildo’s prominent coronal ridge, which is semi-flat, and the wonderful arch that also curves to give a downwards angle, rather than the expected upwards slope.

The Avant D2 offers 6 inches of insertable length (7.5 inches total), and sports a diameter of 1.5 inches (the standard girth for most dildos). As mentioned briefly above, it has an almost semi-flatness to its design, which reminds me of the head of a python, or just snakes in general, but that’s just a glimpse in to how my weird mind works.

This flatness is important though because, when coupled with the consistent firmness of this toy, I feel like these features just don’t make the Avant D2 work.

I loved the Helio in my review. I thought it felt great, and everything came together so well. But firm up this silicone a bit and suddenly you have a toy that still feels awesome when you can climax with it, but has an unfathomably frustrating build-up to that moment which will likely make you quit long before getting to that point and grabbing for a better option (usually the Avant D6 in my case).

The D2 has fared poorer than the D6 in its transition away from dual density.

I’m not exaggerating because I did that on the multiple testing sessions where the Avant D2 was one of a few dildos I had to test and I was just left with moments of ‘I’m not humoring this shit anymore’ and casting the Avant D2 aside. Don’t think I’m not diligent – there have been times where I’ve spent 45 mins to a whole hour trying to constantly reposition the Avant D2 in to a pleasurable position, as its flat-ish design tried to angle on to its side like a dog that was proud at learning how to ‘play dead’ and just didn’t want to give up its new claim to fame, but a girl has limits.

When reaching climax with the Avant D2 it’s nice. Again, not as good as the Helio, but nice. But is the incredibly annoying constant repositioning prior to use worth it? Not in my opinion. Not when I know a much better version of the exact same dildo exists.

Final Thoughts

It’s sad to know that a good design and a striking aesthetics can sometimes be let down by a single other component, but it’s also fascinating. I mean, when we get a sex toy we rarely think of how many elements come together to make it not only a good product generally but also an effective product for our own body type, style of use, and preferences.

In this instance a single change in density transformed a toy that I endorsed strongly in to one that I just can’t recommend, and that is a fascinating thing to consider. It just goes to show the artistry of a sex toy is in so much more than just how it looks, and that even good designs can be poorly delivered, or perhaps just poorly perceived by a single body.

If you’re still interested in trying the Avant D2 I would discourage you. If you’re using it regularly while suction cupped in to place or with a strap on then you shouldn’t have a single problem with positioning, and that firmer curve may very well feel like a gift from the Valkyries, but I like to hold my dildos in place during most sessions and so I was left a flop with the flipping that this toy likes to do when left to its own devices.

The Avant D2 has been an interesting toy to try but I think my preference is with the Avant D6, which comes out strong from its transition to a chunkier, single-density feel. Weigh up your options and see which appeals to you, but I do recommend this line in general if you’re looking for more color in your life.

Recommend to:

People who like to use suction cups/harnesses.

People who like firmer density silicone.

People who want to try a downwards curve.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who use lots of lube/freely hold toys.

People who want dual-density.

People who prefer an upwards curve.

The Avant D2 was provided to me by Peepshowtoys in exchange for an honest review. If you want to support my site then please do make purchases using the affiliate links included.