Review: Tantus Acute Dildo

The Tantus Acute laying on its side. It's turned at a slight angle, and is pictured against a black & white background.

The Tantus Acute is kind of like the spork of dildos. While it’s not particularly glamorous or life-changing, it’s basic, versatile, and gets the job done well enough. The Acute’s small size also makes it a beginner friendly option. In fact, this was the first dildo I ever owned.

While my sex toy preferences have changed over time, the Acute helped me to figure out what kind of stimulation I like (and don’t like) internally.

A side profile view of the Acute, standing upright against a black & white background.

Design

Since I bought the Acute as a part of Tantus’ Grab Bag promotion, I didn’t know what color it would be before ordering. I have a strong aversion to pink, so I was glad to receive my dildo in a dark red color. Tantus calls this shade “True Blood Red,” which they offer on some of their other toys. However, the Acute is normally only available in light purple (Purple Haze) or dark purple (Midnight Purple) options.

This dildo features an elongated, bulbous head that’s reminiscent of the “egg on a stick” style vibrators. Just below the head, its shaft is gently curved for g-spot or prostate stimulation. The Acute’s shaft is mostly smooth, but there are a few very subtle ridges on the front. Lastly, it tapers slightly towards the bottom, right above the base.

Thanks to its flared base, the Tantus Acute is both anal safe and compatible with strap on harnesses.

Materials & Care

The Acute is made of a very firm silicone. While I’m not sure what the exact shore durometer is, my testing notes describe this dildo as “hard as fuck.” The firmness level feels similar to my palm muscle when I press my thumb and pinky finger together. It’s a little short to use as an impact toy, but this thing could probably do some damage if I hit someone with it. Tantus claims that this toy is made from flexible silicone, but it has very little give.[1]I don’t know how Tantus deciphers their silicone firmness, but this thing feels like a fucking rock.

Because silicone lube can damage silicone toys, it’s best to use water-based or oil-based lube with this dildo. (This lube is my favorite!)

Platinum silicone can be sterilized via boiling or a quick run through the dishwasher.[2]To sterilize the Acute in the dishwasher, I’d recommend washing it alone (or with other sex toys) with no detergent on the Sanitize cycle. I like to boil my toys when I first receive them, and then every 4-6 weeks after that. For everyday cleaning, I usually just wash the Acute with unscented soap and warm water.

One of the major downsides of this toy is that it’s a major lint magnet. I kid you not, the Acute seems to collect dust within seconds of being washed, even if I let it air dry. Even though it’s common for silicone to pick up dust, I think this dildo gets dustier than all of my silicone toys combined.

In a futile attempt to minimize lint, I’ve been storing the Tantus Acute alone in a plastic ziploc bag. However, it is safe to store touching other silicone toys.

Specs

Tantus Acute measurements

  • Total length: 5.5″
  • Insertable length: 5″
  • Diameter: 1.25″
The Tantus Acute laying on its side. It's positioned in a way so that the ridges on the shaft are facing forward.

Accessibility

A rough sketch of the Tantus Acute's oval-shaped base.
A very rough sketch of the Tantus Acute’s base shape.

I’m not going to lie – the Tantus Acute is not the most disability friendly toy. Because of its smaller base, I have trouble figuring out where to rest my fingers while holding it. As a result, I often end up with hand & wrist cramps after using this dildo.

Trying to hold the Acute while thrusting it is even more challenging. Since it’s barely over 5 inches long, there’s virtually zero length to use as a handle. I usually like to masturbate while partially reclined in bed, propped up by about 13 pillows.[3]Maybe this is a slight exaggeration, but there are a lot of them. I really love my pillows, y’all. However, the Tantus Acute requires me to be fully sitting up and leaning forward in order to use it. With that said, this toy isn’t the best option for bigger bodies or folks who have reach issues.

Additionally, the Tantus Acute is a total lube monster. I’ve tried a few different water and oil based lubes with this toy, and it’s somehow managed to absorb all of them. As someone who struggles with natural lubrication, the Acute’s draggy silicone can feel almost rough in use. I find myself having to reapply lube often in order to avoid discomfort.

My Experience

Despite having a larger head and curved shaft, I find the Tantus Acute to be underwhelming as a g-spot dildo. It doesn’t provide enough targeted g-spot stimulation, and isn’t very straightforward to use. This dildo is also a lot smaller than what I usually go for, in both girth and length.

If I angle the base sharply downwards while thrusting, I can sort of aim the head towards my g-spot. Sometimes I can get off using the Acute with an external vibe, but it takes a lot of work and awkward positioning for that to happen. My orgasms with this dildo are usually overshadowed by wrist cramps from the weird angle I have to hold it at.

A close-up view of the Acute dildo's oval shaped base. The Tantus logo is etched into the silicone.

It’s a little easier for the Tantus Acute to hit my g-spot while I’m on all fours, but it’s hard on my knees. Although there are probably other positions I could try, being fat & disabled means that I have a limited range of motion.

Since it’s so short, the Acute has a tendency to slip out while I’m thrusting it. This wouldn’t usually bother me too much, but the firmness of this toy can cause issues for me. Unless I can reinsert it at the perfect angle, I end up basically stabbing my vulva with a very hard piece of silicone. While I don’t mind (and sometimes enjoy) a little pain during sex, but having a bruised pelvic bone is not my idea of a good time.

Overall

All things considered, the Tantus Acute isn’t a good fit for me. Between its overly firm silicone and my accessibility needs, this toy is neither comfortable nor enjoyable for me to use. With that said, individual preferences and anatomies vary wildly! It’s not necessarily a bad dildo,[4]That title goes to this peeling dildo that Queer Earthling reviewed. it just doesn’t do a lot for me.

My Recommendations

You might like the Acute if you:

  • Prefer super firm dildo materials (i.e. glass, stainless steel) over softer ones.
  • Enjoy shallow penetration
  • Don’t have any mobility or reach issues, or you have a partner who can lend a hand
  • Like broad internal stimulation more than targeted g-spot/p-spot stimulation.

Otherwise, I wouldn’t recommend this particular dildo. For folks who are looking for a budget-friendly toy on the smaller side, the Funkit Toys NoFrillDo dildos ($24) are a solid alternative. The Vixen Creations Mistress ($52) is another great option with a pronounced curve for g-spot or p-spot stimulation.

You can buy the regular Acute dildo from Tantus for $42.

Or, buy the Acute Grab Bag for $28.


I purchased this toy independently, and was not compensated in the form of cash or a free toy.

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References

References
1 I don’t know how Tantus deciphers their silicone firmness, but this thing feels like a fucking rock.
2 To sterilize the Acute in the dishwasher, I’d recommend washing it alone (or with other sex toys) with no detergent on the Sanitize cycle.
3 Maybe this is a slight exaggeration, but there are a lot of them. I really love my pillows, y’all.
4 That title goes to this peeling dildo that Queer Earthling reviewed.

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