Tantus Steam Hunk Super Soft review: steampunk textured dildo

"Am I going to enjoy using it as much as I enjoy look­ing at it?" is a recur­ring theme in my reviews. It was a source of pro­cras­ti­na­tion with test­ing the impec­ca­bly artis­tic Tantus Steam Hunk, but rest assured: I wasn't dis­ap­point­ed. As with all the best dil­dos, every orgas­mic clench keeps me com­ing and com­ing more.

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Steam Hunk's steampunk aesthetic

A stu­dent in a class I mod­eled for summed up steampunk's aes­thet­ic as retro-futuristic. Her exact words were oh-so-articulately, "it's like the future, but from the past." Think of how peo­ple from the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry imag­ined the future to be, if steam remained the main source of pow­er. Gears, hydraulic tubes, pipe thread­ing, riv­ets, lay­ered sheet met­al: an open­ly mechan­i­cal appear­ance where the com­po­nents' form expli­cates their func­tion in the over­all gizmo.

Tantus's Steam Hunk is a sexy sculp­ture that incor­po­rates this retro-futurism. Not least, it comes in a shim­mery cop­per (or gun­metal black) that real­ly brings out the mock met­al tex­tures… includ­ing the sim­u­lat­ed hydraulic cham­ber testes, which add to the abstract­ed phal­lic look. Since the Steam Hunk result­ed from Tantus's col­lab­o­ra­tion with SheVibe (known for their art­work), I wouldn't expect any­thing less.

Exaggerated mushroom head and flexible shaft

Tantus Steam Hunk Super Soft steampunk dildo among copper tubing
The Steam Hunk's tip has a defined coro­nal ridge to clench around; its tapered width pro­trudes to 2" and, just under the head, recedes down to 1.7". Cast in Tantus's Super Soft sil­i­cone, it has squish to it. Think of a some­where between the firm­ness of a stale gum­my bear and that of a stack of mousepads.

For most users, it's a sigh of relief that it isn't as rigid as the orig­i­nal Tantus toys. The tex­ture is more for­giv­ing as a result, rather than being pret­ty but feel­ing like vagi­nal rug­burn. I can also insert just a bit while bend­ing the shaft enough to grind my clit on the tex­tures to warm up.

On the flip side, the flex­i­bil­i­ty makes the Steam Hunk less effec­tive as a G‑spot dil­do for me. Yeah, I can get the head to latch just past my pubic bone, and I can clench to get some G‑spot stim­u­la­tion, but not enough to get me off on its own. Not even with the bulging coro­nal ridge (which is a lit­tle less pro­nounced than the Avant D4's). It's sat­is­fac­to­ry for peo­ple who want some­thing squishy to jig­gle in place, but that's not me.

The A-spot orgasms feel fucking good

Tantus Steam Hunk Super Soft texture details in the sunThe mag­ic hap­pens when I push the toy in a deep­er and the ridge is a lit­tle below my cervix, press­ing against my A‑spot. As always with deep pen­e­tra­tion, I use short thrusts. My orgasms' build-up is a lit­tle slow, but that gives my front wall time to savor the fine sur­face tex­tures on the shaft, whether I want a lit­tle or a lot.

I find that when I aim the tip for­ward, toward my A‑spot, the tex­ture doesn't feel as harsh. The shaft is flex­i­ble enough that I can bend so that the base direct­ed away from the shal­low­est, most sen­si­tive part of my front wall.

When I come, my vagina's clench­ing push­es the Steam Hunk out, giv­ing me a sud­den jolt as the ridges slide at just the right time. The girth, tex­ture, clench­ing, and resis­tance syn­er­gize, alter­nat­ing between my vagi­na push­ing out and my hand push­ing in. The hard­er I come and clench, the more syn­chro­nous stim­u­la­tion I get. I total­ly melt into my bed, as I should.

Cost vs. aesthetic

Tantus Steam Hunk Super Soft copperReally lov­ing a sex toy is often more holis­tic than pure­ly the phys­i­cal sen­sa­tion. A unique col­or palette. A Swarovski crys­tal on the base. If it pleas­es the user aes­thet­i­cal­ly, that plays a role in turn­ing them on, as any fan­ta­sy toy col­lec­tor knows.

The Steam Hunk falls into the fan­ta­sy niche, but also, is a big dil­do at 8.25 inch­es long and 2 inch­es wide. Only 5.75" of length is designed for inser­tion. The oth­er 2.5" is way wider, in part to keep a low cen­ter of grav­i­ty for bet­ter bal­ance, but most­ly, it's there for aes­thet­ic rea­sons. Making such a hefty toy demands a lot of mate­r­i­al, and for Tantus, a lot of top-tier, body-safe, medical-grade mate­r­i­al, to boot. Medical-grade sil­i­cone isn't cheap— the cost adds up.

That's noth­ing weird. It makes sense that it's expen­sive because of all the dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments, but I real­ly want­ed to empha­size that. I'd be down for hav­ing a more afford­able ver­sion of this toy, with the sur­face tex­tures and all, but with­out the big base.


If you think the Steam Hunk is up your alley, I might also recommend…

1A Tantus Capsule Super Soft to sample the steamy, retro-futuristic texture

You know, the kind of tex­ture that your walls can't ignore. The kind that you'll prob­a­bly need a ded­i­cat­ed soft-bristled tooth­brush to real­ly clean.

This plug is avail­able in two sizes: one 1.4" wide and 1.7" wide.

The Tantus Capsule Super Soft is a textured plug that looks like a steampunk rocket. This one comes in copper. Tantus Capsule Super Soft in black.

2 A Blush Novelties Avant D3 / D4 (firm) or Real Nude Suko (dual-density) for the girthy, defined head

You can read my review of the Avant D4 here.

3 A Split Peaches Rivetor for something girthy and mechanical-looking

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…but I don't think any­thing else is real­ly com­pa­ra­ble. Among Tantus's selec­tion, the Steam Hunk stands out as an adven­tur­ous endeav­or for the designers.

Where to get the Tantus Steam Hunk Super Soft

Thank you, Tantus, for send­ing me this toy in exchange for my hon­est review! You can get the Steam Hunk Super Soft from Tantus. They often have flash sales for 25–50% off, so keep your eyes peeled for a good deal. If you can't wait, SheVibe and PeepShow Toys also stock the Steam Hunk.

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9 Responses

  1. Kalliopeia says:

    This is just such a fun-looking toy. I love the steam­punk aes­thet­ic, and the cop­per works great with it.

  2. Trix says:

    Looks intense, but beautiful!

  3. Clara says:

    It’s so beau­ti­ful!!! Thanks for the review 🙂

  4. Clara says:

    Oh my god it’s so gor­geous!! The col­or and the detail are so coooooooool

  5. DizzyD says:

    I love steam­punk. When we go to a fes­ti­val I make sure my out­fit has the steam­punk ele­ment in it. This dil­do piece of art def­i­nite­ly speaks to me. But I’m usu­al­ly not into soft mate­ri­als, I like my toys on the firm side. But this one is a beauty!

  6. Jay says:

    The Steam Hunk’s appear­ance isn’t my cup of tea, but your open­ing line is some­thing I strug­gle with when buy­ing new toys. At this point I know pret­ty well what dil­dos will work for me, but am often tempt­ed by toys with an aes­thet­ic that I like bet­ter. Its great when the two, dil­do shape/size and appear­ance, align, though that’s not always the case. If only I had unlim­it­ed funds then I could jus­ti­fy hav­ing toys for pure­ly art.

  7. G says:

    Such a plea­sure to read your reviews.

  8. Acoustics Workshop says:

    Greetings from Colorado! I'm bored at work so I decid­ed to check out your site on my iphone dur­ing lunch break.
    I enjoy the info you present here and can't wait to take a look when I get home.

    I'm sur­prised at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
    I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, awe­some site!

  9. D. Dyer says:

    As a mas­sive A fan of both tex­tured toys and the steam­punk aes­thet­ic, this is one of my favorites.

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