Mar 202011

Sometimes, a girl wants a big, sparkly, crazy, purple schlong to wear while parading around the house as a mystical unicorn.  Other times, she knows that the best silicone dildo is one that blends in with the crowd by being delightfully realistic, of average size, and a lovely combination of form and function.  Glitter and swirls have their place, but if you’re looking for a high-quality dildo that has those realistic attributes and won’t intimidate your crush when you stand next to him at the urinal, this might be just the one you’re looking for!

  • Toy: Mark (sent by for review)
  • Type: Realistic dildo, harness-compatible
  • Manufacturer: Tantus
  • Material: Silicone
  • Price: $83
  • SMT rating: N/A

It may be average in terms of size, but for realism and delightfulness, the Mark is anything but

The Mark dildo by Tantus is in some ways a breath of fresh air in the world of sex toys: it’s surprisingly difficult to find a good, realistic dildo that isn’t significantly larger-than-average in terms of length and/or girth.  Thankfully, Mark is not only incredibly realistic looking and feeling, it’s also of a nice, average size, making it pleasant to use and to wear without being intimidating or requiring extensive warm-up.

Like the Vixskin Bandit, the Mark is made from two layers of silicone: a hard silicone inside, and softer, more flexible silicone outside.  This gives it a surprisingly realistic feel, and the carefully detailed outside (complete with veins and faux urethral opening) match the texture with lifelike visuals.  At about 6″ long and 1.5″ wide, the Tantus Mark is quite close to the average American penis size.  It has a flared base that is strap-on harness-compatible.  Since it’s made from silicone, it’s easy to clean and sterilize and is safe to use with any water-based lubes (but don’t use silicone lubes with it).

Thanks to the dual-silicone nature of the Mark, it’s realistic feeling.  This also gives it some flexibility, so it’s easy to get the angle right and find a comfortable fit for the toy.  (For comparison with the Vixskin Bandit, the Mark felt a little firmer and less flexible than the Bandit; however, since the Bandit is much larger than the Mark, it’s difficult to tell whether that’s due to size or brand.)  Again, it’s difficult to overstate how nice and realistic the toy looks and feels.  The only slightly unrealistic look to the toy comes from its shiny head, but this may be a plus for people who don’t want their toy to look too real. The shininess of the head also makes it a nice attention-drawer.  The flared base makes the Mark perfect for putting in a strap-on harness, as well as making it safe for anal play.

The only downside that you might find with the Mark is if you’re looking for a realistic harness-compatible dildo that also has a realistic scrotum and testicles, since Mark lacks these attributes.  But if you don’t like that sort of thing, then their absence is a plus.  Other than that, the Mark is a nice, basic, realistic and nicely average-sized dildo with the added complexity and enjoyment of the double-silicone layers to give it a sexy feel.

  3 Responses to “The Tantus Mark shows there’s nothing wrong with average”

  1. Thanks for this review. I, for one, don’t like super-sized toys, so this review is very helpful.

    Do you know of a “Mark” equivalent that vibrates? ;)

    Joan Price

    Author of Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty and the upcoming Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex.

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  2. Joan – The Mark holds vibration really well, thanks to the firmer silicone at the core and softer stuff on the outside. I tried vibrating it with the Yooo (my review is scheduled to go up this week, and I saw your review recently, too!) and it worked really well. I’ve seen some silicone dildos with a bullet vibe in the base – would that interest you or are you looking for something stronger? My favorite strong innie vibe is hard plastic, but rechargeable and even heats. It’s made by Emotional Bliss; if you haven’t given their items a try I strongly suggest requesting one or two for review. We should definitely chat toys!

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