Review: So Dildo by Marc Dorcel

In my quest to a) find some toys available at full price without breaking the bank, and b) find some more silicone dildos that aren’t Tantus, I took a chance on this dildo produced by the eponymous company of Marc Dorcel, a French producer of pornography. Fortunately, I hit a home run.

9/10

IMG_20140611_224247218The So Dildo by Marc Dorcel is a double-ended, g-spotting dildo. It’s shaped a lot like a smaller version of the njoy eleven, so if that’s a toy you’re interested in, but you’re scared about the big price or putting three pounds of stainless steel in your body, this might be a good alternative. Made of pink silicone, it has a small bulb with two small ridges that follow it, and a curved smooth shaft that grows wider leading into a larger bulb. Both ends can be inserted, and both ends make decent handles.

IMG_20140626_145320695Shevibe lists the So Dildo as being 7″ long and 1.75″ wide. The Marc Dorcel store lists it as being 22 cm/8.8″ long. I gotta be honest, I have no idea where Shevibe’s length measurements come from in this case. Since both ends of this dildo are usable, there really isn’t an insertable length, per se–and measuring the toy straight, from end to end, without adjusting for its curve, gave me about an 8.8″ measurement. The small bulb is a little more than four inches in circumference, and a little less than an inch and a half in diameter. The large bulb is at its widest 6″ in circumference and almost 2″ in diameter. Though it’s wide, the taper is very gentle, and I found it to be pretty easy to take and very filling.

There’s no getting past it; this toy is pink. But it’s a very nice pink! It’s almost magenta, and quite rich. While I’m not a big hater of pink (just of its status as default color), I’m not overly fond of it either. But I like this color of pink quite a lot. Pictures–both those taken by me and those on product websites, don’t really do the shade justice. This is a deep, rich pink that I would probably wear. If it came in like, a sweater, or a skirt, or shoes.

Because this is a considerably less expensive toy, by a brand that has less of a name for itself than Tantus or Vixen, and the texture of the silicone is totally different than any of the other silicone toys I own, I took the liberty of doing a flame test. While the results can vary, basically, a 100% silicone product will have minimal damage when exposed to an open flame. So I held a bic lighter to the dildo until my thumb threatened to burst into flames from the heat of the safety wheel. Other than burning a little bit of lint, and the dildo getting warm in the area under the flame, nothing happened. While this is not a 100% guarantee that this is 100% silicone, it’s a pretty good barometer and I’m inclined to trust it. So you can rest easy knowing this is a real silicone toy.

IMG_20140626_144720934As I mentioned, though, the texture is different from any of the other toys I have. Whereas you might describe Lelo silicone as velvety, and Tantus as glossy, this is almost…suede-like? It’s very smooth, and I do like the feeling of it both in my hands and in my vagina a lot. Despite this suede-ish texture, it’s not overly draggy, even though it seems like it might be, both in how I describe it and and in how it feels in your hands at first touch. In fact, I was pleasantly, and remarkably, surprised at how easily it slid into me with this texture. It’s not lube-devouring like a lot of fun factory toys, for example. The silicone is softer than your average Tantus silicone, and it bends easily before returning to its regular shape. It does collect some lint, but it’s not terrible. I rolled it around on my cat-hair-covered sheets and it picked up some lint but not very much cat hair, which was a pleasant surprise. It’s fairly flexible, but it’s thick enough that it’s not floppy.

The first time I used this dildo I was about halfway through a masturbation session, and pretty turned on. I slipped the smaller end inside me with ease, and played around with it, exploring. The g-spot stimulation here isn’t as intense as it is with the comet G wand, my go-to g-spot toy. The silicone is softer–the Comet is glass coated in silicone, whereas the So dildo is pure silicone, so it’s got much more give. Additionally, the curve isn’t as intense. So rather than prodding at my g-spot (which, don’t get me wrong, I like), the small bulb stroked at it, and that suedish texture I mentioned earlier gave it a hint of excellent friction. The ridges really weren’t very noticeable to me, but I also love significant ridges, so your mileage may vary. These really aren’t ridgy enough for my taste.

After playing around for a while, I switched to the large bulb, which, while it was slow going, I was able to insert and eventually thrust (and squirt) without extra lubricant.  As I’ve mentioned before, I do get very wet, and tend to not need as much lubricant as the average person. However, I’ve since discovered that this toy really does insert well for a silicone toy, and I haven’t needed nearly as much lube as I expected to need.. As with the smaller end, the larger end’s curve is not as intense as some g-spotting toys (like the Comet), but it’s enough for me, and I was especially taken with the size when added to the g-spotting curve. The large bulb as well as the way the shaft widens near the bulb made me feel really full, and the toy rubs at my g-spot really well.

In addition, it’s soft enough that despite its curve, thrusting is very easy. My pubic bone doesn’t always get in the way of my toys, but it has on occasion, especially with curved toys. The So dildo is soft enough that it doesn’t catch on my pubic bone despite having a curve; instead it simply gives way. As well as thrusting, the double-endedness of this dildo, with its S-curve, allows for you to use the other end not only as a handle, but also as a lever. Pushing down on the uninserted end pushes the dildo up into your g-spot, and allows you to grind the dildo into your g-spot. For me, using this dildo isn’t a 100% guarantee I will squirt? But it’s pretty close. Like 95%. At least. I usually use the small bulb as a warm-up and then the large bulb for the main event, and while the toy can get slippery with lube both natural and from a bottle, it’s relatively easy to hang on to and still vigorously thrust.IMG_20140626_144413129

There are a couple issues with the So dildo, and I’ll address the one that I think is most significant first. it has a very noticeable seam all the way around. The seam is least noticeable along the bulbs, but it’s there. I’m not overly sensitive internally to seams, but I could feel it once near my vaginal opening when I tried to insert it cold and without enough lube, and it’s visually noticeable and you can feel it with your hands easily. If you are sensitive to seams, this might be a toy to avoid. Taking pictures of the seam, of course, was incredibly hard, but you can see the shadow of it in the image on the right.

This toy is also not discreetly packaged at all. The box that it comes in is pretty par for the course with regards to the front and back–the front has a clear plastic opening to the toy and does say ‘SO DILDO’ on it, but it’s not really much more overt than most dildo packaging.  However, on the sides there is an image of a woman, her head to the side so her face is hidden and her breasts are revealed by some kind of cupless bodysuit.IMG_20140611_224047002IMG_20140611_224025089 The image is grayscale and really kind of a nice shot; however, it also makes it really difficult to describe this package as anything other than what it is. If you have roommates, children, or other people in your house to whom you might not want to advertise your sexual habits, I’d advise taking this one out of the box alone and disposing of the packaging quickly. Unless you’d like to keep it in the box, there aren’t any storage options, either, but this toy is quite inexpensive, so I wasn’t really expecting there to be. You can store it with your other silicone toys–that silicone toys will melt together is a myth–but I like to use a plastic ziploc to prevent as much lint pickup as possible.

Like with most silicone toys, the So dildo cleans very quickly and easily. You can wash it off with antibacterial soap and water, and it’s nonporous, so if you want to sanitize it, you can boil it for three minutes or spray it down with a bleach solution.

The So Dildo is available at Shevibe for a paltry $33.99, and it is worth every penny. If you don’t need an intense g-spot curve, and you don’t have an issue with the seam, this is a great toy, and I definitely recommend it. Because of its price, and the fact that it’s not an overly intense curve, I might especially recommend it to people who are just starting to explore g-spot play, although it is thick enough that I wouldn’t recommend it to people who are new to penetration. But its user-friendliness to g-spot newbies doesn’t make it a bad toy for those who are already familiar with their g-spot either. So what are you waiting for? Try it out! 🙂

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