Product Spotlight: Duchess by Tantus

June 08, 2016

Product Spotlight: Duchess by Tantus-Couples Playthings

About the Brand

We’ve been extremely impressed with products made by Tantus. The company is based in the United States and they’ve been around for a long time…nearly 20 years! Tantus has become an industry leader through innovative toy design while maintaining high quality standards. All silicone products made by Tantus consist of 100% Ultra-Premium Silicone and are body-safe, hypoallergenic, and eco-friendly. We strongly encourage you to add a Tantus product to your personal sex toy collection.

About the Product

The Duchess is a really beautiful dildo that offers a lot of girth. The head on Duchess is 1.8 inches in diameter with an overall insertable length of 6.5 inches. What makes Duchess unique is the type of silicone that it’s made from. Tantus has created a dual density silicone, called O2 silicone, and it feels more realistic than some of their other silicone toys. The base of this dildo has a hole in it designed to insert a bullet vibrator or suction cup making it very versatile. A waterproof single speed bullet vibe is included with the Duchess. Batteries are included with the bullet vibe and all that’s required to get the bullet buzzing is to open it up and remove the circular piece of paper covering the battery and put the cover back on. Since Duchess is made of 100% silicone, we always recommend using a water-based lube with it. Please avoid silicone-based lubes as those may damage the toy’s material surface.  

How it works

The Duchess is a very versatile toy. Place the bullet vibe in the empty cavity at the base and you now have yourself a vibrator! Remove the bullet vibe and it functions as a dildo. With the cavity at the base, you can also purchase the Suction Cup that’s available allowing lots of solo play fun. Simply shove the suction cup in the base, stick the dildo to any flat and smooth surface, then jump on top and go for a ride (don’t actually jump, that might hurt). The base of this dildo is flared which makes it anal friendly and harness compatible.

Cleaning this dildo is very easy. There are many options for cleaning such as: using hot soapy water, toy cleaner, or a 10% bleach solution. Duchess is also dishwasher safe and can be cleaned by placing it on the top rack. Or, you can also boil the dildo for 3 to 4 minutes.

Our Experience

Robin says: I was a bit intimidated by the size of the Duchess when I first unboxed it. The 1.8 inch diameter head is massive! I thought for sure that it would split me in two upon insertion. Using it for the first time was actually quite enjoyable. After some mental preparation, as well as a generous amount of lube, inserting Duchess felt really awesome. Due to its size, I had to insert it very slowly. Once fully inserted, I waited a couple of minutes for my body to adjust before thrusting. After my body adjusted, I began thrusting very slowly and I must say that it felt amazing! The massive head rubbed perfectly against my G-spot and wasn’t at all painful. The Duchess fills my vagina perfectly and I’ve been able to orgasm each time I’ve used it.

The Duchess also works really well with the suction cup. After becoming comfortable with this lovely dildo, I also ended up playing with it in the shower. Our shower has a seat and I was able to stick the Duchess to it. It felt so good riding this toy while having hot water running down my body. For me, this experience was exhilarating!

Liam says: Robin and I have really come a long way with anal play over the past couple of years. Occasionally, we also enjoy pegging play. However, the Duchess is still too large and intimidating for me. I’m hoping at some point that I’ll be able to give this dildo a try. Although we haven’t tried it during a hot pegging session, Robin did insert it into a harness and then modeled it for me. I must say that she looked really sexy wearing a harness paired with this dildo!

As a vibrator, the Duchess is also a lot of fun. We’ve had previous experiences with the Tantus bullet vibrators and we’re not a huge fan of them since they aren’t as powerful as we’d like. With that being said, we replaced the included bullet with one of our favorites: the We-Vibe Tango. For couples play, Robin often allows me to use the Duchess/Tango combination on her. It’s fun watching her lay back in complete enjoyment as I work her over with this powerful duo. Every time we use these together, Robin ends up have really intense orgasms within minutes.

Recommended Use

With the versatility of Duchess, we can confidently recommend this toy to anyone that has experience with dildos and vibrators. If you’re new to toy play and not used to a larger girth, we recommend starting out with something that has a narrower shaft and head. The Duchess, in our opinion, is an intermediate to advanced dildo and perfect for those who are more relaxed with the idea of using something a bit larger for penetration. If you’re a size queen or size king, the Duchess may be a great fit for you. The Duchess works wonderfully for vaginal, g-spot, anal, and p-spot play.

Likes & Dislikes

As with any toy, there always seems to be some pros and cons. We’ve listed some of ours below.

Things We Like:

  • The O2 silicone feels amazing!
  • Very versatile - It’s a dildo, vibrator, suction-compatible, harness compatible, anal-friendly
  • Easy to clean

Things We Dislike:

  • The included bullet needs to be stronger


For us, the Duchess has been a lot of fun to use. It’s rare to find soft silicone and we’ve come to appreciate Tantus for developing their O2 silicone products. As our personal pleasure chest keeps filling up, we can say that this is one of our more popular dildos…especially when Robin’s in the mood for some major girth. If you think the Duchess could be a perfect fit for you, feel free to click here.


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 Thanks again,
  Robin & Liam

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