Marital Aid Test Kitchen: The Curve (The Best Dildo Ever?)

2008_02_06_curve1.jpgWhen we think of innovative sex toys, we rarely think of dildos. Unlike their vibrating sisters (brothers?), dildos tend to be pretty predictable: they mostly come in one shape, with limited variation in width and girth. Hence my delight at discovering the Curve, a uniquely shaped silicone dildo unlike any I’ve seen before — and I’ve seen a lot of them. With a pleasing form that proves that a sex toy doesn’t need a motor to put a little buzz in your step, the Curve may just be my new favorite sex toy.

Though it looks a bit odd—phrases like “sea monster penis” and “Gonzo’s dick” come to mind—an initial test drive showed that the Curve is definitely built for pleasure. Its bumps and lumps hit all the right spots, and the curved handle (get it?) makes it easy to rock back and forth, allowing you to find just the right angle for maximum enjoyment.

I realize that there may be unbelievers out there—those among you who cannot possibly imagine a dildo that could ever match the experience of your favorite vibrator. To you I say: I was like you once. Then I spent time with the Curve and about eight hours (and countless orgasms) later, I was finally able to pry it out of my hands and get back to work.

Yes. It’s that good.

There is one down side to the Curve’s design—what works well for solo play can lead to awkwardness in the hands of a partner. Though the handle makes playing alone ever so easy, its angle is a bit too sharp to be comfortably maneuvered by another person.

Other details to note: the Curve is made of silicone, which means it can be easily washed with soap and water, and—if you’re good about cleaning—can be used as both a vaginal and anal toy (or shared with a trusted partner). For the best experience, we recommend using lubricant. The toy comes with a sample pack of Fun Factory Toy Fluid lube, but any water-based lubricant will do the job just fine. (Remember to avoid silicone-based lubricants, however, as these will destroy the toy and make you cry tears of salty regret.)

· Buy The Curve (babeland.com)

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  • lesbiansayswhat

    This is the kind of dildo I have been looking for for about a year..nothing too penile-looking, nothing big and scary, something that was most likely to fit in my hand and in my/my partner’s vagina most comfortably. The closest I got was ‘The Jollie’: [store.babeland.com]

    But I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why it was $95 when it is one color, small, simple, and silicone. The Curve is 10 bucks less but I still can’t see why it’s so expensive when the similarly designed 100% silicone Tantus I settled on was $30. I still want The Jollie but my income bracket will have to upgrade before I can get my hands on it. Any ideas why the price is what it is?

  • Lux Alptraum

    Besides the fact that it’s AWESOME??

    Okay, seriously, there are a couple of things. For one, the Curve is made by Fun Factory, which means it’s a German import (and therefore a little more pricey) — it also means that it’s really high quality, well designed toy (that’s what Fun Factory is known for).

    As for the Jollie, Babeland’s website tells me both that it’s handcrafted and that it’s made of platinum silicone, which (unlike most silicones) can be used with a silicone lube. So, in that case, higher quality materials and care in creation up the price.

    Hope that helps! I know it can be really frustrating to have to pay big money for sex toys, but in my experience, the more expensive, the better the experience — and, more importantly, the longer the toy lasts.

  • lesbiansayswhat

    Ahhhh Fun Factory..the amazing makers of those astrological vibrators..and my very first vibrator, Dolphine.
    I had no idea platinum silicone existed or the hand-craftedness. The more you know..thanks! I will start a savings account for my next purchase now.

  • Goldenthorn

    oh gods, am I getting this? Yes, I am getting this. NOW.
    Fun Factory is worth every penny. The Digger is the best thing to ever happen to my catbag and its accoutrements, thankyouverymuch!

  • BeautifulAgony

    Best. Dildo. Ever. After reading this article we now have 3 of these in our home (I gave 2 as gifts) and they are always getting a lot of use! They last and last with good care and they cause countless orgasms… an AMAAAAAZING toy and I have been thanked thousands of times lol