|Form: Realistic Dildo
Material: Platinum Silicone.
Colors: Graphite, Bronze & Chestnut
Lube: Water & Oil
Cleaning: Soaking in hot water with dish-soap than use sanitizer.
Safer Sex: Clean and sanitize thoroughly
Storage: Store in a well-ventilated place not touching other toys to prevent damage.
How the times at ToyTorture.com have changed… When I started this website almost exactly 7 years ago, it was a platform purely for BDSM toys for gay men. And now, ¾ of a decade later, female pro doms, trans* persons and straight couples are a small yet significant portion of my readers – and a growing number of anal toy enthusiasts. I started this year with an anal toy special that was so well received and generated so many reader questions, that following the summer vacation, I dive deep into the topic again with yet another focus on toys that tickle your taint and more.
The toys I reviewed in the past were most form follows function, designed with a specific stimulation in mind. But following the last Anal Toy Special, I got a lot of questions about realistic anal toys. So I am kicking of this one with a review of two products from SquarePeg’s realistic range. Both are casts from guys, the founder of SquarePeg met: Mel came to a fund raiser in 2012 where you could create your own dildo, Leo he got to know through friends in 2016. Lucky for us, they had not objections of the members joining the SquarePeg team.
Both toys come in two varieties: The standard version with a realistic base that mimics the balls and the Harness version which a round, flat base for using them with a strap-on harness. I will be reviewing the Harness varieties of these dildos in this review. Both varieties are alike but the base and because of this the total length and insertable length can differ a bit between models in the same size. The Harness dildos can be outfitted either with the SquarePegHole which works with fuck machine adaptors and the FlushCup, a suction cup. Sadly the options are exclusive and the suction cup do not come in every sizes which I find a bit annoying. But more about that later.
Being cast off US citizens, both models are cut. But this is where the similarities end. Leo starts out with an evenly tapered glans that flows into a shaft with just a very subtle rim. The top third of the dick is slightly curved back with the remaining shaft being straight, only slightly increasing in diameter towards the end. The shaft is covered with a smooth yet noticeable ventral groove and some small veins but overall it is a very even and soft toy to ride. As always with SquarePeg toys, the following measurements are only rough guidelines. Since every toy is made by hand, there can be diversion in size.
|Size||Head Diameter||Diameter at Base||Length||SquarePegHole||FlushCup|
|Actual/ Life Size||49mm||57mm||229mm||X||X|
Mel is a completely different from Leo. He starts out with a big, fat and a bit blunt glans. His foreskin was cut completely so there is a large and relatively deep groove below the glans rim. This leads to a nice pop when the glans goes in before the shaft starts sliding in. The shaft has the same diameter as the glans rim and leans heavily towards the left. It is heavily textured with thick veins and a prominent ventral groove. All this texture leads to an almost triangular shaft.
|Actual/ Life Size||57mm||216mm||X||X|
Like all SquarePeg toys, Leo and Mel are made out of platinum silicone, which means body safe and hypoallergenic platinum is used to cure the silicone. Besides platinum making the toy body safe, it makes the toys easy to handle. After having used them, you can basically throw everything at hem to get them clean: From hot water with dish soap over citrus or vinegar acid to bleach, the dishwasher or even autoclave them. This makes the toys ideal for sex parties because they can be quickly and easily be cleaned and sterilized between partners.
Since they are made out of soft silicone, store them upright or laying down without pressure to avoid creases. Never store them with other materials together because the plasticizers can damage the silicone for good!
Speaking of damaging your toys: Despite what the founder of SquarePeg says, I do the silicone oil in the lube will destroy silicone toys. I recommend only using water- or oil-based lube with silicone toys, especially because they are easier to clean off.
Playing with the Leo & Mel
Since the anatomy of both dicks is quite different, the sensation you can create with them is also very different. Leo is definitely the softer one of the two. His glans opens up the sphincter nicely and since is flow into the shaft with just a very little bump of foreskin, it is an easy toy to take. The very gradual and not too increase in diameter combines with the moderate texturing makes it a good toy for beginners. The stretch and “friction” sensation is noticeable but in a purely pleasurable way; there is not challenge, especially in the smaller two sizes. The larger ones from the 2X on are interesting in a different way: They help train the trickiest part of depth play, the initial opening. With length starting at 286mm and a diameter to length ratio up to 1:5.5, they should reach the second sphincter in most asses. Unlike the Slink or the Depth Probe which are good for exploring the depth of one’s gut, the Leo is more purpose driven in opening up and a bit desensitizing this delicate body area. Furthermore, because the shaft is thicker and thus a big more rigid and the overall length is not too much, the toy is easier to control, even when playing with yourself. Some testees actually used my Leo 2X to “fuck” their second sphincter open – and went on to buy the 2X Long or even the King to train further.
Mel however is a completely different story. To take the blunter and short glans, the hole should be pre-stretched. Otherwise the popping in can be quite intense. The rugged shaft in the same diameter doesn’t offer much rest either. Sliding up and down the shaft will intensely stimulate the sphincter even at the size small. Do not let yourself be fooled by the attribute “small”: That size is for intermediates and not for people starting out with anal play. My 2X actually found the most fans under my fistees. It is the perfect toy mid-fisting scene. It stretches and stimulates in a comfortable size when you have been punched, yet is not too extreme for loose holes. The short length doesn’t reach the delicate area of the second sphincter so involuntary tightening of the hole is unlikely. If the hole is too loose, twisting and turning during the fucking can spark things up a bit, especially when the ventral groove “beats” the prostate. For selffucking the Mel also was popular with less experience anal players who have a bit complex rectum which does not extend straight forward but bends. The bend in the toy prevents unintended irritations once you have found the sweet spot.
The bend is also one of the shortcomings of the toy when riding it. Because the heavy head tilts towards the left, the way too small FlushCup cannot support the weight. After a short time the toy will tip over. I have tested the FlushCup on the Mel 2X and on a friend’s Leo 2X and it seems to be to small and too weak to keep bigger and heavier toys in check. Same applies for the size of the harness base. It is a bit too small and too thin for a rigorous fucking. There is always a chance of it slipping out. Still, I prefer the Harness version of the realistic one. Especially with lubey hands, the soft, collapsible base is easier to grip than the round scrotum of the realistic ones.
The final point of critic – albeit a personal one – is the choice of materials. All realistic dildos from SquarePeg come in their signature Bronze, cool Graphite an Chestnut (a skin tone) – all in supersoft. I am well aware that as a guy who enjoys a punch-fucking with a Peggar Extractor I am representing a minority of intense anal torment (?) players. But on the other hand I do not want to be patronized regarding what is “too extreme”. A long Leo in firm used gently could train and straighten up the guts for manual depth play; a Mel in firm would pleasure and challenge even the loosest hole.
Does this make the two dildos bad or undesirable toys? Most certainly not! They instantly became part of my fisting and selfplay repertoire and I very much enjoy using them (on me). Sometimes I just wish these awesome toys would be a bit greater than they already are.
Where to buy?
When living in the USA, it is best to order from SquarePeg directly because you can get the toy you want in the color and configuration you desire. The Leo starts at $54 and ends at $257 while the Mel retails between $57 and $152. In the EU, it is easiest to order from Regulation where the toys cost roughly the same in GBP. They do not stock the entire range of Leo and Mel combinations. If you want to order something they do not stock, simply send them a message and they will get it for you.