Form: Realistic Dildo
Crackstuffers is one of the oldest still operating brands in anal toys. Because of that their product history is a bit of an indicator of trends in the kink & anal play world. They started out making mostly toys with geometric shapes out of rubber. Then some seven years ago they switched to vinyl and over time introduced some – now discontinued – fantasyish toys. So it is only somewhat logically they started switchting to increasingly popular silicone as material and realistic dildos. As usual when a major industry player introduces something dramatically new my inbox explodes. So I am very happy and glad that thanks to Meo I am able to review one of the first ever made silicone toys from Crackstuffers. I received the toys in June so they are probably from the first batch so they have some teething troubles. Naturally I got in touch with Crackstuffers and they ensured me to fix these issues so I am positive they are gone by now. Still, look out for the when you spend serious money on these toys.
Both toys are easily identified as Crackstuffers dildos. Like all toys from this manufacturer they come in a solid, nice medium blue. And only in this color! Also, they only come in one firmness which is about Shore A5 so a nice squishy medium firmness. Being made out of platinum silicone there is almost no chance of discoloration. Naturally, you should not store them together with other (Crackstuffers) toys made out of vinyl or rubber because the plasticizers leaving those toys will destroy silicone toys! The same accounts for silicone lube because the silicone oil in it will attack the surface. I have to stress this fact because my toys came with the iconic round Crackstuffers sticker for PVC toys which advised only to use water-based and silicone lube with the toys. NEVER use silicone lube with silicone toys; ONLY use water- or oil-based lubes! This is a little trade-off for the benefits of platinum silicone: 100% body safe and easy to clean and sanatize with warm dish soap water – at least when it is processed properly.
This brings me to the second early adopter problem: Bad manufacturing on my Hunter. Like all silicone toy makers I know Crackstuffers uses two component room temperature vulcanizing silicone. Without diving to deeply into technicalities the two components need to be mixed thoroughly in order to form the smooth, even surface you know from silicone toys. On the batch for my Hunter, the mixing was not done properly. The surface shows little cracks all over and is sticky (indication for open bonds). You can fix this a bit by washing the dildo using warm soap water and a soft brush and let it dry in the sun for days but a bit of the stickiness and the cracked surface will stay. This does affect the quality of the play but makes cleaning more difficult. I am pretty sure that this was a one-time mistake but it affects all toys made out of this batch of silicone. So when out shopping look for small cracks on the surface since silicone is always sticky a bit.
A manufacturing problem which will probably stay with Sven and Hunter until the molds are replaced is the visible injection point right in the middle of the glans. There are good technical reasons to place it there but at looking at the price of the toys, it should be cleared away properly. On one of the silicone toys I have reviewed on this website you could see the injection point so Crackstuffers definitively needs to step up their game here!
As for the rest, the construction of both toys is very good. They have huge sculptured balls as a solid base either for riding or for providing a good grip even with lubey hands when manually fucking your bottom. As an added bonus they have a vac-u-lock hole in the bottom of the base. So you can attach your fav vac-u-lock toys or mount them on a fuck machine – if the machine can handle it. Because like all silicone toys, these handsome fuckers are relatively heavy compare to their size! A nice touch is the Crackstuffers logo at the back of the base. It is the most detailed sculptured graphic on a silicone toy I have ever seen so props for that!
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Playing with the Sven & Hunter
I chose these two toys because they are used for very different forms of play. Hunter is a toy for the experienced, rougher player. For the dulish glans to penetrate the sphincter smoothly it should be properly prestretched – unless you enjoy the sensation of your anus being forced open. Once the dull tip is in the glans tapers nicely. The glans rim and drop below it is almost as thick as on the SP Acorn. It is even deeper on the left and right edge. With a little bit of training you can target the prostate with it. But even when just riding the glans rim the sudden drop is an awesome anus stimulation.
Stimulation and texture is also the main topic on the shaft. It is slightly oval and has all the features of a texture junky’s dream: A thick ventral groove and deep veins. These veins run both vertically and horizontally over the shaft. So regardless if you ride the toy or a top twists it inside your hole, you feel them. One very acrobatic testee of mine developed a circumduction of his hips when riding the toy to make most use of all the texture. Especially in this case the solid base came into play because even when vigorously bearing down on the toy, it had a firm stand!
While Hunter is made for wild, animalistic play, Sven is for a completely different story. The glans is rounder and while looking at the numbers the glans drop should be more significant, it is well smoother. You can tell that this toy is made for slowly opening of a sphincter – both the first and the second. The relatively thin shaft makes in combination with the sweetspot-firm material between bendiness and rigidness it a good toy for depth play, at least when you are already depth experienced. The head is still relatively large to easily pop through the second sphincter. And if it initially pops through, the double- bulge around the glans rim in combination with albeit soft rim drop will make your eyes pop!
Being a realistic dildo, the shaft is textured with veins and has a ventral groove. Both features are really shallow and almost unnoticeable to the anus. It is when you penetrate the second sphincter and slowly twist the dildo, the very sensitive nerve endings inside the colon takes up the sublet texture. The general direction of the texture is along the shaft so when nudging deeper it almost does not stimulate and thus reduces tensing up.
Being soft and long, Sven does not stand up on its own. But once inside the hole, the big base provides a solid stand. So you can focus an navigating the shaft inside your rectum and colon while it sits still on a fixed point.
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