I few months ago, I was turned on to the sex toy enthusiasts over at Exotic-Erotics when I reviewed their fantasy dildo, the Hippocampus – a dildo designed to resemble that of a mythical sea beast. It was incredible, detailed, and had just the right amount of texture. But even more than the unique design, I loved the quality of this toy. It was made of 100% silicone, had a suction cup, was just the right firmness, and came with a storage pouch! Even more, the toys at Exotic-Erotics could be totally customized – including the size, shape, firmness, and color – all with incredibly realistic hand-crafted casts. I was sold! I loved this toy company immediately, and am so excited to now be able to review another one of their fabulous fantasy toys – the Phoenix.
The Phoenix is modeled after the supposed penis of the mythical fire beast by the same name (shown below). It’s gorgeously crafted for G-spot or P-spot stimulation, with a bulbous bottom for a fabulous “fullness” feeling. Although I personally like the design of my beloved Hippocampus more, the Phoenix is absolutely unique and satisfying. It’d be perfect for anyone who loves a plush, squishy, high-quality silicone that can still deliver incredible pleasure with a curved design. If you love G-spot stimulation and a full or stretched feeling, or simply crave a unique addition to your toy collection, I would definitely recommend Exotic-Erotics’ Phoenix – or any of the toys, really.
Design & Texture
The design and texture of the Phoenix is incredibly unique, although it is less textured and instead more curved and bulbous than my personal favorite (so far), the Hippocampus. Yet, like the Hippocampus, Exotic-Erotics has maintained a stunning attention to detail with the Phoenix – and again, a really cool design. It just looks awesome… but it feels even better. I went with the “Small” version, but there is also Medium, Large, and XL – so keep that in mind while choosing your own size & reading my review.
The Phoenix begins with a soft pointed, slightly rounded tip that has a generally phallic shape. The underside has a gentle rippled texture that adds some nice stimulation, but in general is not overly textured. It can barely be felt inside me, personally. The head is slightly curved for G-spot or P-Spot stimulation. The entire head has a 1.25 inch diameter, and is relatively easy to insert. After the head, the shaft gets slightly smaller, which makes for easy thrusting and g-spotting.
The knot or bulb at the bottom portion of the toy is 2 inches in diameter, and much harder to insert. Personally, this toy requires a bit of warm-up for me, even though it’s the smallest size. I can’t even imagine trying to fit the larger sizes inside of me! However, if you’re a size queen, there’s definitely an Exotic-Erotics toy that can totally fit your preference. If you enjoy a stretching, fullness sensation – then this toy will absolutely be perfect for you. It’s a bit of a challenge to insert it all the way – but totally can be done if you work it well. Once you’re about halfway down the knot (or somewhere around there depending on your personal anatomy), the g-spot is in perfect position – so really, you’re getting the best of all worlds if you like g-spot stimulation, fullness, and stretching all in one. After the knot, the Phoenix slims down again before flaring at the base. It’s definitely an incredibly interesting design that is unlike anything I’ve tried before!
My only issue with the Phoenix is the suction cup base. While the suction cup on my Hippocampus was strong, this suction cup base is a bit weaker and doesn’t work on as many surfaces as strongly. It seems to be caused by a few issues. The material of the suction cup bottom doesn’t seem very strong, and the edges may be too thin to hold it well. This may be a design flaw with just my Phoenix – or perhaps it’s just the design of the Phoenix in general. The dildo potion seems too heavy for the suction cup base to hold on. It would have been better with a bit more material set aside for the suction cup, if the edges of the suction were a bit thicker, or perhaps if I had chosen the Hard firmness for the base – rather than the Medium firmness, which is weaker. Overall, the dildo is still great. But, it’s worth noting that because of this particular design, it may not work exactly as planned.
Exotic-Erotics uses a high-quality, medical grade, platinum-cure silicone. This material is 100% body safe, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, phthalate free, odorless, and tasteless… my absolute favorite material for a sex toy! I chose the medium firmness silicone – soft, pliably, and luxuriously plushy – though still firm enough to feel each and every texture and curve, and perfect for thrusting. It feels truly life-like, with a skin-life texture and shocking realness. If harder toys are your style though, you can request a firmer silicone when you order. The silicone has somewhat of a matte texture, giving it a little drag once inserted, but nothing a good water-based lube can’t fix. (Remember to never use silicone or oil based lube with silicone toys!)
Like other silicone toys, the Phoenix can be cleaned simply before and after every use with antibacterial soap and warm water. If you’re looking for a deep clean (especially if sharing between partners) this silicone is dishwasher safe, boil-able, and bleach-able – to assure that it’s totally clean. To bleach it, use a 10% bleach 90% water solution or a bleach like Clorox Anywhere Spray… then be sure to wash thoroughly with soap and water before using it on yourself. If boiling, allow to boil in a pot for 3-5 minutes. Don’t use alcohol on silicone toys, as it could degrade the material. A handy toy-care card will be included with the dildo, along with a handy pouch for storage!
So Many Options
Whether or not the Phoenix is your style, or you’d prefer something more like the Hippocampus, Exotic-Erotics has an incredible selection of dildos that can be infinitely customized to fit your fantasies and desires. They make:
- Lifecast Toys – Created from casts of real, live animals (and humans). 100% lifelike, including every bulge, wrinkle, vein, and bump.
- Animal Toys – Hand-scultped or 3D printed dong replicas of animals that are too wild to cast live.
- Fantasy Toys – Mythical creatures, beasts, and monsters brought to life in the form of a dildo.
Each of these toys can be modeled with silicone in over 20 colors, including glow in the dark and florescent colors that change under black light. If you have a request for a color not listed, they can probably still make it happen for you. Some dildos come in a single color, while others can have 2 colors (one for the shaft, one for the base) or a tie-dye swirl throughout the toy. If you’re not super creative (i.e.: me) or would rather have it as realistic as possible, you can choose to have “natural markings” – which makes your toy as it would appear in the wild or mythology.
You can also choose your firmness, to fit your body’s preferences. My firmness for the Phoenix was medium – which was plushy, pliable, and perfectly comfortable while still giving a pleasurable textured feel. It’s also the most popular. The soft firmness has much more give, but may be too soft to feel the fine textures. The hard texture is supposedly much rougher, with very little give, a lot of texture, and recommended for advanced toy enthusiasts. You can also get a dual-firmness, with the head or shaft softer for easy insertion, and the rest firmer for easy thrusting.
You also get to choose the size – small, medium, large, and OH MY GOD HOW WILL THAT EVER FIT. If you’re a size queen, you may have just met your match. I’m glad that Exotic-Erotics sent me their new “small” version, as the Hippocampus Medium was a super tight fit for me. For the Phoenix, the sizes are as follows:
Finally, you can even choose to have it made with a suction cup base, which I totally recommend. Though this little travel size doesn’t have the suction cup, my larger Hippocampus does – and it’s an incredible, unique addition that can make your experience totally hands-free, and can bring a TON of variety to your masturbatory routine (if you have one).
Pros & Cons
- Totally unique and customizable
- High quality materials
- Incredibly easy to clean
- Great suction cup base
- Difficult to insert past the large bulb
- Larger sizes would be nearly impossible
Now that you know each and every customization option, head over to Exotic-Erotics and create the dildo of your dreams. Seriously, it’s worth it! With proper care, these dildos are designed to last a lifetime – and with your pre-selection of options, you’ll be sure to get a dildo you’ll love for just as long. If the Phoenix or Hippocampus seems right for you, I would wholeheartedly recommend it. Even if fantasy or animal dildos aren’t your style (hey, I honestly didn’t think it was mine) you can get an incredible uniquely textured dildo that will stand out among the rest, and serve as a conversation piece at your next girls night in. Unusually shaped dildos are the new black – except more textured, versatile, and sensation-able than our closed minds could ever comprehend. At the end of the day, the fact that it’s molded after a horse, dragon, sea monster, or whatever really doesn’t matter… it’s the texture, quality, and pleasure that counts… and Exotic-Erotics nailed it!
Thank you, Exotic-Erotics, for letting me review this INCREDIBLE toy!