I have been dragging my feet when it comes to writing this review. Bless their heart, Meesh of StrangeBedFellas have been so patient with me while I fussed with this toy. It’s taken months and they’ve been so gracious. So, at long last, I have finally decided my testing has to come to an end. It is time to render judgement on the StrangeBedFellas Tyv.
The Tyv is a dildo I love to look at. The design looks like it belongs on a hot monster hunk, and as a fellow teratophile, I would find myself drooling over it all the time. So, when StrangeBedFellas agreed to send me their Tyv in a Large, I was already looking for monsterboy pornography to pair my new beauty with. When it arrived, I was hopeful that this would be a match made in heaven.
But, my eyes were bigger than my vagina it seems. I spent weeks to no avail trying to get the Tyv inside me. For some reason, the shape of the Tyv resisted me, even in that deliciously soft and squishy density that I had asked for. To help you understand the frustration I felt trying to get the Tyv in, find a stress ball. Hold it in your hand. Now imagine trying to insert that spherical orb into one of your orifices. Trying to get the Tyv inside was like to thread a needle with a bratwurst, only the needle, the wurst and your hands are covered in lube.
On the few rare occasions that I achieved penetration with the Tyv, my insides…felt claustrophobic. Not only did the Tyv fill up every square inch and then some, the texture of the plating on the underside of the toy scratched at me uncomfortably. And when I tried to push the dildo in further to achieve the knot? It felt like it was going to tear my perineum! Upset with myself, I put the dildo down and worried about what I could do. I feared being unable to adequately test a dildo and thus render judgement.
Then, I had an idea. Going back to the StrangeBedFella’s etsy store, I picked out a smaller Tyv, in the Medium size to be precise. After carefully going over the dimensions again and comparing it to previous large dildos I’ve owned, I ordered it and awaited for my new, more manageably sized friend to arrive.
Though it seemed impossible, my new Tyv was even prettier than the one originally sent to me for review! The opalescent color is probably THE PRETTIEST coloration of silicone I’ve ever seen. It’s like a magical girl cock and I gotta say, it’s one of my favorites in terms of sheer aesthetic appeal. With renewed excitement, I grabbed the lube, a clit vibe and headed to the testing room with my new prize.
This time, I could more consistently get the Tyv inside me, which was already a huge improvement! My vagina no longer felt claustrophobic and I could get a better sense of how the design worked with my body. It’s just that…I didn’t enjoy the design. I hate to write anything negative at all about the Tyv, since the people behind the toy are so wonderful AND the toy itself is so gorgeous. But in either size, the Tyv ended up at best being mildly uncomfortable. The plate design elements felt too scrapey to me, like the vaginal equivalent of the chafing you get from wearing shoes that you haven’t broken in yet. It’s manageable, and yet, I can’t help but wish the toy were more comfortable. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t break in the Tyv.
With regards to the knot, it was more manageable, but I didn’t get the gloriously full feeling I’d been craving. It didn’t hurt, but it was somewhat uncomfortable to me. I felt like someone had shoved a cork in my vag. And when I pulled it out, I felt like a clogged drain being unplugged. Also, I’m not sure what’s up with my G-spot, but it didn’t agree with the shape of the Tyv. Maybe it’s due to the fact that the toy has a (relatively) small head and I enjoy broad stimulation over pinpoint when it comes to internal stimulation. That lack of G-spot stimulation might also be due to the squishy density, since a firmer Tyv might have a firmer curve, which would be better suited to G-spot stimulation. In all, while the Medium didn’t threaten to cleave my vag apart, it didn’t wow me I’m sorry to say.
The Tyv is a dildo that specifically doesn’t work with my body. It’s beautiful, and I know other reviewers who love it, so I believe that this is an issue that has to do with my anatomy RATHER than a poorly made toy. If you’re curious about the Tyv, I would absolutely recommend trying the small version of the Tyv and seeing if you enjoy that. If you do, it’s much easier to go up to a bigger size and to swap your smaller model. Even though this dildo didn’t work for me, I would still highly recommend StrangeBedFellas over all. Even though the Tyv didn’t work for me, the care they put into the dildo makes me excited to try more of their designs, especially the Fornax, which is a more tapered, but still knotted design that I think my vag would like better.
Not only is StrangeBedFellas making the world a better place by making beautiful dildos, but the people behind the toys are good people. Meesh has been patient and understanding, and the effort and care they put into making these silicone sweeties really shows through. Now, back to flipping through the StrangeBedfellas catalogue like Tindr for monsterfuckers.
This product was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thanks StrangeBedFellas!