As a sex toy reviewer who is fervently part of the body-safety crusade, finding affordable “non-luxury” items is very important to me. So when one of my newer affiliates, Peepshow Toys, sent me a list of items to choose from — and one of those was a $24 silicone dildo — my decision was made almost instantly.
The Colours Pleasures line by NS Novelties comprises silicone dildos of 2 different lengths (5″ and 8″) in 5 color options (purple & electric blue available at Peepshow Toys; black, hot pink, and caucasian skin tone available elsewhere). They have a very traditional & realistic design, complete with a distinct coronal ridge, veins, wrinkles, and even testicles. They also sport a suction cup at the base.
The 5″ version actually measures 7″ in total (including the testicles & suction cup), but maxes out at approximately 5.25″ of insertable length. The shaft has a width that varies slightly from 1.25″ to 1.5″, while the suction cup and testicles (which provide a great handle) have a width of close to 2.5″. This larger base makes the Colours Pleasures dildos anal safe.
The toy is flexible enough to manually bend in half along the shaft, but firm enough to maintain its erect shape when suction-cupped to a wall. (This firmness doesn’t allow for much squish between your fingers.) The silicone itself has an extremely matte finish which creates a lot of drag and definitely requires lubricant — especially when combined with the texture of the veins. However, it doesn’t attract much dust, lint, or hair. And although the wrinkles do provide some crevices that hold onto body fluids, they don’t interfere with cleaning very much at all.
The item arrives in a simple cardboard box that is gender-neutral and non-sexualized, but certainly not discreet due to photos/glimpses of the toy inside. (Of course, Peepshow Toys will ship it in a plain brown cardboard box, so your neighbors won’t see the toy’s packaging.)
Now, to be completely honest, I do not trust nor particularly like NS Novelties as a company. They produce a lot of items from TPE, which is notorious for being porous and unstable — and they have come across as being very condescending & unprofessional when arguing that their particular supply is non-porous. (Personally, I’m not buying it.) But having cheaper silicone options that are vastly more accessible to the general population is extremely important, and for that I will commend them — especially since I did a flame test, and this product passed.
Upon receiving the Colours Pleasures 5″ dildo, the first thing I noticed was just how realistically sized it is. As we all discovered earlier this year, I am certainly no size queen; yet this toy is still shorter & less girthy than the majority of my collection. When compared with real-life penises, however, I feel that it very closely resembles the “average” size — both statistically & based on my first-hand experience.
This size may prove to be beneficial not only for individuals who require smaller toys, but also those who are sensitive to texture. Personally, it didn’t do much for me either way. The dildo was too straight and narrow to do anything for my G-spot and the texture (although rather mild in appearance) felt rough and abrasive unless I was extremely close to orgasm. At first I thought it was due to my recent issues with yeast infections & painful sex. Then I thought perhaps I needed a more cushiony gel lube or a smoother toy to start with. But no matter what I try, this toy always feels at least slightly uncomfortable whenever I attempt to thrust with it.
The one thing that has genuinely impressed me about this toy is the suction cup. My experience with suction cup dildos is limited, because I usually masturbate lying down in my bed. However, this one is leaps & bounds above what I was accustomed to. It will stick to almost anything: glass windows & tables, hardwood floors, smooth plaster walls, porcelain-lined clawfoot tubs…possibly even your forehead if you’d like to pretend to be a dildo unicorn for a few brief seconds. (I’ve obviously been getting more enjoyment out of sticking it all over the apartment rather than actually using it.)
My rating is based primarily on my own personal (lackluster & somewhat uncomfortable) experience with this toy. But even though the NS Novelties Colours Pleasures 5″ dildo didn’t particularly work for me, I don’t necessarily think that it is a bad product. If you’re looking for a simple, no frills, average-sized dildo (and your body can handle at least a small amount of texture), this is an extremely affordable body-safe option. Plus, the suction cup lets you enjoy hands-free fun on all sorts of surfaces.
Pros: nonporous & body-safe silicone, very affordable, strong suction cup, safe for anal use, small-to-average size (larger size available)
Cons: smallish size & straight shape may not provide enough stimulation, texture may be uncomfortable
Special thanks to my affiliate, Peepshow Toys, for providing me with this product in exchange for an honest & unbiased review.
If you would like to purchase the NS Novelties Colours Pleasure 5″ dildo, you can do so for only $21.60 by using discount code “Mandi” at checkout! (Or if you’d prefer the 8″ version, it’s currently only $39.60!)