Tails and Portholes: The Coral Reef Dildo Review

~I received this product from Tails and Portholes for free in exchange for an honest review. This in no way, shape or form has any affect on my opinions on this product.~

So yet again, we have another review on a fantasy dildo! I swear, I’m addicted to fantasy dildos, they’re just so much more fun and interesting than regular ones, at least in my opinion any way. I’d admired the products at Tails and Portholes for such a long time and I desperately wanted to try something out. That day eventually came and this is what brings me to talking about The Coral Reef!

Tails and Portholes:

Before I go into the review, I have to tell you a little bit about Tails and Portholes. It is an independently run Etsy shop by Brandie Harris, an extremely talented and creative dildo maker, also a fully fledged mermaid. Her dildos are sea life themed such as things like a Merman and her own creation, the Nereid. At the moment, these two products aren’t for sale as Brandie is currently in the process of moving, making her unable to take custom orders right now.

She has created some new products recently which are, the Poseidon, Leviathan and the Abyssal King. All of the products at Tails and Portholes are fully customisable. You can choose how soft or firm your toy is, your own custom colour(s), you also even have the option to make your toy glow! My experience working with Brandie was nothing but lovely, she’s a very kind and helpful person, she was always willing to answer questions I may or not have had. Obviously, it took a little while for things to get started because my Coral Reef was custom made and reviewer items are low priority compared to actual customers but everything was smooth sailing once my Coral Reef was shipped.

 First Impressions:

The appearance of the Coral Reef is seriously unique, I feel like Brandie really captured the sea life theme on this one. The head is quite bulbous but it has some slight shell detailing which I think is really quite pretty. The shaft doesn’t have any sea life detailing to it but I noticed that the silicone is quite rough and patchy, I wasn’t expecting this at all but I actually don’t mind my Coral Reef being imperfect, it gives it some character.

Around the base of the Coral Reef, there are some various (I think they’re called? I’m not clear on the actual names..) sponges and shells that apparently are moulded from real shells which is really cool! I chose my Coral Reef to be firm as me and soft dildos aren’t exactly best buds as you may already know by now. I love how the Coral Reef still retains some slight squish so it’s not too unyielding when in use and it’s also pretty flexible, great job Brandie! I was also going to resist doing this, but I keep chuckling every time I type ‘Coral’, so here’s a Walking Dead ‘coral’ meme.

Walking Dead coral meme

I did mention that my Coral Reef is custom. I chose the colours and I also asked for it to have a glow effect. I wasn’t sure what colours I wanted at all so like a typical woman, I Googled ‘galaxy colours’. Yup, fucking galaxy colours. I’m making myself sound like one of those basic bitches by doing that but..galaxy colours are just awesome.

Galaxy colours

Any way, this is the picture I sent to Brandie and asked for her to use the green, blue and pink with some glitter included as well to sort of mimic the stars going on in the picture. The outcome wasn’t what I exactly expected it to be, but I was extremely happy with how my Coral Reef turned out.

 Shell detailing on the head.One side of the Coral Reef.Other side of the Coral Reef.Detailing around one side of the base.Firmness of the head.Firmness of the shaft.Flexibility of the shaft.

As you can see above, there’s streaks of bright green, bright pink, black, a light blue and I think some very pale yellow. There’s also a lot of glitter running throughout the toy, which I think makes it look even more uniue and extremely pretty. The glow is actually amazing on my Coral Reef, it’s a lovely sight once it’s glowing, I wish I could show you..

My Experience with the Coral Reef Dildo:

 Initially, it was quite difficult for me to insert the Coral Reef. The large head is kind of an awkward shape for me to insert but I got there in the end, although it did take a fair bit of warm up to be inserted comfortably. Once the Coral Reef was inside me, I was surprised to find that it was stretching my vagina, I could feel the skin near my vaginal opening being pulled to the point that it bordered on painful. Of course I know the Coral Reef is by no means a small dildo, but I didn’t really expect it to stretch me, not that I’m complaining, I love the feeling!

I didn’t thrust with the Coral Reef straight away, I just laid there using a clitoral vibe, enjoying the sensations. After I was I bit more aroused, I started to thrust with the Coral Reef. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but that large head just nudges my G-spot in most amazing way possible, it’s fucking amazing! The rough texture of the silicone actually provides some added sensation, which completely surprised me, I’m actually glad that the silicone on the Coral Reef feels rough because it makes things a lot more interesting.

The Coral Reef has a slight curve in the shaft that really works, it may not be all that noticeable but it definitely contributes to hitting all those sensitive spots! The Coral Reef also makes me feel used afterwards, like I have a phantom dildo inside me and the skin near my vaginal opening is quite sore and sensitive. The only two things I don’t like about it, is that it’s difficult for me to insert and when I’ve been thrusting with the Coral Reef a bit too much, the rough texture of the silicone can make my vaginal walls feel quite sore.

Verdict:

I do really like the Coral Reef, I don’t love it for the reasons I’ve listed above but I think it’s a welcome addition to my toy box for sure. I think Brandie did a great job in capturing the theme for this dildo and I love how my custom one turned out. At the moment, Brandie doesn’t have the Coral Reef listed on her Etsy shop because of her current moving situation so I’ll definitely be updating this review with the links, etc once she’s all settled. Keep an eye out guys! Oh and I have to put another Walking Dead meme in again, just has to happen!

Another Walking Dead meme!