Blush Novelties Avant Pride P3 – Sex Toy Review
Okay peeps, I think I am having some kind of amazing love affair with Blush Novelties. Like, for real… I think we might be dating… or at the very least we have some kind of casual hook-up (I’m probably just their side chick, but that’s cool…) thing going on. We are practically sexting each other via PMs… (or at least exchanging compliments… which is basically sexting…if you squint hard enough). Earlier this Spring they even asked if I would give them a quote about the Avant dildo line for a product video… which of course I did and which pretty much now makes me 100% famous. I’m going to have to get myself an agent and a bodyguard to keep the paparazzi at bay… my life is going to be a whirlwind of hot parties and private island vacations now… baby, I’ve made it! Watch my 15 seconds of fame below…
— Blush (@BlushNovelties) May 21, 2018
Shut up, I don’t have an over active imagination! YOU have an over active imagination! I’m just amazing and I’m going to run away with Blush Novelties and we will live happily ever after in a beach front condo.
Anyway, enough about me, let’s talk about the Blush Novelties Avant Pride P3, shall we? Sent to me by the ever awesome Peepshow Toys the Avant Pride P3 is my most recent foray into the Avant line (having also reviewed the Avant D4, the Avant Pride P1, the Avant Pride P4 and the Avant D2) and I feel like I am pretty much qualified to call myself an Avant expert at this point. And as an Avant expert I am qualified to say that this entire line up of toys is pretty awesome, even if I wasn’t super enthusiastic about at least one of them… it was for just personal reasons and not because its a bad toy. If you are looking for an affordable toy in a body-safe material and in colors other than boring skin tones in stupid food name colors… look no further, get yourself something from the Blush Novelties Avant line… I really don’t think you’ll regret it.
So, as I have already said in like all of my previous Avant reviews… I have pretty much gone bonkers over this line of dildos and their super amazing color schemes. The colors really speak to me in ways that you’ll just never understand. I am drawn to these toys like… a moth to a flame… or a the way a sailor searches out the sirens call… or… uhh… how Sherlock is… uhh… drawn to… Watson… okay, nope… nope… I’m just grasping at straws now. But I think you catch my drift, I am a big fan of the bright colors with their chunky stripes and the homage the Avant Pride toys pay to a number of Pride flags. In particular we see Genderqueer, Transgender, Lesbian, Genderfulid, BDSM/Leather, and Gay Pride all currently being represented in the Avant Pride line-up and I really hope the idea is to continue to expand on this and add in other flag representations (personally I’d love to see Bisexual and Pansexual toys added to the collection). When I see rainbow colored everything pop up in places like Target and Walmart during Pride month… and only Pride month… it doesn’t feel genuine and feels overly commercialized (give us them rainbows all year long!). But I really feel that Blush is celebrating and embracing inclusion all year long and that the Avant Pride line is more than a marketing gimmick they are trotting out to make a quick buck.
The shafts of these Avant toys are pretty simple, nothing to odd or gimmicky about them… no excessive nubs or feelers or tentacles… just clean lines and a nice, smooth silhouette, and even though the Avant line-up might look like a lot of toys at a glance, they actually utilize the same shape in a number of the toys, changing only the colors (for example the Pride P1 and the Pride P2 are exactly the same bodies but in the colors “Freedom” and “True Blue”). In this line-up of toys there is exactly one… ONE… realistic looking penis shape in the entire lot and it is utilized on only one toy… the Avant Pride P3. Now… I find this a suuuuuuuper weird body choice for this particular dildo because the Pride P3 is a representation of the Lesbian Pride flag… so why showcase that beautiful pink, magenta, white, and red stripes of the lesbian flag on a penis looking toy?! As Chazz once said to Jimmy… the whole thing is just “mind bottling.” It may not really be a huge deal… I just find it odd… also I identify more as a bisexual, so I am not really in a position to dictate what a Lesbian Pride toy should look like. But it just made me go “hmm…” Also, if realistic dildos are not your thing, you will not enjoy this one… but than again, maybe the non-realistic color of the P3 helps to counter the realism of the toy.
But the choice of shape and color aside, I’ve got to admit… I actually really do like it. It is a pretty fantastic dildo. It is made from the same silky smooth and beautifully soft silicone as all of the other Avant toys. The Avant dildos are all seriously touchable… trust me, once you get your hands on any one of these Avant toys, you are going to find yourself stroking it like it was your favorite pet cat (or if you are allergic to cats, it can just be your pet dildo… who needs to deal with all that cat hair anyway)! Because it is made form silicone, it is usually in the dildo’s best interest to avoid silicone based lubes. Silicone lubes have the potential to bond with a silicone toy and disfigure them… full disclosure though, I often (mostly accidentally) use silicone lubes on my silicone toys… but both my lubes and my toys are on the ‘high-end’ side of things and I’ve had no issues… but still, I’m playing with fire and one of these days I am going to really kick myself for ruining one of my favorite toys (because you know if a toy is going to end up destroyed, it will no doubt be my favorite one). So… I guess what I’m saying is this is a “do as I say, not as I do” situation. Avoid the silicone lubes, find yourself a lovely water-based one instead! Also, another perk of being silicone is that the Avant Pride P3 is incredibly easy to clean! I love silicone, because I have so many options when it comes to cleaning it, I can pop my dildo in the dishwasher (sand detergent), I can give it a wipe down with a 10% bleach solution, I can run it under the tap and give it a scrub with some gentle soap, or I an just leave it to fester with crusty vagina goo… thus making it future me’s problem! Okay… I don’t recommend that last one… its gross… and something I’ve done waaaaaay more often than I’d really like to admit. But, because silicone isn’t porous… the crusty vagina goo isn’t breeding anything nasty down inside the material… so when I do discover a vagina goo encrusted toy, I can just give it a good wash and we are pretty much as good as new. So, yes… hooray for silicone toys!
Being made of silicone is only the first reason I really enjoy the Blush Novelties Avant Pride P3. I also like its stupid penis shape. I mean… it probably could have kept that general shape without looking so much like a dick (it has veins!)… but whatever. It is a pretty dainty dildo, although not nearly as petit as the previously reviewed Avant Pride P1. It has about 5 inches of insertable length (5.5 inches total length) and a slender 1.25 inches in diameter… a dildo for size royalty it is not… and even though I am someone who really enjoys a girthier dildo most of the time, I still felt like the Avant Pride P3 still had a lot to offer. An excellent toy for those who prefer slim-toys, an excellent dildo for exploring pegging (both because it is harness compatible and its slimmer size), I believe it will work well vaginal toy beginners, as a great warm-up toy for those who prefer bigger toys, and nice for anal.
In use, I didn’t feel that stretching or fullness that I normally am after, but I could still feel that it was there and it was nice. The smaller size allowed me to really go hog wild on the thrusting without any issues, this was fantastic. I put a vibrator to my clit and just thrusted until my arms about fell off and I had a number of incredibly satisfying orgasms this way! The matte silicone of the toy provides a nice amount of drag that really allowed me to feel the dildo and its subtly veiny textured body against my vaginal walls and the slightly pronounced head did a pretty good job at banging up against my g-spot. Event with its smaller than I prefer size, it was a pretty pleasant experience and I have no real complaints about it. Its not a dildo that would work for me to just clench around, or for those times I’m really craving that stretched out, filled to the brim feeling, but for thrusting while a vibrator did most of the heavy work on my clit… it worked great. Also, this was an excellent toy for a double penitration fantasy, my Stunt Cock was able to push his penis into my butt while I used the P3 in my vagina and it was FUCKING AMAZING! We have tried this before with other dildos, but the problem with preferring girthier dildos is that almost everything I own is big… but I can’t do two big cocks at once… its painful. So having the slimmer P3 for this was awesome! For me, when I use it vaginally… its more of a side-kick than a superhero… I’m not going to achieve orgasm with this toy alone (at least not easily) but it works great as part of a team!
Anally however, the Blush Novelties Avant Pride P3 rocked! I loved putting this little toy in my butt! It’s in my butt right now! Just kidding… its not really… but I’m really wishing it was… maybe I’ll reward myself after I finish writing this review… The little head popped right in with some lube and a little encouragement and the rest of the shaft followed in with ease. The textured body felt good sliding in and out and I had a fantastic butt orgasm. If I had to choose only one way to use this toy from here on out it would definitely be anally. I tried to convince Stunt Cock to let me peg him with it, but he was not feeling up to it… but I really think it would be fantastic for any kind of strap-on use.
Also, you should know that the suction cup is amazing. One of the best suction cup bases I’ve come across. I’ve managed to get it to stick (tightly) to a variety of flat surfaces in my house, including the shower wall, the bathtub floor, my hardwood floors, my desk, the non-textured wall in my kitchen, the wood headboard… I’ve literally been wondering around my house with the P3 in hand trying to find all the surfaces it stick too… it also attaches quite nicely to the oven door, the refrigerator, my bookcase, and my dildo storage tool box. So, if you are looking for a dildo with an excellent suction cup… this is it.
Without hesitation I recommend the Blush Novelties Avant Pride P3. I think it is versatile enough to find a place in any sex toy users collection, be it as a warm up toy, an anal toy, a vaginal toy… or whatever suits your fancy. The size is not at all intimidating and should be something easily managed by most users, whether you are a new to sex/sex toys or an old hat at penitration. The quality and design of this toy is excellent (as is the case for everything currently in the Avant line-up) and I really don’t think you can go wrong adding one to your collection. Also, who can say no to that price?! The Blush Novelties Pride P3 can currently be had for about thirty bucks… which is an excellent price point… its something that someone even on my ridiculously tight budget could afford and its super nice to find affordable sex toys in body-safe materials!
Would you like to bring home your own Blush Novelties Avant Pride P3 (of course you would)? My friends over at Peepshow Toys will be able to help you out with that! BONUS: Be sure to use the coupon code KITTEN for an extra 10% off your order!
The Blush Novelties Avant Pride P3 was provided to me free of charge by Peepshow Toys in exchange for my honest review.