The Fun Factory Amor was my first ever dildo. I bought it from my favourite store, Max Black, after I found out that the Fuze Velvet wasn’t in stock. I was mostly drawn in by the velvety feel of the silicone, which seemed unspeakably luxurious. It has to be said, this is a good quality toy. I spent a good five minutes stroking the demo Amor while browsing other toys, and had really made my decision before I even saw the rest of the dildos on offer. I’ve loved Fun Factory’s funky designs and packaging ever since I first laid eyes on the Amor. Everything about the company is, well, fun. The Amor is small, affordable, semi-realistic, and well-shaped. I was looking for something that was gender affirming, but not grotesque in its realism like some PVC cocks can be. The Amor has a stylised head and a smooth shaft, but doesn’t have vein details. For a while, I’ve been disappointed that I got the Amor in black rather than orange, because the reason Fun Factory is so exciting is precisely because the colours of their toys deviate from the pinks and purples we so often see. It also comes in a pale flesh tone. Everything set the Amor up to be the perfect first dildo, but as well as their unique designs, Fun Factory is notorious for something else – their seriously draggy silicone. The texture that felt so good in my hands doesn’t work for my junk.
There are a lot of good things going for the Amor. I was enticed by it’s curve, vaguely remembering that a curve was good for G spot stimulation. However, the Amor doesn’t naturally reach my G spot, and instead I have to tilt it to make any impact. Clenching does provide some stimulation on my G spot, but dildos like the Mustang don’t need a helping hand. Even while clenching around the Amor, I don’t get the stimulation I prefer. My G spot likes broad stimulation, but the Amor is almost backwards, and the curve ends in a pointed tip rather than the broad, flat surface of a head. This means only a portion of my G spot is stimulated, rather than the whole thing, which leaves me feeling frustrated rather than satisfied. It is also short (only 5.5 inches), which was a
plus for me when I bought it, because I was fairly new to penetration, and so was my partner at the time. This remains to be one of the only dildos that I can fit in entirely with no build-up. However, once I’m more aroused, my G spot seems to move further up, so the Amor can fall short at those moments. Another thing I like is the base. The base is an unusual, almost clover shape, which means I can tell which way the curve is pointing when it’s inside me, and it sits well in even the flimsiest of harnesses. It’s a suction cup despite being entirely flat, and sticks to flat surfaces pretty well. It’s resistant to a good tug.
What really ruins the Amor is the texture. I am really sensitive to graininess in both my front hole and my ass, and the Amor is unbearably draggy. I can’t thrust it at all, even after drenching it with lube. This dildo is my goldilocks width of 1.5 inches, but I even warmed up with a larger toy, which seems ridiculous for something so simple in shape. After that, I still wasn’t comfortable with the texture! Even when I just let the Amor sit there while I focused on the porn I was watching and my Mystic Wand, I felt raw. If this toy was even a tenth of an inch bigger, I don’t think I would be able to insert it because of how draggy the silicone is. I think this sensitivity, at least in my front hole, is a side effect of testosterone. My theory is that, because testosterone causes vaginal dryness and thinning of the vaginal walls, I am more bothered by the texture now that I have been on hormones for almost two years. I still had to use heaps of lube when I first used it, but it didn’t feel abrasive like it does now. I know I’m not the only one who is annoyed by Fun Factory’s silicone, but perhaps I am more affected than most. Fun Factory seem to use a different kind for their vibes because I don’t have any problems with my Big Boss, but the Amor is really ruined by it.
One place where the Amor does shine is for simulated oral. When I’m sucking on it, the graininess is only annoying rather than bordering on painful. The shape really helps the Amor out in the blowjob department, because it is small enough that I can fit it entirely in my mouth, and the downward curve is much more natural in the mouth. It looks hot as hell to see your partner swallowing down your dick to the base, and this dildo really helps that happen. However, I can imagine the silicone would become a problem again if you have a particularly sensitive gag reflex.
Ultimately, I want to recommend the Amor. It’s simple, only AUD 65, and body safe, which is a good start. The concept of a first dildo is hard to pin down, but from what I understand, it just means basic. So often “basic” just means “bad”, but there are so many good things about the Amor. Sure, it doesn’t suit my specific G spot preferences, but the shape isn’t boring. It isn’t intimidating like I feel realistic dildos sometimes can be. It’s versatile, and can be used for strap on sex, masturbation, and simulated oral. 1.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches long is a pretty reasonable size for vaginal use, in my opinion. The Amor certainly piqued my interest for other dildos, and put me in good stead to buy body safe toys. I just can’t recommend this to anyone unless they know they are ok with Fun Factory’s silicone, because I’m horrified at the thought of someone buying this dildo, finding the silicone too abrasive, and deciding not to try another dildo because of the experience. There are so many other better beginners dildos, like the Fuze Velvet, or the Tantus Acute. Honestly, if you’re considering getting a Fun Factory Amor but haven’t experienced Fun Factory dildos before, get the Tantus Acute. It’s a similar size, price, and shape, but Tantus silicone is glossy rather than matte. I like it immeasurably more.