Apollo the Chimera from Bad Dragon seems to have a personality all its own. Covered in quirky texture, I don’t know why but it always seems in a happy mood. I’m not one for humanizing sex toys—but there’s something sweet, endearing, and maybe a little odd about the design.
What is the Apollo the Chimera and what is it supposed to do?
Apollo comes in variety of sizes, but as with the majority of Bad Dragon toys, even the small is bigger than what I would consider “average size.” I think of myself as a size queen, and even I went with the small.
One of the reasons I like Bad Dragon is that all aspects of their toys are customizable. You select the size, firmness, and color of the toy to suit your own fancy. My Apollo is a small in size, split-wide (a “soft” shaft with a “firm” base to make it easy to grip), and customized completely in color. This gives you tons of options to play around with and get something that’s right for you.
As always, I want to remind you to take your time and be fully honest about your orfice’s capacity to accomodate large hunks of silicone. Bad Dragon, like many companies, does not accept returns if you accidentally get something huge. So while, using my own standards, i would say I could handle a large toy, I cannot, just cannot, handle a large Bad Dragon toy. So, don’t just select a medium because it sounds promising, look long and hard at it next to that pop can.
I was really impressed by how vivd my color choices turned out. BD employees compared it to superman, I think it’s kind of like a swirled, raspberry lollipop. This was my first time customizing a toy’s color completely and I love how it turned out. If you’d like one just like mine, I’ve created a screen shot that you can follow to get this awesome blue raspberry swirl fade.
My Experience with the Apollo
Apollo the Chimera is not for everyone. That’s what I thought when I put it inside myself for the first time. The small size was incredibly manageable for me, but we need to talk about the knot. So, at the base of this toy is knot that is considerably girthier than the rest of the toy. A hefty two inches in diameter, to be exact.
I actually like the knot, but it’s a different sensation that I’m not sure just every one would enjoy. The Apollo’s knot provides a crazy, intense stretching sensation towards my vaginal entrance. I own a lot of dildos that gradually get bigger towards the base (they often end up on my favorites list). With the Apollo (or any Bad Dragon Toy with a knot) there is nothing gradual about the stretching sensation. Like someone asking you to move in a month into a relationship, the knot comes up on you fast as either a wonderful or disastrous surprise, depending on where you’re at in life.
In my experience, I enjoy how different the sensation is. I liked its intensity, coupled with lots of the delicious texture I’ve come to expect from Bad Dragon toys. One of the things that helped was that I went with the soft firmness. Because the toy was softer—-it’s stretchy and soft but firm enough to keep the texture and stand up straight—I could take the knot because it wasn’t extremely rigid.
The base on the Apollo is small and fits into my palm and I don’t have trouble thrusting if I have plenty of lube. Its weird head is probably my favorite feature. It looks like a drill bit or, according to my partner, those squishy footballs from the 90s that throw perfect spirals every time. It’s squishy with lots of texture. Its grooves jostle my G-Spot around and the neatly defined scales down the back stroke my perineal sponge.
I like the unique sensations the Apollo gives me. While I don’t think it’s the toy for everyone, I do think might be great for experienced folks who are looking for something different, something challenging to add to their collection.
Bad Dragon sent me Apollo the Chimera in exchange for my honest review. Thanks, Bad Dragon! You can check out all of their products here.