Review: Bad Dragon Nox the Night Drake Dildo

By landscapeandengineering.com

I’ve had Nox for years now. It was one of my first two fantasy toys, and I chose it after agonizing over all of Bad Dragon’s catalog at the time. Did I want something more or less phallic? Alien or dragon? Knot or not? Nox and Terra won out.

The sculpt is gorgeous, the specs are great, and I love a good dragon fantasy. By all accounts, this should be a perfect toy. But I find it difficult to love it as much as I want to, and more often than not nowadays grab another toy in similar specs.

Specs

Nox is a dragon-inspired design with a scaled base. The head has three gentle spikes along the ridge which lead into a line of nubs along the top side of the shaft. The underside and base feature muscular texture and a vein runs along the side of the shaft. The top 2/3 of the shaft is a gentle swell with a strong curve.

In medium size, Nox stands over 8″ tall, with 7″ of that usable, and the girth reaches up to 2.1″ diameter (6.5″ circumference). This is comparable to many medium-size toys.

In medium firmness 00-50, Nox has a decent amount of squish. The finish is relatively matte but not rough. The surface texture was not tacky upon arrival, but has become tacky over time. I can’t definitively confirm the cause, though it may be due to having used a hybrid lube and condoms on it a couple of times. Silicone lubes can impact silicone toys, though it may take extended contact for that to happen.

My toy is light purple bad dragon dildos.

Ordering

I ordered this toy somewhere around late 2013/early 2014. Technically, my boyfriend at the time ordered it for me. We ordered an in-stock frankenpour Nox in a marble of blue, white, and/or ice blue (I can’t recall the exact colors now) along with a frankenpour Terra. Frankenpours are Bad Dragon’s mixes and matches of random colors, creating unique color combinations varying from gorgeous to awful. The frankenpours were discounted slightly from the standard price.

It took a month for Bad Dragon to get back to us to say that the beautiful Nox we had ordered had gone missing.

They offered a partial refund or a replacement pour in a solid color using a hex code* of my choice. I didn’t want a solid color replacement for the multicolor toy I had ordered, but I didn’t want to sit around and shop for another Nox. The hassle of shopping and shipping outweighed the color inconvenience, so I got the replacement poured in a light purple color.

Was the replacement fair? Yes: I received equivalent value to what we ordered, as is written into Bad Dragon’s Terms of Sale. Was I happy with it? No. As my first fantasy toy purchase, it was disheartening to end up with a solid. I still pout a little when I see the solid purple.

In Use (Vaginal)

As I mentioned at the start of this post, the specs on Nox are just about perfect. Maybe it’s because this was my first toy and that helped set my preferences, or maybe it’s just naturally a great fit for my body. Whatever the case, when I go shopping now, I use Nox as my point of reference when it comes to specs.

It’s long enough to hit my A-spot and with the right curve and head shape to do it consistently. G-spot stim with the head isn’t as reliable, but still manageable. When turned so the underside is against my front wall, the curve is just right, giving me broad G-spot stim for an overall good time.

The slight swell of the top part of the shaft locks in nicely, giving a natural stopping point before the increase in girth at the base of the shaft. It’s exceptionally easy to slide in and out, whether riding or thrusting, especially with such mild texture.

The texture is subtle enough that I can’t pinpoint it in use, but I can identify the added friction and stimulation. Although it’s not as prominent as I prefer, it works with the model overall; the shape itself does a good job of targeting all the right places.

Nox is good for both riding and thrusting. The base is heavy enough to keep it in place on a flat surface, and large enough for a steady grip when thrusting. It’s also nice to use when suctioned* to a flat, vertical surface, such as a bathroom wall.

As with most dildos, grinding against the base doesn’t work out for me. Nor does frotting against the shaft; it’s too smooth to be interesting and it’s too slippery.

While the size and shape make Nox a good fit for oral use, it’s too tacky for me to enjoy.

This toy works well with both oil- and water-based lubes.