Introducing my first hand-crafted dildo: The TARDIS Tickler!
This toy is dedicated to gender outlaw Kate Bornstein, who is one of the most amazing people I know — and a huge Doctor Who fan.
I recently finished a casting and moldmaking class at Artisan’s Asylum, and this was my final project: A copy of my favorite dildo in clear silicone with a miniature TARDIS suspended inside.
This toy was made as a one-part mold of my favorite dildo out of Smooth-On SORTA-Clear 18 silicone (which is what it says on the tin). The TARDIS inside isn’t a licensed product, it’s a pewter replica of the appropriate police box which I painted. After making the mold of my original toy, I suspended the TARDIS from a piece of fishing line and then poured the clear silicone (mixed with some glitter) into the mold.
Unfortunately, I made the mold inside of an opaque container, so it was hard to see where the TARDIS was positioned. It ended up a little too close to the edge for comfort.1 I’d like to make a second version of this toy using a clear container and a clear mold, which will give me better control over the TARDIS’s position. I look forward to posting the how-to!
Full-size versions of the images are available from the original album.
Edit (4/10/12, 8:08am EST): Fixed link to Kate Bornstein’s blog, added footnote.
Edit (6/10/12, 11:26pm EST): The TARDIS looks like a British police box on the outside, not a phone booth! The text is now fixed. Thanks to Rhi for pointing out my mistake!
- Sadly, I haven’t playtested this. The corners of the TARDIS are creating tiny tears in the silicone, which would probably get worse with use. ↩