A previous reviewer didn't like the matte finish but I love it. I find the finish very stimulating. For reference, I like ribbed condoms even though they feel a little bit rough. This matte finish is smoother than that. This cone has perfect firmness too. It stretches my ass out with zero pain and if you can get it all the way in you can take any dick.
I purchased this toy because I hoped its super soft material and gradual increase in girth would help me work up to anal with my husband (who's packing) without having to use a dozen dildos of slightly different diameters to get that stretch. I regularly use the Tantus Leisure, so getting the first few inches in was no problem. The bendy softness and gradual stretching effect of the small cone was just as I expected, BUT, the matte texture made trying to nudge in to 'broader horizons' harder than it needed to be. Even with a copious amount of water-based lube, the toy wouldn't slip deeper without uncomfortable force to overcome the drag of the matte texture. This kind of defeated the purpose of the toy for me. I'd LOVE to see this in the same smooth and slippery finish as the Leisure; then the experience would be all about that gradual stretch and not an uncomfortable tugging feeling.