My lovely friends at Good Vibrations sent me on my most recent anal adventure when they mailed me the Fun Factory Bendy Beads to review. This is not my first beaded toy. I own similarly textured dildos and probes, but the Bendy Beads are shaped more like the traditional anal beads used in pornography. The difference is that the Bendy Beads are hygienically superior to the jelly rubber anal beads or the unfinished wood and cotton string bullshit you can find in some of those sleazy sex shops. (I have seen them. They are real, and they are horrifying.)
This type of toy takes some preparation for me to use. Rather than just whipping them out and popping them in for a quick fix I had to take time out of my day just to get my ass ready to test these out, so this review has taken me longer to write than others in the past. When it comes to the Bendy Beads I always have to start with an intensive warm up. Read more
This beautiful hunk of 100% medical grade silicone is the Neo plug. I have been lusting after this thing for a while, and the wonderful folks at Tantus answered my hopes and dreams when they sent it to me for review. Spoiler alert: this thing is fucking awesome. In fact, if you like anal play then you should probably stop what you are doing and buy one. You can get it for less than $40. It is smooth, butt-cheek compatible, and easy to insert. It is great for thrusting and even long term wear.
Are there any downsides to the Neo Plug? I have seriously rattled my brain, and there are no flaws as far as I can tell. It may not be curved for prostate stimulation, it may not be especially large, it may not be textured, it may not vibrate, it may not be soft and squishy, but the overall design is solid. It does exactly what I expected it to, and I really enjoyed using it. Five unicorns out of five. Read more
Like most Tantus toys, the Ripple Small is made of smooth, glossy, silicone. This is one of the best materials out there, especially for anal toys. It is non-porous, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, phthalate free, paraben free, boilable, bleachable, and dishwasher safe. Spending more than a couple bucks on a toy may seem like a luxury for some, but this is a butt toy essential. Also, with Tantus Grab-Bags you can get this toy for $16.99. Seriously. That is the same amount that I have spent on shitty rubber toys, and silicone can last you a fucking lifetime. You do the math.
In my opinion, this is the type of toy that anyone interested in exploring anal play should try at least once. It is very flexible, but also firm enough for smooth entry, and (this is where it won me over) the shape is perfect for gentle thrusting. Because the beads are so close together, it slides more easily than traditional anal beads. That popping sensation is less intense, sure, but the way it massages my sphincter is so stimulatingin all the right ways. This is a toy that is meant to be played with, and that brings me to my next point. Read more