I was asked if I’d like to try So Divine’s Bootylicious Booty Plug in exchange for an honest review. The Bootylicious Booty Plug is the larger-sized sibling to the Sweet Sensation plug. Its design and silicone body are essentially the same as the smaller predecessor. The packaging is pretty much identical also, consisting of the white and purple box. The So Divine Bootylicious Booty Plug is shown on the front of the box. A clear window on the back shows the actual plug inside the box. A schematic diagram of three little butt plugs highlights the Bootylicious Booty Plug as the ‘middle-weight contender.’
Inside the box, the plug sits in a foam insert within a pull-out tray. The plug has a clear faux crystal in its base, and there are two other crystals in the box. One is purple, whilst the other is yellow. The crystals do have a rough ‘tag’ on the circumference. I suspect these are from cutting the crystals out of their moulds.
Under the plug, there is a purple velvet drawstring pouch. The plug itself measures 3.3 inches long and the circular base is 1.5 inches wide. The widest part of the bulb has a circumference of 4.5 inches, and the insertable length is 2.1 inches.
To use the Bootylicious Booty Plug, I find I need to be relaxed and ideally to have had an orgasm prior to inserting. The plug needs copious water-based lubricant, since it is silicone so has greater resistance than glass or metal. The silicone is also relatively firm. The shape of the plug is squat and compact. Once inserted, the plug feels comfortable to wear, though I only wore it for about 2 hours at most in any one time. I like the fact the crystal is changeable and that you can wash the crystals separately to remove any ‘gunk.’
As a plug for an intermediate anal toy user, I’d say the Bootylicious Booty Plug is a perfectly suitable contender. If you like a bit of ‘bling,’ ease of maintenance and (reasonably firm) silicone, then it will work for you. Conversely, if you like larger/ longer anal toys, temperature play and the ability to use silicone-based or hybrid lubricants, then it perhaps will not be the right plug for you.
I’d like to thank So Divine for allowing me to test the Bootylicious Booty plug in exchange for my honest opinion. Affiliate links are included in this post. If you use them, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you, xx
As a naive consumer a mere 3-4 years ago I bought a plethora of toys varying in their quality; in some cases, they were just plain dubious. I should not have bought them. I’ve also received items for testing. I agreed to test those items. Now I go through my collection of plain brown cardboard boxes (yes, I still have some of those!). And I find freaky looking things like:
A floppy penis extender, made from TPR.
A crystal jellies ribbed anal starter dildo, made from PVC. The bright pink colour is now faded, ugh. Even more worrying, the packaging says that the toy contains Sil-A-Gel formula, and I’m thinking Sil-A-WTF?! I will say more about this dubious component later, but safe to say, it doesn’t sit well with me. Pardon the pun, here!
A tacky skinny purple G-spot vibe that takes 2 AAA batteries. It is made from TPR and ABS plastic. The insertable part is TPR.
a ‘realistic’ 7-inch extra-girthy dildo, that resembles the cock of a non-green Hulk. Made from some rubbery feeling god-awful stuff. I didn’t keep the packaging so I’m not quite sure.
Various ‘silicone’ vibrators that are manufactured in China so I am not sure they are actually pure silicone. A flame-test would ascertain whether they are bona-fide or not. I just haven’t gotten round to holding a match to any of these toys yet…
What is body-safe versus toxic anyway?
‘Body-safe’ materials include inert non-reactive components such as:
platinum-cured, medical-grade silicone.
Metals such as aluminium and titanium.
Toys that contain TPR, PVC, weird antibacterial additives (for example, Sil-A-Gel), generic ‘silicone’ and those pesky phthalates are NOT strictly body-safe. Despite the claims of the manufacturers! Because they also claim, that the items are sold as novelties only, and so any medical claims are unfounded.
a group of chemicals used in hundreds of products, such as toys, vinyl flooring, detergents, lubricating oils, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, blood bags and tubing, and personal care products, such as nail polish, hair sprays, aftershave lotions…
Say what?! Why would Phthalates be put into sex toys anyway?
Now if that didn’t already set off alarm bells in your head, (hello, putting a component of engine oil somewhere sensitive and that is a permeable entrance to the rest of your body), then maybe the following will! Dibutylphthalate (DBP) is a plasticiser that was used in nail polishes to reduce cracking. Dimethylphthalate (DMP) was used in hair sprays to help them form a flexible film on hair. The FDA say that these two phthalates are now rarely used. But that does not mean to say they are no longer used at all. Nor does it mean that other potentially harmful phthalates / other chemicals are not used in manufacturing.
Phthalates have been used in toys because it helps them remain flexible and resistant to cracking. The bad news is that phthalates are not chemically bound to the plastics they’re added to, so they can ‘leach’ out. Which is why you are advised to take your microwave meal out of the plastic tray it was packaged in, before heating in the microwave. They are odourless, and the risk they pose to human health includes (but is not necessarily limited to) liver, kidney, lung and reproductive system damage.
While phthalates are a huge class of chemicals and nowhere near every chemical in the class has been studied, several have been shown to have negative health impacts…Enough distinct phthalates have been studied to indicate that companies should proceed with caution when using any chemical in the phthalate class, particularly in products for pregnant women or young children, whom the research has indicated are the most vulnerable to the effects of phthalates.
I mainly tell you this information so that you can consider what you are putting into your body when you indulge in a bit of self-love. That way, you can decide for yourself if you wish to forego the risks and jump into bed with your TPR / ‘Phthalate-free’ PVC dong.
What about Sil-A-Gel?
Before I forget, let me get back to that weird additive, Sil-a-Gel, which I have no idea of in terms of its chemical composition. Some Googling lead me to discover that this additive, that is supposedly anti-bacterial is a proprietary constituent made by Doc Johnson:
Sil-A-Gel is “added into our material in the raw mixing phase so that the anti-bacterial agents are actually engrained into the product and will not wash away with use. Sil-A-Gel helps stop the spread of unwanted and potentially bad bacteria forming on your favorite products.”
If you look at the source of this extract, you will find it comes from Dangerous Lilly’s 2014 blog post on Sex Toy Material Guides. Her advice is to basically avoid any toy containing Sil-A-Gel. If you search further on her blog you will find out why. It caused irritation to sensitive parts on a sex-toy user.
Now I don’t know about you, but if I’m using a sex toy, I do not expect to feel unpleasant irritation. You may ask why I’ve held onto these toys for so long. I ask myself the same question. But then I remember, it’s so I can take them out periodically and remind myself why these toys are just plain yucky!
These toys will remain banished to a brown box, until sometime when I see fit to just toss them out. For now they are my sex toy ‘museum of horrors.’
I was recently asked if I’d like to try some toys from the So Divine range. What’s a Bunny to do? Shake my cotton tail and say ‘Yes please!’ is what yours truly had to say. As swift as my bunny nose can twitch (like in the sit-com Bewitched), I was in receipt of a package full of goodies. This blog post will cover two smaller items, whilst the two larger items will be dealt with in separate blog posts.
Woah! That’s a task and a half, but some-bunny’s got to do it. So enough grazing in the meadow! On to the bunny bed-hopping trials to see how the smaller items fare against this discerning toy collector…
Sweet Sensation Booty plug
Its itty, blingy and perfectly formed. Made from purple silicone, with a narrow stem and circular base sporting the faux crystal, this plug has a simple cuteness to it. The Sweet Sensation is non-intimidating, and arrived in a small sealed cardboard box, encased within a foam insert. A purple velvety storage bag is also in the box, which is a lovely touch.
To use, I simply applied some water-based lubricant to my anus and the butt plug, then gently inserted it. Despite its small size, it felt sizeable enough on entry to know that I’d had something inserted into my butt. The widest part of the plug has a circumference measuring 3 5/8 inches.
The jewelled base looked pretty peeking between my derriere cheeks. As the picture below displays, the crystal can be removed, for more thorough cleaning. To clean the plug, either boil for 5-10 minutes or use sex toy cleaner / antibacterial soap and water.
I spent some time sat down with the plug inserted and it felt comfortable enough for the majority of the duration. Towards the end, there was a slight ‘pinching sensation.’ This was either from the edge of the silicone base rubbing on my skin, or potentially from body hair getting pulled. So I probably wore the plug for a maximum duration of about 2 hours.
All in all, the Sweet Sensation booty plug is a decent little silicone plug for beginners, or users who prefer smaller plugs. It can be purchased here for £19.99.
The Silky Touch really does have a satin-soft finish to the silicone on this cute purple vibrator. It was the first thing I noticed on pulling it out of the little box. The vibrator uses a single AA battery. To be honest, I do not necessarily expect to gain much from using a small battery powered vibrator, as I have got accustomed to deeper rumbly vibrators. Putting the battery into the vibrator was slightly awkward, as the silicone sleeve overhangs the battery compartment opening. Therefore it was slightly tricky lining the cap back up and fitting it on.
Once that was achieved, switching the vibrator on was easy enough. Simply press and hold the button, then press the button to cycle through the 10 functions. The first three settings are continuous vibrations in increasing intensities. Subsequently, the other functions are all pattern based.
My initial thoughts on using the Silky Touch are that it is a bit too buzzy for my liking. It would be better suited to beginners, or those that like buzzier, less powerful vibrations.
I do like the texturing on the sleeve. It makes the vibrator more interesting than a standard bullet. The sleeve can be removed, but unless you wish to use the sleeve on a finger, I’m not sure why you’d want to remove the sleeve to use the bullet on its own.
Overall, I’d say this is an ideal toy for a beginner or someone looking for a small battery powered vibrator with some texturing. It’s not for size or power queens.
The Sweet Sensation and Silky Touch were provided in exchange for an honest unbiased review, courtesy of So Divine. Thank you for the opportunity to test an attractive new range of toys. Affiliate links are used in this post.
I have a fair few male followers on Twitter who have confessed that they do not use sex toys. I’m sure many guys out there think their hand is all they need to masturbate, but by having this blinkered outlook, they are merely denying themselves a tonne of pleasure. In this post, I’ll describe some of the adult industry products available for men, which will improve their solo play time and in addition can be used for couples play.
Firstly, the male masturbator. These can be as simple as a textured cock sleeve, or more sophisticated and modelled on an adult performer’s vagina and vulva. Fleshlight produce a range of these toys, in their Girls range. The life-like materials surround your penis and grip it tightly as you thrust, mimicking a real-life vagina. The bumps and ridges within the canal glide along the shaft giving the sensation of sex. To make the experience even better, you can pre-warm your masturbator.
A toy that could be used in conjunction with a masturbator, is a cock ring. Simple rings made from silicone can be found easily and are inexpensive. Some rings incorporate a vibrator to enhance their satisfaction. There are rings that surround the penis alone. Then there are others that are dual rings, with a second loop to wrap around the testes. For enhanced female pleasure during sexual intercourse, a cock ring that provides clitoral stimulation is a great way to treat your lady to some explosive satisfaction.
Going Deeper Underground
For some men, anal play can seem a daunting or just downright taboo prospect. But before you say, “won’t playing with my arse make me gay?” I’d like to point out that, if you are gay, firstly what does it matter? We live in an age where sexuality is more widely accepted, whatever your orientation or gender identity. If you’re heterosexual, then that’s fine, but playing with your butt won’t make you gay; you’re either homosexual or you aren’t! So for any men wanting to try bum-fun, well, you are thoroughly spoilt for choice.
Anal dildos range in all sorts of textures and sizes, and some are harness compatible making them suitable for pegging.
Butt plugs, likewise come in various forms. for beginners, I’d recommend TPR or silicone as they are more pliable. Glass is great for temperature play, but is firm (obviously).
Prostate massagers are the G-spot vibrator equivalent for men. Rock’s Off supply a range of prostate massagers, that receive good reviews, and are affordable. Some regular butt plugs won’t stimulate the prostate sufficiently (if at all) since they are not curved to reach the inner rectal wall where the prostate is sited. Prostate massagers have a bend to reach this highly sensitive erogenous zone.
For those interested in more futuristic gadgetry, the SenseMax VR Headset is an interesting concept for an engaging interactive experience. Otherwise, it’s back to Pornhub or xxxvideos.com which is perfectly fine too!
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I don’t have an itemised list of everything sex toy related I currently possess. Whilst browsing websites of some of my peers I came across their sex toy collections. Apart from ‘wow, they have an awesome stash of pleasure-giving goodies!’ it made me think I need to publish what I own, so that any companies I may want to approach in the future know what I’m into sex-toy wise. Moreover, I hope it will give some insights as to my ‘kinks.’
Here it is, a fully-compiled, neatly categorised list of everything I currently own:
A selection of anal toys that I currently have (or previously owned, in the case of the Basics Beaded Prober with Finger Loop).
To see the review for the Kinky Desires Hearts and Flowers jewelled plug shown in the main image, click here.
Affiliate links have been used in this post.
Adrien Lastic Triball Anal Beaded Butt Plug
I will start by saying that this is my first toy from the Spanish retailer. I like the bright blue colour which is different from the usual pink or otherwise girly colouring. It’s also a change from the black silicone that seems to be a ‘new wave’ in sex toy aesthetics. The box has a fresh and funky design, with a flip opening to reveal the toy behind its plastic window.
Being a smaller and tapered plug, it looks like it would be good for a beginner to anal play. I’m no beginner, though I’m not yet hardened enough to take on toys with more girth than about 4.5-5 inches in circumference. There are three ‘balls’ increasing in size. On insertion the first ball disappears easily, though the flexibility of the plug made it a bit tricky to slide into my anus. The second ball pops in without too much trouble. With a bit of encouragement, the final ball enters the dark side of my ‘moon.’
At this stage I was feeling like I was starting to feel more full back there, but there was room for more. Because of the thickness of the third ball, it does not slide in and out as easily as my Lovehoney BASICS anal beads. Hence there it not as much sensation during play with the Triball plug. It could do with the third ball being a bit narrower, and a couple more balls after the third one. It’s a shame I didn’t try this toy when I was a beginner to anal play, as I feel like I’ve already ‘out-grown’ it.
I was lucky enough to be selected to test this item in exchange for an honest review. It came packaged in a clear plastic sleeve, with the glossy insert providing the description of the toy’s intended use.
For first use, I thought it might be interesting to try it vaginally. As a dildo, it slid in nicely with a bit of lube. It made an interesting change from the rigid glass or plastic dildos I have become accustomed to. The beads gave some pleasant internal stimulation too.
For anal use, I did find it a bit tricky to insert initially, due to the flexible nature of the toy. I used a condom over it, to make cleaning easier and to prevent any lingering unpleasant odours. Even with cleaning, some toys can retain odour after anal use, particularly silicone ones. This toy may not have that issue, but it is my preference to use a condom over it.
The dildo is a nice length. Some more rigid plugs I find a bit short, but this one gave a feeling of pleasant fullness without being too overwhelming. The ribbed texture gives nice sensations as it is teased in and out of the anus.
I also used the dildo anally whilst using a glass dildo vaginally, for double penetration. The flexible nature means you can enjoy DP without any discomfort, and the flared base helps it stay in place.
Overall it’s a nice toy for novices to anal play, and some more experienced users may enjoy it also.
Lovehoney BASICS Beaded Anal Prober with Finger Loop
I bought this as I was curious to try anal play. The prober looked fairly good for beginners, and has a loop for easy handling. I thought the beaded texture would be more stimulating than straight sides.
In use, I found it inserted easily enough with some lube, and yes, it is solid, but I didn’t find it uncomfortable as a beginner. My issue was more that it slides back out too easily, so you constantly need to hold it. This makes solo play a bit trickier if you want to stimulate other areas at the same time.
I liked it enough to want to experiment with other anal toys, and it is made of skin-safe rubber. Get your BASICS Beaded Anal Prober from Lovehoney for only £9.99.
Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Plug Set
Of the glass plugs I own so far, these are probably my favourites due to their shape and size. The two plugs come boxed in the black and pink Tracey Cox packaging, nestled in a plastic tray which keeps them safe. Also included are two black velvet drawstring bags; useful for storing glass toys.
To warm up (literally) I started with the clear beaded glass plug. I had pre-heated it in warm water, as I am not a fan of cold glass. The beads felt very pleasant gliding in my anus, liberally lubed up to help the process. The plug is quite short, so it may not be long enough to stimulate all my erogenous spots back there. Teamed with my Tracey Cox wand for clitoral stimulation, I was able to achieve a lovely undulating orgasm, enhanced by the anal play. When lubed up, this plug does get quite awkward to hold without it sliding out of your grip. It also slides out of my butt quite easily too, so you can’t really use it hands-free.
I found the black glass prober with finger loop to be the main star of this box set, as it is curved so can reach more nerve endings which would make it good for both females (stimulating the back vaginal wall) and males (for prostate). This piece of glass was also pre-warmed and is so much easier to manipulate with the finger loop. Again teamed with clitoral stimulation, I was orbited into a state of bliss with this sleek black beauty.
A great set to use if you like anal play and are keen on trying glass for hot or cold sensations. It’s not intimidating size-wise so would also be good for those who are new to anal play, or new to anal play using rigid plugs.
The set is now discontinued at Lovehoney. They do supply the Icicles N0 54 glass prober for £29.99. This is similar in appearance to the Tracey Cox black prober.
Amethyst Glass Butt Plug
This is a stunning piece of glass. Do not be fooled by its apparent small size. It is a weighty butt plug, and the 4.75 inch circumference is definitely not for a newbie to anal play.
I have used a couple of small butt plugs and some basic anal beads, and the circumference on this plug definitely stretches me.
The beauty of this plug is that being glass, it is so easy to clean and does not retain any unpleasant smells unlike other materials. It comes with a nice little velvet drawstring pouch for safe storage.
The purple swirl in the glass makes it very attractive. It could even double as a juicer.
When used in conjunction with a dildo for vaginal penetration, it gives a very full feeling, and creates pressure on the back vaginal wall, for extra internal stimulation. The overall effect is a very pleasant orgasm! Get your Amethyst Glass plug from Lovehoney for only £19.99.
“I was sent the Doc Johnson Pretty Ends Irridescent Medium butt plug as a gift from @LuvbunnySL82. The blue metallic colour is extremely cool.
I’d previously used a beginner jewelled butt plug that was about finger size but it didn’t stay in very well. I was working my way up to a medium plug so I thought that trying this one instead would be perfect.
When I took it out the box, I was a little surprised at the size of it. It looked huge in comparison to my other medium-sized plug, but I was eager to try it.
At 5 inches in circumference, this plug is the largest I have tried so far. After a little bit of a warm up with my smaller plug, I thought I would give it a try. The material feels nice and is very smooth which helps it to slide into my bum nicely.
Going deeper underground
I use plenty of lube and slowly slide it in. It’s a tight fit and was slightly uncomfortable at first, but soon it started to feel great. It fills me up excellently and stays in place thanks to the perfectly sized neck and bulbous body.
Once fully inserted I could feel it hitting my prostate so I sat on the edge of my bed and began to work it against my p-spot. The feeling of my ass being full and the tip of the plug rubbing inside me was immense. It didn’t take at all long to make me orgasm.
With the plug inserted, the base feels extremely comfortable between my ass cheeks and gives you something to help pull it out once you have finished.
I would thoroughly recommend this plug to anyone who enjoys anal play. The plug itself is squashy though firm, but not too firm that it hurts. The quality is great, the colour is unusual and the size is filling. What more could I need in a butt plug?!”
Having tried glass butt plugs and enjoying their ability to be warmed, I was keen to try a metal plug. Like glass plugs, metal ones are also hygienic and easy-to-clean; qualities I like in my toys. I love a bit of ‘bling,’ so when I saw the cute Hearts n Flowers butt plugs at Kinky Desires, I simply had to get one!
The coloured gems on offer include purple, clear, magenta, turquoise and ruby. These plugs prove popular, as at the time of writing this review they are all sold out. When I purchased mine, the colour options were limited. I would have liked a purple one, but these were sold out so I went for turquoise instead. It is nevertheless stunning.
How deep is your love?
As for the plug itself, it is stainless steel and the dimensions on the website state
75cm (surely a typo, seeing as the other measurements are millimetres, mm!), measuring from pointed tip to heart base,
28mm presumably around the ‘stem’, and
33mm across the heart base.
I think it is more useful to know the circumference of the thickest part of the bulb. By my trusty tape measure, this reads out at 85mm, (3 3/8 inches for imperialists). This was reassuring for me, seeing as I have not played with many ‘hard-material’ plugs with a girth in excess of 4.5 – 5 inches.
The plug is nice and smooth with a mainly flawless finish. There are a couple of ‘dimples’ on one side of the bulb. The underside of the heart base has one or two little ‘bumps’ in the steel. The crystal gem has several ‘snowflake’- like imperfections around the periphery. These are all purely cosmetic, and have no impact whatsoever on the feel of the plug whilst in use.
Before using this plug, I warmed up with a smaller silicone plug to stretch my tight anal opening. When ready to use the Hearts n Flowers plug, I slathered it in water-based lube, gently easing it in. Entry was pretty comfortable, and once in, the narrow stem and flared heart base made sure it was not going to travel anywhere! Despite being smaller than my glass plugs, this little gem beauty felt reasonably filling, and made for a pretty view for my other half during sex.
Since it is not overly thick, and I am somewhat tight vaginally, my other half did not notice much difference to my tightness during our play together. I did find it enjoyable having both holes filled, though, so I would happily use it during sex, or for solo-play with a dildo or vibrator.
Kinky Desires were kind enough to include a 20%-off card with my plug, so I will be buying more from this retailer in the future…watch this space!
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