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.
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.
The Adrien Lastic Triball beaded plug is currently sold for £14.99 at Lovehoney.
Booty Buddy Silicone Butt Plug
The Booty Buddy was procured in a two for £15 deal on butt plugs. It was packaged in the standard Lovehoney white and orange box, with a leaflet giving information about how to use it.
On first inspection, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d been short-changed… Compared with other plugs, this one appears tiny, and almost looks like it’s been snapped in half!
When inserted, however, it gives a nice satisfying fill and curves to reach places other plugs may not reach. The external bar gives some nice perineal attention too.
The bulb rubs against my vaginal back wall from the other side in a pleasing way. It was really stimulating when used with a dildo in my vagina.
So, don’t be put off by its small size… it is effective with what it has!
Doc Johnson Crystal Jellies Ribbed Anal Starter Dildo
Avoid this, and see my new post on sex toy safety.
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 beginner 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.
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 £19.99.
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 unfortunately now discontinued at Lovehoney.