There is no doubting that sexuality and relationship-topics have certainly moved further and further into our “mainstream” way of life over the past few years . . . which is, of course, a wonderful thing!!! And as sexual awareness and our right as women to express our feelings and desires has (rightly) become more acceptable and more openly discussed, I find that one of the first subjects that usually comes up in conversation is about one’s collection of . . . “sextoys”.
And gone too are the days when “sextoys” meant . . . almost exclusively . . . a “vibrator”. Nowadays, we can all openly talk about such a wide variety of different toys, for different uses . . . and for different areas all over our bodies. But, it seems to me that most recently, the “sextoy” focus has moved from the front to . . . well, to round to the back, as it were . . . so much so that almost all of the toys I have been offered for reviews of late, have all been designed for one’s bottom.
Now, I have to tell you that my bottom is not my preferred point of entry. In fact I do have to be in a certain mood, a certain frame of mind, and in a nice calming and relaxed environment before I feel relaxed enough to fully indulge.
And it has taken me several weeks, and several occasions of opening, feeling, looking at . . . and then putting it back in the box . . . before I finally found the appropriate occasion to progress further.
So . . . if you are still with me . . . the “Flexi Plug Suction Cup Anal Toy”.
The packaging itself is lovely. A 4″ wide, 7.25″ tall and 3″ deep, glossly and strong cardboard box with one of those hanging slots extending from the top of the back of the box so that the item can be hung up easily on the presentation racks in your local store. But curiously (perhaps to protect the more modest amongst us as we browse the aisles) the conically shaped clear plastic window which “displays” the toy itself is on the “rear” of the box. I suppose that could be considered as appropriate really . . . LOL!!! . . . but it does mean that if you were actually browsing the aisles of your favourite Toy Shop, you would have to physically slide the box off the rack and turn it around to view the Plug itself. I’m sure the box has been designed that way on purpose . . . and anyway, you can see my photos here to see what you would see once you’ve turned the box around. And, of course, it’s what’s inside that counts isn’t it!
For me it’s often first impressions that shape my acceptance, or interest, in new things . . . the way they look, the way they feel. And on sliding the inner clear-plastic box out from it’s outer packaging I must confess I did feel a little disappointed. Not so much at the colour (it’s, thankfully, a much darker shade of blue than the photo on it’s link-page on the Amazon web-site which is a ghastly neon-blue) but more with the way it felt as I lifted it out of it’s plastic cradle. The actual product description is “FLEXIBLE SOFT JELLY, body-safe and latex-free”, but it felt a little sticky and plasticky to me. I suppose that’s just because I personally prefer the feel of my silicon toys . . . but I quickly reminded myself that I would be applying a condom, and lots of lube anyway, so . . .
The Plug itself is certainly flexible, bendy and pliable, and soft-ish yet reasonably firm in it’s erection. It tapers smoothly down for 1.5″ from it’s tip (approx 1/4″ in diameter at the top) to approx 3/4″ diameter before it reaches the first of it’s two beads where it swells to approx 1″ diameter before tapering in ever-so-slightly and then swelling to it’s second bead of 1.25″ diameter. This larger bead is about the same measurement (1.25″) in depth before tapering in again slightly to it’s short stem of 3/4″ diameter which joins it to the suction-cup base. This base has a diameter of 2.25″ and is actually wonderfully strong in the way it grips almost any flat surface you gently push it onto. It easily sucks itself and sticks to my wooden desk, wardrobe door, glass-topped dressing table . . . and the tiles of my shower (more in a minute!).
As I continued to bend and wobble the plug, and walk around sticking it to every flat surface I could, I began to warm to my Flexi Plug . . . and to it’s play possibilities.
The overall, insertable length, is 4″ so quite modest compared to some of the plugs I’ve been sent in the past . . . so for that reason I could certainly recommend it if you are just beginning to explore anal playtime.
So, how about that playtime?
Well, although I was so immediately taken with the idea of the suction-cup application, I found that in practice it actually wasn’t the easiest of toys for me to indulge in solo play. I was quite excited to rush into the bathroom and push it onto the tiled wall of my shower. But trying to reverse onto it was difficult to manage, the actual “flexibility” of the plug seemed to work against me and made positioning, placing and inserting . . . well, just awkward. And as the running water, and rising steam (I do, of course, like it “hot”) combined with my giggles of frustration and poor balance, I had to give up on my fantasy of “a good shower plugging!”. And even more giggles followed in trying to pull it off the tiles . . . it wanted to move up and down and slide from side to side, but didn’t want to come off. So plus points for Strong Suction!!!
However, although solo-shower-play was a failure, I am happy to report that dual-play with Hubby was much more successful!!!
That gentle-taper . . . and comfortable length . . . has since provided us (both, if you know what I mean), with some enjoyable stimulating playtime fun. The suction-cup doesn’t stick so easily to the palm of one’s hand, but we found that pushing the plug in gently and slowly by hand is much nicer as the flexible bendiness is easier to control. And that wide tapered base keeps it safely in place, with no danger of it going further than it should!
So after my initial disappointments, my Flexi Plug has actually turned out to be quite fun . . . and I’m sure I will be reaching for it again, perhaps I may even try my shower-fantasy again as well!
The Flexi Plug is manufactured by Pink B.O.B, a company from New Hampshire in America. I’ve not heard of them before, and from their website they seem to have a reasonably small product range, but they do mention on the “About Us” pages that “Women play a large role” in their company, so that is always nice to hear! The Flexi-Plug didn’t include any specific product information, but did come with a small mini-leaflet noting “5 Steps to Have The Best Orgasm Ever” and “5 Kinkiest Sex Positions”, though curiously none of them seem to feature, or require, the Flexi Plug!
I don’t know anything about costings, or product availability for customers from the UK, but if you are one of my readers from the USA then I am sure they would love to hear from you and answer any questions about their products, materials and manufacturing process. And of course there is a direct buy-link from Amazon in my summary panel below:
Modesty Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Strong suction-cup base and flexible soft but firm beaded stem.
Cons: I’m not a great fan of the “Jelly” material which looks and feels a little sticky and plasticky.
Material: See Cons.
Measurements: Overall Insertable Length 4 inches; Diameter 1.25 inches at it’s widest stem point, 2.25 inches Diameter for the Suction-Cup Base.
Noise: Silent, except for the gasps during insertion!!!
Colour: Dark Blue (thankfully not the neon blue of the Amazon page picture).
Lubrication: No specific instructions, but I used water-based (lots of it !!!)
Does not include: Latex-free and “body-safe”.
Batteries: Not required.
After-care: No specific instructions, but I would certainly wash with hot soapy water after use.
Supplier Product Link: Flexi Plug Suction Cup Anal Toy
Additional Links: Pink B.O.B
The Flexi Plug Suction Cup Anal Toy was sent to me, free-of-charge, for an honest and un-biased review.
The Modesty Rider:
I realise, of course, that there are already thousands of long-established Sex Toy Reviewers and Review sites . . . most of whom will be far more adept at explaining all the technical details and specifications of things. But for me, sexy clothes and lingerie, sexy toys . . . and even sexy books . . . are all about adding a little fun and excitement to things. So that is how I tend to approach my reviews and videos!!! Just to explain “how it was for me” in a fun, and light-hearted, way without taking things too seriously! Chances are that if something makes me giggle and tingle and feel good, it will score higher on my Modesty Rating.