I’ve always been intrigued and fascinated by butt plugs . . . sometimes just from the point of view of liking how they look and feel . . . and by “feel”, I mean to hold in one’s hand, not necessarily to “feel” inside one’s bottom.
It’s not something I always desire . . . and certainly not something I can immediately plunge straight into . . . because, for actual insertion and play, I do have to be absolutely in the right mood. But although I do have my favourite anal toys . . . and my favourite anal situations . . . I do still like to try something new occasionally. And, normally, to try those new toys several times over a period of time. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try the Button Butt Plug Silicone Anal Vibrator from the wonderful ladies at Sh! recently.
I’ve had my Button Plug for several weeks now and am happy to say that, after some initial doubts as to whether I would enjoy playing with it more than once, I’m now actually finding it rather a lot of fun!!!
But, first things first . . .
As always with Sh!, the packaging is simple and subtle and nicely packaged in a white laminated cardboard box with the purple Sh! logo stylishly printed on the lid. Now I know lots of people prefer their toys to always be black, but I often like mine to be different colours, so wasn’t surprised, or disappointed, on lifting the lid to discover that their Button Butt Plug is in the Sh! signature purple as well.
Sweetly nestled on a bed of black satiny fabric, my first impression of the Button was that it looked rather like a large baby’s dummy. But as soon as I lifted it out of the box my thoughts immediately turned to it’s real purpose . . . as I just loved the feel of the smooth, silky, silicone which it is made of.
The button, or “plug”, of the toy is almost perfectly round . . . 33mm diameter in fact and attached to the base of the plug by a short neck of approximately half an inch . . . which I suppose you could say makes the insertable length just under one and a half inches. So those rather “modest” dimensions . . . if you will excuse the pun . . . make this an ideal plug if you are a “beginner” or reasonably new to anal play. (Sh! describe the Button as a “small silicone vibrating butt plug”).
The neck then spreads to the rather spherical-shaped base, which at two and a half inches wide, makes for a perfect stopper . . . cupping as it does between one’s cheeks and safely holding everything in place**.
The vibrating element of the Button Butt Plug is achieved with a firm plastic bullet which is inserted into the shaft of the plug. This bullet is 55mm in length and 17mm in diameter and is powered by three cylindrical LR44 batteries which are supplied with, and already inserted into the bullet. You will have to unscrew the top, which extends by about 15mm from the base, and remove a paper cap which breaks the contact. I must admit that I found this rather fiddly to manage at first as it is so firmly embedded within the silicone body. And once I did finally manage to get the vibrations to start I was a little under-whelmed. The vibrations are single-speed, and not particularly strong, and I found the push switch to turn on and off, didn’t always seem to respond . . . and in fact occasionally during use it seemed to turn itself off until I twisted the top to get it back on again, which was distracting or annoying in varying degrees in that first, initial, play session. But perhaps it is just a case of the connectors on my particular button were not quite correctly aligned.
And, of course, as it is completely removable, the button can be easily used for clittoral or nipple stimulation as well . . . though again the buzzing is not quite strong enough for me to enjoy in that way. But to be honest, I always find “inside” vibrations down there more of a distraction and annoyance anyway, even with much more powerful vibrations than this Button Plug achieves. So I quickly disregarded that aspect for playtime with this particular toy. But that is just me and, as we are all different, I’m sure for some of you, the mild and consistent buzzing from this bullet, will be particularly arousing wherever it is used.
As with all anal toys you will need to apply a liberal coating of (water-based in this instance) lubricant. The thoughtful ladies at Sh! have included a nice sachet of their own “Pure” brand lube with the box, just for that very purpose. As well as coating the plug itself, I also always pre-finger lube myself . . . or have my partner “help” me with that with their own fingers . . . before gently inserting anything into my bottom.
And . . . provided I’m in that right mood that I earlier mentioned . . . and despite not having a longer, more tapered point like some of my other anal plugs, this button is surprisingly easy to slip in. Of course, it’s only common sense to be slow and gentle (for both insertion and removal), but oohh, it does then feel quite lovely . . . and quite “full-filling” if you know what I mean.
Especially, for me at least, for double-penetration play . . . whether with one’s lover, or a vaginal toy . . . because the Buttons size and unobtrusive shape means it doesn’t get in the way, even during a quite active play session. And that is why . . . as I mentioned earlier . . . that I have been finding it a lot of fun and I’m sure it will be one of my favourite toys for whenever I’m in “that” sort of mood in the future.
The Button Butt Plug Silicone Anal Vibrator:
Modesty Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Firm but delightfully smooth and rounded silky silicone button. Easy to insert and nice anchor-style base for safe play-time fun.
Cons: The removable bullet has quite low vibrations and I had problems turning on and off.
Material: Non-porous silicone and ABS Plastic. 100% body safe and free of phthalates and latex.
Measurements: Button diameter 33mm at it’s widest point; Insertable Length 38mm; Base/Handle/Stopper width 66mm (about 2.5 inches): Bullet Length 55mm; Bullet diameter 17mm.
Vibration Intensity: Low, single-speed only
Colour: Sh! Purple
Batteries: Three LR44 (included)
Lube: Water-based lubes only (sachet of Sh! Pure) is included.
Before and After-care: Obviously always wash with mild soapy water after, and before, use (I use anti-bacterial wipes as well!), or a silicone-friendly toy cleaner. Rinse and dry before popping back into it’s box.
Supplier Product Link: Sh! Small Silicone Vibrating Butt Plug
Supplier Discount: Simply enter “ModestyButton” into the Discount Coupon Code box at checkout for a 10% discount.
The Modesty Video Review: To possibly follow if you are interested, just let me know!!!
Additional links: Sh! at Twitter . . . and I also really do recommend you browse the “Advice” pages at the Sh! Website for some excellent links and Q&A postings, and the “Our Story” pages for the wonderfully empowering and inspiring history of Sh!
The Button Butt Plug Silicone Anal Vibrator 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.
(**Please do check my retrospective “A Cautionary Tale Update” addition to one of my very first bottom-approach reviews from 2014, for an important point about “safety”).