Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug Review

Back in September, 2013, I reviewed the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, which I adored. The only issue I had with this butt plug was that the Bunny Tail is made of real fur, fox fur to be exact. This is not a problem with the product at all and I knew beforehand the tail was real fur. It’s simply my vegetarianism and apparently expanding issues with how humans use animals.

Considering how crazy I was for the Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Crystal Delights had released a new line of Crystal Minx Tail Plugs made with FAUX FUR. Of course, I had to publish a Spotlight on the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Faux Tail Plugs immediately. I bet you can guess how thrilled I was when Crystal Delights offered me my number one design choice, the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug for review.

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug

Crystal Delights is my absolute favorite manufacturer of glass sex toys for so many reasons. They are a small, artisan company based in New Hampshire. All of their products are handmade in the U.S. (with the exception of the Swarovski Crystal elements, which are created by the Swarovski company in Wattens, Austria). They use only the highest quality borosilicate glass for their butt plugs and dildos.

In addition, Aside from consistently releasing new and exciting designs, Crystal Delights will also make custom pieces if you would like a larger plug than is offered on their website. I’ve had the opportunity to meet the owner of the company and she is awesome.

As I mentioned above, Crystal Delights fashions their butt plugs out of borosilicate glass, which has certain properties that make it a great choice for sex toys. If you’ve ever used a Pyrex measuring cup, mixing bowl, or baking dish, you have used borosilicate glass. It is formulated to withstand extreme temperatures and is stronger than glass used to produce a typical jar or water glass.

When most glassware breaks, it shatters and little tiny bits of glass go everywhere. No matter how well you clean up the mess, you will inevitably end up stepping on a piece of glass months down the road. Borosilicate glass is designed to avoid this entirely. In addition to breaking far less easily than other forms of glass, if it does break, borosilicate glass does not shatter but fractures into large chunks of glass.

Though I own a number of them, I have never broken a glass sex toy. I’m sure I could if I really put my mind to it, but I have dropped some of them multiple times (accidentally) without any damage. That being said, it’s a good idea to double-check all glass sex toys prior to use to ensure there are no nicks or cracks.

Aside from the strengths of borosilicate glass (both literal and figurative), glass is also non-porous, hypoallergenic, and body-safe. The lack of pores means there is no place for nasty little bacteria or viruses to hide, as long as you thoroughly clean your Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Faux Tail Plug.

Unlike the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Faux Tail Plug is not magnetic and the tail portion is not removable. While the glass butt plug itself is very easy to wash and can even be disinfected, because the faux fur tail is firmly attached, it becomes a bit trickier. Putting the tail aside for a moment, you can simply wash the Crystal Delights Glass Butt Plug with warm water and mild soap (not antibacterial) or wipe it down with a sex toy cleaner.

To disinfect the butt plug, either because you want to share it with someone or just because it’s a good idea to disinfect toys you stick up your butt, you can use a 10% bleach solution. Bringing the faux fur tail back into play, you really don’t want go spraying bleach all over the place and risk damaging it. Crystal Delights suggests spritzing a soft towel with the bleach solution or dampening it with rubbing alcohol or peroxide and wiping the plug down.

Another advantage to constructing sex toys with glass is that you can use any kind of lubricant, unlike some materials such as silicone. However, as it is very possible lube may end up on your tail, I would stick with water-based lubricant.

I realize the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug is made with….well, faux fur, but silicone-based lube is not easy to remove. You probably don’t want a product that can stain clothing and sheets getting on your Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail.

Speaking of tails, the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Faux Tail Plug is available in seven different styles, including Red Fox, Grey Wolf, and my favorite, Snow Leopard. Keep in mind that all Crystal Delight products are individually handmade, so your Crystal Minx Faux Tail Plug may not look exactly like or have precisely the same measurements as described on the website, but it will be close.

 

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug, Closeup

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug, Backside

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug, Both Sides

My Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug has a total length of approximately 21.25″. The Snow Leopard Faux Fur Tail takes up 17.75″ of this length and is about 2.5-3″ wide. It’s a bit tough to measure because it’s so lush. The glass butt plug is about 3.5″ long, with 2.5-2.75″ being insertable, and 1.4″ in diameter.

You can see the dimensions of my glass butt plug are slightly different than those described on the Crystal Delights website, but are very similar. Though they do make colored butt plugs and dildos, the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Faux Tail Plug is clear glass. As you know (if you read my Spotlight), I wanted to test the Snow Leopard Faux Fur Plug, so I was an extremely happy sex toy reviewer when I actually got to do so.

The Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug shown on the website is a bit more understated than mine. Not that my tail is loud, but its spots stand out more and are far less faint than the example on the site. I love it. I have never actually seen a real live snow leopard tail, primarily because I have never seen a real live snow leopard. So all I can say is that on my tail the subtle, darkish leopard spots stand out from the slightly paler background fur in a very attractive and leopardy way.

As I am unable to compare my faux fur tale to the real thing due to some silly idea that a real live snow leopard might try and eat me if I attempt to pet its tail (and the fact that snow leopards are endangered and not commonly found), I cannot make a true comparison. I can live with that. I’m obviously not trying for reality here.

The Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail is delightfully soft, silky, and sumptuous. As with real fur, it feels totally different if you pet with the grain as opposed to against it (so to speak). The sensation of the Snow Leopard Faux Fur Tail against my skin is utterly luxurious. Unlike the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug which snuggles right up against my body, this tail hangs down and glides along my legs in a very sensual fashion.

Though I am really not into serious Pet Play, I definitely enjoy anal play. I prefer the sensation of being filled rather than the feeling of continuous thrusting. One way to switch things up, increase awareness, and pleasure is by adding new stimuli, such as a fluffy, lush, and luscious tail swishing across your backside.

The touch of the tail against my butt and the back of my legs creates a unique sensitivity that subtly shifts the atmosphere along with my perceptions. It puts me into a particular headspace that doesn’t happen any other way, and that is YUMMY.

Just so you know, wearing the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug under clothing is not a good idea. Aside from it being totally obvious you’ve got a tail hanging out of your skirt (which would look super silly because snow leopards don’t wear skirts), the pressure of the clothing could crush and damage the faux fur.

For this reason, I am not terribly comfortable sitting around in this butt plug, but it’s an issue of mental discomfort rather than physical. I’m too concerned about harming the faux fur tail permanently to relax for long in a seated position. My mind is more at ease when standing or laying on my stomach.

This plug’s shape is similar to my other Crystal Delights Butt Plugs and works just as well for my body. It slides into my bottom easily and requires only a small amount of water-based lube due to the slick nature of its glass. Though the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug is comfortable enough for long-term wear, it’s not a plug I would wear during many activities, such as working, for example. It’s just not worth the risk of permanently crushing the faux fur. However, spending time on your feet or knees allows for longer periods of use.

 

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug, Length

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug, Glass Butt Plug

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug, Glass Butt Plug Size

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug, Taill Connecting to Plug

There are numerous butt plugs on the market in a multitude of shapes. Due to my considerable experience sticking sex toys up my butt, I am confident in my ability to guess whether or not a specific plug will be successful for me based on its shape and measurements. However, I don’t claim 100% accuracy. Every now and then a product slips through that is relatively disastrous.

Point being, the Crystal Delights glass butt plugs that I own are designed well and their shape should work for most people. Notice I said most, not all. I have yet to find any sex toy that works for everyone. I am also specifying the Crystal Delights Plugs in my collection. They do make a few other designs and shapes that I have yet to test, such as the RoseBud Delight Anal Plug (which comes with FREE handmade New Hampshire chocolates if ordered by Valentine’s Day).

I knew ahead of time that the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug doesn’t come in a pouch like my other two plugs, the Crystal Delights Crystal Kiss and the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug. However, I had no idea the shipping box would be GINORMOUS. I receive a lot of packages via USPS, but had never run across this 25.5″ long and 6″ wide triangular box that looks like it could hold a lightsaber (turned on, obviously).

The box is so big because the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Faux Tail Plug ships all stretched out at its full length. I guess I assumed the Crystal Minx Faux Snow Leopard Tail Plug would be curled up around itself for shipping purposes. Nope. It arrives wrapped in a cylinder of tissue paper for protection, sealed with the official Crystal Delights sticker.

Within the tissue is the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug in all its glory, laid out so as not to get smushed or kinked up. The Crystal Delights Care & Use page (standard 8.5″ x 11″) is wrapped around the actual tail, while the glass butt plug is protected by a black foam cylinder. This protective foam slips on and off easily and is sturdy enough to use for ongoing storage.

Looped around the glass plug is a Crystal Delights certification card. It assures you that this is an authentic Crystal Delights piece, as well as displaying the handwritten date and initials of when and by whom it was inspected. It’s a nice touch.

I’ve got to admit storage is tricky. Even though this Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Tail Plug is made with faux fur as opposed to real fur, Crystal Delights very clearly advises not storing it in any way that folds or crushes the tail. This can flatten the fibers permanently and ruin the tail’s gorgeous lushness.

I still haven’t sorted out long-term storage for my Faux Tail Plug. Of course, if I had a good storage solution for my sex toy collection I wouldn’t be literally tripping over dildos and vibrators in my living room.

For now, I am keeping my snow leopard alter ego laying across completely useless gloves and scarves (ridiculous summer weather in January) with the glass butt plug tucked inside the foam cylinder in one of my wardrobe’s drawers. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s better than draping the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug over the arm of the couch.

I love, love, love the included Crystal Delights Care & Usage sheet. It provides clear and specific directions on how to care for and clean the glass butt plug and keep the faux fur tail in tip top shape. I greatly appreciate that Crystal Delights advises against putting your glass sex toys in the microwave or freezer.

I always cringe whenever I see packaging promoting these as good ideas. This is an excellent example of an effective and efficient “users manual”. It doesn’t have to be fancy to tell you what you need to know.

 

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug Packaging, Shipping Box

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug Packaging, Tissue Wrapping

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug Packaging, Under Tissue

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug Packaging, Foam Protection

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug Packaging, with Foam Protection & Card

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug Pros:
• Soft and silky FAUX fur
• Well-shaped, comfortable glass butt plug
• High-quality borosilicate glass
• Excellent craftsmanship
• Beautiful snow leopard design
• Great Care & Use sheet

Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug Cons:
• Tricky cleaning
• Challenging storage

As has been my previous experience with Crystal Delights Butt Plugs, I am hard-pressed to find much wrong with the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug. I wouldn’t necessarily call the storage issue a downside. I just want to be sure it is clearly understood that smushing the tail up into a ball and tossing the whole thing in a cupboard where it will get crushed up against other sex toys is a very bad idea.

Cleaning the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug would be far easier and less stressful if the tail was magnetic. This is actually a two part issue. First, you’ve got to worry about getting lube and bodily fluids on the faux fur.

Then, you’ve got to deal with getting said fluids off the tail without getting the faux fur wet. It’s doable, but it requires patience and a bit of extra cleaning time. We all know that I am lazily thorough when it comes to cleaning my sex toys. I don’t cut corners on the necessary steps to ensure they are safe and hygienic, but I do prefer the process to be as simple and quick as possible.

Crystal Delights has produced an excellent anal toy yet again. They continue to create fun, new designs without decreasing any aspect of their workmanship. They also seriously consider their clientele’s wants and needs, which is clearly demonstrated by the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Faux Tail Plug line.

I couldn’t be happier they have added a vegan product to their Crystal Minx lineup, nor could I be more pleased with the quality of my Snow Leopard Faux Fur Tail. I am a long time consumer of faux fur products so I can confidently report they have not skimped on the excellence of the Snow Leopard Faux Fur.

Bottom line: The Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Snow Leopard Faux Tail Plug is a comfortable, soft and silky, beautiful butt plug that allows you to indulge your inner wild animal. Even with the extra careful cleaning and challenging storage, it is well worth the investment.

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Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug Review

Did you know that October is Stick Stuff Up Your Butt Month? I may be kinda making that up, but Monday was October 21, and the third official National Fisting Day, a “holiday” created by feminist pornographers.

In honor of Fisting Day and sticking stuff up your butt, Tantus is offering 25% off ALL of their Butt Toys. All you need to do is enter code: WHATWHAT at checkout. To celebrate this great WHATWHAT butt toy offer, Tantus was kind enough to send me the most beautiful Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug for review.

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug

Like its sibling, the Tantus Rocket Dildo, the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug comes from the unique line of Tantus Space Toys, which consists of four sex toys, the Asteroid, the Rocket, the Comet, and the Meteorite.

Though the shapes of the toys in the Space Toy line are actually not new, all four are handmade with three different colored sections, like Neapolitan Ice Cream. Did you ever try that freeze dried Astronaut Neapolitan Ice Cream you could get at the Smithsonian Museum? AWFUL, but I did like the real ice cream as a kid. Except for the chocolate, which I always left behind.

Instead of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate colors, the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug is hot pink, bright orange, and lime green. I have one word for gorgeousness of this butt plug, AWESOME. Admittedly, the reason I wanted to review the Asteroid was way more about its color scheme than its shape. Until I discovered the shape should not be overlooked.

As I mentioned above, the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug and its brethren are based on shapes that already exist in the Tantus arsenal. The Asteroid is the Cody Butt Plug in disguise. It has the same shape and dimensions as Cody, so if you’d like to try out the Asteroid Butt Plug but for some crazy reason feel it’s too flashy, you can always get Cody in black. I’ll be slightly disappointed in you, but I’ll get over it. Eventually.

With an insertable length of 4.5″ and a diameter of 1.75″, the Tantus Asteroid is not a butt plug for beginners. It is definitely something to work up to if you are new to anal play. If this is the, case and you are looking for a starter butt plug, I suggest the Tantus Little Flirt, which is only .8″ in diameter, or the Tantus Slim, which is 1″ in diameter. Better yet, go with the Tantus Meteorite, which is the same as the Slim (black = boring), but in the pretty colors of my Asteroid.

As it clearly states on the Tantus Asteroid’s product page, the Space Toy line is handmade, so the one you receive may not match the image on the site. The color placement on my Asteroid Butt Plug is slightly different than on the one in the Tantus images.

On my Asteroid, the pink of the base turns to orange much higher up on the butt plug (on the stem), rather than sticking to just the base. The orange to lime green fade also happens higher up on the body of the plug, right in the middle of the second curve from the top. I think it is so cool that not all the Asteroid Butt Plugs are identical. The more unique and special the sex toy, the better.

Tantus Space Toys

There are many great things about Tantus sex toys and it’s no secret I’m a big fan. Tantus makes all of their toys with a proprietary blend of Platinum Silicone, called Ultra-Premium Platinum Silicone, which is of very high quality. This pure silicone is latex and phthalate-free, body-safe, and hypoallergenic. While anything is possible, I have yet to hear of anyone having a reaction to silicone of this quality, so if your body is hyper-sensitive, Tantus toys are an excellent choice.

Tantus designs and produces all of their products in the U.S., which means they provide jobs to people living here. I’m not going to get on my soapbox about outsourcing, but I consider this to be a good thing. Speaking of their designs, Tantus is a company that does a significant amount of product testing before making the decision to produce and market a new sex toy. This means that real people try early prototypes and provide feedback that allows Tantus to make adjustments before going to market with their products. You may find this shocking, but not all sex toy manufacturers do this.

In addition, if you are less experienced with sex toys, Tantus has a great Sex Ed page with some very good articles that are absolutely worth checking out. If you still believe it is ok to shove jelly sex toys into your body (Yes, Beanpole Fiddler, I am looking at you.), the article, Metis Black on Toxic Toys: Beyond Phthalates, is a must read. If you’ve got questions about lubricant, especially silicone-based, check out Got Lube? (part 1) and Got Lube? (part 2).

As Tantus silicone is high-caliber, you can use it with high quality, pure silicone-based lubricants, such as Pjur. If you’re not sure whether or not your silicone-based lube will work with the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, either do a spot check on the underside of its base, or stick to water-based lubricants.

Be aware that the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug is very draggy, as is common with many silicone sex toys. You will want to be very liberal in your use of lubricant, regardless of what type you are using. In general, you do not want to skimp on lube when you are inserting toys into your body, but this is especially true of anal play.

Silicone is practically non-porous, which means it does not absorb bacteria and can be cleaned in a variety of ways. Warm water and mild soap is always doable, as is a sex toy cleaner. Since the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug has no moving parts, it is waterproof, which means you can also pop it into the top drawer of your dishwasher and run it through the cycle, sans soap.

Additionally, the Asteroid can be sterilized with a 10% bleach solution or by being boiled for 3-5 minutes. Sterilizing your Tantus Asteroid will allow you to share it with partners (once sterilized, obviously) or use it both vaginally and anally, if you so desire.

I think I have already raved a fair amount about how much I adore the colorful beauty of the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, but in case I haven’t done so sufficiently…rave, rave, rave. Now it’s probably important to discuss the actual use of it, I suppose.

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, Size

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, Base

As I mentioned above, the dragginess of the Asteroid’s silicone necessitates a good amount of lube. However, I find that once it is lubed up and in place, I don’t need to constantly reapply. This could be because I’m usually not doing a lot of thrusting with the plug. I’m more of a pop it into place and enjoy the feeling of fullness kind of girl. Though I also think the Asteroid just doesn’t eat lube like some silicone toys.

The size and shape of the Tantus Asteroid lend themselves to that delicious sensation of being filled. The rounded, yet pointy, tip allows for smooth insertion (lube, lube, and more lube), while the curviness of the two bulges creates a comfortable transition as the plug widens. The stem of the Asteroid narrows enough between the bottom of the second bulge and the top of its base to provide sufficient space for my anal muscles to grip and hold.

In general, I have had good luck with Tantus butt plugs. They stay inside of me, which might seem totally obvious and like it’s no big deal. “Aren’t butt plugs supposed to stay inside of you? Isn’t that standard?”, you might query. Yes. Yes, they are. Yet you would be surprised to discover how many don’t. SO many butt plugs just slip right out during play…or breathing. Happily, the Tantus Asteroid does not. The large, round base keeps it well-secured inside my butt, even during vaginal penetration, which can be a tricky time for an anal toy.

Due to this large, round base, the Tantus Asteroid is not a butt plug I am going to wear out and about underneath my clothes, or even around the house doing chores. (Will someone PLEASE come over and do the vacuuming??) For me, the base is just too bulky to be comfortable running errands or lazing on the couch. Though it is superb for anchoring the Asteroid inside of my body during anal play, it doesn’t do well under clothing.

If you’re curious, my favorite long wearing butt plugs are the njoy Pure Plug and the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug. Though it is very texturey, the Tantus Twist does a good job as well.

As for downsides, I must mention the one annoying aspect I have found with all of my Tantus sex toys, perhaps with the exception of the Tantus Twist Butt Plug (which has a different, unusually smooth and silky surface).

The Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug is a lint magnet. It’s actually not quite as bad as some of my other Tantus toys, but if I leave it drying on the counter, dust, hair, and anything else floating in the air will be irresistibly drawn to it. If I dry it with a towel, that’s even worse. Lint city. To be fair, most of my high quality silicone sex toys have this issue.

Oh! I just had an idea. I need one of those special, lint-free, microfiber cloths that is meant to be used on LCD and plasma screens. Maybe that would help my Tantus toys…

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, Midsection Bulge

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, Tip

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug and Tantus Rocket Dildo

The pointy, curvy shape of the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug is not something I had in my butt toy collection, but it is a welcome addition. The tip encourages easy insertion, while the gradually widening body of the plug allows my anal muscles to slowly warm up to the increasing size.

The base is definitely large enough to keep the plug from disappearing inside my anus, but also large enough to keep the Tantus Asteroid from being a wear around house or running errands butt plug. As I have a number of butt plugs in My Toy Box, it’s not necessary for the Asteroid to meet my every need. However, most people don’t own over a dozen anal toys, so think about what you want in a butt plug before purchasing.

The diameter of the Tantus Asteroid keeps it from being an ideal first butt plug. If you are an experienced anal player, by all means, the Asteroid is an excellent choice. If you are a newbie, consider the suggestions I made earlier in this review before moving on to the Asteroid. However, once you are practiced and ready, GO FOR IT.

On the off chance you don’t follow me on Twitter and hang on my every tweet (even though I know you do, or you will once you click on that Twitter icon on the left hand side of the page), I absolutely have to link you to the most awesome image in existence of the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug. This is not photoshopped, friends. This is the plain old image I was able to grab on the standard camera on my phone. It happened to be sitting on the edge of my table in a rare ray of sunlight. Do you see how it glows??

As with my most recent Tantus review item (Yes, I’m aware it was just two weeks ago. Get off me.), the Tantus Max O2 Dildo, the Asteroid Butt Plug was set aside as a product sample. For this reason, it did not arrive in the typical Tantus clear plastic box, but rather free and loose, wrapped in paper for protection. However, when you purchase your Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, it will come in the same packaging as my other Tantus sex toys, such as the Tantus Cush O2 Dildo.

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug Pros:
• Gorgeous colors
• Awesome Ultra-Premium Silicone
• Great shape
• Good size (for me)
• Large base
• Remains inside my body during play
• Can be used with high quality silicone-based lube
• Waterproof
• Terrific company
• Made in the U.S.

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug Cons:
• Lint, lint, and more lint

As always, Tantus sex toys make me happy, but the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug makes me feel particularly joyful. Its colors are so cheerful. It’s like a brightly colored butterfly (currently) sitting on my table. With such a beautiful, kaleidoscopic butt plug like the Asteroid on the loose, how can you not want to stick something up your butt?

After you watch the hilarious video below of South Park’s very own Butters, signing “What What in the Butt” (you’re welcome), you must head over to Tantus and grab a Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug for yourself. Remember, for the rest of October, Tantus is offering 25% off ALL their Anal Toys. Just be sure to use code: WHATWHAT at checkout. This sale expires October 31, so hurry up! But watch the video first.

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Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Review

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to attend the AVN Adult Novelty Expo in Pasadena, CA. Not only did I have the opportunity to come into contact with a lot of new products, I met some really great people. Among them was Shellie, proprietress of Crystal Delights (proprietress, heh). At the show, I was able to check out Shellie’s stash of products, live and in person. It’s so very different from looking at something online, especially when it comes to shiny and sparkly things like glass and crystals.

If you haven’t heard of them, Crystal Delights makes amazing glass sex toys. Granted, there are a lot of glass toys out there, but very few of them can compare in quality and creativity. In fact, the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Tail was the winner of the 2013 XBiz Award for “Best Non-Powered Pleasure Product” & 2012 AVN Award for “Best Fetish Product” of the Year.

When Shellie offered to send me the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug for review, I jumped on it without a second thought. As I was waiting for it to arrive, I started wondering just exactly what a Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug might entail. For the most part, the name is self-explanatory. It’s a butt plug, from the Crystal Minx line, and it has a magnetic bunny tail. Makes sense, but where did Hello Kitty fit in? I have loved Hello Kitty since I was a little kid, and never even noticed until someone pointed out to me that Hello Kitty has no mouth, which just goes to show you how observant I am. *eye roll* Needless to say, I was super excited about the arrival of my package.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug

It turns out that the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is basically the traditional (Don’t you love my use of the word “traditional” when discussing bunny tail butt plugs?) Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug with a gorgeous Swarovski-infused, magnetic Hello Kitty face. Are you confused? As Ricky Ricardo would say, let me ‘splain.

The Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is a small-medium size butt plug made of clear borosillicate glass. If you’re familiar with the original Crystal Delights Butt Plugs, you know they have Swarovski crystal elements embedded in their base. In 2012, the Crystal Minx was released and instead of being stuck with crappy latex butt plugs for Pet Play, people finally had the option of high-quality glass plug with luscious tails. Crystal Delights then expanded the Crystal Minx line by adding the original Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug, which has the bunny tail permanently attached to the butt plug.

As I have mentioned many times, I prefer sex toys I can easily clean and manage. I thought that might be an issue for me with the Crystal Minx line because I can get a bit sloppy with the lube during play and water when cleaning up. So, when Crystal Delights introduced the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, I was intrigued.

All Crystal Delights sex toys are made from borosillicate glass, also known as Pyrex, a kind of glass used in baking dishes. Borosillicate glass is made to withstand greater temperature extremes than glass commonly used to make water or wine glasses. In addition, if borosillicate glass breaks, it does so in large chunks rather than shattering all over the place like those water and wine glasses that are impossible to totally clean up. I mention breakage, not to freak anyone out, but to explain the differences between borosillicate and standard glass. I have a good number of glass sex toys and have never had one break or chip, regardless of the fact that I have dropped a few of them. That being said, it is still important to carefully look over your glass toys before use to be certain there are no chips or cracks.

While I may be stating the obvious here, the difference between the original Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug and the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is that rather than having the bunny tail permanently attached to the plug, the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug’s bunny tail is attached magnetically. Like I said, obvious. The Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug has a Neodymium magnet embedded in its base so that the bunny tail can be removed and reattached. Brilliant! Crystal Delights recommends you slide the bunny tail off the magnet rather than grasping the tail and yanking it off. Not only are the tails real fur, and therefore fragile, this is an insanely strong magnet. Apparently, Neodymium magnets are so strong, larger ones can cause injuries when used improperly. Seriously strong. Not kidding.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug Side View

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug Size

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Hello Kitty Face On

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Hello Kitty Face & Magnet

The cool thing is that both the bunny tail and the Hello Kitty bejeweled face have magnets so I can swap them out and choose which one to wear. Yessiree, I can have a sparkling Hello Kitty face, complete with whiskers and pink bow, shimmering out of my bottom. I don’t know many people who can say that. At first, I was a bit concerned that wearing the plug with Hello Kitty’s face attached might not be the best idea. I thought it could possibly slide off and disappear up my butt. Not a chance. There is no way that radiant little face is going anywhere without some serious encouragement. Strongest magnet in the world.

My Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is approximately 3.5″, with about 3″ of insertable length, and 1.4″ in diameter at its widest point. Notice I specified “my” Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug. That’s because every Crystal Delights piece is individually handmade, so each one is unique. While some products will certainly be close in size and color, as they should be, they will not match each other exactly. Therefore, I am providing the dimensions of my specific plug, and they do differ slightly from the dimensions on the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug’s webpage. My Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug is the teeniest bit larger, which is oki doki with me, and should not be a problem for anyone, as the difference is negligible.

If you do not have much experience with glass sex toys, allow me to point out that 1.4″ in diameter is a true 1.4″. Even the firmest silicone sex toys have some give, allowing them to feel slightly smaller when inserted into the body. It is just the opposite with glass. Due to its hardness and unforgiving nature, the toy may feel even larger. For me, especially with a butt plug, this is a plus. Another bonus to glass is that it retains temperature very well, thus making it excellent for temperature play. You can heat up or cool down your Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug in a bowl of hot or ice water (please remove the tail first), depending upon your preference. For some reason, I really like cold play. Please don’t stick your Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug in the microwave to heat it up. Remember, it’s got a metal magnet embedded in its base. Some people may wonder why I feel the need to remind you of this, but I know there is someone out there somewhere reading this review who was seriously considering the microwave until just a moment ago. You know who you are.

Aside from being able to swap out my sparkly Hello Kitty face with my soft, pink bunny tail, the best reason to have the strongest magnet ever in my butt plug is so that I can clean it without damaging said soft, pink bunny tail. Glass is stupidly easy to clean so you can just (carefully) SLIDE (not yank!) the bunny tail off and wash the butt plug with warm water and soap, a sex toy cleaner, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, or a 10% bleach solution. In theory, you can boil borosillicate glass, as well as pop it in the dishwasher. Even though this Crystal Delights butt plug does not have a Swarovski crystal element or glass medallion in the base, I don’t like the idea of boiling it. Maybe that’s just because it involves washing dishes and kitchen stuff. *shudder* I suppose I might run it through the dishwasher, but if you do either, be very careful. I imagine the magnet will get very hot and could cause a serious burn if accidentally touched. If you are planning on sharing your Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug between non-fluid bonded partners, definitely disinfect it with the 10% bleach solution. Also, if you were to decide to use this plug vaginally after using it anally, do the same thing. The bleach will kill any bacteria that you don’t want to share with other people or other parts of your body.

Glass is great because its natural slickness means I don’t need to use as much lube as I do with toys of made of other materials (Oh yeah, silicone, I’m looking at you). Regardless of what kind of lube I use with the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, and I can use either water or silicone-based lubricant with glass, just a small dab is all I need. This is great because even with the magnetic bunny tail you’ve still got to be careful not to get lube all over the place. However, when it comes to anal play, when in doubt, use more rather than less lube. You must protect that fragile tissue.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Hello Kitty Face, Bunny Tail, & Magnet

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Bunny Tail & Magnet

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Bunny Tail & Magnet

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Bunny Tail Attached

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Bunny Tail Attached

When it comes to cleaning the bunny tail itself, Shellie cracks me up with this comment on the website and the included instructions, “Here is where I give you the “correct” way to clean your Crystal Minx tail (which I know most of you won’t do)”, because she’s so right. Anyway, what she basically says is that if something bad gets on your bunny tail, you need to have it cleaned by a fur professional. If it’s not something horribly sticky or staining, you can spot clean immediately by patting, not stroking, the area with a rag and cleaning fluid, then hanging it to dry. She provides a full list of tips for caring for your bunny tail on the Crystal Delights website.

Above, I described the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug as a small-medium plug. I consider butt plugs with a diameter around 1″ or less as small, 1.5″ as medium, and 2″ as large. I am clarifying this because I’m sure other people look at this completely differently. I have a good amount of experience with butt plugs and anal play, and can tolerate a plug quite a bit larger than this one. However, for hopping about the rabbit hutch, the 1.4″ of diameter suits me very well. It is certainly small enough for me to be comfortably penetrated vaginally while wearing it, whether with a toy, fingers, or a penis. More importantly, it is comfortable to wear around for an extended period of time. After all, I’m not usually popping in a Bunny Tail Butt Plug just for a few minutes. This is a plug I’m going to wear for a while, so it must be comfy. Yep, I just said a glass butt plug can be comfy.

Sitting on the bunny tail itself is less comfortable, depending upon where and how I am sitting. I can definitely feel it, both due to the fur and the fact that it sticks out. It’s not something I want to sit on for hours on a hard wood chair, but at the right angle on the bed or soft couch, it’s totally doable. As the bunny tail is made of fox fur, not rabbit fur, is less silky than you might expect, but it is still very soft. Sometimes it can be a little tickly as well, but overall, extended wear is not a problem.

The acorn-like shape of the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug also suits me well. The smaller tip allows the bulb to softly slip in to my anus. The bulb gently widens until it hits that widest point and gets sucked right in with the distinctive *pop* I feel when the shape is just right. My anal muscles relax comfortably around the stem of the plug, while the base rests solidly up against my butt cheeks, not sticking out too far. All in all, a perfect fit.

The packaging of the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is simple and lovely. Crystal Delights ships discreetly, so no worries there. The glass butt plug with its sparkly Hello Kitty face come tucked inside a beautiful, black brocade storage pouch. This pouch has a pocket for the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug and then wraps around it and is secured by stretchy bands on either end. It comes with a little tag with the month and year when it was inspected by hand, along with the inspector’s initials. The pouch is wrapped with tissue paper and a Crystal Delights sticker. A sheet of instructions and the bunny tail itself were loose in the box. This is because squishing the bunny tail up to fit into a pouch would damage it. Fur likes to be footloose and fancy free, so to speak.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Packaging, Contents

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Packaging, Brocade Pouch

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Packaging, Inspection Certification

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Packaging, Inside Pouch

In case you’re not familiar with Crystal Delights’ charity efforts, I’d like to make you aware of a program called, Colors Against Cancer, that Crystal Delights has run as long as I have been aware of the company. It’s simple and straightforward. 10% of the annual profits from the sales of the butt plugs and dildos from the Colors Against Cancer line are donated to cancer charities. I can’t think of a single person in my life who hasn’t been touched in some way by cancer and I think it’s wonderful that Crystal Delights gives back to the community in this way.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Pros:
• Great shape
• Perfect size for extended wear
• High quality
• Borosillicate glass
• Magnetic tail
• Gorgeous
• Fun
• Hello Kitty
• Unique
• Made in U.S.
• Company give back to community
• Choice of color
• Temperature play

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Cons:
• Ummm…I don’t have one with Keroppi?

I knew going into this review that chances were very high I’d love the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug. Quite frankly, what’s not to love? It’s a high-quality, made in the U.S., glass butt plug, with the strongest magnet in the world embedded into its base that allows me to wear either a pink bunny tail or a shimmery Swarovski crystalled Hello Kitty face in my butt. In theory, I have trouble finding fault with any of that. When it comes to reality, I have the same problem, if one could call not being able to find anything wrong with the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug a “problem”.

The shape and size are perfect for extended wear, which is really the point when it comes to Pet Play. Even if you’re not into Pet Play, who doesn’t want a furry bunny tail? People pin those things to their butts all the time, and not just for Halloween… The stem of the butt plug is long enough to provide sufficient room for my muscles to clench down without feeling like it’s going to slip out or get sucked up inside me. The bunny tail is soft and fluffy and looks adorable. The Hello Kitty face is pretty, sparkly, and cracks me up every time I look at it, let alone wear it. It’s awesome and I love it and I want more. What else can I say? Get over to Crystal Delights, check out their stuff, and buy some. Like today already.

Did I mention that Crystal Delights can do custom orders as well? If you’re a bit of a size queen and want a bigger plug, contact Shellie and let her know. She’ll be happy to tell you what’s involved. OMG! I just had a brilliant idea. A zebra stripey magnetic plug with a zebra/horse tail and cheetah or leopard print magnetic plug with a cheetah or leopard tail. YES!

The Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is available in either black, white, or pink real fox fur. Don’t bother telling me there is no such thing as a pink fox because I know you’re lying. Down the road, look for more tail options that can be purchased separately to be mixed and matched with your Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Butt Plug. I’d also love to see some faux fur options as well at some point. I would think there is a market for it. Vegans need butt plugs too!

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Tantus Twist Butt Plug Review

Last month I published a Spotlight on the new Tantus Twist Butt Plug. This Spotlight followed one on the Twist’s sibling butt plugs, the Tantus Juice and the Tantus Neo. Needless to say, I have been interested in Tantus’ new butt plug releases. Thanks to the very generous people at Tantus, I have now had the opportunity to test drive the oh so curious looking Tantus Twist.

Tantus Twist Butt Plug

The Tantus Twist Butt Plug is one of Tantus’ three recently released anal toys, and in my opinion, the most interesting. There’s nothing wrong with the Juice and Neo, but they’re a more traditional take on butt plugs. I wanted to try the Twist because I did not have any experience with corkscrew-style butt plugs. I may as well let you know up front…I am a big fan. Still, let’s start with the basics.

Made from the same signature Tantus 100% Ultra-premium Platinum silicone as all their other sex toys, the Tantus Twist is latex and phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, and body-safe. Though you can use some very high quality silicone-based lubes with the Twist, unless you’re willing to spot test your lube, it’s best to stick with water-based lubricant.

With an insertable length of 4″ and a diameter of 1.3″, the Tantus Twist is on the small side, in my book. I am not suggesting beginners to anal play immediately run out and but one. In fact, I would not recommend the Tantus Twist as a first butt plug. The corkscrew provides too much texture for most beginners and may be too large in diameter. Consider starting with the Tantus Little Flirt before moving on to the Twist. I would actually suggest the Tantus Juice as a bridge between the Little Flirt and Twist, just to get a sense for texture. Not everyone like it up their butt.

The base of the Tantus Twist Butt Plug, an often overlooked but very important part of an anal toy, is well-shaped and small enough to rest along the opening of my anus without slipping in. In fact, it’s so comfortable that I had to keep checking it at first to make sure the butt plug had not accidentally slid inside.

This base is completely new and different compared to my other Tantus anal toys of earlier design. It is far smaller and thinner, with a 3″ long curved shape that rests pleasantly against my body. If you look at the base of the Tantus Ryder or Tantus Zing, you can see that earlier Tantus plugs had bases that were either rectangular or round, based on the particular plug. While I don’t have any real cause for complaint with those bases, now that I’ve experienced this new and improved super duper comfy base, I am not quite quite as fond of those anymore. Fortunately, Tantus has also produced the Juice and Neo Butt Plugs with the same base as the Twist, so if you don’t fancy a corkscrew up your butt you’ve got other options.

The Tantus Twist Butt Plug is oblong in shape, which allows it to slip inside with ease and remain comfortably in my body for long periods of time. It also has a 1″ neck that is about .75″ thick, which is plenty of room for my sphincter muscles to grab on to and keep the Twist in place.

In general, cleaning the Tantus Twist Butt Plug is pretty basic. As with all of Tantus’ sex toys without bullets, the Twist can be washed with a sex toy cleaner, soap and warm water, popped in the top drawer of your dishwasher (no soap), cleaned with a 10% bleach solution, or boiled for 3-5 minutes. Using the bleach solution and boiling the butt plug will disinfect it, allowing it to be shared between non-fluid bonded partners. If you have the desire to use the Tantus Twist vaginally, disinfecting after using it anally is a must. Even if you are the only person who utilizes the Twist, it’s a good idea to disinfect it every now and then, just to be get rid of any bacteria hanging about. As Tantus’ 100% Ultra-premium Platinum silicone is as close to non-porous as silicone can be, bacteria cannot penetrate the silicone and multiply. Thus, disinfection is not absolutely necessary, it’s just a precaution.

Regardless of how you clean your Tantus Twist Butt Plug, be sure to do so thoroughly. Though the ridges of the corkscrew are very wide and seemingly easy to clean, it is surprising how effortlessly fluids and such can hide out. As lazy as I claim to be when it comes to masturbation and cleaning up after myself, I am still very careful when it comes to washing my toys. Yet I have have to go back and re-clean my Tantus Twist on more than one occasion, even though it looked spotless when I did it the first time. This may be in part because I often let my toys air dry rather than drying them with a towel. I especially tend to air dry with silicone sex toys, and Tantus silicone, while fantastic in other areas, is usually a nightmarish lint magnet.

Tantus Twist Butt Plug

Tantus Twist Butt Plug, Size

Tantus Twist Butt Plug, Corkscrew Ridges

Tantus Twist Butt Plug, Base

However, the silicone of the Tantus Twist Butt Plug is surprisingly not. Somehow, Tantus has managed to change the texture of its awesome Ultra-premium Platinum silicone. Rather than the typical draggy, lint magnet, the silicone of the Twist is incredibly soft and smooth. It doesn’t attract lint as soon as I glance at it. I can even wipe it down with a towel and NO lint. You may think I’m getting a little overly excited about this, but if you’re a fan of Tantus toys, you know their biggest issue across the board is trying to keep their silicone lint-free long enough to get the toy inside your body. This remarkable change in texture doesn’t stop there.

The silicone of the Tantus Twist Butt Plug is so soft and smooth it requires significantly less lubricant than my other Tantus sex toys, which is really saying something when it comes butt plugs. The smoothness of the Twist actually requires less lube than some of my Tantus dildos. That’s a significant improvement, and I love it. Is this the future of Tantus’ Ultra-premium Platinum silicone? Please, Tantus, let it be so!

The other big difference is obviously the shape of the Tantus Twist Butt Plug. This is my first experience with a corkscrew-like plug and I like it. When it comes to play, you certainly can slather the Twist with lube and shove it in your (or someone else’s) butt and then just yank it straight out when done. This possible, but aside from making your life harder, you’ll miss the whole point of the corkscrew.

Screwing the Twist in as if you were about to uncork a bottle of wine is a totally new and unique sensation for me. For one thing, the shape controls the speed of insertion, which is automatically far slower than a traditional plug. No matter how slowly you insert a round or oblong plug, you have that “pop” point where you lose control and it slides in on its own. Not a bad thing at all, just different. With the Tantus Twist, that point does not exist. You just keep twisting until it’s all the way in, which is a much slower process.

Drawing the process of insertion and removal out can provide an entirely different mood or affect of anal play. It forces you or your partner (or both of you) to truly savor every moment of the Tantus Twist sliding in and out. It’s definitely not a quickie butt plug that you pop in as you’re walking out the door to run errands. If you are prone to such behaviors… Even if you are not, a long, slow butt plug insertion can truly spice up play in a way you might not have imagined. I find it to be incredibly exciting. By the time the Twist is all the way in, I am far wetter than I usually am when popping in any old butt plug. It’s not just a different shape, it’s a different way to play.

Having said that, the Tantus Twist is definitely comfortable enough to wear while out and about for extended periods. The smallish diameter and oblong shape don’t cause any irritation to my sphincter muscles. I can even forget it’s there for a bit until I move in a certain way and I am gently reminded. I don’t notice the texture as much when the Twist is inside me, unless I am intentionally clenching down on it. I feel it much more during insertion and removal. In general, I do enjoy texture in my sex toys. If you do not or are particularly sensitive, I would recommend skipping the Twist in favor of the Tantus Neo, which has a very similar shape without any texture.

Tantus Twist Butt Plug Packaging, Front

Tantus Twist Butt Plug Packaging, Back

Tantus Twist Butt Plug Packaging, Clam Shell

The packaging of the Tantus Twist Butt Plug is typical Tantus. It comes in a clear plastic box with the Tantus red and white accents. Inside the box the Twist is clearly visible in a plastic clam shell. As always, there is some basic information about Tantus silicone, and as always, I’m grateful I don’t need to read this info in German, French, or Spanish (though I can read both the French and Spanish) because I find the white print on its clear background challenging. I do require glasses or contact lenses though, as I am blind as a bat (without the added benefit of their echolocation, damn it!), so it may just be me. As the box is totally see through and the Twist is clearly a sex toy, it is not the most discreet way to store the butt plug nor give as a gift. The fact that Tantus has printed, “the world’s best soft toys for adults” on the front certainly does not help with discreteness. While this box is not the sturdiest thing around, it does fine for storage but it takes up an unnecessary amount of room. You’re probably better off storing the Tantus Twist in a sex toy storage bag or a ziploc. Just make sure there’s not something hard pressing down on it that could damage its shape. You also want to keep your silicone toys safe from other toys made of silicone or other malleable products that might melt all over your beautiful Tantus Twist.

Tantus Twist Butt Plug Pros:
• Unusual corkscrew texture
• Ultra-premium Platinum silicone
• Well-shaped, comfortable base
• Can be worn for prolonged periods
• Can be worn during other sexual activity
• Super smooth, non-lint magnety silicone

Tantus Twist Butt Plug Cons:
• Must clean between ridges carefully
• On the small side
• May be too textured for some

Other than the fact that the Tantus Twist Butt Plug may be overly textured and/or small for some people and that you’ve got to be extra careful when cleaning, I’m hard-pressed to find anything wrong with it. Let’s face it, we’re talking about preferences and something you need to be doing anyway, so those are pretty weak downsides. If you’d like to try a corkscrew-style butt plug, you really can’t go wrong with the Tantus Twist. The only suggestion I have for Tantus is to come out with a larger size and offer a choice, like they have done for some of their other butt plugs.

In the meantime, head on over to Tantus to pick up your own Tantus Twist Butt Plug in black or purple. If you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll even get 10% off your next order.

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Doc Johnson Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug Review

It’s been a while since I have reviewed an anal toy. In fact, the last time I reviewed one was in February, and that’s the only butt toy I’ve reviewed so far in 2013. I figured it was high time I get my butt in gear, so to speak, and take on a new anal toy. I decided to go with the small Doc Johnson Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug.

Doc Johnson Sasha Grey Butt Plug

I really like glass sex toys. They have so many positive attributes. This is one of the reasons I chose to try the Sasha Grey Butt Plug. It is made of borosillicate glass, also known as Pyrex. If Pyrex sounds familiar, it’s because it is the brand name of a line of glassware used for cooking. Borosillicate glass is made in such a way that it is much more difficult to break than your average water glass, which tends to shatter on impact. If you drop a sex toy made of borosillicate glass (I have) and it breaks (which has not happened to me), it will crack into large chunks rather than shatter into a million tiny pieces that you will continue to step on for the next six months, no matter how well you’ve cleaned up.

That being said, you still want to be sure to treat your Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug with respect and store it carefully, in a way that does not allow it to slam up against other hard objects. Though I have never had a glass toy crack or chip, it is important to always check your glass toys before and after use to be sure there is no damage.

As glass is non-porous, it is a very safe material to use for toys that you stick into your body. Few people have allergic reactions to glass. It is also latex and phthalate-free, so there is no chance of absorbing nasty chemicals into the body. Cleaning is simple. You can wash your Sasha Grey Butt Plug with warm water and soap, spritz it down with a sex toy cleaner, or use a 10% bleach solution. This bleach solution will disinfect the butt plug, allowing it to be used amongst multiple partners. You can also pop the Sasha Grey Butt Plug into the dishwasher and wash it with the rest of your glassware.

Glass is also versatile when it comes to lube. You can use any kind of body-safe lube with the Sasha Grey Butt Plug, so you’re not forced to stick with a water-based lubricant. This is great because I tend to prefer using silicone-based lubricants for anal play, when possible. It’s slicker and lasts longer, so I don’t have to use as much lube.

Another great thing about glass is that it retains temperatures well, so it is very good for sensation play. You can heat up or cool down the Sasha Grey Butt Plug by placing it a bowl of ice or hot water. I would not cool the butt plug by putting it in the freezer or heat it in the microwave. Quick, drastic changes in temperature can cause the glass to crack. I prefer cooling down my glass toys but some people prefer warming them up.

The Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug comes in three sizes, small, medium, and large. Not all stores carry all three sizes. As I was not quite feeling up to a challenge at the time of purchase, I went with the small. It is 3.5″ long, with an insertable length of 3″, and a diameter of 1.25″. A diameter of 1.25″ is on the small side. However, you can definitely find smaller butt plugs out there, and I would not recommend this to a first time butt plug purchaser. With a glass butt plug, you will feel every bit of that 1.25″ diameter. There is no give like there is with other materials, such as silicone, where a butt plug of this size can actually feel smaller.

Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug

Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug, Size

Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug, Head

Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug, Stem

On the other hand, if you are an experienced user of butt plugs and are looking to try a glass plug for the first time, the Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug is a good choice. In hand, it actually seems pretty tiny to me, but this is not my first plug. It’s important to point out that for whatever reason some of Doc Johnson’s images of this butt plug make the head look triangular in shape. It is not pointy at all, but rather slightly oval shaped. It also has a much longer stem between the head and the base than these images indicate. Take a close look at my images above. The base is wide enough to keep the Sasha Grey Butt Plug anchored so that it does not get sucked up into your anus accidentally. It is also small enough to be comfortable when in place. The length of the stem provides sufficient room for your anal muscles to clench down so the plug does not slip out of your body.

While I generally prefer girthier butt plugs, it is always good to have something smaller around for times when bigger is not better, and the Sasha Grey Butt Plug does a good job at serving this purpose. It provides milder stimulation than many other butt plugs I have tried. Though it may be short on stature, the size of this butt plug makes it versatile. You can use it as a warm up to a larger plug, or just wear it while you’re out running errands.

The glass of the Sasha Grey Butt Plug provides a weighty feeling inside of me that lighter materials, like silicone, do not. This is an added sensation I really enjoy. I like the shape very much, which I anticipated when I first saw it. The head is pronounced enough to help keep the plug in place, while not being so large that it’s uncomfortable when it slips inside me. I also appreciate the length of the stem because it really helps keep the butt plug solidly inside me so I do not experience slippage, which is common and incredibly annoying. The Sasha Grey Butt Plug is easy to insert, remove, and wear. What more can one really ask for in a butt plug?

The packaging of the Doc Johnson Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug is plain but sufficient. It comes in a black cardboard box with a picture of the butt plug on the front and some basic information on the back. The image of the plug on the front, along with word “PLUG” in the top right hand corner, keeps this box from being discreet. Inside the box, the plug is firmly secured in a very large block of black foam with a thin piece of black foam covering the cutout. The upside of this foam is that you could probably throw it against the wall without damaging the butt plug. The downside is that it is very large and takes up a lot of storage space. Still, you don’t want glass sex toys knocking about unprotected in a drawer.

Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug Packaging, Front

Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug Packaging, Side

Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug Packaging, Back

Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug Packaging, Inner Foam

Sasha Grey Small Butt Plug Packaging, Inner Foam

Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug Pros:
• Good shape
• Long stem
• Easy to insert and remove
• Comfortable
• Glass
• Attractive
• Made in the U.S.

Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug Cons:
• May not provide enough stimulation for some

As I mentioned, I tend to prefer larger plugs that offer more stimulation. However, for when it comes to small and mild, the Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug is a strong contender. The shape and size make it comfortable to wear during penetration, and the long stem keeps it from slipping out so it is secure. It is easy to insert and remove, and the fact that it’s made of glass allows me to use my favorite silicone-based lube with it. I know many people don’t care where their sex toys come from, but I prefer to buy locally when possible, so I really like that it’s made in the U.S. If you’re looking for a ton of sensation, I suggest considering the Sasha Grey Butt Plug in a larger size. If you want a lot of stimulation, look for a plug with texture, as the smooth glass of this one will not provide that for you. However, if you want a good, solid, small glass butt plug to experiment with or add to your collection, the Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug is a great choice.

You can find the Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug at the following stores:
EdenFantasys
Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug Small
Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug Medium

Lovehoney
Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug Medium
Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug Large

PinkCherry
Sasha Grey Glass Butt Plug Medium

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