This March I’ve been sent the Doc Johnson’s Enspiral butt plug to test, and it’s finally arrived.
The Enspiral butt plug appears to be quite a modest size, but has a rather typical length of 6 1/4″, with 5 1/2″ insertable. At the widest point it’s only 1 1/2″ in diameter, which gives it a very gentle taper, and makes it suited to someone just starting out with anal play.
The plug itself is constructed in two layers; there’s a thick outer shell made of a rather tough vinyl-like material, and this in turn is filled with a softer rubber centre, leaving the only mould line hidden below the base. Unlike other products made in this manner, the two layers seem to be fused together solidly. The combination produces quite a firm product, with not a great deal of flex in it. This is especially noticeable at the pointed tip, which actually feels quite hard.
The plug slips in very easily due to the firm narrow tip, and the gentle taper. Immediately you can feel some of the unique texture as it goes in, which is a pleasant change if you’re used to smooth plugs. The feeling is quite subtle due to the corkscrew design, and not as noticeable as something ribbed, but if you want to make the most of it you can rotate the plug before it’s fully inserted, and feel the shape bumping against the sphincter. Once the plug is inserted completely the muscles sit against the smooth 1 1/2″ long neck, and the texture is no longer apparent.
Unfortunately my experience using this plug was one of discomfort. As I slowly pushed it in, past the widest point, my body sucked in the remainder – as typically is the case with butt plugs – and immediately I was confronted by a strong and unpleasant internal pain. I can only assume that the firm pointed tip was jabbing into my soft delicate insides and causing this sensation. With subsequent attempts I discovered that angling plug during insertion avoided this immediate pain, but what remained was that the plug was not at all comfortable to wear inside myself. There was a constant mild sensation bordering on pain, which worsened with movement or any tightening of the anal muscles, and which made wearing the plug in a seated position impossible.
The ratio between the thickness of the neck and the widest part of the bulb, meant that the plug actually stayed inside securely, despite my body constantly wanting to relax and force it out to lessen the discomfort. When it came to removing the plug the base acted as a good solid handle with which to pull it out. The base actually sat very comfortably between the buttocks while I was wearing the plug too, but for me this became something of a moot point due to the other pain I was experiencing.
On the subject of prostate stimulation the Enspiral offered nothing, as the shape just didn’t seem to be conducive to this, and the other less pleasant sensations were quite overwhelming.
The plug is made from PVC which as always has a slight odour, but in this instance isn’t overly strong or unpleasant. The material is also antibacterial thanks to Doc Johnson’s special “Silagel” additive, which is a bonus when cleaning, but it cannot fully be sterilised, so only wash with soap and hot water, and apply toy cleaner if desired.
Overall the product seems like a nice idea, with the textured surface and the gentle taper, but the fact that the hard pointed tip caused me pain inside, prevents me from being able to recommend it.
You can buy the Enspiral butt plug from SexToys.co.uk