Rocks Off RO-120mm

The RO-120mm is the vibrator behind the Buddies and Mini-Mates toys, so if you buy one of those then you have to option of ditching the sleeve and playing with it by itself. That’s how I came by mine, but they’re also sold separately. As I have a couple, courtesy of Rocks Off, I thought I’d do a quick review of it as a standalone product too.

The RO-120mm is a medium-sized vibrator from the Rocks Off range but it’s still nice and compact. It measures in at 4 3/4″ long and has a 3 3/3″ circumference, so it’s considerably larger than the RO-80mm bullet, but a little smaller than the RO-160mm.

Like a number of Rocks Off toys the RO-120mm is made from a solid ABS plastic that has been given a metallic coating. This is something that I always find to be a little disappointing, as if a toy looks to be made from one material then I’d like it to actually be made from that material, but admittedly that would increase the price of the toy considerably. The RO-120mm has quite a sleek and attractive design; the shape and proportions are essentially identical to the RO-80mm, only it’s that much bigger. Despite the “bullet” moniker it basically has the form of your typical straight-bodied vibrator. The finish quality is generally good; there are a few little lumps and dents along the surface, no bigger than a grain of sand, so it’s nothing to fret over too much. The surface of the toy is smooth and the only evidence of a mould point is located in a slight depression at the tip. On the whole the vibrator feels as though it’s pretty well-built and durable, and it has a nice weight to it in the hand.

The bullet is powered by 2 AAA batteries and has three different speeds along with two patterns of vibrations to choose from. The first pattern is a rapid sequence of pulses, and the second is a slower one. The bullet is operated by pushing the button on the base once to turn it on, again to change the function, and by holding it down for a couple of seconds to switch it off. There’s no way to lock the button, so if you’re going to travel with the toy then remove the batteries first to prevent accidental activation inside your luggage.

The motor of the RO-120mm appears to be located around the tip, and the vibrations can be felt most strongly in the bottom third of the toy, lessening as you move towards the opposite end. The vibrations definitely appear to be more focussed than what I experienced in the RO-160mm, though not to the same degree as in the RO-140mm. When you first switch the toy on in your hands it feels quite intense, but unfortunately the vibrations from the RO-120mm are of a very shallow buzzy nature which I’m just not a big fan of. Running the vibrator all over the most sensitive parts of the penis proved to be very unsatisfying, much in the same way that I experienced with the RO-160mm. No matter how long I attempted to play around with this toy I don’t think it could ever bring me to climax by itself; the vibrations feel vaguely nice and stimulating up to a point, and then it just stops, and there simply isn’t enough there to push me over the edge. This is in contrast to the RO-140mm which I found was quite capable of doing this. I found that the 2 patterns available on the RO-120mm didn’t help with this in any way either and only decreased any pleasure I was feeling. Despite being constructed in the same way as the RO-80mm I found that I didn’t experience any discomfort from the tip of the RO-120mm when using it, presumably because it’s less pointed. I found that the slight remnant from the moulding process at the tip didn’t have a negative, or even a noticeable, impact.

Even though the RO-120mm can be used anally in conjunction with one of the Mini-Mates sleeves, I certainly wouldn’t attempt this with the vibrator alone. The distance from the tip to the battery cap is only 3 3/8″ long, so it’s not a great deal to insert, and when you consider how slippery the shiny surface will become when covered in lube, and the lack of flared base, it’s really not a risk you want to be taking.

One positive about the RO-120mm though is that it’s actually quite quiet – though less so than the RO-140mm – and I would feel comfortable using it while someone was in an adjacent room, as it’s unlikely that they could hear it. It is noisier though if you’re using it alone as compared with when it’s inside one of the Mini-Mates sleeves.

The entire toy is completely waterproof, hence it’s safe to use it in the bath or shower. It’s only waterproof when the battery compartment is screwed on completely though, and handily both the cap and main body have markings on them, so you can be safe in the knowledge that once they’re aligned everything is screwed down sufficiently tightly. The other benefit is when it comes to cleaning it as you can get it as wet at you like under the tap or in the sink. You can wash it with anti-bacterial soap and hot water, toy cleaner/wipes, or a quick rub down with a 10% bleach solution.

If you buy the RO-120mm by itself then it comes in the standard Rocks Off packaging that you might expect. The box is made from a sturdy black cardboard and features a hinged lid with a clear-plastic viewing window. The toy itself clips into a plastic tray inside the box which is adorned with the company logo, and altogether it provides a nice place to store the toy and keep it away from unwanted dust.

Overall the RO-120mm is a fairly decent toy, but as a man it’s just not the right sort of thing for me. As much as I get enjoyment from playing around with vibrators I just need something stronger and rumbly to really get me off this way.

The RO-120mm is available from Lovehoney USA, Lovehoney UK, SexToys.co.uk and Honour

Rocks Off Dalia (AKA The Mini-Mates Jive)

The final toy that Rocks Off have sent me to review is the Dalia, (AKA The Mini-Mates Jive). It’s not strictly a toy for men, but I’ve never let that discourage me before. Sometimes the best gems can be found in the least expected places, so let’s take a look!

The Dalia is one of six toys in the Mini-Mates line, including the Fever, the Disco, the Twirl, the Fab, and the Funky. The idea behind the range is to incorporate a soft sleeve along with the RO-120mm vibrator, in order to make a more interesting product. The Mini-Mates toys are all primarily aimed at female consumers, but considering the Fever and the Disco were rebranded as the male toys the Missile and the Scud, there’s no reason why any of the range can’t be enjoyed by a man, especially if you prefer the selection of colours.
When assembled the Dalia is 5 3/4″ long, with 4 5/8″ being insertable if you take the bottom of the sleeve to be the cut-off point. It’s quite a nice girthy toy, measuring 4 7/8″ in circumference around the middle. The sleeve has a smooth straight body for the most part, until it reaches the end where it curves upwards and narrows to a point, giving it the appearance of a banana. According to the packaging this feature is intended to stimulate the G-spot, but as is usually the case anything designed with this in mind can be re-purposed for use on the prostate. From the base of the sleeve protrudes one end of the RO-120mm bullet, which is where the screw cap to access the battery compartment and the push-button to turn on the toy are located. The Dalia doesn’t actually have a flared base which technically means that it isn’t anal-safe, though the Scud doesn’t have a flared base either despite being advertised specifically as an anal vibrator, so whether you should use it back there or not is debatable.
The sleeve of the Dalia is manufactured from body-safe silicone, and the construction appears to be of a high standard. While there is a faint mould line present it’s practically invisible and cannot be felt at all when you touch it. In terms of firmness it doesn’t have a lot of give in it, but compared to the rigid vibrator that it’s covering it offers a welcome amount of cushioning. The finish is matte and velvety, and I much prefer it to the slightly rough-feeling surface of the Bad Boy.
Inserting the Dalia is very simple thanks to its tapered tip which gently makes a path for the rest of the toy, and which also makes it quite suitable for an anal beginner. The Dalia slips in seamlessly, avoiding any unpleasant friction, thanks to the smooth surface of the material. The outside of the sleeve is supple enough to feel comfortable against the sphincter muscle if you clench down on the toy either by choice or otherwise. The girth of the toy feels nice and satisfying inside; it’s not going to stretch you out but there is a pleasant feeling of something sizeable being there. Once the toy is inserted fully there’s unfortunately not a lot to grab onto so you need to be careful. Thrusting with the toy is an enjoyable experience, but the downside is with the lack of length which makes it difficult to manipulate. When thrusting I was hard pressed to notice any prostate stimulation from the curved tip unless I specifically attempted to angle the Dalia upwards and into that region, but again this was difficult to achieve with so little to grab onto near the base. Compared to the other toys in the Mini-Mates range the Jive is definitely the one best suited for use on the prostate, but still in my experience it just didn’t deliver.
The vibrating function in the Dalia is powered by the RO-120mm bullet, which I will cover in more depth in a review of its own. The bullet is powered by 2 AAA batteries and has three different speeds along with two patterns of vibrations to choose from. The first pattern is a rapid sequence of pulses, and the second is a slower one. The bullet is operated by pushing the button on the base once to turn it on, again to change the function, and by holding it down for a couple of seconds to switch it off. You need to be careful when doing this while the toy is inserted, in case you push the button too hard and the toy slips deeper into the body than is desirable. The silicone sleeve of the Dalia has the unique property of helping to focus the vibrations from the bullet so that they can be felt most strongly around the tip, thereby improving its performance. Unfortunately the vibrations from the RO-120mm are of a very shallow buzzy nature, and I don’t enjoy these types of vibrations anally. Even with the help of the sleeve to focus the vibrations around the tip they just didn’t penetrate into the prostate in a way that elicited any pleasurable sensation. All that I could really feel when the vibe was switched on was a general tingling in the vicinity, and changing the speed or pattern didn’t help either. The only real indicator that I was using a pattern came from the change in sound from the toy, as physically the feeling didn’t change significantly. If it had been a rumbly vibrator then it might well have been enjoyable, but sadly that wasn’t the case. One positive about the RO-120mm though is that it’s actually quite quiet whilst it’s inside the sleeve, and I would feel comfortable using it while someone was in an adjacent room, as it’s unlikely that they could hear it. 
The entire toy is completely waterproof, hence it’s safe to use it in the bath or shower, but the real benefit is when it comes to cleaning it. If you so wish you can remove the sleeve before you wash it, but this is difficult to do at the best of times, let alone when the toy is covered in lube. The bullet fits so snugly inside the sleeve that it forms a vacuum, and it takes an awful lot of tugging and twisting to try to remove it. The best thing to do is just clean it all together in one piece. The silicone can be cleaned by regular methods such as antibacterial soap and hot water, toy cleaner/wipes, or by wiping it down with a 10% bleach solution.

The Dalia comes in the standard Rocks Off packaging that you might expect. The box is made from a sturdy cardboard and features a hinged lid with a clear-plastic viewing window. The only difference is that all the Mini-Mates toys come in a pastel-pink coloured box, instead of the black used for the RO-160mm and the Bad Boy style prostate massagers. The Dalia itself clips into a plastic tray inside the box which is adorned with the company logo, and altogether it provides a nice play to store the toy and keep it away from unwanted dust.
Overall the Dalia isn’t a bad toy, but it could use some improvements, with the replacement of the RO-120mm for something stronger and rumbly for starters. The banana-shape and smooth material make it nice just to use as though it were a dildo, but it really could use being an inch longer and perhaps a little more curved at the tip. It also wouldn’t hurt to consider adding a flared portion to the sleeve to make it fully anal-safe for those of us who enjoy using toys like this that way.
You can buy the Dalia / Jive from Lovehoney USA, Lovehoney UK, SexToys.co.uk and Honour.

Rocks Off Buddies Scud

The second toy that Rocks Off have sent me to test is the Scud from their Buddies range. It looked like quite an usual design for a toy for a man so I was interested to try it out.

The Scud is one of two anal vibrators that Rocks Off do for men in their Buddies range. Essentially it’s just a re-branding of the Mini-Mates Disco, with some new packaging and a black colour instead of purple. The idea behind the range is to incorporate a soft sleeve along with the RO-120mm vibrator in order to make a more interesting product.
When assembled the Scud is 5 3/4″ long, with 4 5/8″ being insertable if you take the bottom of the sleeve to be the cut-off point. It’s quite a nice girthy toy, measuring 5″ in circumference around the middle. The sleeve has a textured surface featuring a series of 8 separate bumps which are all reasonably shallow and equally spaced. This ribbed appearance makes the toy look a little like one of those giant grubs that are found in tropical climates. The end of the sleeve is slightly rounded, but mostly it’s blunt, which is something to bear in mind for those who are novices with anal toys. From the base of the sleeve protrudes one end of the RO-120mm bullet, which is where the screw cap to access the battery compartment and the push-button to turn on the toy are located. Despite being sold as an anal vibrator the Scud doesn’t actually have a flared anal-safe base which may worry some.
The sleeve of the Scud is manufactured from body-safe silicone, and the construction appears to be of a high standard. While there is a faint mould line present it’s practically invisible and cannot be felt at all when you touch it. In terms of firmness it doesn’t have a lot of give in it, but compared to the rigid vibrator that it’s covering it offers a welcome amount of cushioning. The finish is matte and velvety, and I much prefer it to the slightly rough-feeling surface of the Bad Boy.
Inserting the Scud is relatively simple if you’ve had experience with toys of this size before, but due to the bluntness of the tip it may be preferable to warm up with something smaller and tapered first. The Scud slips in seamlessly, avoiding any unpleasant friction, thanks to the smooth surface of the material. The outside of the sleeve is supple enough to feel comfortable against the sphincter muscle if you clench down on the toy either by choice or otherwise. The girth of the toy feels nice and satisfying inside; it’s not going to stretch you out but there is a pleasant feeling of something sizeable being there. Once the toy is inserted fully there’s unfortunately not a lot to grab onto so you need to be careful. Thrusting with the toy is an enjoyable experience thanks to the bumpy texture, but the downside is with the lack of length which makes it difficult to manipulate. As the bumps are quite shallow there’s a limit on how much you can feel, and it’s not going to be as intense as with a toy like the Tantus Echo, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your point of view. If you completely relax the sphincter while thrusting then the ridges feel quite subtle, whereas if you attempt to squeeze against the toy in the process then you get a nice bumpy ride. Either way it’s a nice feeling which makes for a welcome change from completely smooth toys, and which should appeal to texture lovers.
The vibrating function in the Scud is powered by the RO-120mm bullet, which I will cover in more depth in a review of its own. The bullet is powered by 2 AAA batteries and has three different speeds along with two patterns of vibrations to choose from. The first pattern is a rapid sequence of pulses, and the second is a slower one. The bullet is operated by pushing the button on the base once to turn it on, again to change the function, and by holding it down for a couple of seconds to switch it off. You need to be careful when doing this while the toy is inserted, in case you push the button too hard and the toy slips deeper into the body than is desirable. The silicone sleeve of the Scud seems to act to collect the vibrations from the bullet exclusively around the tip, leaving the rest of the body emitting little to no vibration. Given the straight shape of the Scud it doesn’t help to have the vibrations so localised in one area. Unfortunately the vibrations from the RO-120mm are of a very shallow buzzy nature, and I don’t enjoy these types of vibrations anally. The result off these two facts is that I didn’t find the vibrations to be especially pleasurable, and they didn’t act to penetrate into the prostate and stimulate that in any way either. All that I could really feel when the vibe was switched on was a general tingling in the vicinity, and changing the speed or pattern made no difference. The only real indicator that I was using a pattern came from the change in sound from the toy, as physically the feeling didn’t change significantly. If it had been a rumbly vibrator then it might well have been enjoyable, but sadly that wasn’t the case. One positive about the RO-120mm though is that it’s actually quite quiet whilst it’s inside the sleeve, and I would feel comfortable using it while someone was in an adjacent room, as it’s unlikely that they could hear it.
The entire toy is completely waterproof, hence it’s safe to use it in the bath or shower, but the real benefit is when it comes to cleaning it. If you so wish you can remove the sleeve before you wash it, but this is difficult to do at the best of times, let alone when the toy is covered in lube. The bullet fits so snugly inside the sleeve that it forms a vacuum, and it takes an awful lot of tugging and twisting to try to remove it. The best thing to do is just clean it all together in one piece. The silicone can be cleaned by regular methods such as antibacterial soap and hot water, toy cleaner/wipes, or by wiping it down with a 10% bleach solution.
The Scud comes in the standard Rocks Off packaging that you might expect. The box is made from a sturdy  black cardboard and features a hinged lid with a clear-plastic viewing window. The toy itself clips into a plastic tray inside the box which is adorned with the company logo, and altogether it provides a nice place to store the toy and keep it away from unwanted dust.
Overall the Scud isn’t a bad toy, but it could use some improvements, with the replacement of the RO-120mm for something stronger and rumbly for starters. The bumpy texture and material is nice just to use as though it were a dildo, but it really could use being an inch longer and incorporating a flared portion into the sleeve to make it anal-safe.
You can buy the Scud from Honour

Rocks Off RO-140mm Soft Tip

Rocks Off have kindly sent me a RO-140mm vibrator to review, and they were even nice enough to oblige my request for a red one so it matches the rest of my collection. Accordingly a big thanks to them. I quite enjoy playing around with vibrators from time to time, and this is one I’ve actually had my eye on for a while due to its rather unique design, so without further ado the review:

The RO-140mm is the big brother of the RO-100mm and features a similar design, only it’s that little bit larger, and has 7 functions as opposed to 3. The RO-140mm is very much the Goldilocks of Rocks Off vibrators as far as I’m concerned. I wasn’t that keen on the little RO-80mm, nor the big RO-160mm, but the RO-140mm is just right.
The RO-140mm has a very distinctive design that’s modelled after the cartridges used in assault rifles such as the AK-47. It’s actually quite impressive how closely they’ve mirrored the form, even down to the appearance of the screw cap for the battery compartment. Personally I rather like how Rocks Off have taken the idea of the “bullet” vibrator and actually designed some of their products to look like munitions.
The vibrator feels as though it’s very well-built and durable, and has a nice weight to it in the hand. It’s constructed largely from plastic that’s been coated to give it a metallic finish. Admittedly it’s not my favourite of techniques but the coating seems to have been done well, and is even present inside the battery compartment. Overall it presents a nice appearance, and I think it was probably the right choice for this particular toy as it contributes positively to the look that’s being aimed for. The plastic body of the vibe is 4″ long and is topped with a 1 1/2″ long silicone tip which is available in a variety of colours. The silicone is lovely and soft and velvety, to the point that it glides across the skin with little friction or drag, and without the requirement of lube. The silicone is reasonably firm but it has enough flex in it that it gives when you apply pressure to the skin with it. The tip is secured very solidly to the plastic body, and I’d be hard pressed to imagine any dirt getting into the joint as it’s so tight. The body has a circumference of 3 3/8″, the same as the RO-120mm, which I find is a comfortable size to hold in the hand while using; it’s like a chunky whiteboard marker. The tip, by comparison, has a circumference of only 2 1/2″, which is a nice size if you want to cheekily probe any bodily crevices with it. The base of the toy has a screw cap where you access the battery compartment, and this is sealed with a rubber o-ring to make the toy completely waterproof. The only downside that I see here with the design is in the groove that runs around the screw cap, as water can easily sit in there and be missed when drying the toy. If you were to unscrew the cap to remove the batteries while water was present there then it would drip inside the toy, so you need to be careful. Hidden underneath the cap is the button to operate the toy; it’s a simple push button and feels pretty sturdy, but what I like about it is the placement. Recessing the button so it can’t be seen makes the design more sleek, and also enables the RO-140mm to be stood on its end when you’re not using it.
The RO-140mm is operated by pressing the button once to turn it on, again to change the function, and by holding the button down for a couple of seconds to switch it off. The motor for the toy is located at the end of the plastic portion, but despite this the vibrations can actually be felt most strongly in the silicone tip, which is precisely where you want them to be. The vibrations become strongly focussed right at the very point of the tip, and I was impressed by this. One of my major complaints about the RO-160mm was that the vibrations didn’t come to a focal point anywhere, but happily the RO-140mm has remedied this. This focus means that you can precisely target stimulation just where you want it to be, with pin-point accuracy. The vibrations are very buzzy and high-frequency and only become more so as you cycle up through the 3 power settings. Normally I’m not a fan of buzzy vibes, but oddly I find that in this instance it works for me. Just gliding the soft silicone tip all around the penis provides this wonderfully soothing feeing, as well as a satisfying level of sexual stimulation. It’s both relaxing and teasing: you can sense that it has the ability to take you where you want to go – and you may wish to jump ahead to that point – but it’s going to do so at a gentle pace, allowing you to enjoy the prolonged journey. Running the tip up and down the underside of the shaft and around the corona of the glans is very pleasurable, and the soft silicone is even gentle enough that you can run it along the meatus without causing discomfort. The key area to focus on, especially when you’re ready to orgasm, is the frenulum. The RO-140mm stimulates this nerve-rich tissue exceptionally well, and moving the tip up and down it and along either side of it will have you or your partner reaching orgasm in no time. Another place where the RO-140mm can be used is externally with the anus. I found it quite enjoyable to just make circles around the outside of the sphincter, and then to occasionally press the soft tip into the centre to create the sensation of someone thrusting with their tongue. Personally I wouldn’t insert the RO-140mm: it wasn’t designed for this, it doesn’t have a flared anal-safe base, and I just don’t think it would be that worthwhile in terms of pleasure gained.
The vibrator has 4 patterns to choose from as well as its 3 power levels. Three are very rapid series of pulses, with slightly differing timing for the lengths of the pulses and the pauses in between, and the other is a slow ramping up of power. Normally I’m a big fan of patterns, but I’ve found that with buzzy vibes they don’t really do much for me, and that I prefer the constant setting. Of the four patterns though, it’s the slow one which I like the most, and actually find to be equally as pleasurable as the constant vibrating. Using this pattern can be nice just to add a little variety, or as an alternative to physically moving vibe as you’re using it. The slow pulses almost mirror the feeling of moving the toy along the skin, which can be handy if you want to feel two types of stimulation, but while holding the vibe completely still and focussing on one area. Personally I would have preferred a little more selection in terms of the patterns as three of them are quite samey, or even the option of a rumbly vibration, but on the whole I’m pretty satisfied by what’s offered.
The noise level of the RO-140mm is quite low and just sounds like a hum or a fly buzzing around. I’d feel comfortable using it whilst knowing that someone was in the next room, with the peace of mind that they’d be unable to hear it.
As the toy is waterproof you can use it in the bath or shower, but when I tried this I wasn’t keen on it. When everything gets wet it causes the silicone tip to really drag instead of gliding smoothly over the skin. Obviously the way to counter drag normally would be with lube, but in this case you don’t really have any options. If you use a water-based lube it’ll just wash away, and you can’t use a water-resistant silicone lube as it might damage the silicone tip. If you only want to use the vibe for pin-point stimulation then it should be fine in water, but if you want to move it along the body then it’s not the best choice for that.
The vibrator comes in quite simple packaging unlike a lot of other Rocks Off products. It slides inside a clear plastic tube the same shape as the toy, making it very compact. I like it because it makes a great place to store the toy when you’re not using it, and it won’t take up a lot of space inside your drawer or even luggage. Included with the toy are 2 N batteries which it runs on, and which are easy to find in most shops when you need to replace them.
Overall I really think that the RO-140mm is a great vibrator; it’s the first toy from Rocks Off that I can recommend without reservation or hesitation, as it actually got me off in a way that the others I’ve tried couldn’t. It manages to combine both form and function with its funky design and stimulating functions, and is probably the best vibrator I’ve tried at this price point.
You can buy the RO-140mm from Bondara
 

Rocks Off Reviewables!

I was contacted recently by a lovely representative from the British sex toy manufacturer Rocks Off, who asked if I would be interested in reviewing a few of more their products. Considering I have been somewhat critical in the past of their products, this request came as something of a surprise to me, but I readily agreed as I’m always happy to oblige in testing new products, both for the benefit of my readers and to satisfy my own innate curiosity. I’m actually very impressed that Rocks Off reached out to me, as it says a lot about their company, and that they value criticism and are willing to take it on board.

The products I’ve received – if you haven’t already guessed from the image above – are: the RO-140mm Soft Tip, the Buddies Scud, and the Dalia (AKA The Mini-Mates Jive). You can look forward to seeing reviews for them in the days ahead.

Rocks Off Butt Boy

The Butt Boy is my fourth toy from Rocks Off; in the past I unfortunately haven’t been all that impressed with their products, but I liked the shape and the design of the Butt Boy enough that I wanted to try it, and I felt like giving them another chance.

The Butt Boy is a dual butt plug and perineum stimulator, modelled after the other prostate massagers that Rocks Off manufacture in this range. The plug portion of the Butt Boy has a length of 3″ from the tip to the widest point, and a thickness of 2″. It doesn’t appear especially large in person, and the gradient is quite gentle, but a 2″ diameter should be a red flag for a beginner. Anyone planning on tackling the Butt Boy really wants to have had prior experience with smaller anal toys before they do so. The underside of the bulb of the plug isn’t very rounded, and in fact has quite an angular corner where it sharply narrows down away from the widest point. Stemming on from the bulb is the neck of the plug, which is a mere 1/4″ long, and incredibly short compared to the majority of plugs on the market. The neck is only 3/4″ wide, which allows it a good amount of flexibility in this region. The perineum stimulator portion of the Butt Boy extends from the neck of the plug at a 90 degree angle, and is 3″ long. It looks a bit like a handle and can be used as such. On the top it has three raised nodules designed to press against the perineum, and at the end is an opening where the RO-80mm vibrating bullet is inserted. On the whole I think it’s a pretty attractive piece to look at.
The Butt Boy is made from silicone, but like with all Rocks Off toys it’s an especially firm silicone, quite different to what you’d expect from a Tantus toy, or something by Doc Johnson. Squeezing the toy reveals that it’s quite difficult to compress, and that there’s very little give in the material. The surface of the toy is matte, but it feels slightly more rough than it does velvety, and it’s also marred by the presence of a raised mould line running the full length. Compared to the Bad Boy the surface of the Butt Boy is smoother and less rough feeling.
Inserting the toy isn’t the most comfortable experience; while the gentle taper aids the process, the matte finish creates friction along the way, and the firm material does nothing to cushion the entrance as the sphincter expands. It fails to slip inside with a level of ease that would be desirable. Once you insert the plug up to the widest point, the sharp angular corner doesn’t provide the most pleasant feeling for the muscles to glide over, and one of the mould lines in this area caused a noticeably scratchy feeling. With the plug fully inside it becomes apparent that the short neck is a problem; 1/4″ in length just isn’t enough space for what is required. Most plugs have at least an inch of neck on them, and this is because that roughly corresponds to the thickness of muscle between the outside of the anus and the rectal cavity. Anything less that means that the muscles have nothing to contract and rest against, and instead they must rest against the underside of the bulb, which keeps them dilated. The result is that the plug doesn’t sit securely inside the body, and constantly feels as though it’s half hanging out, no matter how much you try to try to contract the muscles to further pull it in. It also prevents the widest point of the plug from getting in deep enough to provide a pleasantly full feeling, and nudge up against the prostate. The perineum stimulator, I found, was quite a nice addition to the plug. I enjoyed the sensation of something resting between my legs, as opposed to the standard base you get with a butt plug. I did find a number of problems with it, however. The first was that it didn’t apply enough pressure. The 90 degree angle meant that it only sat resting against the perineum, it really could have used a more acute angle in the construction to create a pleasant pushing sensation. The second was that due to the shape of it, only about 2″ of the total length came into contact with the perineum, while the final inch was wasted. The third and final problem I found was that it was too short. For me the most sensitive region of the perineum is closer to the base of the penis, so it really could have used an extra inch of length, so as to get closer to stimulating that point.
The other feature of the Butt Boy is that it vibrates. The vibration is powered by the RO-80 bullet, which can be removed and used separately if desired. The bullet is held in place very snuggly and can be difficult to extract without a lot of twisting, tugging, and wiggling, as the tight fit forms a vacuum inside. The entire toy is waterproof, so removing the bullet during routine washing isn’t a necessity. When the bullet was inserted and turned on, the vibrations did seem to travel the length of the toy, to the point that I felt a tingling inside, but none of which seemed to cause any pleasurable sensations in the prostate, even after prolonged usage. The part of the toy which vibrates the most strongly is the perineum stimulator, as that’s where the bullet is located. By the time the vibrations travel from the source, through the length of the toy, and into the body they seem to weaken to a fair degree, being absorbed and dampened along the way. The vibrations felt quite nice against the perineum, but it was really nothing special, I would have much rather been able to feel the vibrations actually inside the body. The Butt Boy would have worked much better in my opinion if instead of having the bullet hole in the perineum stimulator, they had instead located it in line with one of their Assberies toys, so the bullet went right inside the plug itself. The functions of the bullet are very limited, with the only options being off, or on and vibrating constantly at one speed. There are no varying speeds or patterns of pulsations to choose from, which is disappointing. The bullet is generally quite easy to operate whilst inside the toy, as the shape puts the button in an accessible position, and the bullet is quiet enough that no one will hear it in the next room. As part of my tests I did replace the bullet with a We-Vibe Salsa, to see if this improved things. While it did create a much stronger vibrating sensation, the position of the bullet still meant that the vibrations didn’t get deep inside the body and up to the prostate where I wanted them.
The packaging for the Butt Boy is rather nice, it comes inside a sturdy black cardboard box, with a clear plastic viewing window at the front. Inside the box the item is clipped securely into a plastic tray adorned with the manufacturer’s logo. It’s a convenient place to store the toy when not in use, as the material is prone to attract dust.
Cleaning the Butt Boy is a simple affair. As it’s silicone it’s non-porous and can be sterilised, either by wiping down with a 10% bleach solution, or by placing in a pan of boiling water for a couple of minutes – but do remember to remove the bullet first. Alternatively you can simply rinse with hot water and anti-bacterial soap, or use a handy toy wipe.
Overall I feel that the Butt Boy is a significant improvement over the Bad Boy, but it was still a bit of a disappointment for me. With a few design tweaks it could be a decent product, but as it stands I’m unlikely to use it that much.

You can buy the Butt Boy from Honour