The Sasha Grey large is part of Doc Johnson’s new range of glass butt plugs. Aesthetically it’s quite a stunning piece to look at, made from an opaque black-pigmented pyrex glass. What’s unusual about the plug is its proportions; the over all length of the plug is 4 3/4″, with 4 3/8″ being insertable. Of this insertable length a significant portion is taken up by the neck, which measures in at 1 3/4″ long. The bulb itself is very short and stubby, with a sharp taper. The distance from the tip to the widest point is a mere 1 3/4″, and when you consider that the widest point has an impressive diameter of 2 3/8″, you realise that this plug is definitely only for the more advanced user.
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.
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As it’s a silicone toy you want to remember to only use a water based lube with it, to protect the material. Due to the sheer size of the plug, I’d recommend a thick anal lube, which will really adhere to the surface.
Silicone is also one of the most hygienic and non-porous materials a sex toy can be made from, so cleaning is an ease, and you needn’t worry about it picking up odours. The plug can be washed with antibacterial soap and hot water, sprayed with a specialist toy cleaner, as well as being boiled, wiped down with a 10% bleach solution, or being popped in the dishwasher.
The packaging is of a very simple plastic clamshell design, and is a little too bulky to be convenient to store the toy in on a long term basis.
On the whole I’m very pleased with this toy, and it was definitely a worthwhile upgrade from the Classic Butt Plug. For anyone considering a plug of this size, this is the one I would recommend, and it’s really worth spending that little extra money.
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When I first began exploring anal play I was quite dismissive about the idea of inflatable butt plugs. They always seemed like such flimsy things, and I couldn’t quite understand how they could be any good considering how easy it is to compress and change the shape of anything filled with air. As my journey into anal play progressed I gradually found myself coming back to the inflatable toys. The problem I had found was that no toy was ever quite the right size. Some of my favourite toys left me wanting just that bit more girth, and others proved simply too much. I knew that there was a sweet spot and I was determined to find it, but it became apparent that the only way would be if I had something I could adjust, and inflatables re-entered my consciousness.
With the plug back inside it actually rests quite comfortably, no differently to any other plug. The one downside I found immediately is that the air hose comes directly out of the base of the plug, meaning you can’t use the plug in a seated position.
The plug inflates very easily with the use of the hand pump. You can adjust how much it inflates by by how hard you squeeze, so a series of gentle pumps will lead to a gradual size increase, whereas a couple of firm pumps will have you feeling full quite rapidly. If you over-inflate the plug, then there’s a quick release valve on the pump, which rapidly expels the air and returns you to comfort. As you inflate the plug it takes on an ovoid shape with the widest point around the middle, which I found caused a fuller feeling at a smaller size, than with a traditional conical shaped butt plug, where the widest point sits just inside the sphincter.
Inflating the plug is a very unique experience, much different to inserting an object of a predetermined size. You get a real sense of the pressure building against the prostate with every pump, and as you have complete control you can pump it just beyond your limit, then release the air, and repeat this to experience the sensation. It’s also quite different having something in there which isn’t solid. I found my body was less content than with a traditional butt plug. With a traditional butt plug you can really feel weight and firmness of it, and squeeze against it with your muscles to hold it in place. With the Gapers you have a big squishy air-filled void inside you, which merely compresses in response to any pressure from the body. I found I had to work a little bit harder to persuade my body to allow it to stay there, and not try to relax and force it out.
It’s possible to remove the plug from the body while still inflated, depending on how big you’ve made it. At smaller sizes it is more squishy, and therefore less useful for trying to stretch the muscles when removing it. At larger sizes it becomes more turgid, and thus less likely to change shape when you push it out, forcing the muscles to expand instead. The plug can reach over 4″ in diameter when inflated, and became reminiscent of the girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, who swelled up like a purple berry. One of the benefits of the toy is though, that you can enjoy that very full feeling inside, without having to go to the trouble of training your muscles to allow you to push something large inside.
So far when using it I haven’t gone much over 2″ in diameter, but I’m enjoying testing my limits, and having that full feeling deeper than my other plugs offer.
Aside from the questionable material, over all I’m very pleased with this toy, and am having a lot of fun experimenting with it. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for controlled anal play.
The lovely people at SexToys.co.uk sent me this toy to test. What really appealed to me about it was the unusual spherical shape, opposed to the traditional conical shape most butt plugs come in.
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The plug itself is constructed in two layers; there’s a thin outer shell made of a rather tough vinyl-like material, and this in turn is filled with a flexible rubber centre, leaving the only mould line hidden below the base. When squeezing the plug you can feel that the two layers aren’t completely fused together, and it’s possible to pinch the outer skin between a thumb and forefinger, independent of the rubber core. As it’s possible to bend the plug in places, I would be worried about the potential for the outer layer to split at some point.