Once you have the Mr Smooth inside the body you have the option of using it the way in which one typically might with a dildo, or alternatively leaving it in place like a butt plug. As a butt plug it does fulfil this mandate to a certain degree, but it’s not best suited to it, and not designed with that in mind. The sphincter comes to rest around the narrow neck-like portion of the dildo, just prior to the ball on the end which functions as both a handle and an anal-safe base, but because of the overall length of the dildo the neck and the ball extend out of the body more than would be considered ideal. It’s perhaps not an issue for just use in the bedroom, but you certainly couldn’t sit down with the ball there, and it will create a visible lump in the back of any underwear or tight trousers worn over it. The shape also isn’t best suited to walking around while wearing it, as it will gradually work its way out under its own weight, due to the direction of the taper. It’s not going to suddenly drop out unexpectedly, because the whole length of it has to pass out of the body before the widest point can exit, and that acts almost as an anchor giving you plenty of time to make adjustments. Constantly adjusting something worn anally, however, is less than ideal. Really, in terms of a plug, I’d suggest the Teazer far more.
The Metal Worx Curve is one of those toys which I really enjoy writing the review for, simply because it surprised me. I’ll be honest when I say that despite how much I like the design of it, initially I was sceptical about how effective it would be during use, and without spoiling the review let’s just say that it does the job.
In total the Curve measures around 11 1/4″ from end to end when you factor in the curvature. The ball at the head end has a circumference of 4 1/8″, and at the tail they increase from 2 5/8″, to 3 1/8″, then 3 3/8″, and finally 3 5/8″. The shaft of the Curve is quite slender, and while it does vary in thickness slightly it has an average circumference of 2″.
The Curve is made entirely from highly polished steel which gives it a rather stunning appearance, as well as making it quite a heavy and sturdy toy. Unlike some products, such as my njoy Pure Plug 2.0, it’s not made from a stainless steel, and you can actually tell this from a slight difference in the colour. This doesn’t alter its properties in any significant way, except perhaps when it comes to caring for the toy, and I’ll mention that briefly later. One of the best features about metal is how well it conducts heat, which naturally makes it perfect for temperature play. In this regard it is many times better than glass, which is another popular material for this. When you pick the Curve up at room temperature you get the impression that it’s already cold, which is handy if you enjoy low temperatures as it reduces the need to wait while it chills in the fridge. If cold isn’t your thing then simply holding the Curve in your hands for a few seconds will be enough to bring it up to a more comfortable temperature. Personally I don’t consider the Curve to the the type of toy you’d want to use for temperate play as it’s more of an interactive toy, and therefore different to how you might slip a cold plug into your body and leave it there, but this might just be an individual preference so it’s great that you have the option. Because the Curve has quite a slender design it does change temperature more quickly, so it will suck heat out of the body and warm up rapidly during use. If you really want to keep it cold then it’s handy to have a bucket of ice water nearby, as a quick dunk in there will have it back down to frigid temperatures in no time. Similarly if you like your temperature play at the other end of the spectrum, a dip in a basin of hot water will also do the trick.
When it comes to using the Curve the two different ends serve quite separate purposes, at least as far as I’m concerned. The tail end is what I think of as the warm up end. It has a narrow tapered tip which slips very easily into the body, and the individual bulges act like anal beads as you gently pop them in and out of the sphincter and enjoy that sensation. The first three are very easy to insert, but I found the fourth to be a little more tricky, due to the combination of the curve in the shaft and the rigidity of the material. If and when you do put the fourth inside I’d suggest exercising a little caution, as when the muscle slips over the widest point you will feel the Curve being sucked into the body, and if you don’t have it positioned quite right then that sucking action can pull the hard metal tip into your soft delicate insides quite forcefully and cause discomfort. The tail is definitely more the foreplay side of the Curve, as using it largely just teases the anus and helps it to relax and loosen up, but it doesn’t really provide and stimulation deeper inside the rectum. Once you’re done and you decide to flip the toy around you’ll soon discover that the head side is the main event. The ball on the end slides into the body very easily, especially if you’ve already warmed up with the other side. Despite it being a hard and rigid toy it still feels very comfortable during insertion, but it’s also important to know how to relax. With the ball inside it seems to almost immediately find the prostate, and because the prostate is situated in quite a shallow location adjacent to the rectum you won’t need to insert much of the shaft in order to stimulate it. The shape of the toy causes it to curve upwards between the legs into a very accessible position, so you can grip onto the tail section like a handle without having to reach that far to grab anything. As soon as you begin even the slightest of thrusting with the Curve you’ll notice immediate and unmistakable prostate stimulation, and it really took me by surprise. As you thrust the curve of the shaft directs the steel ball on the end firmly into the prostate, and it gently rubs back and forth across the surface of it, mimicking the motion you might use when trying to stimulate the prostate with fingers, only it’s more effective because of the large surface area of the ball. I really wasn’t expecting it to be so effective; most toys seem to only produce incidental prostate stimulation, or at least they require a fair amount of experimentation to get the knack of using them in that way, but with the Curve it was instant. Because of the position of the prostate you really only need shallow thrusts to target it, and this allows you to move from a slow motion to quite a fast one, depending on which suits you best. If you want to feel a firmer pressure on the prostate then it couldn’t be simpler than just pulling the Curve upwards and towards you while thrusting. One sure fire way to tell that the Curve is doing its job is from the spontaneous erection which suddenly pops up after a couple of strokes back and forth across the sweet spot. I’m really not exaggerating when I say quite unequivocally that the Curve is the single most effective non-powered toy that I’ve ever used for prostate stimulation. It’s almost impossible to go wrong when using it as it hits the right spot every time, and avoids frustrating time wasted as you try to figure out where it is and how to stimulate it with other toys, so it’s especially worthwhile for the less experienced in this field. Using the Curve has to be the closest I’ve come to achieving a prostate orgasm yet, and that’s really saying something as my prostate is pretty stubborn. I’m fairly certain that with perseverance I’m going to be able to achieve it with this toy.
The No. 05 is a really nice toy to use, and thanks to its size it should be suitable for most people, bar only complete novices. It is a little on the slim side, but when you combine that with the firmness and rigidity of the glass, and the textured surface, it acts to make the dildo feel that much bigger, so size lovers don’t be discouraged. The tip of the dildo slips easily into the body, with only the slightest amount of lube being necessary due to the frictionless nature of the smooth surface. Even though glass is a hard material there’s absolutely no discomfort to speak of as it passes through the muscle, thanks to the gently-rounded tip. Once you get past the tip you can feel a slight pop as it gives way to the narrower shaft following behind. Almost immediately as the shaft begins to slip inside you can feel the ridges from the raised area which corkscrews around it, and if you’re a fan of texture then this should really appeal to you. The ridges are pronounced enough that you can clearly feel them, almost enough to make out each individual bump, but they are rounded on the surface to prevent the feeling from being too intense. The result is that the sensation is nothing but pleasurable. You really want to go slowly at first when inserting the dildo, just to allow it to find its own path, as clearly the material can’t adjust its shape in response to your body. Due to the length of the shaft and the rigidity of the glass it’s probably not going to be a toy which you can insert all the way down to the base. Once it’s in a certain amount you can feel the tip pressing firmly against the top of the rectum and you know that that’s a good indicator not to push it any further. Despite this it still fells very comfortable inside the body, you just need to be reasonably careful with what you’re doing. The design of the ridges prevents thrusting from happening too rapidly, and thus avoids accidentally ramming the hard glass into your delicate insides, so you just want to avoid trying to sit on the toy as that’s a sure fire way to impale yourself. The base of the toy offers a convenient way to manipulate it, and it fits nicely into the grasp of your hand while using it. I found that the best way to use it was simply to gently thrust by hand and enjoy the sensation of the muscle rippling over the ridges, though if you’re careful you can stand it upright and ride it, and this is also pleasurable. Whether you’re enjoying the slow popping sensation of each ridge, or building up a little bit of speed, it’s a fun toy to thrust away with. The curve in the shaft offers some prostate stimulation, but it isn’t that forthcoming. If you’re not too certain on how to stimulate your prostate then you might struggle a little with the No. 05, but if you’re already a dab hand at it then you need only direct the tip into the right position and thrust away, and it can work quite effectively. Personally it’s not my favourite prostate toy and I like it more for its texture, but it clearly has versatility and that’s always a good feature. Surprisingly twisting the toy actually does very little; you’d assume from the design that rotating it like an Archimedes screw would produce some pleasant effects, but that isn’t so much the case, even if you twist and thrust simultaneously.
It’s been a while since I last tried a glass toy, so when I laid my eyes on the new Icicles No. 37 I knew that I had to have it. Find out what I thought of it after the jump!