These entire toy/probe is flexible and easy to bend with just 3 fingers. However the actual beads are very firm. I suspect the entire thing is made of hard plastic and coated with silicone. I could not compress any of the individual beads. This probe does have that faint silicone smell. It's so faint, you would have to put it to your nose to detect any smell.
Being silicone makes it body safe. Silicone is one of safest sex toy materials due to its non-porous properties.
The silicone used to coat this has a slight drag if I were to run my fingers down it.
The firmness of the beads makes it easier to insert, with some water-based lubricant of course.
So flexible, easy to bend
The Eden silky smooth silicone beads – anal beads with loop handle have a curved design to aid with insertion. The first bead is quite tapered and actually is pointed. The beads 5 in all gradually increase in length and width. There is a safety ring on the end of the probe that serves as a stopper and handle.
The entire toy is 9 1/2" long with 8 " of it insertable. The widest bead is 1 1/4".
This only comes in bright Eden pink. TSA will definitely spot it during a flight check.
If left sitting out, a young child could think it was candy.
Here's a simple diagram with measurements. Sorry, I don't have any of those fancy pic software..
Side view/size comparison of some anal toys.
Top view comparison with the popular Amethyst
Due to its length, I would not recommend this to beginners. Beginner should check out the Eden Sensuous silicone anal beads – anal beads with loop handle. This one is smaller in length and width.
This toy was fairly easy to use solo or with a partner. The small firm beads made it easy to load in one by one. Being flexible and curved made it easy to get its entire 8" in. The ring/handle is large enough to put 1 finger in it for withdrawal. Don't be discouraged if using solo, take little efforts or attempts to take the entire 8". Definitely much easier if your partner is pushing it in.
Due to the spacing between the beads it does require more lubricant than an ordinary dildo or the Amethyst. Some lube will rub off as entering your anus.
The space between the last bead and the ring is not significant so it might slip out on some anatomies. I had to squeeze to hold it in while standing in the shower. I think it also wanted to slip out due to the amount of lubricant I had to use. However on a brighter note, holding it in is the same as doing kegels, which aids tightness.
This being silicone is easy to take care of. It comes clean with warm water and soap. You can also boil it for 3-5 minutes if you like. If it picks up any smells you can try soaking in a 10% bleach solution. 1 part household bleach to 10 parts water. Of course if sharing do clean in between.
It won't break if dropped or tossed around. The only thing one has to watch out for is DO NOT USE A SILICONE-BASED LUBRICANT. Otherwise it will break down and start melting.
This being 8" long, I would suggest cleaning out before playing/probing.
Here are some items we use for anal play/fun
We received both the Eden AirFlirt and the anal beads at the same time. As you can see the Air Flirt being a high end toy had nicer packaging. The beads were in a clear plastic cello bag. On the cello were the words,"Resealable Cover Raise This Flap To Open". I tossed the cello in the recycle bin. I store this in a plastic box with the Amethyst.
I picked this particular one due to the sizing of the beads. Not being a beginner I wanted some thicker beads. However I found this to be on the long side. Before I could get the last largest bead in, I was already filled up. So I had to use a little effort to get the last one in. OW said, no way. "It's too long to go in my butt!"
I always wanted to try anal beads. As soon as I opened the package, I went into the shower. After washing it, I lubed it up. The first few went in with ease. As it got deeper, no go. Had to pull it out and add more lube to the larger beads. Apparently the lube was rubbing off my opening as it went in. With a little effort though I got its entire length in. The point on the first bead was a little uncomfortable. Pulling it out was fun. I re-lubed it to be on the safe side. I left it in as I washed showered. After about 4-5 minutes it seemed to want to slip out. Too much lube I guess.
The best use for this was when it was used on me by OW. It went in easier and was very exciting. Just the thought of her doing this was getting me excited and stiff. After few giggles from her and oohhs and aahhs from me, it was totally in. As it came out I achieved full erection. "Oh, so long but felted so good." Much better than my shower experience !