The toy is made of PVC, which makes it a hard plastic, but flexible. Out of the package, the toy did have a bit of a chemical smell, but it dissipates quickly. The beads molded along the string are very smooth on the outside, but are very hard and firm. There is no odd textures or anything like that either. Just a standard molded bead string here.
For its overall planned design and use, this toy delivers. Coming in at 9 1/2" in length, 8" actually insertable, it offers a lot to someone just getting into anal. Its also great for someone who wants to have a bit more of an adventure outside of the bedroom without it being too big, or causing fear of not being able to retrieve it later. The beads max out in size at 3/4" so the size does not get overwhelming either. The design is not that discrete, but if you were hiding it, or using it under your clothing, no one would be able to tell the difference if you had it or not.
There is a lot of good in this toy for you. Its basic, not overwhelming, it is not overly large, or long, and it has a good sized retrieval ring. An all around reliable toy. On the other hand, there are some drawbacks for some people. Being that all women are different, these may be too small for some, not stimulating enough, or too long. Additionally, some may not like that the whole toy, including the material that goes from bead to bead is made from the PVC. Some other material that gave the beads a bit more freedom could have added to the draw of this toy. Every woman has their preference, so this definitely scales on the beginner/weak side of the anal toys, but that is what it was designed to be.
PVC is an easy to clean material. Some warm water and antibacterial soap does the job nicely. Toy cleaner works well too. The toy is compatible with water and silicone based lubes too. The package it comes in is a pretty good place to store this toy, but being so much smaller than most toys, you could hide this just about anywhere.