This toy features a dual texture which is very sexy and appealing. I think that the texture is possibly one of the better things about this toy, with a somewhat matte finish at the tip that provides a little more resistance on the narrower portion and then a switch to a smooth finish as the toy widens. It's made of smooth silicone, and as soon as I took it out of the package I wanted to try it out. It is pleasantly flexible (which also makes it more safe for anal use) but firm and not too heavy. It's not as heavy as it looks, anyway. There is no detectable smell while using the toy, but it is faintly rubbery smelling if you try to smell it.
The design of this toy is loosely based on the shape of a penis, but very bulbous with the widest part in the middle reaching a diameter of 2" and then tapering to a flared base. As mentioned elsewhere, I found it to be a little too girthy to be comfortable at this point but I know I can work up to accommodating the entire toy. I would not guess that this is a good size for most people, but I am a little on the petite size and I only have my own experience to go on :)
I would not travel with this toy since it is not at all discreet. I have no idea how you would explain it to be anything else if found in your suitcase!
I would say that I can't use it the way it's supposed to because a 2" diameter at its widest point is just too big for me right now, especially for the entire length. I am going to have to work up to it. When I do reach that point, I feel comfortable about inserting the toy completely because the base is very flared. I also really love that the toy is so flexible. It's fun to play with without even going anywhere near my rear end. I think once I have been able to utilize the full capabilities of this toy my boyfriend is interested in me using it on him, based on my very positive reaction. While it required A LOT of lubricant (I used water-based Astroglide Natural) it was fairly easy to use even though I do not have a lot of anal experience. I was intimidated by it at first. Even though I have not been able to fully insert it yet I'm willing to keep trying!
This is made of 100% silicone, which is easy to clean and sterilize and makes me feel a lot better about it since I know I can make sure it's clean. This is not an area of my body where I would like to be unsure about hygiene. I am currently storing it in the packaging, which is not discreet at all, but it works well for keeping it clean and protected. I have used this toy with both oil-based and water-based lubricants with better success with the water-based. Remember not to use silicone lubricants on this toy and to store it away from jelly toys. I would also keep it in the package or a soft and clean cloth bag so that it doesn't pick up lint or dust.
The packaging was really intimidating. The flames and red and black and the large, bold "RASCAL" emblazoned on the front made me afraid to use it, but once we got it out of the package it was a lot more interesting and didn't look scary at all. It is still a large toy, but the packaging does slightly exaggerate the size and hardcore factor of this toy.
It was also great for helping me to relax for anal penetration by my boyfriend. He was able to enter me without any discomfort on my part after we used it and to could really go to town. I did enjoy it without him as well. While using a vibrator on my clit, it provided alternate and simultaneous back door stimulation that was amazing. I will definitely be using this again on my own and with my partner. It's a little crazy, so I won't be trotting it out all the time, but definitely whenever we are feeling a little crazy or if we have a lengthy session planned. I can't even adequately describe how great it felt once I got very worked up. It was just amazing. And huge! When we were done, my boyfriend said, "That was insane! Insane!" because he couldn't believe how much of it had actually gone in and that I liked it so much. Yes I was skeptical, but now I know that if I'm in the mood for it this toy will really get the job done.