Anal Hook is made entirely of stainless steel. It has no scent, and it is entirely non-porous and easy to sterilize. However, it also tends to be relatively cold to the touch, so plan in a bit of "pre-heating" time to warm up the material before planning to insert it into a body.
Stainless steel is entirely rigid. There is no way to gently form this metal hook to fit every anatomical possibility. As such, if the hook is feeling uncomfortable or not pressing into the right location, you'll need to move the person it's inserted into or the angle of the hook itself. This may require some trial and error until you've discovered what works best for a person's body.
There is no texture on the Anal Hook. The entire hook is smooth with no bumps or ridges. There are some welding marks near the loop along the top of the hook, but this is nowhere near any penetrable area, and it doesn't effect use of the hook in any way.
While an "Anal Hook" may sound scary at first thought, the insertive size of this hook is not big. With a bulb at about 1" in diameter, this hook is not formidable in thickness. Most bodies that have done some anal pleasure in the past will have very little issue inserting this hook - especially when a lot of lubricant is involved. Be aware that inserting this hook will be a bit of a new experience. Due to the curvature of the hook, the toy will need to be inserted and then curved with the curve of the toy. You'll quickly feel this after it's inserted, and it's something that will come naturally to you with a bit of use.
As mentioned in other places, stainless steel is entirely rigid. This means that you'll need to adjust your position and angle if you're not getting the sensations you'd like. You won't be able to do many adjustments with just the hook itself.
The shape lends itself especially well to being inserted into the butt with the tail-end being trailed up the back. This allows for a rope to be placed around the waist to help to keep the hook in place inside the body.
An Anal Hook can be used solo, but its bondage capabilities lend particularly well to using it with a partner.
With the loop at the top of the anal hook, the hook allows for rope (or other bondage items) to be strung the hook. This helps keep the hook in, and it can provide a bit of extra pleasurable sensation from a tight fit from the hook. This loop is wide enough to easily slip two decently-thick ropes. It would be a tight fit to get three in. This means you could easily do an around-the-body wrap with no problem.
If you play with the angle and the position, this anal hook can hit the prostate area for male-bodied people. It does require some experimentation, however, to find what that best method is going to be.
When standing, the Anal Hook will begin to slide out (due to weight) if there is no anchor point through the loop holding the anal hook up. If wishing to use the Hook without using it with bondage, you may want to lay down to reduce the slippage.
The Anal Hook can be used for temperature play. Fill up a bowl with hot water or cold water (even with ice cubes, if you'd like) and allow the hook to soak in the water. The stainless steel will take on the temperature of the water in the bowl. This can be said about room temperatures as well, however. Especially during winter months, you will want to "pre-heat" the stainless steel by holding against a body (or putting it in a bowl of warm water) or the steel will be noticeably frigid to the touch when kept at room temperature.
Be aware that the curvature of the anal hook is made of stainless steel. It is entirely rigid and will not move. Your body, however, can. This may require moving your body, shifting your position, or changing the angle of the anal hook's bondage point to get a more pleasurable sensation from the hook itself.
This stainless steel toy makes for easy cleaning. Just use warm water and anti-bacterial soap to clean up after every use. If you'd like to sterilize, use a water/bleach solution or boil the hook in a particularly large pot of water. With no texture or small areas, this toy is extremely simple to clean.
Made from steel, this hook is compatible with all types of lubricant. As it's an anal toy, make sure to use a lot of it.
Storage of the Anal Hook is easy with a simple caveat: the hook must be stored away from any sharp objects or things that can scratch the finish. As long as you do that, it can be stored virtually anywhere in virtually any way. It can be stored in the velvet drawstring bag that it comes with, or it can be stored wrapped in an item of clothing or other soft material.
The Anal Hook comes in reusable packaging. The included black, velvet drawstring bag comes packaged in a plastic baggie with bar code numbers for warehouse use. The plastic bag can be tossed after receiving the toy.
The black velvet bag, however, can be used to store the anal hook. It doesn't have any padding, so it won't protect the anal hook in case of any drops, but it will help the hook be more discreet and protect from finishing scratches.
The hook comes with no instructional information.