When I received my Entice balls from California Exotics, there were no noticeable smells or tastes to them. The silicone seems to be a decent grade, and feels silky. Although like most silicone, they can collect lint. Even though the balls are large, the plastic and smooth silicone make it easy for just about anyone to insert them without problems. There are some ridges or details on the girdle part of the silicone, but not anything that is noticeable when inserted. This also doesn't make them any harder to clean, as far as I can tell. The only thing I worried about was the seam where the silicone meets the plastic, but even then a good cleaning will make sure this is not an issue. As with any toy made of silicone, I would advise against using silicone based lubes as they are known to destroy silicone material. Another thing you might want to watch for is storing them next to other toys, as other materials may melt or ruin the girdle on these balls. This toy as a whole is rated an eight on Eden's scale for safety of materials, making it a generally safe toy for personal use, but I wouldn't personally suggest sharing it with anyone.
I love the design of this toy, and the fact that it has a retrieval cord made me happy. The first balls I ever tried didn't have any cord, so I was forced to push them out, which really sucked. They are easily inserted, even though they look rather large, and I had no issues. Once they were inside, I was not bothered by the smooth ridges on the girdle that seem to be connected right to the plastic of the balls. The small seam between the girdle and plastic worried me, but I found it easy to clean regardless. This toy could be discreet, but I personally wouldn't trust leaving it in plain sight. It is small enough to hide in your purse or something, as long as you have some sort of bag to keep it in, as they do collect lint and the silicone may become damaged if not properly cared for. Some beginners may not like the size of this toy, and it could potentially seem intimidating. But you need not fret; they do not feel nearly as large as they look. The toy is made up of two balls that are connected in the middle by the girdle, which wraps around them and then also forms the retrieval cord at the end. The balls hold smaller, weighted balls inside that roll around, causing nice sensations. These sensations aren't strong, and aren't uncomfortable either. The rolling can be felt during movements like walking and such. The gentle rolling of the inner balls feels more like slight shifts in weight and isn't "orgasmic", unless you tend to be really sensitive.
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After using these balls for only a few hours I felt the difference, mostly upon removal. My hubby has also said that he could feel a slight difference after the first use. After almost a full week's worth of hour-long uses, the results are as promised. My "girly parts" are feeling much tighter and I don't have to cross my legs every single time I sneeze. This toy is by far my favorite set of balls. The other two pairs I own have made their way back into their packages, where they will stay unless something happens to my new Entice balls!
As for care, again, don't use silicone based lubes with Entice as the lube will react badly with the silicone material of the toy. To be completely honest I rarely need lube upon insertion of these, and I even have dryness problems. If you do want to use a lube just to make insertion easier, then choose a water based lube or a lube labeled safe for silicone materials,and always spot-test to make sure that the lube won't react with your toy. Clean up is as easy as ever. Just make sure you wash them with soap and water, or use a toy cleaner. Do not boil this toy as this may melt the plastic, and remember to store it in a box, or something without other toys of differing materials surrounding it, as they may ruin the silicone.
The toy comes in a cardboard box that is labeled with a photo of the toy and the name. The back contains a small blurb about the toy. Upon opening it, I found that the Entice was wrapped in a plastic bag. There is very little packaging when it comes to this toy, but the packaging is not discreet, so you may want to make sure you store this toy somewhere discreet, and wrap it when gifting.
I had so much fun using Entice, and got a great workout for my PC muscles as well! This is by far my favorite new set of balls.
I found that, whether you are using this toy as intended or your lover decides to use it as a toy during foreplay, it is great! Some people won't like it for various reasons, but I think it works well for what it is intended. I had an easier time using these compared to my smaller and unattached set, and my smaller set that has a cord through the balls. Entice is also less noisy compared to other, cheaper balls with a weighted ball in the middle. I had fun using it and I benefited greatly!