Made of TPE, the BJ helper has a smooth rubbery feeling on the outside. It weighs in at a 6 on the safety scale. The inside, on the other hand, has little nubs to help add some extra pleasure for those sensual moments. The beads, or nubs, are smooth with a raised-up bumpy feeling. TPE is more porous than silicone, and it is recommended that condoms be used when sharing. This product has a soft, smooth feeling to it. It is stretchy, squishy, and flexible, which helps when using on different penis sizes. It does leave a slight oily residue on your hands which washes off easily. The product does not have a taste to it, although it leaves a rubbery aftertaste if placed in your mouth. Upon opening the package there is a very strong rubbery plastic smell, with what smelled like a hint of vanilla, similar to some Halloween masks. When touching the product, the smell did stay on my hands for several washes, and it took 6-7 washes with hot water and mild soap to dilute the smell on the product. This product is hypo-allergenic, latex free, and Phthalates free. It has a beaded texture, hence the nubs on the inside of the product.
The BJ helper looks similar to a male stroker or masturbator, only smaller. It has an opening at each end and the center is filled with little beads. The size was perfect in my situation, however it maybe too big or too small for those with a spouse that have a bigger or smaller penis. The BJ helper is 2 1/4" in length and has a diameter of 1 1/2". It weighs 0.2lb and fits any size penis, although some with a larger or smaller penis it may fit differently. It is translucent in color. When looking through either end of this product the beads line up to make a star formation inside. The beads on the inside are oval in shape, and have what could be best compared to as tiny little nipples on the center of each bead. If you were to take a boob and stretch it as far as possible on each side, you would have what these beads look like...weird comparison, I know. It's not tight or loose, but fits snug around the penis base. My husband has problems when it comes to masturbation and blowjobs; he cannot cum like most men, and this product, due to the beads, helped us achieve this. He was even able to use it as just a masturbator. The BJ helper can be used by any man, beginner to more advanced, with any size penis. I love the fact that this toy is translucent and tiny. It is easy to stick in a purse pocket or suitcase and be taken just about anywhere. All in all, I think the shape, size, and design of this product are perfect for what we needed, and I think it would help a lot of others as well.
This product was great in our situation with helping my husband cum. The only downfall we found was that the toy got in the way of my mouth every now and again. That could partially be because my husband has a series of piercings down the base of his penis, and it may work differently for others. This is very easy to use; slide the penis in one end of the product to the base of the penis. From there, wrap your hand around the product and stroke while giving oral sex. My husband found it was more comfortable to use lube with this product. I would recommend a flavored water-based lube, such as ID Frutopia. We also found that when I was on my knees on the floor, that was the best position for using this product. My husband said the beads added that extra little kick he needed. He said they were soft and stimulating, but not over-stimulating, and when used around the penis it heightened his sense of pleasure. I know some masturbators when used with lube can make that squishy smacking sound due to air, but this product did not do that. I personally liked using the product because I know it helped him finish, and who doesn't like to see their significant other happy? My husband also added that this product was so much better than using your hands, due to the fact that there is less friction, which also helped make his experience better.
TPE materials cannot be boiled in water to disinfect. It can be easily washed in warm water and mild soap or toy cleaner. Another plus to this product is that it can be turned inside out to make cleaning even easier. This toy also has a tendency to pick up lint, but it washes off fairly easy. This is tiny enough to be stuck in a drawer; I would recommend sticking it in a zip lock baggy, but whatever is your preference. This toy is most compatible with water and silicone-based lubes.
The packaging for this toy, in my opinion, was not the most discreet. The toy comes in a cardboard and plastic sleeve. You can see the toy through the plastic. It's easiest to open by using a scissors to cut it. The front of the package states the name of the product, and gives a brief description of the material and what the product is used for. The back of the package has a picture of the product with descriptions of certain areas, such as the opening and the beads. It also yields a warning not to warm this product in the microwave or conventional oven. It is also states to keep this toy away from other toys when not in use, and to store in a cool dry place. Also, not to use mineral or oil based product on the toy, as it may cause deterioration.
I must admit, I was a little intimidated when I took this product on for review, I was glad I did though. It helped my husband and I achieve a more sensual moment together, whether it was for me, my husband, or both of us. I would recommend this product to any couple that is looking for some help with oral, or if you just want to give your man some added pleasure when it comes to oral sex.