I reviewed this kit. And I tend to side with the other comments. While this kit is great for a beginner, if you can find the items in a better material then I would do that. The material isn't as safe as others (one of the cons I wrote about).
I'm glad I stumbled upon this conversation here, I have been looking for a first time anal item or kit and I almost purchased it based on reviews but I think I'll be investigating the suggestions here. Thanks!