Classic anal funFor someone who is into occasional anal play this toy is a great value for the price. It will definitely fill you up and stay in place. With routine cleaning it should last a casual user quite some time.
When I first opened the toy it did have a very strong rubber odor; but after being out of the package for a while and airing out it is much better. After using it, I still have a faint smell of rubber on my hands but nothing too overwhelming. One other comment on the material for this plug: I stored it with some "sil-a-gel" dildos and the color of the dildos wore off onto this product and now I have a green and purple speckled plug. Still works just fine, it's just a little more "festive" now.
As far as cleaning we always use a condom with it which makes cleanup a breeze. I can't speak to cleaning it without using a condom; but, since it is a porous material, I would advise cleaning it extremely thoroughly as soon as possible after use.
I have used this toy during intercourse and masturbation and have been completely satisfied with the results each time. This product says it is great for advanced and beginners alike. I don't know that I would actually recommend this for a complete anal beginner. This item is quite large and will probably require a bit of a stretch and some soreness afterward for beginners. I know I was a little tender after the first time with this plug. It definitely took some getting used to for me, but now that we've used it multiple times I really do enjoy it.
Figuring I had already spent the money on it and might as well use it, we decided to give it a try the next night. With a decent amount of lube I was able to use this. Unlike dildos and anal beads, I really liked the fact that this plug slowly gets larger and has a flared base to keep it securely in place.
Once the toy was inserted I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had to use it a couple times before I got used to the "larger" size of it but now it is our go to anal toy. If this is your first anal toy I might suggest something a little smaller, but if you are up to the challenge this is a decent toy for the money.