Jumping the Gun, but it's Still Fun!Billy is the sort of toy that you invest in, and the rewards may not come immediately, but they do come eventually. Despite its high price tag, I would recommend this product to novice and even beginner prostate players due to its size and potency, plus the recharge feature. All around, a great toy.
Despite the price tag, I wish I had started here when I first bought an anal toy, as Billy's small diameter makes him a very friendly starting point for those who are just starting to explore the Undiscovered Country.
Like most of the Lelo line-up, Billy is washable but not waterproof. No playing in the deep end while playing in your deep end.
That ridge actually worried me at first - growing up with a trauma/ICU nurse sister, I've heard all the stories of guys "accidentally falling on [their] girlfriend's dildo" (and the one guy my sister actually respected who admitted, "No, it's my vibe - I really enjoy the sensation"). So when I looked at that tiny ridge, I thought I might end up being another one of those ER/ED stories. In reality, given Billy's compact size, the ridge is actually larger than it appears, and is more than adequate to keep Billy from getting lost in all but the most vigorous of sessions.
In terms of control, there are four buttons, which when combined make a fifth, "Lock" button. This prevents accidental activation when traveling. However, if you don't read the manual (when did sex toys start requiring manuals?!), it can cause some confusing moments when you think you're turning the device on/off only to find that you can't turn it on again. The + key turns Billy on when unlocked, the - key turns Billy off, and the arrows change vibe patterns. Pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
In terms of appearance... let's put it this way. I have a self-forged diploma from a fake university hanging on my cubicle wall - Doctorate of Blarnaic Sciences (D.BS.) and even *I* wouldn't be able to pass this off as modern art. Face it - you're going to have to store it if you don't want it discovered. Fortunately, it comes with a white satin bag that makes it a bit less conspicuous...I think?
As for satisfaction...Okay - full disclosure time again. I have not yet had what I would call a successful session with this toy. And I know what you're probably thinking - for someone who is notoriously hard in reviews, why am I being so gentle on Billy when he hasn't done his job yet? And here's why - I *know* in this case that the problem is with me, and not with Billy. Exploring foreign territory blind is not easy, and Billy has been very patient and forgiving in this aspect compared to my first anal toy. I'm not quite sure what the equivalent of a PEBKAC error is with a prostate massager, but suffice to say, I'm having that error.
But, like I said - he's definitely getting there. Or, rather, I'm learning how to get closer. Unfortunately, the proof of this is in the blue balls...
Also, as a result of owning Billy, I've decided it's no longer fair to refer to dumb people with the analogy, "couldn't find their arse with a map and a torch." Because, well, me.
Aside from the condom trick, after play wash in warm water with your toy cleaner of choice, dry, and put in your choice of storage - the satin bag or the original box or wherever you stash your adult toys.