Bendybeads - probe by Fun Factory - review by ellieprobable

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Lots of variety available in a single toy

Fun Factory has been producing this item for years for a reason. It is high quality and well executed. You get the experience of anal beads without all of the problems that are inherent in more traditional versions.
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Pros:
Safe and effective update of the old-school classic
Cons:
Some may find the flexibility to be too much
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This toy is an improvement on traditional anal beads. While the old-school version was plastic or rubber on a nylon string, this new version is a continual piece of high quality medical-grade silicone. This anal toy is meant to be inserted and kept in place until it is slowly drawn out at an opportune moment. Like a plug, it is not intended for thrusting. It differs from a plug because of the variety of sensation you get during the entry and withdrawal process. You also get to decide how many of the beads to insert.

This toy was designed in an exceptionally safe manner. Due to the narrowing between each "bead," you can control how deep it goes. Further, the base flares out and has a ring for retrieval. I did not have any concerns with losing this toy.

Because it can be fully sterilized, it is safe to use it in different orifices as long as you sterilize between uses. It is not intended as a vaginal toy, but does provide interesting sensations when used that way.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal

Material / Texture

The toy is made of a peach-skin textured medical-grade silicone. This type of silicone does not attract lint quite as badly as the slicker varieties. Some folks may wish the toy were smoother. However, since you should be using plenty of water-based lube for anal play, you will not likely find that there is too much friction. The toy is firm but does collapse at the thinner points along the shaft. Like most beads, it is meant to be fed in one at a time, as opposed to pushed in from the handle end. I found this flexibility to be a bonus because it gave a more authentic anal bead experience in safer and more hygienic toy.
    • Flexible
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

The design is whimsical and classy, like most Fun Factory toys. There is a vine motif running along the length of the toy that is incorporated with the beads. This provides a much more interesting texture than a simple symmetrical pattern. I have the purple, and it is deep shade that is very pleasing. The size is appropriate to give significant variety. Beginners can try just a few beads, while more experienced users will find the larger ones near the handle to be very satisfying. While the toy is non-traditional looking, it is hard to say if it is discreet or not. At this point in time, there are enough similar anal bead designs that it may be readily recognizable.
    • Ergonomic
    • Futuristic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Performance

This toy is simple in design and execution, and does exactly what it needs to do. It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles of many toys. No vibration, no USB charging, it doesn't do your taxes. But what it does, it does well, safely, and in a satisfying manner. The stimulation that it provides is interesting and suited to a variety of bodies.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Because this is medical grade silicone, it is non-porous and it can be fully sterilized. Clean with soap and water, and sterilize with a 10% bleach solution or by boiling in water for 3-5 minutes. It can even go in the dish washer. It is especially important to attend to the cleanliness of anal toys because of Hepatitis risks. This toy could also be used with a condom. I store mine in a plastic bag, but it could also be stored in lint-free fabric. Lint on your toy probably won't kill you, but a simple rinse before using can solve that problem. Be sure to only use water-based lubes.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
Follow-up commentary
These are holding up great years after I first bought them. They are definitely a quality product and a worthwhile investment.
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    Lioncub  
    Thanks for the review.
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    Strider  
    Thank you for the review.
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    Fab review!
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