Low-risk RisqueThis is a great toy for partners looking to explore anal together, but not so great for use by yourself. The Risque is powerful yet quiet, but just doesn't seem to want to stay in place on it's own. Using it together, it's a mainstay in our sex life and a great toy for foreplay.
The tapered head makes it easy to insert and wiggle around, with one of our only problems with the toy being that it's not quite enough difference between the insertable head and the neck make it want to pop out instead of stay put, so it's pretty much exclusively used when we're both playing together. The handle on the base of the toy also makes it easy to control and great for using on a partner.
The soft plastic TPR blend of the toy make it smooth and comfortable and easy to clean. There's no smell to it all.
The 10-modes seem to be the standard selection for a 10-mode toy with three levels of solid vibrations in increasing intensity followed by 7 sets of broken and escalating patterns to play around with. The 7-patterns are nice for foreplay, but Mrs. Nakana generally just uses the first three after we start getting serious about getting her off as she says the pulse patterns get distracting.
This toy makes the rotation probably once a week or so for us and leads to some great sex afterwards.
The downside to the toy is that it would be hard to use on your own as it just doesn't want to stay put, but it does make for some great partner play.
We use some simple disinfectant wipes to clean up afterwards.
The toy is also waterproof so it can be used in the shower or bath and as it's a plastic/TPR blend you can use both water and silicone based lubes. We prefer Maximus [http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-lubricants/water-based/maximus].
I would say this toy would work well for beginners except for the issue of staying in place. It's a great toy with lots of power and little noise, but you'll probably need a partner to get full use of it.