Risque BusinessThe Risque has some great features, but overall the design of this toy just didn't work for me. My biggest issue with this toy is the size of the neck. I could deal with the other cons, but a plug that won't stay in place is a deal breaker for me.
Strong vibrations, easy to insert, wide variety of patterns, waterproof.
Pops out, base blocks vagina, hard to open battery compartment, loud when not inserted, porous.
The 10 Function Risque is a vibrating butt plug that provides lots of options for vibration strength and patterns. The size should work well for most novice and intermediate users. The base is quite large, which makes it safe, but it can interfere with access to the vagina. This is not the best choice if you're a woman who likes double penetration. It's also not great for longer term wear, due to the size of the base and neck. The Risque is waterproof, so you can use it for some bath time fun.
The Risque is made from TPR with a PU coated plastic base. The TPR has a smooth matte finish, and feels silkier than other TPR toys I own. The material has a bit of give to it, and the tip is slightly flexible, but not so much that it becomes difficult to insert. I didn't notice any smell to the toy initially, but it does retain scents.
The Risque is what I would consider on the smaller side of medium. If you've never had anything in your butt before you might want to try something smaller first, but it should be manageable for most users. If you've had anal sex before, you should be able to insert this pretty easily. The toy is 4 inches long, and 3 of those inches are insertable. It starts out with a narrow, easy to insert tip, then gradually widens to a maximum width of 1 1/8" (4 1/8" circumference.) The neck is just under 1", and quite short which causes the Risque to pop out. I wish that the neck were longer and narrower so that the plug would be more comfortable to wear and stay in place more easily. The base is about 2" wide, and 3 1/2" long. I find it a bit wide to sit between my cheeks comfortably, and the length blocks access to my vagina. The battery compartment is accessed by sliding off the entire base of the toy. I find it difficult to open and close. There are markings inside indicating that the toy takes AAA batteries, and showing the correct way to insert them. It has a little ribbon to make it easier to pop the batteries out.
The Risque has 3 speeds of steady vibrations, and 7 patterns which include a wide variety or pulsations and escalations. I find the patterns to be a bit of overkill. I'm not a big fan of patterns anyways, but I really don't think 7 are necessary, especially in an anal toy. They are controlled by a single button that can be pressed to cycle through the settings, and held down for 3 seconds to turn the toy off. The vibrations are quite strong, and a little on the loud side when not inserted. Once the Risque is inside you it is much quieter, and can barely be heard. The vibrations are strongest in the tip of the toy but can be felt throughout, including the base which adds some external stimulation to the anus. I was a bit hesitant to submerge the Risque, because the battery compartment didn't look super secure. I was surprised to find that after 5 minutes no water had leaked inside.
Since the Risque is porous, it can't be sterilized. If you want to share it with a partner or try it out vaginally, make sure to use a condom. The Risque can be cleaned with toy cleaner or antibacterial soap and water. I recommend using a scented soap since the TPR tends to hold onto smells and I'd rather have it smell like soap than butt. Since it is waterproof, it is easy to wash without worrying about water leaking inside. It is compatible with silicone or water based lubes.
The packaging is a clear box made from flimsy plastic. It isn't discreet since it shows the toy, and won't work well for storage. The packaging has a good amount of product information, but the included instructions are not helpful. The instructions are the same ones included with all California Exotics vibrators, and have directions on how to insert batteries into a bunch of different styles of toys, but nothing specific to the Risque.
Follow-up commentary 3 months after original review
I cleaned out my toy box recently, and this went into the garbage. It had nice vibrations, but it didn't work with my body, and I really don't like using porous materials for anal toys. I like my Nexus G-Play Medium way better, even though the vibrations are slightly weaker. I think anyone interested in an anal vibrator should pay a little bit more to get one made from silicone so they don't have to worry about bacteria.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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