A Royal Winner~If you are looking for a step up into bigger toys, or looking for an alternative to those hard-to-care-for strap-on pieces, the Crystal Jellies Royal just may be what you need~ Able to be used with both water- and silicone-based lubes, it doesn't require the tedious care of real-skin competitors, but packs just as much punch with its great size and realistic shape.
Good Size, Easy to Care for, Harness-Compatible!
Too heavy for the suction cup at times, slight smell
This toy is a great and wonderful strap-on compatible addition to our collection! It attaches to the harness much easier than my previous real-skin cock, which I admit I had to 'create' a new O-ring for because it was simply too big to use any of the rings I owned! This one, however, is able to be used with metal and rubber rings, as the suction cup base is just small enough to get a ring on (with a bit of effort). The size of this toy is really great, too; it is obviously a larger toy, meant for experienced users and it certainly does hold up to the standards of a somewhat picky size-queen. It is smaller than our previous strap-on piece, but I find this only makes insertion and quick playtimes easier, as there is less easing in on my part.
The Crystal Jellies Royal is made from PVC, which rates a 2 on the safety scale, but this has never posed a problem for myself or my partner. Though it originally had an odor, it was not strong enough to bother me right from the package, and as with all toys, I washed it thoroughly before our first use, which got rid of most of the smell. I can't expect any toy made of a soft material to truly ever lose its smell, so the bit that lingers is not an issue for myself. It does have a pretty good give to it, and is surprisingly not as sticky as most of the other softer toys we own, which is great because I'm able to be much less careful with it as it doesn't try to pick up all of the lint in the house! I wash all toys by hand with soap and water, and I always always use water-based lubricants, because they are the safest, both for you and your toys!
Designed to obviously be a realistic toy, the clear colour gives a more neutral look to it, and pulls away from any idea that it should perfectly replicate the real deal, though it does a pretty good job shape-wise. The balls are fully detailed and textured wonderfully, and the head and shaft both are veined and sculpted beautifully. The size of it, while definitely realistic, is rather large, making this a tricky one for travel. It has become a treasured part of our toybox, so I would personally find a way to bring this with us on long trips, but it might be one better suited to keeping at home. The shaft is a bit longer than our previous strap-on piece, but thinner, while still giving a good fill, as it is definitely a bit girthy by most standards! Definitely not a beginner choice, but certainly one you could easily build up to given its softer material.
I primarily find myself using the Jelly Royal with my harness, though it would be perfectly suited for use without one, and the suction cup holds rather well if you make sure to really press it down good the first time. It would be a great toy to use in the shower, though the weight of the toy itself might prevent it from being secured onto a shower wall, unfortunately. It is a great fit for use with a harness, however, with a bit of fidgeting to get an O-ring slipped on over the suction cup base. Once it's on though, there's no worry about it coming off! Mine fits very snug, and has never slipped or come loose, though I know a lot of vigorous use will eventually break the suction cup from the base, so a little caution should be used over time.
Previous larger toys like this, I have had to take extra measures to ensure good care for them, but a quick wash in the sink and a pat dry is all the Royal needs. It may benefit to store it with a bit of cornstarch and in a sealed bag, but I don't bother, as this toy was purchased specifically to avoid all of that extra care. As it is, I throw this toy in the box with all the others after washing and drying, letting it mingle with the others. Water-based lubes, again, are my only choice, making care for this toy even easier, as I never have to worry about a build-up of lubricant in the textured spots on it.
Follow-up commentary 5 months after original review
We use this toy significantly for most of our play sessions and I have yet to have any issues with it! I still refuse to 'pamper' it the way I have with my other 'realskin' toys, but it has held up well to basic washing + drying without any extra attention. I would still definitely suggest this toy to someone who wants a hefty, everyday toy that doesn't require a lot of maintenance but still feels great.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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