The handle is made of hard plastic, and is two major pieces fused together tightly along the length of the handle. The two ends of the handle contain suction cups, that are controlled via two toggles on either end of the hand. The suction cups are simple in design - a spring attached to the toggles is used to tighten and release them. The craftsmanship of the handle overall seems robust and strong, and leaves me with no reservations or doubts about the potential longevity of it in use (which is amazing value for the price!)
I can grab onto this handle, easily/quickly/unhindered, with one hand without fail. Both my hands, however, fill the space on this handle to the max, and have to be placed with a bit more care. This handle is marketed by Sportsheets as pairing well with another product - a "Single Locking Suction Foot Rest" - and I can see why. I used the small shampoo shelf my bathtub has instead, but that's not as secure nor as convenient as having a movable foot pad. That aside, this handle is fantastic - I can put my weight on it, and it barely moves! Sportsheets makes no recommendations on how much weight the handle can take, and they caution against putting all of your weight on it in a way that would be disastrous if it failed, and I agree, be careful! Always test the handle prior to sex to ensure that it is stable.
Clean as you would any shower surface, and this makes a great addition to your shower as a convenience handle for use when scrubbing the bathtub...or whatever.
This handle is fantastic as a tool in life as well as for shower sex. I was recently moving, and I used this handle to help with a filing cabinet. Fantastic!
Here's a few other ideas for fun with this handle:
- mirrors for exhibitionistic/voyeuristic sex
- coffee tables as an extra bondage point
- marble counters as an extra bondage point
- kitchen floors for sex
- glass doors that need handles
...and so on.
It can pretty much do anything, as long as the surface is smooth.