The beaded plug itself is made out of silicone with a wire running to a removable plastic control. The plugs silicone has a nice, smooth, soft finish that is very slick when lubricated, and the plastic control never seemed to be too hard to hold or use, even with slippery fingers.
Right out of the plastic bag in the box the plug had a slight chemical smell, but that wore off between the time it was delivered and when we tried it that evening.
The Anal pleaser beaded vibrating plug's name pretty much describes it perfectly. It has a fairly standard T design, so that it's safe for anal use; with the arms of the T being thin enough to fit comfortable between your cheeks. The insertable portion of the plug is a little off 3 inches long and 1 inch around at it widest.
My wife found this a perfect size for solo play and for DP with me and the plug. When I used it, I found the final narrow section a bit too wide, so it kept trying to slip out when I was thrusting but stayed in well if I wasn't moving too much.
The motor is fairly powerful and vibrates the whole plug well using any of the power levels or vibration patterns. Personally, I would have liked a bit more power at the tip for prostate stimulation, but that could make, at least for me, an uncomfortably large plug.
The plug has performed really well for both of us and we have put it to fairly extensive testing.
The control pod/battery pack has a simple 2 button control system consisting of an on/off button and a vibration cycle button on a long control wire. The long wire means it's easy to have the control within the arms reach and the 2 buttons are easy to work, even if you are very distracted by the plug and other activities.
The vibrations are fairly strong and the motor is fairly quiet, but the sound level does go up with the vibration intensity; however, it never got loud enough that we thought it could be heard outside the bedroom.
The Anal pleaser beaded vibrating plug itself does not appear to be waterproof and the control is definitely not waterproof, so be careful when you are cleaning it.
The beaded plug is made from 100% silicone, so it is fairly easy to take care of using soap & water or a standard toy cleaning spray. The plug isn't waterproof, so avoid submerging it in water anywhere around the T portion where the wire comes out. Additionally, make sure the lubricant you are using is water-based, as a silicone-based lubricant will damage the silicone in the plug.
Because it's an anal toy, I like to use one of the specialty toy cleaners along with a soft brush to clean all the gap areas between the beads.
The Anal pleaser beaded vibrating plug arrived in a very discrete padded envelope with no hint to what was inside. This was great for me since I was hopping it would be a surprise for my wife. Inside the envelope, the beaded plug was in a nice looking box displaying both the toy itself along with a description.
Inside the box the plug was held in a molded plastic insert and sealed in plastic. Initially, after opening the package, the plug had a noticeable, but not too strong chemical smell, but it quickly wore off.
This toy does ship without the 2 AA batteries, so I highly recommend either ordering them at the same time or having some on hand. I hate having a new toy to use on my wife, or better yet have her use on me, and find out we can't because we forgot about power.
My wife and I have both had great experiences using this on our own and together. The only issue we ran across was a tendency for the beaded plug to slip out when I was using it while thrusting. For me the last narrow area was a bit too wide to stay in while my hips were that active. My wife didn't have the same issue no matter what we were doing.