This item might be a good place to start for beginners, whether it's for anal or vaginal play. The toy is thin, so there is no unwanted discomfort. It's very slick when lubed, so it is easily inserted. There are a number of vibrational settings, and it's easy to see the toy being used externally as well as internally. Of course, you have to overlook the poor control design and keep in mind the fact that the tip vibrates less than the shaft, so a higher vibrational setting may be required.