Silicone X-10 beads - sex toy by Cal Exotics - review by Sassybunny85

Beading for beginners!

These beads are perfect for an anal play virgin because they're easy to use. Part of the reason why they're so great is that not only are they firm, but they're just flexible enough. If you're looking for something to make solo play more interesting, or sex a bit naughtier then these fit the bill. However, if you're an avid fan of silicone lubes or sharing, then these are probably not the best fit for your needs.
Easy to use for beginners, soft silky touch, versatile.
Cannot be shared, cannot be used in conjunction with silicone based lubes, picks up dust easily.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


The best part about the X-10 anal beads is the fact that they are silicone. Not only that, but the beads are graduated. It's a great feature when you're just starting in anal play, as working your way up in size eases you into the wonderful world of anal orgasms. Once you become familiar with the smaller beads, inserting the larger beads is not only easy but also very enjoyable. They are incredibly versatile, and can be used during solo play with a vibe or with a partner during sex. The firm but giving silicone material makes it fairly easy to insert them by yourself, although having a partner insert them can be a huge turn-on and a great prelude to sex.

To me, using them with a partner is more enjoyable than using them solo. My favorite way to use them with a partner is to have him lube all of the beads, and insert them during foreplay. Then I get on top of him in the reverse cowgirl position and as I am orgasming, I have my partner pull them out at a decent and steady pace. It often results in a very intense mind blowing, toe curling orgasm.
    • Couple foreplay/after climax play

Material / Texture

These beads have an odd smell at first, almost a rubbery smell which can throw off a person who doesn’t use silicone toys. As long as you wash them a few times before first use, the smell goes away. They are tacky to the touch since they are silicone. Firm but slightly squishy makes them great when being pulled out. However, because they have a little more give to them than other anal beads, they require just a bit more push to get them in. Overall, I'd say the texture is great for a newbie, or for someone looking for a change from the usual non-silicone anal beads.

Design / Shape / Size

The beads are well designed with a nice large and flexible retrieval loop at the end so there's no need to worry about losing them inside. When I saw the pictures online before ordering, I was a bit apprehensive because they appeared to be quite solid and large. However when they arrived I quickly realized that the size of the beads isn't intimidating at all, especially for someone new to anal beads like myself. My favorite part of the size is that it has a really small bead at the end and goes up to just large enough without making you uncomfortable. My only complaint is that they were too long for my tastes, being my first set of beads and all, but for someone who is more experienced, it should not matter.

Now as far as the overall design, these beads really win my vote because of their flexibility. You can pull them from just about any angle without them pinching or having a hard time. For an anal virgin, this is a great tool. It allows you to discover the hot spots that really get you going, and sometimes it really is all about the angle. I love pulling them out slightly angled up.


The best part of this toy is that it can be used solo or with a partner. For solo play, I really enjoy getting all the beads in while using a vibe on my clit, and slowly drawing them out while getting close to orgasm. Now when I use them with the hubby, I prefer to do reverse cowgirl and have him pull them out fairly quickly as I orgasm. It's quite a strong orgasm that way. There is a downside to these, with that being that they cannot be properly sterilized to share, and everyone knows that sharing is caring, especially with something that makes you feel really good. I’ve never noticed any messiness with them but if you’re concerned about having a mess to deal with afterwards, then by all means, make sure you’re all cleaned out by using an enema beforehand.

Care and Maintenance

Using a water based lube with the beads has given me the best result and it the only way to go with silicone toys. That being said, there are many ways to care for it. The top two ways I keep them clean is by using the Before and After Antibacterial Adult Toy Cleaner, and in a pinch, hand washing them with antibacterial hand soap and very hot water. Then I set them on a paper towel to air dry. I'd definitely recommend letting them air dry after cleaning, no matter how you decide because silicone picks up dust and lint like a magnet. Storage should be in a clean lint free environment away from curious cats, and I would definitely recommend washing before reusing just in case there is any residual dust.
Follow-up commentary
What more can I say about these beads other than how much I love them? I've had them for about a year now, and they get out(and then in) every now and then. I love using them during sex, and interestingly enough, have yet to use them solo. I don't know but there's definitely something exciting about a partner removing anal beads from you. One exciting note is that Cal Exotics is introducing the X-10 Extreme soon. They're the bigger and better version of the X-10 beads, and appear to have a small plug on the end.
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  • Kayla
    Great review. I've never tried anal beads before.
  • Sammi
    Nice review - welcome to the community! Smile
  • MuffysPinguLove
    Great review! Welcome to the community!
  • ......
    Welcome! Nice review, thanks!
  • LicentiouslyYours
    Good first review! Welcome Smile
  • Darling Dove
    Hey- I have the jelly version of the x-10 beads and I love them but I can't stand the scent and the uncleanliness of jelly. However, I kept hearing that the retrieval loop on these was more flimsy. Have you had any issues with it? Would you say that it feels durable? if so then I'd definitely like to upgrade to these. I'm not extremely into anal yet so a simple set like this is great for me. Textures and such just seem like they are asking to make me spend an hour cleaning..
  • Sassybunny85
    Darling Dove- It's not the most solid retrival loop, but it's not the worst either. I think it's probably more durable than the jelly version you have though. For most use, I'd say that it's durable enough.
  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    Very nice review! Well done Big smile
  • Sassybunny85
    Thank you viktor!
  • titi
    Thanks for the review!
  • BlooJay
    Thx for sharing!
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