Sex in the Shower waterproof anal beads - anal beads with loop handle by Sportsheets - review by phoenixfire

Beads that you'll make bath time for.

Fantastic beginner beads for the budget and safety conscious, and for those who like a little pretty with their toys. Lots of fun by yourself or with a partner, in or out of the shower, but you may not want to share! Your only limitation is your own imagination.
Hypo allergenic, phthalate free, big handle for safety, easy care silicone
Flimsy package that isn't discreet. Not enough variety for advanced users.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


When my husband expressed an interest in anal beads, I'll admit I was hesitant and very intimidated. I wanted to make him happy this Christmas, so I went looking for a good set of anal beads for a beginner. Something that would be very safe and appeared not to painful. I was looking at this like it was a dental appointment!

I finally chose Sex in the Shower waterproof anal beads by Sportsheets, and I think it was an excellent choice! I had originally intended to use these on my husband, but they ended up being my toy and I don't plan on giving them back.

The Sex in the Shower anal beads are meant for anal play, whether solo or with a partner. They are made to be used in the shower, as the name indicates, but they can be used just as easily anywhere you dare. The dimensions are a nice and gentle 1 inch diameter per bead, a 3 inch circumference, and a total of 9 insertable inches. With measurements likes these they are really meant for beginners to anal toys and anal beads in general

Though these beads are marketed for shower use, they're great fun whether you enjoy shower play or not. I would recommend spreading a towel over whatever surface you plan to play on before you get started, just for ease of clean up afterwards. (This is especially true if you are planning to use a bed. True, any accidental mess will probably come off your sheets in the wash, but I'd rather not have that problem in the first place.)

Be sure to use plenty of lube with any beads (may I recommend Maximus?), though the smooth quality of silicone may mean that you don't need as much lube as you would with beads of a different material.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal

Material / Texture

The Sex in the Shower beads are made of silicone, which is very soft and feels almost silky when used. This is one of the things I loved most about them. Far from being painful, the material made my first experience super gentle and erotic. I was able to focus on what my partner was doing rather than anticipating any sort of pain. Of course, it helped that I was using an excellent lube (see my comments later in the review), but no lube can make up for a rough material. The super softness of these beads just made my favorite lube work even better than it could on its own.

I found the smooth, flexable quality of the silicone very comfortable. Since this was my first set of anal beads, I could definitely feel the difference in texture between one bead and the next. I didn't find them at all frightening just to look at, but once they were in my partner's hand I confess it was a different story.

These beads had a very slight smell out of the box. I think this was largely due to the plastic packaging they came in, and the smell was gone by the time I cleaned them in preparation for use.

I shouldn't have been so nervous. However, it took a minute or two to get used to the sensation of the beads; as it would for anyone. Fortunately, I forgot all about the strangeness of that and was really enjoying myself sooner than I would have believed possible.

I have no idea whether or not the beads have any sort of taste. But then, I would not put anything that is going to go in my ass in my mouth.
    • Flexible
    • Light odor
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

I love the gentle curve of the Sex in the Shower beads and their appealing color. Some people might prefer more color options, but the lavender blue they come in is just perfect for me.

They are just perfect for beginners because they are a single size. Also, if you store them properly, they would be great to travel with. They wouldn't take up much space at all in a carry on and they'd make for a very fun vacation! Furthermore, I would certainly give these as a gift to a newly married couple who is curious about the world of anal toys.

As great as these beads are for beginners, more advanced users would not find them satisfactory. They are only one (fairly small) size. If you are used to anal play, you will likely want a larger size and more variation from one bead to the next.

With that said, the price is hard to beat for a beginner. Ease of care and the fact that you can use them just about anywhere might make them a tempting option for a more advanced user who just wants to take it slow sometimes.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design
    • Partner play


Sex in the Shower beads are great because of their softness and flexibility. I wasn't aware of any uncomfortable seams during use. Thankfully, I was never concerned about losing them inside because of the larger finger ring/handle at the base. The handle has a nice triangular shape that should be very comfy in you or your partner's hand. Though the packaging is not at all discreet, the beads themselves are. A young child, or even someone not experienced in anal, might simply think these are some sort of pretty play jewelry or perhaps an art piece. If it wasn't for the tendency silicone has to attract hair, lint or fur, I would leave them out on my dresser because, I find them very attractive and feminine.
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

These beads are made of silicone. The handle, which is nice and large for added safety, is made of ABS plastic. Silicone is my go-to material for sex toys because it is so easy to care for, and these beads are no different. You can clean them with soap and water, boil them with or without bleach, use wipes or antibacterial sprays.

For your own safety and that of your partner, you should always clean anal beads before and after each use. I also clean all my toys before I use them for the first time. In addition, be sure to clean your beads during play if you choose to share them between partners or orifices. This would be true regardless of the material your beads were made of, but I'll especially stress it in this case. I don't know about you, but I do not want to find cat hair on my beads when I'm hot and ready to play. Way to kill the mood.

Lubes are another reason I love silicone toys. Any lube that isn't silicone based is just fine. A silicone lube will degrade a silicone toy over repeated use, and that would be a shame with a versatile and fun product like the Sex in the Shower beads!
    • Easy to clean


The Sex in the Shower beads come in a clear plastic package which you might need scissors to open. "Sex in the Shower Waterproof Anal Beads" is displayed prominently on both sides of the package. Also, both sides feature a heterosexual couple nude in a shower. The woman of the pair has the beads in one hand. However, you can't see a lot considering that they are nude; but, this is definitely not discreet packaging. It doesn't provide good long term storage, either. If, like me, you have to use a pair of scissors to open these, the packaging is pretty much useless from then on. This creates a minor problem, since the beads are made of silicone and ABS plastic. Silicone tends to attract hair, fibers, and fur if you have pets in your home. Therefore, you'll want to store these in a lint free bag.

The beads are 9 inches long, and I will give the package props for clearly stating both the dimensions and the materials the beads are made of. In fact, it's listed in about 8 languages. Other than that, I think the packaging really falls flat. I look for discreet packaging that will stand up to long term storage use, and the Sex in the Shower package doesn't deliver on either point.
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

I had a blast using these beads with my husband. I was able to push them right back out with the strength of my orgasm. Way more intense than I had hoped for! (This was probably easier than it might otherwise have been since they are designed for a beginner.) I was very intimidated by the idea of anal beads before our encounter, but now I can't wait for another chance at play time! Though I have no personal experience in this area, I think Sex in the Shower Beads would be great for solo play as well. Their big triangular handle makes them easy to keep hold of, and their sinuous curve makes for easy insertion.

If you're not new to anal play, you should probably look for other beads. If, however, you've been thinking about dipping your toes in the proverbial pool, don't wait! Buy these beads now and thank me later. :)


My husband really seemed to enjoy watching my reactions to the sensation of these beads as he gently moved them in and out. He was behind me, so I couldn't see for sure, but I could feel the fun he was having watching my reactions change as he inserted just a little bit more of the length of the beads, then pulled them back out. 9" turned out to be a good length for me, although I might graduate to needing a longer set with some more experience.

These beads really provided a filling feeling that I enjoyed. A more advanced user would probably want more girth, but they were just right for me. I found my experience with Sex in the Shower beads very empowering. I am no longer afraid to use anal toys, or turned off at all by getting up close and personal with asses, my own or my husband's. This has bonded us to a degree I could not have anticipated. And if that doesn't recommend these beads to a curious beginner, I don't know what will. :)
Follow-up commentary
This is still an awesome set of beads. I would happily recommend it to any beginner to anal toys. I frequently enjoy using them even after the "new toy" factor has worn off a bit. My success with these beads has inspired me to look for more products in the Sex in the Shower line as well as larger anal beads of different materials. Everything I raved about in my original review is still true of this toy. It was a great purchase that I'm very proud to have made.
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  • Beneath The Bed
    Thanks for the great review!
  • phoenixfire
    So glad you enjoyed! Thank you for reading and voting, Beneath!
  • kitty1949
    Thanks for the review! I have these and I love them.
  • Herzer
    Great review. Thanks for all the details.
  • phoenixfire
    Welcome, Herzer. I like these when reading reviews myself, so I try to add them in my own.
  • HappyOnLI
    Really great review! My wife and I are new to anal play. I don't think she wants to move to beads yet. She likes the medium size njoy plug. Anal play has brought us closer. Loved the review! Thanks!!!
  • phoenixfire
    Glad you enjoyed, Happy Couple! My husband and I actually started with beads and are now considering plugs. Guess we did it backwards, compared to the average couple?
  • Loriandhubby
    Wonderful review. I really enjoyed it
  • phoenixfire
    That's great to hear, Lori.
  • 12devildog
    nice review. thank you.
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