The groove by Doc Johnson - review by TacoODoom

The groove

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Once Upon a Time, in a land far, far away(okay, it was California) an anal probe got it on with some butt beads, and this is their hybrid, hypoallergenic love child. This silicon anal toy is sure to have butt's (beginners too!) wiggling in delight!
Silicone! Graduated beads make for easier insertion, matte texture holds onto lube.
Retains odors, the logo stamped in the base collects "stuff" that's difficult to scrub out.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Groove by Doc Johnson is not your average anal toy. It's like the love child of graduated anal beads and a smooth tapered anal probe. The giving nature of the silicone combined with the gradual increase in the girth of the bumps make it ideal for persons new to the world of butt play, or someone with experience that likes a gentle warm up. The last bump may be larger than your average beginner can accommodate comfortably, but just because it's there doesn't mean you have to shove it on in. Patience is key when loving your butt!

Material / Texture

The Groove is made of "Platinum Premium Silicone". The silicone is a lovely medium firmness the bumps at the thinner portion of the top of the toy are more flexible than the base. It has a lovely matte texture which lube loves to cling to. The Grove is available in blue and charcoal gray, both are highly pearlized and sparkly.

Design / Shape / Size

The Groove starts off a little thicker than my pointer finger and gradually "bumps up" to a circumference of around 4 1/2 inches. The tapered increase occurs over the 6 inches insertable length of the toy making it a smooth and gradual stretch. The smaller spaces between each bump allow the muscles to relax a little before the next stretch.


The matte texture of the toy holds onto your lube of choice while still providing a nice bit of drag. The length of the toy is manageable and the slow progression in size makes this the ideal toy for someone who is relatively new to playing with their butt and looking to step up a bit.

My only caveats with the greatness of this toy are that it tends to retain the "scent of butt" despite soap and water and a bleach solution wipe down. The other issue I had was with the small Doc Johnson logo stamped into the base of the toy, it filled with lube and "stuff" and was a real pain to scrub out.

Care and Maintenance

Never use silicone lube with silicone toys. Always spot test lubes with silicone composites(like dimethylcone) in them in an inconspicuous spot on your toy to check for compatibility, we used Liquid Silk to no ill effect.

Easy to clean with soap and water, toy wipes or sprays. The groove is also top-rack dishwasher safe.

The groove can be sanitized in boiling water or with a 10% bleach solution.


It comes in a sturdy but easy to open plastic molded clamshell package with classy scroll work graphic. It's not even remotely discreet, but it's better than the standard issue "moaning chick with bedroom eyes" most toys have. The packaging can be used for storage, but I find it to be rather bulky.
Follow-up commentary
Still one of our most-used warm up toys, the progression of the bumps makes easing into a round of buttlove well... easier.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • Alicia
    Great review, I love the design of this one!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    LOL California is a land far far away from me in the Mid West...I've never been there. .

    I'm so excited you gave this a decent star rating because I had this in the sil-a-gel jelly version 2+ years ago but it caused burning after about 2 months. Silicone would eliminate that. Thanks for the review!
  • Jul!a
    I've been waiting for you to come back, lol. Great job!
  • TacoODoom
    school has been eating into my review time ;p
  • Waterfall
    Nice review! love the color on this one
  • Sammi
    The shape is kind of cool, and I love the color

    Good review!
  • Ms. Spice
    it's so pretty. thanks for the review
  • CynicallyYours
    Good review, thanks!
  • Spilock
    Nice review. My silk medium is pretty much the same way, so I think it's sort of a property of silicone to retain smells. No amount of cleaning can rid the smell for me, but a few hours of air always does it. Usually even while it's sealed in its package too!
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  • BlooJay
    Thx for the review!
  • AlianneCimorene
    Thanks for the great review!
  • KRD
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  • epiphanyjayne
    Thanks for sharing.
  • SassySam
    thank you for the review
  • luv 2 sex
    I really really enjoyed reading this review!!! I have been looking at this toy and just was not able to make up my mind untill today!! This is going to added to my growing collection! Thank you!
  • wanderer5964
    thank you!1 great review
  • GirlOnGirl
    Thanks for your review!
  • KinkyKatieJames
    Thanks for the review!
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