Silicone X-10 beads by Cal Exotics - review by Alek

Good for Beginners

These were my first anal beads and among my first specifically anal toys. They were a step up in quality from the toys that I first bought, and I thoroghly enjoyed them. The X-10 Beads helped cement my love for anal play, and I've since moved on to bigger and better things. If you're at all curious about exploring the world through your back-door, these are a great place to start. These beads are fun and not at all intimidating, they'll help you appreciate the fun that you're missing!
Fun and approachable. Great for beginners!
Questionable materials--might not last a lifetime.
Somewhat weak handle.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


The great variation in the size of these beads makes them ideal for exploring anal play. With proper lubrication, the smallest bead will easily fit any hole, and beginners will be surprised at how quickly they're able to graduate to the largest on the strand.

The exceptionally flexible nature of this product will require a good grip and close contact. For the same reason, you do not need to worry about going too deep with them; they're more likely to fold over inside you than to snake into your colon. That said, don't loose track of the handle! Lacking a solid ring or flared base, these could disappear without notice!
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Beginners
    • Couples
    • Everyone
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal

Material / Texture

The X-10 Beads are the perfect texture for any anal player. They are fairly soft and incredibly flexible, but still have enough texture to provide an appetising sensation.

These positive attributes aside, I must say that I have stopped using them after they started to show signs of degradation. While the TPR Silicone that they are made of is MUCH better than the Jelly and Vinyl toys I started with, it is certainly not as resilient as the platinum-cure silicone toys I'm now committed to.

Despite careful care, these flat spots appeared after a couple months of storage in a Rubbermaid plastic basket:
Handle End
Narrow End

I would have assumed that this resulted from exposure to silicone lubricants, except that I maintain an obsessive separation between my silicone toys and the few silicone lubes I keep on hand.
    • Bumpy
    • Flexible
    • Soft

Design / Shape / Size

Materials aside, the overall design of the X-10 Beads is perfect for beginners and anyone who hasn't grown to love serious girth. Even an anal virgin would be amazed at how easily they can accommodate the whole strand; and the sensation when they ripple out of you...mmmmmmwonderful! Just don't try to use it as a resistance toy. If you try to hold 'em in while you're trying to pull 'em out, you could easily break the flexible handle.
    • Beginner


While this is a straight-forward penetration toy, the X-10 Beads will require careful insertion. Their incredibly soft material will easily lead them to bend away from your target. Once you get them started though, you'll find it progressively easier going.

Care and Maintenance

Follow the manufacturer's instructions for care, and wash this toy immediately after use. While the TPR silicone it's made of is less porous than lower-quality materials, my experience suggests that it's still quite vulnerable to break-down. If you keep them away from silicone lubes and store them on a clean, dry, inert surface, they should provide years of service.
    • High maintenance
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  • VictoriaRose
    Welcome to Eden! Have fun and thanks for the review.
  • souviet
  • kanida
    Great review! Thanks for the warning about the material
  • Becky Lee
    great review thanks
  • edeneve
    good start at reviewing. have you checked out the mentor program. it's a great source for learning to write reviews.
  • Falsepast
    Thanks for the pics
  • Alek
    Thanks for the positive comments! I just noticed that reviews could receive individual comments like this when I was looking at another product, sorry I didn't notice these sooner

    I will read up on the mentor program

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