Gumdrops butt plug by Doc Johnson - review by TheCoz

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Between the horrid smell and the wide, 2 inch base, this was definitely a very intimidating product upon opening the package. But with a bit of washing, a little patience, and a lot of lube this plug can be a good introduction for beginners as well as a challenge for the advanced.
Unique shape, Can be used with silicon and water based lubes
Smelled horrid upon opening, Size is intimidating for beginners
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This toy is best used for people looking to enjoy anal play. While the size may be a bit daunting (base is 2 inches at its widest), the unique shape of the tapered top ball will be pleasurable for beginners and for insertion in general. Overall though I would definitely recommend this toy for advanced users. Due to the base's size it's something a beginner may have to graduate up to (myself included). I'm sure once full insertion is achieved this will definitely become a P-spot stimulator. I'd also recommend having your significant other on hand to help with insertion as this toy can be quite difficult to fully insert on your own.

While the toy can be used for double penetration, my wife felt that its size was a bit too uncomfortable to fully enjoy using it this way. This toy can be vaginally inserted as well, but because of its short insertable length (3.75 inches) and very wide base (2 inches) there are better toys to use in this situation.
  • 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
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • P-spot

Material / Texture

PVC is the material of choice for the construction of this particular plug. The PVC material cannot be sanitized so if you are going to share, it is recommended you cover it with a condom. PVC is also known to contain "phthalates" which may cause skin burns and rashes on some people, so if you have sensitive skin this should be taken into consideration as well.

The material itself is very smooth and flexible with a bit of rigidity making it easy to use for insertion. My wife enjoyed the moderate stiffness of the product because upon insertion it didn't bend and held shape as it penetrated deeper. Water and silicone based lube work rather well on this toy and only enhanced its smoothness. We found that a liberal amount of lube needed to be applied to the toy to help with insertion.

The one thing we weren't prepared for was the awful smell the PVC put off upon opening the package for the first time. It seriously smelled like a skunk had died in the box. We rinsed, soaked, and aired out the toy for over 3 days but it still gave off a pungent odor. It was only after doing a bit of research did we learn that washing it in 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar would alleviate the odor problem.
    • Flexible
    • Smooth
    • Strong odor

Design / Shape / Size

The size of the plug measures as follows: Insertable length - 3 3/4" Top Bulb Diameter - 1" Base Diameter - 2"

Overall I like the look of this plug. It has a contemporary design and almost looks like a pawn piece in a chess set. While you may be able to leave it out in the open, its design still closely resembles a run-of-the-mill plug and may raise a few questions and eyebrows. The ball-like knob at the top is perfect for beginners as it gradually gets you ready for the large 2 inch circumference of the base. This toy's base is a little on the large side, so I might recommend this plug for more advanced users (as I have yet to insert it all the way in). Also there seems to be a design flaw as the base is located too closely to the bottom of the toy (not enough neck room). This may become very annoying if you plan on wearing this plug for an extended period of time because there is a strong possibility of the toy popping out during full insertion. The base also would have been easier to fully insert if it were more rounded as well.
    • Futuristic
    • Whimsical / artistic


The plug's unique tapered shape was an interesting aspect from a beginner's standpoint. It provides a very pleasurable sensation upon insertion and gives the user a bit of a break before the toy begins to widen out towards the base. Unfortunately the wideness of the base was a bit intimidating and still is for that matter. Being that this toy is on the rather large side, using it in a thrusting manner was out of the question. It's a shame because the base is also located too closely to the bottom of the toy so I can see there being a problem of the toy accidentally popping out upon full insertion as well.

I have yet to reach full insertion with this toy and I feel some beginners might even be afraid to try to attempt this plug as their first time. But for those who have had more experience with these types of plugs there is a good possibility for p-spot stimulation once full insertion is achieved. You will more than likely have a difficult time keeping it in though which is a major drawback.

Care and Maintenance

I can't stress enough though, to use 3 parts water to 1 part white vinegar to eliminate the horrid smell it put off upon opening the package for the first time. But aside from having to air it out for 3 days before our first use, this toy is very easy to care for. While it can't be sterilized, just use a mild soap and warm water to clean it. Both water and silicone based lubes work well with this plug and will not harm the material. It is basically up to you which you're more comfortable with. I would recommend storing this in its packaging or a separate enclosed case as I would be afraid the PVC smell could contaminate your other toys/toy drawer as well as become a lint and hair magnet.
    • Easy to clean


The packaging is in no way discreet. It says anal/butt plug in at least 5 different spots on the clear plastic box. You definitely will know what it is upon first inspection. There were no instructions included with the product, but it was pretty self explanatory.
    • Not discreet


While we really wanted this toy to work out and be an amazing first time experience, there was just too many drawbacks to give this toy a decent rating. The size is intimidating and as a beginner if I had the chance I would've chose something a bit smaller, more rounded, and with a longer base. It is definitely a more advanced user's toy and will present to them a challenge. But the design flaws of a short neck, horrid smell, and extremely wide base may keep them from accepting the challenge it has to offer.
Follow-up commentary
We gave this one more try, but we still don't like this toy. Not only is it way too big, but the stench given off by the toy's material is horrendous. Even after airing it out and cleaning it with a vinegar/water solution the skunky smell still won't go away. I recommend going with a different toy altogether and steering clear of this one.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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    Thx for the review. I think I'll pass on this one.
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    Thanks for letting me know about the smell.
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