Anal starter - anal probe by Doc Johnson - review by Loriandhubby

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The Anal Starter is an ideal toy for those who are beginning their journey into anal play or even those who need a nice warm up toy. Great to use solo or with your partner, it also works wonderfully in a harness. This toy is sure to make your experience unforgettable.
Slender, Sleek, Non-Realistic, & Great for Beginers.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Doc. Johnson’s Anal Starter is a nice petite dildo that can be used in a variety of ways. You cannot only use it anally, but also vaginally. It even works great in a harness. Whether you use this toy with a partner or solo, the base feels great in your hand and gives you full control over the toy. Best of all, the petite design is comfortable for those who don’t enjoy a large girth, those who are beginning their journey with dildos or anal play.
  • 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
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • 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

The Doc Johnson's Anal Starter according to EdenFantasys, is made of PVC which scores a 2 on EdenFantasys material safety scale due to its porous quality and inability to be thoroughly sterilized. Therefore, you should always use a condom over this toy if it is going to be shared between orifices or partners. PVC is a durable and light weight material. Therefore, you can rest assured that this toy will not deteriorate due to use. Also, PVC is Polyvinyl chloride, according to this recourse, not biodegradable in our landfills.

In contrast the package indicates that this is made of Sil-A-Gel. Aalthough this material scores a 5 on Eden's safety scale and resists bacteria, it is always safe to use a condom over the toy.

Non-realistic and non-intimidating, this dildo has a tapered head and slender shaft. The Anal Starter has a smooth texture and is bulged at the head. It is also flexible and can bend under pressure. Therefore, I suggest only inserting 3 inches at a time with a firm grip on the remaining length to ensure easy insertion. In addition, it is sleek and without texture or seams.

PVC can safely be used with water and silicone lubricants.

Anti-bacterial property / Latex free / Phthalates free

I'm sort of silly and I always taste and smell my products. This one has no distinct taste, but sure has a distinct plastic smell that does not go away after washing. I personally do not like this smell, but for those who have a rubber fetish this toy will provide that distinctive smell you love.
    • Flexible
    • Harness compatible
    • Strong odor

Design / Shape / Size

Even though The Anal Starter has a realistic slightly bulged head, with its bright green color it does not have the appearance of a realistic penis. Its shaft is straight, so there is no need to worry about it turning and losing its desired placement.

This measurements are
Length: 6 1/4"
Insertable length: 4 1/2"
Circumference: 3 1/4"
Diameter: 1"

The Anal Starter has a nice flared base that feels great in your hand and safe for anal play. Also, the base is o-ring compatible allowing you to use this dildo with your favorite harness. In addition, the length allows you to comfortably peg like a pro.


As part of Hubby’s anal play experiment he ordered this toy. Although, Hubby was excited about the possibilities of this toy, I had my apprehensions due to the smell. But, I’ll tolerate just about anything to please Hubby.
Hubby really enjoyed the experience of using this toy. It seemed to provide enough girth to rub his p-spot while not feeling stretched and stuffed. The small ridge on the head was smooth and did not hurt at all. In addition, the size was easy to handle as one of his first anal toys.

In my harness the toy felt great. It did not flip flop around and was easy to insert holding my hand half way down the shaft. I found that setting the harness lower on me allows the Anal Starter’s base to sit nicely on my clit and provide nice stimulation for me. The only time I could smell the toy was if my face was close to it and when in my harness the smell was not noticeable.

Hubby used this toy solo with no trouble at all and rather enjoyed it. Although it did not provide strong p-spot stimulation, he had no trouble positioning it to achieve excellent stimulation.

Due to the type material this toy is made from we did not share it. Therefore, I was not able to try it vaginally.

We give this toy 4 stars. Although its design and craftsmanship is impeccable, we are deducting a star for the smell and its inability to be sterilized.
    • Comfortable

Care and Maintenance

This toy is porous therefore I suggest using a condom when playing with it. To clean it you can use a 10% bleach and water mixture, warm water and anti-bacterial soap, or your favorite toy cleaner. You cannot boil this item to sanitize it since the soft material may melt ruining your new dildo.

To store this item, I place it in a bag in my toy box with PVC written on the bag so I remember to use a condom over it.
Follow-up commentary
Although this is an amazing anal starter toy, we have chosen to not use it anymore. Due to its materal type, we felt it was important to upgrade to only using silicone toys.
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  • puppylove
    Great review! Thanks for sharing!
  • ToyTimeTim
    Oh that wonderful Sil-A-Gel smell! (insert sarcastic smiley) I wish they could add the Sil-A-Gel (for the antibacterial part) but not the smell.
    Wonderful review guys, glad the Mr. is enjoying it.
  • Upyourreviews
    Great review! Lots of info!
  • Allstars316
    Thanks for the review!
  • unfulfilled
    Great job, I love that green color!
  • Beck
    Really nice video. I enjoy your videos so much.
  • TheSinDoll
    Thanks for the safety warning with this one (material-wise)
  • Scorpionwally
    Great review
  • Apirka
    Great review and video, as always! This toy definitely is a bit longer than I had expected.
  • Falsepast
    That packaging seems a bit too big for such a small toy
  • sugar&spikes
    thanks for the review!
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