Vivid essentials vibrating anal tool - anal vibrator by Doc Johnson - review by Sammi

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It's Big, And It Vibrates, But...

The Vivid Essentials vibrating Anal Tool is wide and thick enough to pleasure and widen during anal play. It has good vibrations, and can be used safely in the shower or bath. Unfortunately, it’s made of jelly, is tricky to clean, and smells terrible.
Vibrates, good size, waterproof.
Made of jelly, bad cherry rubber scent, sticky, can’t be sterilized.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


The Vibrating Anal Tool is intended for anal penetration. It’s best used as a dildo. This is not a small anal toy (either in width or length), and will work best for those used to larger toys. Using smaller toys in preparation will be helpful for those not used to inserting something so large.

The Anal Tool is easier to use with a partner than alone, and provides good vibrations.

Material / Texture

The Anal Tool is jelly. If I hadn’t have known that from the packaging, I would have known immediately when I cracked open the plastic case. The smell hit me like a wave. Nothing is quite like the smell of a jelly toy! This one smells like cherry rubber The smell didn’t go away much even after washing and air drying the toy several times. The smell also lingered on my hands, although that did go away after a good wash and dry.

The Anal Tool is very smooth and untextured. It’s very sticky to the touch, and anything it comes in contact with will stick to it if it can.

Design / Shape / Size

The design of the Anal Tool is fairly basic. It is about 8” long from top to bottom. The tip is about 1/2" wide, and the toy widens rapidly to its maximum 1 1/2" diameter. Just under 6” is insertable, and the jelly has a flared base at this point to make it safe to use anally. The Anal Tool is not curved, but the jelly has some flexibility, particularly at the tip, which aids in insertion.

This is not a discreet toy, and I wouldn’t pack this in a suitcase for traveling unless you can seal it well. The scent would permeate everything you packed and you’d smell like a rubber cherry!

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Anal Tool is a vibrating toy. The vibrating white shaft starts about 2” down from the tip of the tool, and continues down to the bottom. Below the flared jelly bottom, the screw cap/battery compartment sticks out. The base unscrews easily (be sure to tighten securely) and the 2 AAA batteries drop in. Batteries are not included.

The tool is multi-speed, and the speed is controlled by twisting the dial on the base. The vibrations go from low to fairly high, and travel the length of the tool well. I don’t like as strong of vibrations in my ass as I do other places, so they seemed quite sufficient. The dial is easy, but not too easy to twist, and we did not have a problem changing the vibrations during use.

This is somewhat noisy. It’s a bit louder than a vibrating cell phone, but it can’t be heard through a closed door.

The Anal Tool is also waterproof, although this isn’t a toy I’d use in the water. I let it run in a full sink for a bit, and no water made its way into the battery compartment.

Care and Maintenance

The anal tool is made from jelly, so it has a vibrant color and is very smooth. And, unfortunately, very sticky. Hair, dust, and anything you can imagine can and will attach to its surface.

It should be cleaned both before and after use. Take care to check it after you wash it, and don’t dry it off – let it air dry! Towel lint will happily stick, as will paper fibers from paper towels. Jelly can’t be sterilized, and can be cleaned with mild soap and warm water or a good toy cleaner. A condom is recommended for use, as jelly often contains phthalates.

The tool should be stored in a cool, dark place away from other toys with its batteries removed. Both silicone and water-based lubricants are safe to use.


The Anal Tool comes in an easy-to-open blister pack. The package is huge compared to the toy. A picture of Vivid girl Sunrise Adams is on the interior cardboard sheet.

Personal comments

I like the idea, shape, and vibrating power of this toy, but wish it was made of silicone or another safe (and somewhat flexible material).


The reason I got this toy had to do with an anal session I had one night. Up till then my husband had been using my (apparently to him) small toys to go at my ass, and even though I have some that vibrate they are mostly plugs. He wanted to thrust with a vibrator and I suddenly had quite a new sensation! I wasn’t able to protest much at the time, although I was enjoying the sensation.

It wasn’t until afterwards that I saw what he was using. Definitely not for anal play! Surprisingly, it was 1 1/2" in diameter, so I told him I’d look for something similar to try. I found this one and thought we’d give it a go.

Getting past the smell and stickiness, this works really well, although I can’t take in the entire length. When it’s encased in a condom (I actually bought some to use with this) and slathered in lube it goes in fairly easily, although I have to use a warm-up toy or two. The vibrations seem pretty intense when it’s inside, and my husband seems to like using it on me.

I’m on the search for one of similar dimensions but made of a better material.
Follow-up commentary
I just don't like the scent and material of this toy. Not to mention having to buy condoms just for toy use. While I like the size and the vibrations, I don't like having to cover it and having to smell it. I hope to find something similar in size in a vibrating toy that can be used anally.
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  • Mamastoys
    this one sounds like a dog and cat hair collector..I think I better past on it! LOL
    Love all the info in the templates. You covered everything very well! Thanks for the review! Smile
  • Sammi
    It collects hair like crazy if you're not careful Smile

  • Naughty Student
    I've alays wanted to smell like a rubber Awesome review!
  • Sammi
    Who doesn't? Smile
  • her.royal.redness
    *Lol* Thanks for the review!
  • Sammi
    Thanks for the comment Smile
  • deceased
    Well I guess you can use it as a lint brush.....
  • Sammi
    lol - I actually have a vibrator that's worse at picking up stuff.
  • residency2012
    i dont like thsis toy either
  • Sammi
    There are definitely better ones out there.
    Thanks for the comment!
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