Gumdrops triple bubble - butt plug by Doc Johnson - review by Illusion

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Not quite as fun as it looks

This toy is definitely not for beginners, but it should definitely please those who are intermediately-experienced and looking for a new challenging toy. Or an experienced player in search of a uniquely shaped and modestly priced toy.
Comfortable, graduated bulges, flared base.
Bubbles aren't tapered, PVC has a distinct odor.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
To be fair I definitely overestimated my abilities to take a toy of this sort, with my current experience with anal play. That being said, perhaps this toy is better marked as an expert toy.

Once I got this, I unboxed it. Nothing fancy, just a plastic box. Removing it there was a bit of a plastic smell, which has only slightly begun to fade as I've owned and used this. The Gumdrops bubble plug is a lot softer than I expected it to be, but still quite firm. The PVC material was quite comfortable. Even though the tip looks quite pointed, the narrow end makes it very easy to begin inserting.

Once I was ready to start the task of trying to insert this toy, I applied lube to it and it seemed to pool in the gaps between the "bubbles." Not necessarily a bad thing, as I was sure it would need extra there, but it's worth noting. The very end was no problem, nice and easy to insert and tease myself with. After this point, the one biggest drawback to this toy appeared. The bubbles just aren't tapered enough to be easy to take in.

The second and third bubbles (the third especially) are almost spherical, and definitely require more experience and training to be able to take. So with that in mind I tried a sit-on method, rather than a push-in method, and the pressure from that second bubble working itself in did admittedly feel good. Eventually, with a little patience, I was able to get the entire second bubble in, but the third one was just too big and too wide.

Once I convinced myself I was going to have trouble getting the whole thing in, I decided to just try playing with the toy in a number of ways. I found that laying on my back and pushing the toy against my ass with my hands felt surprisingly good, and one of the best sensations you can get out of this toy is that of removing it nice and slowly.

Cleaning it wasn't too hard, though the ridges between the bubbles like to make a mess. Since it's PVC it's not the best material in the world by far. If you're like me, though, and don't plan on sharing it, it works well enough.

For the price, it's tempting for a wide-eyed beginner or confident intermediate anal enthusiast looking for a challenge, but I would have to categorize this as an expert toy. Consider my rating a 2.5/5.
Follow-up commentary
I will say that this toy was a misguided purchase on my part. I'm not going to condemn it for being an outright bad toy, I'm sure there are people out there who will love it, but it just hasn't done anything for me. I'd recommend it for more experienced anal players, but even then the material is rather lackluster for anyone experienced.
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  • ~LaUr3n~
    Wait I am...did you use the shape as a con and a pro?
  • Illusion
    All I meant by that was that the bubbles could be a great feature for those looking for it but I found them to be a bit difficult. That's all.
  • Juliettia
    Shame they don't make something like this for vaginal use, if they do I haven't seen it yet. I wonder how it would feel. I'm sorry that the second and third were just a bit much for you.
  • Airen Wolf
    I thought looking at this toy it looked a bit intimidating! Course I am a real newb to anal play so I just shuddered and waited to see what others thought, lol. Yes, that is the sound of squeamishness!
    I appreciated the comment about the bubbles not being tapered enough for easy use. For a newb like me that is a real consideration. I was a bit concerned about the materials as you think a condom would make the toy unusable? Seems to me it would make it much more difficult but then I really can't judge.
    I am also wondering how it would feel vaginally but I would be afraid to switch between anal and vaginal....hmmm might be a wish list item afterall!
    Thanks for the review.
  • Illusion
    This toy doesn't seem like it'd be very easy to use with a condom—i think the bubbles might rip it, or the condom would make it less enjoyable. The material of this plug is very cheap and low-quality in terms of toy material. I think it's PVC. It doesn't smell much but it's hard to keep disinfected and the like. I imagine it'd make for a very interesting vaginal toy as well, but if you were going to switch you would most certainly require a condom. Like I said, this really wasn't the toy for me, especially with the amount of experience I had when I bought it. I just don't think this is the kind of toy that using a condom with would be easy enough to consider doing, which just confounds the issue of the material quality. The cons sort of just outweigh the pros. Perhaps if the material were better it'd be worth more of a look.
  • scissormetimbers
    Looks intense. Maybe a more watery lube would've worked better?
  • Illusion
    I think it was just a classic case of eyes being bigger than ass, haha. I'd be interested in trying it again after a lot more experience, but it's not by any means a beginner toy.
  • Eva Schwaltz
    Thanks for the review.
  • pinkzombie
    Very nice review, thank you!
  • spineyogurt
    Nice review!
  • Jimenko
    Thanks for the review
  • LavenderSkies
  • Falsepast
    ew smelly pvc
  • BlooJay
    Thx for the review. I think I'll pass on this one.
  • RoseIsSoPretty
    Nice Review!~
  • Lioncub
    Thanks for the review
  • captainsgirl
    thank you
  • treehugger
  • Robespierrethecat
    definitely passing on this one
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