Anal starter - sex toy by Doc Johnson - review by pleasurehunter

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One of the best values out there

At the price they're selling it for, honestly, this is the best value on the entire website -- in my humble opinion. It's long lasting, low priced, will fit most people, easy to clean, easy to store, and just flexible enough to be pleasurable, without being burdensome. Highly recommended from a seasoned anal lover.
Size is friendly to most beginners, flexible, affordable, PVC
Size lovers may have a craving for more inside them, doesn't double as a butt plug.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


The anal starter became one of my favorite toys the first time I used it. It's pretty bendy, so I would expect it to be fairly safe for vaginal or anal penetration. When I use this product, it fits great in the different positions I'm in, without being rigid enough to hurt me. It's bendy, but you should be able to control where it goes. I've been using sex toys for years, but I'm enjoying the small size of this; I don't have to worry about getting hurt, and it always fits easily, giving me just enough to fill me up. If it had a bit of a wider bottom, I would say you that could use it as a butt plug, but I have no idea if its possible to lose the little handle on this toy inside of you. So, please be careful -- make sure you have a firm grim on the toy when using it. You basically use this with one of your hands on the base of the toy to insert and retract it for anal stimulation. There's not much to it.
  • 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?
    • Everyone
    • Solo
    • Travel friendly
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal

Material / Texture

The material is PVC, which is a very common plastic in sex toys, and many other products. It is soft, and a bit rubbery. If you look on the product page, you can see see pictures of how it bends easily, making it great for anal manipulation. It feels very sleek. It's similar to rubber, but it has a bit more of a gel feel. I believe that, next to silicone, this is my favorite material. The anal starter has a very soft and pleasing feel. The texture and shape were also extremely pleasing. PVC is fairly safe, and it is not extremely porous, so it should offer a long life-cycle, while being fairly easy to clean with antibacterial soap and water.
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The design on this toy is fairly basic. It's a smooth penis shaped dildo, and it's quite sleek and flexible. It's a joy to touch, with its bendable rubbery feel. It is textured with a head on top, you can feel that as the toy enters you, but once it's inside, there's no ribbing or bumps of any sort that you're going to feel. It's just an old-fashion, in and out toy -- unless you're one who prefers to just leave it in for a short amount of time. However, as I mentioned before, the flared bottom is quite small. I would not recommend using it as a butt plug, because I wouldn't want to be responsible for it getting stuck inside of someone. Once you insert it, it will hold in place for awhile, but if you move around it will slide out. Unlike a butt plug, the bottom isn't designed to stay in place, so I'm not sure you'd want to use it as a plug, anyway. It's a fairly small size, so it should fit even beginners -- just make sure you have your lube The anal starter is 6 1/4" long, and 4 1/2" of that is insertable. The circumference is 3 1/4", and the diameter is 1". There are many pictures on the product page to illustrate the flexibility and dimensions of this product. The bottom is somewhat flared out, which makes a great handle, and should (hopefully) prevent this toy from going all the way inside you.
    • Beginner
    • Partner play


This would be great for solo masturbation, or for couples to use to add a little spice to their sex life. It does have a bit of a suction on it, but it doesn't stick well for me unless it's on something flat -- on the wall, it wants to slide off. It is O-ring compatible, and I am thoroughly looking forward to trying this product while attached to a strap on. This product performed great, especially for the price. It's a great value, and I think i'm going to buy the other color so I can have a matching set.

Care and Maintenance

It's extremely easy to take care of this toy. It's PVC, so it's fairly non-porous, and it should it have a long lasting life. This toy is easy to clean; warm water and antibacterial soap should be just fine. It's very small; you could hide it in a pair of boxers in your drawer, or in a Ziploc bag. You could also hide it in a coat pocket hanging in your closet. Its small size should make it easy to store. This product may be used with either water or silicone lube. I will probably travel with this toy because it's so convenient.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


Basic packaging; it's just two pieces of plastic that pull apart, and a cardboard logo. The packaging is highly informative, most notably letting the consumer know the safety features: "Antibacterial property / Latex free / Phthalates free."
    • Very informative

Personal comments

I love this toy, and I think I'm going to order a few spares.
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