Silicone X-10 beads - sex toy by Cal Exotics - review by Peggi

Purple silicone X-10 Anal Beads!

Inexpensive, comfortable, easy to enjoy just about anywhere, stimulating and can be used with other toys. Easy to take on trips and very discreet. A fun experience!
Easy to use by yourself or with a partner, good for travel, fun in the shower and easy to hold on to
Not for beginners, KY lubricants make this product sticky and somewhat painful upon insertion
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


One of the first mentions about these beads is that they are easy to take for travel, as they can be maneuvered to fit into your purse or suitcase if you are going away for travel. They are a great toy to use by yourself or with another person, very smooth shape so they slide in nicely with minimal lubricant which I find to be a nice feature. Also, as mentioned before they can be maneuvered so they are flexible enough to use for different types of play, and the ring on the end makes it easy to use by yourself.

I find that this product is fun to use in the shower as well as in any other setting, as it is easy to hold on to, and the water from the shower makes it easy to slide in without lubricants. Very stimulating and fun, but not recommended for beginners with anal play, as the beads closer to the end get a bit bigger and the toy is a bit long.
  • 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
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    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

Very smooth texture, though they do have a bit of a plastic-like smell upon first opening but after some use that smell goes away. They are easy to clean, however, and of course I would recommend cleaning before first use, which will make the plastic smell fade away immediately. They do feel a bit hard, like plastic, but with the right lubricants you don't notice at all and it feels more comfortable.
    • Bumpy
    • Flexible
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

These beads are easy to take anywhere, again easy for travel. Perfect width and length to really enjoy but not painful for those who are somewhere in the middle as far as experience with anal play. Very stimulating in design and easy to use on yourself or on others.
    • Discreet look/design
    • Partner play


Pros: Easy to use, good for self-play as well as with a partner, versatile, easy for travel. Fun to use in the shower and easy to hold on to!

Cons: Certain types of lubricants make this toy very sticky, and can make the smaller beads a bit painful upon insertion, I would personally avoid your typical types of lubricants by KY as when they touch the material for some reason they cause it to become very sticky. Also, not recommended for beginners!!!
    • Discreet
    • Easy for travel

Care and Maintenance

Very easy to wash with warm water and antibacterial soap. I would recommend soaking this toy if at all possible, also dishwasher safe!!!
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


Packaged in simple plastic, easy to open but you will need scissors! There were some instructions on the back but this product really doesn't require many.
    • Good for storage

Personal comments

I have enjoyed this toy very much, it was one of the first I used once I had some slight experience in anal play and I have owned it for quite some times now. I enjoy using this product by myself and with my boyfriend.
Follow-up commentary
After a long time of not using this toy, I finally decided to go ahead and pull them out of the box! I am sure that the issue I'd had prior with the lubricants was based on using silicone-based lubes, because the water-based lubricants certainly present no problems with this toy, and after no longer using the warming lubes, I find that my experience with these beads have been smooth sailing! I actually used these with my partner; I plan to get another set for him in a different color! They've lasted me for a very long time, and it was worth the money for this purchase!
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  • Kkay
    Are there any common ingredients in the lubricants that make it sticky?
  • Peggi
    I've found that any of the KY Warming Gels made it sticky, I avoided those for the most part, but the regular KY lubricants seemed to work just fine with this product.
  • Purpleladybug
    Thanks for the review!!!
  • Peggi
    No problem, I hope that it helps with decision making!
  • Tart
    Very good review, Peggi
  • Peggi
    Thank you, I have a few more for anal beads that I plan to post as well which I hope will help in decision making
  • P'Gell
    Thank you for the review. My husband and I also enjoy these beads.

    What did you think of the Silicone/TPR combination material of these beads? What lubricants would you use or not use with them? (Any anal toy should always be used with lubricant, because of the delicate tissues of the anus, even if it "feels" like you don't need lube.)

    Did you find these useful for thrusting or did you enjoy inserting or removal more fun? How do you store your beads?

    Thanks again, this is a fun item.

    Keep on playing and writing.
  • ToyGurl
    I'm sure the reason why KY lubes might make this product sticky is because it most likely contains a silicone base. Silicone lubricants and silicone toys do not mix, and never should be. They can cause chemical reactions which might explain the pain upon insertion.

    thanks for the review. I have yet to try these but I really want to.
  • frisky069
    nice review
  • KC Kitten
    Ouch these almost look like they'd hurt!
  • Peggi
    Any water based lubricants should be fine with this product, because of the silicone. I am not sure of any specific ingredients that were in the lubes that I used in the past, but because of the material of the toy, water based lubricants do not cause this reaction. I am going to have to agree with SecretToyLover, the lubes probably contained silicone and the reaction between that and the toy created the uncomfortable feeling! I'll have to check the ingredients next time I go to the store, and see if I can find the common ingredient!
  • Pink Jewel
  • BlooJay
    Thx for the review!
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