Rump shakers small - vibrating anal plug by Doc Johnson - review by (Re)tired Stripper

Rump shakers small

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Shook Me One Night Long

For the timid, uninitiated anal enthusiast-in-training, the Rump Shaker is a good starting point. It's more slender than two fingers and smooth as butter, and the varying vibrations provide a nice dose of pleasure and excitement. Sadly, mine broke before I had much of a chance to use it, and the plug kept slipping out of my near-virgin ass. Because it was such a novel item, I'd purchase again in a larger size to give it one more go.
Strong & deep vibrations, great for couples, a nice way to ease into anal play for beginners
Small enough to slip out of even virgin butts, died on me in one day of use, smells like candy
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This is a slim little butt plug and was my very first. I think I underestimated the size of my anus because this sucker just would never stay in. Most of the appeal of the Rump Shaker is the little controller that allows you or a partner to change the bowel-shaking vibrations.

I intended to wear it around the house, clothed, and let my partner play with the settings, but the slippage and short cord (under 3 1/2') didn't allow for much creative fun. My fondest experience was watching a movie on the couch, sitting at the feet of my partner as he ramped up the vibrations at random moments. I found the element of surprise exceptionally erotic, and even though my Rump Shaker shorted out on me so prematurely, I think I might upgrade to a medium and give Rump Shaker Round Two a shot.

The vibrations can be felt throughout the entire plug, including the base, which was a lovely surprise for my perineum and vulva. The intensity is quite diffuse in the flared base but enough to gently tease and arouse.

Anyone looking for a decent, well-priced starter plug with some kick should enjoy the Rump Shaker. If you play rough, looking for a different toy (perhaps with a cordless controller) would be a smart choice.
  • 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
    • Sensory play
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
  • 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
    • P-spot

Material / Texture

This butt plug had a funky odour reminiscent of the Strawberry Shortcake dolls of yore. It is not unpleasant by any stretch (ha, ha), though admittedly I don't know how I feel about shoving a sweet-smelling little pink thing up my ass. I'm kind of leaning towards a positive feeling. It's just too kooky to not love. Let's not think about what chemicals I may have absorbed directly into my bowels -- that's not important!

Since the Rump Shaker is so smooth, there's no really unique texture. The extra stimulation lies in vibrations, which go from "barely perceptible" to "ass rattling." I enjoyed "ass rattling" best.
    • Flexible
    • Light odor
    • Porous

Design / Shape / Size

It's a pretty little starter plug, but it's bare bones as far as design goes. No real artistry is involved, and I'd definitely call it minimalist. I think this makes the Rump Shaker benign enough to avoid intimidating first-timers to butt play (like I was). While it's tiny as butt plugs go, for novice players, it still may feel enormous. For advanced anal enthusiasts, definitely look elsewhere--this puny guy won't satisfy your cravings, so check out the medium size.

The Rump Shaker has a 4" insertable length, with a 2 1/2" by 1 3/4" flared base. The base is soft and flexible. The business end that you'll slide up your ass is just shy of 1/2" and the biggest obstacle to overcome--the middle, the part that is supposed to keep the plug up your ass but doesn't do the best job--measures in at a mere 1" across, if that. The bulbous bit is a hair over 3" around, which is probably smaller than most cocks or other objects you've had up there -- and likely smaller than anything else you'll have up there in the future. I'd compare the size to a long, meaty finger. So if you can handle a finger or two probing your rectum, the Rump Shaker is no real distance to traverse.

There is an approximately 3 1/2' cord exiting the base of the plug. The tip of this cord plugs into a port on the controller. The controller is made of firm, translucent plastic and requires two AA batteries. The vibrations slowly ramp up as you turn the dial on the controller. I enjoyed the sensations as my partner tortured me with both barely-noticeable rumbles and vibrations that sent me into delicious ass spasms.

It's made of TPR and PVC, so it is porous enough that you won't want to share unless you use a condom, and you will want to clean it very well after each use. I don't believe this is a phthalate-free plug, so I would use a condom regardless, as I don't want to suck in those toxic plastics through my rectum.

Being so petite, it's great to shove under a bed or stuff in a drawer. Just be sure to hide the controller and cord as well. That's a dead giveaway that could potentially be mortifying (or titillating, depending on the circumstance).

If I were to travel with the Rump Shaker, I'd make sure to remove the batteries and stick the toy in a plastic baggie with a zip top to keep things clean, lint free, and discreet. Don't you wish they sold opaque baggies in really innocent colours?
    • Beginner
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

Being almost virginal in the realm of anal play, this plug was a good start for me. The vibrations allowed me to feel more comfortable and to ignore that odd sensation that's not unlike the need to void the bowels (at first, anyway--one tends to either get used to the feeling quickly and become an anal whore or hate it and label the ass a no-plug zone).

The vibrations really shook the entire plug, which felt phenomenal. Even though it bit the dust before it I could barely break it in, the Rump Shaker officially labeled me a filthy anal slut.

The cord is way too short, so the controls weren't as useful as I would have liked. Through clothing, for instance, I was tempted to cut a little hole in my pajamas and leave the cord and control out like a bizarre tail of sorts.

As far as decibels go, the little pink plug merely whispers when muffled by your anal cavity.

Sadly, the pleasure of the pretty plug was short-lived: it died on me. I know nothing of such topics, but my partner said that the cord shorted out. If we pushed hard on the place where the cord enters the plug, the vibrations could still be felt, but after a couple of days, that function kicked the bucket as well. So be gentle with this toy and don't let copious amounts of water-based lube drip all over the base. Don't wash underneath, and don't play rough with the cord (which sucks, because I adore playing rough with ANYTHING; you should see the bite marks of frustration on my video game controllers).
    • Battery guzzler
    • Discreet sound
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

The Rump Shaker is made of smooth, pliable TPR and PVC and is therefore quite porous (though PVC is anti-bacterial). If you plan on sharing or switching to vaginal use, slap on a condom. I recommend the Japanese brand "Crown" for this. They are very small and very thin, such that I've had two break on me, but that's another story for another review!

You could use warm soap and water, a toy wipe, or simple toy cleanser, but due to the porous nature, I prefer to use scalding water and antibacterial soap--if something's been up someone's ass, I want it scoured clean before I'll make use of it again. Dr. Bronner's makes a great antibacterial spray in an attractive tube; I use this product to spray my toys after washing.

The plug seems to be a lint/dust attractor, perhaps due to the PVC content, so keeping this product either in its original box or in a baggie is the best way to keep it clean in between uses.

Because the flared base is so large, you probably won't need to clean underneath very often. If you do, remember that this plug is absolutely not waterproof, so just use an antibacterial wipe. Proceed with caution, as this toy shorted out on me with absolutely no introduction to pure water, just a water-based lubricant.

I don't like the boxes Doc Johnson toys come in. They just have a seedy porn shop feel (complete with sticky arcade floors). If the gods had other plans for my Rump Shaker and it lasted long enough for me to worry about storage, I'd just toss 'er into a Ziploc to avoid any mishaps with contamination of other toys (oh, and so my entire toy box wouldn't smell like strawberry rubber -- I prefer vanilla or lavender!).
    • Easy to store
    • Hard to clean


The toy is encased in a clamshell box of clear, tough plastic--the kind that's a real pain to tear open. There are two compartments: one for the plug and another for the controller.

Doc Johnson products, in my experience, seldom have great packaging or much instruction. This item was no exception. It was also terribly indiscreet; it is obviously a butt plug (that shape is unmistakable) and "RUMP SHAKERS" as well as "PUT THE BUZZ IN YOUR BUTT" is clearly written in huge, comical font.

For some reason, it also mentions right on the front that the product is "indestructible," which I have somehow proven false. And as if you couldn't see for yourself, it mentions that the controller and plug come in matching colours.

I wouldn't personally store this product in such a goofy and temporary container, but there's no reason you couldn't.

Unless you know the recipient is into novelty butt play, please only give this as a gag gift if you don't want to be put on someone's hit list.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet


Though I was disappointed that my first anal toy was a flop in the longevity department, I enjoyed it enough to repurchase. My partner had lots of devious fun teasing me and watching me with my nerves on edge while I waited for the next butt-blasting vibration kick. We should both enjoy a new Rump Shaker in medium when we get the urge to get a new anal toy.
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