Crystal jellies anal starter - anal probe by Doc Johnson - review by Librarian

Sit on it, Potsie

I would purchase this toy as a beginner but it's worth being aware of the necessary care and use of jelly toys. There may be better/safer toys worth purchasing. For the price and the few months of solo anal play I've gotten out of this toy, it was worthwhile. However, once you know you like anal stimulation, like me, you may be ready to get the next size of toy very quickly.
Great for beginners
Jelly, difficult to grip when lubed
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This toy is great for someone just starting with anal play and wondering if they'll like it at all. You can insert and use it in and out, or insert and sit with it inside of you. You can use this in conjunction with a toy inserted vaginally or something with clitoral stimulation.

The toy is a bit difficult to use once you've got it greased up. It can slip out of your hands, or not go in all the way. I found the best beginning position is to be on all fours and give yourself a reach around to the back end.

You can use this vaginally, too, but it's rather small and too flexible.

You can travel with this toy. It's small enough to go into a make-up bag and won't set off metal detectors or start buzzing in your suitcase.
  • 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
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • 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

The material is jelly and does have a strong smell. In fact, I still have and use this toy and the smell has only slightly lessened. Make sure not to store this toy with any others because they'll pick up the odor, too!

The toy doesn't have much of a taste. It doesn't look or feel realistic. This dildo is very flexible, which is useful for getting started with anal play, when you're uncertain about positioning and use. This an ideal beginner anal dildo.

Furthermore, jelly needs to be used with water-based lubricant. Just looking at this toy, you can tell it'll degrade if poorly cared for.
    • Strong odor

Design / Shape / Size

The flared base is ideal for anal use. The insertable length (6") and diameter (2") are great for someone just beginning. It's not too wide or too long. As Goldilocks would say, just right.

It's slightly veined and in pink or white. It's not realistic and I don't ever feel the texture when inserting anally.

The flared base looks like a suction cup, but I wouldn't use it like that because of the flexibility of the toy. However, you can insert it and then sit on it.

However, once you've passed the beginning stages of getting used to this toy it's no longer as satisfying.
    • Beginner


The best thing is the flexibility of the toy when using it anally AND the size for beginners. What's not so great is its smell or the small grip offered on the base.

The toy is extremely useful for a beginner as it's not so rigid that it hurts when going in and gives, allowing the muscles in your backside to accommodate it. The toy does indeed get deep enough to engage to two major muscles (external and internal sphincter muscles) and this is enlightening for someone who's never engaged in anal play--it allows for a new sensation and understanding of what's going on. Furthermore, the toy is small enough that there's no pain (when well-lubed).

The toy does stimulate the nerves and muscles to be pleasurable, but the other downside is that the flared base is small and rather difficult to grip, especially when your hand and toy is lubed. More than once I dropped the toy and ended up having to wash it off and start again. The easiest position is on all fours and inserting it.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Make sure to wash with warm soapy water when done. Jelly does pick up dust and dirt very easily, so you will want to store this in a bag or somewhere clean and probably rinse it off before use, too. The smell of this toy may mean that it will rub its smell off on the other toys if they're stored in the same bag (I learned that lesson).

Using a silicone lubricant on a jelly sex toy makes melting happen because they are made of materials that have additives to make them soft. That is why it best to stick with water-based lubricants for these types of sex toys. I use Anal Lube with mine. So far, so good.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


I don't recall the packaging. I was too eager to try the toy. I don't recall any instructions or a box that was reusable.

Personal comments

Jelly isn't the best material for a toy and rates low on Eden Fantasy's safety scale. I will be very careful about purchasing toys in the future and will most likely keep this one for now, though I'm ready to upgrade to a larger size.


My boyfriend would like to take my anal cherry, and being a good librarian, I like to do research -- including practical research. So, I purchased this toy in order to get used to the idea. It ended up being more than just a good idea, but a pleasurable one! I had no idea I enjoyed anal stimulation.

This toy is NOWHERE near the size of my boyfriend's penis, so I want to get a bigger toy to A) get used to the idea of his size/girth and B) get more stimulation.

I used the toy in conjunction with a vibrator on my clitoris. The toy easily goes in and I use Anal Ease lube (though this makes the toy and your hand slippery and can make the toy hard to control).

I've THOROUGHLY enjoyed using this toy. You could use this toy for some vaginal play, but it's rather small (perhaps ideal for folks getting over vaginal distress). Make sure this is CLEAN before switching the toy from back-door to front-door play. You don't want to get an infection!
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  • Zombirella
    Nice job, I just suggested writing more in the performance section about how this actually worked when you used it. Was it easy? Frustrating? Did it work like it was supposed to?
  • Beneath The Bed
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Librarian
    Thanks for the suggestions for edits Zombirella. I just made the changes.
  • Tart
    Very good review! Thank you!
  • K101
    Nice bit of detail! I enjoyed reading this, and it was nice that you explained this from a beginner's perspective. I too think you'd get better ratings by including more info, but you're on a wonderful track so far! Looking forward to seeing more from ya.
  • Airen Wolf
    The base of the toy scares me just a bit for sitting on but otherwise great review!
  • Vadim50
  • kittenfacery
    thanks for the review
  • Artishok
    thanks for the review!
  • Andrey2052
    Thanks for sharing
  • Rory
    Nice review! Thanks!!
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