Round butt plug medium by Doc Johnson - review by ToyingCouple

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The Agony Of Defeat

While we couldn't even go one round with the Round Butt Plug we had quite a bit of fun trying and had some good laughs together at our bodies resistance to take this toy. The design is neat but it's certainly geared towards pros. If you're looking for a good stretch try something else more tapered which allows for easier insertion and don't let your eyes be bigger than your ass!
Neat design, safe base, compatible with all lubes, challenging size.
Not sterilizable, pros only need apply, wide base may be uncomfortable between cheeks.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Round Butt Plug by Doc Johnson is made for the explicit purpose of stretching ones anus to levels of gaping never thought possible. Coming in three different sizes this medium model is a giant and should only be considered by players with tons of experience who can relax their sphincters enough to handle a completely round, non-tapered plug. I'll tell you right now that both my husband and I utterly failed to take this toy and we've both been around the block quite a few times when it comes to butt play. Oh, the shame!
  • 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?
    • Anal pros
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal

Material / Texture

A toy of this size wouldn't have a hope of sliding into your innards if it weren't super smooth and the Round Butt Plug is just that. With an inner core made from Sil-A-Gel and an outer coating of PVC this plug has some decent give when given a good squeeze in the hand but stays firm enough that the slim neck of the toy doesn't flop around during the insertion attempts. While there is a smell to this toy if reminds me of a hand cream I used years ago so I won't call it a rubbery, chemical odor but more of a perfume. This is a plus as we do have some other Sil-A-Gel playthings whose rubbery stinks give away their hiding places. Be warned that this is a porous toy, not to the point that it gobbles up all your lube, but that it can harbor bacteria and can't be completely sterilized.
    • Light odor
    • Smooth
    • Somewhat porous

Design / Shape / Size

It's the shape of this plug that has completely defeated us and not the size in our opinions. Measuring 2 1/4 inches in maximum diameter this is a big (not medium as Doc Johnson would have you believe) plug but it is completely round and that's where inserting this sucker becomes an issue. To put it bluntly assholes are designed to stretch, not instantly gape open to hungrily accept something that transitions so wide so fast. Because there is no taper to this toy it's a huge challenge to make the body relax enough to allow its entry. If you're lucky enough to get the Round Plug inserted the slim 7/8 inch neck will be great for keeping the toy inside and the 2 1/4 inch base provides a good hand hold while preventing complete loss. I'd like to say that the base looks like it could be uncomfortable between the cheeks during long term wear because it's quite large but we have no experience as we haven't got there yet. I'm sure it gives a great full feeling and probably feels lovely nestled against the prostate but these toy testers have let you down this time. While the design is cool and functional on many levels it's the round shape that renders it a plug for only the most practiced user.
    • Huge
    • Pros only


Basically we didn't have any performance from this Doc Johnson plug but I'm sure we put on quite a show trying to make our bodies take this toy. Trust me, both my husband and I have literally spent hours trying to make this item work. We've warmed up with different plugs, relaxed as much as humanly possible, coated it and ourselves in copious amount of lube and took our time all without success. Trust me it's frustrating! We have some fairly large playthings in our collections that have seen the back sides of our bodies but the completely round shape of this butt plug has simply defeated us. Maybe it could perform well as a trailer hitch ball but right now it's become a paper weight and I can almost hear it laughing away at our failure.
    • Hard to figure out
    • Not very discreet
    • Pros only

Care and Maintenance

The PVC and Sil-A-Gel choice of construction materials make for a cheaply priced phthalate-free toy but unlike pure silicone plugs this one can't be completely sterilized and can harbor bacteria because it's porous. That means no sharing and no switching bodily orifices without covering it with a condom or nasty infections could result. Water, silicone and oil-based lubes are all compatible and we tried them all without insertion success. Remember that if using oil-based lubes condom coverings will disintegrate. Store out of direct sunlight as the PVC coating could become brittle but not many people really put their butt plugs on display. On a positive note this product wasn't a lint magnet nor did it absorb lubricant.
    • Compatible with all lubes
    • Easy to store
    • Not sterilizable


Doc Johnson has used a clear clam-shell to house the Round Butt Plug and it's great to see that the sides weren't heat sealed making opening the package a fingernail breaking exercise. Just pull the sides apart and voila! No instructions are included but aren't really necessary. In the clam-shell is a small card stating that the toy is made from anti-bacterial Sil-A-Gel but don't be fooled. It isn't 100% anti-bacterial but just has some properties supporting this claim. Other statements surround the 'Unique Bulbous Shape' and 'Extra Girth' which just support the obvious. Big lettering shouting Butt-Plug isn't at all discrete and the cheap plastic package isn't suitable for storage but instead found it's way to the recycle bin.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • ToyTimeTim
    I currently reviewing the large, I might need to get this one for a warm up. The first time I tried getting it in I had to sit on it to get anywhere. lol
    I would say for this one you will need to get a toy about 2 1/2" to use as warm up. That ball, like you said, just does not want to go in easily.

    Keep trying, you'll get it someday.
  • leatherlover
    Thanks for the great review. I was about to say that I have read a few reviews for this, and I have yet to see anyone get close to getting it in, but then Dwtim proves me wrong. Sorry that it is so difficult to get in.
  • Antipova
    Awesome review. I knew inserting this would be hard... but I'm surprised by how hard everyone says it really is!
  • Research
    Nice review, I was hoping we would get some new big plugs on Eden. I'll have to give this one a try.
  • The Curious Couple
    Very nice review, thank you!
  • meitman
    Great review even though it isn't working out for you yet!
  • Love Perpetua
    Thanks for the review! The shape does look like a real challenge to insert!
  • JessCee
    Great review despite your unsuccessful attempts! I am not even close to considering this yet, but I appreciate the information. Thank you!
  • fabidefabi
    ouch! but thanks
  • frisky069
    great review!
  • Love Perpetua
    Thanks for the review! I have no hope of inserting this toy - so big and no taper? Not happening.
  • melissa1973
    Great review, and such detail. I have both this one and the large one at 9" there's no way (as you said) to insert these anally.
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