Tristan - butt plug by Vixen Creations, Inc - review by squire

Tristan Plug

The Tristan Butt Plug is a small to medium silicone plug, made by Vixen Creations, with a unique shape designed by Tristan Taormino. The plug has a wonderfully comfortable and safe flared base, an initial bulbous head with a gentle tapering into a long and comfortable neck. I’d highly recommend this plug to those entering into anal play and are looking for a safe and comfortable addition to their toy collection.
Comfortable, wont get lost, fits well for extended wear, filling, and stays in place
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This toy stands out from other plugs in its comfort, safety, and neck length. The neck length and base not only allow for a comfortable and safe fit, but is also forgiving enough to allow enough movement to simulate without falling out or poking into something painful. I found this toy to be pleasurable to wear alone, and to use with my partner during intercourse. She enjoyed it as it was unobtrusive and was exciting for me :)
  • 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
    • Temperature play
    • 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
    • P-spot

Material / Texture

The material is lusciously smooth silicone, firm to the touch yet forgiving when inserted. Being high grade silicone, it is easily cleaned and didn't seem to hold onto any smells in a noticeable way. Tristan's texture in smooth and bulbous and contoured at the base to fit between the cheeks.

If you are looking for something that can pop into place, smoothly and without much drag, this is the plug for you. The Tristan comes in black or purple, and as you progress through the Tristan lineup additional blended colors become available.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

I loved how this plug had a contoured base that was large enough to help me feel comfortable with not losing it, but small enough to fit perfectly between my butt cheeks. Being made from high quality silicone, and coming in a unique almost tear dropped shape, made this plug feel amazing to insert, filling once in place, and at the same time small enough to not be cumbersome. The tapering between the bulb and the neck was not a steep gradient allowing for both a popping sensation when inserted and removed, but also a ease of transition that was comforting and allowed me to be more in the moment with the sensation.
    • Beginner
    • Ergonomic
    • Partner play


The Tristan works well as an introductory plug. With its unique design and long neck, the Tristan stays in place and moves around a bit when inserted, allowing for a filling but also continuously stimulating experience. With a large but contoured base, the Tristan won’t get lost, allows for partner involvement, and fit well between my cheeks. This plug is the introductory plug in the Tristan line, allowing for users to upgrade in size, with the same wonderful design, at their discretion. I have often used this plug as warmup to larger versions of the Tristan when feeling adventurous.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use
    • Lots of variety in function

Care and Maintenance

Being pure silicone, this toy is one of the safest and easiest toys to own. As with all high grade silicone, the Tristan can be washed with warm water and antibacterial soap, 10% bleach solution, or in the dishwasher. I boil mine in a pot for 3 minutes with my other toys and this does the trick! Lubricants that aren't silicone based are a must if you want to keep this toy long term, so water based tend to do well. Given this toy comes in a wonderful package, using the cylinder as the storage case can help minimize dust and lint sticking to it, but a pre-play wash is still recommended.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The Tristan arrives in a small and perfectly shaped cylinder tube, protected from the elements, that can also act as a useful storage container. The container is clear, allowing for full viewing of this fun toy, and makes toy selection easy and quick for the discerning eye.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Good for storage
    • Minimal

Personal comments

I think everyone interested in anal play, or those seeking added spice during other sexual activity, could really enjoy this plug.


My experience with the Tristan has been great. The Tristan is small enough to be comfortable but large enough to satisfy even experienced users. It was effective at filling me up, which I prefer, allowed me freedom of motion to use while having intercourse with my partner, and I never once worried about losing it. The neck was long enough to allow some movement during play, increasing stimulation, and allowed my partner to play a more active role in its use though moving it around while inserted.

Similar to other vixen creations products, this plug is made with luxurious high grade silicone that has both give, and a silky smooth finish. This helped with ease of insertion , comfort of fit, and supports easy cleanup through wipes or boiling. Extra lube might be required by those seeking extended wear as I found the slick surface to wick away lube at times, but small price to pay. I highly recommend this product as I has been one of my most frequently used plugs.
Follow-up commentary
As much as I initially loved this toy, I have found that over time my tastes have changed as a result of trying some even more comfortable plugs. The Tristan is still a great plug, but I feel that due to my size, as a taller and larger male, that the corners on this plug dig in more than I'd like. For those who are smaller in stature, it might be perfect, but with the base growing wider at the tips I felt a growing discomfort. To keep this plug updated and comfortable, I might suggest adapting the hourglass shape of the base to a more rectangular shape with the ends narrowing for comfort between one's cheeks and perineum. Either way, this is a nice plug that appeals to most, I would think.
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  • Jimbo Jones
    That base looks too large to be comfortable for long term wear, but I'm glad to hear it works well. Congratulations on your first review, I think you did a great job.
  • squire
    Thanks much, Jimbo and I ink you are right to a degree. Long-term wear can mean many things. I find that if a generous amount of lube is used, it's good for my body for a few hours at least. Maybe one reapplication. As a bigger guy, too, my size might make a difference in how it rests.
  • Ms. Peaches
    Thanks for the review.
  • squire
  • Porygorish
    Man, I wish I kinda got this one now! good review!
  • squire
    Thanks! The Tristan is still in stock, though the 1.5 isn't.
  • xjonxthexgreenx
    thanks for the review
  • squire
  • Anne
    thanks for sharing
  • squire
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