I love anal play. I LOVE anal play. I LOVE anal play. All kinds of anal play. Fingers, toys, plugs, dildos - the real deal - I love anal play. I was excited to get this anal tool in my last box because it is long, flexible, soft, and the size goes from rather small to 1.25 inches. The bulbs appealed to me, as a little texture with anal play is always very pleasing alone or with a DP (double penetration) situation. The soft jelly material makes it very easy to bend and twist as well as to clean. Always make sure you VERY thoroughly clean your anal toys, as debris can cling to them and cleanliness is important with all toys - but especially anal toys.
Anyway, I tried to use this toy solo first. I found that it was way too flimsy to insert easily alone. With the combination of the flexibility and my lube - well, let's just say the little sucker slipped out of my hands and out of me more times than I had patience for. I decided to wait until I had a playmate to help me. So, when I did, I had him insert it, which was much easier, as he could slowly push the toy into me while I was on all fours. Then, once all the way in - and it felt SO good and inserted SO easily - he entered me vaginally. He was very pleased with the ribbed nature of this toy, and remarked that it felt like his cock was getting a little massage as he entered me and when he withdrew, the varying sizes of the bulbs felt "delectable" (his word!) to him. For me, the sensation of being full anally (but not too full) combined with his attentions to my pussy caused me to orgasm HARD in a matter of minutes, which then pushed my lover right on over too! It was definitely a win-win for us!
So, while i would not recommend this toy for solo play, I would recommend it for couple play. It would be great for beginners, because it is soft and smaller and doesn't stretch you too much. Also, your partner will LOVE the sensations he gets from this too. I would highly recommend this for DP activity for this reason! If you are looking for some anal exploration options - this is definitely the TOOL for you!