OH LORDY.....I have GOT to share last night's experience with all my TooTimid friends! Last night I pulled out these beads and my hubby's eyes got WIDE because they are one continuous, flexible strand that is 11.5 inches long! The beginning "bulbs" on the toy are shaped sort of like a baby rattle (bulb, middle and bulb) and the remainder is a series of balls. The whole toy is flexible - which is VERY important in anal play. I already had the toy washed (easy to do, it is made of soft jelly) and batteries inserted. I assumed the position and began to enjoy my hubby fingering my clit and getting me hot. I was already HOT and ready - so he lubed up these blue balls and began to insert! These beads went in soooo easy and felt SOOOOO GOOD! Once the "baby rattle' portion was inserted, the rest slid in like a dream. THe bulbs of all sizes felt amazing and the vibrations are to die for! The highest one was TREMENDOUS!! I was so ready for this that my anal orgasm was coming and quick! I slid a hand down to use a mini-vibe on my clit - that was IT - orgasms galore! I clamped on the toy so hard my hubby couldn't even remove it! It was a tremendous, long, powerful set of anal and clitoral orgasms! This is NOT a beginner's toy! WHile it is flexible and inserts easily, I would suggest that it is too long for a beginner and a bit large for initial insertion. However, once someone is comfortable with anal play - these are a must have! The style, the feel and the vibrations will definitely bring you to the next anal level!