Doxy Don Review

Doxy Don Review

I bet your first thought when you read Don was: what the hell is this? Don is many things, and a  lot of it doesn’t fit in the short “Ultra Powerful Plug-In Anal Vibrator” title. If I have to pick one word that describes it best it would be “rumbly”.

Don, which used to be called Skittle, is made by the same company that gave us the Doxy Massager and Doxy Die Cast. All of Doxy’s creations are made in the United Kingdom, with high-quality production standards and medical grade silicone. I freaking love their vibrators. They’re so strong, so rumbly, so mind-blowingly awesome, that I wish I could have Doxy giveaways for each and every month of the year. Scratch that, I want to go Oprah with Doxies and give one to every reader.

What is Doxy Don not?

Don is not waterproof. It’s not rechargeable. It’s not super small, nor travel friendly. It looks weird. And yet I absolutely love it. When a toy is made that well, all the rest of the fru fru stuff doesn’t matter. Because what matters is whether it works, whether it feels good, whether it delivers pleasure. And it so does!

What is Doxy Don?

Doxy Don ReviewIt’s a silicone, body-safe corded vibrator. The silicone isn’t as soft and smooth as the one on the head of the Die Cast wand. Don comes in a stylish black box (and Don itself is offered only in black color). It has 5 power settings and one vibration pattern. The cord is 12 feet (4 m) which definitely doesn’t have you glued to a power outlet. The controls are big, easy top press and operate, and light up (dimly) in the dark. It has “+” and “-” buttons, making going back and forth through different speeds a breeze. If you want to enter the pulsating pattern, you just need to press the on/off button slightly longer. The controls are located separately from the vibrator, which has it’s pros and cons. If you’re among those of us who like using a dildo AND an external vibrator, reaching for the buttons can be a little bit of an obstacle. But at least there’s no pressing by mistake, and not fishing for tiny controls.

Don is very quiet and is certainly a discreet vibrator to use. Other bloggers have even reported using it in bed while their partner is asleep and not waking them up. Don is really, really powerful. Not Die Cast powerful, but keep in mind that this one is much more pinpoint and you actually don’t need that much power on a smaller area. I would say it’s very gender neutral and has a number of applications.

One can use it as an external vibrator and apply it to any erogenous zone: breasts, nipples, balls, dicks, around the butt-hole. But it can also be used internally as a vaginal or anal vibrator. To quote Doxy‘s website, it’s dimensions are: “Overall height 7.5 inches, including 2 inch insertable portion. Maximum circumference of the handle is 7.5 inches; maximum circumference of the insertable portion is 3.75 inches.” Which means that the bulb is 1.2 inches in diameter. In my opinion, 2″ by 1.2″ (3 cm by 5.5 cm) is a great size even for beginners anal toys.

How does it behave as a clitoral toy?

Don is literally the rumbliest vibe I own. It’s delicious, deep, life-changing. It doesn’t numb your clit, it’s not painful, it doesn’t have any buzz to it. The lowest settings of the vibe are really subtle and nuanced and I think even people very sensitive to vibration can use it. The big body makes it somewhat weirdly easy to hold when used as a clit toy. It also doesn’t hog one’s vulva, so there’s plenty of space for a dildo while you’re using Don externally.

How does it behave as a vaginal toy?

In this scenario holding it can be a little more difficult and awkward. Don might not provide the length and girth a lot of us are looking for in an internal vibrator, but it’s just a different sensation, it’s not your regular vibrator with which you can also thrust. Also, because of the shape and the flat part right around the end of the little bulb, it is a good vulva and clit vibrator too while you have the bulb internally. Pretty cool if you ask me. The same feature provides excellent perineum stimulation during anal use on penis-owners. Speaking of which…

How does it behave as an anal toy?

Doxy Don ReviewVibrations that strong and deep can feel nothing but good in my butt. I think Don is a great toy for people new to anal play, new to pegging, that are looking for a small insertable toy. It’s great for both solo or partnered anal explorations. The big base of the toy makes it easy to use it on yourself. Unfortunately it’s not a plug, it’s not a hands-free, stay in toy. One has to constantly hold it in place. The only way of using it hands-free was to have Don standing up on a flat stable chair, and to squat over it. With a little bit of holding the base at first, for the initial penetration, the rest can be achieved hands free. It’s not a position in which you can stay in for a lot of time because your quads and legs will get insanely tired with squatting over the toy. But it’s sustainable enough for a few orgasms if you get off anal vibration.

I love combining anal vibration and clitoral vibration and that almost always makes me orgasm. It’s a lot of toys to hold and your hands will be full, but try a small clitoral vibe while having Don in your ass, or a wand vibe. Same applies to penis owners. Try adding some vibration or stroking on the penis. Don’t just be focused on the anal stimulation. Solo or partnered, work the cock; at the same time, hand jobs, blow jobs, or vibration on the balls and the shaft are all welcome, depending on personal preferences.

Things to consider

The only real issue I have with Don is that the vibrations travel a lot and the whole body of the toy vibrates. Especially when used as an insertable. Overall Don is light and ergonomic to hold, but after a while my hands are numbed by the vibration.

And in terms of personal preference of size and shape, to me Don is a little too short and small for my taste in insertable vibes (both anally and vaginally). I wish Doxy will create Don 2 with a longer and thicker internal portion.

Last words

dscn2744Doxy Don is nothing like any other vibrator out there. Both with its unusual shape and specifications, and with its rumbly, strong vibrations. If you don’t mind your toy being corded, or having to hold something that is a bit larger, I would say, by all means, Don is a great buy. At the price of $89.99 and free shipping from SheVibe, with its amazing motor, multiple applications and several speeds, I think this is a steal. So much better than disappointing buzzy external vibes. But bear in mind that if you are looking for a hand-held small clitoral vibrator, you’ll need to consider something different.

Disclaimer: Don was generously provided to me by Doxy North America in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.


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Tantus Ryder Review

Tantus Ryder Butt Plug

There are toys you are going to see reviewed in every sex toy blog. And there is the rest: the occasional starlets that burn to ashes really fast. You will see them reviewed because they’ve just come out and the company was sending them away to bloggers. People like them okay but don’t get to take them out of the closet very often afterwards.

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And there are the stars. Stars like the Njoy Pure Wand. Or the Tantus Ryder. Products that over the years people still have kept talking and writing about. Toys that reviewers and sex educators have come to love so much that they are willing to buy them on their own dime, instead of waiting to receive them in an exchange for a review. There are toys you keep using over and over again. Oh yes, Tantus did it again.

Tantus Ryder Butt PlugRyder is just one of the greatest butt plugs created. Ever. Seriously, just check how much’s been written about it.

Ryder is not an anal toy for beginners. If you are new to butt play, don’t stop reading, but also don’t rush to buy it and use it right away either. You might want to check the Tantus guide to choosing an anal plug and start off with something less challenging. Ryder is 1 1/2″ in diameter at it’s widest part, and has between 3 and 4″ of insertable length (depending on how much of the neck is going to be left outside). I would say it’s a great match for intermediate to advanced users. It has a very tight neck and stays put, nicely positioned with zero risk of slipping out. Which makes it a great plug for longer use. It’s pleasantly rounded and smooth, and it’s so incredibly ergonomic. It’s really easy to put it in; properly lubed, the silicone slides really nicely. When unlubed, the glossy silicone has a lot of drag, but that disappears right away once lubricated. You want to stick with thicker and longer lasting lube, such as Sliquid Sassy or Sliquid Organics Natural Gel.

The base of the plug is really small and comfortable, providing enough safety, but not uncomfortable for longer use. It fits well between one’s cheeks. The neck of the toy is nicely bendy and flexible, so sitting or walking around while having it inside isn’t an issue. Ryder is filling. With its specifications and shape it can be a great tool for anal sex prep. Although if you are thinking of double penetration and using it during vaginal intercourse, it might be a bit too much for some people.

Ryder is made of 100% premium Tantus silicone, which is entirely body-safe, it doesn’t harbor bacteria, it’s easy to clean, and can be thoroughly sanitized if shared with partners. Tantus just equals quality. Period. Their toys come in a very tasteful and non-intimidating packaging. Since they’re silicone, they’re among the easiest to store: you don’t even need to keep them in toy bags or pouches.

Tantus Ryder Butt PlugWhat you see in my pictures is the pre-2016 version of the toy. Most Tantus plugs got updated this year: it got slightly smaller and now feature an anchor base, which should be even more comfortable. Ryder also got a new velvet matte finish. It comes in two colors: black and purple. One more thing I love about it is that it’s so affordable (for a high-quality silicone sex toy of that size). Ryder has a retail price of $40. You can find it at Peepshow Toys for just $29 and you even get 10% off with code WETLANDIA.

If you like the idea of anal play and toys, but prefer anal beads instead, check out my review of Tantus Ripple Large.

Note: Tantus Ryder was not provided to me in exchange of a review; it’s been a happy part of my toy family for a while now.


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Tantus Ripple Large Review

DSCN2500I have to say that I am terribly excited (and nervous) to be writing my first review of a Tantus toy. I literally have butterflies in my stomach. It’s like writing your first love letter to someone who didn’t know you even existed.

The Brand

A few words about Tantus. They are the manufacturer of what’s probably the most extensive and diverse collection of dildos, plugs and silicone sex toys. Their creations come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Whether you want your own super realistic dildo, or something that better resembles a phallic sculpture by a mad genius than something bought from a sex store, Tantus has something to offer. All of their toys are made of 100% premium silicone (with the small exceptions of their discontinued Alumina line, which was made of aluminum). It’s entirely body-safe, easy to clean and store (you don’t need to keep your toys in separate containers or bags), and sanitizeable so you can share your toys with partners. (Yay polyamory! Or yay being single!)

All Tantus dildos have a flared base and are harness compatible, which makes them safe to be used anally. Some come with a little bullet vibe that goes into a hole at the base. Those products are also compatible with their suction cup.

The Specifications

Tantus Ripple LargeSome of the most beloved anal toys on the market are made by them (for example The Ryder). And The Ripple is no exception. Tantus Ripple Large is one of the best things created for your ass that is not a butt plug (although for some reason it can be found under their plugs section). The Ripple comes in two sizes. The Small one has a diameter of its widest insertable part of 1″ and total length of 4.95″ (not all of which is insertable), while the Large has a diameter of its widest insertable part of 1.5″ and diameter of its slimmest part of 0.8″ and total (not insertable) length of 6.85″.

The Ripple Large appears as a toy that is advanced-users only, which is not entirely true. Yes, it is really, really long. But it’s not a plug and it doesn’t stay put (even if you try to keep it in, the neck isn’t slim enough, compared to its widest part). So it’s a toy somebody is going to use on you or you are going to use yourself. Which makes The Ripple almost newbie friendly. Its tip and its smallest bead is very non-intimidating. It can absolutely be used as an anal probe and as a first time experience. If you are new to this, just don’t get greedy and don’t aim for more. Take your time with the toy. Do as many sessions with just one bead as you need. When you move to the next one, do the same: wait until you move further.

As for taking the whole thing: even the most advanced users might have a hard time doing that, because the beads are very lengthy. If you are looking for length, this is absolutely your toy! It’s very bendy and flexible, it can follow the curves of your body and your orifice.

The Shape

Tantus Ripple LargeI really love the ratio between the size of the beads themselves and thickness of the space between two beads. Fun Factory Bendybeads is another beloved anal toy of mine, but it’s too slim in between beads and makes every next bead very pronounced. With The Ripple everything is just one really nice gradual slide. Not to mention how seamless and sleek it is. It’s an absolute joy to clean. No dents, no grooves, no sockets where lube can get sticky and tough to remove.

The Ripple reminds me a lot of Tantus Alumina Revolve. If you have it, and liked its shape and curves, but are looking for something flexible, Ripple is the closest thing you are going to find.

The Action

I’ve discovered one really cool way of using it solo, or hands free. Because its base is flared, it kind of stays upwards even on the bed. Slide the toy to the second last bead and assume a cowgirl (or cowboy, this trick can be done by both male and female users) position, in which you are just simply riding The Ripple, which should be in an upright position with its base standing on the bed. For this to work you need a lot of lube. While you are sitting in a cowgirl, you can start rocking or “riding” it: sliding all the way to the last bead (remember, you didn’t have it all in initially). Then, because the neck is thick, and because of the abundance of lubricant, probably eventually the last bead will slide out slowly. And then you sit on it again. You get the idea. If it’s not sliding out itself, you can lock it with your feet and slide out a bit. Absolute hands-free and partner-free anal thrusting.

Tantus Ripple Large

And this is just a thought: if you are performing this while with a partner, you can actually really easily perform oral sex on them. Just assume your Riding-The-Ripple position between your partner’s legs, while they’re lying on the bed. Make sure to have enough distance to their genitals – so you can lean comfortably forward. Depending on their height, you should be sitting on your Ripple roughly where your partner’s knees will be on the bed. Gosh, I hope I am explaining this well enough for you. And an even naughtier thought: if you happen to have a mirror behind you, so they can see you ride the beads, while servicing them, that makes the whole thing mindblowingly hot. And if you want to turn this into a BDSM scene: because this whole operation could be totally hands free, there’s nothing preventing you from being handcuffed.

The Verdict

Are there any downsides to this toy? I would say “NO”, if you have your expectations straight. Carefully choose which size will fit your needs and whether you like lengthy anal strings to begin with. And again – these are not beads that will stay put. Rather than beads you are going to have to thrust in with your hands or with a strap-on.

The Call to Action

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They come in two gorgeous colors: black and midnight purple, and the silicone has a nice glossy finish. You can also often find The Ripple in Tantus’ Grab Bag section: meaning that you won’t be able to pick your color and the toy will probably be some swirl of several colors. But your product will be cheaper than the retail price. Aside from that: same Tantus premium silicone quality.

Get The Ripple Large from Tantus for $47.44 or Ripple Small for $37.54.

The Ripple is part of my private toy collection and it wasn’t given to me in an exchange for a review.


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B-Vibe Rimming Plug Review

B-vibe Rimming Butt Plug

B-Vibe‘s Rimming Plug was such exciting news in the world of anal sex toys. Finally some new invention and development in the butt world! (As you could guess yourself, the B in b-Vibe stands for butt.) How is it different and how does it mimic rimming? A lot of sex toy manufacturers have tried to imitate oral sex for instance, and most of these toys have failed greatly.

The Rimming Plug has rotating beads in its neck, just like the beads used in some rotating rabbit vibrators. Unlike them though: these actually really work and are very powerful. The plug also has a separate vibrating motor located in the tip of the toy. We’ll get more into its settings soon, but first things first!

Packaging and getting started

B-vibe Rimming Butt Plug remote and caseB-Vibe is really, really gorgeous. It’s fancy and high-quality, but at the same time the box is somewhat fun and friendly. In all of their marketing materials they use images of very diverse couples. Not straight white couples (not that there’s anything wrong with being straight or white). They make it clear that this toy is great for solo use, for gay couples, hetero couples, butts with prostate, butts with no prostate. It comes with a detailed but comprehensive instruction book and a 1 year warranty. When you open the box you see a really sleek and fancy teal case. The case is really light, but provides enough protection for your toy, as it is resting in a specially designed plastic cast: so the plug doesn’t travel around the box. Even if you decide to throw that one away, the plug had a travel lock protection, so it won’t go off accidentally. It has a remote control whose color matches the color of your plug. The rimming plug comes in black and teal. All the cases are teal though. It’s a rechargeable toy and comes with a USB magnetic charger. You can fit all this in the case, and even have some spare space to store some lube inside. (Never forget lube! Especially for anal adventures!)

Material and shape

B-vibe Rimming Butt Plug

It’s made of a very soft (but not squishy), really matte silicone. It’s just so velvety to touch! This toy isn’t your usual silicone plug. It has a hard core underneath the silicone and it has almost zero bend or give to it (think of a Lelo Vibrator, such as Mona for comparison). It’s 100% body safe, it’s shower friendly and splash proof. They don’t say waterproof, so don’t take it in the tub with you. It’s ridiculously easy to clean: soap and water. You can deeper sanitize your silicone toys in 10% bleach solution. How about its dimensions? The Rimming Plug is big. It’s definitely made for advanced users. It’s not just wide, but it’s pretty long – even if you only count the insertable part. How big? With its insertable 4.8” x 1.5” it’s definitely bigger or as big as about half of the penises in the world. And in order to experience the rimming sensation you will have to take it all in, because the beads are located in the neck. If you are experienced with anal sex and/or pegging, this is a toy for you.

Battery and remote

B-vibe Rimming Butt Plug Remote ControlIt takes 2 hours to fully charge it from 0% to 100%, and that will last you about 1 1/2 hours on full speed. It even has a battery level indicator, which blinks when you need to charge your toy. The remote operates from 30 ft away. And it really does. Toy fully inside, clothes on, different room: that’s not stopping it. Yes, other companies have created in the past some really frustrating remotes that had to be pointed literally at somebody’s genitals to work. This isn’t the case. But even if you’re not a fan of remotes and always keep losing them, you can go through all of its settings by pressing the control at the base of the plug. Yes, it’s definitely easier to use the + and – for power with the remote, rather than pressing several times to go back to your desired setting. So what I’m getting at is: don’t lose your remote. It’s a good one. And by the way, the remote uses a small round battery. And if you forgot to read your toy’s manual, you might not remember that you have to remove the little plastic protection that keeps the battery from getting wasted before you even purchase it. So remove that battery slip. I totally freaked out that my remote was defective and wouldn’t sync. Silly me, I guess I was excited to actually try the b-Vibe, and skipped all the reading. In order to have your control synced, you need to press once the power button of the toy, so it’s blinking. This wouldn’t turn the toy on immediately; it will just pair it up with the remote.

When put to the test

You will need a fair amount of lubrication with a plug of this size. Don’t use silicone lube on it. Stick with thicker water-based lubes for anal sex, or hybrid lubes. Insert it slowly and start with the lowest setting of the rotation and the vibration. The slower it is, the more pronounced the rimming sensation is. You might wanna turn the vibration off and just concentrate on the rotation first. It takes some getting used to. Savor it. It’s really different than what you’ve experienced with other anal toys. Then play with the speed and the settings. It has several patterns as well. The strongest setting is pretty powerful!

The size and the design of the plug make it really similar to anal intercourse. It will definitely get you fully ready, if that’s on the menu for the night. The shape of the plug is round and there’s nothing that will poke you in an uncomfortable way. The widest point is not that much wider than its slimmest one, it has a nice big neck. If you are worried that it’s gonna slip out because if that ratio: don’t worry, it really won’t. It stays put.

It’s created with the help of the anal sex expert, Charlie Glickman. And you can tell. There’s very little that they could’ve done better.

One thing that could get in the way is how big the base is. If you are simply going to use it as a butt plug: it performs great. If you want to have vaginal intercourse while the plug is inside too, that could get tricky. Basically you are going to have to either spread your cheeks and have the base horizontally, not vertically. In simple words: not alongside your crack. Otherwise the base almost covers the entrance to your vagina. Also, the plug is biiig. So it could be challenging to have a penis or a dildo in your vag at the same time.

Power exchange and outside use

B-vibe Rimming Butt Plug Case and Remote ControlOne of the intended applications of the plug is for BDSM power exchange and use outside. For instance, your dom instructs you to wear the plug during your shopping at the mall or at a fancy dinner. And he gets to keep the remote. The idea is brilliant and almost works as good in real life. On the highest setting it can be a little noisy. It’s not a noisy vibrator. It’s just noisy for… wearing it a quiet boutique or luxury store. But luckily less so through your clothes or a few feet away. Unless you are going to a really quiet public place and don’t want people looking weirdly at you for having your phone buzz in your purse (that’s probably gonna be the assumption) then you are covered. Actually having people looking and wondering what’s going on might be a bit of a turn on. Unfortunately what truly gets in the way of outside use it that it’s not very comfortable to sit with it. Especially on hard surfaces.

On penises and prostates

It’s a symmetric straight butt plug. It doesn’t have a prostate curve to it, and I haven’t used it on prostate owners, so I can’t say how it feels. I am curious whether the vibration will feel really great on the prostate, because the motor is located at the tip, or whether the lack of curve will make it less so.

How does it feel on the penis, while it’s penetrating you vaginally and the plug is on its highest setting? I’ve been told that it doesn’t feel like much. To me the vibration is very strong, but I guess it doesn’t travel that much through the wall that separates your rectum and your vagina. There are plenty of organs and tissues, so I guess it just gets absorbed. Or perhaps with the thrusting and moving around during intercourse, it’s just not very noticeable. I guess one has to stay still inside in order to feel any of the vibrations.

In conclusion

B-vibe Rimming Butt PlugThis is a sick (in the best possible way) creation of an evil genius, executed in almost completely flawless way. It’s definitely a unique plug that can bring you entirely different sensations from any other anal toy. It’s one of the few really big anal toys for advanced users, and is an absolute must for your kink collection. You can drive someone mad with the remote.

It’s really high quality and absolutely worth investing money into. There aren’t many rechargeable b-plugs or anal toys on the market (to name a few manufacturers: Nexus, Fun Factory, Je Joue and Lust by Jopen). If I have to point out one disadvantage of the toy: it’s the price tag. Yes, this product is spendy. But looking into it’s named competitors, all of the rechargeable and/or remote controlled silicone anal toys I found are in the price range of 100 and 200 USD. A lot of research, work and quality materials have been put into it, and it’s definitely worth it. If you want to invest in one really high-quality toy, instead of buying several cheaper plugs (which in many cases are not silicone, ergo probably not body-safe), this is a very good way to go.

If you like the idea of a rechargeable butt plug with super strong vibrations, but are intimidated of the size of the Rimming Plug, then maybe you should take a look at the Trio Plug by b-Vibe. The only thing is that the Trio doesn’t have the rotating beads, but it has not one, but three of the strong and rumbly b-Vibe motors. The company is providing a lot of education and tips on anal sex, butt play and pleasure and is a really good and responsible manufacturer to support.

Video in which I am comparing the Rimming Plug and the Trio Plug.

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Buy it with free delivery from either SheVibe at $139.99 or Good Vibrations at $150.00.


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