If there’s one thing that will always put a smile on my puggy little face, it’s getting an email to inform me that Fun Factory goodies are winging their way to me for review. So, yes, I did do a little dance when I read that I was getting to have a crack at the Fun Factory Bootie Butt Plug Set.
Both the Fella and I have butts that are accustomed to anal play. Experience wise, he likes his insertables to be around mid-sized, and I like ‘em big. In general, I like to know they’re there to the point where I kinda wish they weren’t. But, we both go through stages where we want the opposite of what we usually crave. And graduated sets like this one are fab to have on hand for that exact reason.
The Fun Factory Bootie Butt Plug Set contains three butt plugs in incremental sizes. Kits like this are perfect for those new to anal play, and those who want to train their butt to accommodate larger things, like a penis, for example. After you’ve tried fingers and are sure you want to take your anal explorations further, picking up one of these kits gives you novice, intermediate and experienced player options.
All three plugs are made from smooth, seamless silicone, the large and small in black, and the medium in a lovely shade of red. Silicone is completely body safe, and what’s more, it’s sterilisable. This is a godsend if, like me, you share your toys with a partner. They can be boiled or bleached, keeping them hygienic for swapping. Just don’t swap during the same session. Sure, you might be fluid intimate, but butt bacteria is a whole other thing, and something y’all probably should keep to yourselves.
Fun Factory silicone is draggy, and that’s the stuff of nightmares in most anal toys. The walls of the anus aren’t self-lubricating like the vagina is, so keeping your butt fun wet is essential. Water-based lube is the only lube you should use with silicone toys, just to be on the safe side. You don’t want any adverse reactions fucking up your stuff.
I don’t know what it is about silicone toys, but lube seems to dry up quicker with them than it does with, say, glass. If you plan to wear a Bootie Plug for extended periods of time, it would be a good idea to remove it every hour or so to reapply your lube. Cos, take it from someone who knows, trying to get a large silicone plug out of a dry, tiny butthole hurts like a thousand motherfuckers. Yeah, you can relieve it a bit by slicking a lick of lube around the neck of the plug and having a little jiggle, but the anal walls will still try to cling on. Trust me, your butt will not thank you for that.
So, sizes. This is what you get in this kit:
Plug = 3” overall length, 2.5” insertable, 3.5” maximum girth
Base = 3.25” long, 1” wide
Plug = 4” overall length, 3.5” insertable, 4.25” maximum girth
Base = 3.75” long, 1.2” wide
Plug = 4.5” overall length, 4.25” insertable, 5” maximum girth
Base = 4” long, 1.5” wide
All of the plugs in the Fun Factory Bootie Butt Plug Set have T-bar bases. That’s the most anal safe of all butt plug bases, and depending on the size, it’s one of the comfiest. It sits lengthways between the butt cheeks, and the smaller sizes are very comfortable to wear. There’s very little nipping, and if you keep the lube situation under control, there’s not a lot of chaffing, either. Larger sizes can potentially dig in, and if you have big butt cheeks like I do, there can be a bit of rubbing. Nothing too unpleasant, though, cos again, lube.
In use, these plugs are lovely. Both of us have used all three at some stage, and each one has its benefit. For us, the smallest one is too small to offer any real sexual stimulation, but one way to make it exciting is to wear it out and about. Sharing such an intimate secret is hot as fuck, and is enough to make a tiny plug hugely arousing.
But this won’t be a tiny plug to everyone. It’s probably twice the size of my thumb, so if you’re just moving on from fingers and are looking for the perfect plug, this one could be for you!
The Fella is a fan of the medium plug. He doesn’t need a warm up for this one, so after a lick of lube, he pops it in. The tips of these plugs are quite bulbous, but there is a slight taper to them that helps with insertion.
That tapered tip is boldly curved, and so presses against the anal wall. Depending where your prostate is, you could be in for a bit of action in that direction. The Fella does get some stimulation from it, but he prefers non-vibrating plugs to just act as fillers for extra stim during sex or oral. He doesn’t aim for his P-Spot with the Bootie Plugs.
My fave is the large plug, and I love wearing it during vaginal penetration. I don’t care if it’s the Fella or a dildo, all I know is that this plug digging into my anal wall while something else rubs against it from inside my vagina feels incredible.
The shape is easy to hold in, it’s comfortable, filling, and when it’s removed during orgasm (either by the Fella or natural contractions) the stretch literally makes me shudder.
Caring for your Fun Factory silicone plugs is simple. Like I said above, sterilising them is as easy as giving them a three-minute bath in a pan of boiling water. I’d recommend this if you’re sharing. If, however, the kit is all for you, soapy water or toy cleaners will suffice. If you choose one of the latter options, it’s worth noting that each plug has a little Fun Factory brand on its neck which needs attention when cleaning. They’re not deep, but they can hold onto gunk if you don’t watch them.
Also, do bear in mind that there will be a smell. You can douche all you like, but your butt will always smell like a butt. And silicone toys will pick up that smell. It fades after a day or two, I only mention it so that you don’t start wigging out that your toy isn’t clean.
So many butt plug sets are made from rubbish materials, or they have questionable bases, or their sizing is ridiculously similar or wildly different. The Fun Factory Bootie Set is sensibly sized, good quality, and reasonably priced. If you fancy picking up a set, click the banner below and go check them out.