Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer Jezebella
Anal beads are a staple in any sex toy enthusiast’s closet. They start off gentle and build up to something more intense. They allow you to train your anal muscles to accept larger toys, or build up to anal sex. The Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads are a great starter set of anal beads. They’ve got all that I look for in a good anal toy: they are made from a high quality non porous body safe silicone, they are fully waterproof (so can be properly washed) and they start off small.
The Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads come in a simple cardboard box. Its black and silver design is classy and fitting for the Fifty Shades of Grey range. There’s a little quote on the side of the box from one of the Fifty Shades books. The front of the box pictures the beads against soft electric blue lighting. The whole thing is very tasteful, and I’m sure it would appeal to fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey books or films.
In The Box
Inside the box Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads are stored safely in a plastic mould. Underneath this is a midnight blue satin storage bag with fifty shades darker written on it. It’s a really nice storage bag and I really appreciate that it has been included, as it will keep the beads clean and safe when not in use. There’s also a little instruction booklet.
When I got the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads out of their mould the first thing I noticed was how wonderfully smooth and soft the silicone they are made of is. I’ve been lucky enough to try several of the products from the Fifty Shads Darker sex toy range and they are all made of the highest quality seamless silicone. These ones are no exception.
They feel really luxurious to the touch and the seam is practically non existent. This means there is very little friction or uncomfortable ridges, something that is especially important for sensitive sphincters.
From the tip of the first bead to the T-bar base measures 16.5cm (6 and a half inches). There are four beads, then one large bulbous end before the T-bar.
The first bead measures about 1.5cm in length and 6cm in circumference.
The second bead measures 2cm in length and 7cm in diameter.
The third bead measures 2.5cm in length and 8cm in circumference. The fourth bead measures 3cm in length and 9cm in circumference.
The bulbous end of the toy measures 5.5cm in length and 10cm in circumference at the widest point, 8.5cm in circumference around the neck of the toy (just before the T-bar base).
The reason the end of the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads has to be so large is because it is battery powered, and this is where your battery sits. To get started all you need to do is unscrew the ABS plastic base (which had fifty shades darker written on it in silver), put in one AAA battery, which is not included in the pack so be sure to pick some up, then screw the top back on again.
Of course the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads will work just fine as classic anal beads if you don’t fancy any vibrations. If you do like some buzz in your butt there’s just a single button on the plastic base that controls all the vibration settings. Click it once to turn it on and click it to scroll through the various settings. There are 3 constant speeds, each one more intense than the last and seven patterns to choose from, which are a fun mixture of pulses and oscillations. Plenty to keep you interested. To turn the vibrations off you simply hold down the button for a few seconds.
The Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads has a memory function. This means that whichever setting you left your beads vibrating on when you last turned it off, that is the first setting it will turn on at. I sometimes find these functions annoying, particularly in clitoral toys where I often want to start off on a low constant speed than up the amp a bit (which means I’ll turn it off on a higher setting than I would like it to turn on with).
However, in anal toys I usually work out my favourite and then just let the toy be whilst I play with other things. So for me, a memory function on an anal toy is a good and useful thing. It just depends on your personal preference and use habits on whether you think the memory function is an asset or not.
One thing to note about the vibrations on the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads is that they are incredibly buzzy. Even the lowest setting sounds like an angry bee stuck in a jam jar. Luckily for me, my anus is much less fussy than my clit and vagina. If you hate buzzy vibes up your butt though you probably will not enjoy the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads when they are switch on.
As far as buzzy vibes go though, the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads are fairly quiet. I think there is little possibility they would be heard through a closed door. So If you are after some discreet vibrations these anal beads definitely fit into that category.
In use, I did enjoy the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads. I used a generous amount of thick water based lube, and after a warm up with a clitoral vibrator, I managed to gently and comfortably insert the first bead, then the second and then the third. This is where I stopped. I only use small anal toys, and I only push it as far as is comfortable for me. I’m not looking to build up to larger, I’m just looking to feel pleasure, and three beads was the perfect amount for me. I think that’s one great thing about anal beads: that you can take just as much as you are able to, and if you find one day you can up it even more you’ve got more to enjoy.
The three beads sat in my butt comfortably, and I’m happy to report that those buzzy vibes travelled nicely through the silicone and stimulated all the sensitive nerve endings around my anus. I masturbated with a favourite clitoral toy and the extra anal stimulation lead me to have a really intense orgasm. I could really feel my anal muscles contracting and realising around the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Pleasure Beads as I came.
Removing the beads was simple, I just had to concentrate on relaxing and gently pull as each one popped out in turn. I then washed them thoroughly in warm water and antibacterial soap, making sure the battery compartment was screwed on tight before submerging them.
Overall, I liked the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads. I think if you’re fairly new to anal play and are still experimenting with smaller sizes and a bit of vibration you’ll get on well with these beads. If you are a seasoned anal expert I think you’re likely to find the beads too small and vibrations too weak and buzzy.
One thing about the design I worry about (although it didn’t come up for me) is that there is no narrow neck before the t-bar base. It is 8.5cm in circumference; almost as wide as the fourth bead! This means that if you want to take the beads all the way to the T-bar base, your sphincter won’t be able to close around it like it can between each bead.
Some people may enjoy the sensation of being held open like that, but I personally would find it very uncomfortable. I like the bulbous part to be internal and a nice narrow neck makes for maximum comfort.
Having said that, I understand the battery and motor have to live somewhere, and you don’t have to take the beads all the way in. Just bear that in mind if you were hoping to enjoy the whole length of the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads.
I would like to thank Cara Sutra and sextoys.co.uk for providing me with the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Vibrating Anal Beads free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This in no way altered my opinion of the product.
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