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Review: B-Vibe Rimming Plug Petite

Words and pictures: Nisha Desai

As a big fan of b-Vibe’s toys, with their unique designs and wonderful ethos surrounding anal education and pleasure, I was very excited to get my hands on (and butt around) their Rimming Plug.

Boasting the title of ‘World's First Rimming Plug’ this toy is truly like no other. Not only does the plug pack a powerful vibe at its tip, but the real special feature is the spinning beads in its stem. With a variety of rotation patterns, the movements of the beads stimulate the anal sphincter (those muscles surrounding your asshole) and are said to replicate rimming (that’s giving those muscles oral pleasure).

Functions include 7 different bead rotations, 6 patterns for the vibe AND 6 intensity levels – which I found to be a slightly overwhelming number of possibilities. However, it does allow for lots of experimentation with different sensations so you can find that exact pattern combination that is your *chef’s kiss*.

There are two choices for controlling these functions – the first is a button on the base of the toy itself, the second is via a wireless remote. The manual control simply allows you to switch between 9 pre-made modes, whereas the remote grants access to the full range of settings. With the remote you can not only increase/decrease the vibration intensity and rotation speed, but also alter the shaft vibrator and rimming bead patterns independently of each other. I’ll admit that I did find this a little confusing as the remote gives no indication of which pattern is selected, and with two different movements going on inside you it becomes difficult to differentiate.

I appreciated having the remote, saving the struggle of reaching underneath myself to swap between settings, allowing my hands to focus on the air pressure toy I was using on my clit (all the oral simulation toys, yes please!). In theory the remote could be used to give a partner control over your toy, and it is said to work at a distance of up to 9 meters. However, as the remote itself only displays whether the plug is turned off or on and not what mode is selected, the fun of this may be limited.

Additionally, there is the choice to turn off one of either the vibrator or beads. Personally, I enjoyed turning off the shaft vibrator and allowing my body to focus on the yummy feeling of those spinning beads, without the intensity of the vibrations dulling them out. So, does it feel like rimming? Well, no - you would be a fool to think that motors and silicon could replicate the wonders of the human tongue. But does it feel delicious? Hell yes.

Stocked in two sizes, I went for the Petite rather than the Classic as I wanted a more day-to-day use toy. Although petite may be a misleading description, and this certainly isn’t for absolute beginners to jump in with. Despite opting for the smaller model, I found it more comfortable to quickly warm up before use. In fact, there is only a reasonably minor size change with the Classic – the width remaining almost exactly the same and the insertable length increasing by just less than an inch. I had worried that it may be uncomfortable on my asshole being stretched around the 1-inch neck that houses the beads, however this wasn’t the case at all and the toy gives a nice full feeling. The silky-smooth silicone is also very pleasurable. The base of the plug is rather large in order to house the motors that make this kit so great, but as a result this portion of the toy is quite hard and may be uncomfortable if seated on a more rigid surface such a chair as opposed to a bed or soft sofa.

One slight annoyance is that this plug is not fully waterproof – so while it is splash-proof and safe for shower play, lazy people like me can’t simply submerge it in a bowl of boiling water to sterilise along with their other playthings. However, as there isn’t another toy on the market anything like the b-Vibe Rimming Plug, this certainly isn’t a deal breaker. If you’re looking for something to spice up your anal play game, this is the toy for you!