Recently, I approached Vixen Creations about getting one of their products in exchange for an unbiased review, and was actually sent out the Vixskin Mustang, the Vixskin Raquel, and the Gemstones Silver Marble Anal Beads. I’ve also got the Vixen Gemstones Smokey Onyx Anal Beads and will be covering both sets together.
- 1 So, What Are Anal Beads?
- 2 Vixen Gemstones Are Fresh Air In The Stale World Of Anal Beads
- 3 So What Are The Details On The Beads?
- 4 Well.. How Do They Look?
- 5 Overall Experience With Vixen Gemstones Anal Beads
So, What Are Anal Beads?
Anal beads are a sex toy consisting of multiple spheres or balls attached together in series which are continuously inserted through the anus into the rectum and then removed with varying speeds depending on the effect desired (most typically at orgasm to enhance climax). Those who use anal beads enjoy the pleasurable feeling they receive as the ball passes through the narrow sphincter of the anus.
–Wikipedia Article On Anal Beads
Anal beads are balls that are strung together to be popped from your (or your partner’s) butthole when you see fit to provide stronger or different sensations.
Vixen Gemstones Are Fresh Air In The Stale World Of Anal Beads
A lot of anal beads are simply balls of some sort with a hole through them, and a string or tether of some sort…
Not the Vixen Gemstones.
Vixen Gemstone anal beads are made much like high quality silicone dildos:
The whole toy is poured at one time into a mold, and the Gemstones line is actually molded with the string IN the mold. This means that the string is completely encased in silicone, making the entire toy sterilizable! No porous string, no rope burns on your butthole.
So What Are The Details On The Beads?
Vixen really went for it with the Gemstone anal beads line, producing 4 different sizes of beads.
Sizes Of Gemstones Anal Beads:
Small- The small Gemstones beads are Emerald Green, and come in (manufacturer measurement) at 3/4 inch in diameter with an total length of 14 and 1/4 inches
Medium- The medium gemstones are offered in a Smokey Onyx color, and again are stated by the manufacturer to be 1 inch in diameter with an overall length of 14 1/4 inches.
Large- The large ‘stones come in a Sapphire color, and are measured at 1 1/2 inches in diameter with 17 1/2 inches overall length.
Extra Large- The extra large are available in Silver (by far my favorite of the tones available) and are stated to be 2 inches in diameter but Lorax Of Sex measured them at 1 and 3/4 inches.
How Can I Take Care Of My Gemstones Anal Beads?
Because they are made of silicone, you should only use water or oil based lubes. If you must try silicone lubes with them, do a spot test first so as to not damage your butt beads. These aren’t cheap and you don’t want to mees them up!
Clean them well before your first use (you should clean all toys before first use) and then clean them well after each use by sanitizing them with boiling water, a 10% bleach solution, throwing them on the top rack of the dishwasher, with hot water and antibacterial soap, or your choice of toy cleaner.
As far as storing them, I highly recommend the plastic tube that Vixen ships the beads (and most of their products) in:
It’s classy looking, though you may want to poke a few holes in the black end caps so they close easier (air gets trapped in the tube and can make it hard to close, poke the holes while the tube is empty).
Well.. How Do They Look?
Like glorious silicone anal beads!
Overall Experience With Vixen Gemstones Anal Beads
Since I actually have the medium and extra large beads, this will be a 2 chunk review section.
The Smokey Onyx (Medium) Gemstone Anal Beads
I’ve had them for a while and they do get pulled out occasionally (no pun intended) for some fun. They are a very manageable size… a bit of lube and in they go. The silicone is a glossy beautiful dark silver, and with lube they get super slick to the point they are almost too slick to handle.
This is a plus though. There is no weird draggy feeling when they come out. They just pop out (yes, there is a slight pop sensation) and feel great.
When the whole “string” of beads is inserted, they seem to move around inside and press on the prostate.. but with no particular rhythm or motion. It may be the feeling of fullness and just the spheres pushing against one another.
The Silver Gemstones (Extra Large) Anal Beads
While the manufacturer measurement says that they come in at 2 inches, they don’t. I’ve lost my measuring tape lately but Lorax of Sex did measure and they come in at 1 3/4 inches in diameter… so while they aren’t quite 2 inches, they are some of the biggest anal beads I’ve ever found.
Factor in the overall size of the beads and the length of the “string” and damn.
The silver anal beads will FILL you up. Every movement leads to the beads shifting inside, and shifting leads to different sensations.
On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being almost no sensation from movement, the Silver Gemstones anal beads would be a high eight, possibly even a nine.
Not only do they provide some crazy stimulation for me just being inside of my body, they are absolutely insane when pulled out right at orgasm. I came harder than I have in a long time the second time I used them.
The first time… well, I was using them solo. I’m a big guy, and when I leaned to grab them (for some reason I reached from the front..) my abs (YES, THERE ARE ABS UNDER THE PROTECTIVE LAYER!) cramped. Not part of my abs, not one side… my WHOLE FUCKING ABDOMEN.
Now, I don’t know about you… but that’s a LARGE muscle group to cramp all at once. I stood up, trying not to shriek in pain… and looked down. My abdomen was spasming as if I were possessed. Muscles were freaking out, wondering what the fuck was going on.
I persevered. I stood, watching my abs roll in pain (it actually looked really cool, but it hurt like hell). It hurt worse when I started laughing.
Yes… I’m demented… There I stood, in pain. Laughing at myself, at the image of myself in pain with a string of silicone beads hanging from my butthole. I digress.
Anyway… the beads are great when the body doesn’t decide to go into involuntary spasms of agony. They provided me one of the strongest orgasms I’ve ever had that didn’t involve a long bout of direct prostate stimulation.
The silicone the beads are made of is beautiful and slightly squishy. Different companies use silicones that have different firmness levels, and the Vixen Gemstones line is made of a slightly squishy variant. Soft enough to be forgiving, but firm enough for insertion.
One question that I’ve seen posed (in the comments on Lorax’s review) was if the “string” of beads was flexible, and the answer is yes. These anal beads, though held together by a silicone coated string… flop around with little more stiffness than regular bead strings.
If you have experience with anal beads and enjoy them, I highly recommend the Vixen Creations Gemstones line. If you’ve not tried anal beads before, I caution you to experiment with a less expensive string of them and then if you do enjoy anal beads to go purchase some from Vixen.
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