Butt plugs come in many different designs, some are used for decoration, some for sensation and some for anal training. The Snug Plug 3 from b-Vibe seems to have been designed for comfort and sensation.
When the great people at Peepshow Toys offered me the chance to review the Snug Plug 3 I was so intrigued by the design I jumped at the chance. The b-Vibe Snug Plug 3 arrived in some very clean, modern looking packaging. In fact, when I opened the parcel I was struck by how much it reminded me of audio equipment packaging. Certainly not a butt plug.
The blue and black box has a window front which lifts to give you access to your Snug Plug 3. The first thing I should mention is the 3 in Snug Plug 3 doesn’t refer to the number of the model but the size. This is the third largest Snug Plug available and so Snug Plug 1 would be the smallest and Snug Plug 4 the largest. Make sense? Good.
My Snug Plug arrived in a nice, classic black but b-Vibe do a range of Snug Plug colours including fuchsia, teal and purple. In size and colour Snug Plug offers plenty of choice. The colours are great, bright options and the black is a good no-nonsense choice.
Silky Soft Silicone
Snug Plug is made of silicone and it’s totally seamless and body-safe. This is great given that it’s an anal plug as it’s totally non-porous. Porous sex toys can harbour all kind of germs and can cause some nasty infections.
The silicone used for the b-Vibe Snug Plug is so unbelievably soft. It’s silky smooth and so touchable. Very matt in finish, it does collect a fair bit of hair and fluff. This is particularly obvious against the black matt surface of my Snug Plug. However, a quick wipe removes this and it’s just a bit of an annoyance.
In shape, the Snug Plug differs from any butt plug I’ve tried before. The best way to describe this would be torpedo shaped. The tip of the Snug Plug is tapered to a blunt point to make insertion easier. This is a good thing, given the hefty dimensions of the Snug Plug 3 without that taper insertion would be difficult.
The body of the plug isn’t a bulb like a traditional plug. In fact, it’s more like a shaft. The long thick cylindrical body tapers down into a nice thin and flexible neck. I love the neck of the Snug Plug. It’s a nice length at 1.5 inch long and is so flexible. The soft silicone means there’s no discomfort from the neck and it moves with you. This can make metal and glass plugs uncomfortable for pro-longed wear but the Snug Plug has no troubles here.
Size wise the Snug Plug 3 is a lump. The insertable length of the plug is 4 inches but the girth is an eyewatering 5 inches around. It goes without saying the Snug Plug 3 is not for the fainthearted or for beginners. Within the shaft of the plug sit two weighted balls. These make the Snug Plug much heavier than it looks at 180g. The balls move around freely within the length of the Snug Plug creating all kinds of exciting sensation.
For me the most important aspect of buying a butt plug is the base. Anal toys really must have a flare to the base. This prevents them from vanishing up inside you. This sounds amusing but it’s unfortunately a fact of anal play. There is a degree of “vacuum” to the anal passage, it wants to absorb items. Unlike a vagina there isn’t a back wall. Nobody needs a fun play session to end in an awkward A&E visit to have a butt plug removed. For this reason, please make sure your anal toys all have a good flare to the base.
The Importance of a Good Base
A butt plug needs to have a minimum base width of about an inch and half for me to be comfortable with its safety. A great rule of thumb is the base should be wider than the widest part of the plug. The b-Vibe Snug Plug 3 has a slim narrow base but compensates for this with the width, measuring a super safe 2.5 inches across. The base is shaped to sit neatly between your bum cheeks and being made of super soft, flexible silicone is very comfy.
So, what is the Snug Plug 3 like in use? Given its almighty size I’d advise using a good quality anal lube when putting the Snug Plug inside you. Don’t forget to make sure this is water based as silicone and oil lubes will damage the surface of silicone sex toys. I coated the surface of the shaft of the Snug Plug before insertion and prepared to take that 5-inch girth.
Slow and Steady
The insertion was slower than with traditionally shaped bulbs as there was no decrease in size until I hit the neck. The shaft is unyielding despite being silicone and the stretch is phenomenal. I felt the need to take it slow and steady.
The flexible neck of the b-Vibe Snug Plug makes insertion a little tricky. It bends whilst you’re applying pressure, add lube covered hands into this mix and it can take a few attempts. Once the shaft has slid into place the Snug Plug is very comfortable. The weights inside move around as you move and this adds a delicious sensation to the thrill of wearing the plug. The internal stretch and weight felt amazing.
There is an extremely full feeling when wearing the b-Vibe Snug Plug 3. It’s more like anal sex than wearing a butt plug in terms of sensation. The long, thick shaft feels like it’s filling you up completely and it’s very exciting to move around with the Snug Plug 3 inside you.
I found wearing the Snug Plug during PiV sex changed things dramatically. The very size of the Snug Plug makes PiV a tighter experience for both parties, however add to this the movement of the weights when being fucked and it’s almost a religious experience.
For me a huge part of the thrill of a butt plug is the feeling of the weight and stretch inside you. Often silicone plugs offer less of this than glass or metal. However, the Snug Plug 3 has it in spades. I found for pro-longed wear the Snug Plug is great. That flexible neck allows you to go about your business without any discomfort.
b-Vibe have included a storage bag with the Snug Plug. I was surprised by what a nice, robust little bag it was too. This is a great touch and I feel like most sex toys should include some storage with them now. There is also a nice little guide to anal play tucked away in the box. This is fabulous and I love that b-Vibe have included some guidelines for those just coming to anal play. Very responsible.