Fifty Shades of Grey has been somewhat of a phenomenon within the mainstream media. Shining a light on the BDSM tendencies in most of us. The accompanying range of sex toys to go with the film has received mixed reviews. Too Timid sent me the Fifty Shade Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads for review and if I’m honest I wasn’t sure what to expect.
The box containing the Fifty Shade Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads is fully branded with the Fifty Shades logo and imagery. Whilst I’m no major fan of FSoG I do appreciate the design and think it looks sexy. Included in the box is a satin storage bag, which is a nice touch.
The Carnal Promise Anal Beads are black in colour, unsurprisingly. The entire piece is black and looks very slick. The Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads are longer than I expected, measuring 8 inches in total length they’re impressive in size. Of that 8 inches 6.5 are insertable.
The beads themselves consist of 4 increasing sized balls. These are made of silicone which means the Fifty Shade Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads are body safe and non-porous. This is so important in sex toys and even more so in anal toys. If you’re using porous toys anally it’s impossible to clean them totally. They absorb moisture and germs. For safe play always opt for non-porous toys.
Buttery Soft Silicone
The silicone used for the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads is so soft, its almost buttery as I stroke it in my hand. The surface of the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads is matt in texture and I can feel I’ll need plenty of lube for during use. Because the Carnal Promise Anal Beads are made of silicone you’ll need to use water-based lube with them. Anything else could damage the surface.
The size of the individual beads starts at around an inch in length and decrease down to half an inch. The beauty of anal beads is you can insert as many as you are comfortable with. Making the Carnal Promise Anal Beads very universal.
Wide T Shaped Base
When looking for anal toys one of the most important things to look for is the base. You want a nice wide base to ensure the toy doesn’t travel inside you. Nothing ruins sexy time quicker than a trip to A&E to extract a lost anal toy. The base of the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads is a nice large rectangular T shape and made of the same soft silicone.
Under the base is a screw cap which covers the battery compartment. That’s right the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads have a battery powered vibration function. They require a single AAA battery which isn’t included. I’m a bit miffed that they don’t include a battery, especially given that they’re Fifty Shades of Grey.
The battery slides into the body of the beads and once the battery cap is re-screwed the control button is on the bottom of this. The Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads are controlled by single button. Press it once to turn it on, again to click through the settings and press and hold to turn it off.
There are ten settings to the Carnal Promise Anal Beads. These include three steady speeds and seven wavy patterns. The vibration is good, not crazy powerful but in my experience vibration feels stronger anally anyway. The steady speeds are a bit buzzy, but the wave patterns feel like they would be exciting.
The beads themselves are flexible and forgiving, which is great. And I feel like they would be a great introduction into anal play or toys. Time to test the Fifty Shade Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads.
I lubed the beads with a little water-based lube, avoiding getting the lube too close to the base. A slippery base makes for awkward insertion. The soft silicone slid inside me no problem, I’m not a fan of texture anally but this isn’t the same as using a textured dildo etc. The beads slide inside you and stay there vibrating. I was able to insert the entire shaft of beads with no problem.
Whilst there is no stretch or weight to the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads feeling each individual bead popping inside me felt good. Once they were fully inserted I switched on the vibration. This was really thrilling. Much as I thought the vibrations felt much stronger inside me than in my hand.
I kept the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads inside me whilst using a dildo to penetrate myself. The additional stimulation anally made what could have been an average wank seriously more exciting. I always find I climax with more intensity with something in my arse and the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads tick this box nicely.
The Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads are waterproof which makes them great for bath time play. It also means they’re super easy to clean. I think the Carnal Promise Anal Beads would make a great toy for beginners to anal play or those who dislike a particularly full feeling.
Thank you so much to the great people at Too Timid for sending me the Fifty Shades Darker Carnal Promise Anal Beads for review. This item was sent free of charge and in exchange for an honest and impartial review.