I review sex toys for sextoy.com. You can find the FunFactory Violet Bendybeads and other anal toys on their site. Disclaimer: Although I don’t receive any money for these reviews (unless you purchase something via an affiliate link to the vendor), I am receiving free toys.
Anyone who has talked to me about sex toys probably knows that I love FunFactory. I honestly believe they are making some of the best toys on the market today. They are colorful, creative, wonderfully functional and always made of the highest quality, safest, hygienic materials. I’ve raved to many about the Share, which is quite simply the best insertable ‘strap-on’ toy available, far superior to the Feeldoe in the pleasure it gives to both wearer and receiver.
I used to have a simple silicone anal beads-style insertable toy that was the source of a lot of pleasure, but it belonged to an ex of mine and is no longer available to me. I was very excited at the opportunity to replace it with FunFactory’s upgraded version of the toy.
This is the larger of FunFactory’s two anal toys. The other is Flexi Felix, which is a little less expensive and a little smaller. Both are made of medical-grade silicone, meaning they are free of dangerous chemicals and easy to clean in hot soapy water, by boiling, or even in the top rack of your dishwasher (without dish detergent); just remember not to use any silicone-based lubes with them. Flexi Felix, as you’ll see if you follow the link, has what the manufacturer describes as a ‘beetle’ face as its handle. I guess many people find this cute, and I’m not bothered by other animal shaped toys (which granted, are usually ones I use on my lovers rather than myself), but for some reason the idea of putting a cartoon bug inside my ass is utterly unappealing.
It turns out though that I love the size and shape of the Bendybeads. In addition to their bead like shape, a “ribbon” of silicone travels up the length of the toy to become the handle at the end (or what FunFactory calls “the royal curl”). The texture of the silicone is quite soft to the touch. The beads are firm enough to penetrate with ease, especially after you insert the first one, but have enough give to feel very comfortable. The connection between each bead is solid; thanks to the lack of strings such as one finds on an old-fashioned set of anal beads plus the shape of the handle, you should have no worry about them getting lose inside you or your lover. And that handle is very easy to keep hold of, even when play gets slippery. As I expected, cleanup is easy though I have found that a little extra attention is needed when cleaning around where the beads meet and around the ribbon, as lube tends to accumulate there.
How does this toy measure up? These are definitely far superior to the previous beads I have played with. The ribbon feels extremely stimulating if you use it with the handle oriented vertically. I have used it several times in solo play and it’s definitely become my favorite-ever masturbation accessory. I cannot usually manage to take all 5 beads, but It feels great going in and wonderful when it’s pulled out, especially at or near orgasm and it is relatively secure even when partially inserted. I also used it with Trouble once during a scene involving other sex toys, and combined with an egg vibrator on her clitoris it was enough to tip her over the edge with unexpected force and intensity when I inserted another bead.
The Bendybeads have only increased my appreciation for FunFactory, and I’m eager to explore more of their product line. Even though I got these Bendybeads for free, I can easily see myself spending the money to replace them should they ever be lost or damaged. However, given their quality construction I don’t see any reason not to anticipate using them for years to come.