My butt is OK with the b-Vibe Snug Plug 1.
This doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement, but for my wimpy behind, it’s the highest praise possible right now.1 Like I said in my Split Peaches Unicorn Horn review, my butt has two modes: “Ouch” and “That’s not too bad.” Anal play hasn’t brought me any particular ecstasy yet, so the Snug Plug is a winner because it provides the next-closest thing: comfort, along with a pleasant, full sensation.
B-Vibe Snug Plugs come in four size options. Because even average-sized dildos (or penis) are a bit much for my butt, I went for the smallest Snug Plug, the #1. It has a maximum diameter of just 0.8″, with an insertable length of 3.7″. And this is actually a great size for me right now: as someone who’s never kept anything inserted up their butt for very long before, the smaller size is ideal for long-term wear. More important, though, are the shape and the finish on the silicone.
You see the word “velvety” thrown around a lot in sex toy marketing, but I’ve never actually used this term in a review before.2 Now I understand what it means, because my Snug Plug has a lovely smoothness that I enjoyed running my fingers over when I first took the plug out of its package.
Upon opening the box, I also immediately noticed B-Vibe’s Guide to Anal Play, which includes the helpful tidbit, “Anal play is a journey, not a destination.” Yeah, so it sounds kinda like a fortune cookie—but this advice is encouraging to me as I continue along the path of trying to have anal sex without any discomfort.
So would the Snug Plug help me along my journey?
Snug as a Plug in a…Butt
The Snug Plugs have an interesting shape because of the weights inside. Instead of being uniformly rounded (like in an pointy egg shape) or having a more traditional taper, Snug Plugs have just a slight taper before the main cylinder that encloses the weight.
This more-abrupt transition made it essential for me to warm my butthole up before insertion,3 by grinding and twisting the plug around. The T-bar base provides a nice handle for twisting back and forth.
After a minute or two of warm-up, I felt ready to push the Snug Plug 1’s main body in. And sure enough, the vacuum of my rectum sucked the whole plug body in. The thin stem was left dangling outside, and it took me about half an hour to sit on the base and take the full length. (Before this I’d been reclining in an armchair.) That accomplished, the plug was really, incredibly comfortable. I like the feel of the smooth, velvety silicone in my butt too. The T-bar base is well designed to not irritate your butt cheeks for longer wear; it does fit snugly in my ass crack. The ends of the T-bar-base canoe are nice and rounded too, rather than pointy.
Speaking of long-term wear, even as an anal novice I had no problem wearing the Snug Plug 1 for several hours. (A nice oil-based lube helps a lot.) When I took the plug out after my first session, I kinda missed the feeling of fullness. This feeling is enhanced by the weights inside. Even with the smallest Snug Plug’s 55 gram (≈2 oz.) weight, there’s a definite heaviness that a normal silicone plug doesn’t give you. It’s not heavy like a metal plug, of course, but I can still feel the weight gently pressing up inside me. It makes the plug more noticeable when I move, or even if I’m just sitting in a chair.
By the second time I used the plug, I had no problem taking the full girth and length, and I was craving the greater size and weight of the Snug Plug 2! (The Snug Plug 2 has more than twice the weight of the #1, at 114 grams vs. 55.) That said, I do think that my Snug Plug 1 is more satisfying than a similarly sized, pure-silicone plug because of the single weighted ball inside.
If you are trying to size up, the Snug Plug design does have one drawback: the stem is so thin that it’s not ideal for anal stretching. Once the plug is fully in, the stem doesn’t put any pressure on your sphincter. Again, this does make for really comfortable long-term wear, IMO, but I’m going to have to do some work if I want to be able to fit the Snug Plug 2 easily, because of the size difference.4
Overall, I think this concept—a silicone plug with a velvety exterior but weights inside—is a great compromise. It combines the comfort of silicone with the extra heft that the weights provide. If you’re like me and you don’t enjoy the slickness of metal and glass, then I think these B-Vibe Snug Plugs are the best option for added pressure. The matte finish takes lube well, and it still feels nice inside my butt after a few hours of wear. I like to wear the Snug Plug 1 when I’m doing some boring task like the dishes or laundry, to make the most mundane activities a little kinky.
I really can’t say out anything negative about the Snug Plug 1 except that it’s going to make me buy the next size up, so I can have more weight inside my ass. So, to answer my earlier question: Yes, the Snug Plug 1 definitely has helped me along my anal-stretching journey. Instead of seeing butt plugs as just a necessary tool, I now realize that they can be comfortable and even somewhat enjoyable to wear.5 Plus, since I first wrote this review, I’ve gotten my hands on another b-Vibe product, the Rimming Plug Petite, and I’m blown away by its quality (well, by its rotating beads, really).
You can check out all four sizes of the B-Vibe Snug Plugs at Peepshow Toys here, and save 10% on any order when you use code FELICITY at checkout.
- Or maybe ever? I dunno.
- I did call the POP by Semenette’s silicone “satiny.” And after this, I received a Luxe Purity 2, which is incredibly velvety, especially considering how affordable this dildo is.
- Keep in mind that I’m used to sticking things into my vag with no warm-up (because I’m weird like that), so this is an adjustment for me.
- The difference between the #1 and #2 is .4″ max. diameter. As I said in my article “Sizing Up: How to Push Your Sex Toy Limits Comfortably and Safely,” I really think that a third of an inch (.33″) is the absolute most you should size up between toys. I’m not sure why beginner’s plug kits so commonly jump from .8″ all the way to 1.2/1.25″.
- I hope you find them very enjoyable to wear, though!