I like the b-Vibe Snug Plug 1. This doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement, but when I’d just started getting into anal play, it was the highest praise possible. The Snug Plug is a winner because it gives a pleasant, full sensation while being comfortable to wear. And b-Vibe Snug Plugs come in 5 different-weighted girths, so I was able to progress from the petite size 1 to the bigger size 2 once I expanded my anal horizons!
B-Vibe Snug Plugs come in four size options, from very small to 2″ THICK. Because even average-sized dildos were a bit much for my butt at this time, 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 was actually a great size for me as a total anal beginner. Even better than the small size were the Snug Plug’s shape and silicone finish.
You see the word “velvety” thrown around a lot in sex toy marketing, but I’d never used this term in a review before I got my Snug Plug 1. 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 working toward discomfort-free anal sex with my partner!
Snug as a Plug in a…Butt: My b-Vibe Snug Plug Experience
The b-Vibe Snug Plugs have an interesting torpedo shape—designed to hold the weighted ball(s) inside. There’s a slight taper before the main cylinder that encloses the weight.
This transition made it essential for me to warm my butthole up before insertion, 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. Shortly afterward, I was able to sit on the base and take the full length. That accomplished, the plug made its presence known. I could feel the firmness, the bulk of the body. And it was surprisingly comfortable! [Note: I had very low expectations about anal pleasure at this time!]
The T-bar base is well designed to not irritate your butt cheeks for longer wear. It fits snugly in my ass crack, with that velvety silicone between my cheeks. 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 immediately missed the feeling of fullness. 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 the Njoy Pure Plugs’ awesome pressure, but I can still feel the weight gently pressing up inside me. It makes the Snug Plug more noticeable when I move, or even if I’m just sitting in a chair.
I find the Snug Plugs more comfortable for longer wear because of their long, thin stems. My sphincters are able to fully close up, while I feel the Snug Plug’s weight deeper inside. Because of the stems’ flexibility, Snug Plugs aren’t for stretching like SquarePegToys squishy Egg Plugs are. Instead, the Snugs are all about that weight inside.
By the second time I used the plug, I had no problem taking the full girth and length. I was craving the greater size and weight of the Snug Plug 2 already. The first snug plug is pretty tiny at 0.8 inches wide, while the next size up is a slightly-below average 1.2″. Size #2 (no pun intended) is very manageable for me these days, and I appreciate the second weighted ball as I move! Since this review was originally released, b-Vibe has even added another Snug Plug size, so that you can get one 2″ thick! Even in the bigger sizes, the Snug Plug necks are quite thin, so they’ll always let your sphincters close up after the weighted torpedo goes in.
Overall, I think this concept—a smooth silicone plug with weights inside—is a great compromise. It combines the comfort of silicone with the extra heft that the weights provide. The b-Vibe Snug Plug’s 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. [Update: I later bought myself a Snug Plug size 2, and I’ve progressed to wearing its larger torpedo bulb during all kinds of activities, like mowing the lawn while it’s inside me! ????]
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