Review: Aluminum Mini by Cal Exotics

For longer than I can honestly recall, I’ve been interested in the beauty of anal plugs. I just couldn’t ever get enough of looking at them. But one problem – I was ardently anti anything anal. Being involved with my first dominant manĀ  made me open up to the idea of anal and finally after him saying that all his girls are anal sluts, I finally purchased my first plug with his prompting. By the next weekend I’d already upgraded to a larger one. Since then I’ve been in love with all things anal and definitely have a very soft spot for all things anal plug.

On top of my rather long anal toy wishlist always has been a jeweled plug. I simply cannot explain how gorgeous I think they look. The little jewel nestled between two butt cheeks, sparkling and tempting the looker into coming closer and touching. And if the sparkle was attached to a metal plug? Even better! I love weight to my plugs and often times the weightier, the better.

One downside to my love of these jeweled plugs is the outrageous price often attached to these lovely creatures. Some metal jeweled plugs can run upwards of $100 and on my budget, that kind of price tag is simply out of the question. That’s more than I spend on my cable and internet bill in a month! So when I stumbled upon EdenFantasys.com‘s Crazy Thursday sale for the Cal Exotics Aluminum Mini at an astounding price of $25.99 (30% off regular price) I couldn’t resist. This was a deal simply too good to pass up.

One thing I love about Eden Fantasys is the great customer service you receive as a customer there. They really look out for your wallet, offering great sales, discounts, every day $5.95 USPS Priority Shipping, and fast shipping. I placed my order on Thursday and received it on Monday. How can that be beat?

But anyway, back to the plug. The packaging that the plug comes nestled in is quite different than most. The tip display cover comes off and the seamless aluminum plug is nestled in a bed of black satin-like material with padding underneath. Makes it seem like what you’re getting is rare and precious. Okay, well sort of.

I picked up the plug and I was impressed with the weight for the size of it. At 3 inches long and 1.25 inches at it’s widest point, this plug weighs 3.20 ounces. For something rather little that’s a good weight. Makes me think this plug is solid aluminum. And as someone who likes my ass toys weighty, I won’t deny the thought of walking around with this made me very wet.

Turning the plug around in my hand, the blue stone on the end is clearly not actually a gemstone. At best it’s plastic. Later I found out it’s one of those plastic gems you can buy at any craft store to glue on. How did I find this out? A few days after receiving it, I picked it up again and wiggled it around in my hands and the gem popped right out the end! Granted, this is nothing a little super glue couldn’t fix, but I’m not exactly thrilled with the fact the gem fell right out. If I had been wearing this plug and the gem had done this, I may have not found it. I’m just happy I caught it so I can glue it back on. To say I was a bit displeased with this was a bit of an understatement.

The plug is made of aluminum which is smooth, non-porous, phthalates free and also latex free. Because of this it is good for people with specific material allergies or those who want something you can use with silicone lubes for longer lasting lubrication. Actually, any type of lubricant could be used with this, but what I used was water-based as it is a majority of my lube.

After my initial examination, I couldn’t wait to try it out. I dropped my shorts and dabbed on a little of my favorite lube, Wet Original Water-based, and reached around to slide it in my butt. I consider myself an medium to advanced anal toy user and I’ve had a wide variety of toy sizes in my butt. Normally I use a little clitoral stimulation to aid in the insertion of anal toys but the small size of this plug was such that it slid right in when I relaxed and inserted it. Someone just starting out with anal play may not find this ease of insertion to be true for them, but I certainly was a bit disappointed. I like a bit of a struggle to put something in my backdoor.

When it properly nestled inside of me, I could barely feel the weight. Sure, I felt the fullness and a bit of stretching, but suddenly I was thinking that maybe I should have gone for the bigger 4 inch version of this plug than the smaller 3 inch one I selected.

The narrow neck made sure it sat properly in my bum and didn’t feel uncomfortable. The base isn’t very wide though so I am concerned that with longer term wearing the gem end may slip inside me and because of this I probably wouldn’t wear it for long periods of time. After looking in the mirror and admiring my pretty bum with its sparkly jewel decoration, I went over and sat down to test how comfortable it was to sit. The pointed tip of the plug led to some poking inside of me. Most likely I would wear this toy if I was up and about, not sitting for more than a few moments because of the pointy tip and the small base which could get sucked inside my bum during sitting.

As for cleaning this plug, one thing I like is that it is very easy. After wearing I immediately wash it with anti-bacterial soap and warm water. If I’m not putting it away immediately I let it air dry but most of the time I wipe it off with a clean towel and return it to my toy drawer. Eden Fantasys’ website indicates you can wash aluminum in the top rack of your dishwasher as well, but this might be best done if the jewel pops out or after you’ve more firmly affixed it with stronger holding super glue.

I’m excited about the possibility of experimenting with temperature play with this aluminum plug as aluminum makes for great temperature retention. I’m thinking about cooling it down in the fridge or freezer for a short period of time and then inserting it for a completely different sensation. I’ve done it before with my glass plug and enjoyed it immensely.

Overall? I like the concept of this toy. The finishing details aren’t the greatest to be perfectly honest. The low quality of the gemstone combined with the fact it popped out right away gives me pause as to the overall quality of the plug. The pointy tip is not that comfortable and I’m concerned about longer term wearing thanks to the super narrow base and that pointy tip. It’s a cute plug though and the downsides to it definitely don’t detract me from the overall fact that it’s a metal plug with a pretty sparkly “gem” in the base. It’s like jewelry for your asshole! What more could you ask for?

If you’re interested in buying the Aluminum Mini by Cal Exotics, you can find it on Eden Fantasys‘ website here. Remember to enter code “DZZ” in the affiliate code box at checkout for 15% off your entire purchase!

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