Today I’m publishing my first ever anal toy review. And the toy I’ve chosen to talk about is the Fun Factory Bootie plug. Although the Bootie wasn’t my first anal plug, it is the most beginner-friendly plug I’ve tried. And I thought it would be nice to make my first review one that appealed to readers who have never tried butt play, but might be keen to give it a go.
The Bootie is a great first-time plug for so many reasons. It comes in three different sizes: Small, Medium and Large. There isn’t a lot of variation between the sizes, so each one is a gentle step up from the last. I purchased the Medium plug because I wanted something a little bit larger than the smallest plug in my collection. But if you’ve never tried anal play before, then the Small Bootie is non-intimidating and the perfect size.
In addition to the size range, I believe that the shape of the Bootie is great for first timers. Rather than the traditional teardrop shape that most plugs have, the Bootie is a kind of elongated comma shape. I personally find that this shape makes insertion smoother and easier. With teardrop plugs, I have to take an incremental approach to inserting them because they get gradually wider. Because the tip of the Bootie is the widest part, once I’ve eased that past the back door, my butt kind of just embraces the rest of the plug. When inserting a toy is easy and smooth, it makes the rest of your play session so much more enjoyable.
The texture of this plug makes it super easy to insert and wear too. The Bootie is made from Fun Factory’s gorgeous velvety silicone. It’s 100% body safe and non-porous, which is ultra important for anal toys. A toy that is not body safe can harbour bacteria and cause infections. Porous toys are a breeding ground for odours, which is the last thing you want from a butt toy. The Bootie is so smooth and silky to touch, with absolutely no seams or ridges. While experienced players might like a bit of texture to enhance sensation, for the first-time user the mere fact that you’re wearing a butt plug is usually enough sensation. The Bootie gives you a nice full feeling without any irritation or friction.
Once inserted, the Bootie feels amazing. The curved tip follows the natural arc of your body. I always insert this toy with the curved end facing forwards, towards my belly button. This way, the bulge at the tip provides indirect g-spot stimulation. If you have a prostate, inserting the Bootie in this way will angle it towards your P-spot. The Bootie is firm, but not rigid. It has a bit of squish to it, so it applies a good amount of pressure without being too intense. I can comfortably wear this plug for extended periods without feeling sore.
Another reason that I adore the Bootie is that it’s great for wearing during sex. The firm-yet-soft texture and the curved shape help to angle my partner’s cock or a dildo towards my g-spot during penetrative play. This leads to a really full feeling as well as intense stimulation which is often missing during penetrative intercourse. People with prostates will appreciate the additional stimulation this plug offers when worn during partnered play or during solo sessions.
One of the most vital features of any butt toy is the base. A toy that is going into your anus needs to have a flared base to ensure that it can be easily retrieved. The Bootie has one of the most comfortable bases of any anal toy that I’ve tried. While most butt plugs have a rounded or rectangular base, the Bootie boasts a T-bar base of flexible silicone. When worn, the base nestles snugly between your butt cheeks. It’s is rigid enough to keep the toy in position, but has enough flex to move with your body when you walk or sit. For this reason, the Bootie is a great plug for wearing for extended periods. The base is super comfortable and not obtrusive, but is also strong enough to make sure that your plug doesn’t get sucked into the great beyond.
An important factor for beginner toys is price. If you’re trying something for the first time, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a toy that you’re not certain is going to light your fire. This means that often, beginners will buy cheap, low-quality toys that don’t perform well or aren’t body safe. The Bootie plugs range in price from about $30 for the Small to $40 for the Large. This means that they are pretty affordable, in addition to being well-crafted and high-performing. It’s hard to find great quality toys at such a reasonable price-point, and the Bootie is a fantastic toy that won’t put a dent in your finances. I got mine from Aphrodite’s Pleasure, which is a fantastic Aussie sex-toy shop. They have the individual Bootie plugs or all three together in The Bootie Set which is brilliant value for money if you know you’d like the option of multiple sizes.
I love my Bootie and I truly recommend this for first-time anal explorers or more experienced players. It’s well-made, comfortable and so sleek. It’s one of my most-loved toys and one that I keep coming back to over and over.