A few years ago, I was lucky enough to attend the AVN Adult Novelty Expo in Pasadena, CA. Not only did I have the opportunity to come into contact with a lot of new products, I met some really great people. Among them was Shellie, proprietress of Crystal Delights (proprietress, heh). At the show, I was able to check out Shellie’s stash of products, live and in person. It’s so very different from looking at something online, especially when it comes to shiny and sparkly things like glass and crystals.
If you haven’t heard of them, Crystal Delights makes amazing glass sex toys. Granted, there are a lot of glass toys out there, but very few of them can compare in quality and creativity. In fact, the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Tail was the winner of the 2013 XBiz Award for “Best Non-Powered Pleasure Product” & 2012 AVN Award for “Best Fetish Product” of the Year.
When Shellie offered to send me the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug for review, I jumped on it without a second thought. As I was waiting for it to arrive, I started wondering just exactly what a Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug might entail. For the most part, the name is self-explanatory. It’s a butt plug, from the Crystal Minx line, and it has a magnetic bunny tail. Makes sense, but where did Hello Kitty fit in? I have loved Hello Kitty since I was a little kid, and never even noticed until someone pointed out to me that Hello Kitty has no mouth, which just goes to show you how observant I am. *eye roll* Needless to say, I was super excited about the arrival of my package.
It turns out that the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is basically the traditional (Don’t you love my use of the word “traditional” when discussing bunny tail butt plugs?) Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug with a gorgeous Swarovski-infused, magnetic Hello Kitty face. Are you confused? As Ricky Ricardo would say, let me ‘splain.
The Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is a small-medium size butt plug made of clear borosillicate glass. If you’re familiar with the original Crystal Delights Butt Plugs, you know they have Swarovski crystal elements embedded in their base. In 2012, the Crystal Minx was released and instead of being stuck with crappy latex butt plugs for Pet Play, people finally had the option of high-quality glass plug with luscious tails. Crystal Delights then expanded the Crystal Minx line by adding the original Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug, which has the bunny tail permanently attached to the butt plug.
As I have mentioned many times, I prefer sex toys I can easily clean and manage. I thought that might be an issue for me with the Crystal Minx line because I can get a bit sloppy with the lube during play and water when cleaning up. So, when Crystal Delights introduced the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, I was intrigued.
All Crystal Delights sex toys are made from borosillicate glass, also known as Pyrex, a kind of glass used in baking dishes. Borosillicate glass is made to withstand greater temperature extremes than glass commonly used to make water or wine glasses. In addition, if borosillicate glass breaks, it does so in large chunks rather than shattering all over the place like those water and wine glasses that are impossible to totally clean up. I mention breakage, not to freak anyone out, but to explain the differences between borosillicate and standard glass. I have a good number of glass sex toys and have never had one break or chip, regardless of the fact that I have dropped a few of them. That being said, it is still important to carefully look over your glass toys before use to be certain there are no chips or cracks.
While I may be stating the obvious here, the difference between the original Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug and the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is that rather than having the bunny tail permanently attached to the plug, the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug’s bunny tail is attached magnetically. Like I said, obvious. The Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug has a Neodymium magnet embedded in its base so that the bunny tail can be removed and reattached. Brilliant! Crystal Delights recommends you slide the bunny tail off the magnet rather than grasping the tail and yanking it off. Not only are the tails real fur, and therefore fragile, this is an insanely strong magnet. Apparently, Neodymium magnets are so strong, larger ones can cause injuries when used improperly. Seriously strong. Not kidding.
The cool thing is that both the bunny tail and the Hello Kitty bejeweled face have magnets so I can swap them out and choose which one to wear. Yessiree, I can have a sparkling Hello Kitty face, complete with whiskers and pink bow, shimmering out of my bottom. I don’t know many people who can say that. At first, I was a bit concerned that wearing the plug with Hello Kitty’s face attached might not be the best idea. I thought it could possibly slide off and disappear up my butt. Not a chance. There is no way that radiant little face is going anywhere without some serious encouragement. Strongest magnet in the world.
My Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is approximately 3.5″, with about 3″ of insertable length, and 1.4″ in diameter at its widest point. Notice I specified “my” Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug. That’s because every Crystal Delights piece is individually handmade, so each one is unique. While some products will certainly be close in size and color, as they should be, they will not match each other exactly. Therefore, I am providing the dimensions of my specific plug, and they do differ slightly from the dimensions on the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug’s webpage. My Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug is the teeniest bit larger, which is oki doki with me, and should not be a problem for anyone, as the difference is negligible.
If you do not have much experience with glass sex toys, allow me to point out that 1.4″ in diameter is a true 1.4″. Even the firmest silicone sex toys have some give, allowing them to feel slightly smaller when inserted into the body. It is just the opposite with glass. Due to its hardness and unforgiving nature, the toy may feel even larger. For me, especially with a butt plug, this is a plus. Another bonus to glass is that it retains temperature very well, thus making it excellent for temperature play. You can heat up or cool down your Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug in a bowl of hot or ice water (please remove the tail first), depending upon your preference. For some reason, I really like cold play. Please don’t stick your Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug in the microwave to heat it up. Remember, it’s got a metal magnet embedded in its base. Some people may wonder why I feel the need to remind you of this, but I know there is someone out there somewhere reading this review who was seriously considering the microwave until just a moment ago. You know who you are.
Aside from being able to swap out my sparkly Hello Kitty face with my soft, pink bunny tail, the best reason to have the strongest magnet ever in my butt plug is so that I can clean it without damaging said soft, pink bunny tail. Glass is stupidly easy to clean so you can just (carefully) SLIDE (not yank!) the bunny tail off and wash the butt plug with warm water and soap, a sex toy cleaner, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, or a 10% bleach solution. In theory, you can boil borosillicate glass, as well as pop it in the dishwasher. Even though this Crystal Delights butt plug does not have a Swarovski crystal element or glass medallion in the base, I don’t like the idea of boiling it. Maybe that’s just because it involves washing dishes and kitchen stuff. *shudder* I suppose I might run it through the dishwasher, but if you do either, be very careful. I imagine the magnet will get very hot and could cause a serious burn if accidentally touched. If you are planning on sharing your Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug between non-fluid bonded partners, definitely disinfect it with the 10% bleach solution. Also, if you were to decide to use this plug vaginally after using it anally, do the same thing. The bleach will kill any bacteria that you don’t want to share with other people or other parts of your body.
Glass is great because its natural slickness means I don’t need to use as much lube as I do with toys of made of other materials (Oh yeah, silicone, I’m looking at you). Regardless of what kind of lube I use with the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, and I can use either water or silicone-based lubricant with glass, just a small dab is all I need. This is great because even with the magnetic bunny tail you’ve still got to be careful not to get lube all over the place. However, when it comes to anal play, when in doubt, use more rather than less lube. You must protect that fragile tissue.
When it comes to cleaning the bunny tail itself, Shellie cracks me up with this comment on the website and the included instructions, “Here is where I give you the “correct” way to clean your Crystal Minx tail (which I know most of you won’t do)”, because she’s so right. Anyway, what she basically says is that if something bad gets on your bunny tail, you need to have it cleaned by a fur professional. If it’s not something horribly sticky or staining, you can spot clean immediately by patting, not stroking, the area with a rag and cleaning fluid, then hanging it to dry. She provides a full list of tips for caring for your bunny tail on the Crystal Delights website.
Above, I described the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug as a small-medium plug. I consider butt plugs with a diameter around 1″ or less as small, 1.5″ as medium, and 2″ as large. I am clarifying this because I’m sure other people look at this completely differently. I have a good amount of experience with butt plugs and anal play, and can tolerate a plug quite a bit larger than this one. However, for hopping about the rabbit hutch, the 1.4″ of diameter suits me very well. It is certainly small enough for me to be comfortably penetrated vaginally while wearing it, whether with a toy, fingers, or a penis. More importantly, it is comfortable to wear around for an extended period of time. After all, I’m not usually popping in a Bunny Tail Butt Plug just for a few minutes. This is a plug I’m going to wear for a while, so it must be comfy. Yep, I just said a glass butt plug can be comfy.
Sitting on the bunny tail itself is less comfortable, depending upon where and how I am sitting. I can definitely feel it, both due to the fur and the fact that it sticks out. It’s not something I want to sit on for hours on a hard wood chair, but at the right angle on the bed or soft couch, it’s totally doable. As the bunny tail is made of fox fur, not rabbit fur, is less silky than you might expect, but it is still very soft. Sometimes it can be a little tickly as well, but overall, extended wear is not a problem.
The acorn-like shape of the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug also suits me well. The smaller tip allows the bulb to softly slip in to my anus. The bulb gently widens until it hits that widest point and gets sucked right in with the distinctive *pop* I feel when the shape is just right. My anal muscles relax comfortably around the stem of the plug, while the base rests solidly up against my butt cheeks, not sticking out too far. All in all, a perfect fit.
The packaging of the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is simple and lovely. Crystal Delights ships discreetly, so no worries there. The glass butt plug with its sparkly Hello Kitty face come tucked inside a beautiful, black brocade storage pouch. This pouch has a pocket for the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug and then wraps around it and is secured by stretchy bands on either end. It comes with a little tag with the month and year when it was inspected by hand, along with the inspector’s initials. The pouch is wrapped with tissue paper and a Crystal Delights sticker. A sheet of instructions and the bunny tail itself were loose in the box. This is because squishing the bunny tail up to fit into a pouch would damage it. Fur likes to be footloose and fancy free, so to speak.
In case you’re not familiar with Crystal Delights’ charity efforts, I’d like to make you aware of a program called, Colors Against Cancer, that Crystal Delights has run as long as I have been aware of the company. It’s simple and straightforward. 10% of the annual profits from the sales of the butt plugs and dildos from the Colors Against Cancer line are donated to cancer charities. I can’t think of a single person in my life who hasn’t been touched in some way by cancer and I think it’s wonderful that Crystal Delights gives back to the community in this way.
Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Pros:
• Great shape
• Perfect size for extended wear
• High quality
• Borosillicate glass
• Magnetic tail
• Hello Kitty
• Made in U.S.
• Company give back to community
• Choice of color
• Temperature play
Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Cons:
• Ummm…I don’t have one with Keroppi?
I knew going into this review that chances were very high I’d love the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug. Quite frankly, what’s not to love? It’s a high-quality, made in the U.S., glass butt plug, with the strongest magnet in the world embedded into its base that allows me to wear either a pink bunny tail or a shimmery Swarovski crystalled Hello Kitty face in my butt. In theory, I have trouble finding fault with any of that. When it comes to reality, I have the same problem, if one could call not being able to find anything wrong with the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug a “problem”.
The shape and size are perfect for extended wear, which is really the point when it comes to Pet Play. Even if you’re not into Pet Play, who doesn’t want a furry bunny tail? People pin those things to their butts all the time, and not just for Halloween… The stem of the butt plug is long enough to provide sufficient room for my muscles to clench down without feeling like it’s going to slip out or get sucked up inside me. The bunny tail is soft and fluffy and looks adorable. The Hello Kitty face is pretty, sparkly, and cracks me up every time I look at it, let alone wear it. It’s awesome and I love it and I want more. What else can I say? Get over to Crystal Delights, check out their stuff, and buy some. Like today already.
Did I mention that Crystal Delights can do custom orders as well? If you’re a bit of a size queen and want a bigger plug, contact Shellie and let her know. She’ll be happy to tell you what’s involved. OMG! I just had a brilliant idea. A zebra stripey magnetic plug with a zebra/horse tail and cheetah or leopard print magnetic plug with a cheetah or leopard tail. YES!
The Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is available in either black, white, or pink real fox fur. Don’t bother telling me there is no such thing as a pink fox because I know you’re lying. Down the road, look for more tail options that can be purchased separately to be mixed and matched with your Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Butt Plug. I’d also love to see some faux fur options as well at some point. I would think there is a market for it. Vegans need butt plugs too!