Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug

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
• Gorgeous
• Fun
• Hello Kitty
• Unique
• 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!

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug

Did you know that October is Stick Stuff Up Your Butt Month? I may be kinda making that up, but Monday was October 21, and the third official National Fisting Day, a “holiday” created by feminist pornographers.

In honor of Fisting Day and sticking stuff up your butt, Tantus is offering 25% off ALL of their Butt Toys. All you need to do is enter code: WHATWHAT at checkout. To celebrate this great WHATWHAT butt toy offer, Tantus was kind enough to send me the most beautiful Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug for review.

Like its sibling, the Tantus Rocket Dildo, the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug comes from the unique line of Tantus Space Toys, which consists of four sex toys, the Asteroid, the Rocket, the Comet, and the Meteorite.

Though the shapes of the toys in the Space Toy line are actually not new, all four are handmade with three different colored sections, like Neapolitan Ice Cream. Did you ever try that freeze dried Astronaut Neapolitan Ice Cream you could get at the Smithsonian Museum? AWFUL, but I did like the real ice cream as a kid. Except for the chocolate, which I always left behind.

Instead of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate colors, the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug is hot pink, bright orange, and lime green. I have one word for gorgeousness of this butt plug, AWESOME. Admittedly, the reason I wanted to review the Asteroid was way more about its color scheme than its shape. Until I discovered the shape should not be overlooked.

As I mentioned above, the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug and its brethren are based on shapes that already exist in the Tantus arsenal. The Asteroid is the Cody Butt Plug in disguise. It has the same shape and dimensions as Cody, so if you’d like to try out the Asteroid Butt Plug but for some crazy reason feel it’s too flashy, you can always get Cody in black. I’ll be slightly disappointed in you, but I’ll get over it. Eventually.

With an insertable length of 4.5″ and a diameter of 1.75″, the Tantus Asteroid is not a butt plug for beginners. It is definitely something to work up to if you are new to anal play. If this is the, case and you are looking for a starter butt plug, I suggest the Tantus Little Flirt, which is only .8″ in diameter, or the Tantus Slim, which is 1″ in diameter. Better yet, go with the Tantus Meteorite, which is the same as the Slim (black = boring), but in the pretty colors of my Asteroid.

As it clearly states on the Tantus Asteroid’s product page, the Space Toy line is handmade, so the one you receive may not match the image on the site. The color placement on my Asteroid Butt Plug is slightly different than on the one in the Tantus images.

On my Asteroid, the pink of the base turns to orange much higher up on the butt plug (on the stem), rather than sticking to just the base. The orange to lime green fade also happens higher up on the body of the plug, right in the middle of the second curve from the top. I think it is so cool that not all the Asteroid Butt Plugs are identical. The more unique and special the sex toy, the better.

There are many great things about Tantus sex toys and it’s no secret I’m a big fan. Tantus makes all of their toys with a proprietary blend of Platinum Silicone, called Ultra-Premium Platinum Silicone, which is of very high quality. This pure silicone is latex and phthalate-free, body-safe, and hypoallergenic. While anything is possible, I have yet to hear of anyone having a reaction to silicone of this quality, so if your body is hyper-sensitive, Tantus toys are an excellent choice.

Tantus designs and produces all of their products in the U.S., which means they provide jobs to people living here. I’m not going to get on my soapbox about outsourcing, but I consider this to be a good thing. Speaking of their designs, Tantus is a company that does a significant amount of product testing before making the decision to produce and market a new sex toy. This means that real people try early prototypes and provide feedback that allows Tantus to make adjustments before going to market with their products. You may find this shocking, but not all sex toy manufacturers do this.

In addition, if you are less experienced with sex toys, Tantus has a great Sex Ed page with some very good articles that are absolutely worth checking out. If you still believe it is ok to shove jelly sex toys into your body, the article, Metis Black on Toxic Toys: Beyond Phthalates, is a must read. If you’ve got questions about lubricant, especially silicone-based, check out Got Lube? (part 1) and Got Lube? (part 2).

As Tantus silicone is high-caliber, you can use it with high quality, pure silicone-based lubricants, such as Pjur. If you’re not sure whether or not your silicone-based lube will work with the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, either do a spot check on the underside of its base, or stick to water-based lubricants.

Be aware that the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug is very draggy, as is common with many silicone sex toys. You will want to be very liberal in your use of lubricant, regardless of what type you are using. In general, you do not want to skimp on lube when you are inserting toys into your body, but this is especially true of anal play.

Silicone is practically non-porous, which means it does not absorb bacteria and can be cleaned in a variety of ways. Warm water and mild soap is always doable, as is a sex toy cleaner. Since the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug has no moving parts, it is waterproof, which means you can also pop it into the top drawer of your dishwasher and run it through the cycle, sans soap.

Additionally, the Asteroid can be sterilized with a 10% bleach solution or by being boiled for 3-5 minutes. Sterilizing your Tantus Asteroid will allow you to share it with partners (once sterilized, obviously) or use it both vaginally and anally, if you so desire.

I think I have already raved a fair amount about how much I adore the colorful beauty of the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, but in case I haven’t done so sufficiently…rave, rave, rave. Now it’s probably important to discuss the actual use of it, I suppose.

As I mentioned above, the dragginess of the Asteroid’s silicone necessitates a good amount of lube. However, I find that once it is lubed up and in place, I don’t need to constantly reapply. This could be because I’m usually not doing a lot of thrusting with the plug. I’m more of a pop it into place and enjoy the feeling of fullness kind of girl. Though I also think the Asteroid just doesn’t eat lube like some silicone toys.

The size and shape of the Tantus Asteroid lend themselves to that delicious sensation of being filled. The rounded, yet pointy, tip allows for smooth insertion (lube, lube, and more lube), while the curviness of the two bulges creates a comfortable transition as the plug widens. The stem of the Asteroid narrows enough between the bottom of the second bulge and the top of its base to provide sufficient space for my anal muscles to grip and hold.

In general, I have had good luck with Tantus butt plugs. They stay inside of me, which might seem totally obvious and like it’s no big deal. “Aren’t butt plugs supposed to stay inside of you? Isn’t that standard?”, you might query. Yes. Yes, they are. Yet you would be surprised to discover how many don’t. SO many butt plugs just slip right out during play…or breathing. Happily, the Tantus Asteroid does not. The large, round base keeps it well-secured inside my butt, even during vaginal penetration, which can be a tricky time for an anal toy.

Due to this large, round base, the Tantus Asteroid is not a butt plug I am going to wear out and about underneath my clothes, or even around the house doing chores. (Will someone PLEASE come over and do the vacuuming??) For me, the base is just too bulky to be comfortable running errands or lazing on the couch. Though it is superb for anchoring the Asteroid inside of my body during anal play, it doesn’t do well under clothing.

If you’re curious, my favorite long wearing butt plugs are the njoy Pure Plug and the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug. Though it is very texturey, the Tantus Twist does a good job as well.

As for downsides, I must mention the one annoying aspect I have found with all of my Tantus sex toys, perhaps with the exception of the Tantus Twist Butt Plug (which has a different, unusually smooth and silky surface).

The Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug is a lint magnet. It’s actually not quite as bad as some of my other Tantus toys, but if I leave it drying on the counter, dust, hair, and anything else floating in the air will be irresistibly drawn to it. If I dry it with a towel, that’s even worse. Lint city. To be fair, most of my high quality silicone sex toys have this issue.

Oh! I just had an idea. I need one of those special, lint-free, microfiber cloths that is meant to be used on LCD and plasma screens. Maybe that would help my Tantus toys…

The pointy, curvy shape of the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug is not something I had in my butt toy collection, but it is a welcome addition. The tip encourages easy insertion, while the gradually widening body of the plug allows my anal muscles to slowly warm up to the increasing size.

The base is definitely large enough to keep the plug from disappearing inside my anus, but also large enough to keep the Tantus Asteroid from being a wear around house or running errands butt plug. As I have a number of butt plugs in My Toy Box, it’s not necessary for the Asteroid to meet my every need. However, most people don’t own over a dozen anal toys, so think about what you want in a butt plug before purchasing.

The diameter of the Tantus Asteroid keeps it from being an ideal first butt plug. If you are an experienced anal player, by all means, the Asteroid is an excellent choice. If you are a newbie, consider the suggestions I made earlier in this review before moving on to the Asteroid. However, once you are practiced and ready, GO FOR IT.

On the off chance you don’t follow me on Twitter and hang on my every tweet (even though I know you do, or you will once you click on that Twitter icon on the left hand side of the page), I absolutely have to link you to the most awesome image in existence of the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug. This is not photoshopped, friends. This is the plain old image I was able to grab on the standard camera on my phone. It happened to be sitting on the edge of my table in a rare ray of sunlight. Do you see how it glows??

As with my most recent Tantus review item (Yes, I’m aware it was just two weeks ago. Get off me.), the Tantus Max O2 Dildo, the Asteroid Butt Plug was set aside as a product sample. For this reason, it did not arrive in the typical Tantus clear plastic box, but rather free and loose, wrapped in paper for protection. However, when you purchase your Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug, it will come in the same packaging as my other Tantus sex toys, such as the Tantus Cush O2 Dildo.

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug Pros:
• Gorgeous colors
• Awesome Ultra-Premium Silicone
• Great shape
• Good size (for me)
• Large base
• Remains inside my body during play
• Can be used with high quality silicone-based lube
• Waterproof
• Terrific company
• Made in the U.S.

Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug Cons:
• Lint, lint, and more lint

As always, Tantus sex toys make me happy, but the Tantus Asteroid Butt Plug makes me feel particularly joyful. Its colors are so cheerful. It’s like a brightly colored butterfly (currently) sitting on my table. With such a beautiful, kaleidoscopic butt plug like the Asteroid on the loose, how can you not want to stick something up your butt?