By now, you all know how fond I am of anal play. Well, there is a butt plug I have been coveting for a quite some time now, the Tristan Butt Plug, from Babeland.
The Tristan is made by Vixen Creations, a small California-based company that makes high-end silicone products manufactured in the U.S.A. Their packaging is unique and fun. The Tristan Butt Plug comes in a small, round plastic canister with an end that pops off. Though it does take up some room, this canister is a great way to store the Tristan. It allows the Butt Plug to stand up inside and gives it plenty of elbow room so that it keeps its shape.
As the Tristan Butt Plug is made of silicone, it is important to keep it from touching other silicone toys in storage. Touching silicone can lead to a chemical reaction and cause the toys to melt. This is also why it is best to use to water-based lubricant with your silicone Tristan, rather than silicone-based lube.
The Tristan is hand-crafted from high-quality Platinum grade silicone, which is the the very best. This silicone is latex and phthalate-free, body-safe, and hypoallergenic. Silicone is non-porous so it can be easily cleaned and disnfected. You can wash your Tristan with anti-bacterial soap and water, use a toy cleaning spray or wipes, or a 10% bleach solution. As the Tristan has no motor and no moving parts it can be washed in the top drawer of your dishwasher without any soap or boiled in water for 3-5 minutes. This allows you to share the Tristan Butt Plug between partners, after sterilization, which makes it a great option for couples or those with multiple partners.
There is quite a lot of drag with this silicone and it is always important to use lubricant with anal toys for safety and pleasure. Keep your butt healthy and happy, folks! As I previously mentioned, you want to avoid silicone-based lubricant with the Tristan Butt Plug. Rumor has it that some silicone-based lubes can be used with pure high-quality silicone, but I have never seen a reason to risk it. I just prefer water-based lubes and value the life of my silicone sex toys.
The Tristan Butt Plug is named after its creator, Tristan Taormino, and comes with a special message from her. Tristan wrote a very popular book and put together a video called, “The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women”. She is quite the expert on anal sex and while I have not read the book nor seen the video, both have been highly recommended. The Tristan comes with a lifetime warranty so be sure to hold on to your receipt.
The Tristan Butt Plug is a beautiful marbled purple that is much prettier than my images can capture. It is also available in black for those of you who would prefer that. This plug is 3 1/2″ in length, with approximately 3″ insertable, and 1 1/2″ in diameter. The neck itself is just over 1″ in diameter and the base is quite large, coming in at 3″ long by 2″ wide and almost 1/2″ thick. The head has a nice shape and is meant to anchor itself in your bottom.
Thanks to the sleek silicone and tapered shape of the its head, and with a fair amount of lube, Tristan slides in easily and smoothly and feels great inside me. The silicone is firm yet giving, which makes clenching down on it very comfortable. It warms to my body quickly and feels natural in my butt. The base is comfortable against my bottom and the plug fits well under jeans but it does make walking feel a bit awkward. I had wanted this Butt Plug badly for the longest time because it has the reputation of being a stay-put plug that can be worn for long periods.
Historically, I have had issues with plugs either sliding into or out of my ass. Some slip inside my hungry bottom, but I figured Tristan would not because of the over-large base. I was right. There is no way that base will fit inside me no matter how hungry my butt gets. The other issue is the plugs that slip out while I am wearing them. With its excellent no slip reputation, I figured Tristan would be perfect for me. Well, I am sad to report that while the Tristan 1 Butt Plug is very comfortable, it does not stay inside me. During play, it manages to squeeze right out when I move around or clench my muscles. This makes me a sad girl. I had such high hopes for the Butt Plug and they have all been dashed. Dashed, I tell you!
Tristan Butt Plug Pros:
• Beautiful color
• Does not get sucked inside
Tristan Butt Plug Cons:
• Lint magnet
• Slips out
I want to love Tristan, I really do. I had planned on it and everything. I wanted it to be my go-to Butt Plug. The color is pretty, the silicone is lovely, the shape is great, the packaging is nice. It has many good qualities, all the makings of a great butt plug. Yet is was a big let down for me. I think I need the neck to be thinner and the head to be larger. So while it kills me, I have to give Tristan a low rating simply because it did not work for me. However, based on all the good feedback about Tristan, I would say it’s worth risking. I think I just have a very particular butt.