Review: Anal Adventures Matrix & b-Vibe Vibrating Jewels plugs
“it's only sodomy if it's from the sodom and gomorrah region of mesopotamia, otherwise it's just sparkling butt stuff”@madeofmistak3 on Twitter
Today, we’re talking about sparkling, shimmering butt plugs galore.
Some are bumpy, some smooth, one where I wish I had gone the next size up, and one where I thought, “There’s no way this plug is fitting in my ass.”
In any case, everything in this review shines and scintillates in the sun:
- Anal Adventures Matrix plugs and anal beads by Blush Novelties
- b‑Vibe Vibrating Jewel Plugs with remote controls
Let’s start with the more affordable options, then the bigger and bolder ones, then — most importantly — how they felt in use.
- I. Blush Anal Adventures Matrix butt plugs
- II. b‑Vibe Vibrating Jewel Plugs with remote controls
- III. Closing thoughts
Blush Anal Adventures Matrix butt plugs
Blush Novelties’ Matrix line is frickin’ pretty; I went total Rainbow Sponge Lady levels of excitement for it. Under the holographic, retro-futuristic packaging are iridescent anal toys that shift colors depending on how the light hits them.
The heart-shaped princess plugs morph from a deep blue to purple. Meanwhile, orange, purple, and gold glimmer along the Beaded, Duo, and Spiral anal beads.
Swirling and Bumped bling plugs
These clear gem bling plugs feature a classic tapered bulb with a twist — literally and figuratively. The textures are what the names suggest:
- Swirling - a multitude of S‑shaped, closely-spaced ridges that slightly wrap over the head
- Bumped - diagonally undulating nobs. More structural and less tactile than the Swirling.
- Wavy - more subtle, wider, vertical ripples. They don’t jut out as much as the others do.
They stimulate not just the stretch and deep pressure nerve bundles but also the abundance of Meissner corpuscles (fine touch receptors) in the anal opening.
These designs will look somewhat familiar if you’ve seen the Zoë Ligon x b‑Vibe plugs.
Blush Matrix rhinestone butt plug measurements
Here’s how the Blush Matrix jewel plugs measure up:
- 4.4” long total
- 4.1” insertable length
- 1.4” maximum diameter
- 3.2” bulb length
- 0.4” diameter stem
- 1.3” diameter base
On paper, they’re a good size for intermediate to advanced play. Once you get them in, the neck diameter and length are easy for the sphincters to close up around, making these plugs ideal for long-term wear.
Textured butt toys feel way more intense than their dimensions alone would have you believe. Err on the side of caution.
Blush Matrix butt plugs vs. b‑Vibe texture plugs
The b‑Vibe texture plugs are similar in shape, measuring 4.13” long by x 1.42” wide. However, some differences include vibrating, having T‑shaped bases, and coming in a broader range of sizes.
Overall, b‑Vibe and Blush Novelties have slightly different target audiences. It’s like Sephora vs. Forever 21 — b‑Vibe specializes in its comprehensive collection of luxury anal toys, while Blush is a generalist going after trends and affordability.
Matrix Beaded plug/anal beads
It’s not just déjà vu — the Anal Adventures Matrix beads also feel familiar. That’s because their shapes are like the Satisfyer anal training kit I tried (*checks calendar*) three years ago.
It’s amusing because Satisfyer’s other well-known toys are also cheaper renditions of other companies’ designs — Womanizer and Fun Factory. But I digress.
That blog post back then was more about anal sex toy design principles. Here’s a more in-depth description of the Beaded plug, measurements, and all.
Blush Matrix Beaded anal bead measurements
This plug features three graduated tiers of beads, ramping up in diameter: 0.6”, 0.8”, and 1.2”. Since the dips between bulbs are slender (less than 0.5”), there’s some flexibility. At the base is a 1.8” long retrieval loop. It’s quite thin and fits comfortably between the cheeks.
However, I don’t recommend it for long-term wear. The “neck” is relatively short, meaning that the bottom-most bead would keep pushing the sphincter open while you, I don’t know, try to run errands and mow the lawn. That may or may not be appealing to you.
How these anal toys felt in use
I’ll describe my experiences in the order that I used these anal probes.
The Anal Adventures Matrix Beaded works well for warming up and thrusting. Its first bead is barely wider than my finger, making the stretch suuuper gradual. Lube it well, thrust just the tip for a bit, go deeper if you want, and savor the clench-and-release.
I tried the Matrix Swirling bling plug next and just the first two centimeters or so felt good. Beyond that, my body was like, nope, nope, nope, there’s no way! If I tried to go any further, my hole would reflexively close up. And that’s even after trying the biggest bulb on the Matrix Beaded plug AND ADDING TWO FINGERS.
It’s not like I had never experienced backdoor texture before. The sparingly spaced dots on SelfDelve Fly Agaric plug? Drool. The harshness of the Matrix Swirling plug? Noooo no no no no.
At first I chalked it up to lube slipping away from the peaks while settling into the grooves, but even after re-lubing and stretching with bigger toys, my booty was not having the granular friction.
In contrast, my bum readily accepted the Bumped plug’s bulges. They gave me some variation to clench and release around, but their spacing meant plentiful, rippling waves of pleasure.
Consider the Bumped plug a midpoint among anal beads, a tapered thrusting dildo, and a wearable plug. It’s a fantastic all-arounder for thrusting at a wide range of tempos — and by far my favorite of the line.
b-Vibe Vibrating Jewel Plugs with remote controls
b‑Vibe surprised me with their Vibrating Jewel Plugs in two sizes: S/M and M/L. I like the M/L a lot and wish I had gone bigger.
Luckily, b‑Vibe gives you options galore for their vibrating princess plugs.
- They come in 4 sizes, ranging from 1.45” to 1.95” maximum diameter.
- Bundles are available! Pick any two and save up to $70 when you get them together.
The shape is a nice balance between pointed and bulbous. It’s filling and clearly designed for wearing rather than thrusting, but it’s not blunt. (I’m looking at you, Snug Plug.)
Measurements and sizes
Below are diagrams showing the b‑Vibe Vibrating Jewel butt plug measurements for sizes S/M and M/L.
What in the box
Also included in the sturdy box is a storage pouch, charger, and remote control with a CR2032 battery. If you lose it, you can buy a new b‑Vibe replacement remote control.
There are a few great things about remote control butt plugs:
- A partner can control the vibrations while you’re out and about. I know you know what I’m talking about.
- You don’t have to reach for your ass and manually press the button on the base every time you want to adjust. Nope, it’s easy-breezy, wherever you are.
Remote control and settings
To turn on the Vibrating Jewel Plug, quick press the button on the base once. If you want to cycle through the rhythms, you can continue clicking, if you wish. Hold the button to turn it off.
However, since the number of vibration functions is frankly ridiculous (15 patterns!!!!!!!!), you’ll more than likely want to use the remote control. It allows access to more of the steady speed settings.
The minor downside is that once you start clicking through the vibrations, you can’t cycle backward — you can only turn the motor off and back on to restart at the first steady speed.
Here’s added incentive to go as big as you’re comfortable with: the bulkier of the Vibrating Jewel plugs delivers deeper vibrations. In other words, the motor rumbliness depends on which size you get.
Consider the difference in pitch between the two I have:
- S/M — 117 to 144 Hz
- M/L — 60 to 114 Hz
The smaller one isn’t weak, but it’s surface-level and relies on speed to compensate. Meanwhile, the M/L offers a fuller timbre and lower pitch, jumping and tapping like firecrackers when left against a hard surface. It’s not the deepest, but it’s respectable and not too loud. I have nothing negative to say about the M/L b‑Vibe Vibrating Jewel plug motor.
(If you want a butt plug with basslike vibration resonance, try the Lora DiCarlo Tilt. It’s not a jewel plug, but it’s the rumbliest butt plug I’ve ever tried.)
How they feel in use
After writing this review, I will get a vibrating plug in the L/XL size or a Snug Plug 4.
The S/M size didn’t do much for me. It’s fine. It’s a plug. The vibrations are best felt while the bulb slides along the sphincters, which might help a beginner-to-intermediate player relax. Once it’s situated inside, meh.
I'd rather save a little money and get a non-vibrating jewel plug.
Meanwhile, b‑Vibe’s M/L Vibrating Jewel plug is just aAaAaAaAhHh. It’s filling, the neck-to-bulb proportions are fun and comfortable to wear, and the rumbly vibrations can transfer pretty well through flesh. Overall, chef’s kiss emoji.
These anal toys vary widely, but if I had to rank them from favorite to least favorite:
- Bumped Anal Adventures Matrix plug - Versatile, affordable, pretty heart-shaped base!
- M/L B‑Vibe Vibrating Jewel Plug - Filling, robust, intense but comfortable.
- Beaded Anal Adventures plug — Slender tip. Moderate last bulb. It works well for warming up.
- S/M B‑Vibe Vibrating Jewel Plug — It’s alright but buzzy. I wouldn’t buy it. Get a non-vibrating bling plug for cheaper.
- Swirling Anal Adventures Matrix plug — Ouch.
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