Review: Lelo Bob

I'm not an avid butt-plug user. Anyone who reads my blog, or is even remotely acquainted with me, should know this. I've never gone.. *there*. I never thought I'd really enjoy anal play, to be honest. But I admit to suffering from an untameable curiosity. So naturally, when I saw Babeland had the Lelo Bob available for review, I snatched it up, lickety split!

The Lelo Bob is a "gentleman's plug". It is designed prominently for p-spot stimulation, but the ladies will also enjoy Bob's subtle charm. Made from 100% silicone, Bob is completely non-porous, hypo-allergenic, and both phthalates & latex free. It has no initial smell, and honestly, I had no desire to taste it. This deep blue beauty is 5" long, 3 1/2" insertable, and roughly 1 1/4" at its widest point. A softly curved bulge at the tip tapers down into a slender stem, which widens again into a loop (the alleged base of this toy). The so-called base is 1 1/4" wide, which is the same width as the largest portion of the plug. The base is the one and only thing I dislike about this toy. I wouldn't say I dislike it even, it just worries me to an extent. I fear it could disappear up into my ass as easily as the shaft of the plug did. Still, the design is very attractive, and will likely appeal to a large variety of people. The silicone is firm, and unyielding. It's only flexible in the stem, I assume to aide in comfort while in use. It has a slight drag to it, but not enough to be painful, probably not enough to even be very noticeable. The size and shape are anything but intimidating, and I believe this would be an excellent plug for a beginner!

The Bob is as lovely in use as it is in looks. I wore it while blogging, while cleaning, while going to the grocery store, & a wide array of other public places. In all circumstances, Bob was a true blue. Never disappointed, never let me down. The small size was enough to remind me it was there, without being painful or distracting. It was extremely pleasant to wear, and most importantly, sit on. Seriously, there's nothing worse than having a stick (or a very uncomfortable plug) up your ass. But that base! Oh, that dastardly small, and somewhat frightening, base. Every time I sat, I'd be having a nervous breakdown, panicking that at any moment the base of the toy would slip right up into my ass. I resorted to contracting my muscles, keeping a gentle outward push at all times. Needless to say, the fretting over whether or not every twitch in my ass would lead to an ER visit somewhat detracted from what was otherwise an excellent first experience with anal play. I even had a little fun grasping the loop at the base, and slowly sliding the plug in and out. It was very stimulating that way, and put me at ease, as I felt more in control. It's also an excellent tool for warming yourself up for larger plugs, probes, etc. Overall, I had a very fun adventure with this toy. It has definitely prompted more anal explorations to come in the not too distant future.

The Lelo Bob came packaged elaborately, as all Lelo items seem to. A shiny plastic outer box featuring product specs in 5 different languages encases a sturdier, inner black box made of what I assume is heavy cardboard. The plug rests inside in a hard plastic mold, shielded by a thin plastic cover. Underneath said plastic mold is a user's manual, a 1 year warranty, a 10 year guarantee, and a small white drawstring bag to store your Bob while not in use. The simple black box the plug comes in would also make a great means of storage.

For day to day cleaning, soap and warm water are your friends. Silicone repels dirt and bacteria, and can be fully disinfected by boiling for 3 minutes, wiping down with a 10% bleach solution, or tossing it in the top rack of your dishwasher. Personally, I abstain from that last means of disinfecting, as I'm seriously concerned about how sanitary it would honestly be to put something that has been up your ass in the same place what you eat off of ends up. It's probably fine, but squeamishness prevents me from doing any such thing. Bob is compatible with water-based lubes only! Don't use silicone-based unless you're feeling cocky. 

This product was provided to Tales from the ToiBox for free by Babeland in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Anonymous said...

That base does scare me a little too, I can see why you'd be anxious about it "migrating".

Splendwhore said...

Other than the base, it's a really awesome plug though. ^_^

Amanda said...

Wow, quite a plug there! I personally enjoy smaller ones at this point. But this one looks beautiful. Oh and great review. :)

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