Recently, I have been on a quest to find the perfect beginner anal toy. I have very little experience with anal, especially when compared to the experience I have had with, say, vibrators. I’m always looking for something enjoyable, cute and body-safe. This toy, the Silicone Beaded Probe from Cal Exotics “L’Amour” collection is all three, and is an awesome addition to anyone’s toy chest.


The beads come in clear box with a tray that holds the beads securely. It isn’t discreet at all, but it is also much classier and prettier to look at that than some of their previous packaging.

This would be a cute bachelorette gift, though I’m not sure how anal beads would be received.

The packaging is not as excessive as others, but it is still more than I’d like to store. I’ll recycle my box as soon as this review is posted.


Thankfully, this toy is 100% silicone. It feels smooth and firm and it’s completely sterilizable (always a MUST for anal toys). There’s no smell or taste.

You can share this one with your partner(s) but wash well with soap and hot water in between uses. If you really want to get it super clean, you can spray it liberally with a 10% bleach solution.

It’s decently flexible at the joints, but the balls are difficult to squish and squeeze. I can feel how very firm this material is when it’s popping in and out of the anal sphincter, leading to some very intense sensations.

The “hook” at the end of the toy is flexible but I don’t feel like it would get ‘sucked up’ into the body. I do wish they had put a bigger flare so there would be less risk of that happening, though.

How to Use

Wash this toy well with soap and water before and after each use. The silicone is inclined to pick up lint and other stuff that doesn’t need to be put inside your body.

Apply a liberal amount of water-based lube to yourself, then some to each ball of this toy. Go as slow or as fast as you like! But if you’re using this toy on someone else, go slowly at first so they can get used to the sensations, as well as the width of each bump.

My Use

This toy is deceptively large! Or I’m not as far along in my anal play as I thought. The first three bumps go in easily but that fourth feels considerably larger than it looks. I managed to get it in comfortably but I just couldn’t do the fifth and final ball.

The first ball is a little tough to get inside because it will be inclined to bend away. I had to use a finger to guide it in.

If you look at the shape of this toy, it almost has a small ‘wave’ or bend in the middle. I couldn’t really feel this in use, so I imagine it’s purely for aesthetics.

This is my first set of silicone anal beads and I love it! I think it is a great introduction for anyone, and even more advanced users would be satisfied by it.