If I’d been handed this buttplug a year ago there was no way in hell I would have tried it out – even six months ago it would have been too big and too firm for me. But I’ve been persistent and (fairly) consistent with my anal training, and so when I clapped eyes on the Snowman plug last month and felt its weighty goodness in my hands I knew that I definitely wanted to give it a go.
It’s a lovely toy, too! Unlike my other plugs (which are either glass or silicone) it’s made of stainless steel – so it’s very shiny. The five balls increase in girth, and there’s a lovely long neck on the plug which means it rests comfortably inside. The choice of handle instead of a flange was something I also appreciated, as it sits comfortably between my arse cheeks. And, being metal, it’s bloody chilly!
(Not freezing-onto-my-tongue-cold, though – possibly because we kept it away from the freezer.)
When it came time for me to try it out, I wanted two things. First was for Hylas to help me out with it – for while I am pretty good at solo anal play, I value his assistance when trying something new. Second was for a warm up first! I know my arse pretty well now, and what it can handle – so we were sure to give my butt some love with my silicone Sweetie first (you can see Hylas’ in that post, but I have my own now). I can start out with the Sweetie (and lube, of course), where once upon a time I had to work up to that – now it’s my beginner size.
So. How was the Snowman? I was mostly concerned about the firmness – the last time I’d tried a larger toy made of a material without give (glass) I’d not been able to handle it. In this instance, being able to stop at the level of ball girth that I was comfortable with and wait until I was ready to move up again worked really well. We paused before taking the final ball, but that was the only time I needed to wait.
What I hadn’t taken into account was the weight of the toy. Hefting it in my hand, and knowing mentally that it weighed half a kilo didn’t translate in my head into ‘this is going to be pressing on your cunt through a delicate membrane’. And wow could I ever feel that! The sensation on hands and knees was, initially, much too much for me, and I had to very slowly work my way over to lie on my back – taking the weight off my vaginal canal.
Once I was on my back, though … well, it felt good! It was really comfortable internally – the long neck meant it wasn’t keeping my sphincters open like some of my other toys, and the way long handle sat between my cheeks meant they weren’t being pressed apart, which the rounded base will do with many of my others. I was very happy indeed.
So of course it was time to wank! Hylas experimented with lightly tugging on the plug – that was nice. We also put a vibrator on the handle – that was much better! It transfers vibrations extremely well indeed. Adding another vibe to my clit meant I was in happy heaven.
I always forget how much of a challenge it is to orgasm with my arse full. But it’s worth it.
After a while I decided I wanted two holes full, so I did – that was also a wonderful sensation, and I could fuck myself quite hard that way. I wouldn’t have wanted too large a dildo vaginally, though – as the bumpiness of the plug’s balls does come into play. Especially, as I discovered, when I finally felt up to rolling back onto my hands and knees. The weight of the plug then fell right onto the dildo – which made it extremely, shall we say, interesting to pull out: bump bump bump!
There’s a hole at each end of the handle of the plug – you can see it in the first photo – and Hylas and I both had theories as to what they were for. We thought possibly electrical play might be a thing, so we added an electrode to the handle, with a butterfly pad to my mons. Unfortunately it conducted too well, and I felt it all through the pad (with none up my arse). Sad face. Those holes might be much better for bondage instead – something to try next time.
But it wasn’t a loss! I was a happy camper on my hands and knees, and had some stunning orgasms. I wore the Snowman for a good 45 minutes that night – and, with practice, I can definitely get used to the weight and wear it for much longer periods of time.
Verdict: This isn’t a beginner’s plug, but it’s a keeper for this butt-slut!
Name: Stainless Steel ‘Snowman’ Buttplug
Size: 6″ long, 1.7″ diameter
Weight: Just over 500g / 1.6oz
Materials: Stainless steel
Made in: unknown
Price: NZ$69 from General Kink
Worthy of note: Can be sterilised by placing in boiling water for 5 minutes.
Places it feels good: Up yer bum!
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