The Perfect Plug Kit by Tantus is packaged within a clear plastic clamshell case with a single sheet of basic information and contains 2 different anal toys: the smaller, original Perfect Plug and the larger, vibrating Perfect Plug Plus (3-speed waterproof bullet vibrator included). Although they vary in size, each plug features the same basic design: a tapered end followed by a rounded bulge, a straight shaft, and a long skinny base that is made to fit comfortably between one’s asscheeks. Both plugs are made from 100% high quality, body-safe silicone which the packaging aptly describes as “plush” and “velvety.” (It actually reminds me a lot of Lelo’s famous silicone, reducing drag and fending off large amounts of dust, lint, & hair.) The silicone is firm to the touch, but the toys themselves are thin enough to bend & flex with your body. Each plug — or plug set — is available in two colors: black & purple.
With its incredibly small size and gently tapered point, the Perfect Plug was created with the first-time anal player in mind. It has a total length of 3.5″ and a diameter of just 0.75″ at its widest insertable point. At almost the exact same size as a single finger, it’s definitely one of the most unassuming anal toys that I’ve ever seen. Plus, the thin diamond-shaped base offers a sturdy 2.5″ in length; you won’t have to worry about these butt plugs escaping into your colon and sending you to the ER.
Perfect Plug Plus
The Perfect Plug Plus, although slightly larger than the original, is still relatively small and beginner-friendly when compared to the overall anal plug market. The Plus has a total length of 4″ and a diameter of 1.2″ at it’s widest insertable point. The base measures in at approximately 2.75″ long. Instead of being solid silicone, the bottom half of the Plus is hollowed out to accommodate a vibrating bullet. It snuggly holds the included Tantus bullet as well as my beloved We-Vibe Tango. (Although the Tango is a slightly tighter fit with a bit of extra length poking out.) Both are still easy to remove with or without lubricant, which seems to be incredibly rare for bullet-compatible toys.
Like I mentioned in my review for the Fun Factory Bootie, anal play isn’t an activity that I often engage in anymore. At the ripe old age of about 25, my body decided to develop minor internal hemorrhoids that — even if they’re not currently acting up — have put the fear of god in me. (Or at least the fear of a painfully itchy booty.) My ass has gradually gone from a source of taboo pleasure to a desexualized, off-limits area. I have to be extremely aware of the diameter of toys I want to try. I have to constantly remind myself to slow down and take deep breaths. I basically have to start from square one.
As a butt-shy, second-time-around anal beginner, the Perfect Plug was exactly that: perfect. The tip is so small and the taper is so gradual that with the help of a little lubricant, the plug just slips right in there without a problem. No pain, no discomfort; it doesn’t challenge my body at all — which I consider to be a very good thing right now.
Once inserted, the Perfect Plug rests comfortably inside of me, quietly asserting its presence without screaming for attention. I can walk or sit down and it doesn’t interfere at all. It even remains unobtrusive during PIV intercourse; I never did feel like it was going to pop out simply because my partner’s thrusts were nudging the base. Overall, it’s almost like this plug is invisible. While my partner really enjoyed the experience of wearing it while walking up & down stairs, I failed to find it “pleasurable” in any context — but that’s the case with all anal toys right now. For me, it is a simple & very comfortable stepping stone for taking my ass back. That’s all I’m asking for right now.
Perfect Plug Plus
The Perfect Plug Plus, on the other hand, was a bit of a challenge. The increase in size is less gradual with this plug, and that caused my partner to write it off after a couple of unsuccessful attempts at insertion. I was suddenly afraid. Although shape is often more of a determining factor for him than size, he has in general been much more successful with anal play than I have been lately. If it wasn’t working for him…how in the world would it work for me?!
I’m happy to say that forging ahead with the Perfect Plug Plus was not nearly as scary as I had imagined. At the same time, I must admit that I probably won’t be using it again any time soon. Inserting the Plus is not easy for me. I experience a fair amount of resistance as well as the occasional brief moment of discomfort. Once the plug is finally in place, it takes me a long time to get used to the size — if I ever do. Walking & sitting doesn’t feel natural anymore. It’s distracting and just a bit too much for my body overall.
As expected, the Plus is slightly less inconspicuous during PIV intercourse or vaginal masturbation, but it never made either activity uncomfortable; it simply felt like my partner might dislodge the plug when thrusting. By far, my favorite part about the Perfect Plug Plus was the vibrations and their effect on my partner. The 3-speed Tantus bullet was enough to take some time off of his endurance — but he was truly a lost cause with the addition of the We-Vibe Tango! (I’m not a huge fan of anal vibrations, but I also enjoyed the Tango somewhat more. It was powerful enough for the vibrations to travel to my vagina — and it was much less buzzy/itchy.)
The Perfect Plug Kit by Tantus is a fantastic choice for anal beginners or those individuals who simply prefer smaller butt toys. Both plugs sport a very sleek, body-conforming shape that helps with easy insertion as well as comfortable extended wear. The Perfect Plug Plus even allows for experimentation with vibrations, which is not as easy to find in small anal toys! Best of all, you get TWO body-safe & nonporous butt plugs for one affordable price ($68 through the Tantus website).
Although the Plus isn’t extremely comfortable for my body at this time, this will certainly not be the case for everyone — not even for all anal beginners. If, however, you are extremely concerned about size (or already know that you cannot handle more than a finger and don’t care to try), I still highly recommend the Perfect Plug on its own ($33.60). On the other hand, if there’s any chance that you’d like to work up to something larger over time, my advice is to go ahead and get the Kit. It’ll save you some money in the long run!
Pros: small with beginner-friendly shapes, two sizes allow for anal experimentation & advancement, larger plug is bullet compatible (vibrations!), body-safe & nonporous silicone, long/thin base for safe & comfortable wear, affordable price, can buy plugs separately if you know that one size just isn’t for you
Cons: larger plug can still be too large/not tapered enough for absolute anal beginners
Special thanks to Tantus for sending me this product in exchange for my honest, unbiased review!