I’m a big fan of Fun Factory; their silicone can feel draggy and almost powdery at times, but I have to admire the company who came up with Flexi Felix, the caterpillar who feels most at home in your anal cavity, and who consistently make body-safe products in eye-searing shades of orange, blue, red, and green in addition to the industry standards of cerise, purple or baby pink. The Boosty’s the first butt toy I’ve tried from them – I’ve been told that the Bootie is the original, and the one I should’ve tried out first, but it sold out before I could get to it.
The Boosty is available in a choice of aquarium pebble turquoise and petrol black, and comes in sturdy, non-gendered packaging with a drawing of a butt on. The Boosty is the most girthy plug I currently own, with three irregularly stacked bulbs of slightly different circumferences; the top bulb measures just under 4 inches around, the middle being the thickest with exactly 5 inches of girth, and the bottom bulb measuring just under 5 inches. The stem thins out considerably to 1.5 inches of both girth and length, with the base being 3.5 inches long. The base-to-neck ratio is perfect, actually, it ensures that the whole things stays put and feels completely secure, no matter how overenthusiastic (there’s no such thing! use all the lube! all of it! squeeze that bottle until it squeaks!) you may have been with your lube application.
The silicone the Boosty’s made from feels slightly different to the kind used for the other Fun Factory toys I’ve met* – it’s extremely smooth, firm yet flexible, and without the dry and powdery finish that the Share has. There’s a faint but visible seam running down each side of the Boosty, which I’ll get back to later, and while the base is long it doesn’t entirely restrict access to my vagina, which is an issue I had with the terribly named Doc Johnson Mood Naughty plug. Yay!
I need to work up to the Boosty as it’s so chubby – my Tantus Meteorite works best as a prep tool, as it’s more of a play plug than anything else, or a moderately energetic finger-blasting if I’m with a partner. Currently I’m using the Yes oil based lube as my go-to butt lube, and I love it so far; it doesn’t absorb as quickly as water-based lubes do, and it seems to last considerably longer too. Normally I view toys that require a lot of work to use as a bit of a hassle and stash them away for longer sessions, but the bulbs feel really fucking good as you’re easing them in, and while it makes me feel nice and full, it’s got enough give to it that I or my partner can stimulate my g-spot while I’m wearing it. I can feel every bulb of the Boosty while it’s in me, and it kind of makes me wish I had a prostate because I’m sure the sensations would be nothing short of spectacular if I did.
Unfortunately though, there is one thing wrong with my Boosty. And that one thing is the seam. I can feel it. It’s not great. It makes walking around with the Boosty in a literal pain in the arse. It’s there. I’m convinced mine might be a manufacturing accident as a) I haven’t seen anyone else mention it in their reviews, and b) it’s rougher on one side than the other – if I run my thumb over the right side I can barely detect it, but the left side feels more uneven and there’s a tiny little rogue dot of silicone sitting along it, too.
I’ve thought about trying to diy it, very carefully slicing along the seam with a scalpel, but I think this is far more likely to make things worse rather than improve it all. I’d return it for a replacement, but Lovehoney have since discontinued it. It’s a real shame because the Boosty is so close to perfect – if it weren’t for that meddling seam! It’s not a total waste; I’ll keep it as a play plug for now or as a warm-up plug for anal, and I’ll most likely buy a new one in future to compare the two. Dammit, Boosty.
*Do you ‘meet’ a sex toy?