I’m always looking for fun new anal toys, and vibrating ones in particular. There really is nothing quite like the feeling of something vibrating in your butt. So when Vibrator.com offered to send me the Touche Bona Dea Anal Beads to review, I was quite excited.
The Bona Dea (literally, “Good Goddess”) comes packaged in a black box with silver and white lettering and accents. The product is visible through the front window, and is fully displayed by lifting the magnetically close flap on the back. The back of the box contains product information in several languages.
Inside the box is the Bona Dea, a 2 instruction manuals (4 languages each), and a “Bullet Key”. This key allows you to remove the bullets easily from the bulbs of the toy. The bullets can be removed without it, but it’s very hard to do so.
The Bona Dea is covered by a one year warranty on problems with the motor or silicone tearing do to material or manufacturing errors. This warranty doesn’t cover neglect or misuse.
The Bona Dea comes in 2 vibrant colors, pink and purple. I chose the purple one, and it’s a lovely shade, and smooth to the touch, with just a little drag under your finger. The entire toy is 9” long, with 6” insertable. It consists of 3 bulbs separated by stems atop a handle. The entire piece is completely flexible, especially the stems, and will bend and flex with your body.
Each bulb is nicely shaped, about 1 3/4″ long and 1 1/4″ wide at its widest point. The stem between each is about 3/8” wide and 1/4″ long. The stem is narrow enough to keep the bulb in place, whether you insert 1, 2, or all 3 of them. The handle is curved and has a 1 1/2″ long, 3/4″ wide hole, which is easy to slip a finger into.
The bulbs each hold a bullet, which is 1 3/8” long and 1/2″ wide. These are inserted on the bottom of the bulb closest to the base. When properly inserted, the top of the bullet is flush with the bottom of the bulb. The bullets are a cream-colored plastic, and each holds 2 LR 41 cell batteries. They run on ultrasonic motors and have a runtime of 40 minutes each. The bullets are very quiet, and you can’t hear them at all when the Bona Dea is inserted.
The tricky part with these anal beads is inserting the bulbs with the bullets activated. It doesn’t take much of a press to turn the bullets on or off, and when inserting the bulbs you have to be careful to hold the stem below the bulb so as not to hit the bullet’s base. If you do turn it off by mistake, press it again when the bulb is fully inserted, then go down to the next stem to begin to insert the next bulb.
The Bona Dea is made of 100% silicone, so it’s non-porous, phthalates-free, latex-free, and hypoallergenic. It should be cleaned both before and after each use with antibacterial soap and warm water. It can also be run through the dishwasher in the top rack to disinfect it, but make sure to remove the bullets! The bullets can be removed with the provided tool. They fit very snugly, so if you lose the tool, you’ll have to firmly press the top of the bulb down to push out the bullet.
The bullets are plastic and splashproof, but not waterproof, so they should not be submerged in water. They can be cleaned with soap and warm water or a toy cleaner. The bullets and the Bona Dea should be completely dry before reinserting the bullets. Only water based lubricants should be used with this toy. The Bona Dea shouldn’t be used vaginally if you are menstruating, and should not be used at all if you are pregnant.
This chain can be used vaginally as well as anally, but the toy should always be thoroughly cleaned and a condom should be used if you plan to use it in both places. You should also use a condom if sharing this toy.
So, Does It Work? Yes! I love that each bulb has its own vibrating bullet. So often with vibrators, the vibrations just don’t carry down the entire length of the toy. With the Bona Dea, since each bulb has its own bullet, the vibrating sensations are quite pleasant and distinct. Even though the bullets aren’t encased by silicone, there’s no worry about them slipping out and ending up somewhere they shouldn’t. They firmly seat into each bulb, and the bulb openings are at the bottom.
I didn’t find the bulb string too long, and once it was fully inserted, to the handle I didn’t have any problems with the bulbs popping out. The only real problem I had was turning off the bullets as I was inserting each bulb. What I found to work the best was not to worry about it until the bulb was just inserted, and then pressing on the bullet bottom to turn it on if it wasn’t. I didn’t have any problem with the next bulb causing the previous one to turn off. The bulbs were a bit more difficult to get out then get in, but that made for a pleasant sensation as well.
The Touche Bona Dea is definitely a lot of fun for anal play. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get yours at Vibrator.com .
Thank you to Vibrator.com for sending this to me for free to review!
This product was provided to me free of charge by Vibrator.com in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.