Not all butt plugs are created equal. I’ve been spoiled by plugs like Njoy Pfun and LELO Bob whose bases are made to nestle perfectly between butt cheeks, making wearing the plugs pleasurable and not making the skin of my ass right around my asshole sore. While the Sidekick 1 is a nice size and shape the round base just makes it awkward for any type of wear.
I should note, however, this is a personal preference and, I think, highly dependent on the size of one’s derrière. Since I’m a large person all around and have quite a large ass I think this makes it even more uncomfortable than if my butt was smaller. Oblong bases are far more comfortable in general for any sort of long-term wear, but your level of discomfort with a round base may be far different than mine.
Luckily, you don’t have to use this plug just for wearing. Since it is fairly small, an excellent starter-plug either generally for beginners or while working up to a larger plug or other anal toy. I have fairly large hands and it’s not much longer than my middle finger and about the width of two fingers.
The first little bloop of the toy has a curve to it which is quite aesthetically pleasing, but I could not really notice it while it was inside me, it felt like any other straight plug, but that’s not a bad thing. The second teardrop-shaped section of the plug is the largest section, and quite enjoyable while inserting or thrusting. I found the neck is a little short for wear as well, but we’ve already established this plug isn’t for wear. Because the base is thick and fairly big for a small toy it is easy to hold on to which makes thrusting with this little plug fairly enjoyable as well.
The Sidekick is made out of 100% medical-grade silicone so it is non-porous, phthalate-free, and can be sterilized (see care instructions below). Silicone is one of the most body-safe materials for toys to be made out of, but it does attract lint and stray hair like nobody’s business so it’s always advisable to store in a bag or other safe place, and wash both before and after use. Silicone also retains temperature so you can run it under cool or warm water to attain the effect you desire.
Despite my annoyance with the base I actually really like this plug. While the Pfun Plug is by far my favorite plug ever, this plug is half the price and is quite enjoyable for what it is.
The Sidekick 1 is so numbered because there is also a Sidekick 2 which is longer and slightly thicker, so if you are attracted to this plug but think it is a little small for your anal experience level I would suggest taking a gander at that.
Name: Sidekick 1.
Manufacturer: Made exclusively for Good Vibrations.
Material: 100% medical-grade silicone.
Type: Anal Toy/Butt Plug.
Length: 3 3/4 inches.
Width: 1 1/4 inches (largest).
Lube: Water- or oil-based only! Silicone lube should not be used with silicone toys unless it is specially formulated to do so.
Care: General cleaning: toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap. Sterilization: wipe down with 10% bleach solution, run through the dishwasher on the top rack with no soap, or submerge in boiling water for 10 minutes.