Review: Lovehoney Fifty Shades of Grey Carnal Bliss Anal Beads

If you’re like me, you might immediately write off anything associated with Fifty Shades of Grey. If so, I understand. For many reasons, I am not a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey. There are many problems with the series and its understanding of BDSM and relationship dynamics.

This alone was enough to make me hesitate to purchase the Fifty Shades of Grey anal beads from Lovehoney. In the end, however, I found that they were what I was looking for – a set of small anal beads that can easily be used during sex or during play on my own.

Design and Material

The Fifty Shades of Grey Carnal Bliss anal beads are made from a soft dark grey matte silicone. The material is easy to clean, and there are no parts that you need to pay particular attention to. There are three beads and a loop at the end, making it easy to pull the beads out.

Lovehoney Fifty Shades of Grey Anal Beads


The entire length of the beads if 5.5”, while the insertable length is 3”. The diameter of these beads at the fullest width is 0.75” and the circumference is 2.7” at the fullest, so they are very beginner friendly. These anal beads are smaller than most and are among a small group of anal beads that are just 0.75” in diameter at their fullest width. The largest two beads are 2.7” in circumference, while the smallest bead is 2.1” in circumference. There is less than half an inch of space between each bead.

An Excellent Choice for Beginners

When I first used anal beads, I tried 1) toxic, porous beads and 2) beads that were connected using a string (and could not be cleaned or sterilized). Fortunately, these days there are affordable silicone anal beads made from safe materials that can be easily cleaned and sterilized.

I would consider the Fifty Shades of Grey anal beads a good introduction to anal beads. If you haven’t tried anal beads, you might not understand the sensation or know if you would enjoy it. These anal beads are designed similarly to many anal beads – the first bead is smallest, and the beads increase in size. In this case, however, there are only three beads.

If you have never tried anal beads, these beads will allow you to see if the sensation is pleasurable for you. In the end, you might decide to progress to larger sizes, but this is an inexpensive way to decide if it’s what you like. Even if you aren’t a beginner, you might not want 10”+ anal beads, and these still provide a pleasurable sensation in a small package.

Does It Do What It Claims?

Lovehoney says:

“Beginner’s sizing and a smaller first bead makes the set easy to insert and comfortable when in place. Wide spacing between each bead creates an undulating shape for extra stimulation during removal to ensure memorable sensations.”

I agree with the claims made by Lovehoney about these anal beads. The sizing is good for beginners, and the wide spacing provides a good sensation.

Should You Buy These?

I recommend these anal beads if you want a small set of anal beads that are meant for beginners. The value is excellent, especially if you don’t yet know whether you like anal beads.

Even if you are not a beginner to anal play or anal beads, I believe there is some value in this set, as these beads are compact. They can easily be used during sex, and they won’t require much prep.

However, you want anal beads that are thicker or want more beads, this is not a good choice.

If you want small anal beads but want them to be wider, the Blush Anal Adventures small anal beads are 1.25” in diameter at their widest point.

If you want anal beads that are longer, but not very thick, the Vixen small anal beads and Blush Performance anal beads are 0.75” in diameter.

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