Doc Johnson Mood Naughty and CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit - Standing Up

Comparison: Doc Johnson Mood Naughty vs. CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit

The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 1 trainer set, and the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit are my two most favorite butt plug sets. They are both spaced appropriately with 0.25” diameter increases between plugs. Both sets are made of high-quality, easy to clean silicone and are sold at a great price. Without reading this, I could recommend either set to anyone reading this. However, if you read below, you will see the similarities and differences that might make one plug the best choice for you.

Size

Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 1 Trainer Set vs. CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit

The CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit contains plugs that are 1”, 1.25”, and 1.5” in diameter. The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty Trainer Set contains plugs that are 0.75”, 1”, and 1.25” in diameter. While you can buy an additional larger plug, the Mood Naughty set may be more limiting if you already have any experience with anal play.

Length

The Doc Johnson plugs are longer at each comparable girth – the plugs are 3”, 4”, and 5” in length, while the CalExotics plugs are 3”, 3.5”, and 4.25” in length.

Neck Girth

The Doc Johnson plugs have less girthy necks – the largest Doc Johnson plug has a neck girth of 1.7”, which is the same neck girth as the smallest CalExotics plug.

Base Length

The CalExotics plugs have a shorter base, which means that vaginal sex while wearing one of these plugs is possible for more people. The Doc Johnson plugs have longer, thinner bases – and these bases are curved and may stretch out when flattened.

The longest CalExotics base is 2.4”, but one side or tip of that plug is 0.9”, which means that vaginal sex is more likely. The shortest Doc Johnson base is 2.2” (2.45” stretched), with one side or tip being 0.75” (0.9-0.95” stretched), while the longest is 3” (3.4” stretched), with the tip being 1.3” (1.4-1.5” stretched).

Material

Both are firm silicone, but the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty plugs feel slightly less firm. Realistically, if you want a softer silicone, neither of these will fit your needs. They are both similarly firm, but high-quality silicone.

The CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit plugs have a smooth satin finish that has been less likely to attract dust and dirt than the matte finish of the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty plugs.

However, on the largest CalExotics plug, the seam is more raised than on the Doc Johnson plugs. Personally, I did not find this noticeable during use, but you might.

Winner: Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 1 Trainer Set

Ease of Cleaning

Both plugs are easy to clean. While the seams on the CalExotics anal exerciser kit plugs are more noticeable, they do not pose any difficulties during cleaning. In fact, the only crevice that seems to hold dirt or grime is the Doc Johnson logo engraved into the base of the Doc Johnson plugs.

Winner: CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit

Overall Design

I personally prefer the CalExotics plugs here, as I like the solid, short base. This allows the plugs to be used during vaginal sex as well. The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty plugs are longer and may occlude the vagina or rub uncomfortably against the penetrating partner.

Both bases are sufficiently long, but the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty plugs are more flexible – for better or worse. Some people may like this because they may fit comfortably. Personally, the thinness of the material meant that they uncomfortably pressed into my butt cheeks.

Another concern is one that I have seen among beginners on Reddit – the flexibility seems to lead some to a feeling of unease. While the base is long enough that this should not be a concern, some users have worried about the flexible base being sucked in. Given that anal stretching and butt plug kits are often used by those with less experience, this leads me to prefer the CalExotics plugs.

Winner: CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit

Below, I compare the design of the two sets in more detail.

Neck Girth for Anal Stretching

The CalExotics plugs are slightly girthier, even when comparing comparable plugs. This is good for anal stretching, but it is less desirable if you want to wear a plug for an extended period of time.

Winner: CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit

Neck Girth for Extended Wear Comfort

The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty set has a narrow neck compared to the CalExotics set (and to many other plugs). This is great for beginners, and it is also good for more comfortable extended wearing.

Winner: Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 1 Trainer Set

Ease of Removal

CalExotics has a firm and inflexible base, for better or worse. When it comes to ease of removal, the CalExotics anal exerciser kit plugs are easier to remove for two reasons. One, the base of the plug is more substantial and heavier than the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty base. Two, the neck is thicker, and as Squirrelmunk can attest, a thick neck is slightly easier to remove.

Winner: CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit

Best for Use During Vaginal Sex

T-bar bases are generally not ideal for use during vaginal sex, but I have personally found that some plugs have bases that are sufficiently long (and thus safe) but also not too long. Anogenital distance – in this case, the distance between the anus and vagina – varies from person to person, so it is impossible to give a blanket recommendation. This is why I provide measurements. Either way, the CalExotics Anal Exerciser kit plugs have bases that are shorter than the Doc Johnson plugs, which means that more people can enjoy these plugs during sex.

The median anogenital distance is approximately 1.5 inches, and in one Spanish study, the range was between 1.09 and 1.9 inches. Using these measurements, most of these plugs should be fine, however it is important to realize that the touching may make vaginal penetration uncomfortable for the person with the penis even if the bases are shorter than this distance.

Winner: CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit

Which Should You Buy?

If you want a set of butt plugs that you can use during sex, I would recommend the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit. The shorter base ensures that most people can use them during sex, but this isn’t necessarily the case for the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty plugs.

If you want a narrower neck for more comfortable wear, I would recommend the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty set.

If you want a girthier neck for more anal stretching, I would recommend the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit.

If you have some anal play experience, I would recommend the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit since the girth is larger.

Either way, if you want a high-quality silicone anal trainer or stretching set, I think you will be happy with either set.

I also recommend reading my review of the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit and the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 1 Trainer Set for more details.

Where to Purchase

Doc Johnson Mood Naughty Plugs

Review: Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 1 Set

The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 1 set includes three plugs – a small, medium, and large butt plug. The width of the plugs are spaced out appropriately for anal training or stretching, with 0.25” increments in diameter between each plug. The packaging is relatively plain plastic packaging, so I would recommend storing the plugs elsewhere once you’ve opened the package.

Design and Material

Doc Johnson Mood Naughty Plugs

The plugs in the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 1 butt plug set are constructed from a firm silicone. The firmness of the silicone ensures that these plugs are easy to insert.

I purchased the set in black, but it is also available in pink and in a translucent color with rainbow specks throughout.

Measurements

Measurements matter a lot to me when I am shopping for butt plugs, so I include them in depth here for those who also care.

The small plug is 3” long, with a diameter of 0.75” (girth of 2.75”), and neck girth of 1.25”. The medium plug is 5” long, with a diameter of 1” (girth of 3.25”), and neck girth of 1.4”. The large plug is 5” long, with a diameter of 1.25” (girth of 4”) and neck girth of 1.7”. The neck-to-bulb ratio of these plugs means that the neck is comfortable and easy to wear for an extended period of time.

The length of the base and half of the base (that can make vaginal penetration uncomfortable, if applicable to you) for each plug can matter. The small plug has a base length of 2.2” and the flexible end is ~0.75” long. The medium plug has a base length of 2.5” and the flexible end is ~1” long. The large plug has a base length of 3” and the flexible end is ~1.2” long.

Butt Plug Base

The base of the plugs is longer than average, but not very wide, which may be more comfortable for some.

The length of the base may also occlude the vagina, which means that these are not necessarily ideal for use during vaginal intercourse. This is a common problem with T-bar base plugs, though I found it was less of a problem with the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit bases.

Personally, the smallest plug was perfectly fine to be used during vaginal sex, but the length of the base of the other two plugs can pose challenges – depending on your anatomy.

The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty plugs have a flexible base, and this has its pros and cons. The flexibility means that the base can mold to your body. On the other hand, it is slightly harder to remove than a plug that has a firmer base. On Reddit, I have seen several beginners worry about the plug being swallowed inside – while this is unlikely due to the difference in width between the base and the bulb, it could be something to take into consideration.

Comfort

The necks of the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty plugs are excellent – they are relatively thin, which allows them to be worn more comfortably for an extended period of time.

Personally, I did not like the thin flexible base. The thin base pressed into my butt cheeks, which was less comfortable than the average (wider, more substantial) base. This probably depends on your butt, however!

Ease of Cleaning

The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty plugs are easy to clean with soap and water, and they can safely be boiled to sanitize them. There are no hidden nooks or crannies, no imperfections, and no obvious seams to clean.

Does the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty Butt Plug Set Work As It Claims?

Doc Johnson describes the plugs as follows:

“Measuring at 3, 4, and 5 inches, this set is perfectly shaped and sized to help backdoor beginners gently expand the boundaries of their anal experience. The classic tapered tip of Mood Naughty slides right in, and the firm yet flexible material and curved rocker base make these plugs comfortable and safe for extended wear. “

The measurements provided by Doc Johnson are correct. The shape is a classic and ideal shape for a butt plug, and the small diameters are perfect for beginners to anal play. I agree with Doc Johnson’s claims – these plugs live up to the manufacturer’s claims.

Should You Buy This?

The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty set is one of the best butt plug sets around. The spacing between each plug is appropriate, with spacing of 0.25” between each plug. This alone puts it above most anal training/butt plug sets.

The value is excellent. I purchased the set from SheVibe for $24.99. In comparison, a single large Mood Naughty butt plug normally costs $21.99 at SheVibe ($24.99 MSRP). in addition, the price of $24.99 is on the low end of most anal trainer and butt plug sets.

I definitely recommend the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty set if you are a beginner. Due to the widths of the plugs – ranging in width from 0.75” – 1.25” – these are excellent plugs if you don’t have previous experience with anal plugs. The flip side of that is that if you are a little experienced, I might recommend another set like the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit.

If you are inexperienced and are merely concerned with how small the large plugs are, there is an additional Mood Naughty plug available in Extra Large (1.5” in width).

If you are concerned about the base of the plugs, check out the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit – I also highly recommend it (and prefer it slightly).

If you are looking for prostate stimulation, and not really sure that you want an entire set of plugs, the Mood Naughty 2 plugs are designed to provide prostate stimulation.

If you are looking for a softer/squishier plug, I would recommend Oxballs Ergo in XS.

Where to purchase

SheVibe

 

 

CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit

Review: CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit

The CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit is a great kit to use for anal training and stretching. These plugs are made of silicone, have an appropriate size increase between plugs, and are a good value (I purchased the set at SheVibe for $26.99).

Personally, I have found that the size of the base is short enough that it is possible to use these plugs during intercourse – which is always a plus for me. When I look for butt plugs, I always wonder what the base (and other) measurements are, so I included those (and more) here.

Material and Design

The CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit contains three black, matte silicone butt plugs that increase in size. The plugs come in plastic blister packaging – nothing out of the ordinary or worth saving. Each plug has a flanged T-bar base, which allows them to be worn more comfortably than plugs with a round base. The have a moderately thick neck. A thick neck is easy to remove and better for stretching, but a narrow neck is more comfortable for extended wear. These plugs are moderately thick in girth and should stretch moderately well.

I personally chose the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit because the base was flanged, yet it did not seem long enough to affect vaginal penetration. While anogenital distance – the distance between anus and vagina – varies, I found this to be true for me upon use.

I measured the dimensions of the base, the neck, and the bulb of the three butt plugs.

Length and Girth Measurements

  • Small: 3″ insertable length x 1″ diameter (~3.3” in girth, 1.7” neck girth)
  • Medium: 3.5″ insertable length x 1.25″ diameter (~4” in girth, 2.1” neck girth)
  • Large: 4.25″ insertable length x 1.5″ diameter (~4.9” in girth, 2.4” neck girth)

The .25” increase in diameter between sizes is a good and appropriate increase for anal training and stretching.

While the entire base length of these plugs seems long, in reality, only what I am referring to as the “end” (less than half of the total length) matters when determining whether it can be used comfortably during vaginal sex. Below, I have included the measurements of each end. In one study, anogenital distance (between anus and vagina in this case) ranged between 1.08 and 1.9 inches, with a median of 1.46 inches. [1]

As shown in this image of the Medium CalExotics plug, the entire base does not occlude the vagina, so that should be taken into consideration if you are considering using this during vaginal sex.

CalExotics Anal Exerciser Medium Plug Base

Base measurements

  • Small: 1.75” in total base length, 0.5” end
  • Medium: 2.04: in total base length, 0.75” end
  • Large: 2.40” in total base length, 0.90” end

Ease of Use

Insertion is easy due to the tapered shape of the plugs, and removal is easy due to the moderately thick neck. Extended use would be more comfortable with a thinner neck, however, the neck is not too girthy. The size of the neck does mean that it is easier to involuntarily pop out these plugs than it would be with plugs with a thinner neck.

The plugs included in the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit are easy to clean with soap and water.

Does It Do What It Claims To?

CalExotics describes the kit as follows:

“This kinky kit includes a set of 3 graduated anal plugs let you safely and comfortably increase passionate anal stimulation.“

“While each increase of your training expands your horizons, use the convenient flanged base for steamy stimulation, effortless insertion and gentle removal.”

I agree with the claims made by CalExotics here. The plugs increase in diameter by .25”, which is an appropriate increase for anal training or stretching. The flanged base and relatively thick neck make these plugs easy to remove.

Should You Buy This?

I would recommend the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit to anyone who is new to (or returning to) anal play. The CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit is a good kit for someone who wants to try anal stretching or training. The value of the kit is good, as you get three plugs for under $30. In general, buying a good butt plug kit is going to be a better value than buying three or four individual butt plugs.

I like the length of the flanged base on these plugs, as it is short enough for me to still comfortably use the two smallest plugs during vaginal sex. That might not be the case for you, but I included the measurements of the base above for this reason. For me, it is a plus to be able to use these plugs during vaginal sex.

The CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit is a good kit for many people who are trying to bridge the gap between some anal play (fingering or a thin butt plug) and anal sex. The largest plug in this kit is 1.5” in diameter, and I measured its girth at 4.9”. The girth of the largest plug is close to the average girth of a penis, allowing this kit to be a gradual step to safe, enjoyable anal sex.

  • If you are a complete beginner, then there are kits available with smaller plugs. The Doc Johnson Mood Naughty is spaced out similarly to the CalExotics kit, but the smallest plug has a width of 0.75”.
  • If you are a beginner and you would like plugs that could almost certainly be used during vaginal sex, the Blush Luxe Beginner Set plugs have round bases. Like the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty set, the smallest plug has a width of 0.75”, and the spacing of the diameter/girth of the plugs is appropriate.
  • If you have more experience and would like to start with a plug larger than 1”, it would probably be better (but more expensive) to curate your own set of plugs for anal training.

Where to Purchase:

SheVibe

[1] María Pilar Mira-Escolano et al., “Anogenital Distance of Women in Relation to Their Mother’s Gynaecological Characteristics before or during Pregnancy,” Reproductive BioMedicine Online 28, no. 2 (2014), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2013.09.026.

Oxballs Ergo XS and M

Review: Oxballs Ergo Butt Plugs (XS and M)

The Oxballs Ergo Super Soft butt plug is the most unique butt plug that I have tried. It is the softest, squishiest plug I have ever had the pleasure of wearing. I adore the texture and softness of the Ergo.

The Oxballs Ergo plugs are also huge compared to average butt plugs. A relatively experienced user may see extra-small and balk at the idea that it could be a challenging plug – but it can be. The Extra-Small is reported as 1.3” in diameter (I measured it slightly larger, more on that below). This is closer to a medium butt plug in many other brands than the Ergo Medium is.

Design and Material

The Ergo plugs come in a small resealable zip-top bag.

The Ergo is made from pure platinum silicone and is squishy and soft, yet only slightly tacky. The material is easy to clean, and it is (miraculously) not a dust or lint magnet. Oxballs describes it as “blubbery” – I’ve never felt blubber, but that sounds accurate. I would compare the feeling to a giant gummy bear or soft stress ball. Think of the best stress ball you’ve ever felt – and imagine something better. That is how squishy and soft the Oxballs super soft material is. The soft material feels amazing to the touch and when worn. The squish makes the size of the Oxballs easier to wear, but also more difficult to insert.

The kidney bean shape should give some weak prostate stimulation, but the soft material may dampen that. I don’t have a prostate, so I can’t personally speak to how it actually feels.

The Ergo in Super Soft Smoke features a beautiful swirly dark base with metallic shimmer. Both plugs are stamped at the base – the extra-small is stamped “puppy”, while the medium is stamped “beagle.” The Ergo plugs are easy to clean with soap and water, and it can be boiled or run through an empty dishwasher. The stamp at the base of the toy is the only part of the toy that has posed any difficulties with cleaning.

Oxballs Ergo Plugs are Larger Than You Might Expect

The Oxballs Ergo plugs are larger than you may expect. For example, the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty Large is 1.25” in diameter, while the CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit includes a medium butt plug that is 1.25” in diameter.

The Tantus Noob, measuring in at 1.1” in diameter (3.34” in circumference) is closer to what I would truly consider an “extra-small” plug. In comparison, the Oxballs Ergo XS is much larger. Across a number of “mini”  sized plugs from NS Novelties and Pipedream, the width of these plugs ranges between 0.87” – 1.0”. Squarepegtoys XS Egg Plug is most similar in size to the Ergo XS.

Oxballs Ergo XS Next to Tantus Noob

The diameter of the medium Oxballs Ergo plug deviates even more from other “medium” plugs. Looking at the measurements of 22 medium butt plugs, I found the average width to be 1.4” in diameter. Four medium plugs that are similar in width are Tom of Finland Medium Plug, Tantus Medium Severin, Blush Rump Rimmer, and Blush Spark Plug. These are anal plugs that are best suited for those who are experienced with anal toys.

Oxballs Ergo M vs. CalExotics M

Oxballs Ergo M vs. CalExotics Anal Exerciser Kit Medium

I measured the girth of both the XS and M plugs as slightly girthier than reported by Oxballs. I am unsure if “usable width” (as reported by Oxballs) is measured differently, but the XS measured in with a circumference of 4.53” (115 mm) and a diameter of 1.5” (38 mm), while the M measured in with a circumference of 6.69” (170 mm) and a diameter of 2.2” (56 mm).

The neck of the Ergo plugs is relatively wide – the XS has a neck circumference of 2.75” (70 mm), and length of 0.4” (10 mm) while the M has a neck circumference of 4” (100 mm) and length of 0.8” (20 mm). The Ergo’s thick neck makes it less comfortable for long-term wear than a thin neck, but the neck is squishy and comfortable when worn. The thick neck does make the Oxballs Ergo an excellent choice for stretching your sphincters to accommodate larger toys.

The Oxballs Ergo features a flanged T-bar base, but it is somewhat round and wide. The base of the Ergo XS is 3.19” (81 mm) long and 1.9” (48 mm) wide. The base of the Ergo M is 4” (103 mm) long and 2.3” (58 mm) wide. The base is slightly asymmetrical, and the way I insert the plug (with the tip facing upwards) means that the longer end of the plug tilts towards my vulva. The width of the flanged base of the XS is comparable to the round base of the Tantus Noob, but the material is squishy and compresses.

Oxballs Ergo XS vs. Tantus Noob base size

The width of Oxball Ergo XS base is similar to the width of the round-based Tantus Noob

Ease of Use

The ergonomic design and material of the Ergo plugs makes them comfortable to wear, which is important if you intend to wear one for an extended amount of time. The squishy material makes it easier to accommodate the larger girth and relatively thick neck. In general, you should still really pay attention to the sizes of these plugs: the material feels more comfortable, but that doesn’t negate the size.

Oxballs recommends water-based lube, but the website says it is safe with hybrid, silicone, and oil-based lubes.

It might be difficult to insert these plugs precisely because they are so squishy, though it feels wonderful once you get the plug in. There is less pressure with the super soft Oxballs material, which means that some forms of stimulation – like prostate stimulation – will be weaker than with firmer plugs. The plug is barely tapered at the top, which adds to the difficulties with insertion. I recommend warming up with a firmer anal toy before trying to insert the plug, as insertion is the most difficult part of using the Ergo.

I wouldn’t recommend these for use during PIV intercourse due to the T-bar base. Depending on your anatomy, the XS might be short enough for this to be comfortable, but the larger sizes may pose a challenge. Another possible anatomy-related issue is the width of the T-bar base. The base is a T-bar, but it is still round and wide, with the XS measuring at 1.9” wide and the M measuring 2.3” wide.

Does it do what it says?

What does Oxballs say about it?

“ERGO is a super smooth silicone buttplug designed for comfort. Its kidney bean shape and tapered neck are designed to keep ERGO snugly in place. It’s made from high quality Pure Platinum Silicone so it’s blubbery and flesh-like, perfect for comfortable insertion. Each ERGO buttplug is hand poured in our factory so no two plugs alike. It’s available in 5 sizes ranging from beginner to advanced hole-stretcher.”

I agree with the description given by Oxballs However, I would emphasize that the smallest size is not beginner friendly. The plugs are indeed comfortable, though insertion is a bit more difficult than with a firmer butt plug.

Should you buy this?

The Ergo is more expensive than most butt plugs (surely in part due to the size), but the squish makes it worth it. I highly recommend the Ergo, but I believe it would be particularly good for…

  • Someone who wants a butt plug that is squishy and smooth textured. I personally love how soft the Ergo is.
  • Someone who wants to wear a butt plug for the purpose of stretching. The Ergo plug is much more comfortable than firmer plugs.
  • Someone who has some experience with butt plugs and anal stretching. I wouldn’t recommend these to an absolute beginner due to a) the girth of even the XS plug b) the large differences in girth between toys. I don’t think you have to be an expert user, but the girth and squishiness pose challenges for insertion. This probably shouldn’t be your first butt plug.
  • Someone who loves girthy toys. The Ergo plugs are very girthy, but they’re also soft and comfortable.

 

Where to purchase

I purchased both the Oxballs Ergo XS and M from Peepshow Toys. Both toys are part of the Peepshow Toys FedEx 2-Day Shipping collection, and they both arrived within two days.