Jun 302009

NobEssence RompAccustomed as I am to receiving beautiful and high-quality sex toys in the mail, I usually do not feel my heart pounding when I open a new toy. When I opened the NobEssence Romp, however, I could feel my throat tightening and my heart beating faster. I quickly removed the toy from its nice box and turned it around in my hands, feasting my eyes on the incredible beauty of the Cocobolo wood. It was breathtaking. As beautiful as stainless steel, glass, and silicone can look… this is now the most beautiful material in my collection, bar none.

I wanted the Romp inside my body immediately, and I made it happen. Again and again and again. I thought the honeymoon phase would wear off; it never did. I find myself constantly craving the Romp. I want it at all hours of the day, during any activity. When it’s inside me, I never want to take it out. When it’s not, I leave it out on my desk to periodically admire.

I have tried the Romp both ways in my ass, but I find it most comfortable with the handle facing toward my back. The tip is perfect for slowly nudging the toy into my ass. As it gets wider, my ass opens up more to let it in, then sucks it out of my hand and closes around the neck. It never even thinks of slipping out, and the handle rests very comfortably and stealthily between my cheeks (the only issue I’ve had with it is minor discomfort if I sit on it the wrong way, which is easily rectified with a shift in position).

In my ass, the Romp stays snug and yet very squeezable, and the pressure it provides is impossible to ignore. I don’t know what it’s pressing on (at times, it feels like my vagina), but it’s a really amazing sensation — it feels very substantial but not overwhelming. I think this is due to the perfect shape, which hugs the inside of my ass gracefully. It definitely makes me feel full, but in a very specific and shapely way, unlike straight plugs.

So far in life, the Romp is the best thing that’s been in my ass.

I tried the Romp vaginally as well, with a condom on it. With the base/handle facing my stomach, the Romp nestled inside nicely, but was too short to stimulate my G-spot. With the handle facing my back, I couldn’t even fully insert it — the bump was too extreme for my pubic bone. But, in my mind, none of this really matters. I prefer the Romp to be a dedicated anal toy anyway, and holy shit does it rule at that.

Because it’s made of wood, the Romp requires a slightly more complicated cleaning regime than ye olde silicone. It should not be boiled, so a 10% bleach solution is a must for sterilization (and just general cleanliness, in my opinion — it is an anal toy). After a scrub with soap and water, I spray the Romp with 10% bleach and let it nearly dry before rinsing. Sometimes I don’t even rinse, as letting the bleach just dry seems to kill off smells more thoroughly.

The only downside to the Romp is how hard it is going to be to convince others that this butt plug is worth $110. But if you could hold it in your palm and admire its beauty (or better yet, get a preview of how it would feel in your ass), you would most likely begin salivating at the thought of owning and using it. I will probably start suggesting it to everyone who asks about butt plugs, whatever their budget, because I’m a bad influence… but also because more people need to experience the Romp. There are at least four ways the Romp can be used, in different positions in vagina and ass, so you’re bound to find at least one that feels amazing.

The Romp is an absolute dream of a butt plug, with a balance of beauty and pleasurable shape that is unparalleled in my collection and in the grand scheme of butt plugs. A huge thank you to the folks at NobEssence for graciously sending me my new best friend.

Get the Romp at SheVibe, or She Bop, or Peepshow Toys.

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