There’s that old saying, about never judging a book by it’s cover. It means well, but honestly, we all do it. Sometimes, I receive a product for review, and there’s something about it (the packaging, for example) that makes me go ‘Ugh… this is going to be terrible’.
But the reality is, there have been plenty of times when the product has been packaged beautifully, and the actual toy itself has been an absolute garbage fire. So really, I do need to stop judging a product on it’s packaging. Because honestly, when I saw the box for the FemmeFun FIGO Vibrating Butt Plug, I laughed. It’s so… cheap looking. But once I took it out of the box and turned it on, I was prepared to eat my words.
So, let’s just get the obvious right out of the way. The box is terrible. It’s basic and features some horrendous Word ’97 looking WordArt on the front (that gradient, though). I don’t know, perhaps I am being a snob her, but I have become quite accustomed to a well thought out package, and whilst it does the job of storing and protecting the toy, it just does’t make me excited to use it. Can that be a thing? Does anybody else get that? (If you do, hit me up on twitter or in the comments below!).
Inside the box, you’ll find the FIGO nestled in a padded foam block. Underneath that, you’ll find the USB charging cable and a small manual. So far, so underwhelming. The FIGO is made from 100% silicone, and is waterproof. It has 20 vibration ‘modes’ and features a memory function (meaning it will remember what pattern it was on before you switched it off, so when you come back to it, it will continue). The FIGO has an insertable length of 4.25 inches, and has a circumference of 4 inches around the top, and 4.5 inches towards the base. The FIGO needs around 3 hours to charge, and this offers a full 1 hour of play time.
At this point, I was still skeptical. The plug is very lightweight and flexible, and honestly, I was expecting it to be weak as, or just very very buzzy. I’m happy to report that the FIGO is neither of those things. The FIGO is powered by the same motor found in the FemmeFun Ultra Bullet (of which I had read some very good things about). So when I turned it on for the first time, I was a little bit taken aback. I really had expected the worst, and now I feel awful for judging it so quickly. FIGO, I am truly sorry I didn’t give you the benefit of the doubt. Please forgive me?
Now, butt plugs are one of those things that don’t really feature too much in my bedroom play, just because usually I like to keep my options open (read into that what you will). But now and again, when i’m having a wank, I do like to have a little bit of extra stimulation, and sometimes a plug can give me that extra bit of ‘Oh yeah!’ to turn a boring solo session into something a bit more toe-curling. Now, in use, the FIGO didn’t completely blow me away, but it certainly wasn’t anything that left me hugely disappointed either.
The FIGO is at a size where for the most part, I can go straight in without any kind of a warm up. Just a good liberal coating of lube and then i’m ready to insert. The tip is quite bulbous however, and not very tapered, so those who are still starting out with butt play, may want to consider trying something smaller to start of with, before moving onto something like this. Once inserted, the bulbs to give me a nice little ‘popping’ sensation, and when it’s fully inserted, the T-Bar style base fits snuggly between the cheeks for comfort. The curves seem to rest in all the right places.
When you switch it on for the first time, the first 3 settings are your constant speeds (low, medium, high) and then the rest are a series of waves, pules, crescendo… all sorts. It did become a little difficult to differentiate between the patterns towards the end, and I honestly feel on something like this, 20 patterns is probably far too many (especially as ultimately, I tend to prefer the constant vibrations anyway). The FIGO is controlled by a button on the base, and it can be a little tricky to adjust once inserted. But I didn’t mind it so much because very rarely did I feel the need to change the pattern – my favourite setting is ‘HIGH’.
The vibrations are certainly rumbly, and even on the highest setting, they are only just on the cusp of buzzy; but they were rumbly enough to keep me satisfied. The vibrations are dispersed pretty evenly through the toy, with the entire insertable shaft trembling. The vibrations even travel through the T-Bar base, meaning that your perineum gets a little bit of a tickle. It’s not intense, but it’s definitely noticeable, if just deliciously subtle. The stem of the FIGO is flexible, which meant I could move around. sit and rock on it if I wanted too, with ease and it never felt uncomfortable. The tip was just about brushing my prostate, so as I sat and masturbated, it was enhancing the overall sensation.
Laying down, I could use kegal motions to move the plug, and again, it wasn’t anything mind-blowing, but it felt very nice and I definitely had a stronger orgasm with the plug in than without. As with toys like this, my only real critique, is I kind of wish it had a remote control. The plug was comfortable enough that I could have it inside, and then move about quite freely without concern of it popping out. So really, I would love to have worn the plug and gone out for a bit of a play. But as it doesn’t have a remote, it’s not really easy to do. It’s fairly quiet though, which is a good thing.
Clean-up and Maintenance
The FIGO is easy to clean; it’s silicone and waterproof, so you can give it a thoroughly good rinse under the tap with your chosen toy cleaner. The silicone, whilst smooth, is still a notorious dust magnet, so once it’s dry, I would recommend keeping it inside the box, or in a toy bag (if you have one) just to try and minimise the dust (and in our case, pug hair!).
The FIGO really did surprise me. It’s comfortable, made from body-safe materials and has a pretty decent motor inside. Those who like their butt plugs motorised will (hopefully) get on very well with this! After seeing the packaging and then playing with the toy, I feel the $80 price tag is a little bit more justifiable (although adding a storage bag would be a nice touch). I still stand by wishing it was remote controlled. If it was, I would have no hesitation giving this a solid top score. But I still think it’s a solid plug, and one that I think will see a bit more action in the future.
Where to Buy
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The FemmeFun FIGO Vibrating Butt Plug was sent to us free of charge by Peepshow Toys in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our experiences with or our opinions on this product. Affiliate links have been used within this post.
The Lowdown | FemmeFun FIGO Vibrating Butt Plug
Pros: Silicone, Rechargeable, Waterproof, Comfortable T-Bar base, lots of patterns, good strong vibrations.
Cons: Can be tricky to adjust once inserted, but not really a major issue for me personally.
Bottom Line: It’s not the most exciting toy in my collection, but it does what it’s supposed to, and does it quite well. A Decent size, comfortable shape and surprisingly good vibrations. This is a good plug.