Sex Toy Review: The Aneros Prostate Toy

Wow, was I nervous when I got the Aneros in the mail.  First of all, it is one of the first sex toys I had ever had the pleasure of owning.  Second, not only was I going to use a prostate toy for the first time, I was also going to write about the experience and post it on the Internet.  Yikes!

However, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to use and how comfortable I felt afterwards with the whole encounter.  I would recommend the Aneros to new and seasoned P-spot finders alike.  In terms of recent blockbusters, the experience with it was more “Inception” than “The Expendables” – it wasn’t as intense as expected, but left me thinking about it for many days after.

Materials, Cleaning, and Care

The Aneros MGX is made of a non-porous FDA approved plastic called acetal and comes in “bridal white” (my name for the color).  The instructions included with the device recommend washing it with soap and warm water before and after each use, which, as a public health advocate, I would recommend as well (learn more about how to clean sex toys).  It wasn’t as messy as I thought it would be, but washing your toys is always a good idea, especially with toys that go in your butt.  The main selling point on the Aneros, besides the ergonomic shape and quality material, is the handle and perineum tab.  I found this perineum abutment to be a welcome second-string stimulator during use of the product.  The entire toy is about 4″ long (measuring from the base), and about 1″ wide at its widest point (see picture insert for comparative size).  Despite this generous girth, I found insertion easier than I thought, even with my inexperience.


For all sorts of information about the Aneros, such as how and why it was designed and how to use it, I suggest you visit the Aneros Wiki Page.

The basic concept behind this device is that men can have multiple non-ejaculatory orgasms by stimulating the prostate with the Aneros.  They even deemed it “tantric training wheels” for its ability to bring about these orgasms.

In terms of the multiple orgasm promise, I found the Aneros underwhelming.  Without going into graphic detail (in fact, my experience was eerily similar to Grant Stoddard’s at, the event wasn’t as painful nor as pleasurable as I was expecting.  As a first-timer, I expected a fair amount of pain followed by a great amount of pleasure when I used the device as directed.  Instead, it turned out to be an all-around comfortable experience, but not the avalanche of orgasms that was promised.  The one thing I noticed after I orgasmed the “traditional” way was an aftershock orgasm that seemed to extend my pleasurable experience.  The literature says you need to keep practicing with it to achieve the best orgasms, so I guess I’ll to try it a few more times!

Bottom Line

For first timers and prostate-play veterans alike, the Aneros is a good investment.  Unlike other anal toys, this is designed specifically to stimulate the prostate, and the careful attention to detail in that design is quite apparent.  The one drawback is the price; however, $70 is a small price to pay for something you may use once a week for the rest of your life, improving your orgasms along the way.  Also, in honor of September being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is offering 10% off all prostate toys with another 10% going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for the entire month of September, so now is a great time to buy.  Have fun!

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  • Curious

    I have a question; is this sex toy for male use only, or could females also use it if they so chose? Obviously the anatomy is a little different, but could it still “work” for women?

  • Jeana Jorgensen

    Great job on this review! I thought it was very informative and very balanced–plus intriguing to read since I really have no idea what constitutes a “user-friendly” beginner sex toy for men.

    Also, I was a little nervous the first time I wrote a sex toy review too. :)

  • Craig VanKempen

    Hi Curious,
    Since the anus has many nerve endings, I could see the Aneros being used on a woman effectively. However, since the Aneros is designed specifically to stimulate the prostate, a gland that females lack, it most likely would have the same effect as any other butt plug. It would be akin to baking on a silver platter – it would work, but it wasn’t what it was designed for.

  • Craig VanKempen

    Thanks Jeana!

  • Ryan

    I have been really curious about this toy for a long time now. The high price combined with the fact all the reviews seem to only ever love it or hate it. Thanks for the balanced review. I would be really interested in follow-up write-ups.

  • Mens Sex Toys

    The Classix Prostate Stimulator is (reportedly) equal to the Aneros. I have always thought the Aneros is EXTREMELY over-priced for what it is.
    While it was seemingly the first to be openly available, and they used this to their advantage in pricing it, there are now plenty of anal toys on the mens sex toy market that are more interesting, more pleasurable and far, far more affordable.

    While I applaud Aneros for their efforts in bringing prostate pleasure to the masses, I don’t agree with their arrogance in pricing this simple product so far above manufacture cost.

    Guys should buy it if they want it, but they should also know there are now plenty of far cheaper items out there that do the same and more.