It’s been far too long since I had a new review on my site that focused on a toy for males and sexshop.netwas awesome and sent me the Aneros Helix to review. Luckily, my mate/boyfriend/fiance, BloodHound, likes occasional anal play, so was willing to help test this toy out for me, report back, and help with the review. Aneros Helix
Aneros is known for their line of male prostate toys. Most of their line consists of sleek white toys that look vaguely clinical, with one or two forays into coloured toys. They have also recently made a toy for female bodies, the Evi.
The Aneros Helix is a butt plug that is shaped specifically for prostate massage. The main part of the plug is curved slightly upwards, and the shape of it reminds me of a finger, with the different bulges echoing the shape of knuckles. So, it stands to reason that shape should work pretty well for prostate massage. The taper to the toy is the opposite of what I normally see in anal toys, though. This starts larger, and then tapers into a slim neck.
The helix is 4 1/2″ long, with 4″ of that being insertable. It is 3″ in circumference, so slightly less than 1″ in diameter.
The material is hard plastic, smooth to the touch, and has no seams that I can see or feel. If you’re used to squishier toy like silicone or some other material, this is going to feel bigger than a toy of similar girth as there is no give to it at all. Because it’s hard plastic, you can use any type of lube you want with it (silicone, water, or oil based), and cleaning is also simple. A toy cleaner, soap and water, or a 10% bleach solution will all work. Don’t boil this toy! You’ll wreck the toy and quite possibly your pot, and scraping melted sex toy off the bottom of a pot will just ruin your day.
The base of the toy is a bit different looking. It has two curved tabs that The p-tab (perineum tab) extends horizontally from the toy’s base and curves up to apply pressure on the perineum. My fiance loves perineum pressure/massage during handjobs/blowjobs, so really liked this part of the design. He says that it can get a little annoying during really long sessions, as the rubbing is more pinpoint than a finger would be. I’m not really thrilled with the base, as it feels a bit flimsy to me, and I’m worried that it may break at some point. So far, it seems sturdy enough, but I would have been happier with slightly thicker arms on the base.
Aneros has some awesome packaging. The box looks almost like a book, and has an outer sleeve holding it together. The scarlet box closes with a magnetic closure, which I really like a lot better than traditional (and cheap looking) sex toy packaging. The massager itself sits in an inner tray if you like to keep toy packaging, tucking this away on a bookshelf would be an excellent way to store your Helix. I didn’t keep my box, as it’s a bit bulkier than I would like, and instead, it’s just tucked into one of my storage drawers.
There’s definitely a bit of a learning curve with this prostate massager. When you clench around the toy, your body pulls it a bit deeper into you, and this causes the body of the Helix to rub against the prostate. In theory, you can have an orgasm from just this sort of repetitive prostate stimulation, without ever having your cock touched. This may not work for everyone, though, so don’t be upset if you don’t have hands free orgasms from this toy. Every body is different, and some just may not like having their prostate messed with as much as the next person. Bloodhound wasn’t able to, and instead he liked this toy a lot better as an added bonus during handjobs, blowjobs, or sex. He definitely had stronger orgasms when he used it, and I noticed that there was a lot more cum to clean up afterwards (Grab a towel if you’re experimenting with prostate massage, just in case. I talked to a few other male friends who are into this, and several of them also said that they came a lot more when they added anal play to their orgasms.).
Overall, this is a great toy if you like prostate massage, are willing to spend a bit of time learning to use it, and prefer your anal toys to be made of really firm material. We give it 4 out of 5 paws up, with the one star removed for how the base is shaped.