This week instead of a review I want to answer a bunch of read questions I have been getting increasingly more often in the past few months: Where to get non-anthropomorphic knotted toys?
When I first noticed this kind of question getting more and more common I was actually surprised. In the past, most knot-related questions came from furries and other groups who were looking for the greatest amount of immersion when playing with knotted toys. But I guess the influx of anal aficionados which the Covid restrictions brought into the fisting scene (for which I might be partly responsible with my hugely successful Selfplay 101 series in spring 2020), also inspired people to play with their butt who are appalled by even the notion of sticking a dog or (Bad) dragon or whatsoever inspired dildo up their ass.
What are knots and why are they so popular?
Especially for the newcomers, innocent and ignorant, let’s briefly explain what a knot is. It is a zoological term and describes a swelling at the root of a canine’s penis. When the canine becomes increasingly aroused, this cavernous body massively increases in size. The reason for that is to connect the two mating parties (terminus technicus “to tie” them) to increase the likelihood of the semen finding an egg. Because of that all bulges at the bottom of toy’s shaft are commonly called “knot”.
For anal toys knots are hot because they target the two stimulation areas in the rectum which bring pleasure: The anus subjected to a stretching sensation and the prostate to which pressure is applied. Popping a knot through the sphincter can be a mindblowing and ecstatic experience (If you are pre-stretched enough. Otherwise it can lead to a visit to the ER and a life on incontinence). Riding a knot (vigorously) is one of the most common triggers for anal orgasms.
Which “neutral” knotted toys are there?
Frankly, not many. For reasons too complex to get into now, the furry scene used to be the driving force in the development of high end anal toys and they expected as much immersion, ergo coming design-wise as close to the real deal as possible. And most non-furry toy users did not care that a replica of a dog’s dick gave them pleasure. But there are some sourced – even though to be frank I am going to stretch the definition a bit to feature a wide range of possible toys here.
The biggest manufacturer for toys like these is SquarePegs. Scott, the founder and designer of the toys is not only a total ass pig but also trained sculptor. He knows how a toy needs to look like to stimulate the right spots! And being a modern sculptor he is not interested in an exact replica of the real world but in creating stunning, sweeping abstract sculptures that equally pleasure the eye and the ass.
Let’s start out with a toy I sadly have not yet had the pleasure of personally play with: The (Big) Kevin. This toy is a perfect representation of what I meant when Scott designs purposefully sculptures of the ass: A shaft the loosely looks like a realistic human dick (though with a bit dullish tip) features two spherical bulges at the bottom which probably give an intense knotting sensation. Like a canine toy the shaft-knot ratio is relatively high for the most intense possible stimulation when the knot pushes through the sphincter.
The Blunger has an entire shaft of hole stimulating bulges and ridges on its shaft but the big one at the bottom gives a HUGE impression. This is partly due to tip of it penetrating the second sphincter something this toy has in common with most bigger anthro toys that feature a knot. A good toy to prepare for this sensation is the Longneck Humped which gradually opens up the sensitive area where the colon becomes the rectum. The “knot” is more a ridge yet the stretch sensation and prostate pressure is not less intense.
If you have problems with deep play – like many ass player – the Happy Hour with its bulgey pin-shape is perfect for stimulating both sphincter and anus without going deep. With the small groove in the middle it even slightly simulates the division between the two sides of a real knot. Being a plug, it can be easily turned inside the hole for additional prostate pressure or max. stretch when turned perpendicular.
Another toy I have not yet played with or have heard opinions about but matches the criteria is the Popper though a bit inverted. The massive head prys open the sphincter while after a short rest comes the voluminous yet slightly smaller body. Riding both bubbles is probably quite hot but especially an advanced hole will find the bottom bulge anticlimactic.
When stretching the definition a bit further, the Acorn especially on the way out gives all the right stimulations of a knot. On the way in, there is just the little ridge above the rim which may look small but gives intense feelings when popping in.
While we are stretching the definitions, let’s turn to Oxballs. Their Ergo plug (aka the plug section of the probably world’s most popular pup play tail) is a case of Acorn. It looks innocent but slight kink in the middle of the body can do wonders to the prostate and anus in skilled hands. The ridge it creates both increases the pressure onto sphincter and is a grove to “milk” the prostate when caught inside the groove. Oxballs have been working on a larger Ergo Plug and I cannot wait to get that one and finally review this toy!
A generally immensely popular and for this case very useful toy is the Pig-Hole. Available in sizes from “Novice” to “Crater Cunt” it is for every experience level. Lubing it up and sliding it over a dildo’s shaft can turn every plain, pillar like silicone dong into a knotted to. To be fair, especially the softer blue Morph silicone version can collapses more easily and the barrel can be compressed for a less intense knotting experience. To lessen the effect, you can stack two Pig-Hole above each other. But you have to leave a size in between, s o you can pull a Large over a Small. To pull a Medium over a Small, the Medium has to be blue and you REALLY have to want it.
The last company to enter bring out a toy meeting my criteria is Topped Toys from Canada. Their Hilt features a MASSIVE knot. The flowing lines the three-dimensional shape the shaft leads to a relatively large shaft-knot ration if you look at the shaft right above the dullish knot. More than any SquarePeg toy the thickening at the bottom of Hilt’s shaft is stylized, brutish interpretation of a knot. The knotting is very intense and difficult to take. This is underlined by the size range Topped Toys offers.
These are to my knowledge the high quality silicone toys which create the effect of a knot without being (fantasy) animal inspired. But in the past years the toy market has become more and more dynamic and I might have overlooked a toy. So if you have found a toy I have missed, mail me! Though to be frank most manufacturer are targeting the anthro market so it is unlikely.