The Metal Worx Teazer is my first metal toy, and I'll just come right out and say that I'm in love with it. Being a long time user of anal toys made from soft silicone, I'll admit that I was a little apprehensive about trying a hard metal, but I'm so glad that I did.
You can't review a Metal Worx toy without talking about the packaging. The Teazer comes in a heavy duty case, the style of which you might expect to see bands taking their expensive electronic equipment on tour inside. The corners are all constructed from a lightweight metal, while the side panels are made from a textured black plastic which resembles carbon fibre. The lid is hinged on the back and has a firm clasp on the front. Inside the case is foam padding, with a groove cut out into which the plug snugly fits. Not only does the case help give the Teazer the appearance of being precious and expensive, but it's also a great place to securely store it when not in use. The only downside is that the case is a little bulky if you're short on space, measuring 7 1/2" x 3 1/8" x 3 1/8".
The plug itself is an exquisite product. With its sleek appearance it doesn't even look like a sex toy, instead bearing closer resemblance to the stopper for a fine crystal liquor decanter. The plug is made from polished steel to a very high standard. The surface is completely smooth and there are no blemishes or imperfections. The plug has a total length of 5 1/2", with 4" of that being insertable, and a 1 1/4" diameter, making it a relatively small toy. The one area where the Teazer does feel big though is in terms of weight. Given the high density of metal it's easily the heaviest toy in my collection, even at its small size.
The Teazer is wonderful to use; it has a long gentle gradient and a smooth surface which is compatible with any type of lube, that altogether helps it to slip inside the body like a charm. One of my favourite discoveries is using gravity alone to insert the plug. If you point your bum straight up at the sky, apply plenty of lube, and completely relax your anus, then you can hold the plug over it and it will gradually work its way in under its own weight, with no need to push. I find this quite an enjoyable alternative way to play with it on occasion. I was almost surprised by how comfortable the Teazer was to insert. Being a big fan of the cushioning nature of silicone, I was hesitant about how the hard metal would feel, but there wasn't a problem nor a hint of pain at any point. Once inside the plug feels similarly good, with no sense of discomfort and just a pleasant feeling of pressure on the prostate from the firm tip. Naturally due to the size of the plug it doesn't feel especially filling, but the weight of it does give it a unique presence inside the body. The Teazer has quite a narrow neck on it, allowing the sphincter to relax and close around it, instead of being kept permanently stretched open by any significant degree. The base of the plug is in fact a metal ball, which feels very comfortable between the buttocks due to the lack of any pointed edges that's inherent with a sphere. The size of the ball is enough that it can be seen; you can't simply squeeze your cheeks together and hide it like you can with the base of some plugs, but there is something almost attractive about seeing this shiny object shimmering back there. The downside is that you certainly can't sit while wearing the plug, unless you have a very padded chair, or are on a mattress.
When walking around wearing the plug you can really feel the weight of it. There's a strong pull against the sphincter as it tries to work its way out, constantly reminding you that it's there. It's actually quite an erotic sensation on the whole. In my experience it isn't necessary to actively clench to hold it inside, just so long as you don't mistakenly relax the muscle. I'd be wary about wearing it out in public just in case of accidental slippage, as this is more prone to happen than with other plugs. One thing you needn't worry about though is removing the plug, as it comes out again just as easily as it went it, thanks to the design. A potential use for the Teazer could be to perform anal kegel exercises, by repeatedly allowing the plug to start to slip, and then strongly squeezing to hold it in place.
One of the best features about metal is how well it conducts heat, which naturally makes it perfect for temperature play. In this regard it is many times better than glass, which is another popular material for this. Just picking the plug up at room temperature will give the impression that it's already cold, which is fantastic if you're into low temperatures as it reduces the need to wait while it chills in the fridge. If cold isn't your thing then simply holding the plug in your hands for a few seconds will be enough to bring it up to a more comfortable temperature. Personally I love the feeling of the cold plug as it slides into the body, and find the sensations nothing short of amazing. The only downside is that the cold feeling doesn't last long, as the plug quickly sucks the heat out of the body and becomes quite hot to the touch. To deal with this it's handy to have a bucket of ice water nearby, as a quick dunk in there will have the plug back down to frigid temperatures in no time. Similarly if you like your temperature play at the other end of the spectrum, a dip in a basin of hot water will also do the trick.
The plug is very easy to clean as metal is a highly durable and non-porous material which is able to be sterilised. You can wash it with antibacterial soap and hot water, wipe it down with a 10% bleach solution, or boil it in water for a couple of minutes. Just be sure to dry it thoroughly when you're done, as the packaging only specifies that it's steel, and not stainless steel, so there is the potential for rusting if you're not careful. One other thing is that metal does show up fingerprints, so depending on how fussy you are you may find yourself polishing your butt plug before putting it away.
I really enjoy my Metal Worx Teazer and can fully recommend it; it may have been my first metal toy, but I know it won't be my last. Edit: now check out my reviews of the Metal Worx Curve and Mr Smooth as well!