This squishy silicone matte plug by Fuze is the second Happy Valley Silicone plug I've reviewed, and once again, I wanted to like it far more than I did. The Halo is made of a high grade silicone1 which is rather flexible and comfortable, making it comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. The small ridges all over the plug hold lube well. Dimension-wise the Halo is 1 3/8'' by 4'', so it is on the longer side. This ensures that the plug stays in place, and I have yet to have it pop out during orgasm.
The base of this plug is a ring and either a finger or bullet vibe can be used as a flange. Be sure to place something in the ring so that an emergency room visit isn't necessary. Most bullet vibes should fit, I found Jimmyjane's Little Chroma to just fit while stretching the ring a bit. All of the Fuze plugs have this design, with a ring for a flange. This is particularly brilliant as it allows for boiling the toy on its own, and for effective vibrations to be easily added.
Though the bendy aspects of the silicone make it comfortable to wear (especially for long periods of time), they do not make it easy to insert. I often found when inserting that the long stem would bend and make insertion difficult. The pleasure plugs with a rounded tip were far easier to insert, and I would recommend starting there if you're new to butt plugs.
If you're interested in a plug that's similar to the Halo, but want something slightly easier to manage, Fuze also offers the Hero and Whirl. Hero is like the Halo but smooth, and Whirl is a smaller version of the Halo.
1 Passed a flame test.
Grade Breakdown: 69
Though the shape is pretty, the matte black isn't nearly as cute as other HVS plugs.
Intended Functionality: 3/5
Can be boiled sans vibrator.
Best Functionality: 33/50
As a long-use plug, which works great once inserted.
Thank you Fuze!