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    ANEROS THE NEXT GENERATION - REVIEWED


    The Next Generation Anerosí signal a real departure in marketing, form and function. Up until now HIH (the manufacturer of Aneros) has introduced new models (for the western market) one at a time, normally with several years or more in-between. The reason for this is presumably that they were aiming at a one size fits all approach . For those who follow the forum regularly, one thing has become clear; there are certain anatomical variations in all of us that may govern oneís success with one unit or the other. That is, some have found success with the SGX or with the MGX Classic while others have found it with the New MGX.

    Rather than making continued improvements on one design path, HIH has broken some new ground by introducing 3 new units all at the same time, 2 of which are geared to meeting more specific needs.

    THE MAXIMUS

    The Maximus is, as its name implies, the largest unit that has been brought to the western market. Originally dubbed the hammer by Aneros staffers, (for its ball peen hammer appearance), this product clearly out-sizes all the other models with respect to its girth (width/thickness). To give you a rough estimate, itís probably on the order of about 15% larger at the head, than the MGX. The abutment tab and arm is of the same design as seen in the SGX and NEW MGX models (shorter and closer to the anus than in the MGX Classic). Looking at the base youíll notice the absence of ribbing (to promote mobility). The overall concept behind this unit is clear; a model for those who were looking for a more filled up sensation.

    So does it deliver? Yes indeed it does! No doubt about it, upon insertion one immediately has the sensation of something larger back there. As with all things individual perception on this will be different too. Aneros newbies and those new to anal play will most likely find the Maximus far too large for their purposes. While many anal vets might be saying, is that all there is? . In any event, one must remember that MOBILITY is an absolutely essential component of Aneros function. If the unit is unable to move freely in and out of the anus it will not work properly.

    So if youíve had your troubles accommodating the smaller MGX donít bother with the Maximus (at least until youíve opened up a bit). And if youíre an anal vet whoís really into expansion and such, again donít waste your timeÖyouíll do better with a large dil or a plug.

    So whoís going to benefit from Maximus? The Maximus is best suited for experienced / advanced Aneros users who are looking for a fuller sensation with their Aneros sessions. Such a user should have had previous experience with larger items or a certainly a fair amount of flexibility and the ability to relax easily.

    Pros

    Delivers a fuller sensation that makes for a really different Aneros experience. (When you come with this one and you begin to clamp down and spasm upon it, youíll really notice the difference in sizeÖit feels great!)

    Cons

    One sacrifices a certain amount of agility and focus with this unit. Owing to the disproportionate size of the body and dull rounded shape of the head, the balance seems just a little bit off (again the abutment tab and arm are of the same size as the smaller MGX). As a consequence, there is greater inertia with this unit than the others. So whatís the work-around? In a chance conversation with the Anerosí inventor, I indicated my concerns and he alluded to the notion that this unit requires more intensive lubrication than the other models. After some experimentation I have found this definitely to be the case. To this task I went back to one of our oldest tricks, mixing oil and water for a really slippery (albeit messy) solution. Itís been terrific ever since.

    Final impressions

    Between the necessary lube job, the size, weight, and absence of ribs, your rear will get quite a work out trying to move and hold on to this unit. When all is said and done however, the Maximus is good for those who are into something different and into a bit larger fare. I donít see this as your primary weapon of choice but itís great to fill out your ARSE-ANAL !


    THE EUPHO

    The Eupho is really at the other end of the spectrum from the Maximus, but more than that, itís in a class by itself. First, itís thinner than any of the other models (with the exception of the SGX) and it is far more contoured than anything else that theyíve ever produced. This thing is really impressive to look at, and seems to almost beckon you to insert it! Like the other Next Gen models itís ribless, but also comes with a newly revamped abutment arm and tab (see http://www.aneros.com/nextgen.php). The arm itself is much thinner and lighter in construction, while still being nicely balanced in relationship to the body. Itís my belief that this new arm design will make it much simpler to adjust, if it becomes necessary. Considering the problems that many users experienced with the older style abutment arm (and tab) this emerges as a major innovation in my book.

    When road testing this model I was immediately taken with just how agile it isÖ.it really movesÖ and it feels terrific! The numerous contours make for some excellent anal stimulation while the tip dances across your prostate. The thinner design allows for considerable play inside your rectum and I found myself doing a great deal of moving. I came up with two positions just for this model, (Iíll be covering this when I post to my site). I came so many times with this unitÖ..itís a winner!

    Pros

    The Eupho is capable of producing some unique and absolutely delightful sensations as well as some very intense Super Oís. Itís thinner size (girth) combined with the ribless design makes for a very mobile device. Furthermore, it should be fairly easy for everyone to accommodate.

    Cons

    It possible that some might find that it delivers a little less intensity in the way that it engages the prostate. Consequently one has to work at it a little more to coax a Super O out of it. However, I found that the extra effort came naturally and in a way I felt myself driven to do it, almost as if the Eupho itself was egging me on. For these reasons I would have to say that one might consider this more of an advanced / experienced users model as well.

    Final Impressions

    Again, Iím intrigued with the way this thing looks (it has a form vaguely reminiscent of a female figure the same way the old coca cola bottles were). If youíre really into anal play to the point where you are collecting different massagers Iíd say that the Eupho is an absolute must (I certainly wouldnít be without it). One might consider it the Aneros connoisseurís model. If you are a newbie I would advise getting started with one of the other models first (see my review on the Helix).


    THE HELIX

    At the risk of overstating it a bit, I would have to say that the Helix just might be the Aneros users very own Holy Grail! In general terms its unit similar in size to MGX. But the Helix is not a mere reworking of an old MGX (the way the New MGX was to the Classic), with a redesigned head, body and abutment tab itís really a whole new unit from the ground up. Specifically, the Helix is slightly shorter, with a head that is wider and thicker than MGX. Overall the device has a more aggressive design with a prominent contour on its anterior surface (toward the prostate) that translates effectively into more intense and more focused prostate contact. Furthermore, theyíve contoured the unit in no less than 4 other areas so that from the moment that you insert the Helix, you know it something different. This one gets right down to business! Miraculously it does all of this without sacrificing any mobility either (owing in part to the ribless design).

    The abutment arm and tab are identical to that of the Eupho with its slimmer more minimal design. The tab itself is smaller than that of the MGX so that it yields a more focused pressure (albeit over a smaller area). Surprisingly, even with the smaller surface area of the tab it appeared to anchor the unit as well or better than its predecessor.

    From my very first trial with the Helix we were fast friends! For me, there was no learning curve or having to become accustomed to it. I inserted it and started having involuntaries within several minutes, shortly afterÖI was immersed in Super Oís.

    Pros

    The Helix is the best unit that HIH has designed since their introduction of the MGX Classic years ago. Itís my opinion that itís an excellent choice for the advanced user and newbie alike. I anticipate that this unit may give those users who have been having difficulties crossing over that extra push they need.

    Furthermore I wonít be surprised if the Helix supplants the MGX as the flagship model in the Aneros line.

    Cons

    Probably not for SGX users or for those who are having trouble accommodating the MGX already.



    Final Impressions

    If youíre only buying one Aneros massagerÖ.this is the one to get!



    Conclusions

    In reading this review one might get the impression that Iíve reduced all of this to the level of an old fairytale with Öone too big, one too small and another just right. This would be a mistake however. There is a great deal to admire in all 3 of Next Generation models. Youíve just gotta know what youíre getting into! Hopefully this review will have helped you somewhat in that regard.

    Itís clear that HIH took a great deal of time and made a creative leap hereÖ and in my opinion itís paid off big time. To be sure several of these models are more esoteric, but it just goes to show that the manufacturer is open to change and innovation. Well done HIH...keep it (and us) coming!



    Cheers,


    BF Mayfield

  • #2
    Hey B. Mayfield,

    Thanks for the reviews. I have been a MGX owner since summer '04 with great pleasure but rather stagnant progress towards the Super O in recent months. I had to take the plunge on the Helix without your input but it is doing well so far. The long sought after Super O is closer than it has been in quite a while. I will likely build my collection further and go for the Eupho soon as well. I look forward to the debut of the website.

    Mathens

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    • #3
      Brian
      Thank you for your excellent review. I am sure this review will help everbody to choose the stimulator to suit individual needs.
      Your reviews and replys are adopted by most of us and have given us all excellent advise, again many thanks.

      From a Prostate health point of view which stim would you recomend to choose?

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      • #4
        Wonder does it have asian market for the next 3 generation aneros ?

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        • #5
          Arika,

          I'm not sure that I understand the question. Are you asking if the NEXT GENERATION models are currently available in Asia? If so, I believe that Aneros ships internationally yes. There is also a Japanese site called the Pines Store that sells them under the name Enemagra.

          BF Mayfield

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          • #6
            Calibre,

            Again, I would have to say that of the NEXT GEN line, the Helix would be the best from a health perspective. This model simply affords better prostate contact and frankly a more vigorous massage. However, if one was looking for a more subtle effect, the Eupho might also be considered.

            Between the NEXT GEN and the older models it's hard to say for certain, but once again I'd probably give the edge to the Helix which comes through with more and better focused prostate contact.

            Of course if one is very sensitive in this regard, (unaccustomed to anal insertion) one of the MGX's might be a better starting place.

            BF Mayfield

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            • #7

              Originally Posted By: B Mayfield
              Calibre,

              Again, I would have to say that of the NEXT GEN line, the Helix would be the best from a health perspective. This model simply affords better prostate contact and frankly a more vigorous massage. However, if one was looking for a more subtle effect, the Eupho might also be considered.

              Between the NEXT GEN and the older models it's hard to say for certain, but once again I'd probably give the edge to the Helix which comes through with more and better focused prostate contact.

              Of course if one is very sensitive in this regard, (unaccustomed to anal insertion) one of the MGX's might be a better starting place.

              BF Mayfield
              Thank you Brian, using the MGX presently, perhaps moving to the Helix would be an advantage.

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              • #8
                Totally in agreement with remarks about the best stimulation yet concerning the Helix. If you are with a female partner, you might get a suprise and come when you aren't expecting it. Very sexy for her.

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                • #9
                  Would you please elaborate on the albeit messy oil and water.
                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    fcotton,

                    I accomlished it with some albolene cream (that I just happened to have around since my early days of experimentation with various lubes) and KY Jelly. However, almost any oil based lube will work, i.e., ID Millenium, Eros, Vaseline etc. Please guys, don't get hung up on brands here..... it WON'T make the difference. What this is about is the principle that oil and water don't mix so don't over-think it . Just remember that all of the glycerine based lubes: KY, ID Glide, WET, Astroglide etc, are water based. The ones containing silicone or petrolatum or paraffin are oil based. Using oil and water based lubes in combination can afford a somewhat slicker action which the Maximus unit seems to require to operate satisfactorily.

                    As I said before, this kind of preparation is pretty messy and frankly I would NOT recommend it for use with any of the other Aneros models. It's just not necessary (particularly with the Eupho and the Helix which are better balanced and feature a ribless design).

                    I should say too that I was initially reluctant to even post my comments regarding this lubrication modification since WAY TOO MUCH HAS BEEN MADE OF LUBRICATION IN THE FORUM already (and yes, I'm guilty of having contributed to some of it years ago). The simple truth is, that for general purposes almost any water based lubricant will work (I prefer KY jelly myself, either alone or in combination with a thinner KY liquid for prelube), so decide on one, and then FORGET ABOUT IT! After that...it's time to explore with the Aneros.

                    Have fun.


                    BF Mayfield

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                    • #11
                      Hi Guys,

                      By request, I'm inserting (no pun intended) a recent post describing my first experiences with the Helix. Please feel free to comment or question.

                      Pan
                      :-)

                      posted: 2005-02-09 20:37:47

                      I just finished my first session with the Helix and the best word I can think of to describe my experience is: ASTOUNDING!

                      Although I've been happily using my Aneros Classic model for over 5 years now, the new Helix improved on the original design so much that for me, it feels almost custom made.

                      For one thing, the new Helix abutment tab is much closer to the base and hits my 'sweet spot' perfectly. Unlike the blade shape of the original design, it has a wider base, but with a much smaller surface area overall, which allows it to massage more deeply and yet more comfortably than my Classic model. It also stayed put for the entire 90 minute session. With my Aneros Classic, I would usually have to re-adjust the tab at least a couple times in a session. The Helix tab never slipped out of place, even after standing up, lying down, rolling over, walking, etc.

                      But what really blew me away was the new shape of the insertion piece. Right from the moment of insertion, I could feel it's more 'aggressive' design massaging my prostate. Normally with the Aneros Classic, I would begin by lying on my side and spending a good 15-20 minutes doing some warm-up exercises with deep breathing and sphincter control before moving on to the Super-O's. But with the Helix I was already starting to feel orgasmic within 5 minutes and felt compelled to skip the warm-ups entirely.

                      Even when I was just switching to a lying down position, I could feel the Helix working against my prostate. I was surprised at how every little movement of my hips, every deep breath, or even the slightest contraction of my anal sphincter produced such strong sensations of pleasure all within the first 10 minutes!

                      Normally with my Aneros Classic, I would expect a 'building' phase of at least 30-60 minutes before the really strong orgasms would start happening, and here I was having my first Super-O within 15 minutes, and I wasn't even trying yet!

                      From there, my session seemed to take on a \\\"life of it's own.\\\" The orgasmic waves of pleasure were surfacing twice as fast and twice as powerful as what I normally would experience. What really struck me was how effortless and automatic the Super-O's were. They just kept coming and I didn't have to 'do' anything but hang on for the ride! The feeling of my prostate being pleasantly massaged was almost constant no matter what I did, or didn't do.

                      Another surprise was how mobile and responsive the Helix felt inside me. It seemed to need only the slightest contractions from my sphincter to produce huge results, and the orgasms themselves were somehow more easily influenced in this way. I felt I could actually change the 'pitch' of an orgasm even as it was happening by relaxing or contracting ever so slightly. I never felt this kind of control with my Aneros Classic.

                      Overall, I think I experienced perhaps 10 or more Super-O's in a 90 minute session, which isn't a personal record in terms of number, but definitely in terms of TIME. They all just happened so fast, and the funny thing is I only started my session with the intention of 'getting a feel for it.' I had planned on saving the Super-O's for another day. But something about this design works so well for me, that I felt I had little choice other than to let it have it's way with me. With the Aneros Classic, I always felt like I was meeting a partner half-way to achieve the Super-O's, but the Helix felt like being carried to orgasm over and over.

                      Basically, the Helix is everything I always wanted the Aneros Classic to be (and I was pretty darn happy with the Classic already). In the first 20 minutes I knew the Helix was my new favorite. I honestly thought after 5 years I'd seen it all in terms of what the Aneros could do for me, but the Helix proved me wrong, very, very wrong. I can't wait to see where else this thing takes me.

                      In conclusion, if you're one of the many newbies who has an MGX or SGX and find it pleasurable but can't seem to get 'over the edge' to the Super-O, I highly recommend the Helix. I find the prostatic sensations of the Helix are so much more powerful than my Classic model, that it would almost be difficult NOT to have multiple orgasms.

                      Cheers,

                      Pan :-)

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                      • #12

                        Originally Posted By: Pan
                        Hi Guys,

                        By request, I'm inserting (no pun intended) a recent post describing my first experiences with the Helix. Please feel free to comment or question.

                        Pan
                        :-)

                        posted: 2005-02-09 20:37:47

                        I just finished my first session with the Helix and the best word I can think of to describe my experience is: ASTOUNDING!

                        Although I've been happily using my Aneros Classic model for over 5 years now, the new Helix improved on the original design so much that for me, it feels almost custom made.

                        For one thing, the new Helix abutment tab is much closer to the base and hits my 'sweet spot' perfectly. Unlike the blade shape of the original design, it has a wider base, but with a much smaller surface area overall, which allows it to massage more deeply and yet more comfortably than my Classic model. It also stayed put for the entire 90 minute session. With my Aneros Classic, I would usually have to re-adjust the tab at least a couple times in a session. The Helix tab never slipped out of place, even after standing up, lying down, rolling over, walking, etc.

                        But what really blew me away was the new shape of the insertion piece. Right from the moment of insertion, I could feel it's more 'aggressive' design massaging my prostate. Normally with the Aneros Classic, I would begin by lying on my side and spending a good 15-20 minutes doing some warm-up exercises with deep breathing and sphincter control before moving on to the Super-O's. But with the Helix I was already starting to feel orgasmic within 5 minutes and felt compelled to skip the warm-ups entirely.

                        Even when I was just switching to a lying down position, I could feel the Helix working against my prostate. I was surprised at how every little movement of my hips, every deep breath, or even the slightest contraction of my anal sphincter produced such strong sensations of pleasure all within the first 10 minutes!

                        Normally with my Aneros Classic, I would expect a 'building' phase of at least 30-60 minutes before the really strong orgasms would start happening, and here I was having my first Super-O within 15 minutes, and I wasn't even trying yet!

                        From there, my session seemed to take on a \\\"life of it's own.\\\" The orgasmic waves of pleasure were surfacing twice as fast and twice as powerful as what I normally would experience. What really struck me was how effortless and automatic the Super-O's were. They just kept coming and I didn't have to 'do' anything but hang on for the ride! The feeling of my prostate being pleasantly massaged was almost constant no matter what I did, or didn't do.

                        Another surprise was how mobile and responsive the Helix felt inside me. It seemed to need only the slightest contractions from my sphincter to produce huge results, and the orgasms themselves were somehow more easily influenced in this way. I felt I could actually change the 'pitch' of an orgasm even as it was happening by relaxing or contracting ever so slightly. I never felt this kind of control with my Aneros Classic.

                        Overall, I think I experienced perhaps 10 or more Super-O's in a 90 minute session, which isn't a personal record in terms of number, but definitely in terms of TIME. They all just happened so fast, and the funny thing is I only started my session with the intention of 'getting a feel for it.' I had planned on saving the Super-O's for another day. But something about this design works so well for me, that I felt I had little choice other than to let it have it's way with me. With the Aneros Classic, I always felt like I was meeting a partner half-way to achieve the Super-O's, but the Helix felt like being carried to orgasm over and over.

                        Basically, the Helix is everything I always wanted the Aneros Classic to be (and I was pretty darn happy with the Classic already). In the first 20 minutes I knew the Helix was my new favorite. I honestly thought after 5 years I'd seen it all in terms of what the Aneros could do for me, but the Helix proved me wrong, very, very wrong. I can't wait to see where else this thing takes me.

                        In conclusion, if you're one of the many newbies who has an MGX or SGX and find it pleasurable but can't seem to get 'over the edge' to the Super-O, I highly recommend the Helix. I find the prostatic sensations of the Helix are so much more powerful than my Classic model, that it would almost be difficult NOT to have multiple orgasms.

                        Cheers,

                        Pan :-)
                        Hi All,

                        I would just like to post some initial observations about the Helix.
                        First of all I would like to say that previously I have used the MGX for the last 6 months and have had many wonderful sessions with it. Including, what I describe as long lasting and sustained orgasmic peaks lasting minutes and sometimes several minutes at a time, and this lasts as long as I want.

                        I have been using the Helix for about two weeks, so keep in mind that these observations are quite fresh and I will try to keep them in comparison to my experience with the MGX. My first session with the Helix was after a day at work and I just wanted to get a taste of how it was going to feel, not really wanting to have a long experience. To my surprise the Helix worked much faster in bringing me those pleasure waves that typically took 10 to 15 minutes with the MGX. After that first experience with the Helix I have noticed that the sessions still have a quicker initial buzz, but have not yeilded the long sustained waves that I had previously experienced with the MGX. Some on this forum have suggested that playing with techniques and positions have enhanced their experiences with the MGX and that is where I feel I should go next with the Helix, I have read many times on this forum about how some feel they can't wait to get the Helix, butt (pun intended) I am here to say to those, be patient with your MGX as well, because I feel their is a learning curve to both products and every "body" is made and reacts differently as well as energy levels and mental preparedness all seem to factor into your overall experience.

                        Best, Mark

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                        • #13
                          Thanks BF Mayfield for the review...

                          It was most helpful in making my choice of which unit I wanted to try. I chose the Helix... I am not exactly new to anal play, in fact, my wife loves strap on play... But I was very unsure if I wanted the Max, due to the additional size or just which version to choose.

                          Your review made the choice easy and I can always add another Aneros later!

                          I am really looking forward to this new experence. Perhaps, I should have spent more for the shipping, so I could have received my order sooner.

                          Scott

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                          • #14
                            At b. mayfield's request i'm reposting my original article on this subject in this thread---Max

                            A Comparison of Four Aneros Models

                            I've been using the Aneros for several years now, so when the Next Gen models were introduced, I just had to try them. Currently, I have four different Aneros' (or is that Aneri?), the Classic, SGX, Helix, and Eupho, and I thought I'd share my experiences with them with you, the members of this forum. One thing that should be evident reading the posts here is that everybody is different. Different techniques and methods produce different results for different people. Keeping that in mind, it might be helpful to let you know a little bit of background about myself as it pertains here. I'm in my middle 50's, hetero, married 30 years, 6'2 185 pounds. Up until discovering the Aneros web site about three years ago, my experience with anal play and prostate stimulation was quite limited. If I had to put a number on it, probably less than ten encounters, all solo. This paucity of experience was not due to a lack of interest, insomuch as a lack of results. So when I stumbled upon the Aneros site those years ago, I was very encouraged. Here was a device that claimed a new sensual experience, with easy to follow by-the-numbers instructions. There was no forum then, so I read, and re-read the testimonials and instructions, and ordered the Aneros that day.

                            The Classic
                            The model I received is now referred to as the Classic. Its closest counterpart today would be the MGX. My first experience was quite uneventful: I felt next to nothing and wasn't able to get the thing to move at all-- even with the strongest contractions and copious amounts lube. I wasn't discouraged, though. The experience was not at all unpleasant, being on the good side of neutral, and there was some fluid leakage so I knew at least it was hitting the prostate, even though I couldn't feel it. Also I had read somewhere that the prostate needs to be awakened to sensation in some people, and I figured given my age and lack of experience, that it was likely that I was one of those people.

                            This is probably a good place to make a comment about lube. As I said, even the predessor to this Forum was not in existance yet, so everything I learned about using the Aneros was pretty much through self discovery, and that included the lube. In my futile attempt to get the Aneros to move in those initial encounters, I tried many different things. Although I tried them, I don't recommend non-water soluble lubes such as Vaseline, Albolene, and silcone. Not only are they messy and stain clothing, sheets and towels, but I don't think that coating the inside of rectum with grease is a good thing to do. You might know that when medicine can't be delivered to a patient orally, it is administered anally because it is readily absorbed by the anus into the bloodstream. Frankly, I don't want silicone in my blood stream. Of the water based lubes, K-Y Jelly is in readily available and inexpensive, but dries out quickly, and worse, becomes sticky as it drys. So, I would recommend a water soluable gel made for sex such as ID, AstroGlide, etc. Currently I use Adam & Eve Gel from adameve.com. Even though it's a house brand, it works as good as or better than the name brands I've tried- at least it does for me. It stays slippery a long time and doesn't become sticky as it drys.

                            But I digress. After some practice, and discovering the right lube, I was able to get some motion with the Classic. I found that I had to push out as well as pull in when on my side. Later, I discovered that a kneeling position worked well for me as it let gravity take care of the outward motion. Although each Aneros encounter felt better than the last, I still wasn't experiencing anything like what was described in the testamonials, but I did discover the Aneros fundamentals of Relax, Relax, Relax, focus on the sensations, not the goal, and that applying the usual sexual techniques of faster/harder just don't work. It took about two months before I had what I consider my break through. I hadn't entirely given up on the more is better idea yet, so I decided that I was going to devote an entire day to the Aneros and keep at it until something happened. After about two and half hours of contractions in various positions, my prostate became sensitized and the heart palpatations and body spasms began. That convinced me that there really was something to this thing.

                            As I became more familiar with Classic, I realized that it had some short comings for me. Most serious was the lack of contact with perineum tab. Even with a full contraction, the tab was just barely making contact. I finally got the courage up to take a heat gun to it and bend the tab forward. Make no mistake, this is not an easy adjustment to make. Go just slightly too far, and it won't stay in. Heat it too much and you'll wind up with glob of plastic. After a good deal of trial and error I was able to get the tab in a better position for me, but there is still no contact with perineum when fully relaxed. I noticed too that when fully contracted, the Classic was going beyond the most sensitive area of my prostate, and that a shorter model might work better for me. I also found that I got the most pleasure from the Classic when I applied a very slight upward pressure on the handle, no more than that required to stabilize it, as that brought the Classic into closer contact with my prostate.

                            One other point before I move on. I find that my prostate becomes desensitized if I don't use the Aneros for several weeks, and that as a consequence, the warm-up part of the session takes a greater amount of time. To prepare, I sometimes will wear the Aneros under clothing around the house for an hour or so to sort of jump start things the day of an Aneros session. I find wearing the Classic uncomfortable, bordering on painful at times, so I wouldn't recommend it for that purpose.


                            The SGX
                            As I said, the Classic was reaching a little too far when fully contracted, so when the SGX came out, I bought one. Sure enough, it did a better job of stimulating my sensitive spots when contracting, and had the benefit of a firmer perenium tab contact. In addition, as it is not only shorter, but thinner than the Classic, it moves with greater freedom and less lube. Of course with the good comes the not so good. Although the shorter SGX hits the right areas for me and moves more freely, its shorter length limits the amount of motion obtainable and makes it more likely to pop out at inopportune times. Also, its smaller size makes it less physically aggressive than the Classic, and there are times when you might prefer a little greater aggression than the SGX offers. 'Wearability' is better than the Classic, but again, its size makes it more likely to pop out. Like the Classic, I find I get better prostate contact if I apply a very slight upward pressure on the handle. Despite its smaller size, I've had some of my most intense pleasures with the SGX.

                            The Helix
                            When I saw the first picture of the Helix, I knew I had to have one. I could tell by its shape that it was going to be hitting the right spots. In fact, as others have noted, it seems to go right to them. At its widest the Helix is as wide as the Maximus model, but unlike the Maximus it tapers more rapidly and appears to be blunter. There is no problem maintaining contact with prostate with this model. I have fluid leakage immediately upon initial insertion. No need to pull up on the handle either. The larger diameter of the Helix does take more lube and effort to get it moving than either the Classic or the SGX, but its unique shape provides a very pleasant sensation similar to that of finger being curled around your prostate once it gets going. The perineum tab is of a different design than that of the Classic and SGX, and its smaller diameter makes deeper contact. Firm perineum contact remains a problem for me when relaxed and I think a little forward adjustment of the tab would be an improvemnt for me, but I'm as of yet reluctant to resort to the heat gun. Despite its larger size, I actually find the Helix less aggressive than the Classic which I attribute to its greater contact area. I've not worn the Helix for any length of time, but from the little experience I've had, it appears to be more comfortable than the Classic.

                            The Eupho
                            So many toys, so little time. I've not had a great deal of experience with the Eupho as of yet. I've been having too much fun with the Helix, but here is what I can tell you. The Eupho is the longest and thinnest of the line, and has the same tab design as the Helix. I find however that the tab on the Eupho seems to make better contact on me than the Helix. Because of its smaller diameter, the Eupho is able to move from side to side a bit as it moves in and out, adding yet another sensation. The bulbous tip of the Eupho is smaller in diameter than the bump in its middle. For me, this bump hits the prostate perfectly when at rest, so like the Helix, it finds the prostate with ease. Pushing out a little causes the prostate to be embraced between the bump and tip - in effect squeezing it from both top and bottom. Also like the Helix, the Eupho doesn't require me to apply any upward pressure on the handle to improve contact. I was prepared to say that my initial impression of the Eupho was that it was less effective than my other models, but then last night, I had a very intense and pleasurable session with Eupho, so much so, that I've changed my mind regarding its effectiveness. In terms of aggressivness, the Eupho is perhaps the mildest of all. I've not worn the Eupho yet, but I expect that due to its thinness, length, and gentle angle, it might be well suited for this purpose.

                            The Models Not Purchased
                            As noted earlier I do not own either the MGX, or my namesake model, the Maximus and, at this time, have no plans to purchase either of them. That shouldn't discourage you, however. As far as the MGX is concerned, it is similar enough to my modified Classic to not make me curious about it. By-in-large, the comments I made about the Classic should apply to the MGX with exception of those regarding the perineum tab whose design is said to be an improvement over the Classic. If size was my game, then Maximus would be in my collection, but it isn't and I suspect that I'd have a difficult time getting any freedom of motion with it.

                            Summary
                            Each of my Aneri have distinct advantages and disadvantages, and which one I choose to use depends a lot on my mood. Honestly, I'm glad to have the luxury of choice in this regard. My recommendation to someone contemplating their first Aneros purchase would be the Helix, with the caveat that it ties the Maximus in its maximum diameter. For the complete anal novice, or someone looking for something not quite so large, the MGX or Classic might be preferable. The SGX and Eupho will do the trick, but may be a bit too subtle for someone just starting out. For those who are into size, the Maximus is the obvious choice. My recommendation though would be to consider the SGX, Eupho, and Maximus as second models for those with previous Aneros experience looking for a little variety. Of course, only you know what's right for you, and I hope the information I've provided here will be an aid in your decision.

                            Max

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                            • #15

                              Originally Posted By: B Mayfield
                              ANEROS THE NEXT GENERATION - REVIEWED

                              Sorry guys for taking so long on this, but I had originally wanted to post here and to my own web site at the same time. As itís been taking a little bit longer than anticipated for development and implementation of the site, I figured Iíd start with a condensed version here and offer the more in depth version once Iím on line.

                              The Next Generation Anerosí signal a real departure in marketing, form and function. Up until now HIH (the manufacturer of Aneros) has introduced new models (for the western market) one at a time, normally with several years or more in-between. The reason for this is presumably that they were aiming at a one size fits all approach . For those who follow the forum regularly, one thing has become clear; there are certain anatomical variations in all of us that may govern oneís success with one unit or the other. That is, some have found success with the SGX or with the MGX Classic while others have found it with the New MGX.

                              Rather than making continued improvements on one design path, HIH has broken some new ground by introducing 3 new units all at the same time, 2 of which are geared to meeting more specific needs.

                              THE MAXIMUS

                              The Maximus is, as its name implies, the largest unit that has been brought to the western market. Originally dubbed the hammer by Aneros staffers, (for its ball peen hammer appearance), this product clearly out-sizes all the other models with respect to its girth (width/thickness). To give you a rough estimate, itís probably on the order of about 15% larger at the head, than the MGX. The abutment tab and arm is of the same design as seen in the SGX and NEW MGX models (shorter and closer to the anus than in the MGX Classic). Looking at the base youíll notice the absence of ribbing (to promote mobility). The overall concept behind this unit is clear; a model for those who were looking for a more filled up sensation.

                              So does it deliver? Yes indeed it does! No doubt about it, upon insertion one immediately has the sensation of something larger back there. As with all things individual perception on this will be different too. Aneros newbies and those new to anal play will most likely find the Maximus far too large for their purposes. While many anal vets might be saying, is that all there is? . In any event, one must remember that MOBILITY is an absolutely essential component of Aneros function. If the unit is unable to move freely in and out of the anus it will not work properly.

                              So if youíve had your troubles accommodating the smaller MGX donít bother with the Maximus (at least until youíve opened up a bit). And if youíre an anal vet whoís really into expansion and such, again donít waste your timeÖyouíll do better with a large dil or a plug.

                              So whoís going to benefit from Maximus? The Maximus is best suited for experienced / advanced Aneros users who are looking for a fuller sensation with their Aneros sessions. Such a user should have had previous experience with larger items or a certainly a fair amount of flexibility and the ability to relax easily.

                              Pros

                              Delivers a fuller sensation that makes for a really different Aneros experience. (When you come with this one and you begin to clamp down and spasm upon it, youíll really notice the difference in sizeÖit feels great!)

                              Cons

                              One sacrifices a certain amount of agility and focus with this unit. Owing to the disproportionate size of the body and dull rounded shape of the head, the balance seems just a little bit off (again the abutment tab and arm are of the same size as the smaller MGX). As a consequence, there is greater inertia with this unit than the others. So whatís the work-around? In a chance conversation with the Anerosí inventor, I indicated my concerns and he alluded to the notion that this unit requires more intensive lubrication than the other models. After some experimentation I have found this definitely to be the case. To this task I went back to one of our oldest tricks, mixing oil and water for a really slippery (albeit messy) solution. Itís been terrific ever since.

                              Final impressions

                              Between the necessary lube job, the size, weight, and absence of ribs, your rear will get quite a work out trying to move and hold on to this unit. When all is said and done however, the Maximus is good for those who are into something different and into a bit larger fare. I donít see this as your primary weapon of choice but itís great to fill out your ARSE-ANAL !


                              THE EUPHO

                              The Eupho is really at the other end of the spectrum from the Maximus, but more than that, itís in a class by itself. First, itís thinner than any of the other models (with the exception of the SGX) and it is far more contoured than anything else that theyíve ever produced. This thing is really impressive to look at, and seems to almost beckon you to insert it! Like the other Next Gen models itís ribless, but also comes with a newly revamped abutment arm and tab (see http://www.aneros.com/nextgen.php). The arm itself is much thinner and lighter in construction, while still being nicely balanced in relationship to the body. Itís my belief that this new arm design will make it much simpler to adjust, if it becomes necessary. Considering the problems that many users experienced with the older style abutment arm (and tab) this emerges as a major innovation in my book.

                              When road testing this model I was immediately taken with just how agile it isÖ.it really movesÖ and it feels terrific! The numerous contours make for some excellent anal stimulation while the tip dances across your prostate. The thinner design allows for considerable play inside your rectum and I found myself doing a great deal of moving. I came up with two positions just for this model, (Iíll be covering this when I post to my site). I came so many times with this unitÖ..itís a winner!

                              Pros

                              The Eupho is capable of producing some unique and absolutely delightful sensations as well as some very intense Super Oís. Itís thinner size (girth) combined with the ribless design makes for a very mobile device. Furthermore, it should be fairly easy for everyone to accommodate.

                              Cons

                              It possible that some might find that it delivers a little less intensity in the way that it engages the prostate. Consequently one has to work at it a little more to coax a Super O out of it. However, I found that the extra effort came naturally and in a way I felt myself driven to do it, almost as if the Eupho itself was egging me on. For these reasons I would have to say that one might consider this more of an advanced / experienced users model as well.

                              Final Impressions

                              Again, Iím intrigued with the way this thing looks (it has a form vaguely reminiscent of a female figure the same way the old coca cola bottles were). If youíre really into anal play to the point where you are collecting different massagers Iíd say that the Eupho is an absolute must (I certainly wouldnít be without it). One might consider it the Aneros connoisseurís model. If you are a newbie I would advise getting started with one of the other models first (see my review on the Helix).


                              THE HELIX

                              At the risk of overstating it a bit, I would have to say that the Helix just might be the Aneros users very own Holy Grail! In general terms its unit similar in size to MGX. But the Helix is not a mere reworking of an old MGX (the way the New MGX was to the Classic), with a redesigned head, body and abutment tab itís really a whole new unit from the ground up. Specifically, the Helix is slightly shorter, with a head that is wider and thicker than MGX. Overall the device has a more aggressive design with a prominent contour on its anterior surface (toward the prostate) that translates effectively into more intense and more focused prostate contact. Furthermore, theyíve contoured the unit in no less than 4 other areas so that from the moment that you insert the Helix, you know it something different. This one gets right down to business! Miraculously it does all of this without sacrificing any mobility either (owing in part to the ribless design).

                              The abutment arm and tab are identical to that of the Eupho with its slimmer more minimal design. The tab itself is smaller than that of the MGX so that it yields a more focused pressure (albeit over a smaller area). Surprisingly, even with the smaller surface area of the tab it appeared to anchor the unit as well or better than its predecessor.

                              From my very first trial with the Helix we were fast friends! For me, there was no learning curve or having to become accustomed to it. I inserted it and started having involuntaries within several minutes, shortly afterÖI was immersed in Super Oís.

                              Pros

                              The Helix is the best unit that HIH has designed since their introduction of the MGX Classic years ago. Itís my opinion that itís an excellent choice for the advanced user and newbie alike. I anticipate that this unit may give those users who have been having difficulties crossing over that extra push they need.

                              Furthermore I wonít be surprised if the Helix supplants the MGX as the flagship model in the Aneros line.

                              Cons

                              Probably not for SGX users or for those who are having trouble accommodating the MGX already.



                              Final Impressions

                              If youíre only buying one Aneros massagerÖ.this is the one to get!



                              Conclusions

                              In reading this review one might get the impression that Iíve reduced all of this to the level of an old fairytale with Öone too big, one too small and another just right. This would be a mistake however. There is a great deal to admire in all 3 of Next Generation models. Youíve just gotta know what youíre getting into! Hopefully this review will have helped you somewhat in that regard.

                              Itís clear that HIH took a great deal of time and made a creative leap hereÖ and in my opinion itís paid off big time. To be sure several of these models are more esoteric, but it just goes to show that the manufacturer is open to change and innovation. Well done HIH...keep it (and us) coming!



                              Cheers,


                              BF Mayfield
                              Hello,

                              First time poster but I would like to thank you for the new reviews. I have been using to sgx model for the past 11 months with good results and lots of practice. You recommend a user be advanced before use of the new maximus. I have used a smaller model but would like to try the maximus when I purchase the new helix. Do you think this amount of time is enough to use the maximus model.

                              Thank you

                              Micheal

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