real anal beads, the description seems to indicate the balls are gradually larger in size as you insert them, however it is like the pictures. The first 3 balls are gradually larger in size, then the 4th ball gets smaller, 5th ball larger, and 6th ball smaller. All in all still great anal beads, but just don't expect them to be incremental in size from small to large. I am by no means a novice when it comes to anal, and these balls would likely be too much for a novice. I found them to be comfortable with all 6 balls in and had fun pulling them out. Clean up is a breeze, just warm soapy water and they clean right up, no noticeable harsh smell to them before or after use. I would highly recommend to those already familiar with anal play!