Butt Plugs, vibrating butt plugs, and anal vibrators – all these anal sex toys for any gender are becoming mainstream fast!
Anal play has become a popular way to experiment in the bedroom and can be an incredibly pleasurable option to add to your sexual play.
Some of the best anal sex toys are butt plugs. The anus is rich with sensory nerve endings and pleasure points, which can lead to longer and harder orgasms. Using butt plugs — whether they vibrate or not — gives you different sensations of pleasure.
Why Anal Play?
Anal play feels goods because the same nerve that goes to the penis or clitoris also runs through the anus. Plus, the clitoral legs and prostate are stimulated through anal play. Some people say prostate orgasms are more pleasurable!
If you’re first starting out with anal play, especially penetration, the number one rule is: to go SLOWLY. For penetration, start small with fingers, a butt plug, or a small dildo and work your way up with regards to both length and girth. In porn, it seems like they jump right in with a penis, but the actors are actually warmed up beforehand.
What is a Butt Plug?
Butt plugs are one of the most popular anal sex toys and are easily identified by its shape. These anal sex toys have a wide flared base (or handle/loop) and a long “neck” with a tapered head that widens out, usually into a bulb shape. The tapered designed allows for insertion, while the flared base keeps the butt plug in place so that it can’t slip into the anal canal. The “neck” is the slimmest point of the butt plug and is where the anal sphincters will relax and squeeze around the “neck,” keeping the plug securely in place.
Some butt plugs have one or more bulges near the tip, which increases sensation upon insertion and removal but also makes it harder to insert and remove.
A butt plug can also allow you to enjoy hands-free anal stimulation for an extended period of time because they are meant to stay in place. We recommend starting off slow and wearing your butt plug for a short amount of time and then work your way up to longer periods as you get more comfortable. Many people prefer a narrow flared base and smaller “neck” because it is a more comfortable fit between the butt cheeks for prolonged wear.
Benefits of a Butt Plug
Everyone including straight, gay, men, women, couples, and singles can benefit from using a butt plug.
Butt plugs are not just used to help make anal sex easier. Since these anal sex toys are hands-free, they allow you to use your hands in other ways. Butt plugs can be combined with all kinds of sexual play, including vaginal intercourse, masturbation, and oral sex.
Butt plugs apply pressure to erogenous zones and create the feeling of “fullness”. This pressure and feeling of “fullness” are what enables many people to orgasm both vaginally and anally. By inserting a butt plug, the amount of space in the pelvis is reduced, and as a result, the vagina feels tighter. The firmer pressure and additional texture provided by a butt plug also make the vagina feel different and more pleasurable to her partner.
As the pelvic floor muscles begin to contract during orgasm, the anal muscles contract around the plug and making the spasms feel stronger and harder. Orgasmic contractions around a butt plug feel more intense than without, improving the strength and duration of your climax and intensifies your pleasure.
A butt plug creates more pressure on the back vaginal wall, increasing the level of sensation she experiences – whether from a dildo, vibrator or a penis. Many women also enjoy using a butt plug while receiving oral sex or during vaginal penetration. During orgasms, contractions around a butt plug feel more intense than without the butt plug and stimulate the nerve endings around the anus.
Let’s not forget that the clitoris is estimated to have 8000 sensory nerve endings and some of those nerve endings reach as far as the anus. In addition to the shared connection of sensory nerves, a thin membrane is all that separates the vaginal cavity from the rectal cavity. Therefore, direct stimulation of the G-spot or clitoris during anal sex helps some women achieve orgasm.
For those with a prostate, some curved butt plugs can reach and stimulate the prostate, which can result in a deeper, more intense and longer-lasting orgasms.
Butt Plugs Sizes
Butt plugs vary in sizes depending on the user and how comfortable you are with anal play. A beginners butt plug typically has the widest point that is no more than 1″ in diameter and an insertable length of 2″ to 3.5″. The more advanced you become, the larger in length and width you will want to experiment with.
Butt Plugs Materials
Butt plugs can be made out of many different materials, the most common being silicone, glass and metal. Medical grade stainless steel can be used for temperature play (heated and cooled), feel very smooth, and is easy to clean. However, metal butt plugs are heavy and not flexible. Glass can also be used for temperature play, is lighter than metal and is easy to clean. The most popular material is silicone. Premium silicone is body-safe, easy to clean and flexible for insertion and removal.
The most popular material is silicone. Premium silicone is body-safe, easy to clean and flexible for insertion and removal.
Vibrating Butt Plugs
Vibration adds more sensation when using a butt plug. Premium vibrating butt plugs have the vibration at the tip, which can transfer vibration to the prostate, or the perineal sponge and the anterior fornix erogenous zone (also known as the a-spot).
If you use a vibrating butt plug, your partner will also be able to enjoy the vibrations as well. They will receive stimulation through the vaginal wall from the vibrating plug while it is inside your anus.
How Do You Use A Butt Plug?
First and foremost, when used correctly, experimenting with a butt plug should NEVER hurt. Everyone has 2 sphincters: the outside sphincter, which you control and the inside sphincter which is further inside your body and you have less control of. Pain occurs when you do not wait for these muscles to relax. Remove the butt plug immediately if it becomes irritating.
Everyone has 2 sphincters: the outside sphincter, which you control and the inside sphincter which is further inside your body and you have less control of. Pain occurs when you do not wait for these muscles to relax. Always remove the butt plug immediately if it becomes irritating.
It’s equally important to use a lot of lube, relax, and communicate well. Unlike the vagina, the anus does not make any of its own lubrication.
Lots and lots of personal lubricant on the plug and your anus is definitely needed with butt plugs (or any kind of anal play), so that it will be easier to insert the plug. Depending on the material of the toy, most toys work best with water-based anal lubricant, which is thicker than regular water-based lubricant but still feels wet. We always recommend thicker anal lubricant because it protects you from harmful bacteria and helps with a more comfortable experience.
One of our favorites is Sliquid Sassy:
We recommend that your first butt plug should be smooth with no ridges or bumps. Insert the plug slowly lying down rather than sitting.
Once you are no longer a beginner, you can move up to a plug with ridges or bump and/or a larger size, although you may only be able to wear it for a few minutes. Increase this period of time that you wear the butt plug until you’re able to keep the plug in place for up to six hours.
Women might find it helps to have an orgasm first or at least have lots of foreplay before experimenting with a butt plug. This helps to relax the body, including the muscles of the anus which automatically clench when we’re stressed, overwhelmed, worried, self-conscious, rushed, or uncomfortable.
Butt Plugs can be washed with soap and warm water or sex toy cleaner.
OUR BEST SELLING ANAL PLUG
1. We-Vibe Ditto Vibrating Plug
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This premium vibrating butt plug is a remote controlled vibrating plug that is slim and flexible at the base. It is easy to insert and comfortable to wear, making it perfect for beginners or advanced users. Thanks to Ditto’s asymmetrical shape, you can wear it in a variety of positions. Ditto stimulates with gentle pressure and rumbly vibrations and can be controlled by the remote or the free We-Connect app.
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2. Fun Factory Bootie Butt Plug
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The Fun Factory Bootie Butt Plug is a simple and super soft silicone butt plug that offers flexibility with the necessary firmness. The Bootie is a comfortable butt plug that fits perfectly between the cheeks and is curved for prostate pleasure (but pleasurable for those who do not have a prostate too!) It’s an excellent choice for beginners. Bootie is also available in a set, which includes a small, medium and large plug.
3. Lovelife Dare
The Lovelife Dare is a great butt plug for beginners. The plug’s curve has a large bulbous end for that feeling of fullness. The heart-shaped handle is designed for easy removal. Made of 100% body-safe silicone, Dare is easy to clean and can even be put in the top rack of your dishwasher!
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4. B-Vibe Trio Vibrating Plug
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B-Vibe’s Trio plug is the only premium butt plug that is very powerful with three motors located on the tip, in the middle and the neck. The three motors allow you to feel more stimulation in different areas. Upon insertion of the anus, the motor on the tip stimulates the nerve endings at the entry of the anus and relaxes the nerve endings for easier insertion. When fully inserted, this sensitive area continues to feel the vibration from the motor at the neck of the plug. Vibrations from motors at the tip and middle also provide indirect stimulation to the P-spot (Prostate)/G-spot.
A VIBRATING RIMMING BUTT PLUG:
5. B-Vibe Vibrating Rimming Butt Plug
The B-Vibe rimming plug is a vibrating butt plug that incorporates rotating beads for an intense rimming sensation. Paired with strong vibrations from its powerful motor located in the tip of the butt plug, you will feel amazing sensations! The Rimming Plug caters to fans of oral stimulation of the anus, aka analingus. The rotating beads can work with together or independently of the vibration. Featuring an LED wireless remote control that works from up to 30 feet away, this butt plug is also fun for couple’s play.