Butt Plugs

BEGINNER’S GUIDE

WHAT IS A BUTT PLUG?

A butt plug is an adult toy that stimulates the anus. And no, it isn’t just for gay men. Anal sexual activity was once considered taboo, as it was associated with the sexual acts of homosexuals. In turn, its kinkiness has contributed to this naughty toy’s sudden surge in popularity.

These backdoor-loving plugs stimulate the sensitive nerve endings in the anus, the prostate, and yes, even the g-spot – to give both men and women a highly exhilarating carnal experience.

Like dildos, these come in both standard and wild exotic designs. It comes in different colors, shapes, and sizes to perfectly fit into your asshole’s kinkiest fantasies.

If you’re interested in any type of anal sex play, an anus plug is a must-have. Knowing that there are dozens of types of these plugs is crucial for your utmost pleasure. Regardless of your level of expertise and experience with the toy, discovering the latest and wildest butt toys is a rewarding experience that will always come in handy in bed.

THE PARTS

Most sex plugs come in very basic designs, regardless of the materials they’re made of. The important parts include the insertable plug itself and the base. This is usually several inches long – in various lengths and thicknesses – and is usually tapered so that the smallest end is inserted first, allowing you to insert it further once you get used to the previous thickness.

Regarding the shape, although they are tapered, they can still come in a variety of shapes, including phallic-shaped, beaded, textured designs that allow an intense and heightened stimulation.

Regardless of how kinky you get in the bedroom when it comes to your anal sexual activities, these backdoor love plugs truly offer something mind-blowing to make everyone reach the highly sought and irresistible desire to climax.

In addition to the plug itself, the base is built a certain way for a reason. This adult toy always includes either a stopper device or a flared base, crucial in stopping it from being stuck up inside the anal cavity. This distinct feature prevents an awkward trip to the emergency room.

For these reasons and more, if you’re interested in any type of anal activity, you should never use a regular dildo. Instead, use a proper plug for anal pleasure as it is specifically crafted for your safety and its naughty purpose.

For these reasons and more, if you’re interested in any type of anal activity, you should never use a regular dildo. Instead, use a proper plug for anal pleasure as it is specifically crafted for your safety and its naughty purpose.

WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?

These plugs have several purposes, but they are mostly used for the following reasons:

  • To gradually stretch out the sphincter muscles around the anus.

    This is critically important if you’ve never experienced anal sex before. Anal-training toys can slowly, over time, relax those muscles. This way, penetration, and the actual backdoor sex can turn into something highly sensual and intense, but still comfortable.

  • For the extra stimulation in the anus, to get that feeling of satisfying the "fullness".

    People even discreetly stuff their asses as they go on about their casual lives daily. And even if you’re not having sex, it can provide that kinky mental stimulation, that vibe of mischievous naughtiness one derives from the forbidden pleasure of being stuffed in public.
    Whether you use it to spread your asshole in preparation for sex, or to add excitement to regular sex, giving your daily life some extra oomph, this glorious butt toy is something you will never regret buying.

WHO CAN USE THEM?

Contrary to what many people believe, it isn’t just gay men who enjoy anal play tools. Straight men and women of all sexual orientations can derive such mind-blowing pleasure from using it. An anal toy like this presses, massages, stimulates and tickles the nerves near men’s prostate and even the elusive and divine g-spot of women.

Of course, part of the popularity of booty plugs is due to this milieu's sex positivity. It gave rise to the acceptance of various sexual identities and their ways of achieving happiness and pleasure in life. And this includes anal sex. So when you think about it, there is little to wonder why these playthings can hardly remain hidden on the shelves, or let's say, in the closets.

WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?

For its versatility and crucial role in penetrative anal safety, anal plugs are made out of different types of materials. Is one of these materials better or worse than the rest of them?

Not necessarily, because they were all made in materials best suited for hardy use, and most importantly, for the users’ safety. However, people have different preferences when it comes to the type of material they want to be inserted in them, filling up their asses.

SILICONE

Silicone butt toys are quite common because silicone allows a comfortable fit yet sturdy design. Silicone also allows the plug to keep its shape and in place for a very long time. It is non-porous, which means that no bacteria or dirt can get into it. And it cannot cause an infection as it is hypoallergenic.

Another advantage of silicone bum plugs is that silicone is very easy to clean. Its firmness and smoothness make plugs made of this material never leach harmful chemicals into the body.

The above reason explains why certain materials are not used to make adult toys. Anything porous, when inserted into the body can harbor bacteria. But you will never have to worry about any of this if you opt for silicone. The silicone material is smooth enough to be inserted and pulled out of the anus with ease, and flexible enough to fit into a sexy booty, without being too rigid.

With sex toys, the combination of comfort, flexibility, and the right amount of taut firmness is important. This is why most of the insertable ones are made out of this perfectly suited material.

STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel plugs are very smooth and comfortable. It offers the advantage of being super easy to clean and sterilize. It is non-porous, which keeps you infection-free as long as you use it properly.

One reason why people adore the metallic ones is simply for their aesthetics — exquisite and luxurious. The reflective and shiny finish makes it an alluring adult sex toy.

The sleek metal used to make it cools down and warms up quickly. So if you want to spice things up in the bedroom, by changing your body temperature, go for this type of plug. Its sturdy body is made of nickel-free steel that is 100% safe for the body. Truly hardy, solid, and firm, toys made of metal are the easiest to insert. If you are new to sex toys, a stainless steel one is a material you may want to start with. It is highly unlikely to break and the easiest to clean and get used to.

The 100% smooth design allows for easy insertion – provided, of course, that you use a lot of lube. Lube makes any sexual activity a whole lot comfier, especially if you’re a beginner.

GLASS

Many people are afraid to try the crystal-like plugs in their asses because they think that these are highly breakable, but that is certainly not the case.

The glass material used for these is extra-thick and sturdy. It goes through a fine and delicate process that makes it even stronger, not to mention safer for the body, so you never have to worry about the glass becoming defective, uncomfortable, or unsafe.

Crystal clear plugs are non-porous and do not cause infections. Dirt, dust, or bacteria simply cannot penetrate it. They are also very easy to clean, making them a very convenient material when you’re searching for your next adult bum toy.

And another advantage of choosing clear plugs over the others is the ability to choose from a variety of fun colors. Because it is easy to tint glass and add decorative colors to it, clear plugs come in unique colors and designs.

These plugs are perfect if you’re looking not only for an anal plug that works just right but one that will also look fancy and spectacular in your collection.

There is one word of caution regarding these fancy plugs, however. Although it is extremely rare, occasionally, crystal clear plugs, when dropped over and over again, can come with small chips or nicks in the glass. This is why it is so important to inspect them immediately after taking them out of the box, and if you do notice any type of defect – regardless of how minor it seems – it is best to either discard the toy or return it to the store in exchange for another one.

Others

There are other materials used in creating anally-satisfying plugs. Some of them are not supposedly on the market, while others are just plain rare. These include plastic, rubber, jelly, wood, and even clay.

If you find one for that matter – made out of jelly or rubber, it is honestly best not to buy it. This is because jelly and rubber can be porous, which makes them unsafe for the body. After all, it increases the odds that you’ll get an infection from using it, no matter how many times you wash it.

Plastic, wood, and clay, on the other hand, are usually made safely. Wood and clay sex plugs are generally polished so that they are super-smooth. However, although these are excellent for an exotic collection, they are on the pricey side. Sex toys made out of wood and clay tend to be for eccentric collection only; as they are items that you will enjoy bragging about, but that may be its only advantage in the long run.

This isn’t to say you shouldn’t buy those that are made out of unique or rare materials. It just means you’re likely going to be paying a whole lot more for just one, as it is usually a collector’s material, so this is something to consider when you’re shopping for an exotic sex plug.

WHAT TYPES ARE THERE?

Just like any other type of sex toy, plugs for the anus, come in a plethora of designs, shapes, sizes, materials, colors, and even movements.

For the most part, the kinky backdoor toy you’ll end up choosing is simply the one that meets your personal preferences and tastes.

There is no “right” or “wrong” way to choose a good bum tool. Once you're familiar with the different types, the decision regarding which one should you purchase becomes a whole lot easier.

Standard Butt Plugs

Standard adult sex plugs come with a basic design and can be made out of any of the materials mentioned above. For the most part, these adult toys have a simple, tapered design and a flared base or stopper.

With lube, you simply insert the smaller end first, use it until you are comfortable to move it up to another level, inserting it a little deeper the next time. The gradual process allows the anal muscles to stretch out further, through time.

The basic “anvil” design of this insertable anal toy makes it easy to get used to it. And if you’re new to the world of anal-loving plugs, the basic, standard design is what you want. After all, penis-tipped-shaped plugs or those with tails or faux gems might be a little intimidating when you’re new to this type of activity. So it is smart to start with a standard design.

Another advantage to buying a standard or regular one is that they are often smaller, not as thick, which makes it much easier to get used to it before you move up to the kinkier and more exotic or difficult-to-handle ones.

Some users, in fact, never move past the standard or regular ones because it is all they ever need to stimulate their g-spot or p-spot. Others seem to use the basic plugs as a stepping stone to kinkier and bigger plugs.

Again, there is no right or wrong way to get used to these kinky anal tools. But certainly, a standard design is less intimidating and still does the job of anus pleasuring, perfectly.

PRINCESS/JEWELED

Another kinky form of this butt toy is a princess plug. It has faux gems and crystal jewels on its exterior or flared end. The sparkly crystal can come in pink, clear, purple, blue, and even red, among others. Some of them also have flowers, roses at the end.

And so once the jeweled toy is inserted comfortably into the anus, your partner can spread your bum cheeks and will have a magnificent style to look at — like a cherry on top.

These booty gems can also come in different shapes such as heart or circular. More often than not, these are made out of a metal such as stainless steel, because it is easy to attach stunning designs on a metal base.

This means that when you buy a pretty princess plug, you’ll get a smooth, easy-to-insert bejeweled one that is head-turning, cock-teasing, more playful, and fun than the regular types of plugs.

These kinky booty jewels are usually purchased by women, which proves once again that this is not limited to men pleasuring their sexy asses. As everyone deserves to feel like a royalty when cumming.

TAILS

Furry tail plugs are often smaller and shorter in size than the other types. They have a faux tail at the end that can either be short or very long, depending on the user’s preference. The tail can look like that of a fox, cat, dog, rabbit, wolf, or numerous other animals.

These playful furry plugs lend a very unique and exhilarating feel to normal anal play. Although the tails are not made out of real fur, they are still just as super soft and alluring. Wear one and only you will know that they aren’t the real thing.

Lots of people, couples and even cosplayers, love the tail-ended ones, not only because they are unique, but also because they are great for role-playing sex games and naughty photoshoots.

If you’d love to purr a little or playfully wiggle your butt during foreplay, anal tails will totally make every sensual play even more surreal. They are kinky, exotic, and of course, very unique. And since there are so many designs and tail types offered nowadays, you are all but guaranteed to find the one that is just perfect for you.

VIBRATING

Vibrating booty toys are often thought of like the Cadillac of anal sex plugs. Because let’s face it, this is what a lot of people are looking for when they start shopping for any type of sex toy — the tingling, gyrating, exquisite grinding, and ticklish feeling of being stuffed with something moving in the ass.

Those that vibrate in the ass usually come with a remote-control device that allows you to easily and quickly change the speed, movement, and intensity of the plug. This gives you complete control when it comes to picking the setting that will best pleasure you.

These come with tiny batteries already inside of them that do not necessarily have to be replaced often. Others need batteries that one will have to purchase separately. Regardless of which one you choose, the vibrating version of sex toys is a great option to make the most out of your anal-gratifying sex life.

Another advantage of choosing a vibrating butt plug is that they are often waterproof, which means you can use them in the shower or tub without worrying about them breaking or being dangerous for you.

HOLLOW

Hollow plugs are usually the inflatable type. And if you want to be constantly surprised by sexy ass’ capability to accommodate a sex toy, this is definitely a must-try. Hollow plugs come with an air pump that lets you squeeze to inflate it once it is inside of you. It starts out small so you can insert it with comfort and ease.

After it’s inserted, one squeezes the hand pump that comes with it, until the feeling of fullness inside brings you to the edge of cumming. And since it grows to a different size, one can easily find one that will get as big as they want it to be.

Hollow plugs for the ass are also made out of very comfortable, flexible, and safe materials. You never have to worry about it getting too big once they’re inside as it is fool-proof and well-made.

Others

There are other types of these plugs, as well, including the following:

  • Butt plug sets exist, which come with either two or three varying sizes. These sets are made to allow the user to get used to a small or beginner sex plug first before moving up to bigger ones, once they’re finally ready. With these sets, each booty plug is of a different size, so you can get used to this type little by little.
  • Surprisingly, you can also attach a vibrating bullet to a plug to achieve an amazing eye-rolling orgasm. These plugs are usually manual and not one-click-of-a-button heaven, but the extra stimulation from its sexy vibe provides just the right sensations to make your next anal sexscapade a little more memorable and exciting.
  • Prostate-stimulating plugs also exist. These are made specifically for massaging the prostate gland. These come with a slightly curved tip that allows you to not only reach the prostate but also stimulate it way better than you would with your finger or a regular anal plug.

The makers of our adult toys are continuously coming up with even more interesting ideas to pleasure the ass, so this is likely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to kinky and wild toys plugged up in there.

LUBRICATION

You’ve heard it before, no doubt, but if you’re going to participate in any type of anal sexual stimulation, lubrication is a must. This is a non-negotiable part of enjoying any type of anal activity because the anus cannot self-lubricate like how the vagina can.

This means that not only do you need to use a thick lube every single time you use an anal plug, but you also need to reapply once it feels dry. When it comes to what type of lube works best, that depends on both your personal preference and the type of toy you’re using.

If your toy’s manufacturer recommends a certain type of lube, it is best to stick with what they recommend. Otherwise, good water or silicone-based lube is what you want.

As a general rule, using water-based lube on silicone toys is highly recommended, but you can likely use either type of lube, as long as it doesn’t run in contradiction as to what the manufacturer of the product tells you on the packaging.

HOW TO CLEAN

It is extremely important to clean any unused and used tool before and after it gets inserted into the anus. Fortunately, this is not difficult. Washing it with a bar of mild soap and warm water will do the trick. Then let it air-dry or dry it with a clean, lint-free cloth.

The entire process takes only a few minutes, but it is important to do it before and after each use so that the toy continues to remain safe and usable. Of course, you can also clean your kinky plug with a special cleaner specifically made for these products; the one sold at any reputable sex toy store, but this is not a necessity.

These cleaning substances can be expensive and unnecessary. Germicidal soap and water are just as effective. Cleaning is important because, with every use, lube may stick and gather dust on your anal plug. Thus, it is highly advisable to remove that lube off from your previous use.

Anal-pleasuring tools are a must-have in one’s sex toy collection. And so it is good to know that there exists a variety of these adult butt toys, specially designed for their specific kinky purpose. And they are available online.

Knowing how to get started with sexy ass plugs, when you’re a beginner, is a whole lot easier than you think. All you need is an exciting amount of curiosity, basic knowledge of how it works, plus the right adult toy store, and a whole lot of lube. Together, these will bring you to the pleasurable anal kingdom-cum.

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