|NOTE: it is advised to use water-based lubricants with anal toys because, not only does the anus not lubricate itself like the vagina, but it may also not be able to expel silicone or petroleum-based lubricants very well which could result in irritation.|
Butt plugs are somewhat dildo-like but smaller and with a flared base. Butt plugs, as the name implies, are used to stimulate the anus, a powerful erogenous zone in men and women alike.
Butt plugs are designed to contribute to a sense of fullness, which can tighten the vagina and enhance sexual pleasure during intercourse. In men, butt plugs may also serve to massages the prostate, which can heighten sexual pleasure.
As with any anal toy, be sure to use patient and gentle insertion with a generous amount of water-based lubricant.
Often graduated sizes of butt plugs can be used to allow the anus to adapt to their use. Some butt plugs also vibrate and are considered an even more pleasurable option by many. Ready for advanced use of a butt plug? Inflatable butt plugs are also available. These often inflate to a size that would be painful to insert through the anal sphincter, but are for those who want an especially enhanced sense of fullness and girth in their anal toy.
Also, remember that but plugs are not meant to be moved in and out, but rather to be placed in the anus to stimulate the area and enhance orgasm.
Best selling butt plugs include:
SE0428-01 Anal Explorer
DJ5400-04 Juli Ashton anal beginner kit
SE6871-03 COLT Anal Trainer Butt Plug Kit
While technically most vibrator can be used either vaginally or anally, the importance of using an anal vibrator is that regardless of the overall shape-realistic dildo, a more smooth bullet-shape or resembling an anal plug- the anal sex toy is designed with a flared base or retrieval cord. Why? Because as funny or embarrassing as it may be to consider, the fact is that anal opening has sphincters which contract during orgasm and the anus is continuous with the intestinal tract, so imagine an object that is lubricated and can now be literally sucked into the opening and "disappear." Nothing spells the end of an erotic evening like a trip to the E.R. to have a toy removed! Thus, the wisdom of using a vibrator for anal play that is specifically designed as an anal sex toy.
Best selling anal vibrators include:
SE0633-04 Vibrating Anal T
DJ5560-07 Lacey's Vibrating Butt Plug - Small Pink
SE1329-04 Waterproof Vibrating Anal Beads - Pink
NW1657-2 Wild Monkey Rabbit Vibrator - Pink
Anal Beads/Climax Beads:
Anal beads are considered a good toy to begin with for either men or women when experimenting with anal play as well as being popular with those who are very comfortable with the use of anal toys. Unlike butt plugs, anal beads generate some movement inside the rectum and can cause even more intense arousal for some. Many anal beads come in graduated sizes that go from smaller to larger and allow the anus to adapt to the ever-increasing size. Most anal beads are often attached to a heavy-duty nylon string with retrieval loop or handle. Anal beads that vibrate are another pleasurable option and can come on a vibrating stick that allows the vibration to travel though the material of the beads to enhance sexual pleasure.
The use of anal beads can vary. Start by lubricating each bead with a water-based lubricant and inserting into the anus one at a time. The anal beads can be pulled out -quickly or slowly- during the height of orgasm, greatly intensifying the amount of stimulation in the moment- as well as being played with beforehand by gently tugging on their cord to jiggle the beads and intensify arousal during foreplay.
Best selling anal beads include:
SE1314-00 Shane's World Anal 101 Intro Beads - Clear
SE1329-04 Waterproof Vibrating Anal Beads - Pink
NW1598-1 Surge Master Vibrating Anal Beads - Pink
Some dildos are designed specifically for anal use. One special feature that sets these dildos apart is, like other anal sex toys, that they are designed with a cord or flared base so as to aid for retrieval from the anus. You can, of course, use a regular dildo anally-but be aware that the anus -unlike the vagina- is a canal that is continuous with the large intestine so dildos can get lost in the anus if fully inserted!
Best selling anal dildos include:
SE5642-03 Dr Joel Kaplan Prostate Massager
SE8912-11 Wicked Ribbed Ruby Penis Vibrator
DJ0228-02 Ballsy Dick 4.5 x 1 - Beige
DJ1481-00 Anal Slim Jim VIB
A few final pointers when using an anal sex toys:
- Use lubricant each and every time
- Always make sure your using a toy with a flared base or handle
- If you are sharing your anal toys, be sure to cover the toy with a condom
- Be gentle and try to follow the natural curve of the rectum
- If there is any pain, pause and/or remove the toy and try again when you're more relaxed
- Relax, relax, relax
- NEVER insert anything sharp into your rectum
- Smaller softer more pliable toys are a good place to start (ex: silicone or jelly toys) as they may put the least amount of stress on the delicate tissue that lines the rectum
- Some anal toys are also geared toward stimulation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is associated with the nerves that trigger orgasm in the male and when it is massaged, the results can be very satisfying.