Buying an Anal Butt Plug – What to Look For

So you’ve recently started exploring what anal play has to offer and you’re looking to expand your anal sex toys collection. One of the key pieces of sexual paraphernalia for those who enjoy play is the anal butt plug. If you’re totally clueless about anal toys and don’t know what that is, I’ll explain.

An anal plug is an anal toy that is phallic shaped like a dildo. However it is different in that it tends to be shorter and “fatter.” Butt plugs have a narrow top that gradually expands into a wider body. You could say they’re shaped like road cones (don’t worry they’re much smaller). The bottom of the toy has a flared design. A lot of people don’t realize just how important this little feature is. The flaring helps ensure that the toy doesn’t slip all the way into the anus where it might be out of reach and get “lost” up there. Needless to say, that’s not a good thing!

Some people compare using a butt plug to using a pacifier as a baby. That probably sounds insane at first, but there’s a reason behind this comparison. For one thing, both things create a feeling of “filled-ness” and a unique feeling of comfort. Another reason for this comparison is that both the mouth and the anal sphincter are capable of a similar sucking action.

When using an anal butt plug, it’s important to use an ample amount of lube. For best results, apply the lube both to the toy itself and to the point of entry. Don’t be afraid to stop playing and reapply lube if you find yourself drying out.

If you’re just getting started with exploring anal stimulation, then you may want to buy one of the many “starter kits” that they sell at sex toy shops. These kits usually come with a couple of basic toys including a dildo and an anal plug, along with a generous helping of lube. These kits have pretty much everything that you need to get started, making them a great investment. Plus, they usually feature different sized toys which can help a person find their comfort level or work their way up to more intense penetrations.

When using an anal sex toys, you’ll want to keep cleanliness in mind. One of the simplest things you can do if you want to ensure good hygiene is to use a condom along with your anal toys. Just slide a condom over the toy and use it as you normally would. That way you don’t need to bother disinfecting and cleaning the toy after use, since any bacteria will be tossed away with the used condom.

One of the fun features of a butt plug is that it can be left inserted for longer periods of time than other anal toys can, thanks to its shape. It can be pleasurable for both men and women to leave a butt plug inserted while they engage in other sexual activities. Just be careful not to leave the toy in for extremely long periods, as this can cause long-term damage.