Sizing yourself for anal toys is very different than for vaginal toys. In most cases, it’s all about stretching the anus for anal sex or allowing the user to get larger for using bigger anal toys.
The image below illustrates different dimensions for butt plugs.
Measuring how far the anus can stretch is vital to prevent tearing. So, to do this, you will need: lube, a tapered object and/or a partner. You also need a fabric measuring tape. You can do this sizing solo, but it is difficult to get a good measurement.
The way to do it is to rest on all fours or by leaning over something so you are comfortable. Then, your partner needs to apply plenty of lube to the anus and (the object they are using) or their fingers.
When you are relaxed, they can begin easing into your anus. It is vital not to let them go too far in. This can cause problems with your butt toy.
Once they reach the limit with several fingers or the tapered object, they need to mark how far they inserted. Once they pull their fingers or the object out, you can take the tape and wrap it around the fullest part where they have marked.
This will be the maximum your anus can stretch until you are accustomed to that size. If the manufacturer works in diameter, then divide this number by pi (3.14) to find the width/diameter using a calculator.
How Do You Measure Sex Toys?
Generally speaking, there are four measurements you should be familiar with.
Length: The vertical length of the toy from the two farthest points. We sometimes refer to this as total length as well.
Width (or diameter): The distance between the two sides of the toy.
Girth (or circumference): The circumference of the toy which is relevant
Anal Toy Types
- Anal Douches
- Anal Vibrators
- Butt Plugs
- Glass Butt Plugs
- Inflatable Butt Plugs
- Jewel Butt Plugs
- Large Butt Plugs
- Princess Plugs
- Prostate Toys
- Silicone Butt Plugs
- Tail Plugs
Sizing for Anal Douches
Anal douches are intended as a hygienic way of cleaning the rectum for anal play. Because of this, they don’t require sizing for circumference or diameter, and only the length needs to be considered.
Some douches come with maximum
Sizing for Anal Vibrators
Anal vibes can be hard to measure for by yourself, and it can be helpful if you have a partner to assist. The insertable length will be different from the overall length. At this point, there should be a flared base or testicles to stop the vibrator going too far.
Butt vibrators can range from less than 2 inches in circumference, and reach up to over 8 inches.
Finding the length you can insert into your anus can be more difficult. If you already own an anal toy, you can measure the
Sizing for Butt Plugs
Butt plugs are designed to stretch the anus and give a fuller feeling inside the rectum. These need anus sizing for a comfortable depth, and also how wide the anus will be stretched by the broadest part during insertion.
Sizing for Glass Butt Plugs
Because glass butt plugs will not be as strong as steel, they will come with a thicker neck and shorter
Because these are generally smaller, you can find circumferences of between two and three inches at the small end, and then they range up to between 4 and 5 inches at the top.
Sizing for Inflatable Butt Plugs
Sizing yourself for these will only be what the device is like to insert. They are inflatable so the end size can be much more significant. These do come in longer varieties, so anus depth also needs to be measured as well as the circumference.
Ranges of circumference for inflatable butt plugs are found at around 3 inches and can range up to 10 to 12 inches.
Sizing for Jewel Butt Plugs
Jeweled butt plugs are mainly made from solid materials so they won't adapt to the body. They also have the flared base that sits between the buttocks. The base will be measured in diameter while the bulb part of the butt plug is measured in circumference.
Sizing for Large Butt Plugs
What these lack in
Sizing for Princess Butt Plugs
Princess plugs are most often made from stainless steel; this means they will be hard and unforgiving. Finding the right size is vital as they won’t mold to the body during anal insertion.
The neck on these is most often around 1 inch in length, but it is the tapered bulb which stretches the anus on insertion.
Sizing for Prostate Massagers
Sizing the anus for a prostate
The overall length advertised will be different
Because the prostate is located a few inches inside the anus, many prostate
Sizing for Silicone Butt Plugs
Silicone butt plugs are not really designed for long term wear and focus more on stretching the sphincter muscles. Ranges of
Because of these sizing differences, you do need to size yourself to make sure you find the right stretch and fuller feeling.
Sizing for Tail Butt Plugs
Tail butt plugs are designed to be worn for extended periods. For this reason, they are generally a little smaller in circumference so they sit comfortably. It is still crucial to know what size the anus is, so measuring the circumference needs to be done.
Most tail plugs come with around 4 to 5 inches