Why Use Anal Trainers
Anal trainers are perfect for getting you into anal sex. They are a great toy for beginners who want to practice before trying the real action and those who have tried anal sex but want to go bigger.
Usually, anal trainers come in sets of different sizes, allowing you to gradually go from small to large size and get you ready for dildo or partner play. The designs also vary, so there are anal trainers for every experience level. Adding an anal trainer set to a relationship is also a great way to spice things up in the bedroom and get more intimate with your partner.
How to Use Anal Trainers
Anal trainers usually come in sets of three sizes: small, medium, and large. These sizes are designed to help you train your anal muscles to take in different sizes of penises or dildos.
If you’re worried about any mess you can try to take a shower or go to the bathroom to empty your anal canal beforehand. Being completely relaxed is key to having an enjoyable anal experience, so make sure you release your fears about anything that concerns you. Start playing with your fingers and teasing your anus to get into the mood.
Once you feel ready, it’s time to get the anal trainer. Make sure to use plenty of lube on it and use your fingers to lube your anus and a bit inside it. Start slowly pushing the toy inside. If this is your first time, you may feel some discomfort, so don’t worry if you take five minutes to insert it fully; that’s completely normal. If the trainer is hard to push forward or feels stuck, apply more lube and try again.
Once the toy is inside, you can masturbate, play with your partner, and have fun with it to find out what feels good. When you want to remove the toy, you need to apply some more lube. Once again, take a deep breath and start pulling the plug out. Don’t pull too hard as the tapered end is a bit wider than the tip, so it won’t simply slide out. You can repeat this as often as you want. With a bit of practice, it will become easier each time.
When you feel completely comfortable with one size, you can move up and use a bigger anal trainer. Keep in mind that the process will be the same, as anal training is a process that should develop gradually. Have a towel or cleansing wipes nearby just in case you need them for cleanup.
Types of Anal Trainers
As we mentioned above, anal trainers usually come in sets of three sizes. Usually, they all have a flared base which can be rounded or shaped like a handle for an easier grip. Some models also have a jewel on the bottom as an added decorative piece.
In general, you can find standard anal trainers, bullet-shaped anal trainers, anal beads, textured anal plugs, and vibrating anal trainers.
Standard anal trainers - When someone says “anal trainer,” most people usually think of the classic arrow-shaped head anal trainer. They have a narrow tip that gets wider towards the body before transitioning to the thin neck with a wide base.
Bullet-shaped anal trainers - These models are usually narrower than the standard anal trainers. As their name suggests, they are shaped like a bullet and are easier to use for beginners because of their narrower bodies.
Anal beads - If you’re intimidated by the wide shape of anal plugs, you can also opt for anal training beads. These toys have several beads lined up one after the other with a thin transition between them, making them great for those that want to start with something smaller and work up to their comfort zone. The beads can be the same size or gradually increase as you move towards the base.
Textured plugs - A lot of anal trainers have different textures. Some may have veins to mimic the texture of a penis, others may be swirly for easier twisting into your bum, while others can have ribs for a more intense anal experience.
Vibrating anal trainers - Some models feature a vibrating bullet you can activate when you’re in the mood for some vibrating action. You can also use them to relax the muscles or add more stimulation.
Cleaning & Maintaining Tips
It’s very important to clean your sex toys carefully before and after each use. You can do this with warm water and soap or a special toy cleaner. Non-porous materials like silicone, tempered glass, and stainless steel can be boiled in water to disinfect them as long as they don’t have any electrical parts.
Once you’ve washed your anal trainers, let them air dry or pat them with a dry cloth or towel. Make sure they are completely dry before storing them. If they come with a special storage bag or case, store them in it to maximize their lifespan. Otherwise, store them in a dry and dark spot away from extremely high or low temperatures. Finally, remember not to swap your toys with another person and thoroughly clean if you use them both anally and vaginally.
Best Lube for Anal Toys
Because the rectum doesn’t self-lubricate like a vagina, lube is the most important thing you need for anal play and will make the experience more comfortable. Don’t be stingy about it - more lube is always better than less.
Silicone lube generally works best with anal toys that don’t contain any silicone. It lasts the longest and has the most glide, so you would feel most comfortable using or wearing the trainers for extended periods when using a silicone lubricant.
A water-based lubricant is also a good option because of its consistency. However, it dries out faster than silicone lube, so you would have to reapply it often, which is not convenient for anal trainers you intend on wearing longer.
Oil-based lubricants are both hydrating and slippery, but it breaks down polyisoprene barriers and latex, so if you’re using a condom, it wouldn’t be a good fit.
One of the best positions when starting with anal training solo is to lay down on your side with your knees bent. In this pose, it’s easier and more comfortable to use your dominant hand to reach your anus and insert your anal trainer.
You can choose from several positions if you’re anal training with a partner. One of the most common is getting on all fours or lying face down and having your partner play with you from behind. Another option is to kneel and have your partner kneel or sit next to you or behind you as they insert the anal trainer into you.