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How to Choose a Butt Plug?

How to Choose a Butt Plug

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When looking for some toys for anal play, the first and obvious choice is the butt plug. The butt or anal plugs are the perfect selection for beginners and people with limited experience in anal play, but these are also a go-to for experienced users. Here our experts will share a comprehensive buyer’s guide on how to choose a butt plug that you’ll be pleased to use.

What is a Butt Plug?

A butt plug is a conical or spade-like-shaped sex toy that you slide in the butt, and its purpose is sexual pleasure. You can use it for anal masturbation or in preparation for anal sex, as the anus is filled with nerve endings that the butt plug stimulates and excites, providing a deeply satisfying experience. Anal plugs today come in various shapes, sizes, textures, and materials; the general shape is a blunt tip, a wide body, a narrow neck, and a flared base. Let’s see how you can choose a butt plug for you.

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How to Choose a Butt Plug?

When you decide to purchase a butt plug, you need to know what to look for. Safety comes first, so always choose a butt plug or any other sex toy made from body-safe materials like silicone, glass, or stainless steel. But please take note of the other key aspects of choosing a butt plug:

  • Design – the design of the butt plug is important for pleasurable use, and you need to select a model that suits you. There are models with a tapered or blunt tip; butt plugs with a broad or narrow body, smooth or textured butt plugs, and butt plugs with wide, round bases or models with T-shaped bases. For absolute beginners in anal play, we recommend you look into anal training kits that come as sets of plugs with progressively increasing sizes and have a streamlined design for easy use.
  • Material – we always recommend buying butt plugs that are made from body-safe materials like silicone, glass, or metal. We suggest you avoid butt plugs made from porous materials like TPE/TPR or jelly, as these are porous materials and are challenging to clean. If you do get a TPE butt plug, you can use it with a condom for safety and easy cleanup.
  • Size – the size of the butt plug impacts how you can use it, and you can go from a beginner-friendly small butt plug to a large butt plug model that is for experienced users. We list all the dimensions in our product descriptions, so make sure you check the size of the butt plug before making a purchase.
  • The tip – the tip of the butt plug is vital for easy insertion, and you can get a model with a pointed tip that is easy to insert, or you can get one with a rounder tip that initially stretches the anus but provides a smoother experience.
  • Features – regarding extra features, we are thinking about vibrations, jeweled bases, inflatable models, and more features that enhance the user experience.

Types of Butt Plugs

The choice of butt plugs is vast and versatile, and you can get different models that you can use on various occasions. You will find the following butt plug types:

  • Silicone butt plugs – these are made from silicone and have a streamlined shape that allows pleasurable use and body-safe experience.
  • Jeweled butt plugs – these are butt plugs that feature jewels on the base, effectively jazzing up your look. The jewels on the base are usually made from ABS plastic, but you can also find models with semi-precious stones and even models that are lighted and project a word or a shape.
  • Tail butt plugs – these models include a butt plug on which a tail attaches. The tail can be a bunny, a fox tail, a cat tail, or some other animal tail that can help you realize your animal fetish.
  • Inflatable butt plugs – these butt plugs are perfect for experimenting, as they are inflatable, and you can inflate them to a larger size that will stretch your limits.
  • Vibrating butt plugs – these vibrate and add an extra dimension to your anal play. Wear them as simple butt plugs to relax and stretch your bum and engage the vibrations when you are in the mood to boost your pleasure.
  • Glass butt plugs – these are perhaps the safest butt plugs you can use, as they are made from glass which is non-porous, effortless to clean, and works with all lube types.

Benefits of Using Butt Plugs

Using a butt plug in your sexy games is quite fun and beneficial. Here we list the main benefits you will reap when you decide to add a butt plug to your bedroom activities:

  • Enhanced pleasure – butt plugs enhance pleasure during solo or partnered sexual play, as these stimulate the sensitive nerve endings in the anus and provide pleasurable pressure to the entire experience.
  • Anal training – you can use a butt plug to train the anus for anal sex. For this, you need to gradually increase the size of the butt plug over time, which will make anal sex more comfortable, allowing you to receive your partner’s penis with ease, as you’ve already prepared the anus for insertion.
  • Prostate stimulation –men can use butt plugs to stimulate the prostate, which is also referred to as the P-spot or male G-spot. This can lead to powerful orgasms, as the P-spot is a part of the male reproductive system, and when stimulated, it can cause whole-body orgasms.
  • Role Play – you can use different butt plugs as props when you engage in role-playing games, like satisfying your animal fetish or during pet play.

Tips for Safe Butt Plug Use

Here, our sex experts share some tips for safe butt plug play that you should keep in mind, and we always suggest you focus on your safety and your pleasure when using a butt plug or any other sex toy:

  • Use a compatible lube – you must use water-based lube with a silicone butt plug, but you can use silicone-based lube with a glass or metal butt plug.
  • Start with a clean toy – wash your anal toys before and after every use, and we recommend you use an antibacterial sex toy cleaner to disinfect your butt plugs and sterilize them occasionally. After washing, store these in a sex toy storage bag to keep them clean and protected.
  • Go slow – start slowly and work your way up, and never shove the butt plug inside forcefully. Listen to your body and enjoy the sensations of slowly stretching your anus and sitting the butt plug inside.

Butt plugs are safe and are exciting to use, so we hope our guide to choosing a butt plug is helpful. If you want to learn more about choosing and using other sex toys, please check out our blog and browse our sex toy store, where we have many fantastic sex toys, ranging from anal toys to vibrators, dildos, male toys, BDSM tools, and more.

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