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How to Use a Butt Plug?

How to Use a Butt Plug?

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Anal play is profoundly pleasurable and satisfactory, and the best toy for the job is the butt plug. It does not matter if you are a beginner in anal play; using a butt plug is a perfect way to get into the sensation-filled world of anal sex. Or maybe you are an experienced person who enjoys anal play as a way to expand their sexual horizons. Here, our experts provide a detailed guide on how to use a butt plug and share some tips for satisfactory anal play from the start.

What Is a Butt Plug?

A butt plug is a sex toy that has a conical or spade-like design that plugs your butt, but in a good way. It is inserted in the butt for sexual pleasure, as part of anal masturbation or in preparation for anal sex. The anus and rectum are filled with nerve endings and the butt plug stimulates and excited them, providing a deeply satisfying experience. Butt plugs come in various shapes, sizes, textures and materials. There are models shaped as penises, but the majority of them have a broad body, a narrow neck, and a flared base that prevents the butt plug from traveling up the rectum.

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How to Use a Butt Plug?

Using a butt plug is relatively simple, but you need some preparation. Apart from selecting a butt plug from a body-safe material, which we'll cover at length below, here is how you to use a butt plug:

  • Prepare for anal play – you can shave or wax the anus before you engage in any anal play, but this is not mandatory. Try to have a bowel movement (to poop) before trying anal play, and take a shower to wash your behind. If you feel uncertain about cleanliness, you can do an anal douche to rinse your rectum. Again, this is not necessary to anal douche every time you want to use a butt plug, and you should not do this too often.
  • Add lube – the anus is not self-lubricating, so lube is necessary for a comfortable experience, and we recommend you add a fair amount of lube to make things glide easily and avoid hurting yourself. Always use a lube that is compatible with the material of your butt plug; if you use a silicone butt plug, then use a water-based lube, but if you opt for a metal or glass butt plug, you can use silicone-based lube.
  • Get comfortable – when going to slip the butt plug in your anus, get in a comfy position that will enable you to relax your body and mind. If you have the help of your partner, it may be easier to insert it, as you can lie on your stomach and expose your booty to your partner, and they can lube you up and slowly insert the butt plug. If you are going to do this solo, we advise you to assume a squat position, as it is the easiest to get your anus relaxed and insert the butt plug.
  • Slow and easy – when you insert the butt plug, whether you do it solo or have your partner's help, you need to go slow and easy to avoid hurting yourself and tearing the sensitive skin in the anus. Don't force it inside, but push it in slowly, allowing the muscles to relax and take the intrusion. That is why most putt plugs have a tapered tip – to allow easy insertion. You can try pushing out on the plug, as it will force the muscles to relax, and you can place it inside more easily.
  • Wear it for a limited time – when you insert the butt plug in your booty, make sure it is comfortable and wear it for a limited time, for about 20 minutes at a time. After you get more experience in wearing a butt plug, you can leave one in for longer. Listen to your body's responses, and you'll know when it is time to take it out.
  • Clean and sterilize your butt plug – after you are done using the butt plug, make sure you clean it with soap and water or use antibacterial sex toy cleaner to remove all residue. Glass and metal butt plugs, and non-vibrating silicone butt plugs can also be sterilized in boiling water. If you have a butt plug that is made from a porous material, it is better to use a condom over it to prevent contact with fecal matter and facilitate cleaning. After you clean and dry your butt plug, make sure you store it in a separate sex toy storage bag, away from other toys and materials.

How to Select a Butt Plug?

Now that we've covered the main points on how to use a butt plug, we must discuss how to choose abut plug. There are some key aspects you need to know when selecting a butt plug, like the following:

  • Design – the butt plug design is key for pleasurable use. You can select between butt plugs with tapered tips or blunt tips, butt plugs with a broad or narrow body, smooth butt plugs and models that are textured, and butt plugs with wide, round bases or models with T-shaped bases. Each model has its merits, and your decision depends on your experience level and the result you wish to achieve. For absolute novices, we recommend you look into anal training kits that have progressively increasing sizes of butt plugs.
  • Material – we always recommend you get butt plugs from body-safe materials like silicone, glass or metal. Avoid butt plugs or other anal toys that are made from porous materials like TPE/TPR or jelly, as these are not safe and are challenging to clean.
  • Size – when it comes to butt plug size, you have a broad selection, ranging from small, beginner-friendly plugs to large butt plugs that are for experienced users who know what they are doing. Beginners should opt for smaller plugs in both length and diameter. We list all the dimensions in our product descriptions, so make sure you check the dimensions before purchasing your new butt plug.
  • Features – when it comes to features, we are thinking about vibrations, jeweled butt plug bases, tail butt plugs, inflatable butt plugs, and other features. If you get a vibrating butt plug, look for one that has a wireless remote controller that will make it easier for you to control and enjoy the vibrations.

Tips for Safe Butt Plug Play

Using a butt plug can be very pleasurable if done right. So, here we share some tips for safe butt plug play that you should keep in mind:

  • Choose the right design – we advise beginners to select butt plugs with narrow, tapered tips that facilitate insertion and have slimmer bodies and narrow necks that don't feel too intrusive. Experienced users can go for more advanced models with broader bodies or inflatable models that offer more options.
  • Vibrations are an extra perk – adventurous users can opt for the vibrating butt plug models that provide a delicious sensation and extra pleasure. However, beginners may find these too much, so we advise you to get into the groove of wearing a simple butt plug before you get one that vibrates.
  • Safety first – always buy sex toys and butt plugs made from body-safe materials like silicone, glass or stainless steel. Also, get compatible lube and stay away from lubes with numbing agents, as these, while they numb the area and somewhat ease discomfort, can mask any pain that can be potentially harmful.

The Bottom Line

Butt plugs are safe and are very exciting to use, but the key is to choose a model that is perfect for you. We covered all the bases on how to use a butt plug and how to choose one based on your experience level. If you want to learn more about choosing and using other sex toys, please check out our blog. We also invite you to browse our sex toy store, where we have all the fantastic sex toys, ranging from anal toys to vibrators, dildos, a plethora of male toys, BDSM tools, and so much more.

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