What is an anal training?
Before getting into the different sets of anal toys and trainers, you should understand how they work and why they're used.
Anal training refers to gradually expanding your anus and testing its flexibilities until you reach a level that feels both comfortable and pleasurable. Usually, the end goal of anal training is penetration, and for those who appreciate visuals, it also entails opening the anal gape. However, this requires repetitive usage of anal trainers and penetration over a more extended period.
So, who can engage in anal training? The answer is absolutely everyone. If you want to give anal stimulation a try, whether alone or with a partner, using anal trainers can significantly improve your experience and allow you control over your progress. Many same-sex couples use multiple anal trainers both for fun or training in the bedroom, and the same can be said for straight couples. Cis men are known for their fascination with female booties, and in the last decade, pegging has also seen increased popularity in the bedroom.
Suppose you're feeling kinky or are already a part of an SM relationship. In that case, anal training can be an excellent basis for a punishment or reward system in the bedroom, depending on your desires.
Some may have concerns about whether using anal trainers is safe; however, when the process is done correctly, there is no space for worry.
Different types of anal trainers
As we said, the sex toy industry constantly expands its offer and develops new tools for increased pleasure. While there is a vast choice of anal trainers on the market, it usually all comes down to anal beads and butt plugs.
We'll explore a few anal trainers and explain their effectiveness.
1. Anal beads
If you've never experienced anal play and want to slowly explore the tightness of your anus, anal beads are a great starting toy. They can be left inside for prolonged periods, but the pleasure comes from stimulating the sphincter muscles when inserted and taken out.
Anal beads feature multiple balls with increasingly growing diameters, the smallest one being at the top. Silicone and other nonporous materials are recommended for anal beads; however, the type you choose depends on their usage. For example, rigid beads are more easily inserted and go deeper but can cause discomfort during long-term wear. Rubber beads, on the other hand, feel better when worn for an extended time and can bundle up inside you, causing unique sensations.
Don't let their size fool you; using lube is imperative as the anus isn't self-lubricating and you might feel pain, even injure yourself if you forcefully move them in and out. As your sphincter muscles get used to the size, you can try larger beads or proceed with plugs. Inserting your anal beads from different angles will help speed up the process and relax your anus for further anal play.
2. Butt plugs
As the most versatile anal trainers, butt plugs have an excellent reputation in both sex communities and solo adventurers. Primarily designed to stay inside for extended periods, these toys vary significantly in size, shape, and material.
Regarding anal training, the butt plug's task is to prepare the anus for anal sex. Unlike the beads, plugs bring sensations of fullness and apply consistent internal pressure. A flared base and a tapered tip are the two qualities you want to look for in a butt plug. The former keeps the plug from going too deep and getting stuck inside you, while the latter allows easier insertion. It's best to start small and build your way up to get the most out of your butt plugs. Since the anus is incredibly tight, it's best to choose an even smaller size than what you perceive as 'small enough.' These anal trainers can be used daily and pose no injury threat if combined with the right lube.
Nonporous materials, such as silicone or metal, are preferred since they're body-safe and easier to clean. The latter allows room for additional experimentation, such as temperature play, which can add extra pleasure to the mix. Keep in mind that silicone toys shouldn't be used with silicone lubes.