What exactly is a butt plug?

A butt plug is a simple, conical shaped sex toy that goes in the anus and sits inside the rectum. Plugs have a tapered shape to help with insertion, and after the most bulbous bit, they narrow right down again to make it comfortable for your anus to sit around while the plug’s inside you. A flared base stays on the outside for safety, sometimes even having a finger loop to make the plug easy to pull out.

Do I need to use a lubricant?

Lube is the key to butt plug pleasure, and it’s absolutely essential so don’t ever be tempted to play without it. The rectum and anus don’t provide any lubrication of their own (unlike the vagina), so there will be friction, serious discomfort and possibly even injuries if you don’t use it. Always lubricate your butt plug and your anus fully with a good-quality anal lube, and reapply as necessary.

What are beginner butt plugs?

Perfectly proportioned for anal play newbies, beginner butt plugs offer a comfortable introduction to backdoor fun. The slimmest are barely wider than a finger, so if you and your partner have already done some initial play with fingers it won’t feel much more of a stretch at all. Most beginner butt plugs are made from a jelly material so they’ve got some flex and are cheap to boot, but you can get firmer ones including more luxurious silicone styles.

What are butt plug sets?

Butt plug sets have graduated sizes so over time you can increase the length and girth of the anal toy you can enjoy comfortably. You might even find you enjoy using multiple butt plugs during one play session. A set is a great purchase if you’re not sure which size plug will be right for you, or you think you might become an advanced user quite quickly. There are usually around three or five plugs in a set.

Why do I need to use butt plugs?

The anus is rich with nerve endings that love to be titillated and stimulated. Anal toys deserve their moment in the sun. Butt plugs are an easy, accessible way to start your journey into anal play. They don’t have to be scary or intimidating. You don’t have to jump into the deep end with a plug the size of the empire state building. You can start with something small and manageable. When you’re considering going full anal sex, you have to warm your butthole up that challenge. Butt plugs aren’t just for anal sex prep; they are super enjoyable on their own.

What are the ways to enjoy a butt plug?

It’s a common misconception that butt plugs are just a warm-up for anal intercourse. Of course, they can be, but they can also be the main course. You can wear them for solo pleasure, as part of your masturbation routine, just because they make you feel naughty, or even during a date in public. Each partner can be wearing them during vaginal sex, or during the entire intimate time together. However, what we like most about butt plugs, is that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation.


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