Butt plugs are quickly becoming a go–to sex toy for women looking to expand their pleasure horizons. Coming in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials, butt plugs can provide amazing and unique sensations for even the most novice user. Whether you’re in a typical monogamous relationship, or you’re single and exploring your own desires, butt plugs can be a thrilling and versatile addition to your sexual experience. Of course, selecting the best butt plug for you can be a daunting task. With so many styles and options on the market, it can be hard to decide which one to choose.
So, let’s start at the beginning. What exactly is a butt plug? Essentially, a butt plug is a sex toy that is inserted into the anus. The butt plug fills up the anal cavity, which not only creates a feeling of fullness, but also stimulates the nerve endings located in the anal cavity. Depending on its size and design, a butt plug might provide more extensive sensation than simply just filling up the anus.
The main difference between a butt plug and a dildo is that butt plugs typically have a tapered shape—narrowing toward the middle and then flaring back out at the base. This tapered shape helps the anal plug remain securely in place. Some also have a thin connector cord or thin handle at the end, which not only allows you to easily remove the anal plug, but can also act as a vibration option if you want to add new elements to your play. So why would someone want to use a butt plug instead of dildo?
Here are a few key benefits to using a butt plug:
• Aesthetic pleasure: Butt plugs can look really great with lingerie and other clothing items. Many even come in a variety of colors and finishes so you can match them to your outfit.
• Versatile: Many butt plugs can be used as vaginal toys as well. This means that you can use the same butt plug for both anal and vaginal play.
• Stimulate the prostate: While this only applies for male users, stimulators of the prostate can lead to the most intense orgasms you’re ever likely to experience.
• Increased pleasure when combined with other sexual activities: Butt plugs can be enjoyed during foreplay, intercourse, oral sex, or even a solo masturbation session. Since they don’t have an erect part like a traditional dildo, they provide a pleasurable sensation, without taking over your partner.
• Ease of insertion: Unlike dildos, butt plugs can be inserted with much less lube and much less effort. This means that even if you’re new to anal play, a butt plug can be relatively easy to slip in.
Now that you know a bit more about what a butt plug is, how do you decide which one to choose? Picking the right butt plug for you is all about personal preference, so there is no “one size fits all” answer. Here are a few guidelines to help narrow down your search:
• Size: Start small (i.e. an inch or less in diameter). Every butt plug user has a different tolerance for size and shape, but starting with a small butt plug will allow you to better understand your body’s needs. As you become more comfortable with anal play, you can move up sizes a little at a time.
• Material: Most people recommend silicone as the best option for a butt plug. Silicone offers a firmness that provides plenty of stimulation, and allows for easy cleaning. The downside of silicone is that it can be expensive. Other materials like glass, jelly, latex, and even some woods can be found in butt plugs, but should be avoided due to their potential to cause irritation.
• Shape: You can also choose between a tapered, ribbed, or even a shockwave shape. Again, this is completely personal preference. For those just beginning exploration with a butt plug, a tapered shape is typically the best option.
The Golden Rule to keep in mind when using a butt plug is to always go slow. Take your time, use lots of lube, and never use a butt plug for too long (no more than 20 minutes at a time). With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to find the perfect anal plug for your own tastes and preferences. So go ahead and explore the delightful world of butt plugs—it can be certainly be an exciting journey.