Anal plugs can reach erogenous zones that are difficult to access with other toys, and they’re great for getting warmed up or prepped for anal sex. They can also provide passive anal stimulation during masturbation sessions or throughout the day.
When using anal plugs, start small and slow. Use lubricant and make sure your muscles are relaxed before you try anything bigger.
1. Pre-stretch your anus.
Trying to rush anal stretching is counterproductive and even dangerous. It can lead to micro-tears that allow bacteria into the anal cavity, resulting in infection.
For this reason, if you are new to anal plugs, start small and stretch slowly. It may take weeks or even months before your anus is fully gapped.
Anal play can be extremely pleasurable, reaching erogenous zones you didn’t even know you had. But it’s important to be aroused and use plenty of lube before you try to insert anything. The key is to relax your anal muscles, says Van Kirk. This makes penetration less painful and reduces the risk of infection. Then, when it’s time to pull the plug out, grab its widest end first and pull gently.
2. Apply lubricant.
As with all anal play, lube is a must. The anus is not self-lubricating, and forgetting to apply lube can lead to pain and discomfort—not to mention an unplanned trip to the emergency room.
We recommend a water-based lubricant like WETEVER Personal Anal Lubricant or a silicone anal lube that is compatible with your sex toy of choice. You can also use a lubricant injector that fits into the entry point of your anal to add more lube directly where you need it most.
To get the most out of your anal plug, take your time and apply plenty of lubrication before inserting it. And be sure to reapply throughout anal play to avoid any painful micro-abrasions or soreness.
3. Slowly insert the plug.
There are plenty of anal plug options on the market, including dilators, smooth wands, and vibrating toys with all sorts of bells and whistles. What’s important is that the toy you choose be compatible with your anus and feel comfortable inside your body.
Anal plugs are great for solo masturbation, and they can also be used during vaginal sex with a partner or even as an arousing substitute for a strap-on vibrator. Just make sure you apply lube and try to relax your muscles before attempting insertion.
Anal plugs have an efficient design, with narrow tips that widen to the middle and a slimmer neck followed by a flared base to prevent slippage.
4. Don’t rush.
When it comes to anal plugs, taking your time is the best way to ensure pleasure. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, it may mean that your anus is too tight or the plug is too large for your anal. Take a step back, re-lubricate, and try again.
As you get used to using anal plugs, you can start playing with them on your own or with a partner. Either way, make sure to use lots of lube and take your time! Remember that it can take between three and six hours for your anal muscles to fully relax. So don’t rush things! You’ll only regret it later.
5. Take your time.
Taking your time with anal plugs can be a fun way to experience new sensations. Using the right position to insert them is key, and it’s helpful to start with smaller plugs or beads until you find what feels best.
It’s also important to lubricate and stimulate the anal area before attempting to insert a plug. Anal plugs can be used on their own or in conjunction with penetrative sex, clitoral stimulation, masturbation, and more. They can even give you intense blended orgasms that combine the stimulation of multiple erogenous zones at once. And there are so many cute options to choose from! From weighted plugs to vibrating toys, the possibilities are endless.
6. Take a break.
While anal play can be super intense and fun, it’s also important to remember that your bum is a sensitive area. You should always take the time to relieve yourself, wipe down your anus, and apply lube to make sure you’re not causing any issues or pain.
Plus, if you’re playing with a partner or solo, it’s a good idea to use a position that allows for easy access to the base of the plug (e.g., sitting or squatting). This will ensure you can get your anal plug in and out without any hassles. You don’t want to risk getting a plug stuck in your anus, which is very painful.
7. Reinsert the plug.
Butt plugs, or anal plugs, are a great way to explore new sexual territory. They can be used alone or with a partner. They’re usually shorter than dildos and have a flared base to prevent them from getting sucked into the anus or bowel.
When first using a butt plug, it’s important to take your time. Trying to insert it quickly can cause damage or make the experience painful. Instead, focus on arousing yourself and applying lubricant frequently. Then, slowly push the plug into your anus. Repeat this process until the plug is inserted comfortably. It’s also a good idea to experiment with different foreplay techniques before you insert the plug.
8. Pull it out.
Unlike the vagina, the anus is designed to push things out, not in. So if you put something in there and it feels like your internal sphincter is tightening, don’t panic!
Instead, try to relax and take deep breaths. This will help to loosen the muscles, making it much easier to pull out a plug.
Using an anal plug can be a fun and exciting way to explore new sexual territory. Just be sure to pre-stretch your anus and apply plenty of lubricant before inserting. And remember to take your time – pushing in too quickly can cause pain and irritation. It also increases the risk of infection.