CHOOSING A BUTT PLUG
Butt plugs come in a truly shocking amount of styles and aesthetics. Do you like bling? There are plugs for that. Want some badass steel? There are plugs for that, too. Rainbows, a horse (or bunny, raccoon, fox, or unicorn) tail, a peephole that allows your partner to look directly into you? These are all options. So, how do you start? Here are some things to think about that will help you zero in on your ideal butt plug:
Like most other toys, including dildos and vibrators, butt plugs are made out of a whole lot of different materials. I advise choosing something nonporous (no little nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide in) and something easy to clean because, well, it’s going into (and coming out of) your butt. Silicone, glass (no, it won’t shatter, I promise), and steel are some of my top recommendations when it comes to butt plugs.
Butt plugs come in sizes ranging from “comparable to a pinky” to “Good god! That’s going where?!?!” If you are new to plugs, it’s a good idea to start small. If you know you’ll want to go bigger eventually, there are plenty of anal training kits and plug collections that feature an assortment of different sizes. That said, you can also buy a single small plug and use that forever. It’s all up to you.
There is also variety when it comes to butt plug shapes. Some are slim and sleek, while others are rounder and fuller. Some plugs have long necks, and others have very short ones. Shape preference can be something you figure out by using different plugs.
Do you want your plug to do other stuff? Vibrate? Light up? Expand? Look around to see what sounds fun to you.
Once you’ve picked a plug, how do you go about using it? Let’s talk about it!
TIPS FOR USING BUTT PLUGS
Are butt plugs safe? Yes, they are. Using a butt plug is actually pretty straightforward, but here are some tips to make sure you’re safe and comfortable so you can get the absolute most out of your butt plug experience.
Earlier, I mentioned how the anus sphincter muscles are naturally tight. This is a good thing anatomically, but it requires a little/a lot of patience in terms of anal penetration. Plus, the automatic response to something approaching the anal sphincter is to clench. To avoid all that tension, take some time to relax. A warm bath or hot shower can work wonders.
You want to use lube. A lot of it. The anus does not self-lubricate, so in order to avoid damaging delicate butt tissue, lube is a must. For anal play with toys, I recommend a thick water based lube.
Take your time
Ease into anal play before you insert anything in your anus. Maybe use your fingers (or a partner’s fingers) to gently massage the area around your anus.
Exhale and push out
When its time to insert the plug, go slow and know that it might take some time. Also, use your breath and your muscles to make it a little easier. When it’s time to push the (well-lubricated) plug in, take a deep breath and then insert the plug as you exhale. Also, as counter-intuitive as it sounds gently pushing out like you would to poop can relax the muscles and make insertion more comfortable.
When you are done
When you want to remove the plug, you can add some more lube, grasp the base and gently ease the plug out as you exhale. Wash your plug with warm water and soap before putting it away. If you notice minor soreness, know that that is normal and should go away within a day. If you experience lingering pain, please consult a doctor.
So, that’s the story on butt plugs and why people wear them. From anal stimulation to domination and submission, there are a whole lot of reasons to give butt plugs a try. If, now that you know the what, the why, and the how, you think you might want to give it a try, check out homitoy’s selection of butt plugs, anal toys, prostate stimulators,and more!