Butt Plugs



A butt plug is a sexual toy that stimulates the anus, and it isn’t just for gay men. At one time, anal sexual activity was considered taboo, which no doubt has contributed to its sudden surge in popularity.

Butt plugs stimulate the sensitive nerve endings in the anus – and there are a lot of them – to give both men and women of all sexual orientations a very erotic experience.

Like dildos, butt plugs come in both standard and vibrating designs, as well as many different shapes and colors, so if this sex toy is what you’re looking for, you can easily find the perfect one that can satisfy all of your anal sexual desires.

If you’re interested in any type of anal sex play, you need a butt plug, so it is good to know that there are dozens of types to choose from that can make you happy.

Of course, learning about the different types of butt plugs is beneficial, regardless of your current level of expertise with the toy, because it helps you make the right decision so that your playtime is even more memorable and exciting.


Most butt plugs come in a very basic design, regardless of the materials they’re made of or any of their other features. This includes the plug itself and the base.

The plug is usually several inches long – they come in various lengths and thicknesses – and is usually tapered so that the smallest end is inserted first, allowing you to insert it further once you get used to the previous thickness.

Regarding the shape, although they are tapered, they can still come in a variety of shapes, including a penis shape and a beaded or textured design that allows for even more stimulation.

In fact, regardless of how kinky you get in the bedroom when it comes to your anal sexual activity, butt plugs truly offer something for everyone, so it is easy to get exactly what you want every time.

In addition to the plug itself, the base of the plug is built a certain way for a reason.

Butt plugs always have either stopper devices or flared bases, and they are made this way for one reason – to stop them from becoming stuck or lost inside the anus, thereby preventing you from having to make a trip to the emergency room.

For these reasons and more, if you’re interested in any type of anal activity, you should never use a regular dildo but instead, use a butt plug because it is made specifically for this type of sexual activity and is therefore safe.


Butt plugs have several purposes, but they are mostly used for the following reasons:

  • To stretch out the anal muscles so that anal sex is more comfortable.

    This is especially important if you’ve never experienced anal sex before, and butt plugs can slowly, over time, relax those anal muscles so that once you start to have sex this way, it won’t hurt or be uncomfortable.

  • To add some extra stimulation and a feeling of “fullness” to your sex life.

    People even wear butt plugs as they go about their business each day, and even if you’re not having sex, it can provide a feeling of naughtiness or forbidden pleasure that you simply can’t get any other way.

Whether you use a butt plug to prepare for anal sex, add to the excitement of regular intercourse, or simply to give your daily life some extra oomph, this is one sex toy you will never regret buying.


Contrary to what many people believe, it isn’t just gay men who enjoy butt plugs. Even straight men and women of all sexual orientations seem to enjoy using them.

It could be because stimulating those sensitive nerve endings can increase the intensity of your orgasm, or it could just be because anal sexual activity is considered the last taboo, but whatever it is, both men and women of all sexual orientations seem to be using them nowadays.

Of course, part of the popularity of butt plugs is due to the popularity of anal sex, which anyone can enjoy, so when you think about it, there is little wonder why this amazing little sex toy can hardly remain on the shelf anymore.


Because of the versatility of butt plugs, these toys are made out of many different types of materials. Is one of those materials better or worse than the rest of them? Not necessarily, because they are all made to be safe and reliable.

However, many people have different preferences when it comes to the material used in their butt plug, which is one of the reasons they now make so many of them.


Silicone butt plugs are quite common because silicone allows for a comfortable yet sturdy design, and it also allows the plug to keep its shape and remain comfortable for a very long time.

Silicone is non-porous, which means that no bacteria or dirt can get into the toy and cause an infection, and it is hypoallergenic.

Another advantage of a silicone butt plug is that silicone is very easy to clean, and unlike other types of materials, silicone will never leach harmful chemicals into the body.

This is why many materials are no longer used to make any type of sex toy, but you’ll never have to worry about any of this if you choose a butt plug made out of silicone.

When you purchase a butt plug made of silicone, you also get a toy that is smooth enough to be comfortable, and just flexible enough that it fits into the anus well without being too rigid.

With sex toys, the combination of comfort, flexibility, and the right amount of firmness is important, and this is but one of the many reasons that so many sex toys are made out of this perfectly suited material.


Stainless-steel butt plugs are very smooth and comfortable, and they also offer the advantage of being super easy to clean and easy to sterilize as well.

Stainless-steel butt plugs are also non-porous, just like the ones made out of silicone, which keeps you infection-free as long as you use it properly. Another reason that so many people love butt plugs made out of stainless steel is because of their looks, as stainless steel makes for one very attractive sex toy.

The stainless steel used to make butt plugs also cools or heats quickly, so if you want to spice things up in the bedroom some by changing your body temperature, you can easily start with this type of butt plug.

These toys are made out of a nickel-free steel that is 100% safe for the body and one of the easiest sex toys to insert, mainly due to the extremely smooth texture.

In fact, if you are new to butt plugs, stainless steel is one material you may want to start with, because in many ways it is one of the easiest materials to get used to.

Its super-smooth design allows for easy insertion – provided, of course, that you use a lot of lube – and it can make your anal sexual activity a lot more comfortable for you, especially if you’re a beginner.


Many people are afraid to try glass butt plugs because they think these toys are easy to break, but that is certainly not the case.

The glass that is used for sex toys is an extra-thick and very sturdy type of glass, and it goes through a process that makes it even stronger, not to mention safer for the body, so you never have to worry about the glass becoming defective, uncomfortable, or unsafe.

Glass butt plugs are also very smooth and soft, so when you insert them, they are always very comfortable. Like the other high-quality butt plugs available nowadays, glass butt plugs are non-porous and won’t cause an infection because they will never let in dirt, dust, or bacteria.

They are also very easy to clean, making them a very convenient material when you’re searching for your next butt plug.

There is yet another advantage of choosing a glass butt plug, and that is its ability to come in a variety of colors and designs.

Because it is easy to tint glass and add decorative colors to it, many glass butt plugs come in wild and unique colors and designs, making them perfect if you’re looking not only for a butt plug that works right, but one that will add a little pizzazz to the rest of your sex toy collection.

There is one word of caution regarding glass butt plugs, however. Although it is extremely rare, occasionally glass butt plugs come with small chips or nicks in the glass.

This is why it is so important to inspect your sex toys immediately after taking them out of the box, and if you do notice any type of defect – regardless of how minor it seems – it is best to either discard the toy or return it to the store in exchange for another one.


There are other materials used for butt plugs, and some of them technically are not supposed to be on the market, while others are just plain rare. These include plastic, rubber, jelly, wood, and even clay.

If you find a butt plug – or any other sex toy, for that matter – made out of jelly or rubber, it’s best not to buy it. This is because jelly and rubber can be porous, which makes it unsafe for the body because it increases the odds that you’ll get an infection from using it.

Plastic, wood, and clay, on the other hand, are usually made very safely, and the wood and clay butt plugs are generally polished so that they are super-smooth. However, although these are excellent sex toys by any standards, they can also be a bit on the pricey side.

Sex toys made out of wood and clay tend to be nostalgia items only; they are items that you will enjoy bragging about, but that may be their biggest advantage in the long run.

This isn’t to say you shouldn’t buy butt plugs made out of unique or rare materials; it just means you’re likely going to be paying a whole lot more for them, so this is something to consider when you’re shopping for butt plugs.


Just like any other type of sex toy, butt plugs come in a huge variety of designs, shapes, sizes, materials, and even colors.

For the most part, the butt plug you’ll end up choosing is simply the one that meets your own personal preferences and tastes, because there is no “right” or “wrong” way to choose a good butt plug.

Once you familiarize yourself with all of the different types of butt plugs, the decision regarding which butt plug you should purchase becomes a lot easier.

Standard Butt Plugs

Standard butt plugs come with a basic design and can be made out of any of the materials mentioned above. For the most part, these butt plugs have a simple, tapered design and a flared base or stopper.

You simply insert the smaller end first, use it until you are comfortable to move up to another level, then insert it a little deeper the next time, allowing the anal muscles to stretch out a little bit more with each level.

The basic “anvil” design of a butt plug makes it easy to get used to it a little at a time, and if you’re new to butt plugs, the basic, standard design is what you want.

After all, penis-shaped butt plugs or butt plugs that come with tails or faux gems might be a little intimidating when you’re new to this type of activity, so starting with a standard design is always your smartest option.

Another advantage to buying a standard butt plug is that they are often smaller and not as thick, which means it is much easier to get used to them before you move up to the ones that are a little kinkier and more difficult to handle.

Some users, in fact, never move past the standard types of butt plugs because this is all they ever need, while other people use the basic butt plugs as a stepping stone to what they want in the end.

Again, there is no right or wrong way to get used to butt plugs, but a standard design is less intimidating and can make it much faster and simpler for you to get used to any type of anal sexual activity.


The butt plugs known as princess butt plugs have faux gems or jewels at the end, including colored gems that can come in pink, clear, purple, blue, and even red, among others.

Some of them also have flowers such as roses at the end, so once the butt plug is inserted all the way into the anus, your partner will have something beautiful and interesting to look at.

These butt plugs can also come in a variety of shapes, such as heart shapes or even circular shapes, giving them a little extra ambiance every time. More often than not, the butt plugs are made out of a metal such as stainless steel, because it is easy to make the shapes and designs when they’re attached to something metal.

This means that when you buy a princess butt plug, you’ll get a smooth, easy-to-insert butt plug that is also a head-turner and something even more fun to use than other types of butt plugs.

Princess butt plugs are usually purchased by women, and this proves once again that the use of butt plugs in today’s bedrooms is not a male-dominated activity by any stretch of the imagination.


Tail butt plugs are often smaller and shorter in size than other types of butt plugs, and they have a faux tail at the end that can either be short or very long, depending on the user’s preference.

The tail can look like that of a fox, cat, dog, rabbit, wolf, or numerous other animals, and they lend a very unique feel to your anal sexual activity. Although the tails are not made out of real fur, they are both soft and very attractive, so only you will know that they aren’t the real thing.

Lots of people, including couples, love the tail butt plugs, not only because they are unique, but also because they are great for certain role-playing and other types of sex games.

If you love to have a little fun in the bedroom before you enter into intercourse, tail butt plugs can help make that happen.

They are kinky, exotic, and of course, very unique, and since so many designs and tail types are offered nowadays, you are all but guaranteed to find the one that is right for you.


Vibrating butt plugs are often thought of as the Cadillac of butt plugs, because let’s face it, this is what a lot of people are looking for when they start shopping for any type of sex toy.

Butt plugs that vibrate usually come with a remote-control device that allows you to easily and quickly change the speed and intensity of the plug, giving you a lot of choices when it comes to the excitement you’ll get from the toy.

Some vibrating butt plugs come with tiny batteries already inside of them, and these batteries normally won’t have to be replaced very often.

Other butt plugs will come with batteries that you’ll have to purchase separately, but regardless of which one you choose, the vibrating versions of this amazing sex toy is what you should choose when you decide that you want to make the most out of your anal sexual activity.

Yet another advantage of choosing vibrating butt plugs is that they are often waterproof, which means you can use them in the shower or tub without worrying about them being dangerous for you or breaking because of the water.


Butt plugs that are hollow are usually the inflatable type, and if you like to be constantly surprised by your sex toys, this is one type of butt plug that you definitely want to try.

They come with an air pump that you squeeze to inflate the plug once it’s inside of you, but it starts out small so that you can insert it comfortably and easily.

After it’s inserted, simply squeeze the hand pump until the feeling of fullness inside of you is the one that you want, and since each of these butt plugs grows to a different size, you can easily find one that will get as big as you want it to be.

Hollow butt plugs are also made out of very comfortable, flexible, and safe materials, so you never have to worry about them getting so big once they’re inside of you that they burst or break. They are simply too well-made for that to happen.


There are other types of butt plugs, as well, including the following:

  • Butt plug sets, which come with either two or three butt plugs of varying sizes. These sets are made to allow the user to get used to a small butt plug then move up to the bigger ones once they’re ready. With these sets, each butt plug is a different size, so you can get used to this type of toy a little at a time.
  • Butt plugs that you can attach a bullet to for a little extra stimulation. These butt plugs are usually manual and not vibrating butt plugs, and the extra stimulation that you get from the bullet provides just the right amount of extra excitement to make your next anal sexual escapade a little more memorable and exciting.
  • Butt plugs that are made specifically for massaging the prostate gland. These are butt plugs with a slightly curved tip, and that curve allows you to not only find the prostate gland a lot more easily, but also to stimulate it much better than you would with your finger or a regular butt plug.

The makers of butt plugs are continuously coming up with even more interesting designs and styles, so this is likely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to extraordinary butt plugs.


You’ve heard it before, no doubt, but if you’re going to participate in any type of anal sexual stimulation, lubrication is a must. This is a non-negotiable part of enjoying any type of anal activity, because the anus doesn’t self-lubricate like the vagina does.

This means that not only do you need to use lube every single time you use a butt plug, but you might also have to reapply it one or more times while the activity is taking place.

When it comes to what type of lube works best, that depends on both your personal preference and the type of toy you’re using.

If your toy’s manufacturer recommends a certain type of lube, it’s best to stick with what they recommend. Otherwise, a good water- or silicone-based lube is what you want.

As a general rule, using water-based lube on silicone toys is highly recommended, but you can likely use either type of lube on most other butt plugs, as long as it doesn’t contradict what the manufacturer of the product tells you on the packaging.


Cleaning your butt plug both before and after every single use is extremely important, but fortunately, this is never a difficult thing to do. In fact, washing the toy with a mild soap and warm water will do the trick, then let it air-dry or dry it with a clean, lint-free cloth.

The entire process takes only a few minutes, but it is important to do it before and after each use so that the toy continues to remain safe and usable.

Of course, you can also clean your butt plug with a special cleaner specifically made for sex toys, and one that is sold at any reputable sex toy store, but this is not a necessity.

These cleaners are inexpensive but still not necessary, as plain soap and water is just as effective most of the time. Cleanliness is also important because you’ll have to use lube every time you use your butt plug, and it is imperative that you get that lube off of the plug before your next playtime.

Butt plugs are an important part of many people’s sex toy collection, so it is good to know that there are a lot of them available and that they are easy to take care of.

Knowing how to get started when you’re a newbie is easier than you think, because all you need is a little knowledge and the right toy store, and both of these things can be right at your fingertips in no time.

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