Just the words butt and plug together may conjure up images of medieval torture devices or at the very least sounds like an awful 1940s type gangster term (don’t make me plug ya SEE? Yeah see?), but a handy butt plug can open new doors of pleasure and excitement and like all good sex toys, can be enjoyed solo or with a partner. Hopefully this quick look at the sleek little backdoor devil known as the butt plug will help you be familiar with exactly what it’s for, why it’s shaped as it is and a few tips, tricks and precautions. In fact, hopefully soon the two words butt and plug will go together as perfectly in your mind as peanut butter and jelly. But the peanut butter and jelly trick is reserved for advanced users ;)
Butt Plugs: Shape and Materials
Lets start with appearances and most butt plugs have a common general shape but they do come in a variety of shapes and colors and more so these days, materials. The most common material is latex but silicone, particularly medical grade silicone, is a great choice for its softer pliancy (it gives with your body easier) and ease of disinfection in boiling water. Not to be just confined to the standard latex look and feel butt plugs come in wood, metal, glass and even stone! The metal variety are quite popular and some have jeweled ends that once placed firmly inside your anus, only have the round colored jewel end exposed. Bling for your butt! But back to shape, the common butt plug often has a thin rounded tip, which grows wider towards the middles and a notch, or a soft yet sharply rounded recessed thin base. This notch or gradual recess from the widest point helps keep the butt plug in place. The base is where butt plugs are unique; it has a flared base to prevent complete insertion into the rectum, leaving your hands free to persue other pleasures. Consider the flared base your way of keeping your x-ray from showing up online in one of those web pages titled: Things found up your ass in the E.R. Butt plugs are designed for safe, easy insertion and erotic stimulation so no worries!
Using a Butt Plug
The thin rounded tip and the gradually widening upper cylinder are specifically designed for slow and gradual insertion. When attempting any anal play, slow and steady is always best and never forget lube! The anus is not self-lubricating and though it is lined with soft tissue capable of expansion, the muscles of the anus (or the sphincter) will relax and respond to stimulation and penetration but relaxation is important (that could make for a handy chant; “relaxation…stimulation…penetration”). Go slow and enjoy, pain and rushing have no place in anal play and with time and experience finding the hidden sensations of your ass come easier AND can make you cum easier! The anus is richly endowed with nerve endings and simultaneous stimulation of the anus along with your genitals can and will lead to explosive orgasms.
designed to not damage the inner linings of the anus while doing this. A small bulbous metal butt plug is great for this and is often considered anal jewelry as previously mentioned. One of the benefits of doing this is it prepares the anus for more anal play or anal sex and is a great way to change up sexual foreplay (try looking for a butt plug with different attachments on the base like a ponytail or curled pigs tail for even more fun.).
A last tip when using or selecting a butt plug: always keep the butt plug reserved solely for anal use. Doing otherwise could leave you susceptible to infection and it’s a good idea to use a condom (we recommend tying it in a knot at the base of the plug to prevent the condom from slipping off) to help further protection. And fella’s there are more butt plugs on the market than ever before made for male anal stimulation, some even made to conform to the inner male anatomy, designed to stimulate the prostate (the male G-spot) and perineum (the taint!) so don’t let the ladies have all the fun.
Butt Plug Round Up
When used properly a butt plug is one of the most perfect sex toys on the adult market. From simple to snazzy and made for males and females alike, the butt plug can be a perfect addition and beginning tool in the world of anal exploration. Go check out your favorite adult sex toy shop (Adam & Eve perhaps?) and get to pluggin’! How’s that for a plug?