Have you ever met someone who acted like they had a stick up their butt? That’s what happens when you use the wrong kind of anal toy. Learn everything you need to know about anal toys, including how to find the best ones and tips about using them, so you can get the right kind of anal toy.

Ultimate Anal Toys Guide

Ultimate Anal Toys Guide

If you've got a question about anal sex toys then Adam and Eve has the answer! Our Ultimate Anal Toys Guide is filled with inside information, tips and advice to help you find the very best sex toys for your backdoor, learn how to use them, and how to clean them. Enjoy exploring your backdoor!

What are Anal Toys?

Anal toys are specially designed for fun backdoor play. They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, including strings of colorful beads and mushroom-shaped plugs. All anal toys include special safety features, such as extra-large bases and retrieval rings, to make sure your backdoor adventure doesn't end with an embarrassing doctor's visit.

How to Find the Best Anal Toys

There are hundreds of different anal sex toys to choose from, which makes it really hard to find the backdoor buddy you've always wanted. We asked Adam & Eve's sex toy experts for some advice, and they put together a anal toy "dating guide" so you can find your ideal match.

Anal Toy Types Pros Cons Suggested Uses…
Anal Beads

Anal Beads

Starts out small and gradually grows larger

Long, flexible shaft can make insertion challenging

Great for anal beginners

Anal Dildo

Anal Dildos

Longer than average for deep thrills

Can be too large for anal beginners

Deep penetration

Anal and Prostate Vibrators

Anal & Prostate Vibrators

More stimulating than other anal toys

Can be difficult to clean

Intense anal & prostate stimulation

Butt Plug

Butt Plugs

Stays in place so you can wear them during sex

Limited options & features

Long-lasting anal stimulation

Prostate Toy

Prostate Toys

Makes it easier to find & tease your prostate

Can be awkward to use

Male-specific toy

Intense prostate orgasms

Trainer Kit

Anal Trainer Kits

Multiple sizes of toys to push your limits

Limited choices & options

Preparing for anal sex

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How to Buy Anal Toys

Now that you've met all the cool anal toys on the block, it's time to do some serious shopping. Here are some other things you need to know about anal sex toys before hitting the Add to Cart button.

Anal Sex Toys Materials

Start With Materials.
Savvy anal toy shoppers know that material is a big deal. The right material can make or break your anal toy. Silicone, rubber, TPE and TPR are good for soft, flexible anal toys. If you want something firmer, than try plastic or glass.

Anal Sex Toys Budget

Plan Your Anal Toy Budget.
There are anal toys out there for all types of budgets. Basic butt plugs and anal beads tend to be on the low end. Anal vibrators and trainer kits are usually on the higher end of the price scale.

Anal Sex Toys Size

Determine the Size of Your Anal Toy.
Many people buy an anal toy and find out that it's much bigger than they can handle. If you've never used an anal toy before, start with a small-beginner friendly option. These anal toys are typically less than 1" wide and about 3" or 4" long. You can always buy something bigger later!

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How to Use Anal Toys Safely

It's finally time to take your new anal toy out for a whirl! Here's what you need to do before taking any new sex toy on a test run.

Using Anal Sex Toys

Get Ready.
Give your anal toy a thorough cleaning. And make sure your backdoor's squeaky clean too.

Get Set.
Make sure you're comfortable and won't be disturbed. Apply a generous amount of anal lube to the toy and yourself. Some people put a condom on their anal toy to make them easier to clean.

Let's Go.
Start out gently teasing your backdoor with the anal toy to help you relax. Once you're comfortable, gently insert the toy and start exploring your rear. If you find something that feels good, then keep doing it!

Stay Safe.
Anal toys include special safety features such as an extra-wide base to keep them from going too deep and possibly getting lost. Never try to insert an anal toy deeper than the base!

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Cleaning & Caring for Anal Toys

Cleanliness is particularly important when it comes to anal toys, so here are three easy to remember rules to follow.

Women's Toys Cleaner

1. Clean your anal toy before and after each use.
The easiest way to do this is by spraying it with antibacterial sex toy cleaner and then wiping it off with a lint-free towel.

2. Stick to water-based anal lubes.
Silicone-based or oil-based lubes can cause a chemical reaction with certain materials. Water-based lube is 100% safe. Anal lubes are thicker and last longer than other types of lubes.

3. Keep your anal toy in a special storage bag.
You can damage your anal toy if it comes into contact with certain types of materials.

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Top 3 Anal Toy Myths

Now that you know the basics about anal sex toys, it's time to set the record straight about some of the biggest myths surrounding these popular sex toys.

Vibrator Myths

Myth #1: Anal toys are dirty.
As long as you shower regularly and follow basic hygiene, you'll never have a problem while using anal toys.

Myth #2: Only gay guys like using anal toys.
Anal toys are fun for everyone, including straight men and gay women. Many straight men in particular use anal toys for prostate stimulation, which strengthens and intensifies their orgasms.

Myth #3: Anal toys can make you sick.
If you're not careful to clean your anal toys afterward, then they can spread germs or bacteria. You might also get sick if you use a toy for anal penetration and then use it for vaginal penetration without thoroughly cleaning it first.

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