• Crystal or glass butt plugs are really beautiful and usually lighter in weight than metal toys, but it’s important to make sure that they’re made by responsible brands and that they’re reinforced enough to stay intact and not break at their weakest point – the neck of the toy.
• Silicone is one of the most common body-safe materials. Silicone butt plugs are body-safe, can easily be sanitised and they have a good amount of flexibility, which is particularly important for beginners to anal play.
10. You can add vibration
Vibration is a feature of butt plugs that can bring new dimensions to anal pleasure. The amazing thing about vibration is that it’s not only a pleasurable sensation, but it also relaxes muscles – which is really helpful when you’re first starting off.
Butt plugs like b-Vibe’s Trio or the Rimming plug, have a motor at the tip. This means that they can easily transfer vibration to the prostate in men and male-bodied people, or the perineal sponge and the anterior fornix erogenous zone (also known as the A-spot) in women and those with vaginas.
11. There are many ways to enjoy anal sex toys
It’s a common misconception that butt plugs are just a warm-up for anal intercourse. Of course they can be, but they can also be the main course. You can wear them for solo pleasure, as part of your masturbation routine, just because they make you feel naughty, or even during a date in public. However, the best thing about butt plugs, is that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation.
Using anal toys and anal vibrators for the first time can see a teeny bit scary, and there are definitely some things to keep in mind – both mentally and physically. Often, the reason behind someone having a negative first time experience is because they dive right in, rather than taking it step-by-step. Sex experts at b-Vibe explain there are some things to consider before, during, and after using anal toys for first time. This advice will help make your experience as safe, fun – and more importantly as pleasurable – as possible. Plus, using anal sex toys can be a great way to prepare for anal sex.
1. Get your brain on board
The thought of using anal sex toys for the first time can be daunting. There are a lot of taboos, tall tales and a good deal of misinformation that can confuse people, and cause fear. The most important part to making the experience pleasurable is education. Education will empower your experience and allow you to know what to expect, which is a determining factor in how much fun you’ll be able to have. Take some time to research any subject about which you might be nervous or anxious. Remember – it’s not a race. The right pace is the one that works for you.
2. Try it alone first
Masturbation is often seen as a key way to understand your body and your preferences so that you feel empowered, and informed, when experimenting with a partner. When it comes to anal play, it’s no different. Solo anal play is one of the best, and most comfortable, ways to get started with anal pleasure.
Exploring a new anal sex toy with a partner is definitely a lot of fun, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, starting on your own allows you a safe space for experimentation. You can try out different types of products, attempt different pleasure options and stop and start anytime you want, without needing to navigate the (sometimes complicated) ins and outs of sex with another person.