Beginner’s Guide to Butt Plugs

Looking to buy a butt plug? Not quite sure what a butt plug is or are looking for more information on one of the best selling anal sex toys? Our product experts here at Loving Joy have created a guide specifically designed to help you choose the best butt plug for you or your partner.

Butt plugs may seem like a recent invention, but they have actually been around pleasuring people since the 1800’s. Butt plugs were originally sold in pharmacists for medical purposes. These anal sex toys were sold as rectal dilators and were originally only available by prescription. It is unclear when butt plugs were then sold for pleasure, but we are sure the people who were using it back in the 1800’s were enjoying themselves!

Design of Butt Plugs

If you have seen a butt plug the chances are you would have noticed some similarities between them. In general butt plugs have a tapered tip that is designed like this to allow for easy insertion or penetration of the anus. The base of a butt plug is usually flared in order to prevent the butt plug from being fully inserted into the rectum. Some butt plugs also feature a finger loop at the end to allow the user to pull out the plug with ease. Butt plugs also tend to feature a larger head with a slimmer neck. They are designed like this to allow for the sphincter muscles to close around the slimmer neck; allowing for the plug to fit comfortably into place.

What are the different types of butt plugs?

There are many different butt plugs available on the market, each have a slightly different feature to the next, but all designed for the same thing; anal insertion.

Beginner Butt Plugs

These are usually smaller than usual butt plugs and are great for anal sex toy first time users. Beginner butt plugs allow for easy insertion and usually feature a slim neck to help you do so.

Inflatable Butt Plugs

Inflatable butt plugs are great for all different levels of experience. What differentiates these butt plugs from others is that they come with a pump, allowing you to inflate them once they are inserted. They can usually inflate to around twice their original size. These plugs are great for finding out if you are ready to try our a larger sized butt plug or not.

Jeweled Butt Plugs

Jeweled butt plugs come in all different shapes and sizes. What makes these different from usual butt plugs is that they feature a jeweled base that dazzles your partner in the bedroom. These anal sex toys are extremely popular with our customers and our range of precious metals jeweled butt plugs constantly top our best sellers lists.

Tail Butt Plugs

Tail butt plugs allow you and your partner to indulge in some animal role play. With these you are able to live out your furry fantasy and become a bunny, fox, or what ever you want! Tail butt plugs can come in all different shapes, sizes, and materials, however all feature a tail at the end. We have created a range of tail butt plugs called Furry Fantasy which is very popular with our customers.

Vibrating Butt Plugs

Vibrating butt plugs are just like normal butt plugs, however they feature an extra stimulating function which is vibration. These burr plugs are very popular, especially amongst couples who love wearing them whilst having penetrative sex with their partners.

What to consider when buying a butt plug?

If you are buying a butt plug there are many things to consider before making your purchase, and this could depend on a variety of things. Below we discuss some important things to consider.

Size

There are some very slim, finger sized butt plugs that are perfect for beginners. These are great for those who want to see what an anal sex toy feels like, or even if they may enjoy anal penetration. If you like the feeling of anal sex, or have tried a small anal plug you may want to try something a bit bigger. You can get anal training kits which will be sets of butt plugs that gradually increase in size which is perfect for people who want to be able to slowly move up in size. If you have a butt plug or believe that bigger is better then their are many larger butt plugs on the market which will give you an amazing feeling. If you are using any sized anal toy we always recommend using lubricant to help ease insertion.

Material

Butt plugs come in all sorts of materials, currently some of our most popular butt plugs are made from aluminium alloy. Our customers seem to really enjoy these metal butt plugs because they are extremely smooth, making them easy to insert and clean. The majority of metal butt plugs can also be warmed up or cooled down in a bowl of water which delivers completely unique and different anal sensations.

Other materials that butt plugs are made from include silicone, PVC and rubber. Like any sex toy material is extremely important, however when it comes to anal penetration we strongly recommend you make your decision around the size, as you will need something that is more comfortable for you to wear.

Texture

Most anal plugs feature a smooth surface which allows for easy and comfortable insertion. There are also ribbed plugs available which offer a completely different sensation as you can feel each rib passing into your sphincter, giving you a more intense feeling that is similar to anal beads.

If you still have any more questions on which is the best butt plug for you, or what a butt plug is, then please feel free to contact us and one of our anal sex toy experts would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.