Butt plugs. There is very little poetry about them. Yet these sturdy little or big toys have multiple practical and pleasurable uses. Or someone else can ready you. Or you can ready someone else. Like my use of the word ready?
A butt plug also known as an anal plug is a great way to add some backdoor pleasure to your bedroom fun. Learn why this anal play product is becoming everyone's favorite sex toy. Unlike dildos, which are designed to slide in and out, butt plugs are shaped to be inserted and left in place. How, you might ask? The wide bulb of the butt plug slides past the internal anal muscle, while your body holds onto the neck. Most plugs are round and narrow at the tip of the bulb, while gradually progressing in size until it reaches its widest point. Below the widest point, the plug begins to narrow and is then followed by the "neck" which is the slimmest point and also where the anal sphincter will hug the plug after full insertion. The base of the plug is generally either round similar to the base of a dildo or a narrow flared base. Flared based sex toys like butt plugs create a "feeling of fullness" or pressure, without the back and forth motion that dildos offer.
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Oh, glorious butt plugs! A sex toy that can be enjoyed by anyone with an anus, regardless of genitalia, gender, or orientation. A butt plug is an anal toy that essentially plugs your butt — in a good way. Pleasure for starters. Your anus is chock-full of sensitive nerve endings that feel fant-ass-tic when stimulated.
If you're not familiar with the joy of butt plugs, allow me to introduce you to a versatile toy you can enjoy regardless of gender, orientation, or genitalia. If you have a prostate, butt plugs can stimulate it; if you have a vagina, a butt plug can create incredibly pleasurable pressure on the back vaginal wall. Not to mention that the anus is also surrounded by nerve endings. Butt plugs are wonderful toys that can help you safely explore new sexual territory. If you've never tried them, or if you're already into anal sex , they can help you switch up your routine while warming up your body for new things. Whatever the reason you're keen to dive into the world of butt plug play, there are a few things you should know for a comfortable, safe, and sexy experience. Some sex toys, such as the Wartenberg Pinwheel , have rather cryptic names. Butt plugs, however, do exactly what you'd imagine: They plug up your butt. A butt plug's main duty is to make you feel good: "The anus can be a remarkable source of pleasure, so butt plugs, with a lot of lube, are a great way to loosen up the anus and get something inside of it," says David Ortmann, a psychotherapist and sex therapist. People often use butt plugs for penetrative anal-sex prep.