What Are Butt Plugs & Why Do People Use them?

Hello, you! Welcome to our little nook of the Internet where we're getting ready to embark on the wonderful journey that is, butt plugs!

Have you ever used one? Or is this your first time ever learning about this sensual and appealing sex toy?

Whichever it is, we're going to give you a little insight into butt plugs, why they're pretty darn awesome, how to use one, safety tips, benefits, as well as rectifying a certain myth concerning butt plugs. 

Exciting time ahead!

what is a butt plug?

What is a Butt Plug?

A butt plug is an anal sex toy that, one could say, essentially "plugs" your butt. We know, that doesn't sound entirely erotic, but we haven't gotten to the good parts yet, so hang in there.

A butt plug is almost always shaped like a teardrop, with the tip being tapered for easier insertion, and the base being wide for easy removal. 

A butt plug is different to a lot of other anal toys, because it's been made to actually remain in-place so that it can be worn for a certain amount of time. There is no thrusting or actions involved when using a butt plug. 

What Are Butt Plugs Used for?

Butt plugs are used for a number of different reasons. The most popular reason is because they're great for anal training.

Anal training is when a person wants to prepare themselves either for anal sex or different kinds of anal stimulation. And as some may know, the anus isn't as elastic as the vagina, which means that anal training is kind of important if you'd like to experience bigger euphoric anal sensations.

When you anal train, you're giving yourself the ability to enjoy anal sex and stimulation more comfortably, and thus will reap all the orgasmic benefits that come with this kind of play.

Another reason why people use butt plugs is because they have the power to reach some very sexy erogenous zones. In cisgendered men, the prostate is located inside the anus. When a butt plug is used, it could be curved or designed in such a way that one's prostate can be stimulated. If you're unsure of what a prostate is or why it's so pleasurable, allow us to explain...

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that, when stimulated, grows in size. And then, when climax is reached, ejaculation takes place without the emission of sperm. A prostate orgasm is often way more powerful than any other kind of orgasm, and many exclaim that they've experienced full-body orgasms after stimulating their prostate.

For cisgendered women, using a butt plug has the potential of stimulating two orgasm-inducing zones, the G-spot and the A-spot. And while these spots are located inside of the vagina, anal stimulation can stimulate them, creating a blissful firework-inducing orgasm. If you're unfamiliar with the G-spot or the A-spot, let us indulge you...

The G-spot is a part of the clitoral network, and can be found about five to eight centimetres inside of the vagina. When stimulated, it can create a strong sense of arousal and result in powerful orgasms. 

The A-spot is a patch of sensitive tissue a little further up inside of the vagina that lubricates when stimulated. In other words, when this area is rubbed, cisgendered women will most likely experience more natural lubrication.

Together, stimulating both the G-spot and the A-spot via anal stimulation can be an absolute treat for cisgendered women, which is why it's another popular reason why they might use butt plugs.

A third reason why butt plugs are used is because some are designed in such a way that they create a pretty or arousing aesthetic. For example, there are butt plugs with a fury bunny's tail at the end, which will hang outside of the body. And then there are butt plugs with a jewelled base, creating a gorgeous view for those who see it. 

How to Use a Butt Plug

How to Use a Butt Plug

How to use a butt plug will depend on which butt plug you have. But most butt plugs follow the same instructions. As we mentioned, they're often teardrop-shaped. For beginners, going for the smallest butt plug is the best way to experiment with butt plugs, as the area is very sensitive. In fact, if you've never experienced any anal penetration at all, we advise that you start by using a finger or two. 

Whichever route you choose to take, make sure to have a generous amount of lube with you. As we mentioned, lubricant is absolutely necessary for any anal stimulation.

Then, when you're ready to use a butt plug, you can apply lots of lube onto the butt plug and around the anus, and slowly but surely insert the plug. It may feel uncomfortable, especially at first, and if you get to a point where you feel pain, stop. Butt plugs have been created to induce pleasure, not pain. If you haven't managed to get the entire butt plug inside of you in one sitting, that is fine! Take some time off and try again another day. 

Once you're comfortable with the smallest butt plug, you can then move up to a slightly larger one. For this reason, butt plug training kits are super popular and offer you the chance to try two or three different sizes as you move along your butt plug journey.  

Butt Plug Safety Tips

While we've already mentioned a few tips that will keep you safe whilst using a butt plug, here's a list for good measure:

  • Use a generous amount of lubricant, every time
  • Insert the butt plug very slowly and stop if you feel any pain
  • Do not wear a butt plug for more than two to three hours at a time, unless otherwise stated on your specific butt plug instructions 
  • Choose a good material that is body-safe 
  • Make sure to clean your butt plug before and after every use, as it can retain bacteria and fecal matter. If you're sharing a butt plug, this is even more important
  • You could use a lubricant that's been specially formulated for anal stimulation such as the Intimate Earth Mojo Clove Oil Anal Relaxing Gel, which uses a blend of natural ingredients to relax your intimate area for heightened bliss

What Are the Benefits of Using a Butt Plug?

By now, we've already covered why anal penetration and stimulation can be so entirely erotic, so it's only fair to say that using a butt plug has its benefits. 

  • It allows you to prepare for anal sex with a partner, or to use bigger anal sex toys for even more pleasure
  • It allows you to go on a sexual adventure by trying something new and allowing yourself to feel new sensations
  • It has the power to give you intense orgasms, unlike the ones you're used to
  • They're inclusive sex toys so they can be used by anyone
  • They're fun during solo play or partnered fun
  • Some have a pretty design, adding to the erotic allure

Who Can Use a Butt Plug? A Butt Plug Misconception, Rectified

One of the benefits we mentioned above was that butt plugs are inclusive. And what that essentially means is that, we've all got the ability to enjoy anal stimulation or penetration. Regardless of gender or sexuality, butt plugs are for any and everyone and they're fun to use.

With that, we wanted to address the misconception surrounding anal play. Even today, there is still a preconceived notion that only homosexual men can and do enjoy anal play. This is outdated and untrue.

With that, we hope that more cisgendered heterosexual men start to realise just how pleasurable anal play can be, and that this misconception gets kicked to the curb. We all deserve incredible orgasms and denying anal play for the taboo of it just seems silly, wouldn't you agree?

Who Can Use a Butt Plug

Our Top 3 Butt Plugs for Various Sensations

While it was difficult, we've narrowed down our top three butt plugs because they all offer different sensations, and are geared towards beginners and experienced players. In this way, you can choose the one that best suits your needs at this time.

The first one is more geared towards beginners, the second for intermediate to experienced, and the third for anal enthusiasts.

Jewelled Butt Plug Set

Jewelled Butt Plug Set

Perfect for newbies, this butt plug set comes with three different butt plugs of varying sizes. Start off small and work your way up slowly and passionately. We love this butt plug set because it has a gem that dazzles, a large base so you can insert and remove it easily and safely, and it's made of body-safe silicone.

PipeDream Vibrating Glass Butt Plug with Remote Control

PipeDream Vibrating Glass Butt Plug with Remote Control

Glass sex toys are simply amazing because they feel sensational, they offer you the chance to have fun with temperature play, they're easy to clean, and they're elegant-looking. And this vibrating glass butt plug is no different. What's also great about this butt plug from PipeDream is that it has three different styles to choose from, depending on your needs, and it vibrates using seven different modes and three different speeds. A ride of a lifetime.

Tracy's Dog 'Carl' 360 Vibrating Butt Plug

Tracy's Dog 'Carl' 360 Vibrating Butt Plug

Carl is the master when it comes to butt plug anal stimulation. This butt plug is pretty darn huge, making it perfect for anal experts, comes with all sorts of noddles and beads at the neck for extra stimulation, and rotates at 360 degrees to give you the feeling of a swirling tongue. With 10 vibration modes, and a remote control, you can have fun solo or with your partner with Carl.

And so, now's the perfect time to begin your butt plug journey, wouldn't you say? And if you're already on your adventure, you can always rely on Carl to give you an excellent time! Have fun!

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