10 Best Butt Plugs, Beads and Anal Vibrators for Beginners and Pros Alike 0 397

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Being that the anus has the second-highest concentration of pleasurable nerve endings in the human body behind the clitoris, it’s not surprising anal play can be one of the more intense and fun ways to climax and explore your body.

Anal pleasure is the great equalizer in the long-wrought battle between the sexes. Because everyone has an anus, everyone is equally capable of experiencing anal pleasure. This makes it a relatable, and refreshingly non-gendered common thread between folks of all body types. This also means that because everyone is working with the same parts, everyone can use the same anal toys.

There are many kinds of anal toys, from butt plugs to anal beads to vibrating doo-dads. However, regardless of their shape or function, all anal toys have one thing in common: they have a flared base, handle or other design feature that keeps them from going too far into the rectum so that you stay comfortable and your local emergency room tech doesn’t have to x-ray your pelvis to see what’s stuck inside.

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In this post, we’re going to be focusing on butt plugs. Some folks wear butt plugs to practice for anal sex because they help train the muscles of the anus to relax when something penetrates them. Others pop them during play simply because it can feel really, really good. Many folks with prostates use anal toys for prostate pleasure and health, and some people even find that certain plugs make great decorative additions to costumes or outfits (particularly if they have a tail or jewel on them.) If you have a vagina, you can even use a butt plug to simulate the feeling of double penetration to have what’s called an “anal G-spot orgasm,” which refers to the particular brand of pleasure people can get when the nerve endings that innervate the rectum and the vagina are stimulated at the same time. Many butt plugs also vibrate to enhance the sensation of whatever they’re intended to do. Like the gastrointestinal tract, the possibilities are endless.

However, our list of favorite plugs is not. Below, we’ve laid out a handful of our absolute favorites along with some recommendations for how to enjoy them.

Bottoms up!

b-vibe Remote Trio Plug

1. B-Vibe Trio

  • Material: Silicone
  • Power: USB rechargeable
  • Strength: 8/10
  • Lube compatibility: Water or oil-based only. Spot-test hybrid.

Kick things up a notch with this amazing vibrating butt plug from B-Vibe. Three super-strong motors in its shaft provide powerful stimulation, and with 8 different intensity levels and 9 unique patterns, you can customize your sensation with a range of explorable options. Standing tall with an insertable length of 4.3” inches, the Trio is a medium-sized plug perfect for those looking for a fuller sensation, but aren’t quite at Coke-can level yet. With a comfy, vibrating base, it also massages the nerve-dense perineum for an all-over tingle. The Trio also comes with a remote control, which makes changing its settings while it’s in you much easier.

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FemmeFunn Vibrating Butt Plug

2. FemmeFunn Vibrating Butt Plug

  • Material: Silicone
  • Strength: 8.5/10
  • Power: USB rechargeable
  • Lube compatibility: Water or oil-based only. Spot-test hybrid.

Falling somewhere between anal beads and a butt plug, the FemmeFunn Vibrating Butt Plug offers waves of sensation with its uniquely textured shaft. With a motor that vibrates so intensely that it knocked a picture frame over in our office, this plug is the plug for folks who like more “zealous” feeling. However, with 20 settings to its name, this thing is just as capable of playing housecat as it is feral jaguar. The FemmeFunn plug is made of particularly bendy silicone, making insertion and removal especially gentle, and you can wear for hours both during and outside of play. Its controls are intuitive to use as well, meaning you can easily vacillate between “Hmm” and “HOLY HECK” with the simple flick of a finger.

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Nexus Ace Remote Control Medium Butt Plug

3. Nexus Ace Remote Plug

  • Material: Silicone
  • Power: USB rechargeable
  • Strength: 6.5/10
  • Lube compatibility: Water or oil-based only. Spot-test hybrid.

Butt plugs of this vein tend to satisfy a certain craving. Notice how it has a small, tapered tip that leads directly into a plump, round shape which then morphs abruptly in a rather slender neck? That’s the kind of anal architecture that’ll make sensation escalate quite quickly as the toy’s circumference widens. This can be particularly pleasurable for folks like a little stretch, and there’s a major payoff at the end –– once you get past the widest point, the toy pops perfectly in place and feels full inside yet light and manageable outside. Because the toy’s neck is so thin, you don’t get a ton of external anal stimulation from it, but if you’re more into the feeling of something vibrating hard inside you, the Nexus Ace is your gig. It’s got 3 speeds and 3 modes that are controllable by remote, and its textured ridges add an extra boost of sensation to those who like a good, medium-sized plug.

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SHOTS Chrystalino Classy Blue Glass Plug

4. SHOTS Chrystalino Classy Blue Glass Plug

  • Material: Borosilicate glass
  • Lube compatibility: Any

It’s a short rollercoaster, but it’s an intense one. With a thinner, tapered tip that expands directly into a full, round bulge, the Chrystalino Classy Blue plug takes you on a journey of sensation. Made from non-porous, shatter-proof tempered glass with some definite heft to it, it’s extremely responsive to temperature and makes a fantastic tool to explore both hot and cold sensations with. We recommend running it under warm water for a few minutes before you use it, then lubing it up with a warming lube for an extrasensory gush of pleasure (a thicker, oil-based lube with some cushion is also nice with a harder material like glass.) Being glass, it’s also extremely easy to clean. In addition to using mild soap and water or a toy cleaner, you can boil it or throw it in the dishwasher for a simple solution.

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Sono Shots Sono Butt Plug #29

5. Sono Shots Sono Butt Plug #29

  • Material: Silicone
  • Lube compatibility: Water or oil-based only. Spot-test hybrid.

Hello, nervous newbies and folks with small anal cavities! The Sono Shots Butt Plug #29 is right up your alley. This beginner-sized plug is made of flexible, soft silicone and has a body-shaped base that conforms to the curve of your anal area for long-lasting, wearable comfort. Use it during play as a little tease or during training as your first stop on the magical journey to something bigger. Or, if you just want to get your butt muscles used to having something in them so that they’re ready when you want to go a little further, you can discreetly wear it around for as long as it’s comfortable to. Perfect for beginners and folks who like a little something in their butt, but literally mean a “little” something.

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Tantus New Tantus Little Flirt - Purple

6. Tantus Little Flirt

  • Material: Silicone
  • Lube compatibility: Water or oil-based only. Spot-test hybrid.

Looking for something small, yet exciting? The pinky-sized Tantus Little Flirt has a long, slim shaft and a lovely bulge about halfway through for some teensy texture. A super-flexible bodys make it perfect for beginners looking for something easy to insert and remove, and its soft, thin base makes it perfect for all-day wear. Like any butt plug, you can use it to enhance sensation during play or to train the muscles of your butt to get used to having something inside them so that when you’re confronted with a larger object, you’ll be ready.

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We-Vibe Ditto

7. We-Vibe Ditto

  • Material: Silicone
  • Power: USB rechargeable
  • Strength: 7.5/10
  • Lube compatibility: Water or oil-based only. Spot-test hybrid.

Let us ask you a question. Do you want a beginner-friendly butt plug you partner can control from Malaysia? Of course you do, so get yourself a We-Vibe Ditto. This vibrating plug comes with WeConnect, a WiFi-enabled app that allows you to control the toy and customize its vibration patterns from anywhere in the world there’s internet access. This feature makes it a fantastic option for long-distance couples or anyone looking to fool around discreetly in public, but it also makes it way easier to change the toy’s vibration while it’s inside of you if you’re using it alone. Its small, yet plump shape is amazing for anal newbies and experts alike, and its base also vibrates along the perineum with considerable force. One of the most comfortable plugs to wear and play with, the Ditto is versatile, much-beloved and a lavish treat for your butt.

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Fun Factory Bootie 3 pc. Set

 

8. Fun Factory Bootie Set

  • Material: Silicone
  • Lube compatibility: Water or oil-based only. Spot-test hybrid.

If you’re new to the world of backdoor play and anal stimulation, it can be hard to know where to start. Thankfully, the Fun Factory Bootie Set helps make your introduction to anal play easier and more enjoyable. This set includes three butt plugs of incremental sizes so you can work up to where you want to be with a toy for every comfort level. With a unique, curved shape that hugs the prostate or stimulates the female G-spot through the vaginal wall, these, flexible silicone friends are designed to put the pleasure in plugging. Also makes a great couple’s kit for folks who are at different levels of anal experience, but both want in on the fun.  

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Fun Factory Flexi Felix

9. Fun Factory Flexi Felix

  • Material: Silicone
  • Lube compatibility: Water or oil-based only. Spot-test hybrid.

Interested in anal beads, but aren’t sure where to start? Meet Flexi Felix, the most gentle, approachable set of anal beads we’ve ever had the pleasure of fondling.

Flexi Felix has a series of small, beginner-friendly beads on a flexible silicone string that increases in size as you near its cute little handle. The beads are uniquely shaped and tapered instead of rounded, making insertion and removal particularly comfortable, and its aforementioned cute little handle gives you a nice amount of control while doing so. Be sure to insert and remove slowly — anal beads feel best when you give the anus enough time to relax and expand around each of them.

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CalExotics Anal Explorer Kit

10. CalExotics Anal Explorer Kit

  • Material: Silicone
  • Lube compatibility: Water or oil-based only. Spot-test hybrid.

Whoever invented the saying “variety is the spice of life” wasn’t lying, but there’s one thing they left out: variety is also the spice of butt plugs. That’s why we love the Anal Explorer Kit from CalExotics. With three unique toys and anal accessories in one convenient package, it lets you experiment with a range of different textures and sensations as you embark on your anal exploits.

Three unique items come in this kit: a quick and easy anal douche that lets you clean up before play, a comfy butt plug with a suction-cup base, and a set of basic, beginner-friendly anal beads. All three are made of premium silicone, and can be used in sequence, separately, alone or with a partner. We recommend starting with the douche, then moving to the plug to help the anal sphincter relax and expand, then finishing off with the beads once you’re relaxed and into it. But, that order is entirely up to you.

The ideal kit for beginners who want to see what’s out there, as well as for folks who already know what they like and just want it all in one place, this trio of toys satisfies three curiosities at once for a varied experience with just the right amount of spice.

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Isabelle Kohn

Isabelle Kohn

Ibby Kohn is an all-purpose journalist, editor and columnist with a particular fetish for sex and relationship writing. That explains how she became a Certified Sex Educator and got into sex-positive education, intimacy coaching, public speaking and consulting for brands and businesses. It does not, however, explain how she got into making tiny, inappropriate figurines out of wood and rare, collectible Homies figurines.

No one will ever understand that.

Ibby has written for Playboy, Harper's BAZAAR, Flaunt, Animals, Rooster Magazine and this very site you're on now.
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