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If we ask you what’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention sex toys, what would the answer be? Will it be dildos? Or vibrators? Maybe both?

If it is, then it highlights a certain truth to how people consume sex toys in recent times, which is that dildos and vibrators are the most common sex toys used by individuals and couples alike. That’s because they’re designed to be so flexible that it can suit a beginner or a long-time user and have it be a staple in their sex lives due to its ease of use.

But there is a whole world of pleasure out there, and there’s more than just these two toys to play with! Especially if you want to move past the traditional areas and experiment with lesser known parts like the anus! In this guide, we’ll explore the different types of anal toys, their features, their use, and tips for enhancing your sweet sexy times.

Types of Anal Devices

Butt Plugs

According to WebMD, butt plugs are the most famous type of anal toy. They’re made to be inserted into the anus and left there for a certain period of time (depending on the user’s preference and comfortability), to incite a feeling of being stretched and filled with pleasurable pressure. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small to large, and simple to advanced features, from vibrating to thrusting. But there’s a rising star of this kind and it’s called the Snuggy! It’s a flapping and vibrating anal plug that offers the traditional benefits of a butt plug, but with more powerful levels of vibration and flapping motions.

These are perfect for individuals or couples who are new to anal play and would like to have something that isn’t intimidating but capable enough to provide them an exciting anal experience. There are other uses to the butt plug as well, they can be used to prepare the anus for another toy, or for something phallis to come in, whether that’s a penis or a strap. This is accomplished with the butt plug’s flared bottom, making it safe to wear as it prevents from getting lost inside the body.

Anal Beads

Anal beads, on the other hand, according to Women’s Health, are a series of beads or balls connected with a flexible cord. Just like the butt plug, it is inserted one-by-one into the anus to create a sensation of delicious fullness. What’s exciting about this is that you can also find pleasure in slowly and gently removing them.

Just like the butt plug, it also comes in different shapes and sizes, from small to thick, and a variety of features, from the simple beads themselves to vibrating ones. These are great for individuals and couples who want to explore a more drawn-out pleasure on the anus.

Anal Dildos

If there are butt plugs and anal beads, there’s also anal dildos! As said by Masterclass, they're the type of anal toys that take the butt plug to the next level by providing more to penetrate or insert. That means, it can reach more erogenous zones like the p-spot (prostate spot) with its slight curve to the tip. These can come in a few forms like one with a wider base, another that’s attached to a harness and another that’s made for pegging.

Prostate Massagers

We’re getting to the toys with more specific features! From the same article from Masterclass, the prostate massager is meant to stimulate the prostate which is a walnut-sized organ that is located under the bladder and above the base of the penis. With its smooth, rounded tip, it ensures a smoother insertion as opposed to, let's say, dildos.

Just because it has a specific function, doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with varieties because it does! Some prostate massagers come with a vibration mode, others come with an external part that stimulates the perineum, then there’s one that goes around to stimulate the scrotum as well.

How to Use Safely

It’s common knowledge that we should all use sex toys safely, but special focus is needed when using anal toys, so it’s important to follow these tips in using them safely based from Metro UK:

Wash your hands and anal toys thoroughly with warm water and mild soap. You can also use a designated toy cleaner if you have it!
Apply water-based or silicone-based lubricant to the device and the anus to ensure a smooth glide inside.
Relax your body and mind in order to get comfortable. This ensures that you’re willing to partake in anal play and have your body accept the insertion of the toy without hurtful resistance.
Slowly insert the anal toy inside the anus. You can do this using direct movement or if you need a little buffer, then using a twisting motion is ideal as well. Stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.
Once inside, give your body some time to adjust! Try different positions to find what feels the comfiest for you!
When you’re done, make sure to give the pull out the same treatment as the push in – gentle and slow, pair it with deep breaths!
Then clean your anal toy with warm water and mild soap. Even a specific toy cleaner, if you have it on the shelf! Store in a clean and dry place!
Finally, never share your anal toys with anybody as it might spread bacteria and infections.

Enhancing Your Experience

If you’re looking to spice things up with your anal toys, we and [] have some tips to enhancing your anal experience:

Experiment with Different Types

Never be afraid to use different types of anal toys. As everyone’s body is different, it’s important to remember that there’s no one anal toy that fits all. Allow yourself to invest time to discover what works for you and stick with that!

Combine with Other Activities

Once you’ve found the right one, or two, for you, allow yourself to get creative and combine different toys and activities together. Whether that’s oral sex or masturbation, every other form of pleasure is welcome to do alongside the anal toy. Just make sure to do things that you and your partner are comfortable with. Keep communication lines open and respect each other’s boundaries.

Try Prostate Stimulation

Don’t be afraid to stimulate the prostate too as it’s also another source of pleasure! It can be achieved with a prostate massage and in case you still don’t have that, use other anal toys with similar features like that anal dildo.


You shouldn’t miss out on anal toys! They offer a whole world of pleasure for your anus and a spicy experience overall. Allow yourself to explore different kinds, and find one that works well for you. Although, don’t forget to put safety and comfort first! Use lots of lube, start small, put it in slowly and clean it well! Happy exploring!