Butt plugs are among the few sex toys that are designed to be inserted and left in place. They gently stretch the anus, creating a sensation of fullness and pressure, and stimulate your sensitive internal and external nerve endings for added gratification during play.

Using a butt plug should never be painful, and with proper preparation, slow progression, and butt plug training, they can be a great introduction to a new and potentially more intense way to climax. Keep reading to discover our top butt plug tips for exploring the dark side of your moon in the most satisfying way possible.

How to use a butt plug the right way

1. Lube up! 

Unlike vaginas, anuses do not self-lubricate, so it’s even more important that you use a thick, anal-appropriate lubricant when you’re using an anal plug. No matter what kind of plug you’re playing with or what size it is, anal lube is an absolute must.

2. Make sure its clean

With your bum's day job being what it is, it doesn't take a genius to work out why anal exploration takes a little extra prep to make sure you're clean. Being clean isn't just for hygiene or common courtesy for a partner – knowing that you're squeaky clean down below helps you (as the butt plug wearer) relax and enjoy the experience more, too. If you’d like to take extra precautions, you can also use an anal douche to flush your anus about 45 minutes before you’d like to enjoy your butt plug.

3. Start slow

In terms of warming up, you can try stroking around your anus with a well-lubed finger, a little penetration with the same finger, or rimming if you're playing with a partner. Climaxing before inserting your plug can really help you relax, too. Cover your plug in water-based anal lubricant, then position yourself comfortably, either bent over on all-fours (aka doggy-style), on your back with a cushion under your butt and with your legs spread. or squatting over the plug on your feet or knees. Slide the plug inside, making sure to pause if you experience discomfort so your body can adjust to the new sensations.

4. Enjoy

Once your plug is in place, you should feel a sense of fullness, and it’s time to get playing. You can engage in sex with your partner—either PIV or oral sex—masturbate with your favorite vibrator, play with your nipples, or do just about anything that stimulates you.

By inserting a butt plug, the amount of space in the pelvis is reduced, and as a result, the vagina feels tighter. This can really change up the sensation of play with your favorite dildo or vibrator, and the additional texture provided by a butt plug can also make the vagina feel different for your partner.

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October 12, 2022 — Cristene San Gabriel

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