Congratulations! You’ve decided to take a big step and make anal play part of your usual hanky-panky routine. It isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, but if you’re curious about how to make the most of your back passage, you’ve come to the right place.
Anal sex has something of a stigma about it, and anal sex toys are a bit of a mystery to most people. You might get one as a gag gift at work, or you might end up purchasing one accidentally because it looks like a way less intimidating version of a vibrator. Whatever your reasons for wanting to find out more about anal sex toys, here are some of the essentials you need to know before trying them out.
Anal beads are a string of graduated spheres that are inserted into your rectum. They are all attached to a string, so you can easily insert them and pull them out. They give a pleasurable massage as they are inserted, but it’s removing them that is the real star attraction, so to speak. Gently pull them out right before orgasm for an intense experience.
Perhaps the most famous of all anal sex toys, the butt plug is often the first thing people think about. Their unique design makes for a pleasurable experience when inserting and removing and they can be used to stretch things out before receiving something larger. Some people even wear them when they’re out and about for a discreet and naughty experience.
Normal dildoes can be fine for anal play, but they might be a little intense for first-timers. A specialist anal dildo will be small and have a tapered head for easier insertion. These are ideal for stimulating the prostate in men and the other side of the vaginal wall in women.
If you’re concerned about hygiene, an anal douche can help to make sure everything is squeaky clean before anything enters your back passage. The bulbous design is filled with water and then used to clean any waste material from your rectum. Ideal for getting things hygienic and clean before anal play and rimming.
If you’re looking for a little more thrill from your anal dildo and are already accustomed to vibrating toys, the anal vibrator is a great next step. They’re available in lots of different sizes, so you’re sure to find something that you love.
Not for the faint-hearted, these are more advanced toys for those with more experience. Some can inflate up to 5 times their resting size, so extreme caution should be exercised when using them.
Aimed at women, the double bunny vibrator is your usual rabbit vibrator but with an extra set of stimulating rabbit ears to pleasure your back passage at the same time as your clitoris. Expect the hottest orgasms ever.
And finally, one for the boys. Like G Spot vibrators for women, prostate toys have a gentle curve to target the prostate, which is located around 2 inches inside the rectum. A prostate massager can help men to achieve full-body orgasms and some can even achieve orgasm from prostate stimulation alone.
Practising good toy hygiene is essential when getting to grips with anal play. The first step is to check the manufacturer instructions to see how they recommend cleaning and disinfecting your toy. A lot of people instinctively reach for antibacterial soap, but this can leave a residue on many toys that can erode the material over time. Hot water is often the best way to clean sex toys, but always check the instructions as this can warp some sex toys.
You should never share anal sex toys, even with a committed partner, but if you are determined to share the joy then you should always cover it in a condom before use. Be careful not to allow any lube used for an anal sex toy to end up anywhere it shouldn’t, such as your vagina or your mouth, as the consequences can be unpleasant. You can never be too careful with anal sex toys, so always err on the side of being too hygienic.