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Why Do People Use Butt Plugs?

January 12, 2023
By, laura

Why Do People Use Butt Plugs?

People often shy away from anal play due to the ick factor and lack of knowledge around what it can help you achieve. If you’ve yet to add anal toys into your bedroom antics, we’re here to tell you why this could be a big mistake. Anal toys can enhance sex for everyone involved, and it can help you to discover new avenues of pleasure that were previously undiscovered.

Both men and women can experience intense pleasure from anal toys like butt plugs. Let’s explore these little toys in more detail and discover how they could ramp up your sex life.

What is a butt plug?

A butt plug is a sex toy that is designed to be inserted into the anus. They are typically bulbous in shape with a wider base which gives them an anchor and stops them from going in too far. This base also provides something easy to hold on to when you remove it. They are commonly made from silicone, rubber, or metal. They can also have decorative ends which create an interesting visual. They might also have vibrating cores, or curved ends for prostate stimulation.

Why do men use butt plugs?

Male anatomy means that men are hard-wired to enjoy anal stimulation. The prostate is a gland located approximately 2-3 inches inside the anus. Pressure on this gland produces intense pleasure and can even trigger orgasm. The orgasm from prostate stimulation is more intense than a typical climax and can produce whole body sensations.

Men can use a butt plug during sex to help intensify sensations and lead to shuddering orgasms. A curved butt plug or a specialist prostate massager is an ideal choice for men as this will provide targeted stimulation.

And it’s not just about prostate stimulation, either. Masturbation, oral sex and penetrative sex will all feel more intense while wearing a butt plug. During climax, the pelvic floor muscles contract around the butt plug and lead to some pretty intense sensations.

Why do women use butt plugs?

Why do women use butt plugs?

Women don’t have a prostate gland, but that doesn’t mean they don’t derive a serious amount of pleasure from anal toys. A butt plug worn during masturbation, oral sex or penetrative sex will amp up the sensations for women.

It creates pressure on the back vaginal wall, giving the feeling of pressure and tightness during penetration. There are also plenty of nerve endings in and around the anus to be stimulated. When a woman orgasms while wearing a butt plug, contractions around the plug create intense sensations that amplify and extend the climax.

Her partner will also feel more intense sensations during penetrative sex if she’s wearing a butt plug. The plug will make everything feel tighter by reducing the space in the pelvis. 

How to use a butt plug

Butt plugs are commonly used as a stepping stone into anal sex. If you’re unsure about anal and want to explore the sensations before letting your partner in, then a butt plug is a great place to start. You could even use it solo to get used to the sensations on your own.

Choose a small butt plug to start with. A silicone butt plug is ideal as it will be softer than a metal or glass one. But keep in mind that a metal plug offers a whole world of new sensations, with temperature and texture being key.

As with all anal toys, you need to make sure to use plenty of lube and insert it slowly. You’ll need to learn how to relax into it when you’re inserting and removing the toy.

You should never share anal toys and always make sure you clean them properly after use. We recommend washing with warm soapy water and then using a specialist toy cleaner to make sure everything is hygienic. This will mean your favourite toy is always ready when you need it.

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