Anal Plug Benefits and Usage

Here’s a simple truth: it’s completely impossible to be a sexual person and not at least once consider anal play. It’s simply not happening. Your butt is just way too close to your genitals. You just have to give it a thought.

Whether you’re an experienced anal player, or just starting your Sunless journey, butt plugs will be an incredibly handy toy for you. Many sex educators claim butt plugs are a perfect sex toy to be a stepping stone to more advanced anal sex acts. However, it doesn’t have to be so — wearing a butt plug can be your final goal, not an introductory chapter! 

There are certain prerequisites you need to fulfill to use a butt plug; it’s not for everyone. Do you have a butt of your own? Well then, you’re tall enough to ride, regardless of your gender! But, what exactly is a butt plug’s purpose? Does it do the same job as a dildo? Can you mix it up with other aspects of your sex life? Let’s find out!

How Do Butt Plugs Work?

When we first hear of them, the question that pops up is: do butt plugs work the same as other anal stimulation devices, namely dildos? And the answer is no! As opposed to dildos, butt plugs are not built for anal penetration. Once inside, these little pointy fellas will stay in by design. The thing is, they apply pleasure to your anal nerve ends. As we all know, feeling sexual pleasure comes from stimulating nerves that are in and around our erogenous zones, and our butt is the most sensitive one!

To put it in, you need to use lots of lube. And this isn’t us being your aunty telling you not to drink cold water after training — lube is important. Unlike vaginas, our butts don’t sweat at the mere thought of sex, so you’ll need to make yours wet with lube. Lube relaxes your muscles and makes the experience pleasurable, not painful. So, the question is — how to insert a butt plug? First, apply lube to your butt, then cover the plug with it and insert it in. Imagine the plug as what it actually is — a plug. Use it as a cork, and it’ll produce orgasmic sensations from the part of your body that you have underutilized before.

How the Shape of the Butt Plugs Contribute to Its Purpose and Pleasure

First of all, let’s talk about size. Before you jump into your butt plug boat, make sure you start nice and easy (i.e., small). The anal sphincter is what surrounds your anus, and it’s basically muscles that you need to work out before you can start going creative with it. To put it simply, you don’t go to a gym for the very first time and bench press 400 pounds! The one that you think is too small and ineffective — start with that one!

Sellers register butt plugs, like most sex toys, as novelty items. As a result, there’s no real regulation about them, so you have to look after yourself. Normally, a butt plug has a tapered end (not pointy!) that slowly enters you. Then, it spreads into a bulb for wider penetration and goes back into a thin neck so that your sphincters can go back into place. Finally, there’s a flared base that you use for easy extraction that also keeps the toy from going down the rabbit hole. Trust us; you don’t want to be that guy that ends up in a viral tweet!

Thanks to the shape, it pleasures you by staying inside for an extended period of time. For instance, anal beads make you feel good by constantly pushing them in and pulling them out. But a butt plug is meant to stay in all the time. You can also opt for a vibrating butt plug if you’re a guy, to stimulate your G-spot (i.e., your prostate) even further.


There are several materials sex shops use to make butt plugs. Make sure you go for a non-porous one so you can clean it easily afterward. Some materials, like rubber, are prone to degrade over time, and you don’t want that happening inside your body. The three most common ones are glass, stainless steel, and silicone toys.

We advise you to start with silicone because it’s the most flexible one. A silicone basis is also the best for lube. But, bear in mind, they don’t go well together, as silicone can degrade silicone. So, if your toy is out of this material, use different lube, preferably something water-based. If you are wondering what I personally use and recommend, here are some of my favourite butt plugs.

Sleeping With a Butt Plug

As we’ve already established, a butt plug is a sex toy that you should put in its place and not remove it for a while. But how long is a while? Can you pull an all-nighter? The thing is, it’s not really a question of whether you can put yourself through it, but whether it’s safe to do so.

The thing is, although you should plug your butt for some time, that time shouldn’t really go over three hours or more. There are plenty of confessions online about people sleeping or going to work plugged up, but that’s not completely safe. If you want to use it outside actual sex play, it’d be smarter to take it to work, as you’re awake and can react on time. Remember, plugs shouldn’t bring you pain. If that happens, take it out immediately — it’s your body’s way of telling you you’re doing something wrong!

Butt Plugs During Sex

Now that we’ve discussed how to do it and when not to do it, let’s go over the topic that you were probably thinking of the entire time you were reading this article. Does using butt plugs during sex enhance your experience?

And the answer is: a resounding yes! And that’s regardless of your gender, as well. For instance, if you’re a guy receiving oral sex, a butt plug will apply pleasurable pressure to your prostate, and by the end of it, you’ll have an orgasm in two parts of your body. As for ladies, butt plugs can improve vaginal intercourse! With a butt plug in, your vaginal canal will become narrower. Consequently, you will become more sensitive, and your orgasms will be more powerful.

In the end, you can spice things up even further. For instance, you can enhance your S&M fantasies, as well as warm up the plug if you’re into temperature play. All in all, it’s a versatile toy that everyone can use and enjoy!