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If you’ve stumbled upon this blog post, you’re probably curious about exploring the tantalising world of butt plugs, and honestly who can blame you. We’re obsessed here at pleasure gap. There are so many amazing nerve endings to explore, and done right a little fool around with a butt plug can feel incredible.

So whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned-pro looking to brush up on the basics, this guide is here to help you enjoy a super smooth ride into anal play. We’ll cover everything you need to know about how to use a butt plug safely and enjoyably. Let’s dive right in, shall we?


Ok tell me… What is a Butt Plug?

A butt plug is a type of sex toy designed for anal insertion. Unlike anal beads or dildos, butt plugs are intended to stay in place once inserted, providing a feeling of fullness and stimulating the sensitive nerve endings around the anus. They come in various sizes, shapes, and materials, from beginner-friendly silicone to more advanced glass or metal options. You can also choose between non-vibrating and vibrating butt plugs, because… who doesn’t love options, right?


What are a few benefits of using a Butt Plug?

Extra stimulation: The anus and rectum are filled with sensitive nerve endings that butt plugs can stimulate to make a sexual experience more intense. What's not to love?

Butt plugs can help you achieve anal orgasm: With the use of a butt plug and lubricant, you can stimulate especially sensitive erogenous zones. If you have a penis, you can use butt plugs to reach a prostate orgasm - an orgasm achieved by massaging the prostate gland, which is located below the bladder near the rectum.

Helps you prepare for anal sex: If you are curious to try anal sex with your partner, butt plugs provide a way to get your sphincter muscles used to the sensation of anal penetration.


How do I choose the right Butt Plug for me?

Choosing the right butt plug is the first step to ensuring a pleasurable experience. Here are a few things you might like to consider when hunting for your perfect match:

Start Small: If you’re new to anal play, opt for a smaller plug. It’s best to ease into things gently. You can always move up to something larger in the future, but it is important to give your body time to adapt.

Material Matters: Silicone is an excellent choice for beginners because it’s soft and flexible. Glass, ceramic and metal plugs offer firmer pressure and can be heated or cooled to explore with a little temperature play.

Shape and Base: Look for a tapered tip for easy insertion and a flared base to prevent the plug from slipping inside completely.

Good vibrations: Non-vibrating plugs may be the best place to start, but once you are feeling a little more comfortable, levelling up to a vibrating plug will have you wishing you got one sooner!


Prepping for Anal Play

Before you get to the fun part, take a little you-time for some preparation.

Cleanliness is Key: Ensure your butt plug is thoroughly cleaned before and after each use. Use warm water and mild soap or one of our sex toy cleaners.

Relax and Warm Up: Take your time to relax. A warm bath or shower can help soothe any pre-play nerves. Gentle massage and deep breathing can also help you feel more at ease.

To douche or not to douche: This is personal preference, and some people like to douche for an extra clean sensation. Remember, poo isn’t stored in the anal canal, so as long as you have previously passed a stool and you don’t feel like you need to go imminently you’re all set!

Lubrication is Essential: Use plenty of high-quality lube to ensure smooth and comfortable insertion of your butt plug. Be sure to apply the lube generously to both the plug and your body.


Inserting the Butt Plug...

Now, let’s get to the main event! You can try this alone (which we highly recommend), to help you explore what feels great to you. If you have a partner present, ensure you can clearly communicate, and they are respectful of your needs and boundaries.

Find a Comfortable Position: Lying on your back with your knees bent, standing with one foot raised, or lying on your side can all be good positions for butt plug insertion. Choose what feels most natural to you.

Go extra slow: Gently press the tip of the lubed-up butt plug against your anus. Slowly and steadily guide it in, pausing if you need to adjust to the sensation. Remember to really take your time, and breathe deeply as you go – relaxing outward breathes as you insert the plug can help it to glide in with ease.

Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to how your body feels. If you experience discomfort, take a break and try some additional relaxation practices. Why not try massaging the anus with plenty of lube and your fingers to help you gently relax. Remember the goal is to feel great, so please stop if this is not the case.


Ok, so what do I do once the butt plug is in??

Great question - you can simply relax and enjoy friends!

Experiment with Movement: Try gently moving the plug in and out or twisting it to find what feels best.

Use During Other Activities: Butt plugs can enhance other sexual activities. Try wearing one during vaginal or oral sex for added stimulation.

Wear It Around: Some people enjoy wearing a butt plug during everyday activities. Just make sure it’s comfortable and you’re using it safely. Always build up to this and remember to remove if you are experiencing any discomfort.


Safety first, fun second!

Here are some important safety tips:

Don’t Rush: Take your time to avoid injury and ensure maximum pleasure.

Stay Clean: Always clean your butt plug before and after use.

Use the Right Lube for you: Silicone based lubes tend to last longer and are therefore great for anal play, however these should only be used with non-silicone toys. If your butt plug is made from silicone, use a water-based lube to ensure the quality of your toy does not degrade over time.

Listen to Your Body: Never force anything! If something doesn’t feel right, stop and reassess. Remember to advocate for yourself and always communicate clearly with your partner (where present).


Exploring anal play with a butt plug can open up new avenues of pleasure and sensation. By choosing the right plug, preparing properly, and listening to your body, you can ensure a safe, fun and most importantly pleasureable experience.

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Remember, the key to backdoor bliss is to relax, take your time, and most importantly, have fun. Happy plugging you lovely lot :)


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