Anal beads are great for beginners, but they still provide all kinds of sensations, ranging from mild to mind-blowing!
Got a butt? Alrighty then. If you haven't tried anal play, anal beads might just be a great option as a next foray into sexual exploration.
Why anal beads?
When it comes to anal play, beads are great for beginners, but they still provide all kinds of sensations, ranging from mild to mind-blowing! Plus, anal beads are a pretty versatile toy. They can be a good way to experiment with anal penetration, they pair well with solo play and they can be SO MUCH FUN with a partner.
Here we'll take a look at some of the ways you can use anal beads and provide a few of our top picks.
What Are Anal Beads?
As you can probably see, anal beads are a row of beads attached to a cord. In many cases, the beads vary in size starting at small and growing larger. Or the beads may be different shapes. This offers varying sensations when the beads are inserted or removed.
How to Use Anal Beads
So, how do you use anal beads? The short answer is, lube them up and insert them into your bum. But there are a lot of different and interesting ways to do that. Here are a few you may want to try.
Insert Them for the Duration
Because the anus is full of nerve endings, having something inserted can feel great, especially during orgasm, when the anus gets going with those rhythmic contractions of the pelvic floor. As a relatively slender toy, beads can be a good option for anal newbies and, unlike a butt plug, can provide a wider range of sensation options.
Insert Them and Then Remove During Orgasm
When the anus contracts rhythmically during orgasm along with the pelvic floor, having something for it to clench around can really up the intensity of orgasm. For many people, so can removing that something at just the right moment. Because a long thread of anal beads provides delicious sensation all the way out, it can lengthen and intensify an orgasm. Yowza!
Move Them In and Out
Some people like to keep those good feelings going, either during orgasm or leading up to it, by moving anal beads in and out during masturbation or partner play. This can feel especially good when you have a set of beads with different sizes, which allows you to modulate the intensity of sensation.
Try Vibrating Beads for Foreplay
Vibrating anal beads are popular - and for good reason. They can provide all of the options above, plus vibration, which can be pretty orgasmic and may even provide some prostate or G-spot stimulation. Choose vibrating anal beads with a remote control and you'll also have the option of a power dynamic by letting your partner control your pleasure.
Top Anal Beads to Try
OK - now for the good stuff: The toys! Here are a few top picks. We've listed these picks from best-for-beginners to more advanced.
Blush Luxe Silicone Anal Beads
When it comes to anal beads, these are as simple and beginner-friendly as it gets. They're thin, flexible and made with silky-smooth, body-safe silicone for easy insertion. But don't be fooled: The different-shaped beads along this string can provide a variety of eye-popping sensations.
Sportsheets Silicone Heart Anal Beads
These are a favorite in our Shop, probably because they're such an easy introduction to anal play. This short strand provides graduated bead sizes for comfort and a short length that's great for first-timers. They are, of course, made of body-safe silicone, but we also love that they're super-cute!
Blush Luxe Be Me 3 Anal Beads
This butt plug/anal beads hybrid will give you the best of both worlds: the feeling of a stay-put plug, and the fun surprise that comes with removing graduated beads. Slip them in and leave them there, or wear them longer term. The smooth, T-shaped handle won't get in your way and the soft, smooth silicone will ensure both comfort and easy cleanup.
Blush Luxe Silicone 10 Anal Beads
These slim, long, super-flexible anal beads are designed for beginners who want to go deep. Each bead is set apart on its silicone thread, for full sensation with the insertion or removal of each one. These beads are super-simple, but their careful design and smooth, body-safe silicone will ensure some pretty amazing sensations!
Sportsheets Blue Silicone Anal Shower Beads
Did you know that the shower is a great place for anal play? These beads come from Sportsheets' Sex in the Shower line, and they're designed for exploring the back door while getting clean. The teardrop shape of each bead makes for interesting sensation upon insertion and removal. Pull them out at climax for a really intense orgasm!
Fun Factory Flexi Felix
In the world of anal beads, Flexi Felix is a bit of a legend - just look at that face! This cute, whimsical set of beads is actually one continuous piece of silicone, carved into beads that gently graduate toward a larger size. Felix's head acts at the handle for removal, but is slim and flat enough to sit comfortably between your cheeks. These are probably the cutest, most charming beads around, but they also pack a punch when it comes to pleasure.
Fun Factory Bendy Beads
These beads are for anal players who are a little more advanced and adventurous. First, they're quite a bit larger than similar-looking strands on this list. They are also relatively inflexible. The shape of the beads is designed to provide internal stimulation through gentle twisting and turning while they're inserted, but they also feel great when they're tugged out. Bendy Beads are made of body-safe silicone, making them easy to clean and maintain.
b-Vibe Triplet Anal Beads
What happens when you add vibration to a well-designed set of anal beads? Amazing things, that's what! This set of beads by bum-specialists b-Vibe deliver a great, tapered shape, graduated beads and vibration via two very powerful motors. Experiment with 6 vibration levels and 15 patterns - or turn the wireless remote over t o your partner for twice the fun.
b-Vibe Cinco Anal Beads
A step up from the Triplet beads above, the b-Vibe Cinco Beads promise five graduated beads for more length and three motors for more power! Despite their intensity, though, their tapered shape make them pretty easy to insert, and no one said you had to go all the way! These silicone-coated, waterproof beads are rechargeable and can be controlled from 30 feet away via wireless remote control. (We recently reviewed 'em. Check that out here.)
Mystim Booty Garland Anal Chain
And now for something completely different! If you've tried anal beads and are looking for something really next level, try this Booty Garland from Mystim. Paired with the Mystim Tension Lover E-Stim unit, these fully waterproof, silicone-coated beads can provide electrostimulation. Trust us when we say it's like nothing you've ever felt back there before - in a good way!