Updated: SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
Anal sex toys are a class of sex toys designed to stimulate the anal region. These toys typically feature balls or spherical elements to stimulate the erogenous zones inside the anus. They also usually have a flared base to ensure they do not travel too far up the rectum.
Anal sex toys may be used during solo play or in sexual interactions with one or more partners.
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Anal plugs and beads are the most common types of anal toys. Butt plugs are common for beginners as they are easy to use. It’s recommended that newcomers to anal play use a small toy, such as a small butt plug or their fingers to get used to the sensation of having a foreign object in their anal passage. Once this is comfortable, many people enjoy playing with larger and more intense toys like dildos, prostate massagers, anal vibrators, or anal beads.
Before inserting an anal toy, it’s important to relax your body and its muscles, particularly those around the anus. It can take practice and patience to learn how to relax these muscles.
While anal dildos and vibrators resemble those used in the vagina, they include a flared base to ensure the toy doesn't slide fully into the anus. It’s important to consider this carefully when using toys meant for vaginal play in the anal cavity.
Anal toys may be used by couples of any mix of gender and sexualities. Some anal toys, known as strap-ons, can even be worn by anyone so that they may penetrate another person.
Anal sex toys are typically used with anal lubricant which makes insertion more comfortable and minimizes the risks of tearing. Experts also recommend using them with a condom, especially if they are shared between partners, to make them more hygienic and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. They should also be washed with warm soap and water after every use.