Anal Hook

Updated: NOVEMBER 2, 2023
Reviewed by Dr. Sunny Rodgers
on November 1, 2023

An anal hook, also referred to as a bondage hook, is a specialized BDSM accessory employed in kink and fetish play. Crafted from curved metal or stainless steel, this device features a rounded end meticulously designed for insertion into the anus. At its opposite end, a loop or ring allows for attachment to ropes, chains, or other bondage apparatus.

Anal Hooks in BDSM

Typically measuring around one inch in thickness and six inches in length, the anal hook serves as a distinctive tool within the BDSM realm. Its application centers on bondage scenes and BDSM activities, fostering sensations of dominance, submission and vulnerability. This versatile implement finds its place in an array of scenarios, ranging from role playing enactments to suspension bondage, wherein the submissive partner is suspended by the hook itself. Furthermore, it can also be a component of predicament bondage, adding complexity to the sensations experienced by the submissive individual.

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How is an anal hook used?

Note that the use of anal hooks requires a thorough understanding of BDSM practices, proper communication and informed consent between all parties involved. If you're interested in exploring anal hooks or any other BDSM activities, it's recommended to seek guidance from experienced practitioners or certified BDSM educators who can provide accurate information and ensure a safe and consensual experience.

Using an anal hook safely is of utmost importance to ensure the well-being and comfort of all parties involved. Here are general guidelines for those considering incorporating an anal hook into their BDSM practices:

Education and Consent

Prior to using an anal hook, educate yourself and your partner(s) about its proper use, risks and safety measures. Make sure all parties involved are fully informed and provide enthusiastic and informed consent.

Communication and Safewords

Open and continuous communication is vital. Discuss boundaries, expectations and any concerns before engaging in the activity. Establish a safeword or signal that allows the submissive to indicate if they need to stop.

Emergency Plan

Have an emergency plan in place in case any issues or complications arise during play. This plan should include a safeword or signal to stop the activity immediately if necessary.

Experience Level

Ensure that both the dominant and submissive partners are experienced in BDSM play and anal activities. Using an anal hook requires a solid understanding of safety measures and potential risks.

Anal Hook Size and Material

Choose an anal hook of an appropriate size for the submissive's experience level. Opt for body-safe materials like stainless steel or medical-grade silicone.


Ensure the anal hook is clean and sanitized before use. Wash it thoroughly with warm water and a gentle soap, and consider using a specialized toy cleaner.

Body Preparation

The submissive partner should be relaxed and prepared for the activity. Engage in relaxation techniques, gentle massage, and foreplay to help the body adjust and promote comfort.


Use a high-quality, water-based lubricant on the hook and the anal region to enhance comfort and reduce friction during insertion. Apply lubricant to both the anal hook and the anus.

Positioning the Hook

Insert the anal hook gently and slowly. Ensure that it's positioned comfortably and securely. The loop or ring end should be outside the body for attachment purposes.

Attaching the Hook

When attaching ropes, chains or other bondage equipment to the anal hook, make sure they are secure but not too tight. Avoid placing excessive strain on the hook or the anus.

Monitoring the Submissive

Keep a close eye on the submissive's comfort level and well-being throughout the scene. Regularly check in to ensure they are not experiencing excessive discomfort or distress.

Limiting Play

Avoid leaving the anal hook inserted for extended periods of time. Engage in regular breaks and ensure circulation is not compromised.

Safe Removal

Prior to removing the anal hook, communicate your intentions to the submissive, ensuring readiness. Proceed with care and gentleness as you remove the hook. Confirm that the submissive is positioned comfortably and encourage them to communicate any discomfort.


After the play session, provide aftercare to the submissive. This may involve physical comfort, emotional support and reassurance.

More About Anal Hook

If you're new to anal play, we advise against beginning with anal hooks. Instead, consider starting with anal training or small anal toys as a way to gradually explore and become comfortable with the sensations.

How Choose and Buy and Anal Hook

Selecting the right anal hook for your BDSM play requires careful consideration to ensure safety, comfort and enjoyment. Here are some factors to keep in mind when choosing an anal hook

Experience Level

Consider your experience with anal play and bondage. If you're new to using anal hooks, opt for a smaller size and simpler design. More experienced individuals may be comfortable with larger or more intricate options.

Size and Thickness

Anal hooks come in various sizes and thicknesses. Choose a size that matches your comfort level and experience. Smaller hooks are often more suitable for beginners. As a general rule, it's best to start smaller than you think you need to and work your way up.


Set a budget that aligns with the quality and features you're seeking. Quality anal hooks can vary in price, so consider investing in a well-made product that prioritizes safety.


Look for anal hooks made from body-safe materials, such as medical-grade stainless steel or high-quality silicone. These materials are non-porous, easy to clean, and less likely to cause irritation.


Anal hooks come in different designs, including straight hooks, curved hooks, and those with additional attachments. Choose a design that appeals to you visually and aligns with your intended use.

Attachment Points

Consider the attachment point at the end of the anal hook. Some have a loop, ring, or other attachment mechanism for ropes or chains. Ensure it's secure and suitable for your bondage preferences and intended use.


Ensuring comfort during use is paramount. Opt for smooth, rounded edges and surfaces to minimize any discomfort or irritation during insertion and wear. It's crucial to avoid the use of pointed or sharp objects, which can lead to unintended discomfort or injury.


Some anal hooks have a slight degree of flexibility, which can enhance comfort during movement. Choose the level of flexibility that suits your preferences.


The weight of the anal hook can add to the sensations and experience. Consider whether you prefer a heavier or lighter hook.

Reviews and Recommendations

Read reviews from reputable sources and consider recommendations from experienced BDSM practitioners. Learning from others' experiences can help you make an informed decision.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Ensure the anal hook is easy to clean and maintain. Choose a material that can be sanitized effectively to reduce the risk of infections.

When choosing an anal hook, your personal preferences and desires play a significant role in your choice. Take into account the activities you plan to explore, as well as the aesthetic and sensory aspects that appeal to you.

Best Positions for Using an Anal Hook

When using an anal hook in BDSM play, safety and comfort are paramount. The positions you choose should prioritize the well-being of all parties involved. Here are a few common positions for using anal hooks, from beginner to more advanced:

Bent Over: The submissive partner stands or kneels while bent over, resting their upper body on a piece of furniture or a padded surface. This position provides easy access to the anus while allowing the submissive to maintain stability.

Spread Eagle: The submissive partner lies on their back with their arms and legs spread wide, either tied to a bed or secured to restraints. This position offers easy visibility and access to the anal hook.

Kneeling Position: The submissive partner kneels on the ground, with their upper body supported by their hands or by leaning on a piece of furniture. This position allows for controlled movement and minimizes strain on the hook.

Modified Doggy Style: The submissive partner gets on their hands and knees, with their torso parallel to the ground. This position can make insertion and wearing the anal hook more manageable.

Standing or Leaning:The submissive partner stands with their hands against a wall or other surface, or they lean over a piece of furniture. These positions offer stability and controlled movement.

Hogtie Position: In a hogtie, the submissive's wrists and ankles are bound together behind their back. While this position can be more advanced and restrictive, it can create a visually striking effect when combined with an anal hook.

Suspension Bondage: This advanced position involves suspending the submissive partner with ropes or other restraints. If considering suspension with an anal hook, ensure that all parties involved have experience and proper knowledge of suspension safety.

Do anal hooks hurt?

Anal hooks may not be suitable for everyone. Whether or not anal hooks are the right choice for you hinges on your personal preferences. Given their common association with BDSM scenes, they have the reputation of possibly inducing mild discomfort. In saying that, some individuals derive pleasure from a controlled level of discomfort, highlighting the subjective nature of such experiences. If used safely, anal hooks should not progress to being actively painful. If this happens, there is the risk you are causing damage to the body.

Should you find the idea of anal hooks intriguing, approach them with consideration for your experience level and your body's boundaries. By respecting these factors, you can engage in such activities while ensuring your well-being.



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