Sinclair told me that the biggest mistake most folks make when exploring anal penetration for the first time is jumping *right* to it without proper warm-up. So, after getting steamy in the shower, we took our sweet time licking/nibbling/kissing one another until we were both thoroughly turned on. Then, we brought in the plug.
While Sinclair told me doggy style would be a good option, I wanted to be able see my partner. So, we got in a missionary position with a pillow under my hips to help make my back hole more accessible.
Then, after dousing the plug and my rear with a water-based lube (friendly reminder: silicone-based lube is not compatible with silicone toys) my partner rocked the toy back and forth around my entrance while I touched my clit. This part felt like rimming, and gave me all the same orgasmic tingles getting my ass-eaten does.
But, despite how mind-blowing using the plug externally felt, at first that bugger just wouldn’t go in! But then my yoga-loving partner suggests that we breath in-sync, and that did the trick.
After a few deep inhales and exhales, the plug slid in. Hoorah!
The best way to describe the sensation is that I felt full! But not in a painful way. On the contrary, the added internal pressure against my anal canal while receiving and giving head felt really fucking good.
Keep in mind that I have a hypertonic pelvic floor (AKA chronically tight vagina) that can make vaginal penetration a little iffy without the plug. So it wasn’t surprising that with the plug I found vaginal penetration with the plug (even with just one finger) to be way way too much.
The verdict: I may not be using the Snuggie (as I’ve cleverly nicknamed this babe) to explore DP (aka double penetration) any time soon. But this little cutie has been a regular attendee of our apocalyptic play since the first week!
10/10 would recommend the Snug Plug for butt play beginners!
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Adding in Some Texture
During the third week of quarantine, we decided to try the Bump Textured Plug. Launched as part of a textured-plug line between purveyor of anal pleasure, b-Vibe and dildo queen and sex educator Zoe Ligon (AKA Thongria on social media), the Bump Textured Plug is a pinecone-shaped vibrating butt plug.
Read: New Toy to Know: b-Vibe Texture Plugs
Here’s the thing, while the Bump Textured Plug is the smallest plug in the three-plug collection (there’s also a medium-sized Swirl Textured Plug and a big Daddy Twist Textured Plug), at 1.2 inches in diameter, the Bump still significantly larger than the Snug Plug we’ve been using. But any nervousness I felt about the size, vanished once I felt the vibration against my opening.
Let me just say it: that shit is intense! Like, “I can’t control the sounds coming out of my mouth” intense.
After that first magic (MAGIC) moment, we experimented inserting this baby into my bum. And while we couldn’t get my body to accept more than a centimeter (even when I used deep breathing!) the bumpy sensation rubbing against my sphincter felt spectacular. Truly, unlike anything else I've experienced before.
Before I used the plug, Sinclair told me that some folks enjoy using these plugs as vaginal plugs. She explained: “There aren’t many dildos on the market that are as small as these plugs are. So for folks who want a sensation of vaginal, but who find classic dildos overwhelming, this can be a good option for front door play.”
And because, again, I have a tight pelvic floor, I figured I'd be the perfect candidate for this use!
During a solo session (after the plug had been fully sanitized, of course), I lathered the Bump with lube, and slid her into my vagina. Then, I enlisted my sidekick the Le Wand Point and within minutes I was making animal sounds.
All in all, I may not be advanced enough in my anal exploration journey to full enjoy the Bump as an anal toy (Sinclair did tell me, “The textured plugs are for someone who already has experienced with anal play and is looking to explore their repetoire.”). But for now, I’ll be using her as a vaginal plug to warm my body for P-in-V intercourse.
Cheers to versatile toys!
Read: The Beginner's Guide to Anal Stretching
More Anal Play to Come
I may only be a few weeks into my anal exploration journey, but with no end date to this pandemic in sight—and no plans to split from my partner after—it’s safe to say I have plentyyyy of time to continue to play with anal pleasure! And, who knows, maybe by the end of all of this I’ll be upgrading my Bump to an even larger toy like the Twist!
But in the meantime, I plan to continue loving and experimenting with the Snug Plug 1 and Bump.
And I’d enthusiastically recommend the former to folks who are new to anal play, and the latter who are better-acquainted with their ass than I! Especially now, when we could all use a little more pleasure.