This means that you essentially "cut off" your body's natural warning system that you're doing something incorrectly which can quickly lead to injury that was easily prevented. Regular sex lube, without any numbing agents, is more-than-enough for orgasmic anal pleasure.
What Does Anal Play Feel Like?
How your brain and body interprets sensations will vary from person to person. That's what makes our bodies so amazing! They're each unique, and they each have their own likes and dislikes.
That being said, a lot of people describe initial anal penetration as full of "pressure". Pressure is entirely normal. You are putting some pressure onto the rings of anal muscle in order to "open them up". What you want to watch out for is "pain" —especially sharp pain. That means your toy is too large, you don't have enough lube, or you're going too quickly. Pain is your body's way of warning you that something wrong is happening. Don't ignore it. Don't worry—those anal sex toys will be there tomorrow if you need to take a break and try again another day.
If you're brand-new to anal, this sensation may feel like you need a trip to the bathroom. No worries! As long as you've gone recently, that's unlikely the case. Since your body has only used these nerve endings for defecation in the past, that's what it automatically associates with stimulation of these nerves. As you engage in anal play more often, that automatic mental association will disappear.
If you only felt pressure with no pain, took things slowly, and used lots of lube, you'll probably reach a point where the anal toys are fully inserted. This is where the "pressure" will slowly start to translate into a feeling of fullness—probably fullness from a part of the body that you're not used to.
This can be extremely pleasurable, and if you choose to thrust the toy in and out (slowly and carefully!), you'll also involve the anal entrance nerve endings—which like movement. If you have a prostate, you can also involve that area of packed nerve endings. Essentially, there's a lot of pleasure to be had once the toy is inserted!
Anal Plugs Versus Anal Beads?
Some of the most beginner-recommended toys are anal plugs and anal beads. Why? Because they tend to be slim in thickness and length—and they tend to be designed for easy insertion. Both anal plugs and anal beads can also be slipped inside the body and be left there hands-free.
This makes a lovely first introduction to anal for someone who wanted to continue their masturbation session with some bonus orgasmic anal sensations. While anal beads and anal plugs are both consistently-recommended for beginners, they still have their differences.
Anal beads, for example, are especially great choices for people who enjoy the sensation of the initial anal penetration. Since each one of the "beads" is a larger diameter spread out throughout the "string" they're attached to, each time the butt gets to a bead, it needs to stretch open to slip the bead inside. This provides that initial penetration, stretching, and pressure sensation over and over again.
What you choose to do with the beads when they're fully inside the body is up to you. Some anal enjoyers like to remove the anal beads and re-insert them all over again. Others like to pursue other sexual activities - and slowly remove all of the beads right at the point of orgasm for added orgasmic enjoyment. However you choose to explore anal beads is the right way - just make sure you keep the "pull handle" at the end of the anal beads chain outside of the body.
On the other hand, anal plugs are very different. While anal beads are designed to provide constant pleasure as you insert them and remove them, anal plugs are specifically designed to be slid into the butt and then "left there".
What you choose to do while that anal plug is in there is entirely up to you. Some people love the secret thrill of wearing an anal plug while doing other activities—like grocery shopping or running errands. Other people love the hands-free approach of adding extra stimulation to their masturbation session, so the anal plug gets inserted before the usual masturbation activities.
For another use, a butt plug can also be a fantastic "warm-up" toy for other anal activities later that day. Since the plug gently stretches the muscles by staying inserted, it will make the insertion of larger toys later in the day a bit easier. (Don't worry! The muscles go back to their usual tight state shortly after removing the plug!)
So which one is right for you? It depends on what you're looking to get out of your anal play experience—and which one is providing more of what you're looking for! If you're looking for an anal toy that's easy to slide in (and do other activities), an anal plug (like the Satisfyer Booty Call plugs) is probably great for you. If you love the sensation of the initial penetration of anal muscles, anal beads (like the Love Beads) are a much-better fit.
So which side do you fall under? Do you think an anal plug or anal beads would be a better fit? Of course, you won't know until you try, why not give both a go and see for yourself!