Let’s start by busting a myth from the get go. Butt plugs are not just for gay guys. No way, they can be a welcome addition to anyone’s sex toy ‘stockpile’ no matter where they land on the gender map.
Another common misconception is when entering the world of anal play, most people would think that buying a butt plug is jumping the gun a little. Or a little specialist…
Actually it's quite the opposite because they come in various sizes and are a great way to train your rear to take bigger and bigger things inside.
If I had to pick the best butt plug it would have to be Lovehoney's Vibrating, Inflatable Butt Plug. You get the heightened orgasm intensity that butt plugs give you and the added pleasure that vibration toys give. We review a few more later.
But let's go over some background information first. So you can make a more informed buying decision 🙂
Why Do People Use Butt Plugs?
While wearing a butt plug by itself probably won’t give you an orgasm, there is a nerve that runs along your anus that, when stimulated, can really intensify your orgasms which is the main reason people use butt plugs.
And another bonus they’re not that hard to use. Only thing you should keep in mind are that you should take your time inserting the plug, make sure you use lube, and check to see if the plug in question has a large enough base. The last point is probably the most important because sticking something up your butt that doesn’t have a large, flared base makes it incredibly likely that you’ll get it stuck up your butt.
Your rectum after a little while starts ‘sucking stuff back in’ so, once you hit that point of no return, you’re gonna have to go to the emergency room and get it removed, and really, it’s just not worth that kind of stress…(I’d LOVE to be a fly on the wall of that E.R)
What Is A Vibrating Butt Plug?
Unlike a regular butt plug, a vibrating butt plug DOES have the capability to make you cum.
Combined with a vibrator or sex with your partner, you can make your orgasm feel as intense as humanly possible.
And I know that's what anyone who's picking up a sex toy wants, right? I know that's always been my goal.
What Is An Inflatable Butt Plug?
Okay, okay. Just give me a minute to explain.
Inflatable butt plugs come with a bulb you can squeeze to inflate the plug. This amplifies the "full" feeling and makes your orgasms a bit more intense.
You can also find vibrating, inflatable butt plugs which is the best of both worlds, isn't it? I don't think you necessarily need to use any additional sex toys if you have a vibrating, inflatable butt plug, but you can bring some in if you really want to.
Hey, in my opinion, the more the merrier...
Can A Butt Plug Stimulate Your Prostate?
If you have a penis, you’ve also been blessed with a prostate.
Which is basically the G spot for people who don't have a vagina.
Lots of people like to stimulate this spot to orgasm more intensely. These toys are generally going to be more curved than the normal butt plug. If this is something you're interested in, keep a look out for those curved butt plugs.
What Lube For Butt Plug?
If you have silicone-based lube, it isn't going to work with any silicone toys because it's just going to be absorbed by your toy.
Personally I'd have to recommend picking up a water-based lube.
Just make sure you reapply it semi-frequently since your body will absorb the lube.
You don't want it to get stuck since your anus doesn't produce any lubricants and if you don't stay lubed up, that could cause you a lot of pain and I know nobody wants that.
Do You Want To Wear Your Butt Plug Out In Public?
Some people like wearing their butt plug out in public.
If you're interested in something like this, make sure you pick up a t bar since they're more comfortable and more discreet than one with a circle or other type of base.
T bars follow the shape of your butt crack so it sits flush with your butt rather than sitting on top of it. This ensures you stay comfortable and lowers the chance that someone will notice you're wearing a butt plug.
How To Start Using Butt Plugs
If you're new to butt plugs, you're not going to be able to wear a big butt plug since you need to gradually size up.
It's like that one philosophy in economics - Everyone should try to make marginal decisions rather than all or nothing one.
Yeah bet you didn’t expect that I’d bring economics into an article about sex toys...But I felt the comparison was apt.
However, if you've been using butt plugs for a while, you probably have a pretty good idea of the type and size of butt plugs you like to use.
While being more experienced does open up several different types of toys you can try, I wouldn't recommend trying to rush your way to reaching those larger sizes.
You could hurt yourself and that's not what sex toys are all about. Also wouldn't recommend getting a butt plug you're not excited about.
You want to find a toy that will make you happy or else you might not want to keep up anal play. So don't let the fact that you're a beginner discourage you.
How Long Can You Leave A Buttplug In For?
30 minutes is the maximum time you should leave your buttplug in for in one session. A lot of sex toy manufacturers and experts will advise against going above that threshold.
What Type Of Material Do You Prefer?
Like other sex toys, there are plenty materials to choose from. Here, I cover silicone and glass material, but there are also metal butt plugs which add a nice cooling sensation when inserted. I've found that while you could use metal toys for temperature play like you could with glass, I much prefer the latter.
This is another part of the reason I didn't include any metal in my final 5 since I think silicone and glass can fulfill a lot of the things you'd look for in a butt plug. That being said if you really fancy one of the metal variety as it matches your favourite piece of jewelry (Hey, no judgment here…) check out some of the metal plugs Lovehoney sells. And if I was put in a corner and had to make a decision check out Lovehoney Jeweled Metal Beginner's Butt Plug for starters.
Because it has a Jewel in it of course!
So now that I've gone over the basics, let's get to the reviews!
Our Top 5 Butt Plugs In 2022
Lovehoney Booty Buddy
Here's a good plug for beginners because I think it's a really nice size!
I think these types of toys are a really good opportunity to get into sex toys without having to drop a lot of money right off the bat, and this certainly doesn’t break the bank.
Unfortunately, this isn't really going to be a great butt plug for anyone who's experienced using them. If you like larger plugs, this one probably isn't going to do much for you.
Which is a shame, but don't worry, I got some toys for you, too!
Lovehoney Pure Pleasure Sensual Glass Butt Plug
I present you one of the two glass butt plugs on this list.
If you're familiar with glass, you're aware of the temperature play aspect that glass is usually known for. For trying temperature play out for the first time, personally I’d stick to glass and not metal. You can change the temperature by running it under warm or cold water.
Don't freeze or microwave your plug because the glass can break and then you've got a mess to clean up and you're down a plug.
But what do I think about this toy?
I think it's pretty great! It's a good size for someone who's used to using plugs and it feels great inside of you!
I really enjoy using it alone or even with my partner. The fit is really nice, which I think is pretty important. You don't have to worry about it falling out so cross that annoyance off your list.
Overall, definitely consider this toy if you're interested in getting into temperature play. It's a bit too big for anyone new to butt plugs, but if you're experienced and want to try something new, definitely check it out!
Lovehoney Butt Tingler 10 Function Vibrating Butt Plug 3.5 Inch
Here's what I was talking about when I mentioned vibrating butt plugs. I think these are actually really cool! They feel great and can really get you off if it hits the right spot. I think this is a great toy for ‘newbies’ if you want to try butt plugs, but also if you have an urge to give something a go with a couple of bells and whistles.
For the most part, it's pretty easy to use, however the on/off button is in a weird place. Don't think it's too much of a problem, but if you have trouble operating difficult to use buttons, this probably isn't the toy for you.
I don't know why designers don't think of these things.
Just make products that have easy to press buttons! What the hell!?
But I don't think this is the best butt plug for someone who wants a vibrating one. Look at the next product before making your decision:
TOP PICK! Lovehoney Vibrating Inflatable Butt Plug 4.5 Inch
Really enjoy the combination of the feeling of fullness and the vibrations. Makes having a high-quality orgasm really easy.
I do have to say though I'm not a huge fan of the inflation tube. A little too small for my liking. It's also not really a good toy for beginners. A little too big to comfortably insert if you're not used to using butt plugs.
However, if you're experienced, it's a great way to expand your anal play toy box.
Lovehoney Full Bloom Large Rose Glass Butt Plug 4 Inch
Now unlike some glass toys, I don't think you can pass this toy off as an art piece, but I really love looking admiringly at it.
(Seriously, I just can't get over how cute this toy is!)
You can't, however, wear this out on the town because the flared base stick’s out just that little too much and can be a little uncomfortable. Unless...You're happy to stay standing all night.
If I had to pick my favorite butt plug on this list would have to be Lovehoney's Vibrating Inflatable Butt Plug. You get the heightened orgasm intensity that butt plugs give you and the pleasure that vibration toys give.
I think inflatable butt plugs are a really cool addition to anyone's toy box so if you want to spice up your sex life or your toy box what are you waiting for! Go out and check this toy out.
You definitely won't regret it.