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Beginners Guide to Anal Sex Toys

Beginners Guide to Anal Sex Toys

Beginners Guide to Anal Toys

By Tatyana Dyachenko

If you want to purchase an anal sex toy but don't know where to begin then this guide will help you to make sense of the differences between anal beads, anal dildos, butt plugs, douches, anal vibrators and more. Whatever you decide upon, remember that it's really important to use an anal lubricant alongside your anal toy because the anus doesn't produce any of its own naturally occurring lubrication so penetration could be very painful without it.

Anal Beads

Anal beads are balls that are made from either jelly or silicone and linked together on a flexible jelly/silicone length. The beads usually start off small (normally less than an inch in diameter) and get bigger as you progress further along. You can also get anal beads that feature the same size balls all the way along. Anal beads are especially good for beginners because you can insert as many as you feel comfortable with and gradually work up to the beads that are larger in girth. Vibrating anal beads are also available. Pull out the anal beads (using the pull cord ring) just prior to orgasm for a more intense climax!

Begin with: Jelly Anal Love Beads, priced at £4.95.

Anal Dildos

What distinguishes anal dildos from regular dildos is the fact that they're usually slightly narrower which enables easier entry into the anus. They're also slightly curved which allows them to target the prostate gland in men and the other side of the back wall of the vagina in women. Anal dildos are usually made from either jelly rubber or silicone which aren't harsh against the sensitive anal passageway. Great for anal play.

Begin with: Lazy Buttock Jelly Dildo, priced at £14.97.

Anal Douches

Using an anal douche prior to any anal play or anal sex helps to clean out the anal passageway for more hygienic back door activities. Anal douches are unisex and the most basic models consist of a bulb (which you fill with water) and a single holed nozzle. Enemas are also available which are capable of holding more water for a deeper clean.

Begin with: Uni-Sex Anal/Vaginal Douche, priced at £6.97.

Anal Vibrators

Available in a number of different sizes, anal vibrators aim to provide a sensation of penetration combined with either single or multispeed vibrations. Made from soft jelly or silicone, anal vibes come with a rounded end for easy insertion and aim to deliver truly amazing anal orgasms. NB. You may want to try using a vibrator on other parts of your body to get used to the sensations before using one anally.

Begin with: Jelly Anal Vibrator, priced at £12.47.

Butt Plugs

Most people tend to think of butt plugs when they think of anal sex toys because they're one of the most popular anal toys around. Good for beginners and experienced players alike, butt plugs come in a variety of different sizes and colours with a flared base to stop them from going too far inside. Training kits are always a favourite amongst beginners because they usually contain 3 different sized anal plugs which enables you to start with the smallest one and progress to the next size up at your own pace. Butt plugs can also be used to stretch the anal passageway before moving onto full anal sex.

Begin with: Liquorice Dip Butt Plug Set, priced at £10.97.

Inflatable Butt Plugs

If you've tried butt plugs and liked them but want something that will give you additional length and girth, then inflatable butt plugs are the next logical step. These anal toys link a hand bulb to the butt plug via an air tube. Simply use the hand pump to inflate the butt plug up to 5 times larger than its deflated size. All inflatable butt plugs also come with a safety release valve to prevent over pumping. Vibrating versions are also available. NB. It's recommended that you don’t begin anal play with inflatables but instead progress onto them after using standard anal plugs.

Begin with: Inflatable Anal Pleaser, priced at £33.99.

Male Prostate Toys

The prostate is believed to be the part of a man’s body that delivers the most powerful orgasms. Indeed, it can even deliver full body orgasms! Using their specially curved tips prostate massagers and toys locate the prostate gland easily (which is just a few inches inside the anus). Prostate massagers are available as non-vibrating and vibrating male toys. Using these male toys can also help to keep the prostate gland healthy.

Begin with: Black Tentacular Tease Prostate Massager, priced at £19.99.

Vibrating Butt Plugs

Vibrating butt plugs come in a number of sizes making them ideally suited for both beginners and the more experienced. They provide the user with a fuller feeling than you would get from an anal vibrator. Vibrating butt plugs also come with a tapered end for easy insertion and a flanged base to prevent them from going in too far. It’s a good idea to activate the vibrations after inserting the toy into the anal passageway to make things easier. Tweak the multispeed settings and superb anal orgasms are bound to follow.

Begin with: Anal Blue, priced at £14.99.

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