Everything you need to know about anal plugs
Also known as butt plugs, these toys are self-explanatory: they are inserted anally to stimulate the anus and surrounding nerves. But it’s important to note that anal plugs aren’t just for anal sex preparation. It can also be fun to wear an anal plug while being penetrated vaginally or just enjoying other stimulation too.
What are anal plugs?
Typically silicone or another non-porous material, anal plugs are usually conically shaped toys that are inserted into the anus or rectum. This can be to stretch and relax the muscles in that region, so that anal penetration is more comfortable, or it can also be to stimulate the nerves as part of foreplay.
How do I use anal plugs safely?
As the rectum isn’t self-lubricating, the most important thing to remember when it comes to using anal plugs is lubrication. A water-based lube is usually best, and you should be generous with it! An unlubricated anal plug might not only cause discomfort, but even pain. The second thing to remember is to use a toy with a flared base. Toys like Ditto and Vector by We-Vibe are both great examples as they feature a base that will help you remove the toy safely and easily.
How do I clean anal plugs?
As with all sex toys, hygiene is incredibly important when it comes to anal plugs. Cleaning your toys before AND after use is vital to keeping your sensual moments safe. Just wash your toy with warm water and soap, which is especially easy if your toy is completely waterproof like We-Vibe's options. Additionally, do not use the anal plug for any vaginal or clitoral play without a thorough clean too!