Want to add sex toys to anal sex? You are not alone! Many people use toys for solo anal sex or to enhance partnered anal sex play.
Sex toys can add variety and range to your backdoor play. But to play safely, you must use the right toys for the job. Here’s our guide to sex toy safety and links to explore our favorite toys and find your own favorites.
Anal Play Toy Safety
You can use any vibrator on the external anal area, and enjoy exploring the range of buzzy sensations you can create. But NEVER insert anything into the anus unless it is specifically designed for anal insertion. This means it will have smooth contours, be made of body safe materials and feature a flared base. If you need convincing, google “items lost in rectum” for some eye-opening images. Unlike the vagina, the rectum doesn’t have a built in ending and the contractions of orgasm tend to pull things deeper into the rectum. So if you are interested in inserting anything other than your fingers or a penis into the anus, get toys designed just for that purpose! Here are some of our favorites, and the websites we link to carry a wide selection of toys you can explore!
Safer Sex Supplies:
Black Nitrile Gloves are way sexier than the ones you’ll find at the drugstore!
Butt plugs are designed to be inserted and then left in place. You can wiggle them a bit, but the real pleasure comes from the sensation of fullness they create. They can be worn during other kinds of sex play or even while you are going about your day! Start with a small butt plug and work your way up to larger sizes.
Anal Bead Like Items:
Traditional anal beads aren’t great – they used to be made of hard plastic and weren’t easy to clean. Thankfully, today’s sophisticated sex toy companies have updated this toy. These toys feature several insertables that slowly increase in size. Insert them and then (perhaps at the moment of climax!) gently tug on them for a ripple of sensation as they slide out of your body. *Check out SheVibe’s wonderful range of bead like toys here*
These toys are designed to hit the male prostate but can be used by anyone for fun anal penetration play. Some vibrate, others are designed for rocking manually.
Strap On Toys:
* please note links on this page marked with an asterisk are affiliate links, and if you choose to make a purchase we will receive a small percentage as thanks for the referral. We only link to resources we know, trust and love!
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