We have already shown you that anal sex is anything but a taboo subject and can be lots of fun. And we’ve also taken a look at the best sex positions for anal intercourse. But what is a butt plug, and what is the right way to use it? In this article, we tell you just that – so that you, too, can add a little variety to anal sex with a butt plug.
What exactly is a butt plug?
A butt plug is a sex toy that is specifically suited to anal intercourse. It has a special shape, making it ideal for preparing the anus when you are about to have anal sex, as well as for specifically stimulating the nerve ends in the anus. Butt plugs usually have a tapered tip to enable easy insertion. Round butt plugs are also available, but these aren’t recommended for beginners. However, the shape you choose is to some extent also a matter of taste. Butt plugs then have a thin shaft, getting wider again at the base to prevent them getting lost inside the intestines. They are usually made from silicone, plastic, jelly rubber or even glass. They also come in various sizes. It’s a good idea to start with a smaller size before trying one of the bigger butt plugs.
If it’s used correctly, a butt plug can give you amazing orgasms – even if you’ve already got plenty of experience with anal sex. Read on to find out how.
How to use an anal plug
Before you think about inserting your anal plug, you need to get your hands on a personal lubricant. There is no natural lubrication in the anal region, so it’s absolutely essential to use a personal lubricant. You should therefore apply lubricant both to your butt plug and to your anus first. Only then can you start inserting the anal plug.
Specialist personal lubricants are available from pjur, both for anal sex and to help with inserting butt plugs. These are specially formulated to cope with the demands of anal sex. The hyaluron in our pjur analyse me! Comfort Water Anal Glide provides extra moisture, producing a particularly good lubricating effect. Since it is a water-based personal lubricant, it is also ideal for use with all types of sex toys. For particularly intense anal sex, we recommend our pjur BACK DOOR Comfort Water Anal Glide. It contains higher concentrations of hyaluron, guaranteeing exceptional lubrication.
When it comes to inserting the butt plug, there are various different positions you can choose. One option, of course, is for your partner to do it for you. To do this, kneel on all fours and lean forwards. This will allow your partner to insert the sex toy easily. But beware! It may not be the best idea to get your partner to insert the anal plug for you, especially if it is your first time using this kind of sex toy. Your partner cannot know whether it feels good when it is inserted or whether it feels a little uncomfortable. The following two positions may therefore be more suitable for beginners:
- Lie on your back and place a pillow under your bottom. Now, when you spread your legs, you can insert the butt plug yourself.
- Another option is to crouch down and sit on the butt plug.
Once you have tried out these three different ways, you will soon find out which is best for you.
In these positions, the anal plug can be inserted easily with a little pressure. But take it slowly. Always do it little by little. Most people need to get used to how a butt plug feels at first.
Once your butt plug is in, it’s time to set about whatever you want to achieve with it. Do you want to use your butt plug to get your anus ready for anal sex? If so, just inserting the anal plug is enough. You can then move straight on to anal sex.
Of course, you can also wear your butt plug in preparation before anal sex. A sex toy of this kind can be worn for several hours. However, if you do wear it for such a long period of time, it’s essential that you reapply personal lubricant every hour and then reinsert it. If you don’t, you’ll find it gets uncomfortable at some point.
Butt plugs can also be used for stimulation – whether you use it when you’re masturbating or for anal sex. You can either slide the anal plug in and out or you can go for one that vibrates. Vibrating butt plugs can be set to different vibrating speeds, which can be a real turn-on.
As well as its range of personal lubricants, pjur also produces sprays and serums that have been specially formulated for anal intercourse and can relax the anus and reduce sensitivity. The pjur analyse me! Anal Comfort spray contains panthenol and aloe. These two ingredients can help increase the skin’s natural elasticity. And our pjur analyse me! Anal Comfort serum forms a protective film, which reduces sensitivity in the anal region.
After using a butt plug
Your butt plug should be cleaned thoroughly after use. This is the only way to make sure you can use it again safely next time. pjur has a special product for this, too – pjur Toy Clean. It is free from alcohol and perfumes and is perfect for hygienically cleaning all your sex toys.
If you keep all these things in mind, using a butt plug can be really exciting. Have fun!