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Butt plugs are a fun and adventurous way to spice up your sex life, but many people feel intimidated or unsure about how to use them. Whether you're a first-time user or a seasoned pro, this guide will give you all the information you need to have a safe and enjoyable experience with butt plugs. 

From choosing the right size and material to preparing your body and applying lube, we'll cover everything you need to know about how to use a butt plug. 


First off, what is a butt plug?

A butt plug, also known as an anal plug or anal toy, is a sex toy designed for insertion into the anus for sexual pleasure. These toys can be made from a variety of materials, including silicone, metal, or glass, and come in different shapes and sizes.

Learn More: What Is A Butt Plug & Why Folks LOVE Using Them 


Why use a butt plug?

Butt plugs are used by people of all sexes and genders to enhance sexual pleasure, similar to other sex toys, and for anal training (the practice of preparing anal muscles for penetration, further explained below).

You may be curious about why anal play or butt plugs can be pleasurable in the first place. Just like other parts of the body, the anus (butthole) is highly innervated, meaning it’s very sensitive to stimulation which can be very pleasurable.



For folks who were assigned male at birth, you can stimulate the prostate inside the anal cavity via the anterior wall. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system that is often called ‘the male g-spot.’ Prostate stimulation can be incredibly enjoyable and facilitate deeper, more robust orgasms.

While folks assigned female at birth and have internal female reproductive systems do not have prostates, internal stimulation via the anterior wall stimulates the A-spot and/or O-spot and can contribute to orgasms and pleasure.


Butt Plug Safety

  • The golden rule for anal toys is that they MUST have either a flared base that is wider than the widest part of the insertable portion of the toy (more or less) or they must have a stopper (something that would keep it from being sucked into the anal cavity. If a toy or object is ‘sucked in’ to the anal cavity, you should seek medical attention immediately so as not to cause further damage.

  • Anal training is the process of training anal muscles to accommodate a penis or toy. If you are a beginner, start with a small plug and gradually work your way up to larger sizes as you become more comfortable.

  • The anal cavity, unlike the mouth or vagina, is not self-lubricating. This means that anal play requires extra attention and lubricant. Lubricants with thicker consistencies are best because they provide extra protection to anal tissues.


How To Use A Butt Plug In 6 Steps

If you are new to using a butt plug, here are some tips to help you get started:

#1 Choose the right size

Anal plugs come in different sizes, ranging from very small to very large. If you are a beginner, start with a small plug and gradually work your way up to larger sizes as you become more comfortable.

This process is also called anal training – before a penis or dildo penetrates you anally, you should go through this gradual process to train anal muscles to accommodate a penis or toy.

#2 Use LOTS of lubricant

It is important to use plenty of lubricant when using an anal plug. The anus does not naturally produce lubrication, so using a water-based or silicone-based lubricant can help prevent discomfort or pain.

Note: silicone and oil-based lubricants should not be used for silicone toys, while water-based lubricant is safe on all toy materials.


#3 Prepare the area

Before inserting the anal plug, it's important to clean the area around the anus. You can do this by taking a shower or bath or using a damp cloth to gently clean the area. You may also consider using an enema or anal douche to help clean out the rectum.


#4 Insert the plug

Apply a generous amount of lubricant to the plug and the area around the anus. Slowly and gently insert the plug into the anus, using your hand to guide it in. If you experience any discomfort or pain, stop immediately.

If you're using a remote controlled vibrating butt plug like Leo, if everything is feeling good, now is the time to explore vibration modes and patterns. 


#5 Experiment with different positions

Once the plug is inserted, experiment with different positions to find what feels most comfortable and pleasurable. You may also consider adding other forms of stimulation, such as clitoral stimulation or penetration with a partner.


#6 Remove the plug

When you're finished, slowly and gently remove the plug. Be sure to clean it thoroughly with mild unscented soap and water, or a sex toy cleaner, before storing it away.


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Article Summary: How To Use A Butt Plug

In summary, using an anal plug can be a fun and pleasurable experience, but it's important to take your time, use plenty of lubricant, and communicate openly with your partner(s). Always prioritize safety and hygiene, and don't be afraid to experiment to find what works best for you.


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