The 12 Best Anal Beads Out There for Shivers and Shudders
How we tested the best anal beads
Here at BedBible we love nothing more than some straight forward, honest and truthful reviews – especially for anal sex toys. That’s why, when researching anal beads, we searched every single corner of the internet for anal bead reviews from your average user. PR fluff and corporate speak is all well and good, but sometimes you just want to be told straight: what are the pros, what are the cons. That’s why we’re here! We collated all these honest-to-God reviews, combined them with the observations and objective thoughts of our amazing sex toy testing team, and came out with our review! Overall we’ve put over 60 hours into this post, so trust us when we say it’s the most balanced and well-thought-out anal beads review that’s out there!
Vibrating vs non-vibrating
Anal beads that vibrate sound awesome, don’t they! Like, a nice string of beads that vibrate inside your ass can only be a good thing, right? Well, some people aren’t a massive fan of them! So when buying anal beads you have to weigh up the pros and cons of buying vibrating or non-vibrating. With non-vibrating ones you get the traditional kind of anal beads. They are tried and tested and definitely work. But adding the aspect of vibrations to it really ups the ante. And here’s the thing, if you try the vibrations, and they’re not for you, you can just not use that function and still be left with traditional, non-vibrating anal beads! So as far as we’re concerned buying vibrating anal beads is a win-win situation!
Materials: what to look for and what to avoid
When it comes to anal sex toys, and especially anal beads, there are definitely some materials that are better than others. Let’s take a look at a few of the ones that you need to look for as well as some that you could really do with avoiding!
- Silicone (recommended) – Oh, we do love a good silicone toy here at BedBible! Silicone anal beads are great for a wide range of reasons, including that it feels realistic and flesh-like, and it’s non-porous, meaning it won’t keep hold of any bacteria or any other nasty surprises. It’s simple to clean, flexible, and feels fantastic!
- Metal/glass (recommended) – Both firm and harsh materials when it comes to anal beads, metal and glass are on equal pegging. They have many of the same qualities, including that unforgiving stiffness and non-porous body. Both can be warmed up or cooled down, meaning they’re great for temperature play.
- TPE/TPR (not recommended) – A soft kind of plastic or rubber, TPE/TPR isn’t the most ideal material for anal beads. This is mainly because it is porous, meaning bacteria and gets can get into the material. While it’s not the worst material in the world, it still takes a lot of extra cleaning and extra care to get it sanitized again.
- PVC (not recommended) – And now we come to the least recommended material on this list: PVC. This is a non-body-safe material that not only has the potential to harbor plenty of bacteria, but also leech harmful chemicals into your body! So when it comes to PVC anal beads we would STRONGLY recommend avoiding them at all costs!
What size anal beads to buy
Suggesting a certain size of anal beads to buy is tricky: everyone is different in their likes and dislikes, so it’s very much a personal choice. For beginners, we would obviously recommend anal beads with a smaller width as you aren’t yet used to anything larger. As you gain more and more experience and confidence, you can slowly work your way up to anal beads with a larger width. One thing that we would like to point out though is that anal beads tend to be gradually sized, starting off with a smaller bead then getting bigger and bigger as they go along. This makes it useful for training your butt to take a larger width anal bead. Don’t push yourself, be patient, use plenty of lubes (only use silicone lubes if you are using a non-silicone anal bead), and soon enough you’ll be an anal bead expert, able to take the biggest toys in the toy box!
What are Anal Beads?
Anal beads are a specific type of anal sex toy that has distinct and connected bulbs called "beads.". In some ways they are very similar to butt plugs - just with more of them at once. They are typically round or oblong with a small space in between each bead that returns to the minimum diameter of the toy. Anal beads are not purposefully designed to be used for rough thrusting, but rather to be gently inserted and wiggled or slowly pulled out. The unique sensation of anal beads is a sort of "popping" in or out as the toy is either inserted or removed.
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The 12 Best anal beads in Test
B-Vibe Triplet Vibrating Anal Beads
Sink into absolute pleasure with the Triplet B-Vibe Anal Beads. These are well-suited to beginners, with an approachable girth and length, or anyone looking to ramp up their play with euphoric sensations!
Three tapered beads and a flared base are only the tip of the iceberg with the Triplet B-Vibe Beads.
Two motors work beautifully together to create a rumbly, quiet array of vibes. There are 6 levels of intensity and 15 unique vibration patterns on this remote-controlled toy that works up to 30 feet away for whatever kind of fun you’d like to try.
Perfect for beginners and experts alike, sit back and enjoy toe-curling pleasure.
The Triplet B-Vibe Beads are our testwinner for the beginner-friendly design and deliriously delightful range of vibrations.
Some find that with tapering beads they are able to get a more intense feeling of fullness than if the beads were all the same size, as the toy is easier to fully insert. This toy may be on the smaller end for some, but the vibrations add an entirely new dimension to even the most ambitious butt stuff lovers.
Not to mention that silicone is our top recommended material for its body safe quality and ease of sanitation.
Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Intensified Anal Beads
Fifty Shades of Grey fans may remember that iconic advice to remove anal beads mid-orgasm for intensified pleasure. This official toy is designed for that exact purpose.
An extremely beginner-friendly toy, these beads are a tapered and flexible silicone with a ring-style base at the end for easy removal. The first few beads are super small making it easy to insert. The bulbs themselves are not terribly large, allowing for the 7.5 inches of insertable length to be fully enjoyed by even non-seasoned lovers of anal play. Plus, the oval shape makes insertion wonderfully smooth.
Submit to incredible sensation with the Fifty Shades of Grey Anal Beads that will ease you in to stimulating those sensitive nerve endings.
Our winner for the cheapest anal beads, the Fifty Shades of Grey Anal Beads are perfect for beginners who are looking for simple, easy, and fun. The extremely flexible tapered beads are on the small side, but this toy provides plenty of length to play with.
Some reviews mention that the first three beads can be slightly difficult to pop in on one’s own, as they are slightly squashy beads at the tip of a very bendy toy. Take it slow and add plenty of anal lube, and you’ll be all set to live out your ultimate fantasy.
Satisfyer Soft Silicone Anal Beads Set
New to the butt stuff? Not sure where to start? Why not try sinking down onto inch by growing inch of squashy, filling silicone.
Start with the firm, round set of beads that pop in easily. Or, if you’ve tried that already and want a challenge, then there are always the textured diamonds that may not look like much but ensure that you savor every centimeter.
The Satisfyer Soft Silicone Anal Beads Set includes two flexible anal beads, both fantastic for beginners. The rounded firm beads are the recommended starting point, as the slightly oblong beads make taking each increasing bead an easier task.
The diamonds, on the other hand, are only a tad bigger but the extra-tapered shape and added texture make these beads a definite level above the other.
This set is fantastic for beginners, but honestly makes an incredible staple set of anal beads for anyone interested in anal play.
Both anal beads are pure silicone, with the diamond-shaped and textured one adding that extra dash of something special that any level of experience can appreciate. The round one is firmer, resulting in slightly easier insertion, while the diamond one is more flexible.
The best part about tapered anal beads is that you can work your way up to the largest size as the breaks in between the beads allow for an easy stopping point. Start slow, you’ll be sinking all the way down in no time.
Nexus Quattro Remote Vibrating Pleasure Beads
Looking to level up? The Nexus Quattro Vibrating Pleasure Beads may be exactly what you need. Uniform 1.5 inch diameter beads with just enough squish to ensure a wide, comfortable stretch. These remote control vibrating beads cycle through 3 different speeds and 7 separate patterns, meaning that you’ll find the perfect fit.
The Nexus Quattro Beads are topped with a ring pull for secure and easy access and are extremely well-suited for intermediate anal enthusiasts.
Swathed in smooth silicone, these provide 2 hours of buzzing ecstasy when fully charged. Plus, for solo or partnered ease, the Nexus Quattro Beads can be controlled from over 30 feet away with the remote.
Featuring same-size beads rather than a tapered style is definitely a step up from beginner to intermediate. Adding the euphoric rumbly vibrations to the wide balls is what makes the Nexus Quattro our winning choice for vibrating anal beads.
If you think you’re ready for the size and vibes of the Nexus Quattro then it’s worth investing in. The great aspect of anal beads for beginners and experts alike is that insertion can be stopped after any bead of your choice. Each space in between the bead acts as a stopper, and insertion takes intention. This means that even if you only want one or two beads inserted, this is still a fantastic choice!
Sensual Beaded Glass Anal Beads
Looking for a brand new type of pleasure? Why not try pressing the cool, firm Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo perfectly against your inner erogenous zones? It is great together with silicone lubes.
Glass dildos are famous for their deliciously firm pressure against the g-spot or p-spot and this beaded dildo is no exception. The five insertable beads are all a uniform 1.35 inches in diameter, providing a delicious stretch.
For a fun time, try letting the Beaded Sensual Dildo rest in either warm or cold water for a few minutes before use.
Something to note for glass dildos, while the pressure is incredible for light motions and firm pressing most find rough or fast thrusting an uncomfortable experience. Glass dildos are meant to be savored, after all.
The Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo is the perfect entry toy to both the world of anal beads and glass sex toys. And in addition you can use it with your silicone lubes, as it won’t damage the material.
Our winner for the best glass anal beads, the Beaded Sensual Dildo is amazing for both anal and vaginal use. The unique curve and material provide an incredibly firm sensation to press against the g-spot or p-spot perfectly.
The large end bead provides a flared base for anal use, and due to the material, it is recommended to use plenty of lube regardless of the area of use.
Njoy Fun Wand Beaded Dildo
Shiny, smooth, and s-curved this incredible metal double-sided dildo allows you to choose whatever pleasure you’d like. This deceptively light metal is incredible for anal and vaginal use and is pretty enough to leave out of the toy chest!
The curve allows for incredible p-spot or g-spot sensations, with one end of the curve topped with a thick head and the other decorated with gently tapered beads.
The Njoy Fun Wand Dildo is also fantastic for temperature play due to the material. Simply place the toy in either heated or chilled water for a few minutes before starting your sessions.
The Njoy Fun Wand Stainless Steel Dildo is our winner for the best metal anal beads and, while an investment, make a great addition to any collection.
Metal toys are fantastic for temperature play and for pressing deliciously against your inner erogenous zones. Most do not prefer roughly thrusting toys with this level of rigidity, so going slow is advised!
The beaded end of the wand is slightly tapered, with the large head at the other end working as a flared base. For some extra fun, try holding a vibrator to the head of the toy once inserted and feel the intense vibes all the way up to the top of the toy.
Cannonballs Giant Anal Beads
Looking for a challenge? Our winner for the best huge anal beads, the Cannonballs Giant Silicone Beads, will stretch you out to your greatest desire.
Not for the faint of heart, these three 2.38 inch diameter beads are perfectly crafted and covered in smooth silicone to be as comfortable as their size allows. Topped off with a ring pull base for safety as well as easy access, make sure to go slow and use plenty of water-based lube to work these in.
Perfect for anal experts or intermediates looking to level up, these huge anal beads absolutely won’t disappoint.
The Cannonballs Giant Silicone Anal Beads are for all our size-loving anal experts. These giant balls, our winner for the best huge anal beads, are the perfect way to level up your anal game.
If you are an intermediate or above and are looking for a lofty stretch, these 2.38-inch diameter beads have the slightest give to make insertion a comfortable experience. Go slow and use plenty of water-based lube, and don’t be hesitant to only take these one bead at a time!
Double Fun Vibrating Beaded Strap-On
Add an entirely new dimension to your partnered penetrative sex with the Double-Fun Vibrating Beaded Strap-On.
Despite the name, there is more than double the fun with this double penetration beaded dildo. Not only is there the dildo, but the harness attaches via a cock ring and a ball ring that firmly attached the dildo to the wearer’s penis and teasingly constricts the cock to prolong the fun.
To top it all off, a bullet vibe slides in at the top of the cock ring like the cherry on top of a sundae.
The dildo itself has 5 slightly tapered beads over 6 insertable inches of length, making this an unforgettable experience for anal lovers.
Our winner for the best strap-on anal beads, the Double Fun Vibrating Beaded Strap-On is a multifaceted tool for pleasure.
Designed to be strapped to either a real penis or a strap-on dildo, the beaded wand is kept in place with a cock ring and a ball ring. These separate silicone rings provide security as well as a potentially erection-preserving pressure for the wearer. At the top of the cock ring a bullet vibe with several speeds and patterns pops right in and sends incredible waves throughout the base of the wearer’s cock as well as the beads. This is designed for an average size, so it’s important to check measurements before purchase.
The anal beads themselves are gently tapered and 6 inches of insertable length, ensuring that for the typical wearer it is possible to use a full-range thrust without the beads popping out of place.
Blush Performance 16 Inch Silicone Anal Beads
Anyone looking to graduate from beginner to intermediate or above can’t go wrong with these well-designed anal beads. The Blush Performance beads are tapered, increasing in width, and allow you to work your way up in both size and length.
Made of flexible, body-safe silicone these are perfect for anyone who has already dipped their toe into the world of using anal beads and wants a toy they can stretch with. Topped with a finger ring that serves as an anal-safe flared base and allows for quick retrieval.
At 15 total inches of insertable length, these beads are certainly filling and able to stretch you to your furthest desire.
Simple, filling, and affordable these flexible anal beads are perfect to level up your anal game. The tapered beads swell from 0.9 inches of width at the first bead to 1.5 inches at the widest point.
Even if you feel that 1.5 inches of width are a little too much, one fantastic aspect about anal beads is that the space in between each bead acts as a stopping point allowing the anus to rest. Work your way up to the largest width and all 15 insertable inches of length slowly and over time.
The Blush Performance Anal Beads are made of silicone, a body-safe and easily sterilized material.
Smooth Mover Anal Bead Vibrator
For something beginner-friendly and orgasm-inducing, may I introduce the Smooth Mover Beaded Anal Vibrator?
A thin wand with 6 total beads, uniform except for the last and largest, and topped with a flared base this satiny vibrator will perfectly buzz against all of your sensitive erogenous zones. On the slightly flexible side, the smooth mover promises to mold and flex with your body’s natural shape.
The Smooth Mover has 7 different patterns and 3 speeds, allowing you to ramp up the intensity whenever you like. While not remote-controlled, all of the functions can be accessed by a single button on the top of the flared base for easy access.
The Smooth Mover Beaded Anal Vibrator has a home with even the most seasoned anal experts, however, it is a perfect vibe for beginners.
A thinner size and length with fantastic vibrations, and on the inexpensive side of our scale, make the smooth mover perfect for those who are curious about vibrating anal sex toys. Not to mention, the flared base offers a high level of security and the smooth silicone is approachable and comfortable.
Some reviews state that the button does not allow for the vibrator to be sat on.
Rocks Off Sensation Pearls Anal Beads
Explore sensational anal vibrations with the Rocks Off Sensation Pearls Anal Beads. Almost six inches of soft silicone covering slim, comfortable anal beads that once inserted provides an array of orgasmic waves.
The powerful and detachable bullet vibe that pops into the flared base of the toy sends shivers straight through the tip. Fantastic for beginners, this anal vibe is a great staple anal toy to keep in the collection.
The Sensation Pearls are waterproof and battery-powered, with several vibrating modes to find your perfect feel. While erect, the wand is flexible enough to bend slightly with your body and offer comfortable, euphoric pleasure.
The Rocks Off Sensation Pearls Anal Vibrator is a strong staple for anyone’s collection, even for those who have yet to explore using anal beads. This toy is just under 6 insertable inches and 0.87 inches in diameter, making for easy and comfortable penetration.
The bullet vibe has several modes and is strong enough to vibrate to the very tip of the beads. Not to mention, it is easily removed for cleaning or battery replacement.
While reviews mention that this is not the quietest vibrating toy, it absolutely doesn’t disappoint.
Tantus Ripple Anal Beads
Amp up your butt stuff with the Tantus Ripple Anal Beads. These graduating beads come with a flat base, making these both easy to grasp as well as a harness compatible.
The pure silicone beads start at 0.8 inches in diameter and rise all the way to 1.5 inches in diameter, allowing for a very filling sensation once you reach the base. However, if that is a little too much to take, the thin separation between each bead provides a natural stopping point to make sure you don’t go past your comfort zone.
Unless that’s what you would like, of course.
The Tantus Ripple Anal Beads are perfect for anyone who has dipped a toe into the world of using anal beads and wants to explore further. While not the largest set of beads, the Tantus Ripple gradually widens to a thick 1.5 inches in diameter at the base of its near 7 inches of insertable length.
Plus, for those who would like something a little more intense, the flat flared base is harness compatible and allows this toy to be taken however you’d like.
As with many shiny silicone toys, the Tantus Ripple is prone to picking up lint. However, as one of the few body-safe and non-porous materials, this toy is easy to safely and thoroughly sanitize.
Anal Bead Butt Plugs
Anal Bead Butt Plugs combine the best of both worlds. They have all of the bumpy, stretching sensations of anal beads plus the functionality of a butt plug.
The design of anal beads is such that the anus gets a moment of relaxation between beads, which is not only an incredibly pleasurable sensation but also allows the toy to stay in easier as well. Instead of your body moving the toy with fluctuations of the anus, the toy has to be purposefully or manually moved.
While great for masturbation or solo play, anal bead butt plugs are incredible when combined with vaginal penetration. The beads ensure that the toy does not easily slip out and can often be felt by a partner through the vaginal canal. Or, for prostate play, toys longer than about 4 insertable inches can hit that p-spot.
Using anal beads can be incredibly intimidating. When done safely, it is a slow process to start with several steps, tools, and warnings. There are so many advertised toys and tools and lubes that even finding out where to start can be confusing. However, listed below are the only two things needed to start anal stimulation safely and what makes jumping into the world of anal play an orgasmic experience.
A douche and some anal lubricant are the very first steps to enjoying anal. As far as insertion, it’s entirely your choice whether to start with fingers, beads, plugs, or a training set. However, to discover your love of anal play it is best to start with the basics below.
How do Anal Beads Work?
Anal beads are unique, pleasurable, and versatile! They may seem a little confusing when compared to a butt plug or other anal toys, but anal beads make a great addition to any type of play. Here are some aspects to consider when choosing your anal beads, and how each choice makes a difference in your experience.
Flared vs. Finger Loop
All anal toys need some sort of flared base for safety, but there is a suprising range of choices. The main two to consider when looking at anal beads are a plain flared base or a finger loop. They are fairly self-explanitory, however both have pros and cons. A flared base is safer and more reassuring than a finger loop and can often attach to a strap-on. A finger loop, however, makes for incredibly easy retrieval.
Glass or Metal Beads
Body safe and extremely rigid, anal beads made from these materials look more intimidating than they feel. While stiff , if you are well-prepared for butt stuff than the stretch will be easy and orgasmic. A rigid material presses firmly against all the best zones while being completely body safe. Not to mention the temperature play possibilities! With a little cold or hot water, this toy can be transformed for an entirely new experience.
Flexible vs. Firm
If silicone is still the way you would like to go, the question is whether you want something bendy or firm. A firm toy will provide more sensation while fully inserted, and a flexible toy will provide more sensation when being removed. A key aspect to remember is that an extremely flexible toy may require a little more patience to insert for beginners.
Last but not least, the vibrating anal beads. Whether you have a p-spot or not, vibrating anal beads are a euphoric sensation. They may be a little more insense than a true beginner to any anal play prefers, but if that is the case then you could always wait to turn the vibes on until you are a little more practiced. All it comes down to is if you would like to give it a try!
Anal Beads vs Anal Dildos
When looking for the next toy in your arsenal, the question of anal dildos vs anal beads may come up. Both have their unique strengths and attributes, and it will likely come down to personal preference or experience level. However, for a little help in making a decision, here are some comparisons.
Well, to start with the obvious, they are both anal sex toys. Both can vary in size and girth depending on personal preference. Not to mention, both can be made of the same array of non-porous materials that decide how flexible or rigid the toy is going to be.
Now, while both types of toy can come in varied sizes the type of stretch you can get from each toy is different. Anal dildos are, even if tapered, girthy all the way through. Plus, anal dildos are designed to be able to smoothly thrust if desired while anal beads are meant to be taken more slowly.
Pros & Cons of Anal Dildos
Anal dildos, while available in small or thin sizes, are a bit less beginner friendly. The thickness is largely the same all the way through and it is difficult to stop halfway through without the toy naturally moving in or out with the movement of the sphincter. However, they are fantastic for thrusting and dildos with suction cups can be ridden. For those who have already experimented with butt stuff, and are looking for stretch, anal dildos are a great choice.
Pros & Cons of Anal Beads
Anal beads are fantastic for beginners who are looking to allow ther anus to rest in-between each bead. This space means that the toy is not going to move by accident. For anyone looking to thrust, this is not the toy. Plus, while there are absolutely large anal beads that provide a big stretch, some may not prefer the feeling of the anus resting in-between each bead.
How to Use Anal Beads
Anal beads are all about sensation and can be used in any type of play you’d like! As far as anal sex toys go, they look more intimidating than they are. Whatever expert level you are at, there is a set of anal beads that will fit perfectly into whatever scenario you can imagine.
Warm Up First
Anal play in general should always be prefaced by warming up. Even if you are using a toy that starts small, it is a good idea to apply plenty of lubricant and do some gentle exploration with your own fingers. Many people also like to anal douche about a half an hour before they start, just to make sure they are as comfortable and confident as possible!
Anal play is all about comfort and pleasure! Implementing anal play into your masturbation is a fantastic way to ease yourself in and see what you enjoy. As anal beads have space in between each bead, the anus is able to rest. This ensures that the toy is only as far inserted as you would like it to be even when going hands-free.
Paired with Penetration
Due to their intrisic design, anal beads are able to stay put a little easier than many other anal toys. They’ll have less slip when paired with penetrative vaginal sex, no matter which partner is wearing them! If recieving partner has the beads inserted, and the partner has a penis, the beads can often be felt through the vaginal canal for all-around incredible sensations. Or, if the partner penetrating has the beads inserted then the motions of thrusting will create euphoric feelings as well.
Anal beads come in all shapes and sizes. Some are short, some long, some curved, some thin, and some are thick. During insertion and gentle removal or thrusting, the p-spot can definitly be hit. If the wearer is thrusting with the beads inserted, the natural motions of the body will make sure the beads are rubbing against all your inner erogenous zones!
Time Your Removal
A tried and true piece of wisdom for using anal beads is to time the removal. Slowly pulling the beads out mid-orgasm is said to amplify your orgasm to brand new heights. Make sure, that you use deep breathing meanwhile and do not clinch as the individual beads pop out. Be ready for a whole new anal experience.
How to Clean Anal Beads
Cleaning your sex toys is a vital aspect of enjoying a healthy, pleasurable sex life and anal toys are no exception. Actually it is even more important for toys that you use in the anal area. They do, however, have a leg up in the anti-bacterial efforts of the average sex toy owner. Anal sex toys have to be non-porous, by design. So silicone, glass, and metal reign supreme in material choice. Despite the non-porous aspect, these toys still need to be sanitized every single time. Just make sure to clean your toys with soap and warm water, take special care with any electrical components, and follow the guidelines laid out on the website that the toy has been purchased on. They can be cleaned with a weak bleach solution where you use a mix of water and bleach. 1/10 bleach and 9/10 water. So a weak bleach solution in a 1:9 ratio. Be vary of porous materials such as TPE that might not withstand the bleach. If you own such a toy just gentle soap and water will do.
Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.
Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.
Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.
If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.