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.