The 12 Best Anal Stretchers for Delightful Dilation
Testing and rating the best anal stretchers
When it comes to these anal stretchers, our testing process is simple: look at each and every one of them objectively and study the downsides as well as the upsides. In fact, we’ve looked into the subject for that long that we’ve put over 60 hours into this anal stretcher review alone! We don’t aim to be biased. And do you want to know something? We do everything in our power to remain as unbiased as possible, weighing up the pros and cons and coming up with a fair and balanced review. And you really can trust us – we’ve tried, tested, and reviewed over 300 different sex toys! So we really are somewhat of an expert on the matter!
Types of anal stretcher
There’s not just one type of anal stretcher. That would be boring really, wouldn’t it! There are in fact quite a few different kinds! So let’s take a look at some of the most popular anal stretchers available!
- Anal training kits – This special type of kit allows you to start to train your butt to take larger and larger objects. As well as coming with several plugs, anal training kits often include a lube applicator, and a douche to help you clear out before you get going. They tend to be great sets whether you’re an expert or only just starting out!
- Dilator kits – Helping you gradually stretch your anus, dilator kits come in a gradually increasing size and can be swapped out for the next step-up as you go along and accommodate the stretch. They’re not so much intended to be put in and left as you would with a butt plug, but still a great stretching option.
- Inflatable butt plugs – If you’re looking for some control then inflatable butt plugs allow you to have some say in the size of your stretch. Simply insert it and start to pump it up until you’re happy with the width. Easy to use and with amazing results, they also feature a quick-release valve to allow for quick and simple removal.
- Butt plug sets – As the name suggests, these sets come with an array of butt plugs that range from small to large. Great to insert and leave in, butt plugs will gradually stretch you while you do other things. Simply swap it for the next size up when you’re ready!
How to choose the best anal stretcher
Okay so we’ve been through the different kinds of anal stretchers there are out there, but how do you find the best one for you? What do you need to look for? Well, let’s take a look through a few options!
- Size – When it comes to anal stretchers, size matters! You want an anal stretcher that firts you just right and can provide the level of stretch that you require. Always remember to start off smaller than you need to though, as you can easily work your way up in size. Starting out too large could cause some real damage!
- Material – The material of an anal stretcher is important! Some materials really are better than others. Our recommendation would be to look out for silicone toys, as they are body-safe and easy to keep clean. On the other end of the scale avoid PVC stretchers as they contain harmful chemicals that could be harmful to you and your body!
- Shape – Some anal stretchers are tapered, some are a uniform shape, some even expand and change their shape! Whichever you want, there’s an anal stretcher out there that will suit and please your butt.
- Size increase in kit – The size increase is important, as we discussed in one of our blog posts! You want to be able to gradually get larger and larger, so you need to look for a kit that can provide that experience. If you get a kit with multiple dilators or butt plugs, you should get a nice variety of sizes.
- Base shape – It is essential that your anal stretcher has a flared base to stop it from being full inserted. A t-shaped base sits more comfortably between your cheeks, making it comfier if you are wearing your plug for longer.
Which size to choose
Now here we’d normally talk about the different sizes for beginner users, those that are at a more intermediate stage, and advanced anal players. But with an anal stretcher kit, you tend to get something for everyone! The nature of the beast is that it stretches and expands your anus, so there is a small, starter dilator to kick things off with. This then moves up to more chunky, medium-sized dilators that will provide a challenge for some, until you work your way up to the largest of the dilators that only anal stretching experts could handle! So if you’re unsure about size, go for a kit – they have a little bit of something for everyone!
What is an Anal Stretcher?
Sometimes you want to feel a nice stretch in your butt. And that's fine, it feels great...but how do you achieve that feeling? Simple! With an anal stretcher! You see, anal stretchers are a type of sex toy designed to help relax the anus & train it to accommodate bigger objects inside your rectum. They gently stretch you until you can start to take larger and larger toys in there! So if you want a challenge, an anal stretcher could be just the thing for you!
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The 12 Best anal stretchers in Test
b-Vibe Anal Training Butt Plug Set
If you’ve never tried an anal stretcher (or butt play) before then this kit has nearly everything you’ll need to get started! Included are three butt plugs of varying sizes: a small one, a medium vibrating one, and a larger weighted plug. Along with these plugs, you also get a lubricant applicator, an anal douche, a travel bag, and even a book introducing you to the world of butt play! It doesn’t really matter if you have previous knowledge or not because this kit can show you the ropes. The only other thing you’ll need to get? A bottle of water-based lubricant!
This kit comes so close to being the perfect starter kit, but they left out the most important part: lubricant! Although someone who’s familiar with butt play would know that they’d need lube to use these plugs, it’s not really fair to expect a complete novice to know this ahead of time. As a result, there’s likely been a fair few people who’ve bought this kit only to find out that they now had to wait for a bottle of lube. b-Vibe, you can do better! Besides this massive shortcoming, the kit does actually offer everything else you’ll need, complete with three unique butt plugs, a douche, a guide to butt play, a lubricant applicator (oh, the irony!), and a travel case for all of your new gear.
Buddy Silicone Butt Plug by Vixen
As anal stretchers go, this one is definitely on the small side, but it’s the perfect option for someone who’s still working their way up to
a regular plug. The tip of this toy is roughly as thick as a finger and gradually gets larger as you shove the anal stretcher further inside of your bum. Unlike many beads, this toy doesn’t have aggressive ridges, making it extra comfy and friendly towards first-timers. Thanks to the flared base, you’ll never have to worry about losing this stretcher inside of you, and it also doubles as an easy handhold if you decide to use the toy as a dildo instead. More experienced users will probably want to pass this one by, but for all you first-timers out there, this purchase is a no-brainer!
This toy is about as small of an anal stretcher as one might want. Its tapered design ensures a pleasant entry/exit, and although the toy does have a single bulb, the knot isn’t aggressively shaped, which works both for & against you. On the positive side, you’ll easily be able to fill yourself up with this toy, even if you’ve never used a butt plug before! On the other hand, since the knot is pretty gentle, it’s a struggle to keep this toy in place, particularly if you’re trying to wear it during sex. While we definitely recommend this for solo sessions, we’d try something with a bit more aggressive bumps if you want to stay “filled” during your next lovemaking session!
Inspire Silicone Dilator Training Set
This dilator training set is perfect for anyone dealing with penetration problems. For virgins or those with vaginismus, these dilators offer a pain-free way to work towards larger toys & real sex. For people who’ve never tried butt play before, they can also be used as an anal stretcher set! This set is designed to help you progress over time & repeated use, exploring yourself & learning more about your body all the while. The silicone body of each dilator is easy to control using the finger loops, putting you in the driver’s seat & allowing you to progress at your own pace. We don’t even need to tell you that they work: just look at all the vaginismus success stories in the reviews!
While this “toy” set can be used as either a vaginal or an anal stretcher kit, it’s important to keep expectations realistic if you decide to purchase it. The primary purpose is to help you get used to & gradually increase insertable size, so while you can definitely use these dilators to get off, pleasure comes second to progress with this kit. Still, if vaginal or anal sex is your end goal, then this kit will definitely help you get there. Our only complaint is the size difference between dilator four and five: it’s over half an inch longer and a quarter-inch wide! You may need to spend a bit of extra time using #4 before you work your way up to #5, but consistent use is the key to success. If you use this kit on a routine basis, you’ll be enjoying painless, penetrative sex in no time!
Booty Call Silicone Inflatable Butt Plug
Love anal toys but want something a bit more intense than a simple plug? If that sounds like you, then the Booty Call Silicone Inflatable Butt Plug might just provide the challenge you’ve been in search of! Unlike regular butt plugs, this particular anal stretcher is size-adjustable, using a simple pump to inflate or deflate the plug to the perfect size. The simple setup makes this asshole stretcher great for use during a solo session, although it can also be good for couples (assuming you completely trust your partner!). If anal training is on your list of goals for this year then this toy is sure to help you meet—if not exceed—the plug size you’re aiming for!
One problem that many people run into when using an anal stretcher set is the large size difference between plugs. That’s not an issue you’ll have with this inflatable plug, since the easy-to-use pump allows you to have complete control of the plug as it fills you up from the inside. Unfortunately, the construction of this toy isn’t ideal so you might notice it’s a little lopsided. Still, most people overlook this once they realize just how big this little toy can go! If you want a toy that will take your hole from tight to giant (without needing to upsize your toy every so often) then this inflatable anal stretcher is surely worth checking out.
Tantus Cowboy Extra Long Anal Probe
So, even the inflatable was way too small? No worries—here’s one that you’ll definitely struggle with! At fifteen inches long, the Tantus Cowboy has six graduating beads, beginning at the one-inch wide tip all the way to the 2.8-inch width of the sixth bead! Obviously for extremely experienced users only, this anal stretcher will likely be one of the last butt toys you buy. In fact, many people have to work their way up to fit the entire probe inside of them, allowing you to relieve the anal training experience of your earlier days. While the price itself might be a bit of a shock, you definitely won’t regret your new toy once you hold this behemoth in your hands!
Short of toys labeled “not responsible for internal damage”, the Tantus Cowboy is nearly as big as you can get when it comes to butt toys. The massive beads offer a plethora of pleasure just waiting to be inserted; of course, you’ll need a lot of lube first! This silicone toy is high-quality, easy to sterilize, and definitely offers a lot of room for growth, which is important considering its sky-high asking price. On the plus side, once you get used to using 1.6” beads, you can just buy this probe & be set for the rest of your days. While it’s technically possible to fit this entire toy inside of your anus, there aren’t too many who have successfully reached this milestone. Up for the challenge? It’s just a few clicks away!
Wellness Silicone Dilator Kit by Blush
Some people like to try and go big right away, but others enjoy easing their way into new things. If you consider yourself to fall into the latter category, then perhaps you should consider this cute dilator kit. Although it’s marketed as a vagina dilator kit, you can also use them as an anal stretcher set. If you’ve never shoved anything inside of your bum before then the size will be perfect, as the thinnest dilator is only half an inch wide! You’ll have three more dilators to work your way up through, finally reaching 1.25” inches wide. Once you get here, you’ll probably be comfortable enough to start looking at other toys. To get started, simply grab your size of dilator, some water-based lube, and begin your anal training journey!
For most people, we honestly think these will be a bit small. However, there are some people who struggle to fit so much as a pinky up their bum, and this kit is perfect for those people. The heart-shaped base on each dilator removes any worries of losing the toys inside of you (although we still wouldn’t recommend using an anal stretcher for long-term wear like you would a butt plug). The girth may not increase much, but the length increases drastically, so if you’re looking to simulate anal sex with a progressively bigger penis then these will work for that purpose. Made of silicone & easy to clean, they clearly aren’t for everyone but still met our expectations overall.
Mood Naughty Pride Silicone Butt Plug Set
If your idea of the perfect anal training journey involves all-day use, you’ll probably want a plug set that’s comfortable even after being in for hours. The Mood Naughty Pride Silicone Butt Plug Set is practically made for this purpose! For less than $30, you get three increasingly-larger butt plugs, complete with comfortable t-plug bases for easy insertion/removal. The tapered tips make it easy to fit these plugs inside of your bum, even if you’ve never used an anal toy before, and the “confetti”-style coloring is sure to put a smile on your face. Work your way from under an inch to over an inch with this lovely silicone butt plug set!
If you’ve ever stuck a finger up your bum & instantly knew you wanted more, then this kit is the ideal size for you! Each works perfect as an anal stretcher, offering a slightly more filling experience with each plug. For men, wearing these all day is extremely comfortable & safe thanks to the t-base design. Unfortunately, it’s this same design that may make the plugs less-than-ideal for women, as the t-bar reaches the vagina & may irritate it with long-term wear. It also gets in the way if you’re trying to have forward-facing sex, meaning you’d be better off buying a flared-based plug if you just want to spice up your sex routine. All in all, we definitely recommend it for men. For the ladies, however, it depends on how long you plan to keep this toy inside!
Odile Butt Plug Dilator
Made for those who value not only control but also precision, the Odile Butt Plug Dilator is a unique anal stretcher that allows you to stretch your hole by the millimeter! Unlike most of the anal stretcher toys on this list, the Odile is made specifically for dilation, not stimulation. This means that while it will help you prepare for inserting a bigger toy or a real penis, the dilator itself probably won’t drive you to orgasm. Still, if you struggle to fit in larger toys then the Odile could be the perfect way to ensure a pain-free insertion every time, which is sure to improve your sex life overall! You’ll also be able to track your progress over time, thanks to the precise per-millimeter adjustability.
You won’t find another anal stretcher quite like the Odile Butt Plug Dilator. Although it’s not really a sex toy, it’s definitely a useful toy when it comes to anal prep and progressive overall. Even if you’re not using it to prep for butt sex or toy insertion, this dilator allows you to keep track of your maximum comfortable diameter. Keep track of these numbers and you’ll be able to see your progress as the days pass by! Unfortunately, this tool costs nearly $100. Whether or not it’s worth this price ultimately depends on how often you’ll use the item. You’ll need to be able to fit the 1-inch tip inside of you before you’re even able to start dilating, and the device itself only expands to 1.5-inches wide. We’d recommend trying to find it on sale if you can!
They-ology 5-Piece Silicone Anal Training Set
Work your way from light blue to dark with this five-piece anal training set from CalExotics! Even the untrained anus shouldn’t have any trouble inserting the smallest plug (2.6 inches long, .54 inches wide), but you’ll have an entire set ahead of you to train up through! Designed for maximum comfort and easy insertion, these silicone plugs are ideal for daily discreet use and allow you to track your progress as the weeks pass by. Each anal stretcher has a t-style base for each insertion/removal, eliminating any worries of the toy getting lost in your behind. Seemingly designed for the wary but intrigued beginner, this kit offers a great bang for your buck!
Many ass stretching toys assume that even beginners want to reach maximum size right away, but that’s not the case with this product. Instead, the kit offers you five different plugs, each one slightly bigger than the last. At $60, we think the price is fair because although you’ll likely outgrow the kit within a year, the provided plugs are perfect for daily use & simplified anal training. In addition to the plugs, this kit also comes with an anal training guide which is definitely some need-to-read material for any newcomers. Unfortunately, it—like many other anal stretcher kits—doesn’t include any lube, so you’ll need to buy some separately. Despite that, we think this kit provides a nice & gentle introduction to the sometimes scary world of butt play.
Sinclair Select Deluxe Silicone Dilator Set
Cute & non-intimidating, this silicone dilator set from Sinclair is perfect for training, whether you’re using it vaginally or anally. Thanks to the bright colors chosen, the difference in size between the different dilators really stands out. The noticeable gains in width & length will definitely help you feel a sense of accomplishment as you step from size to size! If you do decide to use these for anal training, you’re sure to love the soft silicone of the butt stretcher inside your anus: it’s almost velvet to the touch! Like most kits, this one doesn’t come with lube, so be sure to add some to your cart before purchasing your new dilator kit!
A common complaint with these anal stretcher kits is the large jump in sizes between the fourth and fifth sizes. Unfortunately, the Sinclair kit isn’t an exception: multiple people have complained about the jump from one to 1.25 inches being a bit of a stretch! Still, since this is a common issue, we can’t blame that entirely on Sinclair, but it is something to note before purchase. On the other hand, since this jump is so challenging, it means you’ll need to train with the blue dilator for a while before you can start using the purple one. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because it means you won’t outgrow the kit overnight. Overall, if you’re looking for a brightly-colored velvet-soft anal stretching kit then you can’t go wrong with this dilator set from Sinclair!
Master Series Expansion Anal Dilator Set
Perfectly sized & priced to sell, you might not be a seasoned pro when you start using the Master Series, but you’re sure to be an experienced anal enthusiast by the time you graduate to a larger anal stretcher! Unlike some dilator kits, this one is intended specifically for your anus (although you can also use it in your vagina), which means you actually get a decent girth right from the get-go. Beginning at one inch and maxing out at just less than two, this dilator kit is sure to fill your days (and your backside) with hours of pleasure! Another bonus? These plugs have tapered bases that fit easily into your hand, making insertion and removal a simple—rather than challenging—task.
This anal stretcher kit is sized much better than the other kits listed above, primarily because it’s made specifically for anal training! Even if the first plug pops right in, you’ll still have nearly an inch in diameter to work your way up through, which means that this kit will likely keep you entertained for a while. Although they’re still waterproof, these plugs are made of TPE, rather than silicone like many other products. Unfortunately, this means you won’t be able to sterilize the plugs, making routine cleaning of the utmost importance. Thankfully, cleaning is easy, just like most butt plugs: just use soap and warm water after every use!
Nexus Anal Starter Kit
If the anal stretcher kit above was a tad too big for you, then this Nexus kit might be a better choice. While still bigger than most vaginal dilator kits, the smallest plug in this kit starts at 0.9 inches wide, with the largest maxing out at 1.4 inches in diameter. Alone, these numbers might not seem very challenging, but once you consider that the lengths vary from 2.8 to 3.6 inches, the endgame becomes clear: targeted p-spot stimulation! The curved design ensures this toy will rub you the right way from the inside, and you can even use it for vaginal stimulation as well. True, they might not be the largest plugs around, but they still can pack a punch that makes them worth adding to your toy collection!
The unique sizes offered in this anal stretcher kit make it an invaluable kit for people who have tried anal play before but haven’t engaged in it for a while. The plugs are sized well, skipping over the tiny beads and starting just under an inch, eventually working their way up to just under an inch & a half. True, this definitely won’t be a “forever kit”, but it provides a straightforward path to bigger and better toys for less than $50. These plugs also offer the bonus of having curved shafts, which helps make up for their smaller size by providing direct prostate stimulation. It would have been nice to have seen additional color options beyond the worn-out plain black surface, but at least the high-quality silicone can be boiled for easy sterilization and cleanup.
The fun doesn’t end there. If you’ve made it through the list above but didn’t find anything large, intimidating, or challenging enough to satisfy your inner beast, here are a few more choice products that are probably worth checking out!
Which Type of Anal Stretcher is Right For You?
Your initial enthusiasm (and long-term success) when it comes to anal stretching is largely dependent on the tools you decide to use for the job. Choose a toy that’s too small, you’ll outgrow it quite quickly. Choose one that’s too large, and it will seem like you’re not progressing at all!
So, What Should I Choose?
We recommend seeing if you can stick a finger up your butt. If so, you can use choose from any of the anal-specific stretchers (we particularly recommend the b-Vibe kit). However, if you can’t fit a finger inside of your anus then you should choose a smaller stretcher like the Wellness Silicone Dilator Kit by Blush instead. When in doubt, shoot for the more conservative options like dilators over more girthy options like beads or plugs!
What to Expect from an Anal Stretcher
The most important thing about anal stretching is patience! This is not something that will happen overnight, so setting realistic expectations is important. If you’ve never stuck anything inside of your butt before then the dilators can provide a gentle introduction to anal play. However, if you’ve already experimented a little bit then you can begin with small butt plugs or beads. It might be tempting to try & size up right away, but avoid doing this. You want to be able to keep your current toy inside of you without any discomfort before considering sizing up.
The Consequences of Impatience
Rushing only leads to tears, fissures, and other unnecessary complications that will prevent you from reaching your anal stretching goals. It might be helpful to write down goal dates. This will prevent you from not realizing how fast you’re sizing up, and allow your body time to adjust to inserting larger toys.
How to Use Anal Stretchers
Since there are multiple types of anus stretchers, it’s impossible to give specific universal instructions. However, since most butt toys work the same way, we can tell you how to use your new butt toys, as well as give you a few pointers in regards to reaching your stretching goals!
The first thing you’ll need is lube. Unfortunately, many of the kits above don’t include these with their kits, so make sure to order some when you order your kit! Once you have some time to yourself, take your new kit out & select which toy you want to try first. From here, you’ll want to apply lube to both the toy & your anus before attempting to gently insert the toy inside of you (it can be helpful to massage your butthole with your fingers prior to insertion since this relaxes your anus muscles).
Remember, there isn’t any rush so go as slow as you need to, and stop pushing if it starts to feel painful. If you do reach a level of discomfort (but not pain), leave the toy in that position for a little bit to see if the discomfort goes away. Your anus needs to relax if it’s going to allow objects inside, and sometimes this can take a little bit of time! If the discomfort goes away then you can go back to gently inserting your toy. If not, then you’ve reached your limit for today. Take note of this point, and track your progress moving forward.
How to Clean Anal Stretchers
Anal toys are great because of how simple they are to clean. Nonetheless, the exact methods you can use vary depending on what materials your toys are made of. Let’s take a look at the available options so you can decide what will work best for keeping your toys squeaky clean! All anal stretchers can be cleaned using warm water and soap (you can also use toy cleaner if it’s available). You’ll want to clean off the entire surface of your toy, then pat it dry with a towel. Afterwards, leave it out a bit to finish air-drying. Make sure that your toy is completely dry before storing it. Otherwise, your toy will begin to smell from the bacteria that are building up! Toys made from porous materials (like TPE) can’t be sterilized, which means the cleanest you can get them is with warm water and soap. However, non-porous materials (glass, metal, and medical-grade silicone) can be sterilized easily. To do so, simply boil some water then drop your toy in for approximately three minutes. Once this is done, dry off & store your toy as normal.
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.