What are the Benefits of Butt Plugs?

By Isabelle Uren / June 22, 2022

Whether you are butt curious or a lover of all things anal, butt plugs have many amazing benefits! They are one of the most inclusive sex toys out there! No matter your sexuality, gender, or genitals, all you need is a butt and the desire to plug it! Read on to find out how a butt plug can enhance your solo and partner play. 

I’ll also guide you through the different types of butt plugs and what they are best for, to help you find the perfect plug!

Why Use a Butt Plug?

Let’s kick off with some general benefits that everyone can enjoy!

  • They stimulate the anus. We often think of the penis or vulva as the main event due to their sensitivity, but the anus is also dense with sensitive nerve endings that feel fantastic when stimulated. Butt plugs provide subtle anal stimulation as your body moves.
  • Butt plugs can enhance your orgasms. When you climax, the muscles in your genital region, including the pelvic floor and anal sphincter contract rapidly. Having something like a butt plug to contract around can intensify the sensation.
  • They provide hands-free stimulation. Once your plug is in place, your hands are free for whatever fun takes your fancy.
  • As well as the feeling of fullness you get while wearing your plug, they provide a pleasant pop as you insert and remove them. 
  • You can use butt plugs to prepare for anal sex with a dildo or penis. Small butt plugs for beginners and anal training kits offer a way to ease into anal play. This is perfect if you want to try anal sex with a penis or dildo but are nervous about the size. You can build up slowly over time and use your plug to warm up directly before anal penetration. 
  • The wide variety of butt plugs allows you to explore a whole range of sensations.
  • It gives you a new way to explore what feels good in your body!
  • Using a butt plug with a partner can be a great way to try something new together. Sexual exploration can enhance intimacy and add a little spice in the bedroom!
  • You can wear butt plugs for extended amounts of time. If the thought of walking around with a sexy secret excites you, then a butt plug could be just what you need!

Benefits of Butt Plugs for Vulva Owners

On top of all the glorious reasons above, vulva owners can also reap some unique rewards from butt plugs during solo or partnered sex.

  • As well as stimulating the anus, butt plugs can stimulate the A-spot (anterior fornix), which can be found at the top, back of the vagina. Some people find they can even have an A-spot orgasm!
  • Wearing a butt plug can increase stimulation in the vagina, due to the pressure against the vaginal wall. This also creates a tighter fit during penetration for even more pleasure! canal 
  • Butt plugs are a great way to enjoy double penetration with a partner’s penis or dildo. As well as the thrill of having both your vagina and anus penetrated at the same time, the increased pressure can lead to some incredibly intense pleasure!

What About Penis Owners?

Fear not, butt plugs are equally as pleasurable for the penis owners out there! Pop one in while you masturbate, during sex, or as a warm up for other types of anal play to discover all the back door benefits!

  • Butt plugs can stimulate the prostate gland (p-spot). Also known as the male g-spot for it’s orgasmic potential, the p-spot can feel fantastic when stimulated. Some people can even enjoy prostate orgasms, which can be even more intense than penile orgasms and felt in the whole body. And, if you can master having a prostate only orgasm without ejaculation, which is possible, you can then experience multiple orgasms! Treat yourself to a prostate massager for some deeply satisfying prostate pleasure!
  • Wearing a butt plug during partnered sex gives you double the pleasure! Try wearing one while you penetrate your partner or your partner goes down you for an explosive sensation combination!

Different Types of Butt Plugs and Their Benefits

In this wonderful age, we have a dizzying array of butt plugs to choose from, each offering unique benefits when it comes to the pleasure they provide. To make sure you get exactly what you are looking for, I’ve broken down the different types of butt plugs and what they do.

The Mood Naughty Training Set is a perfect introduction to anal play!

Different sizes

There is a size of butt plug to match every single taste! From tiny butt plugs fit for first timers right up to eye wateringly huge butt plugs for those who crave the ultimate stretch and fullness. Inflatable plugs are another great option if you want to explore stretching. The bigger the butt plug, the more intense the sensations, but also the more difficult it is to insert. Always remember that the anus is far less stretchy than the vagina and you don’t want to risk over stretching yourself! If you aren’t sure which size is right for you, check out out butt plug size guide!

Different Materials

Butt plugs come in many different materials but you should always stick to non-porous, non-toxic materials to avoid any nasty infections or irritation.

Glass butt plugs & metal butt plugs

  • More intense stimulation
  • Compatible with all lubes
  • Smooth surface glides easily
  • Can be heated or cooled (although you should avoid extreme temperatures inside the anus)

    Silicone butt plugs
  • Soft and flexible
  • Comfortable for extended wear
  • Can be a little draggy and
  • Needs more lube
  • Only compatible with water-based lubrication
The Njoy Pure Plug is sleek stainless steel plug with a deeply satisfying bulbed tip.
If you are looking for truly unique sensation, you should check out the b-Vibe Rimming Plug!

Different Types of Stimulation

Different strokes for different folks! As well as your standard butt plugs, there are a whole range with different moving features to add even more stimulation!

Vibrating butt plugs give your tush a tingle, delivering a blissful buzz alongside the sweet sensation of fullness

Rotating butt plugs provide a sensation more similar to having a finger stroking around in a circle. They are less tingly and more of a massage.

Thrusting butt plugs allow you to recreate the sensation of a partner thrusting inside you.

If you are looking for even more of a thrill, electric butt plugs deliver a a shockingly good time! The electrical stimulation can send you sensitive nerves into a frenzy of pleasure!

A Butt Plug to Suit Your Style

You don’t need to put form over fashion when it comes to butt plugs as there’s a plug for almost any aesthetic! From cute plugs tipped with flowers and princess plugs adorned with jewels right up to tail butt plugs for all types of role play.

The Rose Glass Butt Plug from Lovehoney is the perfect sexy accessory!
The b-Vibe Snug Plugs are incredibly comfortable and have weights for some extra stimulation

Wearable Butt Plugs For Extended Play

Do you love the thought of being in a constant teasing state of arousal as you go about your day? Maybe you love the idea of wearing a butt plug to work fills you with excitement. Then you should be shopping for a wearable butt plug, that will provide subtle stimulation while also being comfortable to wear for extended periods or while sitting down.