How To Use A Butt Plug – The Basics

Butt plugs are a delightful way to ease into the world of anal play. There are endless possibilities to explore with different kinds of butt plugs in a wide array of fun shapes, colors, and sizes. But let’s start with the basics of how to properly use a butt plug!

In this post, we will guide you through the following points:

How To Use A Butt Plug For The First Time

Before you Begin…

Before engaging in anal play, it’s always a good idea to make sure everything is clean and ready to go! Empty your bowels and clean yourself thoroughly. You can use an anal douche if you want to ensure a cleaner experience, but it is not a requirement for successful anal play (read more about anal cleaning). Make sure your plug is clean as well (and charged if necessary…).

Relaxing before and during anal play is important!

1. Remember to Relax!

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user of butt plugs, the key to pleasurable anal experiences is feeling comfortable and relaxed. Take your time, remember to breathe, and ease into it!

Perhaps you can warm up by lightly massaging your buttocks, perineum, or anus. Arousal and relaxation are some of the first steps to safely using a butt plug!


2. Lots of Lube!

All anal play requires lots and lots of lube! Since the anus does not produce a natural lubricant during arousal like the vagina, plenty of lube will help avoid any unnecessary discomfort.

If you want to use too much then use too little! Apply the lube around your anus and on the butt plug itself. A lube injector could also be useful to put lube inside your anus.

Most butt plugs will be compatible to use with a thick water-based lube like this one from Lovehoney.

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3. Take Your Time With A Comfortable Insertion

If you’re completely new to this, use a small beginner butt plug to start off with!

When you’re all relaxed, aroused, and ready to insert your butt plug, slowly press the rounded tip into your anus. Relax your sphincter and allow the plug to slip inside. If the plug starts to feel overwhelming, slow down and take a few deep breaths. There’s no rush! When you’re ready, let the plug glide into place so its flared base is keeping it from slipping all the way in!

Enjoy the pleasure of continuously inserting and removing it or simply the glorious feeling of being plugged up.

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4. How to Play With it!

The possibilities are endless once your plug is in place. Try playing around with different things to see how the added sensation from the butt plug will affect your pleasure…

  • Your usual favorite penetrative sex positions – Explore how penetrative vaginal sex feels like while wearing a butt plug!
  • To wear during giving and receiving oral sex – A butt plug, or even just the thought it, can really spice up the arousal between the two of you while you go down on each other! It also just adds some extra stimulation during the act!
  • Combine with other toys – So you’re fan of using sex toys in general? If you haven’t tried to combine the use of a butt plug with other toys, like vibrators or dildos, you might want to get on that!
  • Wear around the house – Wearable butt plugs can also be a great way to enjoy some long-term static pleasure. Pop it in and wear it around house (or wear your butt plug in public!)and enjoy the sensation while you’re going about your day.
  • Wear as warm-up for anal – Using a butt plug (or several butt plugs in different sizes) can be a great way to warm up and stretch out your anus, so anal sex becomes more comfortable, if you’re a complete beginner!

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5. When You’re Done…

Gently pull the plug out when you are done using it, once again, making sure there’s plenty of lube to make for smooth removal.

The skin around your anus can be sensitive after anal play. Perhaps a mild wet wipe can clean and soothe the area when you’re done enjoying your butt plug.

You should also now thoroughly clean the plug with a mild cleanser that is suitable to the material of your toy. Here’s more on how to clean anal toys!

Choosing The Right Butt Plug: Safety & Comfort

They come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. But common for all of them is that they always should have some kind of stopper to properly plug your anus. Either a flared base or a large handle will prevent the plug from sliding inside of you, possibly making it very difficult to retrieve again! Butt plug safety is crucial to using a butt plug properly.


The Right Size For YOU

Of course, having a comfortable experience with butt plugs largely relies on finding the right size for you!

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If you’re a beginner, you should definitely start small (with plugs between 1-1.25 inches wide). Don’t be too ambitious for your own good! But if you’re more experienced you might enjoy something bigger. You might be at expert level looking for some huge butt plugs for ultimate fulfillment!

But assuming you’ve come to this post for beginner’s tips, here are some of our favorite beginner butt plugs!

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This extra small njoy Pure Plug is the perfect toy for a beginner.

Made of sleek body-safe stainless steel, this metal butt plug is also a perfect toy for temperature play.

Warming the plug up slightly before use may even relax your muscles, even more, to allow for smooth insertion.

Another option is to use an anal training kit with different-sized plugs available. This b-vibe Anal Training Kit includes an anal douche and a lube injector.

This kit also comes with a helpful guide to assist beginners embarking on their journey in anal play.

More experienced users may also use similar kits to engage in more intense anal training.

The Benefits of Adding The Plug To Your Sexual Repertoire

Butt Plugs Are For Everyone!

Anyone with a butt can enjoy the pleasures of using a butt plug! There are multiple variations of how to use the plug, and then, of course, multiple ways of enjoying it! It can enhance your sensations of fullness and perhaps give you more intense orgasms! Read more about the benefits of butt plugs here!


Enjoy the Sensation by Yourself or With a Partner

Use the plug for hands-free stimulation during solo play. Imagine what other fun things you could do with your hands while getting your butt stuffed!

Butt plugs are also great for partnered sex. Try using a butt plug during vaginal penetration to experiment with the sensation of double penetration. Butt plugs are also often used as a gentle warm-up for anal sex or for stretching out the anus for bigger toys.


Discover New Sensations in the World of Anal Plugs!

There’s so much more to butt plugs than just the plugging mechanism. Some have different shapes and sizes to explore or even different materials that create different sensations. Here are some of our favorite glass butt plugs and metal butt plugs!

b-Vibe Rimming Plug 2 2

Vibrating butt plugs will create ripples of pleasure to further stimulate the anus and/or prostate.

This b-Vibe Rimming Plug 2 is designed to create sensations similar to getting a rimjob while wearing the plug!


b-Vibe Snug Plug

Weighted butt plugs are designed to enhance the sensation of fullness.

This b-Vibe Snug Plug 2 is a great option to explore this kind of weighty plugged pleasure.