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The Beginner’s Guide to Using a Butt Plug for the First Time

The Beginner’s Guide to Using a Butt Plug for the First Time

Posted at May 5, 2021 09:00 am By Castle Megastore / Category:

You don’t have to be a dyed-in-the-wool kinkster to appreciate what anal play brings to the table. The human body’s anal area is incredibly nerve-rich and capable of bringing some serious pleasure to your love play, so exploring its potential is a simple, approachable way to kick things up a few notches in the bedroom.

Naturally, the right toys can be really helpful in this regard, and butt plugs are among the most approachable options out there. Here’s a closer look at what they bring to the table, how you can choose the right one for your needs, and how to get the absolute most out of adding it to your sexual repertoire.

Why Go With a Butt Plug?

Butt plugs are among the most versatile and accessible anal toys, so they’re an excellent fit for anyone curious about anal play. Here are some of the most celebrated advantages of making one your choice.

  • They’re unisex and capable of stimulating anyone. If you’ve got an anus, you can benefit from a butt plug.
  • They deliver a pleasant sense of fullness and continuously stimulate the nerves and structures of the anal passage via constant pressure.
  • They’re designed specifically for anal play, so you don’t have to worry about them getting lost inside you or otherwise damaging your health.
  • They’re available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, styles, and materials, so there’s something for every pleasure seeker of all experience levels.

Butt plugs also make a great addition to any type of play you can imagine. Some people love how they elevate their pleasure when they wear them while masturbating or making love with a partner. Others enjoy the experience of wearing one throughout the day while they go about their usual activities. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little.

How to Choose a First Butt Plug

The sheer variety of options out there these days can make choosing a first butt plug daunting, but don’t get discouraged. Go with something simple and approachable right out of the gate. Here’s a closer look at what to consider.


Even if you love the idea of getting down and dirty with the most oversized plug you can find, that’s not where you want to start. Your anal area needs to get used to this sort of play first, so think small, slim, and straightforward when shopping for a first plug. If you’re very interested in working your way up to bigger plugs as soon as possible, try a training kit designed for beginners.


Safety is essential when choosing any anal toy, so always ensure the options you choose are anal-safe. Choose body-safe materials that are easy to clean and sterilize. (Silicone, glass, or metal are all great options.) Look for plugs with flared bases that can be easily worn and enjoyed without any risk of the toy getting lost inside you.


Once you start shopping around, you’ll see that different plugs have different features, so consider your reasons for being interested in butt plugs in the first place. Do you like the idea of a plug that vibrates, or are you strictly interested in a non-motorized experience? Are you looking to wear your plug on an extended basis? Is your new plug something you’ll be keeping strictly to yourself, or do you want the option of having a partner wear it, as well?

Eventually, you’ll get used to the experience of playing with a butt plug. You’ll start to identify the benefits that mean the most to you, and you’ll learn what types of applications bring you the most pleasure. Use what you learn to inform future purchases and build your collection.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Plug

There’s a fine art to stimulating your anal area in general and using a plug in particular. You don’t want to just jam something into an anus that isn’t adequately prepared. Wait until you (or your partner) are very aroused and really into the idea of experimenting. If you like, you can ease your way into things by teasing the area with a finger first.

Make sure you have plenty of lube on hand, as well, since the anal canal doesn’t create its own lubrication. Always make sure the lube you choose is toy-safe. You may also want to consider a thicker formula lube explicitly designed for anal play. Go slowly. Ease into things at your own pace.

When you’re done, be sure to wash and sterilize your toy thoroughly. If you were playing with a partner, check in with them as well to make sure they’re OK and talk about what you each enjoyed (or not) about the experience. Satisfying play is play that’s also responsible – emotionally, as well as physically and hygienically.