Butt Plugs are a type of sex toy which is used for sexual pleasures or to prepare the anus for anal sex or any type of anal penetration both alone or with your partner.
Butt Plugs are available in many different shapes and sizes but generally they come with a narrow end for easy entry with the size increasing down to the base where you will find the widest point of the Butt Plug. The base of the Butt Plug is held inside by the user’s sphincter muscle.
Below the base you will find a flared bottom which is the most important functionality of Butt Plugs. This is applied to Butt Plugs to avoid the Butt Plug from moving too far into the anus. Unlike a vagina, which is closed off by the cervix, the anal rectum leads to the sigmoid colon. Therefore, objects that are inserted into the rectum through the anus can potentially travel up into the user’s bowel and potentially become stuck requiring medical extraction. The flare end on Butt Plugs exists to prevent this from occurring. This is why normal dildos and other sex toys are not advised for anal play.
There are many kinds of Butt Plugs available, some are inflatable, some vibrate and some have different textures for different sensations. You will also notice that there is a wide range of materials used to produce Butt Plugs. Whether you opt for silicone, glass, metal or even wood, again, your sensation will vary with your choice of your Butt Plugs material.
Although Butt Plugs can be used for penetration, they have been specifically created to act as a plug to prepare for penetration of the anus or to add sensation to foreplay or vaginal penetration through the full effect given when the plug is inserted.
Remember to be careful, the anal sphincter can be easily torn and can be very uncomfortable. With Butt Plugs it’s not necessarily the size in length you need to decide but more the size in width. The key is to start small, train your anus to handle larger objects and then move on to a bigger or even inflatable Butt Plugs .
As with all anal sex, plenty of lube and personal hygiene is a must. Butt Plugs are sometimes covered by condoms before use, this allows for the easy disposal of any faeces which may come into contact with the Butt Plug. Nevertheless, they should not be shared with other people, due to the risk of blood-borne diseases, including HIV that can arise from the transfer of body fluids from one person to another.