What Does a Butt Plug Look Like?

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Butt plugs are awesome sex toys designed especially for anal play. They are inserted into the anus where they stimulate all the sensitive nerve endings. Butt plugs are great for solo play, partnered play and even for just keeping in when you are out about in public. Anal plugs are also the best way to train your anus for penetrative sex.

But what does a butt plug look like? And are there different designs available?

In this article, we will describe all the different butt plug options so you can find one that fits your personal preference.

The Classic Butt Plug

Butt plugs come in all shapes and sizes but the classic plug is an anal sex toy with a tapered tip and a flared base. The tapered tip of a butt plug is designed for easy insertion as it can be difficult to insert a wider sex toy into your anus. The angle of the taper varies from plug to plug with beginner plugs having a more gentle curve and serious butt toys being very wide nearest to the flared base.

This base is to stop the plug from being lost in your anal canal as it sits against your anal sphincter and so can’t be sucked in. Anal play newbies may not realise that this can be an issue with using a regular dildo or vibrator for butt stuff so it is always better to use a butt plug.

What Materials are Butt Plugs Made From?

Silicone Butt Plugs

A silicone butt plug is a great anal sex toy for both beginners and more experienced butt play enthusiasts. This is because a silicone plug is the most flexible plug available so it is nice and soft while still being a snug plug. Silicone plugs come in a range of colours, shapes, sizes and designs so they are ideal for building up your anal toy collection. The most important thing when using a silicone butt plug is that you know how to use it safely.

First of all, make sure the plug is made of body-safe silicone and that you clean it before and after use. You also need to be careful about which lube you use because silicone lubes actually break down silicone toys and those made from other porous materials which makes them more likely to gather bacteria. Instead, always used a water-based lube rather than a silicone lube whenever you use a silicone toy and this will keep your plug in good shape.

Glass Butt Plugs

Glass plugs come in many shapes and sizes but most will have the tapered tip and flared base design of a classic plug. They are great for temperature play because they can be heated up or cooled down just by leaving them in warm water or cold water for a few minutes.

You can find a glass butt plug in a whole rainbow of colours but the most popular ones are clear glass because they enable the perfect view. Glass plugs are very popular because they are hygienic and easy to clean meaning they can be left in your anal opening all day long!

Metal Butt Plugs

Stainless steel plugs are some of the best butt plugs for people who like something a bit more classic. They also come in different shapes and sizes but the standard tapered tip and flared base is what differentiates them from a normal metal toy.

Like glass toys, metal butt plugs are great for temperature play because they can be warmed up or cooled down and are also perfect for shower play because they don’t rust or react in any way. If you plan on using a butt plug 24/7, a metal butt plug is perfect because they are super easy to clean and totally safe as long as you use them properly.

What do Other Types of Butt Plugs Look Like?

While those are the class plugs, there are more butt plugs on the market these days than ever. Here are some of the best butt plugs to consider for a diverse butt plug experience:

Anal Training Kits

Anal training kits are sets of butt plugs in different sizes used to gradually train the anus. The kits start with a teeny tiny beginner butt plug all the way up to far larger plugs. These beginner butt plugs are usually designed in the classic shape with a tapered tip and a flared base and enable you to begin exploring anal play at your own pace.

Vibrating Butt Plug

Vibrating plugs are exactly what they sound like; butt plugs with vibration settings to create a whole new world of anal pleasure. Available in every shape and size, a vibrating butt plug will send its sensations through all of the sensitive nerve endings which will not only stimulate your G Spot but will also help your anal muscles to relax. You can even get a vibrating plug with a remote control so that your partner can take control of your sexual pleasure. When choosing a vibrating butt plug, look out for a plug that is waterproof because it can be a lot of fun to use one in the bath.

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Animal Tail Butt Plugs

There is also a huge range of butt plugs with different animals’ furry tails attached. You can get a rabbit anal plug, a bunny plug, a horse plug, even a dragon plug! There are different levels of quality when it comes to animal tail butt plugs but the best ones not only look great, they feel great too! Tail butt plugs are the perfect toy for everyone who wants to combine anal play with some kinky cosplay. What could be better than to come home and find your own personal sex pet waiting for you?

Rimming Butt Plugs

A rimming plug is a butt plug with vibrating beads set into the base. These beads create the same sensations as anal oral sex which means you can get the full rimming experience without the need for anybody else’s tongue. Rimming butt plugs come in every shape and size with their vibration function operated by remote control which means you can even slip one in when you are out and about and let your partner tease you.

Other Anal Sex Toys

As well as all these amazing types of butt plugs, there are also other anal toys designed especially for anal penetration. Anal beads are literally strings of beads that can be inserted into your anus one at a time until you feel nice and full. There are anal beads in a range of different sizes and materials which are perfect for both beginners and anal sex experts alike.

Another toy that is great for prostate play is a hollow/tunnel butt plug which is designed the same as a normal plug except that it has a completely hollow middle. This means that you are totally open and exposed so smaller sex toys can be pushed through to stimulate your prostate and all the other nerve endings in your anal canal.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are so many amazing toys that can bring your bum fun to a whole other level. Anal play and penetrative anal sex can be a whole lot of fun but that fun soon runs out if you don’t know how to do it safely. Remember that you ass will not self lubricate like a vaginal-canal, so if you experience any pain or discomfort when you use a butt plug, apply more lube or try a smaller plug. Never use a butt plug for vaginal penetration without thoroughly cleaning it first because this is a guaranteed way of spreading bacteria. After that, its all about experimentation! There is no end to the different types of butt plug available so you are sure to find one that fits (no pun intended!) all your needs!