Butt plugs have been used since the turn of the century. Originally marketed by Frank E. Young as a dilator kit, they were only available (for a short while) under the care of a physician. Today, they are commonly used for men and women during sexual pleasure, during intercourse with a partner, or without, for beginners or advanced players. Butt plugs are multi-purpose, and they come in a wide variety of shapes and styles. Specifically designed for anal pleasure, anal plugs stimulate the internal and external nerve endings around the rectum. Introducing a sex toy like a butt plug can provide a more intense level of sexual pleasure. Shaped like a cone, butt plugs are ideal anal toys for beginners, tapering in width from the bottom to the top, with a flared base for safety.
If you are new to anal play, anal masturbation is encouraged if you are looking to experiment with your partner. A butt plug can be used during solo play for grinding, worn outside of the house in secret, or for additional stimulation with a partner. To select the anal toy that’s right for you, choose one with a base wider than the width of the toy itself. We also recommend choosing a phthalate-free material such as glass, wood, or silicone. Using a toy like a butt plug requires a level of safety and comfort, so be sure to plan in advance by researching a size you are comfortable with, and stock up on personal lubricant)!