A Guide To The Different Types Of Anal Toys

Anal toys are designed to stimulate the nerve endings of the rectum, either on the surface or by penetration. They have a flanged base or comes attached with a string to prevent the toy from slipping all the way in. Anal toys create more intense orgasms by stimulating the prostate glands in both the male and female.

The anus is very receptive to stimulation and can be extremely satisfying for some. Some people may orgasm with anal play alone while others may require clitoral or vaginal stimulation together. Many men like the prostate stimulation anal toys provide.

Whichever way it is, you’ll need to go slow and use lots of lube with anal toys. They differ in function from the vagina which is well suited for penetration and has its own lubricating glands. The anus has no natural lubrication. Use water-based lubricants such as AstroGlide or Anal Eze, as oil and petroleum-based lubricants can break down latex materials. All the mentioned water-based lubricants also work with mini bullet vibrator.  Once inserted, anal toys should not be switched with the vagina as this can transfer bacteria unless it is properly washed.

Types of Anal Toys (including bullet vibrators)

Anal Beads

Anal beads make a good introduction to anal sex for beginners. Typically anal beads consist of smooth round balls connected together with a strong nylon or cotton string with a ring attached at the end of the string. The beads vary in size from a small pearl to a golf ball. They’re not as hard as golf balls, as some are made of soft jelly, while the firmer ones are made of plastic, rubber, and silicone.

With lots of lubrication, the beads are inserted into the anus and slowly pulled out during orgasm. The movement stimulates the inner and outer sphincter muscles which can cause intense arousal. Some are stimulated more on the way in and others when popping them out during an orgasm.

It is not advisable to share anal beads because of the small crevices which can easily trap bacteria. Additionally, anal beads using cotton strings should be replaced after every use as cotton cannot be sterilized. Go for nylon or silicone instead.

Butt Plugs

Butt plugs are anal toys designed for insertion into the anus. They are meant to stay in with twisted motions rather than pushed in and out. Basically shaped like an “A”, they have a flanged base, comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, material, and vibrating options.

Anal Probes & bullet vibrators

Anal toys designed to be inserted into the anus for in-out motion. Similar to a vibrator, they have a phallic design with a wide range of shapes, sizes, material, and vibrating options. One of the most common used vibrator is the mini bullet vibrator by love it right. Some are ribbed with small concentric circles so they allow the anus to contract and expand as the probe is moved in and out.

Inflatable Anal Toys

Comes with a small hand pump, the tip is inserted and then inflated as it is filled with air. Serves to vary the pressure and sensations progressively.