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Choosing the Right Size Butt Plug

Written by: Bestvibe Published on August 29,2023

Are you curious about the world of anal play? Whether you're an adventurous explorer or just beginning to dip your toes into this prostate-stimulating realm, selecting the perfect-sized butt plug can be a bit perplexing. Comfort and the right level of sensation are keys, so how do you navigate the options? In the guide, we'll help you demystify the process and make an informed decision that suits your preferences.


Unlocking the Pleasures of Anal Play

The allure of male butt plugs lies in their ability to stimulate the plethora of sensitive nerve endings found in the anus. These nerves respond to touch, pressure, heat, and friction, creating an intensely pleasurable experience. But why consider using the best butt plug in the first place? Beyond the sensory delights, butt plugs serve various purposes:

1. Internal Stimulation: Thrusting butt plugs offer a sense of fullness, which can be particularly stimulating. For those with male anatomy, they can stimulate the prostate, leading to prostate orgasms. For individuals with female anatomy, butt plugs can enhance vaginal stimulation when combined with penetration.

2. Everyday Elegance: Some use butt plugs as a kinky secret during daily activities, heightening arousal.

3. BDSM Play: Dominants may require submissives to war anal plugs, adding an element of control.

4. Anal Training: Butt plugs can aid in preparing for anal sex or larger toys.

Butt Plug Anatomy: A Closer Look

Understanding the anatomy of a butt plug is crucial for informed selection. A flared base is non-negotiable; it prevents the plug from being fully inserted and potentially causing an embarrassing trip to the emergency room. The plug features a neck that the anal sphincters contract around, ensuring it stays securely in place. The body of the plug follows, often tapered for easy insertion.

When it comes to purchasing a butt plug, two essential measurements must be considered: the insertable length and the diameter. The diameter or width of the plug is a primary concern. Some sources use diameter, while others employ circumference for measurement. Double-check which measurement is provided before making your decision.

Circumference = diameter x π (3.14)

Choosing the Right Size: A Guide

Naturally, choosing the right size butt plug is a highly personal journey, as each individual's anatomy and comfort level are unique. To simplify the process, here's a guide to different sizes and the corresponding experiences they offer:

1. Complete Beginners – Extra Small Butt Plugs:

For those entirely new to anal exploration, or with petite body frames, starting with an extra small plug is advisable. These typically have a diameter under 1 inch, offering a gentle introduction to anal play.

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2. Beginners – Small Butt Plugs:

Small plugs, with diameters ranging from 1 to 1.25 inches, cater to beginners who are slightly more experienced. If you've had minimal experience with anal play or are open to exploring further, a small plug might be the ideal step forward.

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3. Some Anal Experience – Medium Butt Plugs:

Medium-sized butt plugs, around 1.25 to 1.5 inches in diameter, are suitable for individuals with a bit of anal experience. If you've tried anal play before and are comfortable with a finger or two, a medium-sized plug might offer the fuller sensation you're seeking.

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4. Experienced – Large Butt Plugs:

For those well-versed in anal play, large butt plugs, ranging from 1.75 to 2 inches in diameter, provide a satisfying stretch. These are best suited for individuals accustomed to medium-sized plugs or those comfortable with anal sex.

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5. Size Lovers – Extra Large:

If you're seeking an intense sensation of fullness and stretching, extra-large plugs, typically above 2 inches in diameter, might be your choice. However, these are reserved for anal enthusiasts who've gradually built up tolerance over time.

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Going Up a Size: The Gradual Approach

Moving to a larger size requires patience and steady progress. Increase by approximately 0.25 inches in diameter with each transition. Your brain and body need time to adjust.

The key to transitioning to a larger size is gradual progression. Moving up by approximately 0.25 inches in diameter each time ensures a comfortable adjustment period for both your mind and body. Rushing the process isn't recommended – give yourself ample time to embrace and enjoy each stage.


Anal Training Kits: A Comprehensive Approach

Consider anal training kits if you're looking for a seamless progression. These kits include various sizes, promoting gradual exploration. Bestvibe's Anal Training Kit, for instance, offers a range of prostate butt plugs, including a vibrating option, and educational resources to guide your journey.

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Selecting the right size butt plug involves understanding your comfort level, anatomy, and preferences. Gradual progression and proper education ensure an enjoyable and safe experience. So, whether you're a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, there's a perfectly sized butt plug waiting to enhance your sensual journey. 


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