In a world of so many butt plugs, it's hard to know where to start. This is especially the case if you're going to try butt plugs for the very first time. From sizes, to textures, to material, and vibrations, butt plugs, if you're not sure what you're looking for, can seem overwhelming. But once you narrow things down, you're on your way to some pretty fantastic pleasure.
"One of the great things about anal play is that folks with any genitalia can enjoy it," Alicia Sinclair, founder and CEO of sex toy company b-Vibe, tells Bustle. "The sensations and experiences that feel good to you have nothing to do with your sexual orientation or gender."
But while that's true, the thought of using butt plugs can seem intimidating at first. The big question being, "Will it hurt?" Well, no; not if you do it right and don't short-change yourself on the lube.
"My #1 tip for properly inserting an anal toy is to lay down on your side with your legs curled up a bit," coach Sunny Rodgers, certified clinical sexologist and intimate lifestyle expert, tells Bustle. "This position will naturally relax your anal muscles and allow for easier insertion with less resistance. And go slow. This isn’t a race. Take your time and gradually rock your anal toy as you slowly insert it."
If you're ready to get started on anal play, here are nine butt plugs that work great for beginners.