How to Use a Butt Plug – 12 Easy Tips for Exciting Anal Play

If you are looking to try anal but aren’t sure where to start, then butt plugs are a great option.  But how to use a butt plug? 

Butt plugs are ideal for first timers or people looking to move into bigger, more adventurous sizes. They allow you to practice on your own, and move at a comfortable pace.  

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This makes butt plugs a great tool for people who want to try anal fun but are a bit “tight” down there, and need a little practice to stretch out.  Well, let’s get started.

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What is a Butt Plug?

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Butt plugs are typically used as a beginner-friendly anal toy to help ease your way into anal play.

Most often, butt plugs are used for training and stretching out your anal sphincter muscle.  This allows you to get used to the new feeling or new sizes.

Butt plugs can be used for short sessions, or even be left in for longer periods (of an hour or two).  This is to help train your anal muscles to “loosen up”.

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Butt plugs also come in a variety of materials, including metal, PVC, Glass and Silicone each providing a different feel and flexibility.

For most people starting out learning how to use a butt plug, I recommend using flexible materials like PVC or Silicone.  This is because of their bendability, making them more comfortable to use.

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These anal plugs are also commonly sold in sets, or “anal trainer kits”.  These allow you to choose a manageable starting size and work your way up.

For anyone who is experimenting with anal for the first time, but plugs are a fantastic place to start.

Learning how to butt plug is pretty straightforward. But, before we get down and dirty, you want to be sure to get prepped and ready!

How to Use a Butt Plug

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How to Use a Butt Plug

Total Time: 30 minutes

Choose a Beginner Friendly Butt Plug
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You want to make sure your butt plug is sized and shaped to be easy to use. For this guide, we will be using the 3-size beginner set that lets you practice at your own pace. As you get more comfortable, you can move up to larger butt plug sizes.

Use the Bathroom Before Using Your Butt Plug
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To start, simply use the bathroom naturally (Yes, poop). Afterward, take a shower and clean the anal entrance and about an inch inside with a finger. Use a mild soap to avoid skin irritation.

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If you are still worried about hygiene you can also use an enema to really flush things out thoroughly. Repeat douching 2-3 times for a deeper clean.

Choose an Anal Lubricant for Your Anal Plug
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Your body does not have a natural anal lubricant. So, you must, must, must use a lube with that butt plug! I recommend using a water based lube as it won’t degrade the toy’s material and is easiest to clean up.

Apply Lube to Your Butt Plug
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You want your toy to go in and come out as smoothly as possible. So be sure to use lots and lots of lube!  More lube equals more comfort.

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For better application, you can also inject the lube inside before using the plug. This means that you will be slippery inside before you insert the butt plug.

Position the Tip of Your Butt Plug at the Entrance of Your Bum
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You want to slowly insert one finger into your bum, and then position the tip of your plug at the entrance. You can do this by laying on your back, or sitting down on top of it directly.

Push Out Gently with your Anal Sphincter Muscles
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The best way to describe this would be like you are going to poop. Try to expand and relax your sphincter muscles and allow the anal plug to move in easily.

Insert the Butt Plug Slowly
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Remember to take your time and don’t be afraid to use more lube if you need it. Your goal for each plug and to insert it all the way past the thickest point. You might need a few tries, but with patience and practice it should slide into place!

Keep the Butt Plug Inserted for a Few Minutes
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The longer you leave your butt plug in place, the better you anal muscles will adjust and relax. Learning how to use a butt plug comes down to let your body get used this new feeling.

Work Your Way Up To Larger Sizes

Once your body has relaxed and adjusted to the butt plug, you can practice with a bigger size. With time and patience you should be able to use the biggest plug no problem!

Clean Your Anal Plug After with a Toy Cleaner
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After every session, you want to make sure to wash your toy thoroughly with soap and hot water to fight off any nasty smells, and bacteria which can be harmful to your health. A good toy cleaner can extend the life of your toy and take care of most of these issues.


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And for those of you who don’t have the supplies already, you can get everything I just mentioned in the Anal Starter Kit.

It has everything you need to get started for the first time, including a 3 Piece Butt Plug Anal Trainer Set, Pjur Analyse Me Comfort Anal Lube, Two Lube Injectors, An Anal Enema, Toy Cleaner, and a Cock Ring Set of Two.

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For most people, this is exactly what you need for anal play for the first time.

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I know that I just threw you with a ton of new information.  The most important thing when learning how to use a butt plug is to take things slowly and gradually work your way up.

Before you know it, you will be a butt plug pro (but you probably shouldn’t write that on your resume).  As always, thanks for reading this week’s guide on how to use a butt plug.

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6 thoughts on “How to Use a Butt Plug – 12 Easy Tips for Exciting Anal Play

  1. Hey, Loren,
    You have given good advice and tips for beginners about using butt plugs, but there are a percentage of men (me included) who know the first time they try a butt plug that they just want to keep it in forever. While that’s unrealistic, I do want to share my experience (quickly) that it’s possible to go for many hours each day and all night long for years and never do harm to the anal opening, the rectum, or the prostate. But you have to have a sensible sized butt plug, one that will give you pleasure just wearing it while playing, shopping, sitting, and sleeping. And it might be counter-intuitive to think that glass or steel plugs are out if staying plugged is your goal. That’s not true. I wore a glass plug for four years, almost 24/7/365. The base and shaft are the secrets to comfortable butt plugs. The Devi glass plug (which I wear and recommend) is almost 5 inches in length, with 3.5 insertable length. The “egg” is the business end of the plug and it is 1.96 inches in diameter at its widest point; the shaft is .75 inches in diameter and a little over an inch long. This is seamlessly connected to a ring (a donut-shape) that will sit between the butt cheeks like a coin in a slot. The trouble with most plugs for really long-term wear is the bases. They will eventually irritate. The donut will not, because it does not fight with the butt cheek skin outside the anal opening. I quit plugging in early 2017 when I moved to the American South and indulged way too much on fried and fatty foods. Now that I’ve been here awhile, I decided to return to a diet that is helpful for long-term plugging, something to slow down digestion and firm the stool. I’ve started plugging again and I wear the plug all the time with time outs for BMs and cleanup.

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