LH_SexAdviceHub_CategoryPage_Banners_General_1600x450

Our Top 10 Butt Plugs (According to a Sexologist)

Medically reviewed by Chantelle Otten on 11.07.2022

Anal action can be fun for everyone. If you’re keen to learn more or to give it a crack yourself, get the lowdown on the best butt plugs from industry expert and sexologist Chantelle Otten.

To help you on your quest for booty enlightenment, we’ve asked our good friend Chantelle Otten to lend her expert advice to the cause. Chantelle is a certified psycho-sexologist, scientist and sex and relationship expert. With a stack of incredible qualifications, achievements and areas of expertise as well as a whole heap of experience with anything and everything to do with sex and relationships, it's safe to say that Chantelle knows her way around a butt plug and a caboose better than most. So let’s get into it!

One of the best ways to get to know your bot bot is with a simple yet effective butt plug. Often going from nada to having a full-mast peen or dildo up your clacker can be a bit much, but a good old butt plug is a great way to explore your back passage without completely diving off the deep end.

Butt plugs come in a whole bunch of exciting shapes, sizes, materials and colours, so you can be sure you’ll find a plug that fills you up in all the right ways. And as Chantelle says” “Butt plugs can increase your sexual pleasure, no matter what your gender and sexual orientation is.” What’s not to love?!

Keen to know more? Chantelle’s here to answer the burning questions of butt play beginners and share with us her top 10 butt plug recommendations.

Chantelle’s advice on Butt Plugs

Are you a nipsy novice looking for a bit of advice? Chantelle’s here to help by answering a few questions she’s often asked when it comes to butt plugs.

Q. How do you use a butt plug safely?

If you’re new to the world of butt plugs, Chantelle’s outlined six steps worth following to keep your booty safe while you go deep diving:

1. Pick the right one for you

First things first: start small. Chantelle doesn’t recommend starting with the largest butt plug. “Instead, start with a beginner one, or a prostate massager because it is a little thinner. What is the right butt plug for your needs in regards to materials or size? It’s a good idea to do some research. Plus! You can always work your way up.”

One of Chantelle’s favourite things about butt plugs is that, with so many different options to choose from, you don’t have to stick to the same plug the whole time! As you get more comfortable and experienced, she suggests progressing to something a little more sizable or maybe throwing a few vibrations into the mix.

2. Use a specialty anal lubricant

When it comes to lubricants, it’s important to remember that not all lubes are compatible with all sex toy materials. You want to make sure you’re getting the best lube for the job that’s going to enhance your anal pleasure without causing your toy to disintegrate prematurely.

According to Chantelle: “Water-based lube is perfect for silicone butt plugs, but you can use silicone or oil-based with glass or steel butt plugs.”

Regardless of the lube base, when it comes to anal action just make sure you use a specialty anal lube. They’re extra thick, slick and long-lasting, making them perfect for rump ranging.

And remember - when we’re talking about lube and anal, more is MORE. Add a good dash and then some to make sure you’ve got plenty of the slippery stuff to help you on your way to peachy pleasure town.

3. Communicate with your partner

When you’re first thinking about dabbling in buttsex, communication is key. Chantelle recommends: “Talk to your sexual partner about how you would like to incorporate it into your sex life. Would you like to start by putting it in yourself? Or are you happy to take it slow and your partner can put it in. Communication is key and you need to give and gain consent before trying any form of sexual activity with a sexual partner, including backdoor play.”

4. Maintain good hygiene practices

“Anal play requires consideration around cleanliness,” says Chantelle. “You want to make sure that you are taking hygiene safety onboard. Make sure you are washing your butt plug with warm soapy water or a toy cleaner before and after use. You could also put a condom over it, especially if you are using a toy that you would be sharing.”

5. Consider your body and the mood

There’s no doubt that anal sex is a lot of fun, but it can also be a deeply emotional experience for some. Chantelle recommends asking yourself: “Is today a good day to do anal play?” If that answer is a big, fat yes, then Chantelle suggests: “Eating light meals, having a hot shower or bath to relax the muscles and taking some time to get aroused before backdoor play will make anal much more enjoyable."

6. Go slow

“There’s no need to rush putting in the butt plug,” says Chantelle. “In fact, taking things too fast can be a real mood killer.”

When it comes to inserting your plug, Chantelle says: “Take care to insert the butt plug slowly, and begin by pushing only the tip of the plug into your anus. Take a moment to breathe and relax your anal sphincter muscles. When you’re feel ready, push it slightly deeper. If using with a partner I think its a good idea to tell them to ‘drop’ their body and watch them relax before putting it in. Deep breathing and body relaxation will help with easy insertion. And, if its not working, take a break! It doesn’t always work the first time.”

7. Wear the butt plug during erotic play

Lastly, Chantelle notes: “Wearing a butt plug during other sex acts can bring further stimulation to the genitals. Especially if you are using a vibrating butt plug. Try using one that’s app or remote controlled so you or your partner can alter the vibration level. You could use one during masturbation, oral sex, vaginal penetration, hand jobs or BDSM practices.”

We’ve no doubt that with Chantelle’s expert anal plug tips, you’ll be able to take your booty play to an orgasmic new level!

Q. Do you have advice for beginners who are new to anal play or butt plugs?

“Remember that, unlike the vagina, the rectum doesn't self-lubricate. It’s important for all genders to use plenty of lube and go slow before using a butt plug,” says Chantelle. “Butt plugs are cleverly shaped for anal play. They usually have narrow tips that get wider toward the middle and then narrow again to a slim neck at the base so your rectum can hold them comfortably. But the rectum can act like a vacuum and suck objects inside, so you need to make sure you are using a plug with a flared bottom, pull cord, or a ring. This stops the butt plug from getting lost inside you.”

Not only do flared bases stop the butt plug from getting lost inside you, but these wider bottoms often provide a bit of extra perineum stimulation while you wear them, so you really can’t go wrong.

Q. Which lube is best for using with a butt plug?

When it comes to anal lubricants Chantelle says the best lube for the job is largely dependant on the material of the plug.

When it comes to silicone toys, Chantelle suggests: “It’s best to use water-based anal lube. This is because silicone-based lubes aren't compatible with silicone-based toys. Silicone attracts to itself, so using the two together can warp your plug and create a tacky texture.”

As for glass or steel toys, Chantelle advises: “Silicone or oil lubricant is a great option because they’re much thicker and typically last longer.”

Q. Why do people use butt plugs - is it just to prepare for anal sex or do people use them for pleasure?

As Chantelle puts it: “Warming up for anal sex is just one of the many reasons that butt plugs are used. In fact, they’re there to bring pleasure to many erotic scenarios! Within BDSM play they can be used as part of Dom/Sub work.”

From making the Sub play with the plug before using it on them to making the Sub wear the butt plug out in public for several hours, Chantelle highlights a number of ways butt plugs can be incorporated into BDSM play.

Chantelle says butt plugs can also be used for double penetration (DP) for vagina owners: “Vaginal sex can be easily enjoyed while the butt plug is in the back, and you can even add more sensation with a vibrating butt plug.”

“Handjobs and clitoral play whilst a butt plug is in can also bring wonderful pleasure… and many people love receiving oral sex while they have a butt plug in.”

Last but not least, Chantelle says: “You can also masturbate with a butt plug in by using your fingers, a dildo or a male masturbator on the front!”

From preparing for anal sex/penetration to increasing the pleasure factor, there are truly so many different ways that people can enjoy using butt plugs.

Now that Chantelle’s answered all of your burning questions about butt play, we're hoping you’re still keen to give deep diving a crack. Without further ado, let’s get straight to the fun part: Chantelle’s top 10 butt plugs to suit beginner’s through to those who are a little more advanced in anal.

Best Beginner’s Butt Plug:

Lovehoney Classic Silicone Beginner's Butt Plug
(143)
$22.95

This silky smooth silicone butt plug is super slimline, making it perfect for fifth base first timers. Featuring a tapered tip, slender neck and flared base, this plug lends itself to easy insertion and peace of mind knowing that it won’t go travelling anywhere. Plus, the base is also designed to stimulate your perineum while providing a wonderfully filling sensation that these booty plugs are known for. Just be sure to drizzle with a dash of water-based lube before chasing that anal action.

What customers say: "The feeling of your anus throbbing around it is heavenly."

Buy it here

Best Vibrating Butt Plug:

Lovehoney Butt Tingler 10 Function Vibrating Butt Plug 3.5 Inch
(616)
$23.95 $39.95 You save: $16.00 (40%)

Explore the tantalising tingles of this vibrating plug. This petite plug is super slender, making it an ideal choice for nipsy newbies. One of the brilliant things about investing in a vibrating butt plug is that you can use it either switched on or off. It’s almost like having a two-for-one toy! For some people, the added sensations of vibrations can be a bit much when you’re just starting out with spelunking, but it can still be worth picking up a vibrating toy if you’re interested in experimenting a little later down the track.

What customers say: "For a first-time vibing-plug user, I found it simple to use and it gives me delicious sensations."

Buy it here

Best Jewelled Butt Plug:

Lovehoney Jewelled Metal Butt Plug 2.5 Inch
(177)
$39.95

A little bit of bling in the booty never did any harm! This jewel plug weighs in at 145 grams to provide a lovely, firm but full feeling. Crafted from nickel-free zinc-alloy, this metal plug is temperature responsive so you can warm or cool it before anal play for a side of added sensations. If you’re after some seriously slippery stuff, you can use an oil or silicone lube for prolonged slickness.

What customers say: "My wife loved the feel of this butt plug during sex on all fours. She really liked the weight of it."

Buy it here

Best Butt Plug Kit:

Lovehoney Bumper Booty Bundle Anal Sex Toy Kit (6 Piece)
(122)
$89.95

Struggling to decide on a single plug to explore your behind? Why not grab a kit that includes a whole bunch of fun anal toys? This brilliant booty bundle comes complete with two butt plugs, a set of anal beads, a prostate massager, an anal douche, and a nifty bullet vibe that can be inserted into the base of the anal toys to really get you buzzing.

What customers say: "It has almost everything you could need or want in terms of anal toys."

Buy it here

Best Tail Butt Plug:

DOMINIX Deluxe Stainless Steel Small Faux Silver Fox Tail Butt Plug
(49)
$54.95

Live out your wildest furry fantasies with this stunning silver fox tail plug. Featuring a slim neck and flared base, this petite plug is comfortable for beginners with the metal bulb, lending itself well to temperature play. And because this plug is made from metal, you can pair it with any anal lube you like.

What customers say: "The tail was bought for my boyfriend, who adores it now. Will willingly wear it around the house."

Buy it here

Best Glass Butt Plug:

Lovehoney Pure Pleasure Sensual Glass Butt Plug
(212)
$34.95

Experience all new sensations with this glass butt plug. Gently massage your internal sweet spots with this gorgeous glass toy. Experiment with different temperatures by running it under warm water or by cooling in the fridge before getting down to business.

What customers say: "The glass feels amazing - weight and smoothly fitted. You can warm or cool the plug as well, which adds another sensation."

Buy it here

Best Inflatable Butt Plug:

Booty Call Small Silicone Inflatable Butt Plug 4 Inch
(12)

Pump up your peachy cheeks with this inflatable butt plug. Perfect for progressing your anal play when you’re just starting out, you can work your way up to 8.25 inches of girth using the handy palm-sized bulb. The quick-release button is ready to deflate the plug at the press of a button, so there’s no risk of getting caught out in any awkward positions.

What customers say: "I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is starting out with anal toys. It is easy to insert and feels brilliant when it’s expanded."

Buy it here

Best for prostate play:

Lovehoney Booty Buddy 7 Function Vibrating Butt Plug 4 Inch
(120)

If you’re a person with a penis, anal play can be made even more fun once you discover your prostate. This vibrating plug is gently curved to deliver targeted stimulation directly to your P-spot. Cycle through the different speeds and patterns of the vibe until you reach orgasmic bliss. Use it alone, with your kinky companion, during vaginal sex or during foreplay to add a whole new level of intensity to your play. This plug is also completely waterproof, so you can have some fun in the tub with it.

What customers say: "Had this a few weeks now and it’s fantastic. I had my first hands-free anal orgasm with it and it felt amazing."

Buy it here

Best Remote Control Butt Plug:

Nexus Ace Medium Quiet Remote Control Vibrating Butt Plug
(43)
$109.95

This vibrating butt plug comes complete with a remote control, making it perfect for both solo or partnered play. With a 5-inch circumference, this plug is better suited to those with a bit of backdoor experience. The slim neck features additional ribbing for extra excitement on the way in and out. The flared base keeps this plug firmly in place while also stimulating the perineum. Lather up with a good dash of water-based anal lubricant for some long-lasting anal fun.

What customers say: "Quite simply the best sex toy I have ever bought. It is a real turn-on wearing it outside."

Buy it here

Best Large Butt Plug:

Lovehoney Large Classic Silicone Butt Plug 5.5 Inch
(193)
$29.95

So you’ve gone a few rounds with your beginner butt plug and you’re ready to take it to the next level. Check out this super-sized silicone butt plug boasting girthy proportions for ultra-fulfilling anal action. One of the best things about this toy is that it’s a hollow butt plug, so you can slot a bullet vibrator into the flared base for added sensations.

What customers say: "I loved the indescribable feeling of the stretch and having the fairly heavy plug sit inside me. Absolutely amazing!"

But it here
LH-USPs-Banner-Desktop-1450x240-Evergreen
LH-Forum-Card1-Desktop-566x566
The Lovehoney Forum
The best place on the internet to discuss all things sex and sex toys
LH-Blog-Card1-Desktop-566x566
Lovehoney Blog
Home of our famous Position of the Week series and more musings on sex and sexual happiness
LH-Youtube-Card1-Desktop-566x566
Lovehoney on YouTube
Discover hundreds of videos on dozens of different subjects, all presented by our in-house sexperts