I’m going to cut right to the chase:
Anal sex can feel really, really good.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ve obviously heard of butt plugs, but are you familiar with inflatable butt plugs?
If not let me introduce you to these amazing toys and the mind-numbing pleasure they can deliver.
An Overview of Butt Plugs
A butt plug is rather self-explanatory as it is an item that is inserted in the anus for sexual stimulation.
Since they are similar to a dildo but shorter they are great for “buttginners” as they provide pleasure without being too much for some people to handle. Plus they have a flared base to keep from getting too far inside the rectum.
Trust me, you do not want something getting too far inside your GI tract, and high quality butt plugs have design features that prevent this from happening.
I don’t know about you but I don’t want a night of passion to end up with me or my partner in the ER for medical extraction of a sex toy!
To keep such disasters from happening, butt plugs are usually shaped with a rounded end that tapers to a “waist” attached to the flared (usually circular) base.
The waist is strategically designed to be held in place by the anal sphincter to keep it from slipping out but also to keep it from slipping in too far.
A butt plug can be used on its own for light anal play or it can be used to relax muscles prior to anal sex.
Because it is not an intimidating product it is an ideal choice for those new to anal play as it can hit all the right spots but be more comfortable that a vibrator or dildo.
Don’t get me wrong as there are some huge varieties of this item out there.
I mean elephant-sized (OK not really) butt plugs that are not for beginners or the faint of heart. Aside from this, they do come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and materials.
The Benefits of Inflatables
You might be asking yourself why one would consider an inflatable butt plug rather than a standard one.
Quite simply the inflatable varieties provide an amazing stretching sensation and can deliver a feeling of fullness without damaging the fragile tissues of the anus.
The area around the sphincter stays the same size while the upper portion expands in a circular shape and stimulates the rectum with even pressure.
A hand-held squeeze bulb controls the inflation which delivers a slow, gradual sensation as the plug expands inside the body that results in jaw-dropping pleasure.
And the P-spot orgasm I mentioned earlier, an inflatable butt plug will give you one that will send you into the stratosphere.
How to Use an Inflatable Butt Plug
Like any sexual experience, you want to use this toy in a way that is fun, safe, sexy, and comfortable.
First things first, you need a really good lubricant.
Due to the materials used to make inflatables, you will need a water-based lubricant. I know silicone feels (really) incredible but it can erode some toy materials.
Luckily there are several water-based lubes on the market that mimic the slick glide of silicone. As the anus is not self0lubricating, look for a product that delivers a lot of “cushioning” to reduce friction and permit effortless insertion and comfort during use.
Before inserting the plug you need to prepare and relax the anal muscles.
A massage with the lube is a great way to do this. For hygiene reasons, because we know what also goes on in this area, you might want to use a medical finger guard when stimulating the anus manually. Some people also elect to use a condom on anal toys to keep them cleaner.
Communication is also key to this preparation and it can be a very intense intimacy building exercise for the two of you.
Once your partner is fully prepped and relaxed, slowly and gently glide the plug in.
Talk to your partner through the entire process to make sure they are comfortable and the pace is right.
A number of plugs have narrow tips for easy entry that get wider toward the middle then taper down toward the base.
Once the plug is in, it’s time to start inflating. Gradually increase the girth of the toy to the maximum girth you our your partner can handle for an unforgettable burst of pleasure. And I do mean that in every way imaginable.
If you're super new to anal sex, then consider reading our guide here:
Lovehoney’s Anal Balloon Pump
The rule for anal beginners: Start small
As in incredibly small, don’t let your eyes deceive you.
Remember, these products are designed to expand! For those looking to experiment with these toys you can’t go wrong with this petite toy.
It resembles a lapel mic more than a butt plug but don’t let the clever design fool you. The “probe” shape is perfect for novices as it starts off at 2” of insertable length and a circumference of 2.5”.
Fully inflated, those measurements increase to 4” of insertable length and a whopping 10.25” circumference. I cannot recommend this product enough for those new to anal play as it is not intimidating but once inserted can offer similar pleasure to much larger items.
- Optimal for beginners.
- Quick release valve.
- Waterproof-fully submersible.
- Be sure not to insert the slim wand in too far.
- Made of latex-not suitable for those with allergies.
Booty Call Small Silicone Plug
No not that kind of booty call but (pun intended) a more literal one.
Lovehoney’s booty call inflatable butt plug comes in small and medium options for beginners or more advanced toy users. They are also comprised of the well-known conical design with a flared base.
The slim, sleek 4” model is an excellent starter’s item and the 4.4” circumference can be increased to 8.25”. The more formidable 6.5” plug offers the same design profile boasting more insertable length with the same initial and maximum circumference as its counterpart. Both sizes have pump bulbs for easy inflation and quick release buttons for instant deflation.
- 2 sizes for multiple user stages.
- Made of body-friendly silicone.
- Hands-free suction cup bases.
- They don’t vibrate.
Lux Fetish Inflatable Vibrating Butt Plug
If you’re looking for some extra buzz with your inflatable plug our friends at Adam & Eve offer the Lux Fetish for a double dose of pleasure.
More of an elongated cone without any tapering, this plug has 3.5” of insertable length but the shaft can be inflated from 2.5” wide to a stunning width of 3” plus.
In fact, a toy tester could not handle more than 2.75” wide and these people are not amateurs.
And that is only half the fun since this inflating plug vibrates. As in, is equipped with a powerful motor that features 7 different modes of varying speeds and patterns. Keep the pump in one hand and the controller in the other for unforgettable anal play.
Just make sure you don’t get too carried away with the pump since this bad boy can get very, very big.
- Inflates to very large proportions.
- Strong vibrations.
- Essentially delivers two experiences.
- Made of latex (potential allergies).
- Controller uses AAA batteries.
- Cannot be used in water.
Cock Locker Extra Large
For those who are seasoned users of anal toys and looking for some serious stretch, the Lovehoney Cock Locker 7.5" opens up new realms.
Made of very flexible latex for a balloon-like effect, this tapered cone starts off with 5.25” of insertable length and a 6.25” circumference.
Use the hand pump to inflate this toy to 7.5” of insertable length and a mind-numbing circumference of 14.75”.
Needless to say, I would recommend a very healthy dose of lubricant with this inflatable plug. And in the event you need to feel fuller, you can move up to the 8" version of this toy which offers an additional ½” of length and girth.
These toys are not for beginners, so unless you are very accustomed to anal play these are not for you.
- Extreme stretching and filling sensations.
- Elongated cone shapes for gradual insertion.
- Latex material is great for flexibility but people can be allergic.
- Splashproof rather than fully waterproof.
Ace of Spades Huge Butt Plug
Unless you are ready for Olympic grade anal play and penetration, don’t even think about this behemoth.
The Ace of Spades is Lovehoney’s flagship inflatable butt plug and designed for those looking for an ultimate challenge.
The triangular cone perfectly resembles its namesake and you have to be one bold user to take on this epic sex toy. If the 8” of insertable length wasn’t enough to make you sit up and take notice, let’s talk about the maximum inflatable circumference of 20”.
Yes you heard me correctly, a whopping 20” of spread for some of the most intense pleasure and sensation you will find from this type of toy.
There is a quick release valve on the hand pump in case you get a little too carried away with this beast.
- It’s huge.
- Fully waterproof.
- Made of latex-allergic adventurers will be disappointed.
My Top Recommendation This Year
Out of this round up the winner is the Booty Call.
Whether you are a novice or veteran user these two items are sure to satisfy thanks to a generous inflatable girth of 8.5”.
The elongated tapered cone allows for easier penetration and the 4.5” size is a great choice for beginners.
A superior valve on the pump allows for quicker deflation than a screw and strong suction cup bases means hands-free play options.
As these plugs are fully waterproof, they can be mounted in the bath or shower for a new dimension of play.
The Booty Call items are made entirely of silicone, the gold standard of materials for sex toys. In addition to being entirely body safe, silicone is extremely smooth for enhanced pleasure and it is nonporous. This makes it very easy to clean, even by submerging the plug in boiling water.
It is also an excellent material for those who are allergic to rubber/latex. When it comes to design, material, size, and options for use, this Booty Call definitely won’t disappoint.