Why Do People Use Butt Plugs?

by Lovehoney

on May 1, 2017

In a line up of sex toys, a butt plug could be pointed out by most people - they're fairly distinctive with a tapered tip to make insertion easy and a flared base that sits outside the body to stop the plug being drawn in.

Wearing a butt plug during sex, masurbation or foreplay can greatly enhance orgasms and pleasure (regardless of your sex or gender).

Read on for more, including which are the best butt plugs for first timers.

Why do men use butt plugs?

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It could be said that men are actually wired to enjoy anal penetration. The prostate is an incredibly sensitive gland that feels especially good when stroked. The prostate is located about two to three inches up on the anterior (front) wall of the anus.

You may have heard about prostate milking, and it’s true that a man can experience an orgasm and/or ejaculation just from having his prostate stimulated.

These orgasms are said to feel more intense than orgasms from stimulation of the penis, causing the whole body to spasm with climactic energy. Yowza!

Wearing a curved butt plug or a specialist male prostate toy helps make sure you're hitting just the right spot.

The added prostate stimulation can make masturbation, receiving oral sex and penetrative sex feel incredible.

It's not just about the prostate, though. As the pelvic floor muscles begin to contract during orgasm, the anal muscles contract around the plug and make the spasms feel stronger and harder.

Orgasmic contractions around a butt plug feel more intense than without, improving the strength and duration of your climax.

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Why do women use butt plugs?

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Using a butt plug can make all kinds of sex feel more pleasurable for a woman (and her partner).

A butt plug creates more pressure on the back vaginal wall, increasing the level of sensation she experiences – whether from a dildo, vibrator or her partner's penis.

Many women also enjoy using a butt plug while receiving oral sex. At climax, orgasmic contractions around the butt plug feel more intense, and stimulate the nerve endings around the anus.

Some women use a butt plug to enhance their partner's pleasure. With a butt plug inserted, the amount of space in the pelvis is reduced and the vagina feels tighter as a result. The firmer pressure and additional texture provided by a butt plug can also makes her vagina feel.

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Why Do People Use Butt Plugs - Video Guide

Whether you’re a proud owner of a penis or a vulva, anal sex and penetration can feel incredible, and there are toys are for everyone to enjoy. Regardless of how you choose to enjoy anal sex, whether alone, or with a partner there are certain products you might want to consider adding to your collection. Our recommended list of 'essentials' can heighten your enjoyment, enhance sensation and most importantly, ensure you play safely when experimenting with anal sex.

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Originally published on May 1, 2017. Updated on Aug 5, 2020
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