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By Andi Breitowich
That said, anal toys can be a little intimidating if you’re new to the game and there are a tonne of options out there to explore in the wild world of butt stuff. Luckily, though, we’ve done the hard part for you and curated a list of 12 anal toys for beginners that will help you ease into it.
But before we get into it, a few housekeeping tips. We *always* recommend lube because when it comes to the anal area, some extra slip and slide will help maximize comfort, improve stimulation, and keep you totally aroused. Trust us. Opt for a silicone lubricant, or water-based lubricant, or try a hybrid lubricant for the best of both worlds. Then, once the fun is over, it is oh so important that you thoroughly clean your toys with a designated toy cleaner. This will not only keep you healthy and safe to prevent infection but will also keep your toys in tip-top shape.
Ready to get started? Read on for the 12 best anal toys for beginners.
When it comes to anal play, options are nice. Whether you’re a total beginner or looking to test the waters a little more, this seven-piece set will get your body ready for fun, comfortable, and totally safe anal play. After all, the toys are made with body-safe silicone, and it comes with step-by-step advice on how to use the kit properly to maximize pleasure.
This B-Vibe set is also created to ease you into anal sex (because going from zero to full penetration can be painful and unsafe) with three graduating butt plugs of various sizes, an anal enema kit, a zipper travel bag, and a 50-page booklet by certified sex educators. The final piece? A lube applicator. Because as we like to say… lube, lube, and more lube.
There’s something subtly sexy about glass sex toys, and luckily this $50 anal training set is meant for anyone and everyone. It comes with a 3-piece set of varying plug sizes to ease your backside into the journey, and each toy is made with body-safe and unbreakable glass to ensure a safe experience.
Glass anal plugs may also be more comfortable for beginners since they warm inside the body and are extra slippery when used with a hybrid lubricant. Not to mention, glass is effortlessly easy to clean in between uses.
If it vibrates, it typically feels better, and this dotted glass anal plug is meant to target the most sensitive of spots. It’s user-friendly, and the 4-inch plug features a curved tip for easy insertion, though it’s specifically designed to target the G-spot and/or P-spot. Plus, the dots wrapped along the base provide some extra external stimulation as the plug is worn anally (or vaginally if you desire).
Oh, and the best part? The plug’s powerful rumbly vibration can be remotely controlled, so it’s a great way to get your partner involved in the fun. And if you’re hoping for some on-the-go butt play, the toy also comes with a satin storage bag to keep it classy, sexy, and a little luxurious.
Looking to deepen your anal capabilities and maximize pleasure? Go with this beaded glass slider. Made with a unique droplet beaded design, this toy is hard, durable, and silky smooth – especially when you load on the lube. Our suggestion? We recommend slathering on a hybrid lubricant to elevate comfort and arousal.
And while the slider is fracture-resistant, hypoallergenic, and easy to clean, it’s also a great way to explore temperature play since it retains heat and cold for increased pleasure. Get intimate and explore what makes you feel best because the possibilities are up to you and your fantasies.
When you’re ready to take anal play a step up, try out this “snug plug” which is designed specifically for extended wear. Yep, that’s right. Wear it on a first date, while you watch a movie with a partner, when you have sex, or even in the shower (it’s completely waterproof).
The plug is weighted for fullness, features a thick neck and handle for easy application and removal, and you’re able to choose your size - small, medium, or large - depending on your comfort level and ability. But one thing is for sure… this seamless plug is guaranteed to serve erotic sensations.
Bring some beauty to your booty with this fancy set of two anal plugs. The gem-like stone embellishments are meant to add some pizzazz between the sheets and deliver major pleasure during solo or partner sex. The plugs are also made from medical-grade gold-plated steel for a completely body-safe experience.
Plus, since each set comes with two plugs of varying sizes, that means you can spread the love and wear one with a partner. Because you know what they (we) say… why not explore new erogenous zones together?!
If you’re new to anal play but know you’ll be obsessed with it, then this complete kit covers *all* the bases. With a B-Vibe Snug Plug, Le Wand Petite Vibrator, Le Wand Petite Curve attachment, classic enema kit, lube applicator, finger gloves, condoms, clean-up towel, and a comprehensive guide to anal pleasure, we promise this set will leave you ready to embark on your journey through the back door.
It’s also worth noting that this set leaves no stone unturned for beginners. It’s curated for anal training and welcomes you into the world of intensely pleasurable, mind-blowing orgasms. If you’re still a little nervous, the set is also splashproof, hypoallergenic, body-safe, and easy to clean. Sounds like a quadruple win to us.
The first step of pleasurable anal play is cleanliness and good hygiene, so this classic enema bulb makes it easy for an internal cleanse. It’s easy to use, 100% body-safe, and comes with a complete guide of step-by-step instructions.
Not to mention, enemas can feel extremely pleasurable for some, so the bulb can also be used as a form of foreplay before the main attraction. Just be patient because internal cleansing can take some practice, but luckily this simple bulb is great for anyone – whether you’re a beginner or not!
This three-motored toy is a major bang for your buck because it’s designed to provide endless pleasure in the most erotic of ways. The rounded hook at the bottom features two motors designed to wrap around a penis, while the generous shaft can deliver a powerful internal massage to a partner looking for anal penetration.
The toy is perfect for every gender and is waterproof if you’re eager for playtime in the shower. Just be ready for out-of-this-world sensation because the strong vibrations will take you to a whole new level of euphoria. You’re welcome.
With an approachable natural shape, this realistic dildo should please anyone and everyone. The hand-sculpted curve also allows for total P-spot (or G-spot!) stimulation and the strong suction cup base allows for endless play options.
The platinum-cured silicone is also 100% waterproof and body-safe, so feel free to explore what feels best for you. If you’re looking to get extra intimate, we recommend having your partner sensually apply this silicone lubricant before inserting the dildo into your rectum.
New to anal stimulation? Let us be the first to welcome you to the party with this vibrating plug. Whether you’re looking to explore on your own or with a partner, this remote-control plug has plenty to offer because the Ditto stimulates your rectal muscles (including the prostate, if you have one) with gentle pressure and rumbling vibrations.
The toy is slim and flexible to offer easy insertion, but it’s always more fun to add a silky, non-staining lubricant to enhance the experience and peak your arousal.
This budget-friendly dildo hits the spot (literally) if you’re ready to explore anal penetration. It’s made with liquid silicone, and the toy is supple, soft, and oh-so-sensual. The flexible shaft also allows for distinctive prostate and g-spot penetration that will leave you wanting more.
The Dildo Plug P&G is also a reliable choice for beginners who are figuring out what they like (or don’t like) because the curves and angled shape are designed for maximizing your pleasure. Grab some water-based lube and get going!
Andi Breitowich is a Chicago-based freelance writer and graduate of Emory University where she majored in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Sociology. She also recently graduated with her master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In addition to Pepper, her work has appeared in Women’s Health, POPSUGAR, Cosmopolitan, and elsewhere. She is a mass consumer of social media and cares about holistic wellness and non-stigmatizing reproductive care.