Anal sex toys are a great addition to any adult toy collection. Besides being versatile and easy to use, they can stimulate you in new ways. Whether you opt for a butt plug, anal beads, or a prostate massager, you can be confident that you will have a pleasurable experience.

If you are new to anal adult toys you may have the notion that they are designed to be used the same way as regular toys. While this is somewhat true, you need to keep in mind that there are some dos and don’ts when using them. Not using an anal toy the right way may result in injuries. 

This article sheds on how to use anal sex toys safely.

A concise guide to using anal sex toys

Clean up yourself

After a stressful day, you may just want to get in bed and pleasure yourself with your anal toy. Before starting anal play, should first take a shower.

Taking a bath will not only put you more in the mood but will also help you relax and enjoy the experience.

We get it, there are going to be times when you are just too lazy to take a shower. Well, if that is the case, then you should use baby wipes (unscented) to clean your butt area.

Malika O’Neill, a reputable sexologist buttressed how important it is to empty the bowels before anal play.  

If you aren’t feeling too well or you feel loose and sore down there, you should skip anal play. 

Never use your anal sex toys without lube

Unlike the vagina which can lubricate itself, the anus cannot self-lubricate. So if you don’t use lube, you aren’t going to enjoy anal play.

Using any anal toy without lube may cause fissures and microtears in your butt hole.

As you likely know, there are different types of lube on the market. Before choosing among them, you should consider the material your anal toy is made from.

 For example, if you are using a stainless steel or glass toy, you should opt for an oil-based lube or a silicone lube. On the other hand, if you have a silicone toy, you should choose a water-based lube. Silicone lube should never be used with silicone toys, as it can damage them.

Women relaxing in bed

Relax yourself

One of the easiest things you can do to have a pleasurable experience while using your anal toy is to relax and get yourself in the mood.

There are tons of ways you can release tension and relax. Below are a few of them.

Take a warm bath

Play a soothing song

Take deep breaths

Use essential oils

Simulating yourself is another great way to relax the muscles in the area. Another effective way to put yourself in the mood is to use CBD. Research suggests that CBD can promote arousal and can relax the muscles in the pelvic and anal areas.

Take your time

If you are new to anal toys, you may think that you have to ram them into your butt hole as fast as you can to have a pleasurable experience. But that is far from the truth. In fact, if you speed things up and go too fast, you aren’t going to enjoy using the toy.

 It is best you start slow and put a small anal plug or your fingers into your anus. You can increase your intensity as you slowly become more comfortable with the sensation.

 What to do after using anal sex toys

After a play session with your anal toy, you may want to relax or remain in bed. Do your best to fight that urge and clean up. If you used a condom to cover the toy you should dispose of it appropriately. Next, you should wash the toys you used with antibacterial soap. Rinse with warm water and allow it to air dry.

Don’t be alarmed if you feel some discomfort after using your toy, it is normal. If you experience any pain or soreness in your anal region, you should stop using your anal toys until you have completely recovered.

 Final note

If you want to take your solo game to the next level, you should start using your anal toys correctly. Regardless of the anal toy you have, it is critical that you use lots of lube with them. This will help ensure that you have a painless and pleasurable experience. Remember that the type of lube you choose matters. To be on the safe side, you should opt for a water-based lube, as they are versatile and don’t react with most materials. Silicone-based lube is also great, but it shouldn’t be used with silicone toys.