How to Use a Butt Plug: Tips on Anal Lubes, Preparing for Anal Play & Cleaning Your Butt Plugs!


More and more people seem to be getting into and exploring more with butt stuff, and for good reason! Anal play can be incredibly fun, and for men, the butt is where the p-spot is located so pleasuring the anus can bring about mind-blowing orgasms!


Since there’s a growing number of ass play fans, butt plugs seem to be taking up more and more room on sex toy websites, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Butt plugs are likely to be the most popular anal play toys on the market, since they’re perfect for both beginners and experienced individuals and can supply blended and p-spot orgasms!


Whether you’ve got a plug that you’re eager to try and you’re eagerly Googling, “how to put in a butt plug” or you’re keen on getting some knowledge first and then purchasing your first anal toy, we’ve put together this article telling you exactly how to use a butt plug (as well as show you our fabulous selection of Alora toys for the butt!).


How To Use A Butt Plug - The Step by Step Guide


If you’re not certain about how to use a butt plug, don’t panic, we’ve got all of the information you need! Here is our in-depth guide to using a butt plug, so you can relax and enjoy the experience whenever you get round to doing so!


Cleaning Your Butt Plug


We’re going to first start with the most important aspect of any type of sexual activity - practicing safe sex! We’re going to look at safe sex in two main parts, cleaning your toys and practicing safe sex when using toys with others.

First, let’s talk about cleaning!


Cleaning your toys is absolutely vital part of practicing safe sex. If you don’t clean your toys, they can easily harbor bacteria and then give you infection when you use them. However, don’t panic, there are just two things you need to do to lower your risk of infections.


The first is to choose a butt plug that is made out of body-safe, non-porous, high-quality material. When it comes to safe materials, stainless steel, silicone, and borosilicate glass are your best choices. You should avoid porous materials and materials that contain phthalates, such as jelly and rubber.


Once you’ve purchased a toy made from safe material, you need to wash it regularly. You have to wash your toy every single time you use it, and wash it properly! Most toys can be cleaned with warm water and mild, antibacterial soap. However, each toy does have different washing recommendations that you need to be aware of, so to make sure you know how to properly wash your toy check out our article on cleaning toys!


Safe Sex With Your Butt Plug and Partners


The second aspect of practicing safe sex with toys comes down to being protected! If you are using toys with your partner or multiple partners, you need to use protection to ensure no bacterial infections or STIs are transmitted. This is especially important when you’re using toys in the butt, since the tissue in the anal cavity is much more likely to tear, leaving you more susceptible to infection.


To make sure that you’re practicing safe sex, you should use condoms. Condoms greatly reduce the likelihood of infections and STIs, so using them protects you! For each partner that uses the plug, you need to use a new condom - never share a condom with someone! As long as you do this, each person can have as much fun as they want with the plug.


Preparing Yourself For Using A Butt Plug


You may feel a little nervous if you’re using a butt plug for the first time, which is understandable. After all, everything is a little daunting the first time around. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for using a butt plug, some of which are physical, and some of which are emotional!


Go To The Toilet Before Your Use Your Plug


Although some people like to douche before using a butt plug, doing so isn’t always necessary. However, the bare minimum you should do is relieve yourself! Yes, that’s right, head to the toilet and poop! Unless you really have to, don’t use any type of laxative to make yourself, just go when you need to, and then choose to use the butt plug after that.


Take a Bath To Relax Your Muscles


Soaking in warm water can help you to relax muscles, and therefore it can be a perfect way to relax your body for butt plug insertion! Taking a relaxing bath before you use a butt plug, or do any kind of sexual activity, can also help your mind to unwind and open you up to a state of arousal.


Put On Some Relaxing Music and Get In The Mood


A lot of people find that music helps them to feel more aroused, so whack on that sexy playlist (this is our favorite Spotify playlist for sexy time) and get yourself in the mood. Incense, candles, essential oils, beautiful lingerie, and more can also help you to get into the mood! Whatever gets you going, you need to do that to ensure that you reach an optimal state of arousal before using your butt plug!


How To Insert A Butt Plug


Once you’re fully aroused and you’re ready to enjoy your butt plug, it’s time to insert it. There are a few things that you can do to make insertion of the butt plug easy and painless.


Use Lube

Lube is a vital part of all types of anal play, including using a butt plug! Choose a lube that can be used with the specific type of material that your toy is used from (take a look at this article where we discuss lube!), add lube to your anus and to the plug. The best thing to do is use more lube than you expect you may need - the anus doesn’t produce natural lubricant, so you need a lot to make your anal play painless and enjoyable.


Try A Position That Works Well For You


When you decide to use your butt plug, you need to be aware that only some positions will work and feel good for you. So, you may need to experiment! It’s completely personal preference as to which position you enjoy, but most people like to insert butt plugs in missionary with their butt lifted up, laying on their front and with their hands reaching to their butt, or in doggy style with a partner.



Take It Slow, Breathe, and Insert The Butt Plug


When you want to insert a butt plug, all you need to do is make sure there is lube on the toy and around and within the anus, you’re in an easy position that works well for you, and you’re breathing slowly, deeply, and calmly. Then, you can simply put the tip of the plug to your anus, and push very gently with the base of the plug. You may feel a slightly unusual (but not painful) sensation when this happens, but as long as you breathe through it, you can fully insert it.


If you experience any type of pain when you’re inserting the butt plug, don’t push. Instead, try to use more lube, or use a smaller butt plug that might be more suited to you (especially as a beginner!).



The Exciting Selection of Alora Toys for The Butt


Alora offers a number of safe, ethically made, and environmentally conscious sex toys, and although a variety of our toys can be used for anal play (for example, the dildo can be turned into an anal dildo!).

The Alora Stainless Steel Butt Plugs are beautiful stainless steel butt plugs with jeweled ends, supplied in a luxurious velvet drawstring pouch. The plugs are available in either small, medium, or large, and can either be purchased individually or as a set.


The Alora Butt Plug Vibrator is a sleek, discreet, whisper-quiet, and fully waterproof anal vibrator made from the highest grade, body-safe silicone. The vibrator has three speeds, 6 modes, and can be remote-controlled from up to 30 feet away for out and about play!



The Alora Prostate Massager is a fully waterproof, dual-action technology p-spot, g-spot, and clit vibrator made from body-safe silicone. When used by penis owners, the toy stimulates the perineum whilst also vibrating on the bottom of the penis, and when used by vagina owners, the toy offers double penetration or penetration and clit stimulation.


Be Safe & Have Fun!