Anal sex refers to the act of inserting an erect penis into the anus of a sexual partner in human sexual behavior. Many couples choose anal sex in addition to traditional sexual intercourse to enhance their sexual intimacy. Like other sex toys on the market, there are many types of toys used for anal sex.
Happiness is easy to obtain, but this diversity may make it difficult for us to truly make choices. More importantly, some novices may even be intimidated by the large number of sex toys available and eventually dare not try. When choosing a toy, please consider what kind of fun you want and what type of situation you need the toy for.
What is the ideal choice?
We all have different wishes, needs and preferences. So, you must find a toy that suits you!
If you adjust the toy to your own needs, rather than to the needs of the specific toy you buy, the overall experience will be much better.
To make sure you don't get overwhelmed or make mistakes during the purchase process, here is a guide on the difference between anal beads and butt plugs.
When it comes to the ongoing debate between anal beads and butt plugs, we regret to say, but we cannot choose the ultimate winner!
Each of these two toys has advantages and disadvantages. This basically means that it depends on personal preferences and your own desires, kinks and personal needs.
Although only you can know what is best, here is a brief overview of what anal beads and butt plugs are, and their advantages and disadvantages.
What are anal beads?
Anal beads are just what the name says. However, while most of us might imagine a bunch of spheres on a rope, this is not the case.
For starters, they are usually not connected with a rope, but with a strong magic wand.
Although anal beads can be connected with string (such as nylon), they are usually made of silicone.
The silicone anal beads are still elastic. However, these spheres are not independent of each other, as in the case of anal beads. Usually, the sphere is connected to the silicone frame or embedded in the silicone rod.
Nylon cord anal beads provide a different feel and can only be used a few times.
On the other hand, silicone anal beads (or metal and glass anal beads) can be reused and cleaned.
Are anal beads and butt plugs the same?
In a word——No.
Although anal beads and anal plugs belong to the same sex toy family, it can be said that they are suitable for different types of anal sex, but they are quite different. We can even say that the anal bead is an upgrade of the butt plug.
The butt plug is designed to stay in place. They stimulate the anal canal and prostate by keeping exactly where we place them.
On the other hand, when you move them in and out, anal beads provide fun. The size change of the sphere and the flexibility of the magic wand give us the opportunity to stimulate different points at different speeds and angles.
Suitable for novices
Anal beads are great sex toys for novices and experienced users. Given that they come in many sizes, you can start small, or conversely, you can grow as big as you want.
Anal beads are usually very flexible. In addition, they have increased in size and provide a gentle, stimulating massage upon entry.
However, the fun lies in the process of taking them out. Although it feels incredible to put them in, if you pull them out at the right time, the anal beads really make a big difference.
The rectum is full of nerve endings, and insertion (or removal) of anal beads stretches it. Stretching stimulates the nerves and gives a pleasant feeling.
However, many novices are not used to the sensation of pulling the anal bead out, especially during or before orgasm (we highly recommend it). Therefore, they may avoid it at first.
How to use anal beads-the joy of pulling
As mentioned earlier, the size of anal beads will increase. The largest bead is located at the bottom of the wand, which is an ideal structure-you don't have to put them all in, you can gradually adapt to the feeling.
Although pulling them out is the main selling point of anal beads, if this is your first time trying anal sex, we don't recommend "go all out".
The anal beads and rectum should be well lubricated. This will make the whole thing easier.
Of course, be sure to choose anal beads with a ring at the bottom or a flared at the bottom. This will make it easier for you to extract them.
Don't make your eyes bigger than your mouth (or your ass in this case). If this is your first time, it is best to try it yourself. In this way, the pressure will be less and you can control the situation.
Once you get used to the first bead, you can try to push a few more.
The beauty of anal beads is that you can use them in various occasions. They are great for foreplay or as a warm-up to a masturbation session.
However, you can also use them during sexual intercourse and pull them out when you are nearing completion.
When they go out, the beads stimulate the anal nerves and prolong or increase the pleasure of orgasm.
However, make sure not to pull too hard or too fast. That may cause pain or damage.
It's faster than when you push them in, but you still have to adjust your rhythm one at a time.
What is a butt plug
Unlike anal beads, butt plugs are more widely known. In fact, after dildos, they are the most popular sex toys on the market.What is a butt plug？
They are usually teardrop-shaped and their main purpose is to insert into the anal canal. The butt plugs your rectum, hence the name!
Just like anal beads, when it comes to butt plugs, the clue is in the name. What they do is exactly what you think they do.
Both men and women can enjoy butt plugs. However, men have a little advantage, so to speak, because the butt plug can stimulate their prostate (or P-spot), which is a gland with many nerve endings that can bring great pleasure when stimulated.
Nevertheless, even if you don't have a prostate, don't think that the plug is not worthy of your attention. They provide extra pressure on the vaginal wall and stimulate stronger contractions.
More importantly, there are many nerve endings in the anus, and insertion and extraction will still feel great. So, it's not just about the prostate!
What is the use of the butt plug?
Butt plugs are most often used as a preparation for anal sex. Because of their shape, they expand the anus, making the anus a more enjoyable experience. However, keep in mind that butt plugs are still very versatile. Even if you are not interested in anal penetration, you can still enjoy butt penetration.
The most important thing to understand the docking plug is how to select and use them correctly.
How to choose the ideal butt plug
Like other sex toys, butt plugs come in various shapes and sizes. Before you get intimidated by an inflated or vibrating butt plug, try to remember that as a novice, you should start small.
Always perform first anal sex with caution. After all, your anal canal is not used to the feeling of stretching.
Therefore, it is important to choose a small butt plug with a tapered tip. The tip will make insertion more comfortable and less painful.
Other safety measures you must consider are lubrication and base.
Proper lubrication is essential for anal play. It's not just the butt plug that needs lubrication—the same is true of the anal beads.
If you fail to lubricate the toy properly, playing with the anus can be very painful. More importantly, it can also hurt you.
Unlubricated toys will create a vacuum in the anal canal, which may suck up the toy and make it inaccessible. To avoid this situation, please add more lubricating oil.
Another thing that needs attention is proper foundation. Choose a mating plug with a flared base. In that case, your sphincter cannot swallow it.
Anal research-the advantages and disadvantages of anal plugs and anal beads
Anal funGreat for beginners: As mentioned earlier, anal beads are a great product for those who are about to dip their toes into anal play.
Since the size of the sphere usually increases, you can choose to be very slow and very small. This is one of the main differences between anal beads and butt plugs.
Anal beads allow more control than butt plugs. You can choose the speed and size when inserting and removing them.
This is not the case with docking plugs-they are either plugged in or not plugged in.
Versatility: Anal beads come in various shapes and sizes.
For example, you can choose spheres that have connected spheres but no magic wand to connect them. Instead, you can choose standard wand-shaped beads.
More importantly, there are many options to choose from-flexibility, vibration, inflation, size advancement, etc.
For novices, it is best to match standard anal beads. However, experienced users can enjoy all available options.
It is worth mentioning that the materials of anal beads are also diverse.
We recommend silicone toys because they are very easy to clean and maintain. However, if you are adventurous, you can also choose steel or glass beads.
But remember, you will lose flexibility when using other materials. This brings us to the next point.
Flexible and easy to operate: Anal beads are usually very flexible. Now, some people might think this is a scam, because it might make it harder for beginners to insert them.
However, flexibility and range of motion make anal beads stand out among all other sex toys on the market.
Easy to clean: Like other sex toys, anal beads are easy to clean.
Although it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, you will most likely be able to clean the anal beads with soap and water, in the dishwasher, by boiling or treating them with a 10% bleach solution.
The decline of anal beads
They look scary: Unlike butt plugs, which have an attractive teardrop shape, anal beads look strange.
First of all, they are very long, which naturally makes novices think they are out of date.
Second, the sheer size of the beads can also be daunting.
The sphere at the bottom is usually the largest. However, please remember that you are not obligated to push the entire wand inside.
Anal play is still painful: even with small beads, pushing them in may feel uncomfortable or painful. This is completely normal because your anal canal is not used to this feeling.
Some variants are not as safe as others: Anal beads connected with nylon or cotton thread are not as safe as silicone models.
The rope is not as strong as a magic wand, it may break. This is not what you want to happen when some beads are still in your body.
Also, if you share beads with your partner, you should always use condoms. However, this may prove to be a daunting task.
Anal beads have independent spheres. Therefore, you may not be able to put them in a condom.
What are the benefits of docking plugs?
A different type of sensation is different from anal bead, the size of anal plug usually does not increase. More importantly, they are usually thicker and wider. Therefore, they provide a "fuller" feeling.
Constant pressure: For those who want to put continuous pressure on the prostate, the plug is a good choice.
In addition to the feeling of "fullness", butt plugs will also exert steady pressure because they will remain intact. You will not drag them in and out like anal beads.
Although pulling the butt plug can also bring pleasure, the purpose of the butt plug is to "plug" the anus.
Burning Stretch: Hand in hand with the first two delicious professionals, the butt plug also provides a more significant stretch than anal beads.
One of the goals of anal games is to stretch the sensation, because it stimulates the nerve endings at the edge of the anus to provide a sense of pleasure.
Since they are wider than anal beads, butt plugs can stretch the edges and anal canal better than similar products.
More suitable for female anal stimulation: Butt plug is an excellent toy for female stimulation. Although anal beads are also pleasing, anal plugs provide continuous and more significant pressure on the vaginal wall.
The downfall of the docking plug
You can't start small: in terms of size, a butt plug cannot provide the same "convenience". Yes, you can buy a small butt plug, but you cannot adapt to various sizes as easily as using anal beads.
This also means that the size of the butt plug is not as versatile as anal beads.
We are not talking about different models. There are more models under the Lord’s sky than you think, which is natural.
However, anal beads provide more variety in one model. If you want to experiment with sizes and are keen on using butt plugs, then you must get more than one.
You can get a kit, such as an expansion kit, but you still have to buy multiple toys. Given that the anal beads have spheres of different sizes, the anal beads here have a slight advantage over the butt plug.
They cause more pain: Similarly, given your inability to adjust your rhythm, plugging may be more painful for newbies to anal beads. To avoid this, buy a small plug with a pointed top.
What to choose-anal bead or butt plug?
Selective toys are a matter of personal preference. Butt plugs and anal beads provide different types of sensations.
For complete novices, we recommend anal beads. However, make sure that you are completely satisfied with the feeling of the pull, and do not pull too tight.
Anal beads will allow you to enter the anal playing field cautiously and slowly, and eventually you will feel more comfortable.
However, you can of course use a butt plug, even for beginners. Just make sure you choose a small model and start your game slowly.
Although women use anal beads and butt plugs at the same time, many people usually choose the more complete option. Butt plugs provide a fuller feeling and higher pressure, which makes them a fan among the female crowd.
A few parting words
There are a few things you need to keep in mind when immersing your toy in the water for anal play.
Safety first: No matter what type of toy you choose, make sure it has a ring or flared base. It is also important to lubricate it correctly.
Take your time: This rule is important for both anal plugs and anal beads. If this is your first time playing with anal toys, please don't go too fast. Practical and steady is the key to winning the game!
Flying solo for the first time: Playing with a partner is absolutely exciting. However, for the first time, you may be more comfortable if you try the toy yourself. In this way, there is no pressure, and you are the only person you can control.
Protect yourself: If you do play with your partner, remember to wear a protective device. If you are sharing with others, you should use the butt plug and anal bead with the condom.