What’s up with Anal? Upgrade your Toys, Upgrade your Play!

by Kristin T.

February 28, 2022


Ah, Mardi Gras…the day when many folks celebrate life, love, food, drink, and sex, and indulge in their favorite vices. As everyone presents their most fabulous selves to the world at parades and parties, they are often rewarded for their exhibitionism with beads! Sure, they’re the necklace kind, but we figured why not talk about the anal kind? After all, anal beads, plugs, tails, and other toys for your tushy are a way to celebrate your individuality, and a fun way to spice up your play and enjoy new sensations…and you definitely won’t want to give them up for lent! If you’re into butt stuff, read on to find the perfect new toys for you, and “laissez les bons temps rouler”!

If you’re an anal aficionado, you’re probably always on the lookout for something that will bring something new to your ‘hole’ routine. If you’re new to anal, you may have heard that toys are often the easiest way to start exploring, but you don’t know where to start. Look no further than these new & tantalizing toys designed just for your derrière. Enjoying anal play is very common and nothing to be ashamed of, either, so live your best life like it’s Mardi Gras every day, and just do what you like! The latest & greatest anal toys are all here, so put some new options in your toy box soon!


If shiny necklaces are not the first thing you think of when you hear the word “beads”, this section is for you. When it comes to beads for your booty, the options are as beautiful as they are numerous! If you’re brand new to butt stuff, you may wish to start with something small like the Silicone Beaded Diamond Butt Plug or the Anal Adventures Small Anal Beads. These will give you an introduction to the unique sensation of inserting and removing anal beads, without the intimidating or potentially painful size of the bigger beads.

If you already know how you roll with beads and just want something new, you might appreciate the girth and firmness of the glass Icicles #66 Beads Probe; its curved shape makes it perfect for stimulating the p-spot (or the g-spot when used vaginally), and the non-porous glass makes it body safe, easy to clean, and can be used with any lube, including silicone, which is great for anal play in general, but a no-no on silicone toys. The pretty purple X-10 Anal Beads or the uniquely shaped Satisfyer Anal Beads are also a perfect stepping stone on your journey to beaded fun.

Finally, if you want a new way to add buzz to your butt stuff, try a vibrating beaded plug! Try the best-selling Quaker Anal Vibe (pictured) or the Anal-Ese Collection of 4 interchangeable beaded probes with a vibrating bullet; both feature a smaller size that may be best for beginners. Those ready for more of a size challenge may appreciate the B-Vibe Triplet Anal Beads, or the Ass Thumper Skew 10X Silicone Vibrator with Handle; the ribbed texture of the shaft provides a sensation similar to beads as you thrust it in and out. Just relax and enjoy the vibes. For the curious, kinky, and brave, there are also the NEW Volt Electro-beads Vibrator, which flexes with you as it provides 7 levels of vibration and 5 levels of electric stimulation! B-zzzzap!


The anal plug is one of the most basic toys for butt stuff, but basic doesn’t have to mean boring! Plugs come in a HUGE variety of sizes, shapes, colors, materials, and features, so everyone can find the one that works for them! Butt plugs can provide a feeling of fullness that can add fun during partnered sex, and the vibrating ones can be used all on their own to provide that stimulating sensation in your most sensitive spot.

Some tried & true styles in small sizes are perfect if you’re new to plug play. The Tiny Butt Plug is petite and soft, cast in seamless platinum silicone, so it’s squishy & comfortable no matter how you move. The Fun in the Bun training set provides different sizes so you can work your way up, perfect for beginners. If you’re a little more advanced, start exploring different shapes and textures, like the soft & supple Oxballs Ergo Medium Silicone Butt Plug or the cold smooth feel of the R1 Silver Plug with Sparkling Sapphire. Bonus points to any plugs that bring some bling to your butt! 

If you want to add some buzz to your booty, a vibrating plug is the way to go. The remote controlled Cocktail Couples Toy or Cestos Aluminum Vibrating Butt Plug are fun for couples to explore together. Vibrating toys like the Bump Plus and the Inflatable Anal Plug provide novel sensations beyond vibration, and they are both also remote controlled and can be enjoyed with a partner or all by yourself. The B-Vibe Novice’s small size but powerful vibes are great for newcomers, while the super-advanced size queens may get more thrills from the B-Vibe Twist Textured Plug (pictured). Remember, no matter what kind of plug you choose to always use plenty of lube with it…that hole is not self-lubricating! Silicone is fine for most metal or glass toys like the Stardust Glam Glass Plug, but for silicone toys, it’s gotta be water-based.


In keeping with the Mardi Gras spirit, let’s talk about dressing our plain old plugs up in something a little fancier…tails! Tail plugs are an upgraded version of a standard butt plug, popular for pet play kinks, furry fashionistas, or just anal enthusiasts who like to explore their wild side. Tail plugs can allow you to play anything from a foxy fox, a kinky kitty, or a beautiful bunny. If you really want to splurge on your ultimate anal fantasy, try the B-Vibe Unicorn Vibrating Plug Set. The animal may be fictional but the pleasure you’ll get from it is as real as it gets! Tail plugs usually give the wearer the sensation and the observing partner the show, but make things extra hot by playing in front of a mirror so you can both enjoy your new animalistic accoutrement.

Whatever tail you choose, just remember you have to be able to keep it clean. What fun is a toy if you can’t use it safely and regularly? Many plugs have detachable tails so you can remove the delicate fur part before giving it a good scrub-down in the sink.

Prostate Massagers

The one type of toy designed specifically for penis owners, made to stimulate that little walnut-sized gland that only they have, and that can only be accessed for stimulation through the anus.  It is an extremely sensitive pleasure zone, producing orgasms similar to a woman’s g-spot, so it makes sense that you’d want to massage it to your heart’s content!  Put yourself over the edge with a simple insertable vibrating prostate massager like the Aneros Helix Syn Trident or the Apollo Curved Prostate Probe; these bad boys use your body’s natural motion to stimulate the prostate. ,

If you’d like to level up your prostate play with some good vibes, try the T-bone Prostate Vibrator or Bathmate Prostate Pro (pictured) – both have a remote control to make it easy to operate by yourself once it’s in place, or hand the remote over to a partner for some surprise vibration.  

If you want to be even more in control, or put your lover in charge, a handheld prostate massager with a handle is the way to go. The LELO Billy 2 (hint: the Billy is curved perfectly for reaching a woman’s g-spot, too!) or the P-Spot Beaded Vibe are perfect for getting a handle on your pleasure.  Many prostate toys, like the LELO Hugo or the We-Vibe Vector Prostate Massager have an extra vibrating motor that rests on your perineum on the outside, too. Stimulating both the prostate & perineum at the same time will BLOW. YOUR. MIND. If you’ve never tried it before, what are you waiting for? 

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