All the Reasons to Try Using a Butt Plug

Sep 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET
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If your sex toy collection only includes toys meant for clitoral or G-spot stimulation, it might be time to start shopping. If you’ve been stuck thinking that plugs were only a way to work toward eventual anal sex, think again. “Butt plugs can also be an amazing way to experience anal pleasure beyond prepping for anal sex,” Alicia Sinclair, founder and CEO of b-Vibe told us. And you don’t need a prostate to enjoy them.

“There are many reasons someone with a vagina might want to consider a butt plug. Anal play provides multiple opportunities for different forms of physical pleasure,” she said.

Whether you’re in for a solo vibe, partnered pressure points or just for the latest in sex toy tech, there’s a plug for you. They’re popular, pleasurable and technologically advanced. Here are some reasons you might want to consider adding one to your private collection.

1 /10: Sphincters have all kinds of nerve endings

1/10 :Sphincters have all kinds of nerve endings

2 /10: The 'A-spot'

2/10 :The 'A-spot'

3 /10: The feeling of taboo adds mental stimulation

3/10 :The feeling of taboo adds mental stimulation

4 /10: Plugs aren’t just plugs anymore

4/10 :Plugs aren’t just plugs anymore

5 /10: They can stimulate clitoral tissue

5/10 :They can stimulate clitoral tissue

6 /10: You can wear them outside the bedroom

6/10 :You can wear them outside the bedroom

7 /10: They can add a feeling of fullness

7/10 :They can add a feeling of fullness

8 /10: They’re pleasurable for prostates

8/10 :They’re pleasurable for prostates

9 /10: They’re a smart way to ease into anal sex

9/10 :They’re a smart way to ease into anal sex

10 /10: They’re good for swapping power dynamics

10/10 :They’re good for swapping power dynamics