Using a butt plug is done for a lot of different reasons but if you ask people who have never tried this activity why they haven’t done so, they may reply that they think that it is just too dangerous.
Let’s face it; the anal area is a very sensitive area containing numerous sensitive nerve endings and delicate tissue. Because of this, it is easy to assume that using butt plugs is a dangerous sexual activity but that isn’t necessarily the case.
In fact, if you follow a few basic rules, butt plugs are very safe indeed and those rules are not that difficult to abide by.
ARE BUTT PLUGS SAFE?
When used properly, butt plugs are definitely safe. Some people get too anxious to stimulate the anal muscles and use their butt plugs too aggressively, which can cause pain, discomfort, and even bleeding.
In fact, if any of these things are happening, something is wrong and you should stop using the butt plug immediately. However, as long as you’re going slowly and using a lot of lube, the activity shouldn’t produce any negative results.
Of course, to be safe when using butt plugs, it is important to remember that not all sex toys can take the place of those butt plugs.
In other words, when you’re interested in any type of anal sexual activity, you should only use a toy specifically made for anal activity, such as a butt plug.
A regular dildo or vibrator has the potential to be unsafe, in part because of the way they are made; therefore, only anal toys should ever be used for anal play.
A butt plug is tapered so that it is more comfortable for anal use and it has either a stopper or a flared base on the end so that it doesn’t get stuck inside the anus or lost in the anal cavity.
This specialty feature guarantees that the butt plug will never get where it isn’t supposed to go, which means that you can use a butt plug with confidence every time.
Of course, you also need a lot of lube for your butt plug because unlike the vagina, the anus doesn’t self-lubricate.
This rule doesn’t just apply to beginners either because one of the ways to stay safe while using a butt plug is to make sure that you are all lubed up every time that you start to play with it.
WILL A BUTT PLUG DAMAGE YOUR ANUS?
Once again, as long as you don’t overdo it and you use a lot of lube, butt plugs will not damage the anus.
While it is true that anal muscles are filled with nerve endings and are therefore very sensitive -- which is the main reason why anal play is so much fun -- you can protect the anal area by taking things slowly and using the right amount of lube every single time.
If you’re a man and you’re interested in using a butt plug to stimulate the prostate gland, purchasing one with a curved tip is a great suggestion.
You can use a regular butt plug for this type of activity but the ones with the curved tips make it a lot easier to massage the prostate, keeping it safer at the same time. In many ways, using a butt plug and keeping your bum safe is mostly a matter of using common sense and common sense goes a long way in making sure that your butt plug activity is both safe and fun.
Of course, there are ways that you can damage the anus when using a butt plug but they all center on doing things incorrectly.
If you’re too aggressive with your butt plug (especially in the beginning), if you don’t use and reapply lube whenever necessary, or if you take things too quickly, it is possible to damage the delicate tissues in the anal area. However, this damage is easily avoided if you don’t overdo it, use lots of lube, and take things slowly even after you’re used to using your butt plug.
CAN YOU USE A BUTT PLUG TOO MUCH?
When you’re researching how often to use a butt plug, you’ll likely get many different answers even if all of those answers are provided by the “experts.” In reality, it is difficult to use a butt plug too much; however, you can possibly use it too long at one time, which is agreed on by almost everyone.
If you’re interested in stretching out the anal muscles for whatever reason, you should always accomplish this slowly over time. Relaxing the anal muscles by using a butt plug takes time and you should do it a little at a time with each passing day.
However, if you are interested in wearing a butt plug while you’re running errands or even sleeping, most experts recommend a time limit for many reasons.
For one thing, lube, especially the water-based kind, absorbs quickly so if you’re out in public or even walking around in your own home, this can cause some dryness or discomfort to occur.
This is especially true if you wear your butt plug while sleeping, although this situation can be accommodated simply because your muscles are more relaxed and you aren’t flexing them as much as you do while you’re awake.
In most cases, the experts recommend wearing a butt plug for only two to three hours at a time because the anal area needs to be relaxed and butt plug-free for a good part of the day.
It takes a while for the anal muscles to go back to their original condition after any type of anal sexual activity so you’ll need to make sure that you rest them up a bit before reinserting your butt plug.
There is also the need to keep the anal area free for those bowel movements that everyone has.
You can practice better logistics by keeping extra lube and a plastic bag with you at all times if you’re out and about, using the bag to hold the plug if you no longer need it and the lube in case you want to re-insert it after you go to the bathroom.
CAN A BUTT PLUG GET STUCK?
Wondering if a butt plug can get stuck inside is a common question that people who are new to butt plugs ask. The answer, fortunately, is that butt plugs are not very likely to get stuck if you use them properly.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this is where your lube comes in because a butt plug that is inserted with a lot of lube on it is very unlikely to get stuck inside of the anus.
It is also important to remember that most lubes, especially the water-based type, need to be reapplied if you’re using your butt plug for a long time.
Remember that the anus doesn’t self-lubricate and since lubes can absorb rather quickly, you need to make sure that you add more lube if you ever feel as though the anus is getting dry or irritated.
If you’re too dry and you don’t quickly reapply your lube, the chances of the butt plug getting stuck are greatly increased and this is never a pleasant situation.
However, adding more lube usually does the trick so never think that you might be using too much lube because this is nearly impossible. In fact, it is always better to use too much lube than not enough and it is one of the best ways to ensure that your butt plug never gets stuck while it is inside of you.
This is yet another reason why only using anal toys for anal play is so important. If you use a regular sex toy that isn’t for anal use and you try inserting it into the anus, there is always the possibility that it will get stuck even if you’re using the right amount of lube.
This is because butt plugs are not only made out of the right materials for anal use but are also made in a specific shape that is designed to be inserted comfortably into the anus, therefore decreasing the possibility that it will get stuck at some point.
CAN A BUTT PLUG GET LOST INSIDE OF YOU?
Once again, the way that a butt plug is designed makes it impossible for it to get lost inside of you. At one time, there were very few, if any, sex toys made specifically for anal use, which caused problems when it came to them getting lost or stuck.
Nowadays, however, that has changed. Butt plugs and other anal toys are made specifically for anal use so the odds of them getting lost inside of you are practically nil.
One of the reasons for this is because butt plugs have stoppers or flared bases at the end, which allow them to go in only to a certain extent and the stopper or base prevents the plug from going in any further.
The only way that a butt plug will get lost inside of you these days, especially if you’re using it properly, is if the base or stopper is removed. This could only be done intentionally because these parts of the plug do not come off on their own.
Even smaller butt plugs, which are often recommended for beginning users, are not so small that they can get lost inside of you. Remember also that even these butt plugs will have stoppers or flared bases to prevent that from happening.
Because of the way butt plugs are shaped and designed nowadays, you simply don’t have to worry about them getting lost inside of you so you can even go so far as to rid your mind of this possibility.
HOW TO MINIMIZE THESE RISKS
Although some people assume that butt plugs are dangerous, the bottom line is that they are rarely, if ever, a danger to their users. If you’re still not convinced, here are some suggestions for greatly reducing the possibility that your butt plug will be dangerous to you:
- Only use anal sex toys such as butt plugs for anal play. There are different types of butt plugs so you should be able to easily find the one that is perfect for your needs. Regular sex toys should never be used for any type of anal sexual activity.
- Always use a lot of lube even if you’re experienced with this type of sexual activity so that the butt plug doesn’t get stuck inside of the anus. This is important regardless of how long you’ve been using a butt plug.
- Make sure that your butt plug has either a stopper or a flared base on the end so that it never gets stuck or lost once it’s inside of the anus. Also make sure that there are no defects in the product because this could be dangerous as well.
- Make sure that your butt plug is cleaned thoroughly both before and after every single use. Do this to avoid the possibility of getting an infection and also to make your playtime a lot more comfortable.
- Choose the right size plug. Butt plugs come in numerous sizes so you’ll want to start with a small one and move up to a larger one slowly as you become more experienced with the toy.
- When choosing lube, keep in mind that silicone toys work best with water-based lube and the rest of them are usually able to handle any type of lube that you choose. Of course, if the manufacturer recommends a certain type of lube, it is naturally better to use that type every time.
In addition, when you first get started using a butt plug, it is best not to use a plug that is more than 4.5 inches in diameter because this is simply way too big for a beginner.
If you ever experience pain, swelling, or bleeding, you should stop using the plug immediately because this always means that there is a problem of some sort.
In other words, using common sense when playing with a butt plug is always your smartest option and it always produces the best results in the end.