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17 Butt Plugs for Men—and How to Use Them During Sex

These plugs vibrate, inflate, and help you masturbate.

two butt plugs
Lovehoney

Butt plugs are among the most common sex toys that people put in their butt. The key thing to know about butt plugs is that you're meant to pop them in your anus and keep them there; that's the main way they differ from other booty toys such as dildos and anal beads, which are designed for in-and-out penetration.

They're a great way to ease into butt stuff, which feels good for so many reasons—regardless of your sexual orientation, BTW. "There are tons of nerve endings in the anal canal," Alicia Sinclair, certified sex educator and founder and CEO of b-Vibe, says in Men's Health Best. Sex. Ever. "At the entry of the bum, there’s also the anal sphincter, which has 4,000 nerve endings, which is the same number of nerve endings as the head of the penis and about half as many as the clitoris."

In addition to stimulating those nerve endings, butt plugs can also help you access your prostate, the walnut-shaped gland nuzzled 2 to 3 inches inside your rear end, and that's capable of producing next-level, full-body orgasms. Once again, regardless of your sexual orientation, if you're a cis guy, you have a prostate, and it can feel damn good to stimulate it. Don’t let false ideas about masculinity and butt stuff inhibit your sexual pleasure!

"Guys have to remember this: The sensations and experiences that feel good have nothing to do with your sexual orientation or gender," Sinclair says. "There’s nothing inherently feminine about receiving anal stimulation and penetration. You get to decide what anal play means to you and how you feel about it. And when you can let go of the idea that a sexual act has to be done by a specific gender, you’ll discover some amazing opportunities."

Another reason to love butt plugs: They can help you prepare your booty for bigger things, such as being on the receiving end of anal sex. If you've never been penetrated by a penis or dildo before, a smaller butt plug can help you get used to the new sensations of stretching and fullness back there. (The process of prepping your rear end for butt play is known as "anal training," FYI. You can buy anal training kits designed to help you increase your capacity.)

As for how to use a butt plug? Because these toys are designed to stay in one place, they're also among the easiest sex toys you can play with. The two most important things to keep in mind are: 1) take things slow by starting with a smaller product and working your way up; and 2) use loooots of lube. The lube mandate goes for any kind of sex, but especially butt stuff, since the anus doesn't self-lubricate. Check out our favorite lubes for anal sex if need to re-stock.

You can use a butt plug in so many different sexual scenarios, from masturbation to popping one in during partner sex. Hell, you could even wear one out to dinner for a kinky twist on your classic date night. (If it's a vibrating butt plug, try handing the remote control to your partner 😉.)

Finally, onto our list of the best butt plugs. You'll find products that vibrate, don't vibrate, and vary in price and function. Enjoy the exploration!

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Snug Plug 3 Weighted Silicone Butt Plug
b-Vibe
b-Vibe toner
$55.00

We can't say enough good things about b-Vibe's Snug Plugs. The material is silky smooth, and each plug contains a weighted ball that you can vaguely feel moving around as you move your body—a fun, sexy twist on the feeling of fullness a butt plug already brings to the table.

Snug Plug 4 XL Weighted Silicone Butt Plug
Lovehoney/b-Vibe
b-Vibe lovehoney.com
$49.99

If you're into the Snug Plug and up for a challenge, this XL option clocks in at 9.7oz and 5 inches.

Pure Plug Small Stainless Steel Butt Plug
Lovehoney/njoy
njoy lovehoney.com
$99.99

Speaking of weighty butt plugs, we're big fans of njoy's high-quality stainless steel sex toys—like this one. The frictionless metal makes for relatively easy insertion. (Still, we beg of you: Use lube!) 

Pure Plug Large Stainless Steel Butt Plug
Lovehoney/njoy
njoy lovehoney.com
$124.99

For folks with slightly more anal experience, this stainless steel plug gets up to 4.7 inches in circumference around the head. 

Ditto App and Remote Controlled Vibrating Butt Plug
Lovehoney/We-Vibe
We-Vibe lovehoney.com
$129.99

If you like the idea of a partner controlling the vibrations in your booty, then we highly recommend this vibrating butt plug from We-Vibe. (Of course, you can use it during masturbation, too!)  

Vibrating Rimming Butt Plug
B-Vibe lovehoney.com
$144.99

B-Vibe has a line of butt plugs that simulate the sensation of anilingus. It has rotating beads at the base of the toy, which you can turn on once the head of the toy is inside you. It is an absolutely stupendous feeling to have something inside you while also having stimulation to your external anus.

Anal Training and Education Butt Plug Set (5 Piece)
Lovehoney/b-Vibe
B-Vibe lovehoney.com
$149.99

Here's one of those fabulous anal training kits we mentioned in the introduction. In addition to three butt plugs of varying sizes, you'll also get an anal douche and a lube applicator.

They-ology Wearable Anal Training Set (5 Piece)
Lovehoney/CalExotics
Cal Exotics lovehoney.com
$63.99

This anal training set comes with five different plugs, if you're looking for even more of a gradual experience.

Mini Buzzing Anal Rimmer
Adam and Eve
XR Brands adameve.com
$10.95

If you're a butt play newbie who wants to know what a vibrating butt plug feels like, this 2.5-inch option is a good (and affordable) place to start.

Butt Tingler
Lovehoney lovehoney.com
$24.99

This butt plug from Lovehoney is great because it's inexpensive while still capable of vibrating. It's also made of high-quality silicone that has a silky-smooth texture. It's a great option for a price-conscious consumer. 

Spiral Butt Plug, 4 Inch
Lovehoney
Lovehoney BASICS lovehoney.com
$12.99

Switch up your internal sensations with the spiral texture on this affordable plug. (Does this butt plug look like a soft-service ice cream cone, or is that just us?) 

Classic Butt Plug
Doc Johnson feelmore510.com
$24.99

The classic butt plug from Doc Johnson doesn't have any bells and whistles, and it's slightly firmer with less give than some of the other butt plugs on the list. That said, it comes in medium and large sizes, so it's an ideal plug if you're looking to stretch yourself out. 

Inflatable Butt Plug
Cal Exotics lovehoney.com
$29.99

An inflatable butt plug truly is a strange idea, but like many bizarre things, it led to something phenomenal. With it, you can expand the plug while it's inside of you, and it's unlike any other sensation you've ever experienced. Most butt plugs focus on depth, when clearly this one focuses more on width and hitting your inner walls. In case 4-inches is child's play to you, not to worry. On their website, Lovehoney has various sizes, which range from 2 to a whopping 8 inches. 

Snug & Tug
b-Vibe bvibe.com
$55.00

This is a two-for-one deal right here. The snug plug from b-Vibe is actually weighted, which gives you the sensation of feeling really "full." In this iteration of the snug plug, it's connected to a cock ring, which can help keep you erect for the entirety of your play. 

Rain Glass Butt Plug
Glas feelmore510.com
$32.99

We're including a glass butt plug on the list because there's something cool you can do with glass plugs that you can't with regular plugs: freeze 'em. It's exhilarating to have an ice-cold plug inside your behind. It wakes you the hell up, we'll tell you that much! (Don't worry. Glass plugs are developed using a specific type of glass, so they're shatter-proof!) 

Super Soft Silicone Galaxy Butt Plug
Lovehoney
Lovehoney lovehoney.com
$19.99

For when you want a butt plug that's also a work of art. Seriously: We're not opposed to you incorporating this baby into your home decor.

Medium Bunny Tail Butt Plug, 3.5 Inch
Lovehoney
Happy Rabbit lovehoney.com
$9.00

It's cheap and cheerful!

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