11 Best Anal Toys For Beginners In 2022

Explore A-whole new world of orgasms with the best anal toys for beginners. From beginner anal dildos, butt plugs, & first-time anal toys, we’ve got your backside covered.

Ready to fall into the anal (rabbit) hole? Fear not!

Anal sex toys can often feel intimidating. Will it hurt? Will it stretch my anus? Will it… bleed?

These are only some of the questions you’ll ask when you’ve just started exploring this whole new world of sphincters and pursed bumholes. But with a good amount of anal education and lubrication, you can conquer this dimension of a bomb, body-encompassing orgasms.

Safety and pleasure go hand in hand in anal play. With that, here are the best anal toys for beginners to start with:

SexualAlpha Top Pick

VeDO Bump is the best value for money for beginners exploring anal toys. It just ticks all the boxes – slim for easy insertion, has a velvety finish that feels nice to touch, rounded tip, and flared base for safety. Plus, it vibrates with various speeds and patterns to choose from + submersible so that you can use it in the shower.

Budget Pick

Satisfyer Silicone Anal Plugs is a very affordable set of three dildos. Great if you want to explore different textures as you’re starting out. The double-beaded, triple-beaded, and spiral plugs have a small, tapered tip for easy insertion.

Upgrade Pick

NJoy Pure Plug is a luxurious stainless steel toy in a very small, beginner-friendly size. It’s rigid and might seem intimidating, but its mirror-like finish makes it very easy to glide in your bumhole with minimal friction, and you can use silicone lube with it safely. Great for temperature play, whether you want it hot or cold.


Best Anal Toys for Beginners

budget pick

Satisfyer Silicone Anal Plugs

SexualAlpha Top Pick

VeDO Bump

Upgrade Pick

NJoy Pure Plug

Insertable length:
 3.25”, 3.5”, 3.625”
Not specified
2.5”
Width:
1.2”, 1.25”, 1.25”
1.2”
0.95”
Price:
$
$$
$$$

SexualAlpha Top Pick

1. VeDo Bump

material:
Silicone
length:
5”
insertable length
Not specified
width:
1.2”
colors:
Black, purple
price:
$$
  • Vibrating butt plug
  • 10 vibration functions
  • Smooth and velvety finish
  • Recessed power button
  • Submersible
  • Base could dig in your bum during extended use

At a glance, VeDO Bump isn’t the smallest. But, it’s not big either.

Don’t worry – it’s for a reason. This one is something you can start with and continue to keep as you graduate to be more of an anal pro.

It’s a slim plug that makes insertion easy. And the tip is rounded, so it won’t poke you as it goes in. Its T-base is flared enough that it will safely stay anchored outside your body. But it could feel a little uncomfortable the longer it stays bumping into your bum.

But wait, there’s more. Bump is a vibrating butt plug. For this price range, it’s a very well-made butt plug with a velvety silicone feel + vibration. A true bang for the buck!

I also like how the power button is recessed, so you won’t accidentally turn off or change the vibration setting when you sit on it.


Budget Pick

2. Satisfyer Silicone Anal Plugs

material:
Silicone
length:
5.25” (Double Ball), 5.5” (Triple Ball), 5.5” (Spiral)
insertable length
3.25”, 3.5”, 3.625”
width:
1.2”, 1.25”, 1.25” (at widest)
colors:
Black, pink, purple
price:
$
  • Super affordable
  • Three beaded insertables
  • Small, tapered tip for easy insertion
  • Not for long-time use

Satisfyer Silicone Anal Plugs will get you FAR with your money. This set is one of the cheapest out of the bunch. Yet you will get not just one, not two, but three beaded anal plugs!

If you’re a beginner who’s interested in textures, you’ll get a lot of variety with these plugs.

One has two elongated beads that go from 1 inch to 1.2 inches wide. The other is triple beaded with a width that starts from 0.7” to 1.25 inches. Finally, the twister bead has a spiral texture with the smallest tip that’s 0.6-inch wide and maxes out at 1.25 inches.

I find this set best for thrusting. The loop base gives you a secure grip to thrust it in and out. With that, I don’t recommend it for extended wear because of its very short neck. It would sit right on your sphincter, which could feel uncomfortable for a long time.

So, thrusting it is.


Upgrade Pick

3. nJoy Pure Plug

material:
Stainless steel
length:
3”
insertable length
2.5”
width:
0.95”
colors:
Metallic
price:
$$$
  • Great for temperature play
  • Weighted plug for fullness
  • Pretty packaging
  • Rigid, stimulates your prostate well
  • On the pricier side

NJoy Pure Plug is a JOY to play with!

It might come with a higher price tag, but it’s worth every cent to add it to your backdoor shelf. The shiny stainless steel toy and the pretty packaging feel like this toy is very luxurious.

It’s so excellently shaped, like other NJoy toys, that it makes insertion very easy.

The firmness of stainless steel is intimidating for a beginner. But trust me with this one. It’s VERY SMALL! Plus, since it’s made of steel, it slides very easily. You can even use silicone lubricant with it.

And, oh! Temperature play. Steel is very good at retaining heat… Or cold, if that’s more of your thing.
The weight and rigidness make you feel full without sizing up so big. But if you’re up to size UP, it also has bigger options in Medium and Large.


Smallest Butt Plug

4. Lovehoney Classic Silicone Extra Petite Beginner’s Butt Plug

material:
Silicone
length:
3”
insertable length
3”
width:
0.87”
colors:
Black
price:
$
  • Smallest on this list
  • Very petite for beginners
  • Wide flared base for safe anal play
  • Could slip out due to shorter neck

If you’re looking for the smallest butt plug on this list, here you go: Lovehoney Classic Silicone Extra Petite Beginner’s Butt Plug.

This is a perfect entryway to your backdoor. It’s barely bigger than a finger, so it’s a good butt plug to start with if you’re graduating from finger play.

It’s firm and stays erect when you push it in, but also flexible for comfort as it’s made from silicone. The rounded tip makes insertion easy without being uncomfortable compared to a pointy tip.

It could slip out during play as it’s very small and has a shorter neck and a very wide base. That said, the flared base is so important to keep it outside your body for safe anal play – considering this toy is very petite.


Best Beginner Anal Dildo

5. Lovehoney Curved Silicone Suction Cup Dildo

material:
Silicone
length:
6”
insertable length
5.5”
width:
1.11”
colors:
Black
price:
$
  • Hands-free fun with suction cup
  • Small dildo with a flared base
  • Curved for prostate and G-spot massage
  • Could feel a little firm

Okay – you want a dildo for your A, but you want something beginner-friendly. It’s your lucky day. I got one: Lovehoney Curved Silicone Suction Cup Dildo. It will tick all of your boxes.

It’s slim and small to be used for beginners. It has a slightly bulging head that feels GREAT as it slides in your hole. The shaft is also curved – an ideal angle for stimulating your prostate and G-spot.

Use it with your partner for pegging as it’s harness-compatible. But if you’re alone, you can enjoy it hands-free as it has a strong suction cup.

It does feel quite firm without much give, but I also found that firmness is necessary for P-spot stim!


Best Vibrating Butt Plug

6. b-Vibe Remote Control Rechargeable Vibrating Rimming Butt Plug

material:
Silicone
length:
5”
insertable length
3”
width:
1.43”
colors:
Bright blue
price:
$$$
  • Rotating beads to replicate rimming
  • Many vibration patterns to choose from
  • Wireless remote play
  • Pricey
  • Quite girthy

b-Vibe Vibrating Rimming Butt Plug is a really good vibrating butt plug. It’s wireless. Simply use the remote control to switch between speeds and patterns without fumbling the buttons. 

Or get kinky with your partner and have ‘em control the vibrations from afar. 

The price tag is pretty steep, but many vibrating toys are. Especially if you want a well-made one. 

It’s also quite girthy, but the vibration can help relax your sphincter, so it opens up a bit and makes insertion easier.

On top of vibrations, it also has rows of rotating beads on the neck. This area sits on your sphincter. When it vibrates, it replicates the sensation of rimming. It’s not too powerful, though. 

Others might think it feels too weak, while others will find it just enough so that the combination of sensations won’t be too overwhelming.


Best for Beginner Prostate Stimulation

7. Fun Factory Bootie

material:
Silicone
length:
Not specified
insertable length
3.1”
width:
1.1”
colors:
Violet, Black, Bordeaux (wine red)
price:
$
  • Smooth silicone finish
  • Curved shaft for prostate stim
  • Tapered tip for easy insertion
  • Not for extended wear

Fun Factory Bootie has the bulging head and curves to hit and stimulate your prostate right.

The wide T-base lets you play worry-free as it’s anchored out of your bum. SECURELY. That’s important for a petite toy like Bootie.

It has a very curved bulb that seeks your prostate. The large and full swell of the tip does the job of massaging that pleasure hotspot. The neck is thin, but not too thin. It’s great if you want to keep that feeling of fullness on your sphincter without sizing up.

With that, I don’t recommend using it during extended wear as it could dig into your bootie after hoursss.


Best Realistic Anal Dildo for Beginners

8. Blush Neo Elite

material:
Silicone
length:
5.5”
insertable length
5”
width:
1.25”
colors:
Neon blue, neon pink
price:
$
  • Realistic textures
  • Dual-density dildo feels realistic
  • Very affordable
  • Suction cup for hands-free play
  • No skin-tone colors for more realism

Blush Neo Elite is the perfect toy if you want to explore having a peen in your backdoor and want to warm up or if you want to simulate that sensation.

This dildo is realistic – it has more veiny textures and a bulging head. Plus, it’s a dual-density silicone dildo toy. What does that mean for you? Thrusting into it feels very lifelike due to the contrast of soft, pliable outer layer and firm inner core.

It’s small enough for beginners that its girth isn’t that far from other butt plugs in this list.

The suction cup base makes riding this dildo very fun as you can use it hands-free.

Personally, I like its bright colors. But if you’re into realism, you might be disappointed as it doesn’t come in flesh-like colors.


Best Soft Butt Plug

9. Oxballs Ergo Super Soft

material:
Silicone
length:
3.75” (Extra Small)
insertable length
2.75”
width:
1.3”
colors:
Eggplant (purple), Smoke (gray)
price:
$
  • Comfortable squishy soft plug
  • Lots of size ranges
  • Some might find it too girthy

In many (positive) ways, Oxballs Ergo Super Soft is similar in design to Fun Factory Bootie. So, yes, it’s great for prostate stim too.

If you want something that stimulates your P-spot, go for the Bootie. It’s more “rigid” to stimulate that spot really well.

But if you want something MORE COMFORTABLE, get the Ergo. It’s squishy soft and very pliable. It conforms to your body and feels exquisite to squeeze while giving you a fully filling sensation.

Some people might find the blunt shape uncomfy. But its pliability makes it comfortable to wear. The base has a slight comma on both ends that could be a little bothersome at the start. Overall, it feels very secure, though. 

And if you find it too small, go big with four larger sizes.


Best Beaded Anal Dildo for Beginners

10. njoy Fun Anal Bead Wand

material:
Stainless steel
length:
8”
insertable length
7”
width:
1”
colors:
Metallic
price:
$$$
  • Weighted for filling sensation
  • Temperature play
  • Two varied textures
  • Quite pricey

NJoy Fun Wand is like a two-in-one toy as it has two ends.

Go on the beaded end with three balls that will pop-pop-pop into your sphincter as you insert it in. The other end with a ball on its tip is for prostate or G-spot stimulation.

Since it has a mirror-like finish, it glides inside very easily without much friction. The entire thing has a slight S-shape. In actual use, it’s more of a subtle curve – not too curvy for it to be overwhelming.

It’s made of stainless steel, so it’s weighted. It will stimulate you internally with slight motions as its weight works with gravity = filling sensation.


Best Beginner Anal Stretching Toy

11. SquarePegToys Blunt Plug SuperSoft

material:
Silicone
length:
3.5” (S1)
insertable length
Not specified
width:
1.36”
colors:
Bronze, graphite
price:
$
  • Wide neck for anal stretching and training
  • Very soft for maximum comfort
  • For warm-up for bigger toys or anal sex
  • Constant stretch might be overwhelming for beginners

Beginners looking into anal stretching and training should start with SquarePegToys Blunt Plug SuperSoft. The constant stretch might feel overwhelming for beginners, so use it at your own risk. Thankfully, you can start really small and work your way up.

The good thing is that this butt plug is ultra-soft, which makes wearing it very comfortable. 

Unlike other toys in this list, Blunt Plug has a thick neck. The S1 size measures 1.36-inch at its widest while the neck stays 1.05 inches. The neck sits on your sphincter, which means it stays open and stretched while you’re wearing it.

You can size up later on at additional 10 sizes, so you’re already familiar with its feel.


Buying Guide

As a beginner who’s looking into buying first-time anal toys, you’d want to keep things as simple as possible and explore all the extra features later on. So, just mind these three things when choosing your brand new anal buddy:

Material

Your anal toy’s material is probably one of the most important things you should consider. This will determine a lot of things – safety, firmness, sensation, budget, and so on.

The most popular (body-safe) materials for anal toys are…

Silicone

Pros:

  • Most comfortable for prolonged use
  • Usually more affordable
  • Retains temperature
  • Soft and flexible, has more “give”

Cons:

  • Doesn’t glide as easily
  • Less P-spot or G-spot stimulation
  • Retains some odor
  • Can’t be used with silicone lube, which has the most glide

Glass

Pros:

  • Beautiful, rigid
  • Usually more affordable than stainless steel
  • Excellent for temperature play
  • Use any lube

Cons:

  • Glass can break
  • Not as many shapes available as silicone toys
  • Usually has round bases that can feel uncomfortable on anal play

stainless Stell

Pros:

  • Durable and doesn’t break like glass, could last forever
  • Slides in easily
  • Use any lube
  • Hits and stimulates the G-spot or P-spot
  • Excellent for temperature play

Cons:

  • Retains temperature the most, could be too cold or too hot
  • Priciest

There are also other materials like metal (that are not stainless steel), rubber, jelly, and the like, which I don’t recommend as they’re not body-safe.


Size

As a beginner, start small. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Your sphincter will be tight at first, and that’s normal. So, girth is very important as well as length. Slim anal toys are suitable for beginners so that it’s easy to insert. 

Also, check the neck. Too thick or too short necks can be uncomfortable or might slip out more easily. When the neck is too short, it will sit right on your outer sphincter and will naturally try to push it out. Same thing if it’s too thick.

Of course, if you’re anal stretching and training, you’ll want one to be thicker. You can do this if you’re sizing up or planning to get a peen inside your backdoor without warming up.


Firmness

The firmness of the dildo will depend on the material.

Materials like silicone, TPE, and soft plastic are more flexible and have more “give.” Thus, they’re usually more comfortable.

Silicone steel and glass are very firm. It could be intimidating for beginners, but their shiny texture also makes insertion very seamless with minimal friction.
Still, use a good amount of lube. Remember: the anus doesn’t self-lubricate.


FAQ

How to keep anal toys from smelling nasty?

That depends on the material. Good quality toys like those made in silicone, glass, and stainless steel can be boiled and sterilized. Then, use a sex toy cleaner or wash them with a mild soap.
Still, some toys may retain a slight smell. That’s just the nature of playing downstairs. If you find that icky, consider using a condom on your toy.


How to practice safe anal play?

  • Lube is a must – for safety and pleasure. Silicone lubes are thicker, last longer, stickier, and don’t need as much reapplying. But they can’t be used with silicone toys as silicone on silicone can degrade your toy. Water-based lubes are suitable for all toys, so you may opt for them.
  • Use a toy with a flared base to anchor it outside your butt. Unlike the vagina, your anus doesn’t have an “end,” so things could go all the way in – to the point of no return.
  • If it hurts, stop. Listen to your body. The experience should be pleasurable, not painful.
  • Relax your sphincter – ensure you’re turned on and well-stretched before insertion.
  • Wash all your sex toys. Your anus has bacteria, which could spread to your genitals, eyes, mouth… everywhere.

Will anal play hurt?

Expect a little discomfort at first. Your outer sphincter can relax, open and let pleasure in… in time with the right training and preparation.

But, yes, it could hurt if you don’t use lots and lots of lube.


Will it bleed?

Yes, for some and not every time. It could bleed if it’s your first time or if you’ve been up for some vigorous pounding.

It’s only not normal when there is severe or continuous bleeding. In that case, stop and go to the ER immediately.


Will it stretch out your anus?

Nope, not to the point of causing anal leakage. It won’t affect your ability to poop or hold it in. PROMISE.


Final Thoughts

We know: anal toys can be super fun.

The anus has a lot of nerve endings that, when stimulated, will light up like fireworks for an awe-some orgasm. As long as you’re doing it safely, grab your tools and explore around your “backdoor” fun.

Aliyah Moore

Aliyah Moore

Aliyah Moore (she/her) is our resident sex expert at SexualAlpha. She’s a certified sex therapist with a Ph.D. in Gender & Sexuality Studies. Aliyah is a proud Black, bi-sexual femme passionate about empowering minority voices to embrace their sexuality and identity. She loves to write about everything sexual wellness and gives no-nonsense sex and relationship advice.

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