For those who enjoy a bit of variety when it comes to anal play, anal beads are definitely a must!
But what are anal beads? And how do you actually use them?
First of all, if you don’t know WHY you would use these, here’s a quick primer:
Have you ever used a butt plug and while inserting or pulling it out, the “pop” of insertion or removal was surprisingly pleasurable? Anal beads are all about that sensation! It’s like a jolt straight to the nervous system!
While some prefer pulling beads in and out all throughout their session, others swear by pulling them out one by one during orgasm to prolong and intensify it. Either way, it’s all about that “pop”!
The other problem is that a lot of folks are pretty puzzled as to HOW to actually use these damned things.
For starters, you’re not a lawnmower.
Yanking these out with all your might will only result in pain and a nice mess in your blankets. Bums should be treated with love and respect, my friends. And with that respect in mind, the beads should be slowly pulled out one at a time.
It’s also worth noting that rigid models are better for depth play but often uncomfortable for long-term wear. While, on the other hand, flexible models will have a tendency of bunching up in there, providing a unique sensation when the beads shift inside of you. Something that can be especially pleasurable for proud owners of prostates.
For insertion, depending on whether the anal beads are rigid or flexible, your approach will differ. With rigid models, you simply use them like any dildo. But with flexible beads, you will have to push the beads in one at a time by holding said bead ( or the stem right below it ) during insertion.
While the anal beads on this list are all safe to use, keep in mind that it isn’t the case for all models.
So if you do decide to go shopping on your own and skip our suggestions, here are a few things to keep in mind.
First of all, you should absolutely avoid models where the anal balls and stems are two different materials. These models have a tendency of breaking, leaving you with loose beads stuck inside of you. Which is a literal and figurative pain in the ass!
It’s also not uncommon for these models to have the beads connected by an actual string, fibers, and all. And it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this is one mighty unsanitary thing to shove up your pucker!
Lastly, I would also keep away from “jelly” anal beads ( the ones that look like they’re made of gummy worms ) as these too have a tendency of breaking mid-play. Hell, it was a whole plot point in Choke, another great book by the guy who wrote Fight Club!
Also, make sure to see our guide on what lubes to use as well as how to clean your toys to avoid any complications.
With that being said, here’s our top 10 list of the best anal beads, not necessarily from worst to best, because everyone’s needs and budgets are different.
- 1 TL;DR
- 2 Cheap Anal Beads
- 3 High-End Anal Beads
Cheap Anal Beads
Anal Fantasy First-Time Fun
Anal Fantasy’s take on the classic design is a perfect alternative for total beginners.
Being more seamless in their transition from anal balls to stem, these silicone anal beads are way less intense than your usual models.
It also helps that the beads are tapered, making the initial insertion easier. Of course, this does reduce the sought-after “POP” sensation quite a bit, but if you’re anxious about jumping right in with more traditional designs and you are just testing the waters, this is a great place to start.
I also like that it comes with a textured loop for your fingers, ensuring that every pull is done without a slip.
Something that can be quite a blessing, especially when you’re all lubed up and ready to go!
If you’re a beginner or simply not looking for too much intensity, the First-Time Fun anal beads are a perfect alternative to traditional models.
But once you get used to these, the next models are definitely gonna give you more of a pop!
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Blush’s Silicone Anal Beads
There they are! The classic anal beads everyone should know by now, but in body-safe silicone as opposed to the risky jelly or plastic/string beads!
These are about as iconic as it gets and for a reason: they’re as good for beginners and pros alike!
This is because they are extremely gradual ( honestly, you’ll be lucky to feel anything on the first few anal balls! ) but can get quite pleasurable as you work your way toward the last beads.
In my opinion, these are the anal beads most should start with.
They offer a smooth learning curve while still offering that pop! And since the anal balls are gradual in size, it’s also a great tool for anal training in general.
If you’re a beginner, you don’t have to get to the last balls on your first go. If you can only handle 3 balls now, you can simply gradually climb your way up as you get more comfortable!
This classic design just works and it’s still accessible to beginners and anal fiends alike!
Of course, this cheap design isn’t the most intense or best at what it does, but it’ll always be a solid place to start and stay for a lot of us!
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Satisfyer Love Beads
Now we’re starting to get serious! For those who are already used to the previous classic beads or anal in general, this is where we up the ante a bit!
This kit is not only very affordable and beautiful, but it also comes with two models of varying intensity.
The first model should look familiar enough, it’s essentially your classic anal beads but larger and skipping the useless first anal balls on your standard models. This way you don’t have to suffer through those first tiny beads that barely feel like anything and go straight to the fun! No holding hands, no wasting time, and precious butt patience!
The second model is a less classic shape, but definitely an underrated one I love to suggest! You see, the diamond-shaped anal balls on these alternative anal beads are tapered for easier insertion, but blunted on the other end for an even more intense “POP”. Every diamond is essentially like a mini butt plug. So if you want to turn the intensity up to 11, that’s the model for you!
With this in mind, this definitely can be the ONLY kit you get.
Since the classic anal beads are still good enough to start with and the diamond anal beads are intense enough to be your final anal beads.
If you only plan on buying one set of traditional anal beads, this would be the one.
This set could definitely be the beginning and end of your anal bead journey, all in one kit!
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Titus Anal Beads
The Titus anal beads are your perfect standard flexible silicone anal beads. No fluff, no extra doodads, just good functional anal beads that’ll get the job done.
They’re body-safe, strong, and most importantly, they come in more size variations than most other models.
Speaking of size variations, their biggest model is probably the largest anal beads you will ever find.
While their smallest model features manageable beads their biggest version comes with beads 2.5 inches in diameter!
Of course, with 5 different models to pick from, you can work your way there if you absolutely want to. But for those who aren’t scared of anything, this is quite thrilling indeed.
Now, while most of us will probably be satisfied with the first size, it’s good to know that your options are open if you ever feel like it’s time for butt graduation!
The biggest difference here ( other than all the sizes you can pick from ) with these anal beads is that they are NOT gradual.
This is especially useful if you know exactly what kind of bead size gets you off and would like only those. No need to be patient through underwhelming anal balls and have spare larger balls you won’t even use. Get it how you want it, all the time baby!
The Titus anal beads are good & affordable beads that get down to brass tacks. And we love them just like that.
And for size queens & kings, there might not be another option that’ll quench your thirst quite like their larger sizes.
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Tantus’ Progressive Anal Beads
Now if you’re the type of feller who enjoys anal stimulation with a nice side of vibrations, you should probably consider these affordable vibrating anal beads!
Being progressive, they don’t require much of a warm-up before getting down to business. And the included vibrator is decent enough to start with. Plus, but being removable, it leaves space for an upgrade when/if needed and also allows for easy sanitization!
Speaking of the vibrations, due to the placement of the bullet vibrator, you’ll pretty much feel the vibrations only when the anal beads are fully inserted.
But if you upgrade your bullet with something like the Tango, the vibrations will easily carry through an extra bead or two, and it will make these silicone anal beads much more intense and enjoyable overall!
Thanks to its T-Bar that rests comfortably between the cheeks, these anal beads could easily be worn as you go about your day.
Something that can be quite a bit of fun, having the beads shift inside of you as you move around. Just remove the vibrator if you want to be able to sit or avoid accidentally triggering the vibrations with your clothing.
These are some pretty decent vibrating anal beads for anyone on a budget. And a whole new life awaits this toy if you eventually decide to upgrade the pretty underwhelming bullet.
The only real downside is that you only benefit from the vibrations once the whole toy is inserted.
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Tantus’ Ripple Anal Beads
Now if you’d like a nice middle ground between anal beads and a dildo, Tantus has your back!
These models are made for those who prefer more traditional penetration.
Heck, you could even put these in a strap-on for some good ol’ pegging without having to worry about sloppily inserting them bead by bead.
Of course, being built like they are, you will lose some of that “POP” factor, but it’s a small sacrifice to pay for easier in-and-out penetration.
The Ripple comes in 3 handy sizes.
So they’re definitely beginner friendly and can also be used as less boring anal training butt plugs if you do decide to work your way up with them.
Plus, Tantus also makes some pretty nifty spiritual successors to these fun penetration-focused silicone anal beads:
Tantus’ Buck is essentially an unofficial XL version of the Ripple. So that makes 4 sizes total!
Tantus’ Cowboy on the other hand is an extra long version of the ripple with a tapered tip. So if you like the idea of long depth toys with a “POP”. This is a great option as well.
Torn between a nice anal dildo or anal beads? Be torn no more! These are all of the above.
Plus with a nice variety of sizes to pick from, they’ll meet you exactly where you are and if you wish to work your way up to bigger anal toys, they’ll follow you as far as you wish to go!
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Evolved’s Gold Digger Anal Bead Plugs
You know how I said the Tantus Ripple was like if dildos had a baby with anal beads? And them being best suited for penetration? Well, the Gold Diggers are like that concept ON CRACK… in your crack. Now that’s some buttception!
Being made of aluminum these gorgeous anal bead butt plugs are the KING of non-floppy penetration.
Being so rigid and frictionless actually makes penetration much easier, and while you did lose some of that “POP” action with the Tantus Ripple, the rigidity here actually helps regain some of that lost “POP”!
Like the Ripple, these are part anal bead, part dildo, but unlike the former, the Gold Diggers are also part butt plug!
So you can just pop them him and wear them just like that.
It also helps that they have Swarovski-like black diamonds on their bases. Which is quite handy if you like to show off! And I gotta say, I really love the gold and black look here!
The Gold Digger anal bead plugs also come in 3 different sizes and can be bought as a kit or individually!
I love the fact that you have the choice between buying individual plugs or the whole kit. Usually, it’s one or the other, so you either have to buy models you don’t need or fork out the big bucks since you can’t get a discounted kit. Good move Evolved!
Can’t decide between traditional anal beads, dildos, or buttplugs? Why not have it all!?
The frictionless rigid metal here is awesome for easy anal insertion. Plus affordable plugs this fancy are rare AF!
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High-End Anal Beads
Njoy’s Fun Wand
There’s a reason why Njoy’s toys seem to always sneak their way into our lists. And it’s clearly not some kind of bias on my part since sex toy reviewers can’t seem to get enough of them as well.
This may be in part due to the very sanitary and slick stainless steel they all come in. But I don’t think they would be that popular if it weren’t for their near-perfect designs, engineered for pure unadulterated pleasure. And the Fun Wand sure is no exception.
Part Pure Wand ( which is arguably their most popular toy ) and part anal beads, there’s definitely a lot to like here.
Being made of stainless steel, these anal beads are definitely rigid, so perfect for more traditional back-and-forth penetration.
And thanks to their slight curve, they can easily be used for prostate stimulation as well!
When it comes to using the “Pure Wand” end of the toy, the beads still come in handy, acting as a nice slip-proof handle. And just like on the Pure Wand, this end is perfect for intense G-Spot and prostate stimulation also.
Plus, this thing is so durable it might very well outlive you!
It’s just a fact: You can never go wrong with Njoy’s toys.
So if you’re in for a versatile, durable toy with rigid anal beads attached, this is definitely one of the best.
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Vixen Creation’s Gemstones
Here’s another company we just can’t get enough of!
It seems like when Vixen isn’t busy making amazing dildos, they’re taking time off perfecting classic anal toy designs. They did it with the buttplug and now they’ve finally worked their magic on Anal Beads.
Each Gemstone model is made of beautifully marbled and glossy silicone. So unlike your cheaper silicone models, there will be absolutely no drag during play. A big plus, especially when it comes to anal toys.
The Gemstones also come in 4 different sizes, going from very forgiving, with the smallest anal balls being only 3/4 inches in diameter, to very challenging, with the largest model being just under 2 inches in width. Each size also comes with its very own unique color.
Vixen Creation’s take on Anal beads also features one of the best and safest bases around.
Being large and flat, you can be sure they will never fold and slip in during vigorous play. And it’s very easy to hold it between your fingers when pulling the beads out. Additionally, thanks to its concave flared sides, it’s pretty comfortable to wear for long periods of time and when out and about as well! So if you were looking for all-day-wear traditional silicone anal beads, this is the best & safest model for it!
Vixen creation’s Gemstones are not only some of the best-looking anal beads you will ever find, but they also come with one of the most versatile and safest bases we’ve ever seen.
They’re also some of the most expensive standard anal beads you can get. But if you’re a big fan of that type of sensation and you can afford them, they’re definitely worth your time & money!
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Velvet Thruster Prime Walter
There are a lot of familiar faces in this article. But it only makes sense that some of the best companies make some of the best anal beads, right?
As we covered before, the Velvet Thrusters are mini handheld fuck machines that do all the thrusting for you.
Their newer model, the prime also comes with the option to change the “dildo-end” to a nice range of alternative tips.
The Walter, the anal beads attachment, is the one we’ll be looking at today! It’s rigid enough not to bend during penetration but flexible enough to bend inside of you. Which all contribute to providing a pleasant and comfortable session.
There are still a few things to keep in mind:
First of all, it’s important that you relax and use plenty of lube since you can still stall this mini sex machine.
The Thrusters are also not completely hands-free, and if you let go of the handle, you will be left with the handle coming in and out of you with the insertable part staying motionless inside of you. Pretty hilarious, but not so sexy.
So if you’re looking for a more hands-free experience, it would be smart to invest in one of Liberator’s toy holders. It’s also not impossible to Mcguyver some contraption where you can prop the toy in place and let it go to town ( I’m looking at you, couch cushion cracks! ).
How can you say no to lazy butt sex?
Plus if you buy the Prime, you can also change the head to all sorts of other types of dildos, so you’ll definitely get a lot out of your money!
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