The anus, the last frontier of the human body. Beyond is a world of pleasure and butt plugs are often the key to it!
Theatrics & silliness aside, there is a reason why these toys are so popular. Their tapered heads allow for easy insertion and they stay in place better than most other anal toys. Almost anyone who fancies anal can benefit from them.
For beginners, they’re a great tool to prepare & train yourself for anal sex.
If you’re a woman, it can make vaginal penetration that much more intense if you’re wearing one at the same time as you’re having PIV sex. This is all thanks to the plug taking some vaginal real estate, through the common vaginal/anal wall, leaving you feeling tighter and more filled in the process.
If you’re a man, prostate toys could be a better option if you’re looking for pinpoint accuracy. But they’re still great options for anal play & to get you ready for some future anal sex/pegging.
Butt plugs come in different shapes and sizes. Some have thicker necks, perfect for that filling sensation or anal training. Others have thinner necks, perfect for comfortable and extended wear as well as for someone who doesn’t care much about the sensation of dilation.
Of course, if you’re looking for truly large anal toys, you’re probably better off reading our large sex toys list.
Also, make sure to see our guide on what lubes to use as well as how to clean your toys to avoid any complications.
That being said, here’s our list of the best butt plugs & vibrating anal plugs, not necessarily from worst to best, because everyone’s needs and budgets are different.
- 1 TL;DR
- 2 Cheap Butt Plugs
- 3 Mid-Range Butt Plugs
- 4 High-End Butt Plugs
Cheap Butt Plugs
Anal Fantasy Plugs
Back in my sex shop days, preparation and training for anal sex used to be the main reason why people would come to me for butt plugs.
This is where the trainer sets come in.
They are gradual butt plug sets meant to feel familiar as you up in size. So needless to say that this makes these some of the best anal toys for beginners. Climbing the proverbial anal ladder has never been easier!
The Anal Fantasy butt plugs are one of our favorite options when it comes to affordable trainer plugs
This is mainly due to the fact that they come in a wide variety of comprehensive sizes and they have most features that you would want in a good trainer plug.
For one, they’re nicely tapered without being sharp. The necks have a nice thickness and should do a pretty decent job at making you accustomed to dilation. There’s also a nice seamless curve where the head transitions to the neck.
We also love how the rectangle bases sit more comfortably between the cheeks than standard round bases. And most importantly they’re made of body-safe and easy to sanitize silicone.
The only caveat is that they don’t make bundle bargain kits, something that is common with lower quality plugs, so you’ll have to buy them individually. But they’re still pretty affordable none-the-less!
They’re also our number one recommendation for anyone looking to get started with anal sex. So if you’re a beginner, this is a great place to start.
Crystal Glass Trainer Kit
Here’s another great choice if you’re looking for trainer butt plugs.
These have a lot of similarities with the previous entry except that this time around they’re made of glass. They also come in a complete kit so they’ll end up being much more affordable than buying individual plugs.
Also, If the idea of an anal glass toy makes you cringe in terror, keep in mind that this is made of borosilicate glass, the same glass found in very solid Pyrex dishes! And these aren’t hollow either, so they’re very strong and won’t break in you.
The main advantages of glass over silicone are that it is essentially frictionless & compatible with silicone lube.
So if you’re only starting with anal sex, this will definitely make insertion that much easier. Plus, the silicone lube, being the slickest and most long-lasting lube around, definitely compliments the frictionless finish of the glass making these some of the best anal toys for beginners.
Just like silicone, glass is also very easy to fully sanitize when needed. A quick boil should do the trick in most cases!
The only potential downside compared to silicone is that glass is completely rigid. So if you need some squish for comfort, you might prefer the previous option. But this is really down to personal preference!
It also helps that this anal training kit is super affordable considering it comes with 3 plugs!
Mid-Range Butt Plugs
Tantus’ T-Bar Plugs
Tantus is one of the top silicone toy makers out there. So, of course, we had to include them.
They actually have plenty of butt plug models to choose from, but today we’re focusing on their T-bar collection.
T-Bar plugs are the best anal plugs for being active & all-day wear since their bases will fit perfectly between your ass cheeks.
Even if you’re sitting, you won’t feel much discomfort. So if you like to go about your day with hidden fun tucked into your pants, this is an awesome option.
They’re also a great option if you don’t enjoy too thick of a neck.
So if you just want a plug that will make vaginal sex more intense without putting too much emphasis on anal stimulation or if you just don’t like dilation, this is a great option.
Tantus’s T-Bar butt plugs come in different sizes and shapes, two different colors (purple and black) and there are also vibrating anal plugs alternatives as well. The vibrators can be removed for easy cleanup and can be replaced by much more powerful bullets like the Tango.
Of course, if you go with their vibrating anal plugs with T-Bars, I’d avoid sitting down as the bullets tend to stick out.
Wear it all day, run around town, be kinky at work, no one will ever know! These are the best butt plugs for all day wear, so if you like going about your day with a hot secret, this is it folks!
SquarePegToys®’s Egg Plugs
If you’d want even more sizes to pick from, which wouldn’t surprise us since the Truskyn isn’t the most generous in terms of choice, SquarePegToys®’s bronze egg plugs are definitely the way to go.
They offer a ton of sizes ( 9 to be exact ) ranging from very small to ridiculously big, so there really is something for everyone here.
The Bronze Plugs are both excellent trainers and comfortable enough for long-term wear.
The Rounded heads mimic the penis way better than most tapered plugs and their thick necks are perfect for anal training. And since their Bronze silicone is so darn squishy, they’re still pretty forgiving.
Of course, if the lack of taper still worries you, going down a size is always an option!
The only caveat I can think of is, if you’re not properly warmed up, they might bend during insertion since they don’t have a firmer density on the inside to keep them upright.
So if you’re in for beautiful squishy trainers with tons of size options, these are some of the best anal plugs to grace this world!
Oxballs Ergo Plugs
The Ergos have a lot in common with SPT’s Egg Plug mentioned above & whether you go with one or the other will really depend on your preferences.
The biggest difference shape-wise comes from the fact that Oxballs specializes in men’s toys.
So the shape of the head is slightly curved for some subtle but noticeable prostate stimulation. Its what makes these probably some of the best butt plugs for men ever made!
This doesn’t mean that these plugs aren’t suited for women. Heck, the curve seems to have won over quite a few female reviewers that I follow! So if you’re a woman who’s looking for something new, I’d definitely consider the Ergos!
Compared to the Egg plugs, these are also easier to insert thanks to their thicker base. So there’s less of a chance of folding during insertion, even with the squishier models.
The thicker necks do make the Ergos a little less comfortable for long-term wear, even though the base is perfect for sitting on and walking around. They’re still very decent for extended use if you don’t mind the constant stretch. Plus, the extra thickness means that they can work as a pretty efficient all-day trainer as well!
The Ergos do lose some points to the Egg plugs as they only offer 5 sizes vs 9. But what’s offered in terms of sizes is still generous. So unless you’re looking for a very forgiving incremental size difference, these should still do the trick.
In terms of silicone differences, these have more of a matte finish than the slicker eggs. So if you enjoy a bit more drag/softness to your plugs you’ll feel right at home. Otherwise, it’s nothing a little extra lube can’t fix!
Oxballs also offer these ergonomic plugs in a variety of firmnesses.
Their Super Soft silicone is very similar to the one found on the egg plugs. Their firmer silicone found on the Swirl models is perfect if you like a bit more resistance and p-spot pressure. Finally, the Peepshowtoys exclusive “Blueballs” color ( I know, it’s hilarious ) is a nice middle ground between the two other firmnesses.
Whether Egg plugs or Ergo plugs are best for you will really depend on personal preferences. Either way, both are very solid options!
High-End Butt Plugs
Njoy’s Pure Plugs
Now that we’re done with Vixen Creations here’s another Company that just seems to always sneak its way into our articles. But believe me, it would be stupid not to include them.
The pure plugs by Njoy are ultra-hygienic, made of surgical stainless steel, and nearly indestructible. So unless you were blessed with Superman’s asshole, this toy is in it for life. And these things are HEAVY. So you’re sure to be aware of them once inserted.
The hoop is also a great feature especially when you enjoy penetrative motions with your butt plugs. But even if you’re a set-and-forget kind of person, it still makes it that much easier to remove when everything is all wet and slippery.
Never again will a butt plug fly out of your hands into Mitten’s water bowl!
A lot of men are going to be glad to hear that the curved shape along with the handle makes this plug a pretty good option for prostate stimulation as well.
Of course, the Pfun by Njoy is even better at this being a prostate massager and is one of the best anal toys for men… But this is a butt plug review article, my friend!
Otherwise, it comes in 4 different sizes and just like glass toys, stainless steel is very easy to clean, slippery as hell and entirely compatible with silicone lube!
Swarovski Butt Plugs
Loved by strippers, cam performers as well as princesses at heart, these will decorate your love button like it’s ready for prom!
With genuine Swarovski crystals embedded in their base, these butt plugs will not only be stimulating but they also give a great view to your partners as well. A well-deserved upgrade for your hard-working rear end.
They come in many sizes and they’re made of heavy and easy to sanitize stainless steel.
The only real downside is that circle bases aren’t the most comfortable for extended wear, but it’s the only way to look this good in such a compromising position.
Even though they’re made of stainless steel, you should avoid boiling these plugs for clean-up.
While in most situations you should be able to boil stainless steel to sanitize it, in this case, you’d risk dislodging your precious Swarovski crystals from their base. So if you need to fully sanitize your toys, opt for a 10% bleach water solution instead. Just carefully rinse after applying and you should be good to go.
So if you want every single part of you to look like a million bucks, you know what to do.
Tail Butt Plugs
There’s been a huge rise in tail plugs’ popularity as of late.
Previously reserved for furries, hentai lovers & members of the pup play scene, these cute plugs are now completely mainstream and I definitely get the appeal!
But even with its current popularity, it can still be hard to know where to look to get the good stuff, so here are some of my top picks:
Tailz Butt Plugs are a decent budget option if you’re looking for faux fur tails. They also make some pretty interesting remote-controlled wagging tail models as well. Most of their plugs are Silicone but they also offer a few stainless & glass plugs as well.
The main issue with these plugs is that the tails aren’t removable, which makes cleanup a bit more complicated. And if there’s something that fur doesn’t agree with, it’s lube and butt-related stuff.
If you prefer stainless steel over silicone plugs, Dominix is a pretty similar budget option. Still no detachable tails here though.
Crystal Delights makes some of the best tail plugs around. Made of glass with detachable tails, they’re easy to clean and look absolutely gorgeous. They offer both synthetic and real ethically sourced animal tails as well.
For those who are interested, here’s what Crystal Delights have to say about their animal tails:
“Our tails come from companies that specialize in the “refuse parts” of animals typically thrown away. We at Crystal Delights do not condone the killing of an animal for its coat and we believe that some day the fur trade will likely be abolished. We support that effort, but until that time, we believe that all parts of the animal should be used and not simply discarded as waste. Crystal Delights donates a portion of tail profits annually to animal charities as part of our charitable mission.”
Ring Plugs & tail combos are another top-notch choice for those looking for high-quality removable tails. This allows for way more tail options with the added benefit of having interchangeable tails as well!
For the ring plug, your best option is definitely the Pure plugs mentioned above, but, if you need affordable alternatives, Bathmate and Ohmibod make some decent silicone ring plugs as well.
When it comes to clip-on tails, I’m a big fan of Bunny Enchantment’s selection. They’re all vegan/synthetic but you probably won’t be able to tell the difference. Plus they offer tons of options and customizations like bows and BDSM style harnesses for the tails. Oh, and they also sell tail kits with matching ears!
Squarepegtoys®’s Puppy Play Plugs are a perfect option for those who are looking for dog tails that naturally wag. The wagging comes from the semi rigid silicone & shape, not from a motor. So they’re super easy to care for!
Whether you’re into pup play or just like the look, these are definitely some great choices.
Just keep in mind that the cheaper models might be harder to clean!
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Crystal Delights makes some of the most gorgeous and best glass butt plugs around.
But before we go any further, let’s mitigate some of your worries about glass butt plugs.
Because if you know a thing or two about borosilicate glass ( like Pyrex ), you will know that these won’t just shatter on you. It’s a very durable type of glass and it won’t break unless you really try to.
There are some pretty unique advantages to glass toys as well. They can be warmed up or cooled down safely for temperature play, and once lubed up, it is one of the frictionless materials a toy can have.
Speaking of lube, what we love the most about glass toys is that you can use long-lasting silicone lube without the risk of deteriorating your toy.
And they’re just as body-safe and easy to sanitize as silicone-based toys. Which, sadly, can’t be used with silicone lube.
Crystal Delights has a ton of choices ranging from basic glass butt plugs, and gorgeous tail plugs, to Swarovski-adorned, sparkle-filled works of art.
Plus, no matter which model you choose, the neck of these glass plugs are usually comfortably thin.
So, obviously, these aren’t the best anal trainer plug you can get; They are for fun only! This also means that they will stay in place easier than most other plugs with thicker necks. So you won’t have to worry about these plugs popping out during sex as much as you would with anal trainers.
Just keep in mind that if you choose any of their Swarovski plugs, you shouldn’t boil them to sanitize them as this could dislodge the crystals. Instead, opt for a 10% bleach water solution if you wish to fully sanitize them. Otherwise, any other mild soap will do if you just want to give it a basic cleaning.
The only reason you shouldn’t consider it is if you don’t like rigid toys or if you’re looking for a good trainer plug.
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These excellent wireless butt plugs are bound to be a hit with people who are into powerful rumbly vibes.
The Hush 2 comes in 4 comprehensive sizes, going from 1 inch in diameter to 2.25 inches! So no matter what’s your level of comfort with anal, the folks at Lovense have got you covered.
It can be controlled via an app on your smartphone or with buttons on the base of the toy. The app isn’t just a fancy controller. Here you can customize your vibrations and let a partner control your toy from any distance amongst many other extra features! Plus the T-bar base is super comfortable to wear over extended periods of time and while on the go, so it’ll absolutely go hand in hand with the remote controls.
Being from Lovense, the vibrations are also strong and rumbly so there are definitely no complaints here!
Just keep in mind that wireless sex toys in general aren’t perfect. The wireless signal has a hard time getting through people or limbs and they have a history of straight-up not working with bigger folks. Sadly, this is an issue with most wireless toys so we really can’t really blame it on them.
But Lovense is definitely the best one at handling those connectivity issues, so it’s still worth a shot with that in mind!
The lack of a physical controller for the hush makes it a bit awkward to use during sex though, as you will need to bring your smartphone along for the ride.
B-Vibe Rimming Plug 2
Here’s something a little different for you butt stuff enthusiasts!
B-Vibe’s Rimming plugs are vibrating anal plugs with rotating beads at the base that come with a variety of steady rotations and patterns.
It’s such a stimulating experience that many even report having straight-up hands-free orgasms without any other kind of stimulation!
The thick stem/base of the butt plug makes it a great plug for anal training as well!
And while the vibrations offered might not be the rumbliest around, when compounded with the rotations, it most likely won’t leave you underwhelmed.
These innovative plugs come in 3 comprehensive sizes which should satisfy most people.
So no matter if you’re a beginner or a pro, there’s definitely a rimming plug for you.
Just keep in mind that the Rimming plugs are pretty stiff, so if you’re the kind of person who likes a squishy plug, go one size down or skip these entirely.
It’s also worth considering that while these are remote-controlled, I still wouldn’t use them in public as the rotations can be quite noisy!
If you’re looking for something a little cheaper with similar features, the Rimmers’ model R ( U.S. /Canada ) is definitely worth a look as well. Sadly, it comes in only one size, so make sure you’re ready for it ( Skip the slim versions as they are beadless! ).
So as long as you don’t mind a rigid plug, you’re definitely in for a great time!