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 great tools 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 vaginal sex. This is thanks to the plug taking some vaginal real estate, through the 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 to get you ready for 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.
That being said, here’s our top 10 list of the best butt plugs, not necessarily from worst to best, because everyone’s needs and budgets are different.
- 1 Cheap Butt Plugs
- 2 Mid-Range Butt Plugs
- 3 High-End Butt Plugs
Cheap Butt Plugs
Best Butt Plug for Beginners: Anal Fantasy
Back in my sex shop days, preparation and training for anal sex used to be the main reason why people would to 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 climbing the proverbial anal ladder as comfortable as it gets!
The Anal Fantasy butt plugs are our favorite option 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.
Dual Density King: Truskyn Butt plugs
The Truskyn silicone butt plugs are some of the most comfortable anal toys ever made.
They’re also the only dual-density silicone anal toys that we’re aware of.
Dual-density means that it comes with a squishy outer layer and a firmer inner core. Meaning it’s the perfect middle ground between soft toys and firm ones as soft toys, as comfortable as they are, usually tend to bend during insertion.
And even if the base is on the thicker side, this is still a favorite for especially long sessions and you definitely could spend your entire day wearing these without much discomfort.
The thicker necks found on these plugs make them great little trainers as well.
Sadly, if you don’t count the Ripple model, they only come in two different sizes. So please Doc, if you hear us, make more of these bad boys!
They’re also so comfortable to use, we only wish there were more of them!
Mid-Range Butt Plugs
Most Comfortable: 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!
While they’re not made of dual-density silicone like the Truskyn plugs, SquarePegToys®’s silicone is so squishy that it won’t really matter. The only caveat we 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, look no further!
Best Butt Plug to Wear All Day: 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 perfect 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 of a 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’s also vibrating options 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 T-Bar plugs, 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!
Best for Anal Training: Tristan by Vixen
This is far from being the first time a toy from Vixen creations lands in one of our articles and it sure as hell won’t be the last time.
As most of you readers should know by now, we absolutely love their dual-density Vixskin dildos. But we have an Anal plug to review, so enough ass-kissing already.
The Tristan plug is essentially the king of all trainer plugs.
The shape is more reminiscent of most penises and dildos out there and the neck is one the thickest we’ve ever seen ( if you don’t count the ones found on very large toys, of course ).
The reason why the Tristan plugs are so great is because they’re the result of a collaboration between Vixen Creations and the sex educator and activist Tristan Taormino. To give you a little background, she wrote the bestselling “The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women” and also directed two movies on that subject as well… So she definitely knows her stuff.
They have a comfortable rectangle base, come in two gender-neutral colors, two different sizes and there’s a hollowed-out option as well that comes with an insertable vibrator. Though, just like with Tantus, we highly suggest upgrading it with We-Vibe’s Tango and never look back.
While they’re very good trainer plugs they should definitely not be the first plugs you get since the starting sizes are already a little advanced for most beginners. So it would be better to start with some of the toys mentioned above then move on to the Tristan 1.
And after you’re done with Tristan 2, you can call it your butt graduation and have a party with balloons and everything!
If you’re sick of butt plugs with thin necks, it doesn’t get much better than this.
High-End Butt Plugs
Best Butt Plug For Men: 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 all… 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!
Best for Showing Off: 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.
Best Glass Butt Plugs: Crystal Delights
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, 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.
Best Wireless Butt Plugs: Ditto & Hush
These two excellent wireless butt plugs are bound to be a hit with anyone who enjoys a bit of anal play.
And if you’re wondering why there are two different toys in the same entry, it’s because these two great hands-free sex toys complement each other nicely instead of competing for the same spot.
You see, We-Vibes Ditto is the smallest one of the two and the Hush comes in two larger sizes, acting as the medium and large cousins to the Ditto.
To give you an idea, here’s a picture from LSOP‘s blog of the Ditto being compared to the smallest version of the Hush.
We-Vibe’s Ditto is 3 inches long and 1.25 inches wide. It can be controlled with either a wireless controller or with an app on your smartphone. On the app, you can customize your vibrations and let a partner control your toy from any distance.
The vibrations are strong and rumbly and carry through the perineum thanks to its smart shape. This coupled with its asymmetrical & prostate friendly design makes the Ditto a contender for the best butt plug for men.
Lovense’s Hush comes in two sizes, one is 1.5 inches wide and the other is 1.75 and both are just short of 4 inches of insertable length.
This time there’s no wireless controller included but the app works very well by itself. It can also be controlled by a second party from anywhere in the world. And just like the Ditto, the vibrations go from smooth rumbles to intense vibrations.
Just keep in mind that both of these hands-free sex toys aren’t perfect. Just like the Lush, 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 Lovense or We-Vibe.
The lack of a controller for the Hush makes it a bit awkward to use during intercourse though, having to bring your smartphone along for the ride.
Most Feature Packed: B-Vibe Rimming Plug 2
Here’s something a little different for you butt stuff enthusiasts!
B-Vibe’s Rimming plugs are vibrating butt 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!