“My girlfriend said our sex life was getting dull, and I should try to think outside the box. So I stuck it her up her arse.” Yes, this is a joke, but there is some truth hidden between the lines… Anal exploration is often the final frontier of erotic playtime and usually tried an attempt at making the sex life more exciting.
Inflatable anal toys are one of those mysterious adult products associated with fetishism and considered too “hardcore” for many people. In my experience more people will reach for a large butt plug over and expandable one. Are back-door inflatables really worth the hype or is this a novelty you should leave on the shelf? I personally think they are a wonderful invention worth consideration. This is why:
1. Less strain on the sphincter muscles inside the anus
The anus is a sphincter made for exiting, not entry. Deep inside the rectum are nerve endings that enhance sexual enjoyment, while tapping into this potential a larger plug feels better ultimately creating a conflict between safety and enjoyment.
The inflating plug inserts with the same girth as a “medium” sized plug, only to expand to a “large” plug once inside saving your sensitive sphincter. If the plug is too large it’s very easy to tear the delicate tissue surrounding the opening. As a side note, some people like using desensitizing anal lube, personally I don’t think it’s a good idea because if the area is numb, it creates the possibility of tissue damage, not a pleasant trip to the doctor’s office for sure. An expanding plug can give you girth without the painful entry.
2. More even (and better) internal pressure
One of the top benefits of anal toys is adding pressure around the rectum, rubbing sensitive nerve endings, enhancing sexual pleasure. Inflating a balloon inside allows the expanding latex to ease into every crevasse, shaping itself specifically to caress every internal detail. All this occurs evenly as you squeeze the hand bulb, maximizing the space of contact for the most “full” feeling possible.
3. Maximizes comfort during intercourse & sex toy use
Another top reason adults purchase butt plugs is to wear during sex. Amplifying every thrust, the larger the plug the more sensation you’ll feel as the vaginal canal will feel tighter. The inflatable plug is very soft, concaving inward with each advancing thrust of the penis (or vibrator) effectively preventing any stiff pinch or uncomfortable poke. A disadvantage of a large solid plug is they can’t accommodate movement, therefore pushing on the body increasing the possibility of discomfort.
4. Silent vibration
Most inflatables also vibrate. I find myself easily distracted by loud buzzing noises, sure I’m not the only person with this sentiment either – unfortunately and many sex toys are crazy loud. The motor in inflatables is contained inside the solid core of the plug. When the balloon is inflated, the noise is well absorbed by the hollow latex bubble making this one of the most silent sex toys ever.
It’s easy to understand how an expanding plug can seem intimidating with squeeze bulbs, wires and cords all hanging from the base, but remember you don’t need to inflate the entire 3 inch girth. Even if you only give it a few pumps with the bulb, the difference in sensation between this style and a standard plug is very interesting and a superb way to “try something out of the box”.
This was a guest post from Frances Denzel. Frances writes erotic advice columns helping couples share in one of the best parts of being human – enjoying great sex. She promotes a healthy love life through guidance and education with a humorous twist.