This year was a great year for anal play! With increased acceptance and discussion but this topic in the public sphere came a whole lot more great toys designed to stimulate your booty anyway you like it. So grab the lube and get ready, here are our favorite anal toys from the past year.
Comparison Chart of the Best Anal Toys
Lovehoney Smooth Mover Anal Vibrator
Best Anal Vibrator
Fifty Shades of Grey
Best Anal Beads
BASICS Anal Prober
Best Anal Dildo
Lovehoney Classic Silicone Medium Plug
Best Butt Plug
Lovehoney Bedtime Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug
Aneros Helix Syn
Best Prostate Massager
Popular Types of Anal Toys
There are lots of different anal toys out there and they all stimulate the body in slightly different ways. Here is a quick breakdown of the most popular styles.
Anal vibrators are any kind of anal toy that vibrates. It could be beads, plugs or probes. There are thousands of nerve endings inside the anus and vibrating anal toys help to reach a lot of these and provide some great sensation to the area.
Did you know that the majority of those nerve endings I just talked about are located just inside the opening of the anus? Well, they are and anal beads are designed to stimulate this area specifically as each bead moves inside the body, or when they are removed from the body. These are popular for beginners as they start small and only need to be inserted a short way to get amazing results.
Anal dildos offer both a full feeling and can be used for penetration too. They are popular tools for stretching the muscles of the body and mimicking real anal sex. They come in all sorts of sizes so are also great options for beginners as they maintain a fairly similar girth throughout the length of the shaft.
Butt plugs are the most popular anal toy in the world and for good reason. They can prepare the body for anal sex but warming up the muscles, but they also create a full feeling of pressure inside the anus which can make other stimulation more intense. They come in all sorts of sizes too so are ideal for any level of experience.
Factors You Should Keep in Mind While Shopping
When looking for an anal toy there are a few things to consider before you dive in. Consider the style you want, which the list above should help you with.
It's also important to consider how you want to use the toy and whether you want to use it alone or with a partner. While most of these toys can be used in any play situation, if you are going to share it you will need a body safe material.
Which brings me to the material. The booty has a lot of bacteria and its god to go for a non-porous material for anal play. This is a material that can be completely sterilized after use. Look out for silicone, glass or metal if you are unsure.
Review of the Best Anal Toys
Now that you know what is out there, let's take a look at some of the best anal toys of the year and why they are so popular.
1. Best Anal Vibrator: Lovehoney Smooth Mover Beaded Anal Vibrator
Let’s kick it off with a butt plug and anal beads all in one just to make things interesting. This toy has a nice large flared base to stay in place and beads throughout the length of the shaft to stimulate the opening of your booty on insertion and removal.
The shaft measures 5 inches in length and has a circumference of 4 inches. The shaft is also quite flexible so it can be bent to target the P-spot if you like that. It is made from smooth silicone so entry should be easy and it will feel comfortable inside your body.
It is also completely waterproof so you can use it in the bath or shower. And it vibrates! There are 3 different speeds and 7 different vibration patterns to explore.
This is a great thin toy that can be used during any type of play. It is made from high-quality silicone so it should last you for a long time too.
2. Best Anal Beads: Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Intensified Silicone Anal Beads
Want a more classic style of anal beads without the vibration? Then this may be just the thing. It doesn’t matter if you are into Fifty Shades of not, a great set of anal beads is essential for all lovers of anal play and that is exactly what this is.
These anal beads are 7.5 inches long (you only need to insert them as far you want to don’t worry) and has a maximum circumference of 3 inches. The beads start super small and they gradually get larger as you work your way further down the tail.
These beads are made entirely from silicone and are extremely flexible so they curve and bend naturally with your body. And of course, there is a retrieval loop at the end to make sure they don’t go anywhere.
Anal beads are a great way to get into some extremely stimulating anal pleasure without being too overwhelmed. This set is high-quality silicone and pretty much guaranteed to be a good time. The only issue is that you will likely want more!
3. Best Anal Dildo: BASICS Anal Prober
If you are an absolute beginner to anal play, then this probe is a good option as it allows you to try out two different types of anal stimulation with only one toy. This firm, flexible jelly probe is an 8-inch double-ender. One end has graduating beads and the other has a smooth bulbous head.
This is a thin toy with a maximum girth of 4 inches at its widest point. It has an insertable length of 7.5 inches as you need to hold onto the end while you play. It is great to use alone to explore this area or use it with a partner too.
This is a good toy for absolute beginners but it may not do much for users with more experience. It is also not a toy designed to last so consider it a tester more than anything.
4. Best Butt Plug: Lovehoney Classic Silicone Medium Plug
Take your booty play to the next level with this awesome medium intermediate level plug. Butt plugs are all about filling your body up, applying pressure inside your booty and making all sensation feel much more intense.
This is silicone butt plug so it has a firm core but still some flexibility and softness on the surface of the toy so it won’t feel too hard inside your body. There is also a tapered tip so that insertion is easy.
This is a medium sized plug measuring 5 inches in insertable length and 5.25 inches in circumference. It’s not for beginners so if you are just starting out, go for something smaller, but if you have some experience with butt plugs then this is a great step up.
This is a simple plug that is easy to insert and will feel up the body for great pleasure. It is just not suitable to be worn for long periods of time as it may become uncomfortable.
5. Best Vibrating Butt Plug: Lovehoney Bedtime Bullet
Now onto another butt plug, but this one is slightly different and is actually perfect for beginners. This is a vibrating butt plug that has a wired controller so you can control the vibrations without needing to have your hand near the plug itself. This plug is made from silicone and is a small size perfect for beginners.
It measures 4 inches in insertable length and also has a 4-inch circumference at its widest point. The plug has 7 different vibrations patterns and 3 different speeds so you won’t run out of vibration options to explore.
If you love anal stimulation and vibration, then this is a fun little toy. Just be really careful and hold onto that base so it doesn’t go up inside your body.
6. Best Prostate Massager: Aneros Helix Syn Silicone Prostate Massager
Looking for an anal toy that will stimulate your prostate too? Check out this awesome beginner P-spot massager from Aneros. These people really know what they are up to when it comes to prostate massage and this one is no exception.
The Helix Syn is a hands-free massager that is designed to massage your prostate as you move our body. It has an ergonomic self-pivoting design which will hit all the right places and massage your prostate till you explode.
It is made from smooth soft silicone and has a rigid inner frame but a soft outer. It is also quite which makes it popular amongst newbies tot his type of play. It has a 3-inch girth and an insertable length of 4 inches.
It takes some patience to figure out prostate massage especially with a slim toy like this one that is designed to be used hands-free. But after a few tries, you will be singing its praises from the rooftop.
How to Keep Your Toys Clean
Anal toys require a bit of extra care when it comes to cleaning due to the bacteria that naturally occurs inside our booty. Even if it looks clean when you remove it, there will be bacteria lurking so clean it properly. You want to use warm soapy water, or warm water and some anti-bacterial toy cleaner and make sure you really get into any crevices or hard to reach places. Some toys can even be put into the dishwasher to be sterilized but just follow the instructions for your specific toy every time you use it to be safe.
No matter what you like in the booty area, there will be a toy for just that. Picking the right one takes some time and care but it will all be worth it in the end when you finally start using it and getting all that booty pleasure.