How to Use Anal Beads

by Lovehoney

on May 01, 2017

Anal beads are a great way to slowly and gently experience anal play. Most anal beads start small and increase in circumference the more length you take, allowing your body to adjust to the size. Smooth and spherical, anal beads are easy to insert and non-intimidating.

With their graduated shape, smooth spheres and ergonomic, easy-to-use design, anal beads give you a 'filled-up' feeling that many people find incredibly pleasurable, and can turn a regular orgasm into an earth-shattering experience.

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  1. Which Anal Beads Should I Choose?

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    If you're a beginner, you'll probably want to start with a set of flexible beads that start small, with a very gradual increase so you can get used to the sensations slowly.

    Try the Lovehoney Beginner's Beads or Tracey Cox Supersex Silicone Anal Beads. the extra flexibility will allow you to stimulate various areas inside you until you find your hot zone!

    Make sure you choose beads with a ring loop or a flared base, for ease of removal and peace of mind.

    If you anal beads don't have this pull ring, make sure you leave at least two beads outside your body for easy removal.

    How Do I Insert Anal Beads?

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    Before you begin, lubricate the anal beads and your butt with a thick anal lubricant and position yourself comfortably.

    Start by pushing just the first bead or two inside you and getting used to the sensation of gentle anal penetration. You might find this more relaxing if you're already aroused.

    When you feel ready, insert more, using one hand to push the beads in and the other hand to keep your anus spread.

    Once you reach the final bead, you should be feeling full and satisfyingly stretched. Try slowly pulling the beads out during masturbation and sex, or at the point of orgasm, for super-pleasurable sensations.

    How Do I Upgrade My Anal Play?

    BASICS Vibrating Anal Beads 6.5 Inch

    If you want to add extra oomph to your anal play, try a set of vibrating anal beads like the Lovehoney BASICS Vibrating Anal Beads or the Lovehoney Smooth Mover 10 Function Beaded Anal Vibrator. Many people find that the vibrations create sensations similar to analingus or rimming.


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Originally published on May 01, 2017. Updated on Aug 05, 2020