Why Do People Use Butt Plugs?

Why Do People Use Butt Plugs?

by Lovehoney

on May 01, 2017

In a line up of sex toys, a butt plug could be pointed out by most people - they're fairly distinctive with a tapered tip to make insertion easy and a flared base that sits outside the body to stop the plug being drawn in.

But while the 'how' is self explanatory (it goes up your bottom, if you were still unsure), lots of people are left wondering 'WHY?!'

In a nutshell, why people use butt plugs is because wearing one during sex, masurbation, foreplay or any other type of sexy fun time can greatly enhance orgasms and pleasure (regardless of your sex or gender).

Read on for more, including which are the best butt plugs for first timers.

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Why do men use butt plugs?

Location of the prostateIt could be said that men are actually wired to enjoy anal penetration. The prostate is an incredibly sensitive gland that feels especially sexy when stroked and it’s located about two to three inches up on the anterior (front) wall of the anus.

You may have heard about prostate milking from films like Road Trip, and it’s true that a man can experience an orgasm and/or ejaculation just from having his prostate stimulated.

These orgasms are said to feel more intense than an orgasm from stimulation of the penis, causing the whole body to spasm with climactic energy. Yowza!

Lovehoney Pleasure ProbeWearing a curved butt plug or a specialist male prostate toy helps make sure you're hitting just the right spot. The added prostate stimulation also makes everything from enjoying masturbation to receiving oral sex to taking your partner doggie style (or any way!) feel more sensational.

It's not just about the prostate, though. As the pelvic floor muscles begin to contract during orgasm, the anal muscles contract around the plug and make the spasms feel stronger and harder. Orgasmic contractions around a butt plug feel more intense than without, improving the strength and duration of your climax.

Why do women use butt plugs?

Lovehoney Bumper Booty Bundle Anal Sex Toy Kit (6 Piece)One of the greatest sex myths is that women don’t enjoy anal sex and that they only partake in a little bum fun to make their partner happy. It's simply not true. Using a butt plug can make all kinds of sex feel more pleasurable for a woman (and her partner).

A butt plug creates more pressure on the back vaginal wall, increasing the level of sensation she experiences - whether from a dildo, vibrator or her partner's penis. Many women also enjoy using a butt plug while receiving oral sex. At climax, orgasmic contractions around a butt plug feel more intense than without, and stimulate the nerve endings around the anus that usually get overlooked.

Some women use a butt plug to enhance their partner's pleasure. By inserting a butt plug, the amount of space in the pelvis is reduced and as a result the vagina feels tighter. The firmer pressure and additional texture provided by a butt plug also makes her vagina feel different and seriously pleasurable.

Why do People Use Butt Plugs - Video Guide

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