Inflatable butt plugs are not as commonly talked about as their standard or vibrating counterparts, but deserve acknowledgement too. The aim of this article will be to explain to those unaware of what inflatable butt plugs are, what to look for, how to use them and as always, a couple popular options to get your search underway.
What Are They?
Inflatable toys are rather straight forward in their name, they are adult toys that allow the user to inflate them. This offers a range of possibilities from new users to more advanced users because it allows for variations in the size, firmness, flexibility, and stiffness during use.
If you want to start out simple, slightly inflate the toy, gradually inflating as you’re more comfortable doing so. If you’re a seasoned anal enthusiast and want a quick stiff experience, inflate it all the way up and have at it.
What To Look For?
Although the features on inflatable butt plugs are fairly basic (pump action), there are still a couple key areas to focus on when shopping around. You want to avoid materials which may trigger allergic reactions, and size. Let’s take a deeper look.
This is possibly the most important when choosing any toy. First off, you want to avoid any materials you or the end-user is allergic too. Even if it’s a mild allergy, this lowers the level of enjoyment. Secondly, you want it to be easy to clean properly so it is safe to use again (or to share with a partner).
The most popular materials tend to be silicone because it is both easy to clean and low-risk for allergies. This is followed by hard plastics.
If you’re not allergic to Latex, this is another popular option.
The second key aspect to look for is overall size. Because these toys are inflatable it can offer some range here. However, you will need to remember even though there is some range to play with – you have to inflate it enough to be at least somewhat stiff or things get weird.
Girth is likely the main size you want to look at. If you are new to anal play, a smaller tipped toy is a best first-time experience. If you purchase a toy with a smaller tip that gets larger in girth towards the base it allows you to advance as your own pace, without investing in another toy.
Because they are inflatable, it offers lowered strains on your sphincter muscles located within the anus. Although anal may offer sexual pleasures, the anus has an ‘exit only’ design, and these type of toys help balance the enjoyment with safety.
Internal pressure is more even, which increases the pleasure you get as it massages sensitive nerve endings. As you inflate the toy, it applies even pressure throughout the anus.
Silent, but maximizes sexual comfort. This means if you are trying to be fully discreet with your activities, you can grab a standard inflatable or vibrating inflatable butt plug to increase the experience even more!
There are some downsides to using inflatable butt plugs, be it your standard or vibrating styles. Let’s take a look
First, the pump on them is important. However, some may be tricky to use (lack the length to be comfortable if trying to use it on your own. Also, the pump may feel flimsy and cheap on cheaper models.
The higher quality toys, like any other toy style, can get rather expensive.
Lovehoney Vibrating Inflatable Butt Plug
For those looking at the inflatable style while wanting strong vibrations, this one offers a customizable experience. You can increase girth using the hand pump, then switch it on when you’re ready for the vibrations or leave it off if you desire.
It is made from rubber, but contains latex. It is phthalate free. The base measures 2.5” with a 4.5” insertable length.
The name is quite a mouthful but it’s the only name that Love Honey should’ve used to accurate describe their product. This bad boy is a 4.5 inch butt plug, with a vibrator AND an inflation pump. You can already guess that this is a phenomenal product. But, we’re going to get into the facts and talk about what make this toy good and what make it bad. Let’s get into it.
- Well, obviously, the very first and best part of this toy is the fact that it’s inflatable and it has a vibrator. Things just don’t get cooler than that.
- The unique dual functionality of this toy means that it’s perfect for both beginner and pros alike.
- The toy has a slender-neck for easier and comfortable inserts.
- The pump can kick the toy up from 5 inches to 9 inches.
- The plug contains wired remote controllers to tune the settings of both the vibrator and the pump.
- It boasts an impressive length at 4.5 inches.
- The butt plug is made of rubber. However, there is no reason to be concerned, the rubber is high quality, non-porous and entirely phthalates-free.
- Waterproofing this toy would’ve just kicked it up a notch.
- The toy doesn’t offer adjustable temperature and cold rubber can sometimes be annoying.
- The motor could use a bit more power to it.
- Wired controllers aren’t highly appreciated during anal play. The wires just tangle up around your arms and legs which can be extremely annoying.
Anal Balloon Pump
The regular old anal butt plugs can get pretty boring after a little while. If you’re really looking to kick things up a notch and reach the next level of anal play, then the Anal Balloon Pump might be the best product for you.
The regular size of this pump is 2 inches insertable length and 2.5 inches in circumference and when fully inflated, the size can go up to 4 inches in insertable and 10.25 inches in circumference. That’s some pretty spectacular girth and if you’re a type of woman that’s looking for the feeling of fullness, then hands down, this is one of the most girthy pumps out there that and will do the job just fine.
The pump is pretty easy for beginners to use. If this is your first sex toy, you’re not going to have much problems since it’s not particularly rocket science or anything. Just squeeze the pump handle for inflation. Once you’re done, use the release value to get rid of the air for easy deflation.
The toy is made of non-porous, phthalates-free rubber material that is partly waterproof. The rubber isn’t really as smooth as you’d want it to be. But, that problem can be easily rectified by using some lubricant with the toy.
Cock Locker Large Inflatable Butt Plug
This one is designed towards those wanting to enjoy the feel of a real penis, but enjoy the ability of inflating for even pressure compared to other types of anal toys. It even includes the veins along the shaft for a realistic feel. It also has a simple release using a screw valve for deflation.
This toy is made from latex, so it is not for anyone with a latex allergy. It is phthalate free and water resistant (submersible).
At regular size it measures 6” insertable with a 5” circumference. When inflated, it is 7” insertable with a 12” circumference!