Sex keeps evolving every day with new activities and toys being introduced; the introduction of anal beads, butt plugs, dildos, strap-ons, etc. all bring pleasure and exciting sex life. The butt hole is another organ in the body that can be stimulated for great anal play.
There are different things you need to know as a beginner if you decide to dive into the exciting anal world; it goes beyond the great feeling you hear or read about. You need to prepare yourself physically and mentally before sticking anal beads into your rectum.
Before you try anal play, below is everything you need to know about using anal beads.
- 1 What are anal beads?
- 2 Difference between a butt plug and anal beads
- 3 Types of anal beads
- 4 Getting ready for anal play
- 5 Tips for anal play
- 5.1 Learn to use anal lube
- 5.2 Use lubes compatible with your anal beads
- 5.3 Begin slowly
- 5.4 Don’t use the same beads for your vaginal area
- 5.5 Use towels under you and keep wet wipes close
- 5.6 Use condoms if you are sharing the beads
- 5.7 Time beads removal to sync with orgasm
- 5.8 Wash your beads immediately after use
What are anal beads?
Anal beads are a type of sex toy that are used either alone or with a partner to enhance orgasms. The anal beads are similar to small light bulbs attached to a string with a grip on the end.
The grip at the end of the beads is to allow for easy removal after insertion. The beads are for insertion into the anus and are known for stimulating the sensitive nerves located at the entrance of the anus, increasing sexual pleasure.
Difference between a butt plug and anal beads
Where anal beads are used for stimulating the nerve endings of your anus during the insertion and removal process, butt plugs are used to create internal fullness and pressure. Butt plugs can also be used when preparing yourself or a partner for penetrative anal sex, they are inserted and meant to remain in place, unlike anal beads which you move in and out of the anus.
Also, butt plugs are shorter than dildos which have a large flared end to keep them inside the anus.
Types of anal beads
There are various types of materials used for making anal beads, but as a beginner, it is advised that you use anal beads made from silicone materials. Avoid buying cheap and crappy anal toys to prevent infecting yourself after use as your beads can have lingering poop on them.
Also, the silicone material is body-safe, nonporous, and easy to clean. You only need mild soap and warm water for cleaning.
Getting ready for anal play
As a beginner, you might think all you have to do is get your beads and begin to have fun, but that is not the case. Before you begin anal play, it’s important that you douche. The anal beads might not go in so deep on your first trial — and they might — but you will get comfortable over time and begin experimenting with more balls.
It is not uncommon for beads to come out with faeces on them during anal play considering the location, but douching helps to reduce such. When you douche, you use a douche or an enema with only water to clean out your rectum.
Tips for anal play
Learn to use anal lube
When trying out anal play both as a newbie or an expert, lubrication is as important as the beads. Unlike the vagina, the anus cannot lubricate itself. When applying the lube, be quite generous in the application as this will keep your inside moist for the beads and prevent friction.
Use lubes compatible with your anal beads
Another important thing to note is using lubricants compatible with your beads. Each anal bead comes with its own manual to tell you what type of lube to apply. If your beads are made of silicone material, use only silicone lube. Other types of material like glass or steel will require other types of lube.
As a first time anal player, you want to start your exploration slowly to allow your body to loosen up and adjust to the foreign object pushing in — just like your first time as a virgin if you are a female.
Don’t use the same beads for your vaginal area
If you enjoy beads stimulation and would want to use beads both in your anus and vagina, do not use the same beads for both places because of the risk of infection. You can pick up an infection from your butt hole and transfer it to your vagina. Buy two separate beads and never interchange them.
Use towels under you and keep wet wipes close
The butt hole is messy and anal sex will bring that out. You might have poop coming out as a reaction to the stimulation but know it’s normal — it comes with the territory. Instead of changing your towels every time you use your beads, put a towel underneath you to soak it all up. Also, you want to wipe off with wet wipes immediately after you are done.
Use condoms if you are sharing the beads
It’s preferable to have your own beads but if you can’t and must share, ensure you put a condom over the beads to prevent getting sexually transmitted diseases.
Time beads removal to sync with orgasm
The best part of anal is when you can pull out the beads just when you are climaxing. The extra sensation from your anus will give you a mind-blowing orgasm.
Wash your beads immediately after use
Caring for your anal beads properly means you will keep bacteria at bay. Ensure you wash your beads immediately after use with warm water and mild soap to wash off all the bacteria and poop that might have stuck to it.
Anal play can be enjoyed by everyone, you just need to be patient during your first try.