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Snug as a Plug - Backdoor Business Part 3.

Snug as a Plug - Backdoor Business Part 3.
By Lili Hornyai 1 years ago 3607 Views No comments

Have you ever faced a tough customer enquiry? A difficult question about a product that you didn’t really know anything about? Wanted to write an awesome product description but didn’t really know where to start? In this blog series, we will collect some handy information for you on product types, their uses and functions and different kinks that you can – or might already – cater to.

Our newest series will cover the emerging trend of anal play and the bestselling products you can offer to your customers who are looking to get into some backdoor play – whether they want to experience their first prostate massage assisted orgasm or they want to push their limits with anal stretching or double penetration. We will cover the taboo-breaking emergence of pegging as well as the best ways to lubricate and remain hygienic when indulging in bum-pleasures.

This is the third entry to a 5-part series about anal play, you can view our first post about prostate massage here, the second part about pegging here, or watch this space for the next entry to be posted next week!

Butt Plugs

A bread-and-butter kind of product in the sex toy industry, the butt plug has been around for more than a hundred years. Since the late 1800s butt plugs were first sold as rectal dilators and were only available by prescription in drugstores. These were advertised only for medical purposes; it is unclear when and where the first butt plug was sold for pleasure, but it was most likely in the world’s first bricks-and-mortar sex toy store in Germany in the 1960s.

With the persevering taboo that still surrounds butt stuff, it is easy to forget why anal sex is so pleasurable for both men and women. There’s a myriad of nerve endings around the anal opening that are extremely sensitive and easily aroused by massage and stimulation making the whole area an insta-erogenous zone. As a forbidden territory in most people’s psyche, relaxing the pelvic muscles with a bit of anal play can prepare both the body and the mind to be more receptive to pleasure. Men can derive further enjoyment from internal prostate massage as the prostate gland is located about 3-4 inches inside the rectum and so it is easy to reach and stimulate with the insertion of a finger or anal sex toys. You can find out a lot more about prostate massage in our first anal play blog entry, here.

In terms of their shape, usually butt plugs come with a tapered tip for easy insertion, and a flared base to prevent the plug from “travelling” up the rectum. Once the plug is inserted, the sphincter muscles close on the slimmer neck part and hold the toy in place, therefore many plugs can be worn for extended periods of time and during intercourse. Worn during penetrative sex by women, butt plugs can create a feeling of tightness in the vagina enhancing a male partner’s pleasures while simultaneously putting more pressure on the back of the vagina wall increasing sensations and resulting in more powerful orgasms.

Anal plugs come in a variety of shapes, colours, sizes and styles so your customers might need some help in selecting the right one for their needs and experience level. Here are the most important differences and points to consider when advising a customer looking for a suitable butt plug:

Size

Loving Joy Finger Fun

There are really slim, finger-wide plugs available for beginners such as the Loving Joy Finger Fun Mini Butt Plug or BASIX Mini Butt Plug. These are ideal for novice anal exploration as they don’t stretch the anus and can be inserted without any discomfort or extensive preparation. Of course, lubrication is still a must still. For those who want to

Doc Johnson American Bombshell Shellshockincrease the size of their plugs gradually, you can offer a three-plug set like the Loving Joy Triple Dip or the COLT Anal Trainer Kit as these will allow them to take things slowly and find out what size they prefer the most. You can also cater to customers who believe that bigger is better and interested in extreme anal stretching; the Doc Johnson American Bombshell range should give them the large size they are after and then some.


Material

Svakom Primo Remote Control Warming Butt Plug

Silicone is currently the most popular material for butt plugs (and for sex toys in general) as it offers a smooth, soft and seamless texture that is safe for anal play and easy to clean with hot water. High end brands like Adrien Lastic, Svakom, Rocks Off and LELO all offer silky smooth silicone plugs so your customers can satisfy their need for luxury with those ranges. However, other materials have their

Precious Metals Silver Anal Plug

benefits too, glass and metal, for example, is perfect for temperature play as they can be either heated up or cooled down to experiment with new sensations. They also offer a firmer, weightier feeling that can enhance and amplify pleasure for both men and women by putting more pressure on internal erogenous zones. The exquisite Precious Metal anal plugs come in a variety of sizes, so even beginners can start out with a metal toy and add some bling for their bums.


Texture

Precious Metals Ribbed Gold Anal Plug

Most anal plugs have a smooth surface that is ergonomically designed to provide comfortable insertion and to fit anatomically even for extended play sessions. Ribbed plugs (and anal beads) on the other hand, are great for moving in and out as extra layers of sensations and pleasure is created by the passing of each rib, ridge or bead. Furthermore, removing the beads in the moment of climax can create an intense sensation and highly pleasurable muscle contractions. Other plugs can pose a bigger challenge for anal enthusiasts upon insertion by having a more bulbous, wider head rather than the common tapered tip and there are also penis shaped plugs, for fans of the phallic form.


Special Features

Adrien Lastic Little Rocket Remote Control Butt Plug

While non-vibrating plugs are ideal for extended wear as they are stable, non-distracting and can prevent overstimulation, vibrating plugs seem to dominate the market at the moment with toys offering various speed and function settings to tease, please and buzz consumers to intense orgasms. Toys like the Adrien Lastic Little Rocket, the Svakom Primo or the Rocks Off Petite Sensations Plug promise intense anal stimulation with rumbling, deeply satisfying vibrations and beginner friendly sizes.


Electrastim Noir Rocker Electro Butt Plug

There are also inflatable plugs made of a flexible – mostly latex – material that can be expanded once inside for a more filling, stretching sensation and squirting plugs that can squeeze fluids into the rectum simulating the feeling of ejaculation. Erotic electrostimulation offers a huge variety of accessories to play around with so it is no surprise that you can find electro-butt plugs too, such as the Electrastim Noir Rockers.

Nasstoys Rounded Silicone Butt Plug With Tail


Butt plugs can also become decorative and fun accessories in the bedroom whether they feature a jewelled base or a tail. These toys reward the wearer with anal pleasure, but also their partner with exquisite, exciting and amusing visuals. Tail plugs such as the soon-to-be launching Furry Fantasy range are perfect for animal role play but they can spice up any customer’s bedroom antics with some added playfulness and power exchange dynamics.


Pro Tip: As with all types of anal play, it’s essential that your customer doesn’t leave without a good anal lube if they purchased a butt plug. The YES But lube is a perfect accompaniment as it provides long lasting lubrication and its formula includes plant oil to create a thicker, entirely natural gel. The Lubido Anal Lubricant and Sliquid's Sassy are also great options for the aspiring anal explorer!


That concludes our third entry about Anal Play, but don’t forget to check back soon for our next post about Double Penetration.

Have any suggestions about what we should cover next? Struggling with any product type specifically? Have any feedback on this guide? Let us know in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you!