How to properly use anal stretchers
There are several reasons why people are into anal stretching. For some, it is just some kink that gives them sexual pleasure when their booty is stretched beyond their comfort zone. Other people use anal stretchers to modify their butts. If you are into anal play then you may have noticed that some people’s anus looks different after regular anal stimulation. This is not necessarily a bad thing. You can use an anal stretcher in this way if you are into body modification. Anal gaping is also another reason why you should get an anal stretcher, if you are into that sort of thing. Gaping is when your anus is wide open and this can be pleasurable for some or a precursor to some mind-blowing anal sex. Despite your reasons for getting an anal stretcher, here are some tips to help you use it properly;
- Know your body- It is important that you understand your pleasure and pain points before you get into this advanced activity. You may want to experiment with your fingers and other sex toys first. Experiencing sexual pleasure from booty may be a totally new experience and you may want to know your body before you start anal stretching.
- Have everything ready before anal play– Like most forms of solo play, you may want to get everything ready beforehand. Some of the common things you may need include a puppy pad, all your toys, paper towels, lubricant, and a washcloth if necessary. Remember to also bring out all your erotic content too, if you need it.
- Lubrication– It is important to lubricate your toy thoroughly before you begin any form of anal play. It is even more important to lubricate your toy and booty when anal stretching. Make sure you use the right amount of lube (depending on your anal stretcher) and don’t be scared to use lots of it.
- Take it slowly– Once the toy is well lubricated, you can proceed to insert it slowly. Ensure that you take it slowly and that your body is relaxed. Your body will stretch beyond its limits if you are in a warm and cozy mental and physical environment. Being aroused helps too! Unlike anal sex where the size of the penis is constant, anal stretchers get enlarged at the base. Slowly slide in the anal stretcher until you feel pressure and let the toy rest.
- Wiggle the toy and feel free to orgasm– Once your body has reached its limit, you can wiggle the anal stretcher to feel pleasure. You can also slowly pull out and insert the toy back to the same depth for pleasure. After that you are free to orgasm or save your sexual energy for another time.
Safety tips for butt stretching
It is not uncommon to push your body to new limits when exploring some new kinks. And you can also go overboard with anal stretching.
One of the biggest risk of anal play or stretching is developing microtears on your anus. Having these tears exposes your body to infections even if you clean your toys thoroughly. To avoid this, do not head into anal sex too quickly and take your time before you go all out. There is also a danger of hemorrhoids if you stretch you anal muscles beyond its limit too soon.
Never ignore any sharp pain that you experience when stretching your anus. Back off immediately you experience any sharp pain. If your body feels better after that then you can resume your anal play. However, you should stop if you still feel some tinge of pain after resting for some time. Anal stretching gives you some intense feelings but you should never tolerate any sharp pain. Experiencing this sharp pain is the way your body tells you that you have gone too far.
Avoid anal stretching when you experience soreness for several days. Although a bit of soreness is normal after a day or two of anal play, anything after this may mean you went too far. If this happens, just take a rest for a couple of days before resuming your stretching routine.
Lastly, never expedite your anal stretching routine. Don’t do it too quickly and you will learn your pleasure points or how your body processes stretching. After this, you can start to push your limits.
How to pick the best anal stretchers
Finding the best anal stretcher is easy when you know what to look out for before buying. Luckily, we took some time to explore some of the features that you should consider before making the final decision. These include
There are different types of anal stretchers with each having their own uses and benefits. Dilators like Inspire Silicone Dilator Training Set or Size Matters Magnum Ease-In Anal Dilator Kit are quite basic. They take a tubular shape but are smooth for easy penetration. Dilators are often sold in sets of five or more stretchers of different sizes. You can start with the small size and work your way up.
Some anal stretchers take the form of a butt plug. They are often efficient since they have a narrow head and widen at the middle before tapering down. Butt plugs like Doc Johnson Titanmen are easy to insert and comfortable even during sex. The flared base prevents the dildo from being sucked in. The last thing you want is to have such an embarrassing incident at the ER. Inflatable anal stretchers like Cock Locker Inflatable Penis Butt Plug can be inserted and inflated while inside the anus.
Silicone is arguably one of the safest materials that manufacturers use when making anal stretchers. Silicone toys like the Inspire Silicone Dilator Training Set are odorless, non-porous, and most importantly, hypoallergenic. A porous material is not only difficult to clean but may also foster the growth of bacteria. Other materials that are common in sex toys include ABS, latex, soft plastic, hard plastic, and PVC. Choosing the wrong material may not only be difficult to clean but it will also present some safety risks.
Most anal stretchers have a pretty similar shape but the girth is where things get interesting. You can choose a stretcher with the same girth throughout like Cock Locker Inflatable Penis Butt Plug. Alternatively, you can choose an anal stretcher with ranging girth. For example, the Doc Johnson Titanmen takes a conical shape with a circumference ranging from 2.5 inches to 8.5 inches.
With regards to insertable length, you also want an anal stretcher that you can handle. If you are a beginner then we recommend getting a stretcher with a small insertable length like the Perfect Fit Tunnel Anal Plug. You can also opt for the smallest dildo in the Inspire Silicone Dilator Training Set. If you are experienced at anal play then a stretcher with a longer insertable length like Cock Locker Inflatable Penis Butt Plug is perfect.
When it comes to buying a sex toy, you should choose one that is safe for your body. It is not uncommon to find sex toys or anal stretchers made of material that may cause harm to your body. When you use a sex toy with allergens, you risk developing some allergic reactions. Luckily, many manufacturers are now making allergen-free anal stretchers that all people can use despite their allergies. Size Matters Magnum Ease-In Anal Dilator Kit is a great example of an allergen-free anal stretcher that we reviewed.
Would you like a waterproof or a submersible anal stretcher? If you would love to try out your anal stretcher in the bath tub then you should pick a waterproof toy like Cock Locker Inflatable Penis Butt Plug. Alternatively, you can also use a submersible plug in the shower. A waterproof sex toy is also durable as it will not likely be corroded by water.
If you are in the market for a sex toy then you should start with a flexible anal stretcher. Flexibility ensures that the toy will not harm you even you insert it in the wrong way or assume the wrong position during anal play. It is worth noting that the flexibility of the anal plug will most often depend on the materials used. For example, anal stretchers made from silicone or rubber are often soft and flexible. However, you can opt for a more rigid anal stretcher like the Size Matters Magnum Ease-In Anal Dilator Kit. These are often suitable for direct simulation of the G-spot/the prostate or if you crave something hard in your ass.
The overall quality of a sex toy depends on a couple of things. For example, a good quality anal stretcher should be made from a nice and safe material like silicone. It should also have smooth edges to ensure that it enters your anus without any problems. Reputable brands such as Doc Johnson are also known to create quality sex toys. Of course, this does not mean that other brands do not have quality products. Only that these popular brands have been in existence for longer and have created a reputation based on their good quality merchandise.