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Last updated: August 19, 2023
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Even though the word “inflatable” doesn’t sound sexy and inflatable butt plugs might look a bit scary, they actually allow you to slowly stretch your anal muscles and help to ease into bigger toys. If you get the right size plug and follow the instructions to a tee, you can actually have an amazing time.
We’ve considered a dozen products and narrowed the choices down to the 5 best inflatable plugs we coul find. The Lovehoney Vibrating Inflatable Butt Plug became our Editor’s choice. We made sure to pick electric-powered models as well as the ones that are powered manually. For electric-powered butt plugs, we considered the number of speed and vibration patterns they can offer. Lastly, we’ve picked products that don’t contain toxic materials because this can cause rashes and discomfort.
The Lovehoney Vibrating inflatable butt plug is our editor’s choice because of all the extra features it provides. This is a large tunnel plug made with durable soft plastic that’s phthalate-free. Although, it does have a latex coating so people who are allergic to this material may experience a reaction.
This hollow anal plug comes with a remote that provides easy control over the product. Use the remote control to change between vibrations. There’s also a pump attached to the device so you can inflate the butt plug easily.
Overall, the Lovehoney Vibrating inflatable butt plug is a silent device and it comes with an instruction manual so you know exactly how to operate it.
This anal tunnel plug is our best valued product. It’s made with a soft material so it’s comfortable to use. There is latex in the product so it may not be suitable for people who are allergic. On the other hand, it is phthalate-free so it’s a non-toxic sex toy.
The manual pump allows you to play around with size easily and at your own pace. This is a hollow device with a small tip for easy insertion.
To sum up, this isn’t a battery operated device so you can use it in water. Additionally, you can use water-based lubricants with the device but ensure it won’t damage the plastic.
What makes it stand out?
Can be submerged in water
Made with durable latex
The material is flexible
Length is 5.5 inches
The pump is easy to use
Insert length is 7.5 inches
Which disadvantages must you keep in mind?
The pump is too small
Sitting on the pipe is uncomfortable
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The Master Series Expand inflatable anal plug is another manual device on our list and it’s our budget pick. So if you’re looking for adult toys that are affordable this product is for you. This small tunnel plug has a tapered tip to make it easy to insert. The feel of the latex is smooth so it’s comfortable and you can use any lubricant with the product.
What’s more, the device has a pump that can inflate the device to the size you want. If you want to remove the device then use the quick-release button to deflate the plug. The cord that runs from the pump to the plug is long so you won’t have any trouble using the device solo.
Why is it special?
Made with durable plastic
It’s a manual device
This is water submersible
Insert length is 6 inches
What are the flaws?
The latex it’s made from is an allergen
Size is too small
Chosen by 5293 people in the past 30 days
Based on cross-platform reviews
Based on web analytics & content of negative reviews
This anal tunnel plug is nominated as our best realistic model. The device has a smooth finish that allows you to insert the butt plug easily. What’s more, it’s hollowed out for more comfort and you can inflate it to the size you want easily.
The pump on the device is large so you can inflate the hollow butt plug quickly. This pump can be removed so you can clean the device when you need to. The butt plug is made with phthalate-free materials so it’s safe to use. For improved comfort, pair it with your favorite water-based lubricant.
Overall this is a comfortable butt plug that’s easy to use and maintain. The device is also a gender-fluid item so it’s also a gay anal tunnel plug.
Here is another battery-powered device on our list that offers you the best vibration patterns. Use the remote control to switch between vibrations easily. You’ll also love that there are various vibration speeds for you to try. The plug is hollowed out and has a small tip so you can insert the device easily. Additionally, there’s a pump that allows you to inflate the plug at your own pace.
This inflatable hollow butt plug is made with durable plastic that has a smooth finish for more comfort. It’s safe to use with any lubricants but ensure it doesn’t damage your toy. This device is perfect to use solo or with a partner.
The butt plug isn’t waterproof but it works well without being submerged in water.
Why are we impressed?
Powered with two batteries
Made with durable material
The device is flexible
Insert length is 4.5inch
What negatives must you be aware of?
The pump is faulty
Things to Consider
Did you find an inflatable butt plug on our review list that you might like to buy? If you’re still unsure which product is the best for you then take a look at our buyer’s guide. In this section, we’ll go through all the features and specifications that you must look at before you make a buying decision.
But first, let’s take a look at the difference between inflatable and regular butt plugs.
Inflatable butt plugs vs. regular
A regular butt plug is a small device that comes in many shapes and sizes. These butt plugs can either be hollowed out or have materials inside to help keep its shape and structure. Be that as it may, inflatable butt plugs start out small and then you use a pump to enlarge the device.
When you buy an inflatable butt plug take a look at the size it can pump up to. You may want one that enlarges to a bigger size.
On the plus side, the pump of the butt plug allows you to customize the size of the device to suit your preference. All the butt plugs in our reviews are inflatable devices that come with a cord and pump for you to expand your toy.
Features to consider when choosing an inflatable butt plug
To get the most out of your tunnel plug there are specific features to look at before buying your device. This is because there may be some features you’ll enjoy and others you may not want. In this section we’ll be discussing what type of materials these tunnel plugs are made from, their length, circumference and power type. In order to pick your ideal tunnel butt plug, you may want to read this section carefully.
There are two power types to pick from: manual and battery-powered. Let’s take a look at the difference between the two types:
Battery-powered: A butt plug that’s battery-powered comes with a remote. Typically devices that come with a remote control are able to vibrate. You can use this remote control to switch between vibration patterns and speeds. The downside to battery-powered butt plugs is that they aren’t waterproof. However, they provide improved stimulation without the need for water. Additionally, you can still use lubricants with these butt plugs. If you’re looking for an easy to use product then you may enjoy our editor’s choice which is the Lovehoney Vibrating inflatable butt plug.
Manual powered: A butt plug that’s manually powered doesn’t come with a remote control. You have to manually use the pump to inflate your butt plug. There are many benefits to this such as expanding your butt plug at your own pace and they’re waterproof. If you want a manually powered butt plug then take a look at Master Series Expand inflatable anal plug on our review list. This device has a large pump so you can inflate your plug to the size you want quickly.
Speeds and patterns
A tunnel anal plug will only have variable speeds and vibration patterns if it’s a battery operated device. If you select a battery-operated butt plug you’ll have the advantage of selecting between the vibration patterns and speeds you want.
The vibration patterns may move the butt plug in different motions after insertion. Use the remote control to pick the vibration pattern you like. What’s more, you can use the remote to change the speed of the vibration. So if you want to start off slow and increase the vibration the remote control will allow you to gradually do so.
There are four materials commonly used to make inflatable butt plugs. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each of these four materials:
Latex: This type of material is the most commonly used product to make inflatable plugs. It’s a flexible material that can expand to bigger sizes without getting damaged. The finish is smooth to make insertion easy and latex works well with any type of lubricant. However, latex is an allergen so if you’re allergic to this type of material you may have a negative reaction. Nevertheless, latex has non-toxic properties. If you prefer to use latex products then pick the Deluxe Wonder Plug on our review list.
Silicone: Anal plugs made from silicone are comfortable to use and they’re easy to clean because it’s a non-porous material. A silicone tunnel plug offers a more realistic feel because it has a soft texture that won’t cause discomfort.
PVC: This type of material is more rigid and not as flexible as latex or silicone. The stiff material makes it difficult for the device to expand to its full size, so it’s best suited for standard butt plugs.
Jelly: Tunnel plugs made from jelly are flexible and easier to insert. Butt plugs made with jelly are suitable for people who’re new to using these devices. Some products that are made from jelly material may contain other harmful materials. Therefore it’s best that you select either silicone or latex products.
All the products in our review list are made with latex except for the Lovehoney Vibrating inflatable butt plug which is made with plastic. Ensure you look for a product that doesn’t contain toxic materials because this can cause rashes and discomfort.
The circumference of the butt plug must be small at first to make insertion easier. So always pick a small circumference device as opposed to a huge tunnel plug.
An inflatable butt plug will start off with a standard size of 2″ to 3″. When the butt plug is inflated it will expand between 7″ and 8″. Some people prefer plugs that can expand to larger sizes such as 12″. It all depends on your preference.
The insertion length of the butt plugs ranges between 5″ and 10″ long. For a newbie, the 5″ length is a comfortable length. On the flip side, if you have experience with butt plugs you’ll have a choice of various lengths to pick from.
It’s important to check the length of your butt plug first before you buy it. Shorter devices may not work for you or the longer plugs may be too uncomfortable to use. So ensure you pick the length you feel will be the right fit for you.
Inflatable butt plugs are typically made from a flexible material. You want a plug that’s easy to insert and you can only do that if the material is flexible. Additionally, flexible materials work well if the plug vibrates and moves. Another reason why inflatable plugs must be flexible is that it expands better. Stiff materials don’t work well for inflatable devices.
For extra flexibility, inflatable butt plugs are hollow which also makes it easy to insert and expand.
Inflatable butt plugs are safe to use if you pick the correct sizes, lengths and materials. It’s important to select a butt plug that’s made with non-toxic materials. If you buy a toy made with latex, ensure you’re not allergic to the material.
The best hollow butt plug on our list is our editor’s choice which is the Lovehoney Vibrating inflatable butt plug. This device is made with durable materials and it comes with a remote control that allows you to change between various vibration patterns.
If you’re looking for a butt plug with a large circumference to start with then you’ll like our best valued item, the Cock Locker Large Inflatable Butt Plug. This large butt plug is made with latex that has a smooth feel. It comes with a manual pump so you can customize the size of the inflation at your own pace