Features to consider when choosing a jewel butt plug
Though you may think one butt plug is as good as another, there are a few features that you may want to check out. This will ensure that you’re getting exactly what you want in a new toy.
Though they are all used for the same purpose, the design can vary from one jewel butt plug to another. These pieces, also referred to as princess plugs, due to the pretty jewel at the end, can come in a wide variety of colors. They can be basic black, like the Power Gem Rechargeable Vibrating Silicone Butt Plug, or be a fun color like pink or purple. The jewels can also vary in color, so you can pick whatever you like in this area.
The shape of the piece can also vary from plug to plug. They usually have a tapered end for easy insertion, with a thinner neck and a wide base to keep it from slipping out when you’re in the middle of some sexual adventures. Bases can also come in a few different shapes, from regular rounded ones to fun heart-shaped bases like the ones on the Luxe Jewelled Butt Plug Set.
Insertable length and circumference
There are a few sizes when it comes to these types of toys. Though those experienced with anal play can try out the larger pieces, beginners need to start small, getting used to the piece inserted in their bottom before moving onto a larger piece.
The insertable length refers to the bulbed end on the butt plug that is actually inside you, mainly the area below the neck. The circumference is the measurement around this inserted area. These two should correspond to create beginner, medium, and large sizes.
The small jewel butt plugs have an insertable length of 2-3 inches, with a circumference of about 2 inches. Mediums are about 4-5 inches for insertable length and circumferences of 3 inches. The largest ones are 6 inches or more for insertable length and more than 3 inches for the circumference, though you should be careful with this to be sure you aren’t damaging your rectum by trying to use a plug that is too big for your body to handle. Start small and work your way up. You can also try out a set, like the Luxe Jewelled Butt Plug Set, so you have a few sizes to go through when you’re ready.
The overall length of the piece is measured from the tip to the base. As well as the insertable length, this also includes the neck, which should be thin enough to allow your rectum to close comfortably and hold the piece in place, and the base that sits on the outside of your body.
The overall length varies, depending on the length of the neck and the insertable length. If you look at the insertable length, the overall length is usually about 0.5 inches longer. Of course, there are some exceptions, like the Power Gem Rechargeable Vibrating Silicone Butt Plug, which as an overall length of about 1.5 inches longer than the insertable length.
There are a few different material options that you can choose from when picking a new jewel butt plug. No matter which one you choose, you shouldn’t have to worry about any irritation or allergic reactions, but you do need to think about your comfort. Some people prefer a softer piece, while others need a firm one to really enjoy the experience.
Silicone is one option for these types of toys. The models using this type of material are a bit more flexible, moving with your body to provide more comfort, especially if you’re wearing them when out for the evening or even doing chores around the house. This material is safe on sensitive skin as well. The downside with this type of material is that it needs to be used with water-based lubricants. Any other type can damage the silicone, making your new toy unusable.
Metal is another good choice for princess plugs. These are quite firm, so you may not want to use them for hours at a time since they can get uncomfortable after a while. They do have an advantage over the silicone models, though. Pieces like the Lovehoney Jeweled Heart Metal Beginner’s Butt Plug can be used with any type of lubricant that you like since they won’t react negatively with the material.
Though we haven’t included any in our reviews, glass jewel butt plugs are another option. These are similar to the metal ones in firmness and lubricant use, plus the glass catches the light, creating a pretty piece that sparkles between your cheeks.