Once-taboo anal sex is edging into the mainstream among heterosexual couples. Unlike penis-in-vagina sex, anal sex inspires lots of fear-mongering and myths.
Why not try an anal beads? They’re really another great toy to have in your bedroom arsenal. In case you’re not familiar with them or have been a little nervous to ask, anal beads are a series of shapes (usually round) that are on a long string. At the end of the string is a stopper to help you insert the beads and pull them out when you’re done.
For those of you that have organically found yourself googling "anal beads" in the depths of incognito mode possibly hoping to find butt jewelry. Sorry, but anal beads are not free-floating pendants for your rectum. Rather, the sex toy gets its name from the bulbs attached to a cord, resembling beads on a string. The cord makes retrieval easy, which is important as much of the sensation associated with anal beads is actually in the removal. Sometimes each bead gradually increases in size going up the string, and sometimes the beads are all the same size. If you’re curious about the best non-accessory of the butt play world, read on and find out more with Fapdale!
Anal beads provide pleasure through stimulating the erogenous zone in your anus. The anal beads stimulate the anal sphincter muscles when moved in and out. You can use them to enhance your orgasm or just to add new sensations to the mix.
Anal beads are not the as same as a butt plug. A butt plug is intended to stay inside once inserted, while anal beads provide pleasure by being moved in and out.
All above is what else you need to know about anal beads, plus how to actually use them if you’re ready to take the plunge. Here you go!
1. Start slow & small
Don’t go straight to penetration. Teasing the outside of your anus before you actually dive in. Then, take slow, deep breaths. Slow in and slow out! Be gentle with your anal tissues since the anus does not create its own lubrication and too much friction can cause tearing. When you do insert the beads, keep in mind that it shouldn’t hurt.
Start small! A set of anal beads will normally start small, with each bead gradually getting larger and larger. For beginners, please try with just three or four small to medium beads. You don't have to make any promises your anus can't keep.
2. Lube is key
Your anus doesn’t make its own lubrication, then make sure you use a good silicone lube. But if your beads are also silicone, use a slippery water-based lube or you can use a condom over them as silicone on silicone is a bad idea.
3. Do it on your own first
Play with your own butt in the shower or add a lubed finger from behind while you masturbate. Learn to feel your internal and external sphincters and practice squeezing and relaxing them around your lubed finger.
4. Silicone is more friendly for beginners
Silicone is safe and gentle on your body, and it’s also non-porous, so it doesn’t harbor bacteria. Plus, silicone is easy to clean, all you really need is mild soap and warm water. Anal beads are also available with more rigid beads, like a stainless steel or glass wand, but silicone is usually a less intimidating option for beginners.
5. Go solo & over-communicate when you use anal beads with a partner
There's a lot less pressure when it's just you. If you do try anal beads with a partner, make sure everyone has discussed it beforehand and that both of you are comfortable. Feedback is crucial, then your partner knows exactly what feels good in terms of depth, pressure, angle, and movements. If something feels off, speak up ASAP.
6. Try vibration
It is a good choise to use a vibrating anal beads for added sensation, or placing a small bullet vibrator on the flared base of your anal beads, or around the tissues of your anus.Vibration can help your sphincter muscles relax and tease your backdoor for stronger and longer-lasting orgasms which will bring you the ultimate satisfaction.
7. Thoroughly wash your toys afterwards
Your butt has plenty of bacteria, and yeah, that bacteria is going to get on your beads. So that, proper cleaning is a must. Thoroughly washing your beads with warm water and soap after every use and allowing them to dry before you store them. Make sure don't let that stuff sit around.
Since anal beads can be worn hands-free, you can use your free hands for other erotic matters. Masturbate with a toy, play with your nipples, get handsy with a partner, or more! You can also wear anal beads during penetrative sex, they can provide an "extra pleasurable sensation or both partners." Then, just enjoy!