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Trying out Anal? These are the top toys for beginners!

  • 3 min read

So you’ve decided to try out a new experience? An anal adventure?

This is exciting! And a little bit scary, we know. Maybe you’ve already tried a little probing with a finger, and you know there are some delicious feelings but you’re still not sure. Maybe you haven’t even gone near the naughty bit yet.

Well, we’re here to help get you on track for some anal awesomeness! Let’s start with a quick look at anatomy. Your anus (yep, we all have them) is surrounded by two rings of muscle: the internal and external sphincters. The external sphincter is no problem; you should be able to squeeze and release it fairly easily. The internal sphincter is another story.

That guy likes to stay tight, and it isn’t too keen to let things in there. Never mind, though, because that whole area is full of erotic nerve endings that just love a bit of sexy stimulation and, with a little tantalising training, the internal sphincter will play along happily. Take it easy to start with.

Your essential toolkit should have tons of anal lube included. Not desensitising lube, please! The last thing you want is not to feel the wonderful erotic sensations that are the whole point of anal sex. But, also: numbing lubes and sprays can prevent you from feeling when something is wrong. The fragile skin inside the anus can tear if it isn’t treated with care, so keep it lubed and stop immediately if you feel something is wrong. Have no fear though: with patience and lube, and some practice, you’ll be having amazing anal with no problem!

Top Toys for Bottom Training

To help you get started, we’ve picked out some of the top anal toys. From beginner butt plugs that will feel super-comfy (and surprisingly sexy), to probers to get you in the mood, here they are:

Pleasure Intensified Silicone Anal Beads

Pleasure Intensified Silicone Anal Beads


Start out with anal beads to get used to the sensation of having something in your anus. Ultra-cute Pleasure Intensified Anal Beads will help to lighten the mood, and is perfectly sized for beginners to experience the bliss of popping those beads out as you orgasm.

Anni Round Jewel Butt Plug

Anni Round Jewel Butt Plug


The Anni Round butt plug is perfectly shaped for anal comfort, with a small tapered head and narrow shaft. Even a total anal novice won't be intimidated by the small size, and the Swarovski crystal adds a touch of class to your ass.

Malesation Silicone Butt Plug

Malesation Silicone Butt Plug


Tapered to a point, with a flared base for safety, the Malesation Butt Plug is a soft and body-safe silicone that's comfortable to wear but firm enough to hold its shape. Choose from small, medium or large as your training progresses.

Pjur Back Door Comfort Water Anal Glide

Pjur Back Door Lubricant


We weren't kidding about the lube! You need good lube, and lots of it, to ensure fun anal play. Pjur Back Door is water-based to protect your silicone toys, and it's been specially formulated to make your back door experience that much smoother and silkier.

Njoy Pure Anal Plugs

NJoy Pure Anal Plugs
It's no secret that, at Matilda's, we're big fans of the NJoy range. They're beautifully designed, high-quality toys. Our favourite thing about the Pure plugs is that they come in three sizes and weights, so you can graduate from anal school at a pace that suits you. Plus, they're beautifully shaped for comfortable all-day wear.

Fun Factory Bootie Anal Plug

Fun Factory Bootie Anal Plug

The Fun Factory Bootie anal plug is widely acclaimed as one of the best beginner anal plugs, and a hot favourite for the guys. The awesome shaping hits the prostate perfectly to prove once and for all the joy of anal play, while the stopper adds extra sensation on the perineum.