The Best Butt Plugs:
According To Our Readers (& Our Favorites)

Written by: Don Watson | Updated: January 10th, 2019

I'm not going to lie, and I'm also not afraid to say it. I love butt plugs. For most of my life I didn't even want to look at one much less hold one in my hands, but after some very liberating sexual experiences in my late 20s courtesy of my dearly beloved, I became fully on board with anal play.

It didn't seem like something I'd ever like at first, I mean, the butt is a one-way passageway, isn't it? Not if you want a full understanding of your body and sexuality inside it out, it isn't. At least that's how I feel about these guys. 

Sure, there were some preconceived notions I had to hop over before I was able to fully get into the sensations, but now I'm convinced. As a male with an above average sex drive, I enjoy the feelings offered when I'm using one of these marvelous toys. The best ones can even tickle my prostate, and who doesn't enjoy an earth-shattering orgasm that makes you have to catch your breath once its all said and done?

That's why I'd like to share my list of favorite butt plugs that I think are the best in the business. Before I get into that, there are a few things I need to go over first.

The Best Butt Plugs We've Tried

The Lovense Hush - My Personal Favorite

This is the cream of the crop out of all of the butt plugs I've ever laid my hands on. It's completely waterproof and made from 100% medical grade silicone.

With a diameter of 1.5 inches and a total length of 4.76 inches (3.8 being insertable), it's an intermediate level butt plug that is still welcoming enough for a beginner because of the amount of give on the silicone exterior. Insertion is a breeze and one design aspect I think is underrated is the addition of small grooves on the handle that help to trap excess lube to make removal easy when it comes time for that.

On top of it all this isn't your average butt plug, it's equipped with an extremely powerful vibrating motor that you can fine tune using your smartphone. It has one of the most customizable and interactive apps out of any of the sex toys I've tried, the patterns you can make are theoretically infinite and you can even sync it to music if you'd like. Personally, I like the medium setting the best.

Add that to the small yet sturdy stem that stays in place without causing discomfort and you have yourself a winning butt plug.


The We-Vibe Ditto - Runner-Up

The Ditto is my runner up, it's what I like to pick whenever I want the kind of loving that's more gentle and tender as opposed to the more forceful Hush. Made from body-safe silicone as well, the Ditto is a lot in a little package.

If you're really worried about putting a large toy inside of you then the Ditto is a great place to start and work your way up from. With only three inches of insertable length and a diameter at the widest point of about 1.2 inches, it's perfect for anal amateurs to get a feel for if this is the kind of thing for them. 

What I appreciate most about the Ditto is how many different ways there are to take control of the situation. Whether you want to change the device through buttons on the toy, a standalone remote control, or through an app on your phone, you're covered. I can't tell you how many butt plugs I've seen that really didn't think through how they expect their users to control the device once it's been inserted, so I was really thankful We-Vibe gave me tons of different options.

It's small enough to not be intimidating but big enough to fit snugly inside the bum and deliver whatever kind of vibration you're looking for, rumbly or shaky.


Corkscrew Vibrating Butt Plug by Honey Adult Play

It's safe to assume that not everybody is ready to go with the luxury butt plugs listed earlier in this article, they are a bit of an investment that are great fits for those who already know they want a top of the line plug, but what about those who just want to get their feet wet and see if it's for them?

That's where the Corkscrew fits in nicely. If you don't want to drop a lot of money and want a very bare bones vibrating anal plug experience, the Corkscrew is a good fit because even if you end up not wanting to use it as a butt plug again you can take out the vibrating portion and use it as a bullet vibrator instead. It's relatively small, you can take out the bullet vibrator and fit your finger inside the silicone sleeve, so you are more than likely going to want to move up to a bigger size if you end up liking what's on offer.

It's a completely minimal experience, there's one setting, a 1.5 hour battery life, and it's completely waterproof. It's the most risk-free way from a physical and financial aspect to check our anal play for yourself.


Hisonlee Anal Plug Set - The Best Option For Beginners

I personally like these ones a lot more than my wife does, since they tend to tickle my prostate in a way that makes me go absolutely bananas.

Made from silicone and comes with four sizes of plugs than range from 4.8 inches to 6 inches total with a diameter variance of 1 to 1.6 inches, it's mainly billed as a way to train yourself to work up to anal sex but I like how these plugs work on their own. They're relatively novel as far as butt plug shape goes. Most are the typical bulb with the widest point being somewhere near the top, but this one the widest point is in the middle.

The difference this makes for me is that they're all extremely comfortable, even the bigger ones, because the widest point never really goes that far inside of me. The feeling of fullness with the biggest one is something else, I'll tell you that much.


Anal Sex Trainer 3 Piece Set

As exciting as all of these newfangled vibrating butt plugs are, there are times when I like to go back to basics and just slip in a wearable butt plug that I don't have to worry about recharging.

When I'm in that mood, I reach for one of three of these Eastern Delights butt plugs. I'm not a huge fan of the huge jewel on the bottom, but my wife thinks they're cute in a weird kind of way and I figured I wouldn't really be seeing much of them while they are in use anyways.

The lengths of the three sizes are 2.9'', 3.3'', and 3.9'', respectively. As far as their diameters go they are 1.3'', 1.4'', and 1.8''. So the biggest one is extremely big and the other two fit nicely into the small and medium category. 

If you end up picking these up you should carefully play with the jeweled part and understand what kind of motion makes the jewel more likely to pop out. It pops out for when you want to clean the toy but you definitely don't want to accidentally pop it out while in use, make sure to grab from the outermost parts of the toy and ideally grab from behind the jewel when removing.

The small stem makes these perfect for extended wearing, so that's a big plus in my book.

Recommended By Our Readers

We asked YOU our readers to send us your favorite butt plugs and also tell us why they are your favorites. These are the submissions we received:

Doc Johnson Ass Servant - The #1 Choice For Wide Bums

This butt plug was recommended to us by Ginette who writes:

"For experienced butt plug users or people with large bum holes, the Doc Johnson Ass Servant will be a great butt plug to fill you up. I purchased the Ass Servant from Amazon for just under $30 and it's lasted me for the better part of a year.

As I've already said, it's quite large and by large I mean wide. The width of this toy is 3.7 inches and it's the ideal butt plug as it makes me feel full during intercourse (which is when I like using butt plugs). 

I've learned I have the misfortune of having a "loose rectum" you could say as most butt plugs will fall out, especially during sex. I've not run into this problem with the Ass Servant by Doc Johnson and it always seems to stay in place. 

I will say that the Ass Servant was a bit of a challenge for me at first to work into, but after a little bit of stretching and some handy dandy desensitizing lubricant and it now fits like a glove.

If you want a toy that will be a bit of a challenge (but a very rewarding one in my opinion) then this toy is for you.

I highly doubt anybody will need a larger toy, I also doubt you'll fit into this toy on the first go. It's a worthy challenge for even the most experienced butt plug user.


Vibrating Silicone Butt Plug By PALOQUETH

This toy was recommended by Piper, here's what she had to say:

"I got this toy a couple of months ago and it's by far the most enjoyable butt plug that I've ever used.

I was a tad nervous when I originally purchased this butt plug, the reason being is that I've purchased quite a few anal toys in the past with some of them being okay while others were less than high quality. I spent quite a bit of time reading user reviews before settling on this butt plug as I was looking for one that would last a long time (many of the plugs I've previously purchased had pretty short lifespans).

This butt plug was the first toy I've bought from Paloqueth and I am very happy I did! From what I can tell their toys are top notch quality and come with reasonable price tags (unlike some of the "higher end" sex toy companies out there).

The toy itself is soft enough but also firm enough to be inserted with ease. It's very comfortable and the 10 vibration modes are extremely pleasurable. I will say that 10 modes does seem a little bit excessive, I really only use a couple of them. Quite frankly, this is probably my favorite toy in my entire collection!"


Silicone Anal Plug Kit By PALOQUETH

The next toy on the list was recommended to us by Jeremy who has this to say about it:

"If you're looking for a great set of anal plugs that are incredibly easy to clean and more important enjoyable to use, this silicon anal plug kit by PALOQUETH will be perfect for you.

One thing I'll say straight off the bat is do not let the cheap price of this anal plug kit fool you, the plugs look and feel very high quality. They don't seem to degrade very much over time and look the exact same today as when I bought them.

My girlfriend and I purchased this set of butt plugs towards the end of last year and we are still pleasantly surprised with the product to this day.


To be completely honest, I really wasn't expecting much from this set when I originally purchased it on Amazon for around $20. However, the butt plugs far exceed my expectations.

All three plugs are made out of firm but also soft and slightly flexible silicon (it's flexible enough that it's not painful to insert, but firm enough to insert easily). The plugs have all smooth sides with no creases or indentations and all edges of the toy are rounded. It's important to note that like with any silicone product, these toys are prone to collecting dust (this is where the carrying case comes in handy for storing them) The butt plugs come with a nice black mesh bag which allows for easy and discreet storage/transport..

The plugs come in three distinct shapes and vary in size: the first is a long, thin plug with three bulbs, the second is a medium sized plug with two bulbs, and the third is a medium-large sized plug with only one bulb. None of the plugs are extremely large and should accommodate most rectums. However, if you're looking for a massive plug you will want to go with a different plug.

For the average user, these plugs should be a good size. If you're like me and my girlfriend, you should start with the long, thin plug and progressively work your way up to the largest plug."


The Intimidator By Doc Johnson

This review was submitted to us by Jackie who wrote:

"First of all, the name of this toy does say a lot about it. It's a very large anal plug however, it's not intimidatingly wide at the tip. It's one of the more narrow plugs I own but gradually gets wider. While this toy is clearly not for the anal play novice, it's the perfect toy for anybody thats interested in training their rectum.

Kudos to you if you can fit the first ball inside of you, that was a challenge for me to work up to.

The incremental increase in the size of the balls makes it the perfect toy for training and it's taken my butt play game to another level. Once you get used to the diameter of the toy, its more than flexible enough to keep inside of you while you're doing "other tasks".

The first bulb should be pretty easy for most people, the second one should also be fairly easy after you relax for a few minutes. However, the 3rd... this ones a different story. The 3rd bulb took my breath away, it made me sweat, it made my knees shake, it made me scream, I might of even passed out for a second or two. All kidding aside, the third bulb should be a challenge for most people but it's a very rewarding one from my perspective.

The toy is great. It's very well made, doesn't hold odor at all and it also came in a very nice package.

I can't stress enough though that this toy should be looked at as either a training tool or a challenge (or both). For a girl that can take her husbands fist, even for me this toy was a challenge.

Like I said already, this toy is not for beginners or the faint of heart. You will feel violated in the best king of way when this toy hits your bottom. 

This toy is perfect for BDSM if that's you're thing, it's served me and my hubby well 😉"


Rotating Anal Plug By PALOQUETH

The next toy was recommended to us by Aaron, here's what he had to say:

"This rotating butt plug made by Paloqueth has served me well over the past couple months. From my experience it seems like every new toy that Paloqueth releases is better than the last one. They seem to have improved upon previous generations and this toy is no exception.

The rotating part of the toy is totally unique to any other butt plug I've used in the past, and it's amazing for stimulating my prostate. 

When it comes to performance, this thing is an absolute beast in comparison to other plugs I own. It provides very intense vibrations while also rotating to hit your prostate.

The battery lasts just over an hour for me which is long enough for most sessions. 

The plug stays in reasonably well but I wouldn't show up to a board meeting with it inside me or anything... It's not very loud, it's pretty quiet compared to other vibrating toys in my collection.

If you're a man thats constantly chasing a prostate orgasm, this toy will do a great job bringing you to prostate orgasm heaven. ​

In my opinion you get very good value for you money with this toy, considering it's only around $25 and for that price it's got a very solid build quality. It has a sleek and extremely functional design which is perfect for the beginner, intermediate or advanced butt plugger.

The best part of this toy in my opinion is the 49 different settings that can be used to find the perfect combination of vibration and rotation to suit your fancy. The remote control makes it simply to control the plug and it also allows you to go hands free altogether. My favorite part about the remote is letting my girlfriend control the toy for me."

Before You Use A Butt Plug

Lest you come down with a bad case of butthurt, there are some things you need to keep in mind. We've written a comprehensive guide to using anal toys that'll bring you from package to anus with next to zero discomfort.

I can appreciate the fact that you might not want to read a big guide just yet, so here's just some tips I have to point out before you go any further:

  • Always use lube when using a butt plug and don't be afraid to use too much
  • Stop immediately if you feel legitimate pain
  • Always clean the toy afterwards
  • Never use a butt plug that doesn't have a flared base

Now that that's out of the way, let's hop to it.

Conclusion

I like to think that this list goes over pretty much everything any anal connoisseur might be in the market for. The first one is my all-around top pick, but the Ditto works great for those who want a controllable vibrating experience without having to deal with a larger toy inside of them. The rest are all much more accessible to those who are just getting started with anal play, being much less expensive and a lot less complicated.

Anal play can be an extremely relieving and wonderful time for both men and women, so if you haven't given it a shot I highly recommend trying any of these out.

About Don Watson

My name is Don Watson and I love to support my wife Angela's passion for human sexuality. It pays dividends for me personally and I enjoy writing about the topic as I'm a sexual person by nature. I concern myself with everything on the website that has to do with the male reproductive system to compliment my wife's female-oriented content.

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