Knowing how to use anal beads can enhance pleasure in almost any of your sexual activities. And good news for the single ladies out there, anal beads don’t require a partner either! These amazing toys can be an addition to your masturbation. If you’re new to anal stimulation, using anal beads on your own can be a low-pressure way to ease yourself into it.
Exploring different sensations during sex is one of the ways to spice things up with your partner. And what better way to do just that than by exploring the sensations of using anal beads? The name is because the toy has bulbs on a cord, resembling beads on a string. If you’re still not familiar with this amazing non-accessory of the butt play world, read on:
What Are Anal Beads?
With anal beads, much of the sensation is actually in the removal. Moreover, they stimulate the nerve endings of your anus in their removal and reinsertion. Anal beads are designed to look like a variety of bulbs attached to a cord with a grip on one end. They are intended for insertion into the anus, and the end grip should make them easy to remove. Anal beads are often confused with butt plugs.
Butt plugs, on the other hand, are sex toys that provide internal fullness or pressure. Butt plugs can be used in preparation for penetrative anal sex and are meant to be inserted and stay in place. They’re designed to be shorter than dildos and have a larger flared end. This is made to be a stopper so that the toy won’t completely be inserted into the anus.
Why You Should Get Anal Beads
Anal beads are the unsung heroes of butt play. Aside from the stimulation it provides, this toy offers so much more that it is often overlooked. Find out why this toy would be great for you by reading on.
1It’s a great introductory toy for anal stimulation.
Anal beads are great for butt play newbies. This is because anal beads are available in sizes for people at all entry levels. If you’re a beginner, it’s best to select beads with graduated sizes. Meaning ones that start small on the string and grown in size as you move up. This allows the user to begin with the smallest beads then work towards the larger ones as they become comfortable with the sensation.
2It can stimulate the nerve endings of your anus.
Anal beads are supposed to be inserted one at a time for the feeling of fullness. And half the fun of beads is also the removal. You can pull them out and pop them back in again and again. The movement will stimulate the nerve endings of your sphincter to feel like you’re massaging your b-hole.
3It has a flexible design which makes it great for internal stimulation.
Most anal beads have a flexible design to provide great stimulation as the toy is pulled in and out of your bum. Pulling the beads out one by one with a deliberate, consistent, and not-too-slow motion can provide you with satisfying sensations as you go along.
4It can be a hands-free path to stimulation.
A great element to using anal beads is a hands-free path to stimulation, which means using your hands for other important erotic matters. An example is having clitoral play with a vibrator while you also feel having anal beads in your bum, giving interesting waves of pleasure.
5It can amplify your orgasms too!
Anal beads when mixed with other sensations can be a great combination! Pulling out your anal beads simultaneously as your climax can amplify the sensations at the moment. And making your orgasms explosive with either yourself or your partner can make for an interesting sexcapade.
How To Use Anal Beads
Familiarizing yourself with backdoor play can be quite daunting but, at the same time, exciting! Especially if you’re new to anal beads. Familiarize yourself with this fantastic toy by reading on the list below.
1Know the material of the anal beads you’re getting.
When buying anal beads, you want only to be using body-safe materials. Flared loops or bases for removal are very important as these lessen your odds of getting something stuck. This is your best option to avoid a trip to the emergency room.
If you don’t like anal beads at first, considering trying some made from another material before giving up. Rigid materials like glass or metal can provide the intense stimulation you crave and are excellent for temperature play. However, their stiffness can become uncomfortable. Hard plastic can similarly be uncomfortable when the beads bunch up. It’s all about what feels good or right to you. Silicone is ideal for beginners, and it’s great for keeping it safe and sanitary. We recommend a set of silicone anal beads, which you can sterilize easily.
2Prep your bum with anal douching.
Anal Douching is a hygienic practice of rinsing the rectum. Using a douching device, such as a douche bulb, you will squeeze water inside your anus, flushing out the fecal matter in the process. Unlike the vagina, the anus isn’t self-cleaning. Some people, particularly with a low-fiber diet and suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, may have bits of their stool hanging out in the first few inches of their anus. Overall, anal douching will help you cleanse your bum before inserting anything with it. You could also do anal douching once you’re done playing with your anal beads.
3Use LOTS of lube.
While it should pretty much be mandatory to use lube, the type of lube you use also depends on the material of the toy you’re using it with. Water-based lube is your best bet for silicone anal beads, as water-based lube will not degrade the silicone toy. Silicone lube will degrade the quality of your silicone anal beads if used together. And you don’t want your toy’s material to degrade because it will make the toy unhygienic to use.
4Know your limits.
Knowing your limits when it comes to trying these toys means knowing the amount of penetration your body can take at a given time. Using lube generously will help your muscles ease into the beads, but you have to know when to stop when you feel any pain in the process.
5Go small and slow.
When you get down to it, anal beads are all about insertion. Apply your lube around your bum generously. Then, you can push your anal beads past the sphincter muscle, which keeps the rectum closed. And remember to do this one bead at a time with the tip angled toward your stomach (keeping your nails trimmed might be helpful for insertion). Your sphincter muscle can be very tight and strong, so it’s important to go slowly at this stage to prevent any pain.
6Take deep breaths.
If you’re feeling nervous about using anal beads, take a few deep breaths. Try to relax your throat, which has a similar effect on the anus. If you’re struggling to push a bead inside, you can gently “push out” with your sphincter muscle that you can voluntarily contract to get it inside. This “pushing out” will cause your sphincter muscle to relax.
You or your partner might need time to get used to the feeling of each bead before you insert another. And that’s completely fine. Take all the time that you need. Anal beads are usually flexible, so they’ll bend and potentially ball up as you add each subsequent bead. Beads rub against themselves and your anus when they’re inserted. You may need to twist and turn the beads to find the most comfortable position.
7Keep the anal beads in place.
Some people enjoy inserting anal beads and then keeping them there. They keep the anal beads inserted during sex or masturbating, or even while going about their day. This is similar to how some people wear Kegel balls vaginally (more on Kegel balls and vaginal exercises). Although “wearing” anal beads isn’t for everyone, we recommend giving them a try before deciding whether it’s for you or not.
8Pull them Out.
For some people, the pleasure involved with anal beads comes from pulling them out, slowly and one at a time. Doing so creates a popping-type sensation, which varies depending on the size of each bead. Try pulling the anal beads out right before orgasm to make it more intense. You might be tempted to pull them out all at once, but it’s smarter to do it slowly.
9Try to multitask.
By this, we mean your 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, you do you! You can also wear anal beads during penetrative sex. The beads can provide extra pleasurable sensations for you or your partner.
10Don’t forget to wash after playing with your anal beads.
As you finish playing with your anal beads, don’t forget to wash your bum through anal douching. And wash your toy with a sex toy cleaner or the mild soap and water combo. Washing your toy will maintain its good quality so that you could use it in your next session.
10 Ways to Play with Anal Beads
If you’re a beginner using this sex toy or someone who has experience with them already, we’ve listed the different ways you can play with this toy to spice up your backdoor play!
1Try it solo.
A beginner needs to try anal beads alone first, so you would know your preferences and which positions to avoid. There’s a lot less pressure when it’s just you. Plus, doing it alone may help prep you to try this toy with a partner and share the experience.
2Try your anal beads in the shower.
Trying your beads in the shower is often a great way to experiment with them if you’re hesitant about the potential mess. You could also use your water-based lube with your anal bead as you do it in the shower. This is because the water-based lube doesn’t necessarily wash off right away.
3Experiment with varied sensations.
One great foreplay tip is to rub your beads against you or your partner’s perineum before insertion. The perineum is the area between the genitals and anus. Gently massaging and rubbing it with the beads here can help you or your partner get used to the sensation.
You could also try different kinds of anal beads. The materials used will impact the sensation. Glass anal beads offer more rigidity and are ideal for temperature play, meaning the glass can heat up with your body. Silicone anal beads can offer more flexibility than glass or steel anal beads.
4Try anal beads with your partner.
You could also try anal beads with a partner. Make sure everyone has discussed it beforehand and that both of you are comfortable. And as you will be sharing the anal beads, remember to wash the toy well between uses and use a condom over the toy for good measure.
5Get your pelvic floor muscles involved.
You might like to see how much you have to pull on the anal beads when you’re clenching your butt muscles to keep them in. Getting familiar with your pelvic floor muscles will help you know which muscles to use when using anal beads. Moreover, this can increase the intensity and create sensations that differ from when you insert and remove the anal beads.
6Try different positions.
When you’re ready, you could start getting into position. For most people, going down on all fours is an ideal position when trying anal beads. This position helps you reach behind yourself and insert the beads. But your flexibility, arm length, and body shape will determine what would work best. You could also try these positions to insert your anal beads:
- On your back with your legs in the air
- On your side with your knees bent toward your chest
This is another way to feel varied sensations with your anal beads and a more advanced technique. For starters, press your wand vibrator against the handle or base of your anal beads. Doing so will add vibrations that will run along with the beads.
8Try playing with back and forth motions.
Considering that you’re playing with your beads and taking your time, you could experiment with pushing them in and pulling them out. Try pulling two out and popping one back in. The gradual speed of pulling your beads in and out will offer great stimulations.
9Explore temperature play.
Run your anal beads under warm or cold water, which will change their temperature. See which you sensation like best. Just make sure they are not too hot or too cold as these temperatures can damage the skin. Try this technique to yourself first before trying on someone else for good practice. With proper application, you could also do this on your partner by inserting cold beads!
10Time the removal to sync with an orgasm for maximum bliss.
As we’ve mentioned, the removal of anal beads is what makes them so pleasurable. Try to time the removal of the beads to sync with you or your partner’s climax. At the first phase of orgasm, begin to pull the beads one-by-one with consistency and not-too-slow motion. Doing this will help heighten the sensation of the climax with the muscle contraction.
Spice Up Your Anal Play With These Essentials
You’re probably itching to try anal beads now, so we’ve made a list of recommendations. These items are guaranteed to help you get a smooth groove with your backdoor play.
1Satisfyer Love Beads (Set of 2)
This toy is ideal for those who are new to anal stimulation! The Satisfyer Love Beads (Set of 2) is the perfect option for beginners in backdoor fun. Experience the tingling delights of anal play with this anal beads set, featuring a graduated shape and practically designed pull ring.
2Seashell Wearable Vibrator
Treat yourself or your lover to a delightful sensual ride with the Seashell Wearable Vibrator. This seashell-shaped vibe features 10 powerful vibration modes, sending spine-tingling sensations to your clit and bum.
3Water-Based Lubricant Bundle
You deserve to have some slip ‘n’ slide in your backdoor play with Lauvette’s Water-Based Lubricant Bundle. Made with a light, non-toxic, and non-greasy formula, it reduces friction and pain during sex. It also adds a dash of silky fun when playing with your anal beads.
4Eros Fetish Line Lubricant – Toy Bottle
This one is an ultra-sleek lube with a frisky twist. The Eros Fetish Line Lubricant – Toy Bottle comes in a phallic-shaped bottle; you get a sex toy and lubricant for the price of one! Not only that but the lube itself is created with a specialized formulation, providing a soothing and long-lasting glide for your sexual plays.
5Orgie Lube Tube Hot
Send yourself and your partner in a heated frenzy with the Orgie Lube Tube Hot. This lube provides a gentle warming effect for increased pleasure. It’s made with a long-lasting, odorless, and non-sticky formula.
6Shotgun Steel Anal Bead
Pull your sensual trigger with the Shotgun Steel Anal Bead to get started with some fun backdoor activities. This toy is available in 5 different colors, and with a vibrating feature, the Shotgun Steel Anal Bead is a creative and functional love toy.
7Squirtz Anal Douche
Avoid “oopsie” moments during anal play with the Squirtz Anal Douche. This douche is built for hygienic backdoor fun, and it helps you clean your bum and reduce your risk of bacterial infections.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve given the ways and steps to use this great toy, but you may still have other questions. So, we’ve listed this FAQ to further address more queries on anal beads.
1Can I insert the toy entirely?
You could do this if you already have enough familiarity with the toy you have. But this is not recommended for beginners, especially if the toy you have is unfamiliar and new. Anal beads usually have a stopper or handle or string to help you pull it out, so you have to be mindful of that too. Remember that you don’t have to put in the whole toy in its entirety and that you could always stop when you feel any discomfort.
2How do I clean my anal beads?
Once you’re done playing with your toy, you could thoroughly clean them with a sex toy cleaner or mild soap and water combo. Wash until all the remnants are gone and give it a deep rinse. Then, dry your toy well with a clean towel and store them individually in a clean, satin pouch.
3Is it okay to use cheap anal beads?
As much as you can, don’t go cheap with your anal beads or your sex toys in general. You would want something high quality and a toy that will make you feel safe to use. Also, stay away from any cheap plastic anal beads with a thin fabric string as there is no way to clean them, and they harbor bacteria easily.
4Can I go straight to large size beads?
As we have mentioned, you have to take your time with this toy or whenever you’re trying out something new. You could go straight to large-sized anal beads, only if your muscles are prepped enough for such penetration. Again, it’s important to follow the gradual process of starting small and moving forward from there.
5How much lube should I use while playing with anal beads?
You can never have too much lube, especially when trying anal stimulation, because the anus doesn’t lubricate like the vagina. Whenever you feel dryness while using your toys, do not hesitate to reapply lube, your butt muscles will thank you for it.
6Does the material matter?
The material is highly significant when you’re trying anal beads or any sex toy. This is because different materials offer different sensations to the body. The materials you use will impact the sensations and waves of pleasure you experience. Glass anal beads offer more rigidity. They are temperature-sensi, meaning the glass can heat up with your body. Silicone anal beads can offer more flexibility than glass or steel ones.
7Are anal beads the same as butt plugs?
Both are used for anal stimulation, but they are entirely different beasts. Butt plugs are toys that provide internal fullness or pressure. And they tend to be shorter than dildos and have a larger flared end to keep them inside you. In contrast, anal beads offer pleasure in the removal. Moreover, the anal beads stimulate the nerve endings of your anus in their removal and reinsertion.
8Can I remove the anal beads before climax?
This depends entirely on your preference or how you’d want to go about it with your partner. Timing the removal of the toy together with climax offers heightened pleasure, but you could also get sensations from removing your anal beads even before reaching orgasm. If you have a partner, you could always discuss how you’d prefer to do these things.
9What type of anal beads is the best?
It all boils down to your experience and preference. If you’re a beginner, it’s good to start with silicone anal beads as those are soft on the skin. Plus, silicone anal beads are flexible and easy to maintain. And if you are already craving other materials, anal glass beads offer more rigidity and are ideal for temperature play, meaning the glass can heat up with your body.
10Can I use anal beads on my vagina?
You should never mix and match beads for the butt with beads you use in the vagina for hygiene reasons. The sensation of removal from the vagina, however, can also feel pleasurable to vulva-owners. If you’re going to use beads in the vagina, buy a separate set dedicated to vaginal play.
Learning how to use anal beads can be a thrilling experience and a surefire way to spice up your sex life. Remember to take these tips and start slow if you’re new to this amazing sex toy. And always keep good communication and use condoms when you’re trying anal beads with your partner. That’s all for now and see you in the next article!