best anal sex toys

August is National Anal Sex Month, and here at Fascinations we’re always ready to celebrate. Whether you’re an anal aficionado or just booty-curious, anal sex toys can be a great way to explore your or your partner’s body and enhance sexual pleasure. But in order to get the most out of anal play, you need to make sure you’re using the right toys, lubes, and techniques for you. 

At, we carry a wide variety of anal beads, butt plugs, vibrators, and everything else you’ll need to take your backdoor pleasure to the next level. Check out our top picks, plus some helpful tips below!

Before You Get Started

Anal play is an often misunderstood facet of sexuality, mostly due to ignorance and lingering cultural taboos. As a result, many people who might very well enjoy anal play in one of its many forms never bother to learn about it. For these people, might we recommend some light reading on the subject?

Butts: An Owner's Manual

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In the fourth edition of his book Anal Pleasure & Health, sexologist and therapist Dr. Jack Morin explores what he calls “one of the human body’s most wondrous creations”—the elegant and efficient anus. This book is about more than just getting your rocks off; it’s also about taking care of your body. Unlearn the harmful habits that can lead to hemorrhoids and chronic pelvic pain, and embrace the pleasure potential of your butt. Informational and instructional, this book is a great introduction to the often-stigmatized but really quite wonderful world of anal play.

A Comprehensive Guide to Booty Bliss

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America’s Pleasure Coach Dr. Sadie Allison showcases her expertise in Tickle My Tush, a comprehensive guide to giving and receiving anal pleasure. Go beyond basic penetration and explore butt foreplay, the thrill of not-quite-but-almost penetration, and more. With more than 50 tasteful illustrations, this book is the perfect guide for beginners and experienced buttplay enthusiasts alike. Dr. Allison covers practical topics like hygiene, analingus, strap-on seduction, positioning, and more in this easy-to-read book.

All Lube Is Not Created Equal

Every butt connoisseur knows that lubricant is an absolute must, especially when you’re first starting out. While the vagina is self-lubricating, the anus is decidedly not, which means you’ll want to go for lubes and enhancements that are made specifically for your derrière. 

When it comes to lube, there are many different kinds. Water-based lubricant, although it might not last as long, is both condom and toy-safe, making it an all-around good choice.

Silicone-based lubricant is generally condom-safe, but may cause silicone anal sex toys to degrade. There’s also a variety of hybrid, plant-based, and organic lubes to choose from. Check out a few of these options from our collection of lubes for anal play.

Best Lube for Newbs

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With beginners in mind, we recommend Wicked Sensual Care Jelle Water-Based Anal Lubricant. This fragrance-free lube was made specifically with anal play in mind. Although water-based, it is highly concentrated so that it lasts longer without getting sticky. Jelle provides comfort and superior glide and is glycerin and paraben-free. It’s also pH-balanced and infused with aloe and olive leaf extract to help soothe irritated skin.

For the Sensitive Tush

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Sometimes, you need a little extra comfort to make anal play enjoyable. Max Relax Anal Desensitizer is specifically formulated to take the edge off of entry, whether it’s toys or your partner. This tingly gel works quickly to gently desensitize the anus without sacrificing the best sensations. Pro tip: always use the minimum effective amount to ensure that you’re not too desensitized to notice significant discomfort or pain. This is one place in the bedroom where it pays to take it slow.

Practice Makes Perfect

Alright, so you’ve done your research, invested in some high-quality lube, and now you’re ready to experience firsthand what all the fuss is about. Where do you start your search for anal sex toys? Beads, plugs, or vibrators? Glass, silicone, or stainless steel? The options, frankly, can be a little overwhelming. Keep it simple with these training kits to help you start small and work your way up.

For Effortless Insertion

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Beginner-friendly? Check. Safe? Check. Satisfying? CHECK. This Silicone Anal Exerciser Kit from CalExotics is the perfect way to ease yourself into anal play comfortably, cautiously, and enjoyably. The kit includes three graduated silicone plugs that steadily increase in length and girth for pleasure every step of the way. The flared base means you can experiment with movement and easily insert or remove the plugs. Measurements: 4.25" x 1.5" (Large) | 3.5" x 1.25" (Medium) | 3.0" x 1.0" (Small)                       

Best in Glass

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For the ass with class, it’s hard to beat this Gläs 3 Piece Glass Anal Training Kit. Glass is not only super smooth on your sensitive bits, but you can also cool it down or heat it up for different sensations. In addition, Gläs is compatible with virtually every kind of lube on the market and very easy to clean. It’s also hypoallergenic, with an extra wide base to make sure nothing gets stuck anywhere it shouldn’t. It’s also made from high-strength borosilicate glass for safety. Measurements: 5.25” x 1.5” (Large) | 4.5” x 1.4” (Medium) | 4.0” x 1.1” (Small)

Good Vibes Only

Once you’ve acclimated to these new sensations, you may want to take things up a notch. Here at Fascinations, we know a little vibration makes almost everything better. That’s why we stock plenty of stimulating vibrators for clits, G-spots, prostates, and everything in between. Take a look at our top picks for vibrating anal plugs.

The Genesis of Pleasure

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Adam & Eve’s Rechargeable Vibrating Anal Trainer Kit is a great choice for experimenters or enthusiasts.Three graduated sizes of silky smooth silicone plugs supercharge your pleasure with up to nine intensities and speeds. Just use the removable and rechargeable bullet in any of the plugs for a totally customizable amount of stimulation. Plus, it’s fully submersible and waterproof for fun in the shower or bath. Measurements: 5.0” x 1.6” (Large) | 4.5” x 1.5” (Medium) | 4.0” x 1.25” (Small)

Hands-On Sex Ed

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Take the guesswork out of anal sex toys with the b-Vibe Anal Education Set. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about anal play, and this comprehensive kit and guide will help clear up any misconceptions or reservations you have about anal pleasure. The included booklet, The Complete Guide to Anal Play, covers everything you need to know, from hygiene to step-by-step how-tos. 

This multi-functional set includes a small non-vibrating plug with a flexible neck and curved base, a medium rechargeable vibrating plug, and a large weighted plug for additional pressure and satisfaction. If that weren’t enough, b-Vibe has also included a discreet travel bag, lubricant applicator, and an anal enema.

Squeaky Clean Accessories

Cleaning your anal sex toys regularly is crucial both for the longevity of your toys and maintaining good personal hygiene. In addition to personal care items like intimate cleansing products, we also recommend investing in a thorough toy cleaning solution.

For Good Clean Fun

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Keep all your toys wicked clean with Wicked Foam ‘n Fresh Cleaner. This foaming cleanser is incredibly gentle on skin, but unforgiving when it comes to germs. Fortified with olive leaf, thyme, and lavender extracts, this foamy scrub is both antibacterial and triclosan and alcohol-free. With regular cleaning and disinfecting, your toys will stay fresh and supple for years to come. 

Check out more of our sex toy cleaner collection, including eco-friendly options.

Fascinations Is Your One-Stop Shop for Anal Pleasure

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