A little butt stimulation feels incredible because of all the nerve endings packed in your anus, and vibrators can help get that buzz on. Sex toys are excellent for increasing intensity, adding variety to your play, and relaxing your body prior to anal sex. We consulted sex experts and educators to get their thoughts on the best anal vibrators (and how to choose one that’s right for you).
What should you consider when shopping for an anal vibrator?
Figure out whether or not you’ll want to use your vibe for anal penetration—because if you do, it absolutely must have a flared base. You have internal and external anal sphincter muscles; the internal one sucks things up, so your toy could get stuck if there’s nothing to stop it, Carolanne Marcantonio, LCSW, an AASECT-certified sex therapist, tells SELF. Choose a butt plug, dildo, or prostate massager that’s designed for anal sex, and be sure to lube up, too, as the anus doesn’t self-lubricate.
Then consider the range of intensities and patterns the toy provides, Carol Queen, PhD, a sex educator with Good Vibes, tells SELF, so you can turn it up as you get more turned on—or lower it if you want to draw out your orgasm.
The best anal vibrators right now
Below, we’ve chosen the best anal vibrators according to experts and shoppers.
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