What is a butt plug?
I was surprised to hear someone ask “What is a butt plug” the other day. After explaining I realised that no matter how much you think people know about sex toys and how to use them, the difference between different types of anal toys can be really confusing for the layman.
So I decided to write this little feature to tell you exactly what is a butt plug.
Are you are a little bit curious about anal sex toys? You have probably already heard of a butt plug. Many people think that anything to stick inside the backside is a butt plug. Wrong! It is actually a toy to sit in place and stay inside, rather than for penetration (in and out).
Butt plugs are not anal vibrators. Although you can get vibrating butt plugs of course.
A butt plug should always have a flared base. Or T-Base as they are often called. This is because the body can actually suck the toy inside. It can get taken into the colon which is very dangerous. You could end up in A & E.
One very good reason to never dabble with objects not designed as butt plugs: Unlike the vagina, which is closed off by the cervix, the rectum leads to the sigmoid colon. Objects that are inserted into the rectum can therefore potentially travel up into the bowel: the flared end on a butt plug exists to prevent this. Some dildos lack a flared end, and thus it is ill-advised to use such dildos anally since they may get stuck; rectal foreign bodies may require medical extraction.