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Choosing The Best Anal Dildo


There are a plethora of sweet and daunting anal toys out there, perfect for enhancing (or driving) your solo or couples play. As with all toys, it’s up to you to experiment and find the best anal dildo for your body, tastes, and preferences.

However, you’re far from alone on your quest. Many adults are die-hard fans of anal penetration – and that includes us, the Velvet Cock team! Here we’ll sum up the best, safest dildo shapes and materials for prostate stimulation and other anal fun.

Why Go There?

Pleasure For All Genders

While anal pleasure has long been associated with gay men, more and more people now consider anal stimulation to be fair game for all genders and sexual preferences. For straight men, anal play bridges the gap between penetrator and penetrated. For women, anal stimulation can greatly enhance vaginal sensations. Both men and women can receive orgasms from anal stimulation alone; find the best anal dildo for your anatomy and you may just experience it yourself!

P-Spot Play

The male prostate is that vaguely walnut-shaped gland that you can reach if you slide a forefinger in your anus and feel the front wall. If you’ve got a prostate, then you’re sitting on a treasure. When done correctly, p-spot stimulation makes you feel like you’re constantly getting the beginnings of an orgasm. It’s great alone or in conjunction with penile stimulation.

You can experience P-spot stimulation with fingers (your own or a partner’s), anal sex, or with help from toys and dildos for prostates (a butt plug, prostate massager or traditional dildo work best for this kind of anal play).

G-Spot Play

That’s right – the butt is another pathway to female g-spotting. The wall between the anal canal and vaginal wall is thin enough that you can stimulate the g-spot through the anus. Combine anal play with direct g-spot stimulation for an intense new way to orgasm!

What Types Of Anal Dildos Are Out There?

As long as it is made from safe materials (see below for more on that), any traditional dildo can be used for anal play. Aside from the traditional phallus shape, though, there are many dildos that have been created just for anal pleasure. Make sure to try these special anal dildos to explore all the different sensations that anal play can bring!

Beaded Dildos (The Walter)

Beads are one of the best and most pleasurable anal dildo shapes. Beaded dildos feature spherical nubs in a variety of sizes, allowing you to ease your way up to the biggest bead. That staggered design means they’re great for beginners! Begin by experimenting with thin, pliable beaded dildos, then work your way up to The Walter, our hardcore thrusting beaded anal dildo with a thrust of up to 140 cycles per minute. It won’t let you catch a break (you won’t be wanting one, anyway)! Though The Walter is a hardcore dildo, its smallest bead is only .85” across, allowing for easy insertion.

Sex Machines/Thrusting Anal Dildos (The Thruster)

Sex machines and thrusting dildos are great for p-spot play, g-spot play, and any kind of hardcore backdoor romp. Thrust creates an unparalleled filling sensation that straddles the line between pain and pleasure. If you love hardcore sex, then you simply must try using our big bad relentless thrusting dildo, The Thruster, with bondage accessories such as restraint tools, impact tools and wax candles. It’s the best kind of anal dildo to use if you like trapping your lover between a rock and a hard place and forcing them towards a finish they may or may not be ready for! As a bonus, our Thrusters can bend up to 90˚, helping you hit all of your erogenous zones.

Prostate Stimulators

All dildos and plugs can be used for prostate play, but some dildos are shaped specifically for this purpose. Prostate dildos, or prostate “massagers,” have a curve to them, allowing you to hit your p-spot with ease. Vibrating and non-vibrating models will deliver different sensations, so make sure to try both!

Pegging Dildos

Pegging dildos are some of the best anal toys for couples who want to explore power dynamics. Any dildo that has a harness-compatible mount can be used for pegging, but we recommend small dildos for beginners.

Best Anal Toys For Beginners

While our Thrusters are extremely good at what they do, they definitely aren’t for beginners, even at their lowest speed settings. The girth and length are a lot to handle! If you’re just beginning to explore anal pleasure, we suggest you begin with small toys and aids such as:

  • A Finger (Or Two Or Three): great for discovering all your erogenous zones and for getting your anus used to penetration;
  • A Plug: since they generally offer minimal penetration, plugs are great for introducing your anus to penetration without ever going too far. Keep it in during sex or all day long. These are on par with dildos for prostate stimulation;
  • Trainer Kits: these kits contain variously-sized plugs, dilators or anal dildos and are your best bet if you aim to use big, thick toys in the future.

Body-Safe Silicone

Silicone dildos are best if you want an anal toy with a realistic, skin-like feel. It is generally used to make ridged lifelike dildos, non-phallic cylindrical dildos, and dildos for prostate stimulation. It can be molded into various levels of firmness, from soft and squishy to rock solid, so you are sure to find one that’s to your taste. We chose to make our Thrusters out of this versatile, safe material because of how soft and universally pleasing it is!

Pure silicone is porous but naturally bacteria-repellent and can be boiled in water to sanitize. However, some battery-powered toys such as our Thrusters cannot be submerged in water, so wipe these down with a hot towel and soap or use sanitizing sex toy wipes instead. You can use silicone lube with medical-grade silicone (such as that found in our Thrusters) but not with impure silicone blends. Use water-based lubes with any silicone toys you’re unsure about.

Borosilicate Glass

Glass anal dildos are the best option if you’re looking for an attractive toy. Hand-blown artisanal glass toys are much sexier than realistic, obviously phallic toys. While glass has a hard texture and can take a little getting used to (especially in your delicate derrière), it is a very popular type of dildo that you should try at least once. Many people love using it for temperature play – simply put it in the fridge or in hot water to give it a try yourself! For maximum safety, look for shatterproof borosilicate glass.

Glass is non-porous and can be sanitized by boiling. Use any kind of lube with it, as nothing will erode this classic, strong material!

Stainless Steel/Aluminum

Stainless steel and aluminum share most of the same traits as glass, with one crucial difference: they’re significantly heavier! For this reason, steel anal dildos are best for experienced users and BDSM enthusiasts who love the weighty feel of metal. Firm luxury dildos are also great for intense prostate stimulation.

Wood

Wood is a sustainable, lightweight material that is suitable for anal play if it’s covered in a body-safe (not just food-safe!) coating. Like glass, it has a premium, artistic look; like silicone, it delivers a smooth and sensual fit. Safely coated wood shouldn’t splinter, but you may need to take it into the manufacturer for a re-coating once in a while.

The best wooden dildos are non-porous and safe for anal use. To sanitize, use sex toy wipes or wash with soap and water. You can use your wooden dildo with any lube– it’ll lubricate easily, so only use a few drops!

Materials To Avoid

Avoid porous materials such as silicone blends, jelly, rubber, TPE, ABS plastic, and latex.

Say Yes To Hardcore Anal Play!

Sex should never be boring, and exploring anal sex is one easy way to ensure that your sex life never becomes that way. Whether you decide to stick to basics or work your way up to the big guns, anal play will add a whole new dimension to your sex life. Explore it through anal sex or explore it with toys, but make sure you explore it if you haven’t already!

At Velvet Cock, we love the sweet powerplay that comes with anal penetration. Do you consider yourself an anal veteran already? Try the best thrusting anal dildo, The Thruster, today!