Inflatable dildos are a unique style of sex toy that inflates by squeezing a hand bulb. Inflatable sex toys and butt plugs insert into the body at regular size and expand inside for the ultimate sexual pressure while vibration spreads evenly throughout the balloon. Inflatable dildos blow up to girths that would be impossible to insert through the anus or vagina. A popular sex toy for both men & women looking for a kinky experience.
Inflatable sex toys are the top choice of the oddly kinky folks, a strange idea that offers unmistakable sensations and the finest erotic stretching feel one could possibly experience. In our quick guide we'll detail what it feels like, how to use the inflatable dildo and offer a few tips for care & maintenance. To begin, expanding dildos can be categorized as follows:
4 Styles of Inflatable Sex Toys:
1. Butt Plugs
2 Types of Materials: 4. Latex
Inflatable butt plugs started the trend and we witnessed their initial introduction onto the market about 15 years ago. Half the sex shop employees thought it was ludicrous, the other half thought it was genius. Knowing that strange sex toys always sell, we weren't surprised to discover these were flying off the shelves and people enjoyed them.
Expand your Pleasure
The main reason someone would purchase an inflatable anal toy is because it's the safest and best way to experience the widest, largest feel inside the butt without damaging the sphincter muscles of the anus. The concept behind the inflatable anal plug is they insert at a normal size, then by squeezing the hand bulb, the outer layer blows up like a balloon and expands inside the body while the part that rests around the sphincter maintains the same size as insertion. The butt plug is the most popular shape because of the exaggerated effects inside the body, it actually looks like a balloon when inflated. The upper portion expands in a circular shape and spreads even pressure throughout the rectum.
First comes Plug, Then Comes Dildo
The inflatable dildo soon followed and was not solely intended to be used as an anal toy, but for women to use vaginally too. The dildos have a straight stovepipe style and blow up evenly. They don't get as large as the butt plugs because the entire length of the shaft blows up in unison, so the dildo is the best option for someone who likes a consistent wide feel but doesn't need to break any girth records. When used in the vagina, it fills the cavity with a width that cannot be duplicated with a normal dildo alone, it presses on the vaginal canal and puts pressure whereas a normal large dildo cannot quite accomplish that same sensation. Another reason women enjoy the expanding dildo is because they are light, a dildo that is 3 inches wide will be very heavy and overbearing but the inflating option stays light and airy, never distracting you with bulk.
Easy Choice for Beginners
The anal probe is the thinnest and smallest of all styles and the most common choice for a first timer. They can go very deep since the anal probe is usually attached to a tube so you can push it in as far as it will go before pumping it up. The contrast between the thin tubing and wide inflated probe is different than any other type. It's more noticeable too since the thin anal dildo probe has a neatly rounded ball shape that expands wide deep inside the body.
Finest Vibration Experience
Many of the expanding sex toys vibrate. The sensation from the inflatable vibrator is entirely different than any other kind of vibrating anal toy. The motor rests inside the solid portion in the middle and when the exterior layer expands, the vibrations radiate back and forth like an echo bouncing off the sides of the walls into your body at a furious pace. This feel is tricky to describe in words, but using the word “echo” is our favorite descriptive term. In our opinion, if you're willing to try a blow up dildo, you might as well pick one with vibrations because the sensation is truly unique.
How to Use an Inflatable Dildo
1. Lube, lube, lube!
You'll need lots of anal lubricant because you don't want the material to over stress while inflating. There shouldn't be any friction between your skin and the surface while it's expanding, especially in the anus so liberally apply lube around the top and sides of the toy.
2. Insert and place in your preferred spot.
When fully inflated, the dildo can't really be thrust in and out, it will want to stay in place like a plug. You can thrust the shaft, but the shape of balloon will change as it moves between points of pressure from inside your body to open space outside the body; this adds stress to the surface and can cause a tear so we suggest the blow up toys stay in place while they're fully inflated. Squeeze the bulb slowly until you've reached the point of pressure you like.
3. Do your dirty work!
Some people wear the plug during masturbation, other wear them during sex. Whatever your choice, the tingling pressure behind amplifies the strength of orgasms for both men and women. Most men experience prostate stimulation during use so guys like to wear these during masturbation. Don't believe that statement? You really need to try one yourself!
4. Playtime is over!
Press and hold the release valve for a few seconds to return the shaft to it's resting girth and remove the toy from your body.
5. Clean, clean, clean!
Because these have the ability to stretch more than any other toy, you'll need to make sure you clean it properly so bacteria cannot accumulate in the pores or on the surface. Read the section below on how to sanitize your toy.
Most inflatable toys have a latex coating over top the solid rubber probe/plug/dildo underneath. Latex is the easiest material to use because it stretches well and is quite durable over time. Latex is a porous material so proper sanitizing is essential. You must use antibacterial soap or sex toy cleaner after every use and make sure to wipe the surface thoroughly. Blow up the butt plug and clean it when inflated, then clean it again once it's deflated.
Modern versions now come with a silicone layer over top instead of latex due in part to peoples concerns with latex allergies. Silicone is not as porous as latex, but proper cleanliness is still important and we recommend following the care steps above. If you live in a humid climate, store the toy standing upright. If it lays on its side, the exterior layer can melt into the firm part underneath and you'll have a toy that inflates unevenly.
If you've ever wondered what they look like deflated and inflated, we've taken pictures of every dildo before and after squeezing the hand bulb because it's important to know what it looks like when fully expanded; it gives you an idea of what to expect, they all look different. It's the best way to find your perfect style. A release valve quickly lets the air escape immediately returning the girth back to it's normal entry size.