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Best Anal Toys for Beginners & First Timers

Best Anal Toys for Beginners & First Timers

Last Updated on May 9, 2024

Thinking about first time anal toys for beginners? Of course you are! Welcome to the butt stuff bandwagon.

You're about to embark on a fantastic adventure packed with supercharged orgasms and a more adventurous sex life. I'm pleased to introduce you to the wonderful world of anal toys.

Beginner anal toys are tame, designed with visual cues in mind to resist the taboo image of yesteryear erasing the dirty image of anal sex and butt play. Couples, men and women are enjoying the sexual pleasures of small anal toys and anal starter and training toys for beginners together during foreplay.

Today we'll cover the very best beginner anal toys and anal training toys while providing a quick breakdown of the various types of starter anal toys worth your consideration. Let's start not at the top, but at the bottom, haha!

Beginner Butt Why?

First, a quick anatomy lesson for your safety and comfort: The anus consists of two sphincters: an inner one that you can’t control, and an outer sphincter that you can control by consciously relaxing it and let it accept something going in backwards. Remember, the anal sphincter is originally designed as an exit hole, not an entry hole!

Alas, mother nature placed a highly concentrated mix of sensitive nerve endings here and it just happens that touching them, adding pressure and vibration stimulation from an anal dildo results in intense sexual arousal for women and men too.

It's no secret that the best anal dildo for men is nothing more than a vibrating butt plug that stimulates the prostate gland. In conclusion, we humans are enjoying using this sphincter as an entry point for powerful orgasms.

As your body gets more accustomed to various sizes of anal starter toys, you can move on to bigger toys or body parts as you wish, but not everyone wants anal sex as their main goal. Sometimes just a teensy-weensy poke from a butt plug back there is all that's desired (and required, for that matter) to improve your sexual pleasure and make orgasms stronger. The same applies to both men in terms of prostate stimulation and women.

Best Types of Beginner Anal Toys

Small anal toys are the best butt toy for starters. Seems obvious and any good anal toy guide with emphasize that, but I've seen people who were enticed by the visual appeal of a larger toy and weren't comfortable with using it. It's really important to notice the size of the toy, but rest assured all the selections below are small and thin.

There are several different types of starter butt toys for sale, but not are all necessarily suited as good small anal toys for beginners. The following styles are excellent beginner anal toys and have a vast range of small, short and thin options available for sale:

1. Butt Plugs

what is a butt plug

What is a butt plug? Butt plugs get their name from the fact that they literally “plug” the rectum. They add pressure to the first few sensitive inches of your butthole, right at the anal entry.

There are 2 categories of butt plugs for beginners to consider:

  1. Regular butt plugs - The most popular anal toy for first timers since they are the easiest to use - simply "set and forget" while benefiting from the stationary pressure applied directly inside the anus. The typical butt plug is the best anal starter toy because they come in small sizes and are the easiest of all ass toys to use.
  2. Vibrating butt plugs - There are many variants including USB rechargeable, corded and wireless or even remote control butt plugs. The presence of tingling or rumbling vibration skyrockets your pleasure in a super intense way. Totally a sex toy category worthy of having a notable presence in anyone's collection.

If you look at a butt plug (reference the photo above), there is a narrow tip that gets gradually larger and a base that tapers back down before the flared or anchor shaped base. The wide bottom is great for keeping a plug to stay in places. The vibrating anal plug adds an unmistakable tingle.

The butt plug is designed to ease into your body and then sit there, which sounds boring, but they’re actually filling your body, rubbing against the sensitive nerve endings from the inside. They are the easiest to use because all you do is lube it up, then “set and forget”. Perfect to wear during penetrative sex.

An anal plug with a wider body will resist popping or falling out too since the widest girth rests inside the sphincter, which closes around the thin stem. This is the best butt plug type to wear hands-free. The only disadvantage of a beginner anal toy is the thin girth which can easily slide out of the sphincter.

Something that small and thin may not stay in the rectum without a helping hand to hold it there, and it can easily “pop” out of your butt when you've changing positions during partnered sex. Since it is really small, the sphincter might not have enough mass to grab onto and hold there.

How to Find the Best Butt Plug for Beginners

Here's some advice on what to look for when shopping for beginner anal toys shaped like a butt plug:

  • A thin stem – Sure you can clench your teeth to insert a wide girth because the stretch only lasts a mere seconds. The stem however is permanent – so loom for a thin stem so you don't feel too much constant anal stretching.
  • Small girth – They say length doesn't matter – it's about girth, right? When it comes to beginner anal toys, thinner is better – length doesn't particularly matter as much.
  • Anchor or curved base – This will prevent the butt plug from falling out when you move around. The anchor base will tuck between your butt cheeks and stay put.
  • Anal training set – If you want to get used to bigger anal toy sizes, then choosing an anal start set or training kit will help you advance progression gradually and comfortbaly.

Best Butt Plugs for First Timers

When a customer asks me to recommend a small plug for starting out with anal stimulation, these are my top three personal suggestions, tried, tested & true:

Small Luxe Beginner Butt Plug

Small Luxe Beginner Butt Plug - Price: $12.99

Small Luxe Beginner Butt Plug is the epitome of introductory first time anal toys. It's long enough to be noticed as it pokes gently deep into the anus, but thin for minimal interference. All the while, the belly maintains a totally reasonable girth. Tiny in comparison to other beginner butt plugs for sale. It can bend and flex as needed to prevent too much poking when worn.

Product Specifications:

  • Total Length: 3 1/4 inches
  • Insertable Length: 2 1/2 inches
  • Diameter: 3/8 inch across the tip, 3/4 inch across the thickest point
  • Material: Silicone
  • Color Options: Black, Pink, Purple

Beginner Mini Butt Plug

Beginner Mini Butt Plug - Price: $7.99

Beginner Mini Butt Plug is a soft, friendly, approachable butt plug perfect for newbies. It has the flexibility and softness of jelly with the required sturdiness for quick anal insertion. The smooth wave shape slides in effortlessly and gently, when well lubricated it will snuggle right into place instantly. The single bulb in the middle of the shaft applies mild erotic pressure right behind the sphincter.

Product Specifications:

  • Total Length: 2 1/2 inches
  • Insertable Length: 2 inches
  • Diameter: 3/8 inch at the tip, 7/8 inch across the thickest point
  • Material: TPR - Thermoplastic Rubber
  • Color Options: Blue, Grey, Purple

Small Heart Diamond Butt Plug

Small Heart Diamond Butt Plug - Price: $22.99

Small Heart Diamond Butt Plug is one of the best beginner anal toys a gal could own. The sensually smooth solid silicone is formed into a visually impressive collection of graduated ribbed stacks which provide a fun dose of pleasure compared to a regular smooth ass plug. When your muscles in the groin clench due to orgasm, you'll notice the texture as it skyrockets the intensity of your orgasms. The gem anal plug is as pretty as it gets!

Product Specifications:

  • Length: 2 3/4 inches
  • Diameter: 1 1/8 inches across the thickest point
  • Material: Silicone plug, Acrylic gem
  • Color Options: Black, Purple, Red

2. Anal Dildos

Dildos for anal are similar to vaginal dildos & vibrators for women, but the main feature of those better suited for first timers is they are small. Truth be told, a person can shop from any standard sex toy store's catalog and pick any random small dildo and stick it in their butt.

I think butt dildos are a good starter anal toy for beginners because they are often much thinner than a butt plug which is a more comforting thought for a true first timer, especially if they have never used anything to penetrate anally before.

The thin steady shaped dildo shaft is more sleek and inviting, easier to insert. The disadvantage is that they will fall out if not held in place. Especially the beginner anal dildos, let go with your hand and it will slide right out. These are for anal play, the literal term for butt stuff foreplay using sex toys.

Anal vibrator dildos up the pleasure factor by adding a vibrating motor to the dildo shaft. The tingling of a buzzing motor in the rear is exuberantly exciting and something I really wish every person will try at some point in time. It's excellent during masturbation and moments of shameless self love.

How to Find the Best Anal Dildo for Beginners

Here's some advice on what to look for when shopping for beginner anal dildos for solo or couples anal play:

  • Pointy or tapered tip – The dildo shaft has a long way to go – especially compared to short butt plugs. It's essential the tip is narrow or tapered for easy insertion.
  • Flared base – It's unlikely you'll be able to insert a 6 inch dildo completely into the ass, but having a flared base makes it easier to handle from the outside. It's easy to maneuver.
  • Consider vibration – A vibrating anal toy for beginners is the best way to boost sexual pleasure and increase the strength and duration of your orgasms. Vibrators are a must-have, in my opinion.
  • Thin and small – This seems obvious, but some anal toys look fancy or pretty and may appeal to you in the pictures and videos, but make sure you're aware of the diameter before ordering.
  • Penis shaped to prep for anal sex – If you're preparing for anal sex, there is no better way to train the anus then to get a dildo that is shaped like a tiny penis.

Best Anal Dildos for First Timers

When a customer asks me to recommend a little butt dildo for kinky and creative back door exploration, these are my top personal suggestions, tried, tested & true:

Tee Beginner Pegging Toy

Tee Beginner Pegging Toy - Price: $19.99

Tee Beginner Pegging Toy is an excellent anal training toy for those interested in pegging sex. A partner is not mandatory however, this little anal probe is just as good when you're alone. The tall yet narrow base also makes this a great all-day anal plug effectively tucking between your butt cheeks with total discretion. So many uses for this simple yet fun design!

Product Specifications:

  • Total Length: 4 1/2 inches
  • Diameter: 1/2 inch across the tip, 1 inch mid-shaft
  • Material: Silicone

Mini Whopper Anal Dildo

Mini Whopper Anal Dildo - Price: $22.99

Mini Whopper Anal Dildo has life like features with a soft easy bend and lovely little rounded head. The slight mushroom tip adds wonderful feeling without overdoing it. The flattened suction cup base is perfect for slipping through a strap on harness O ring for while the tiny overall size makes this soft penis perfect for first time anal exploration. Mini Whopper Vibrating Anal Dildo is the same toy, but comes with a super powerful internal 3 speed vibrating motor.

Product Specifications:

  • Total Length: 5 3/4 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4 3/4 inches
  • Diameter: 1 inch
  • Material: PVC

Butt Buddy Beginner Anal Toy

Butt Buddy Beginner Anal Toy - Price: $35.99

Butt Buddy Beginner Anal Toy is a super slim ribbed vibrating probe that brings first timers an incredible delight. Sure we can make this claim about all slim vibrating anal toys for beginners, but this one is special, it's the best vibrating anal toy for beginners, both men and women. The small stature is the tamest way to try ridiculously strong vibration which effortlessly boost orgasm intensity.

Product Specifications:

  • Total Length: 5 inches
  • Insertable Length: 3 inches
  • Diameter: 7/8 inch tip, 3/4 inch shaft
  • Batteries: 2 AA, not included
  • Motor: Multi speed
  • Material: Plastic, rubber coating

Slender Tulip Anal Vibrator

Slender Tulip Anal Vibrator - Price: $16.99

Slender Tulip Anal Vibrator is thin as a finger so it's the least threatening of all first timer anal vibrators. The top has a oblong sphere - sort of like a tulip blossom, hence the namesake. The motor just underneath this bulbous tip vibrates deep exhibiting the awesome erotic joys of deep rectal vibration all from a modestly sized butt vibrator.

Product Specifications:

  • Total Length: 7 inches
  • Diameter: Tip is 7/8 inch, shaft is 3/4 inch
  • Batteries: 2 AAA, not included
  • Motor: Multi speed
  • Material: Plastic

3. Anal Beads

Anal beads are excellent small anal toys for beginners because they are graduated which means the first bead is small and they gradually increase in girth as the strand progresses until the end. This way each person can choose how deep or how shallow to insert it.

If you want to sample only the first few tiny beads, by all means enjoy “just the tip!” The more you enjoy the sleek bumpy sensation inside the anus, the deeper you can go. Long anal beads feature a super non-threatening gradient in size, with the first few beads being accessible to any butthole, no matter how nervous its owner.

How to use anal beads? Anal beads are meant to be pulled at the insert of orgasm, but you can push & pull it in & out as a kinky form of anal play (which I recommend you try at some point, folks really enjoy the sliding sensation back there).

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How to Find the Best Anal Beads for Beginners

Here's some advice on what to look for when shopping for beginner anal beads to enhance sexual pleasure:

  • Look for graduated – Graduated anal beads are beads that start tiny and increase in size as each bead progresses along the strand. These are the easiest to insert one at a time.
  • Silicone or TPE anal beads – Single strand beads are more comfortable for first timers compared to individual plastic beads on a string. The contrast between bead and string is far less so it's more gentle.
  • Retrieval loop – It's easier to have a retrieval loop that way you can grab it with your hand and pull them out when your orgasm starts. Don't want to pull them out late!
  • Vibrating beads on a stick – This is a cross between anal vibrator and anal beads. The stiff stick is perfect for couples anal play and exploration. Most are small and perfect anal toys for beginners
  • Length doesn't matter – Even though most strands may be 8 inches long or more, that doesn't mean you have to insert it all the way. Only use the top three or four beads if that works best for you.

Best Anal Beads for First Timers

Truth is that any small diameter anal bead toy will work, but these are my personal favorites that will make your orgasms feel more intense:

Intro Anal Beads for Beginners

Intro Anal Beads for Beginners - Price: $10.99

Intro Anal Beads for Beginners is the smallest anal toy molded together on a slick & slippery stand. Furthermore, the slippery sensation whilst sliding out of the anus is gaining in popularity quickly making these the best beginners anal beads available for sale. You won’t be disappointed!

Product Specifications:

  • Total Length: 10 inches
  • Diameter: The largest bead is 3/4 inch, the smallest bead is 1/4 inch.
  • Material: PVC
  • Color Options: Clear, Blue, Pink, Purple

Unicorn Beginner Vibrating Anal Toy

Unicorn Beginner Vibrating Anal Toy - Price: $30.99

Unicorn Beginner Vibrating Anal Toy has the skinniest tapered shaft that is a first timer's dream to use. Small and gentle, the way a first timers vibrating anal toy is supposed to be, the best anal vibrator for sale anywhere. Lightly vibrating to provide a little extra to your experience. The smooth, shiny rubber looks good, and the solid ridges are a real treat to your sex life.

Product Specifications:

  • Total Length: 5 3/8 inches
  • Diameter: Ranges between 1/4 – 7/8 inches
  • Batteries: 1 AAA, not included
  • Motor: Multi-speed
  • Material: TPR - Thermoplastic Rubber
  • Color Options: Blue, Purple

Petite Teazer Anal Vibrator

Petite Teazer Anal Vibrator - Price: $33.99

Petite Teazer Anal Vibrator is thinner than a finger and the smallest anal toy available for sale. For the curious, there is no better choice to try for the first time. Slide it in further and the finger thin shaft nestles nicely inside limiting stretch. Once fully inserted, the thin neck rests over the opening while the powerful wireless and waterproof vibrator and its pouch sit directly on the exterior of the body.

Product Specifications:

  • Total Length: 5 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4 inches
  • Diameter: Ranges between 1/4 – 3/4 inch
  • Batteries: 3 cells, included & installed
  • Motor: 3 speeds & 5 vibrating patterns

What About an Anal Training Kit?

Some customers shopping online for beginner anal toys are drawn to anal training kits. After all, they are a collection of butt plugs and dildos made for newbies, right? Those preparing for anal sex will find better use for the back door training kit than someone seeking to enjoy anal play simply to enhance sexual enjoyment and make foreplay more adventurous.

Anal training kits include a stepped collection of rectal plugs ranging from small to large which train the anus to accept something with a bigger girth, also known as anal stretching.

Just because you are a beginner doesn't mean you want to stretch the anus wide and engage in anal sex or wear a thick bum plug during sex. That is not necessary, if your final goal is simply to enhance orgasms with back door stimulation, there is no need to break size records with something huge.

Dilators Thin Anal Dildo Kit

Dilators Thin Anal Dildo Kit - Price: $44.99

Dilators Thin Anal Dildo Kit is designed for vaginal or anal training, dilation and stretching to help the body eventually accommodate something with a thicker girth. The probes are stiff, but if you put pressure on them with your hand they can bend. This assures they won't collapse during insertion and maintain the right level of firmness for vaginal dilation and/or butthole training.

  • Insertable Length (small | medium | large): 3 inches | 3 1/2 inches | 4 inches
  • Diameter (small | medium | large): 1/2 inch | 3/4 inch | 7/8 inch
  • Material: Silicone

Advancing Experience Levels

How that you have an idea on what to look for when finding anal toys for beginners, I hope you can shop confidently and pick a small butt plug or mini anal sex toy that you really love. Not everyone wants to advance anal experience levels, but if you want to, this is the best place to start.

Anal play is an easy ticket to intense sexual pleasure and enjoyment for everyone – men, women, couples, gay straight, all genders and sexual orientations benefit from using anal toys. Now go and have some fun!

Mayla Green

Mayla Green has been involved in the sex toy industry since 2004. Working behind the motto “Sex TOYS should be FUN”, Mayla provides unique tips & advice amassed from over a decade of hands on experience with adult products. She also coaches clients how to fully enjoy sexual pleasure and can be seen in major publications & magazines online.

Happily married since 2009, she knows firsthand how the sex life eventually becomes repetitive (which truthfully means boring), so if you're looking to spice things up in the bedroom, Mayla's your gal! Her literary pride & joy is covering topics for established couples needing inspiration to keep lovemaking exciting and fun.

Not in a relationship? Her other focus is teaching women how to properly handle the “little person in the canoe” to experience the best orgasms ever, no partner required! Her creative and innovative tips, techniques and advice is on par with a certified sex therapist or Sexologist, but with an extra advantage from her knowledge of the adult toy business.

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