Shopping for a Butt Toy
Anal Play and Shopping for a Butt Toy
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Shopping for a butt toy can be daunting, especially if this is your first foray into the exciting world of anal pleasure. First of all, we would like to highlight the importance of education to ensure safety and the highest degree of pleasure possible. For both novices and pros alike, here are some of our recommended DVDs and books specifically around anal play.
A crucial part of anal play is lube. The butt is not self-lubricating and a good, thick lubricant is will make anal exploration smooth, slick and way more comfortable than without. Maximus is a popular anal lube with a handy pump. Astrogel is often recommended by Tristan Taormino and those who want something more natural enjoy Hathor Aphrodisia.
* a note on numbing agents: Good For Her does not carry numbing agents for anal play. This is because numbing creams and gels mask the body's pain response which can in turn cause us to inflict physical damage because we can't feel the pain that is telling us to slow down or stop. We'd encourage you to avoid these products.
Styles of Toys
The Rocky is great as a precursor to anal intercourse with a penis or a dildo.
Silicone is an ideal material for anal toys as it is soft, super hygienic, sterilizable and long lasting. Silicone usually falls in the middle range of prices and, and is one of the most popular materials for sex toys.
Stainless Steel is super smooth but does not conform to our bodies' natural twists and turns. The weight and silky suface of stailness still is best used by people with some experience with butt play and understand different sensations. Beginners should be prepared to be very slow and patient when using toys like these. Stainless Steel can also be sterilized and can be warmed or cooled gently. It also has the advantage of using its natural weight when placed on the prostate for example.
Glass is similar to Stainless Steel in some ways - very smooth, very slippery, great for temperature play, and also can be sterilized, and usually recommended for those who have experiemented some with anal play before using. Glass is a safe and elegant material that offers targetted pressure in places that can feel good.
A Note on Safer Sex
Please note: even if you are sharing sexual fluids you still need to sterilize anal toys or use a condom when sharing anal toys in order to avoid passing bacteria between partners. We also highly recommend using a condom for anal intercourse.
Gloves: We love using gloves for added safety, ease of cleaning up and comfort for some. Good For Her carries non-latex gloves and black gloves are sexy and also camouflage any ...mess that sometimes appear on fingers when they come out, especially on lighter-skinned folks.
More questions? Ask one of our trained, friendly staff for assistance at our store, or use our contact us form to get in touch, or come to the Anal Pleasure workshop!