Pros: Intensely curved shape for prostate stimulation; included bullet vibrator can be removed and used separately (e.g. for clit or nipple stimulation); pairs well with partnered sex but can also be used solo; waterproof
Cons: Some users report that it slips out too easily due to its shape; curve may be uncomfortably extreme for some users; may be too large for some users
The Best Inexpensive Prostate Massager: Aneros Helix Prostate Stimulator
Materials: ABS plastic
How to Use: Apply lubricant to the toy and slide it into your butt. Clench your muscles around it to feel it stroke against your prostate.
Slightly smaller and roughly $100 cheaper than the LELO, the Helix Prostate Stimulator is a good choice for beginners. Start with this, get to know yourself, and when you’re ready for an upgrade, get something that rumbles.
Pros: Provides conveniently hands-free prostate stimulation; tabs at either end of the toy’s base can stimulate external spots like the perineum; beginner-friendly dimensions; can be used with any kind of lube
Cons: May be too small for users who prefer large penetration; takes practice to gain the muscle control needed for hands-free prostate stimulation
The Best Cheap Beginners’ Butt Plug: Fun Factory Bootie
How to Use: Apply water-based lube to the toy before inserting it.
Welcome to your own backdoor. If this is your first time back there, the Bootie is great for getting into your, well, booty. It’s a petite anal toy with a satisfying curve meant to press on your prostate, and its slim base fits comfortably between your butt cheeks.
Pros: Comfortable slim base; good curve for prostate/indirect G-spot stimulation; multiple sizes available to suit your needs
Cons: Neck is not really large enough to help you warm up for anal sex, pegging, etc. if that’s what you want to use it for
The Best Anal Beads: CalExotics Silicone Booty Beads
How to Use: Apply water-based lubricant to the beads and slowly insert each one into your butt. Some people like to pull the beads out rapidly at the moment of orgasm to intensify their climax.
These anal beads hold their shape better than a standard set, so they’re easy to guide in even if you’ve never tried beads before. That “popping” sensation as each bead moves in and out of you can make orgasms surprisingly intense!
Pros: Beads gradually escalate in size, helping you work up to larger penetration comfortably; ring-shaped base makes removal quick and easy
Cons: Doesn’t vibrate or do anything fancy; can’t be used with silicone-based lubes
The Best Rimming S(t)imulator: b-Vibe Rimming Plug 2
Battery Life: Up to 90 minutes
How to Use: Liberally apply water-based lubricant to the plug and slide it into your butt. Control it with the buttons on the toy or with the included remote.
The b-Vibe is the only butt plug on the market that simulates rimming or “analingus” using rotating beads. While it doesn’t feel exactly like a partner’s tongue, it still feels pretty damn good, and doesn’t require you to ferociously clean out beforehand. It’s also a simple entry for men who want to explore anal play, but aren’t quite ready to shove a dildo in there yet.
Pros: Remote control is convenient and has a connectivity range of up to 30 feet
Cons: Doesn’t exactly replicate a real rimming
The Best Luxe Butt Plug: Njoy Pure Plug
Materials: Stainless steel
How to Use: Apply a lube of your choice to the plug and slide it into your butt.
The unrelenting pressure of this stainless steel plug in your ass can intensify anything else you’re doing, from masturbating to receiving oral sex to penetrating your partner. It’s so high-quality and well-designed that it’s practically a piece of jewlery.
Pros: Flat looped base makes insertion and removal easier and is more comfortable during use than a rounded base; can be used with any kind of lube; will basically last forever; other size options available; holds cold and heat well, making it great for temperature play; comes in a beautiful, gift-ready wooden storage box with satin lining
Cons: Expensive for a butt plug; may be uncomfortably firm for some users
The Best Vibrators
The Best Penis Vibrator: Fun Factory Manta
Materials: Silicone and ABS plastic
Battery Life: Up to 2 hours
How to Use: Apply water-based lubricant to the inside of the toy and turn it on using the buttons on the handle. You can hold it in place wherever feels good, or stroke it up and down.
The ridges on this penis-focused vibrator are super-stimulating, so this toy feels fantastic whether you’re stroking it over your frenulum solo or having a partner use it as a blowjob accessory. Its shape can easily accommodate various penis sizes, and the best way to use this is probably accompanying it with a blowjob or any other partnered sex activity.
Pros: Shaped to fit a variety of penis sizes; pleasurably ridged texture also holds onto lube for a smoother feel; six vibration patterns and six vibration speeds; combines well with blowjobs and some other partnered activities, but can also be used solo; waterproof
Cons: Tightness is not adjustable; can’t be used with silicone-based lubes; not well-suited for people who like full-shaft stimulation
The Best Perineum Toy: Dame Products Pom
Battery Life: Up to 1 hour on highest setting
How to Use: Apply water-based lubricant if desired, place on any external body part you want, and control the vibrations with the buttons on the toy.
The perineum is a super-underrated erogenous zone. (This is the patch of skin between the anus and the ballsack—the taint, if you have to.) It should definitely not be ignored. If you’re looking for something to up your orgasm game, but aren’t quite ready for butthole action just yet, the pernieum is the place to start. The Pom from Dame products is perfectly contoured for the vulva—and happens to be equally perfect for the perineum. Try having your partner use it on you during oral or hand-sex and see what a difference it can make.