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Excited? Great. Here’s what you should know before using anal beads:
Anal beads can be so much fun to use. Whether you're interested in anal play and want to start small, or wondering how to prepare for anal sex for the first time, anal beads can be a great way to experiment. Most start off with a tiny anal bead, and they get bigger with the more length you take in. This is great for beginners as it means your body adjusts to the size slowly. They're not remotely as intimidating as they may look, and are really easy to pop in. Although men and people with penises tend to like anal beads because they can help stimulate and massage the prostate , women and people with vaginas can also enjoy the sensation they create, as the anus has loads of nerve endings. And while yes, the anus can stretch, it is a delicate thing of which you must always take great care. Here, sex expert Annabelle Knight from Lovehoney explains how to use anal beads safely. Bear in mind that a lot of anal beads are made from silicone, and shouldn't be used with silicone-based lubes. Go for a water-based lube instead as this won't damage the toy.
What are anal beads?
Sometimes the beads are different sizes, starting small and getting progressively larger as you move up the string. Sometimes they are the same size all the way through. At the handle end, there is a larger loop or something else to allow the user to pull the beads out, and to prevent the entire string from slipping up into the rectum. Like most sex toys , anal beads don't come with instructions.
You might have dabbled in sex toys before—a cock ring here, a We-Vibe there. Maybe you even have a riding crop. If so, it may be time to think about adding anal beads to your bedroom repertoire. Anal beads are made up of shapes usually spheres, but they can also be oval- or pill-shaped that are fixed on a progressive, long string. While you're spicing up your sex life, might as well find out how yours compares This also has the handy function of, ya know, preventing the toy from completely going inside your body. Think pop-pop-pop. That makes insertion easier and more comfortable. As you advance, you might also progress to a toy that has beads that are all the same sizes or random sizes.