As much as you may snigger at the word "butt plug", it turns out they're perfectly valid sex toys - regardless of your gender or sexual orientation. At least, that's according to this (surprisingly classy) animated tutorial. Prepare to be elucidated.
Butt plugs essentially fulfil two purposes - to bring pleasure to the user and to 'train' the anus. (If you're clueless as to why you'd want to train your anus, try this beginner-friendly, NSFW primer.)
The video above, which was produced by Carvaka Sex Toys, breaks down the butt-plug basics - from the available sizes and types of materials used, to the ins-and-outs of the relevant human anatomy.
Apparently, a butt plug can lead to intensified orgasms in both members of a heterosexual couple - by stimulating the prostrate in men and massaging the back of the vaginal wall in women. Wearing a butt plug can also greatly enhance the feeling of fellatio.
Welp, that's me sold. Probably.
The phrase "butt plug" is guaranteed to put a smirk on the face of the kind of office bore who thinks it's funny to deride anal pleasure. But the truth is, butt fun is good, and if you’re avoiding it, you’re missing out. Butt plugs are divine for anal arousal, and using one as part of your sexual repertoire will lead to intense fulfilment. You may well also find that they’re orgasm dynamite. Here's everything a butt plug novice needs to know.