General Butt Plug Recommendations

I love butt plugs. But finding good ones is difficult.

If you’re an anal beginner or you’re unsure what size to get, start with my introduction to butt plugs. If you’d like to learn about the principles behind my recommendations, read my piece on the elements of good butt plug design. But if you just want some recommendations, this is the article for you.

I’ve only included basic, traditional butt plugs. Prostate plugs, textured plugs, and plugs attached to cock rings can be awesome. But they’re beyond my purview here.

You’ll also notice all my recommendations are silicone plugs with t-bar bases. There are other body-safe, non-porous materials and round bases are useful if you have a vag and want to fill both holes simultaneously. But t-bar silicone plugs are my jam.

And, unlike most of my other lists, I’m not trying to be exhaustive here.

Soft Plugs

My butt adores soft silicone. It’s so damn comfy and luxurious.

  • SquarePeg’s Egg Plugs in Super Soft

    These are my favourite plugs. The super soft versions are exquisitely squishy. The thick necks are great for girth training, but they’re thin enough that you’ll never feel anxious about retention. And the sizes are well-spaced, so you can safely progress through their ranks.

    SquarePeg has other soft plugs, too. I’m singling out the Egg Plugs because their close adherence to my principles of good butt plug design makes them stand out from the pack.

  • Oxballs’ Ergo Plugs in Super Soft Smoke

    Their necks are thinner than the Egg Plugs’, so they should be easier to wear for extended periods. And they’re slightly, almost imperceptibly softer.

    The Egg and Ergo Plugs are ranked 1A and 1B in my butt toy pantheon. To choose between them would be supremely nitpicky, so you should go with whichever one has a size closest to the girth you’re looking for.

  • Fetish Zone’s Ballistic Penetrators in 00-30 or 00-50

    They’re one of the few butt plug makers that discloses the shore durometers of their silicone rather than merely saying “soft” or “firm.”

    I wish the tips weren’t pointy and the t-bar bases didn’t bulge in the middle. But they’re less expensive than SquarePeg or Oxballs.

Bad Dragon and Silicone Nozzles also make soft plugs, but they have round bases.

Budget Plugs

Many of these plugs have mild cases of Pointy Tip Syndrome. But hey, you’re saving money.

  • Pipedream’s Anal Fantasy Collection Silicone Plugs

    They’re comfy and ergonomic, and they come in six sizes: mini (1″ diameter), small (1.5″), medium (1.75″), large (2″), xl (2.5″), and mega (3″).

    The silicone is firmer than I prefer. But the shape is great and the thin necks make long-term wear easier.

    If you want a large, inexpensive plug, these should be at the top of your list. Most big, inexpensive toys are made of unsafe materials like PVC.

    Fyi, these plugs come with a small tube of Anal Eaze. Throw that shit out. Desensitizing your ass is a bad idea. You need to be able to feel pain. That’s how you know when something’s wrong.

  • Doc Johnson’s Mood Naughty

    They have long tapers for easy insertion and come in medium (1″ diameter), large (1.25″), and xl (1.5″). There’s also a small with a 0.75″ diameter, but it’s so thin that even newbies can pass it over. And the small through large sizes are available in a set.

  • Titus’ Silicone Series Butt Plugs

    They’re available in small (~1.1″ diameter), medium (~1.25″), and large (~1.6″). You can also get all three in a set.

Honourable Mentions

  • Vixen’s Tristan 2

    It also comes in a couple smaller sizes, but the big guy is the important one. Because its neck has a 5 ⅛” circumference.

    That’s thicker than most penises. So when you remove Tristan 2, you should be able to jump into anal sex with almost no additional foreplay. Pre-stretching your hole is a fun way to surprise your partner.

    Though its neck is thick, the low bulb-to-neck ratio means the head only has a 6 ⁹/₁₆” circumference. So compared to other plugs, you don’t need to open very wide to reap the benefits of Tristan 2’s thick neck.

  • Tantus’ Ringo

    Yeah, it’s a plug, but forget that. Ringo’s killer feature is its long, smooth taper. Use it as a foreplay tool to stretch yourself and either adjust to your favourite toys quicker or step up your girth game.

    Servant Sex Toys makes a similarly shaped toy called Splitter. Unlike Ringo, it doesn’t look pluggable. But Ringo maxes out at 7 ⁹/₁₆” in circumference, while the largest Splitter goes up to 14”.

Go forth and plug your ass with quality toys.

2 thoughts on “General Butt Plug Recommendations

  1. I’m confused what size I should be getting for the super soft stuff (oxballs & Squarepeg). I’m still training and comfortable around 1.25”, what do you recommend?


    1. When sizing up, I recommend an increment of up to 1″ in circumference, or 0.25″-0.3″ in diameter. This should give you a challenging, yet fun and doable stretch.

      If you attempt an increment much bigger than this, either it won’t go in or you’ll hurt yourself. If you try a smaller increment, you may find it too easy and too similar to your previous toy.

      How soft/firm a toy is doesn’t have that much impact on whether you’ll be able to take it. So I don’t think it’s wise to bend this rule of thumb when sizing up from a firm toy to a soft toy.

      So if you can currently handle 1.25″ in diameter, the Small Ergo Plug or Small Egg Plug would be too big for you, and the Extra Small sizes are pretty much what you’re already using. You’re between sizes for soft plugs, so I recommend getting Pipedream’s Small Anal Fantasy Collection Silicone Plug (trash the Anal Eaze that comes in the box) or Doc Johnson’s XL Mood Naughty, both of which have 1.5″ diameters. (Yes, one brand’s Small is the same size as another brand’s XL.)

      Then for your next plug, you’ll be able to get soft silicone.

      You may also find my guide to training your ass helpful. I wrote it with anal sex in mind, but the same principles apply no matter what you want to put in your ass.



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