When your parents gave you “the talk,” they more than likely only told you about vaginal penetration. If they were anything like my parents, they left out the parts about how good oral sex can feel, how foreplay is important, and how to properly and safely engage in anal sex. I’m not going to give you that talk just yet, but I do want to talk to you about anal sex and all the ways it can be amazing - specifically when using one of the best anal vibrators currently on the market! Below you will find a collection of reviews on some of the top anal vibrators and why I think they deserve the title “best.” At the end of my reviews, you will find some commonly asked questions and my personal advice.
It should come as no surprise that once again a We-Vibe product sits at the top of my list. The We-Vibe Ditto is a vibrating butt plug that is designed for distance play and comfort. It comes with a remote that reaches across the room and connects to We-Vibes app, We-Connect for across the world connection. The remote includes ten preprogrammed vibration modes and is incredibly easy to use. The app, on the other hand, can be used by anyone you allow to connect to the Ditto (anywhere in the world) and can be used to customize and save as many vibration modes as your heart desires.
The We-Vibe Ditto is created with a silky smooth silicone and has a slim, flexible neck for your comfort. It has a tapered head for easy insertion and a bulbed shaped body to fit comfortably in your anal canal. The flared base is in the shape of a “T,” ensuring that it rests comfortably between your cheeks. It has an overall length of three and a half inches, with only three of those being insertable, and a circumference of three and three-quarters of an inch. Before insertion, be sure to cover the anal vibrator with a generous amount of lubricant and apply some on your anus as well.
The We-Vibe Ditto is rechargeable via a USB cable that can be plugged into any box or USB port, helping you to enjoy it no matter where you are in the world. The Ditto will blink when it is low on battery, helping you to remember when to charge it. An hour and a half of charge time will provide you with two hours of play time. The charging method may be a little finicky, as it is a magnetic connection, or maybe it is just me that has issues with those charging options. Thanks to the magnetic charging it is completely waterproof and can be submerged in the tub for aquatic fun.
As I mentioned before, the We-Vibe Ditto anal vibrator has ten preprogrammed vibration modes when using the remote. These vibrations are strong and rumbly, helping you reach a deep level of pleasure. The first four vibrations are steady and include low, medium, high, and ultra. The final seven are patterns providing you with a pulse, wave, massage, tease, tempo, and ramp. The higher the vibrations get in intensity, the buzzier they become. Also, you can make any combination of these, or something completely new using the app! This anal vibrator is perfect for those who do not like the preset vibrations included with most vibrators.
It is important to note that the design of the We-Vibe Ditto may cause discomfort easier than other anal vibrators because of its shape. If you are new to anal play, I highly recommend starting out with something that is more round. The back of the dildo is completely flat, giving way to a bulbed front. This feels wide when inserted into the anus and when I was just beginning to explore anal play, I did not enjoy this feeling. Once I became more familiar with and comfortable with anal play, I enjoyed the shape more, and now it is my go-to anal vibrator.
The We-Vibe Ditto is the best anal vibrator because not only can you control it with a remote from across the room, but you can also tease and please your partner from across the world. The vibrations are rumbly and strong, reaching your inner core and holding it in a pleasurable state. With the app, you can create your own vibration patterns and make your experience with this anal vibrator truly one of a kind! The shape may be a bit much for beginners, but once you know what you are doing - the We-Vibe Ditto is the perfect anal vibrator to add to any collection.
The Lovehoney Butt Tingler also has a “T” shaped flared base and fits comfortably between your cheeks. It has a filling girth, or circumference, of four and a half inches. It is five and a half inches in total length, but only four of those are insertable. Like the Ditto, the Lovehoney Butt Tingler is made of silicone and does not have any creases. Unlike the Ditto, the Lovehoney Butt Tingler is completely rounded. The tip is tapered to help with insertion (remember to use lube when inserting things into your anus) and it gradually gets larger, before tapering off again to a slim neck.
The Lovehoney Butt Tingler has ten intense vibration modes, ranging from a steady low vibration to seven different patterns to choose from. All of these are accessed through a single push button on the bottom of the removable bullet. Yes, you read that right, this anal vibrator can be used as just a butt plug, or you can take out the bullet and use it alone. Considering the vibrations come from a bullet and the price of the Lovehoney Butt Tingler, you have probably already guessed that it requires batteries, that are not included. The Lovehoney Butt Tingler takes a single triple “A” battery - and as always, I recommend investing in rechargeables for this reason.
Let us go back to the bullet and operation system for a moment. One of my biggest pet peeves is a toy that cannot go back to a previous setting without cycling through all the other modes first. This is one of those toys. The Lovehoney Butt Tingler has a single button on the vibrator that comes with it. If you miss the mode or pattern you were searching for while using this anal vibrator, you have to cycle through nine other modes before getting back to the one you wanted. Thankfully, since the bullet is removable, you can swap it out with something that has a better operating system.
The silicone neck is flexible enough to provide comfortable travel during wear. While this is a huge plus, I have found that due to the size of the neck on the Lovehoney Butt Tingler it can slip out during orgasm. When you orgasm your rectum tenses up with the rest of your pelvic area and can push out an anal vibrator that is not snuggly in place with a slender enough neck. While I do find this to be annoying, I love the fact that the bullet is completely waterproof and, as long as the battery cap is secure, can be taken on any aquatic adventure your heart desires.
Due to the girth of the Lovehoney Butt Tingler, this anal vibrator may not be the best option for all butt toy enthusiasts. If you are newer to butt play and have not taken anything more than two inches in circumference, I do not recommend jumping to this one. While it is an amazing toy, it is not recommended for new anal players.
The Lovehoney Butt Tingler has a fantastic girth and length to give you that full feeling you have been searching for. Once you surpass the smaller butt plugs and want something to really fill you up, this is the first anal vibrator you should reach for. While it is not rechargeable (and does not come with the batteries it needs), it does come with a removable bullet and it completely waterproof. The “T” shaped flared base fits comfortably between your cheeks ensuring that it stays in place while you go about your day and the tapered, graduating tip makes for a pleasurable, easy insertion.
The Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug is the most adorable anal vibrator on my list - it is also the most difficult to clean! As you could probably guess by the name, this vibrator resembles a berry. Not just any berry, but a small, pink raspberry. It comes in a cute pink color with uncanny details. These details are what makes it so hard to clean. I keep a special toothbrush for toys that have a lot of texture or detail so that I can get into all the nooks and crannies and ensure a thorough cleaning.
The Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug was designed by the company Rocks Off and comes with a removable bullet that can be purchased separately, it is the legendary RO-80 mm seven function powerful bullet. If you do not want to purchase a second one, you can take the Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug apart and use the bullet and butt plug without one another. You can also replace the bullet with a different one if you wish. The RO-80 mm seven function powerful bullet has, as you may have guessed, seven vibration modes that include three constant speeds and four patterns. These are controlled by a single push button on the bottom of the vibrator - and we all know how I feel about that.
The anal vibrator itself is made completely of silicone and has a tapered end. The bumpy texture is great for those who enjoy a little more sensation during insertion. Due to the added texture, I recommend using a bit more lube to ensure that you do not hurt yourself while playing with the Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug. The vibrations can be felt through the entire butt plug and are powerful enough to turn you to a happy mess of jelly. The Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug is four and a half inches in total length, but only two and a half of those are insertable. The girth or circumference of the Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug may be a bit intimidating to some, as it has a four and a quarter inch circumference.
The RO-80 mm seven function powerful bullet is completely submersible, making the Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug the perfect toy to take in the tub, shower, or any other watery place you wish to get your rocks off. Just make sure the battery cap is on tight - the included bullet comes with one LR1 battery. Since these do not come in a rechargeable form, I recommend stocking up on them if you enjoy the Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug as much as I did, because you will go through a lot of batteries!
As the most adorable anal vibrator on my list of the best anal vibrators, the Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug should be your first choice if you are looking for something small and cute. While it does not have a gem to decorate your bum with, as the next anal vibrator does, you will feel giddy the entire time you are wearing this butt plug, thanks to the powerful vibrations and the perfect imitation of a raspberry. Not only that, but the Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug is the best two for one on this list! The included bullet is the best seller that Rocks Off has to offer!
The Power Gem Rechargeable Vibrating Silicone Butt Plug is less tapered and has a wider neck than the previous anal vibrators, but the beautiful gem on the base and the versatility makes it an amazing option! It is four inches in total length with an insertable length of two and a half inches and a girth of four inches. The powerful motor is located in the tip, directing the vibrations towards your g-spot or prostate, for intense pleasure. Made out of one hundred percent silicone, it is a great option for anyone, beginner or advanced, looking to adorn their backdoor.
It is completely waterproof and can be submerged in the tub or pool, this makes it incredibly easy to clean. The Power Gem Rechargeable Vibrating Silicone Butt Plug has a lock feature to make travel easy. And it is USB rechargeable and can be plugged into any USB port for pleasure no matter what part of the world you are from. To charge the Power Gem Rechargeable Vibrating Silicone Butt Plug, you will have to puncture the “self-healing” silicone with the small cable, which, if you have not done it before, can be a bit nerve-wracking and difficult. Two hours of charge time will provide you with two hours of play time.
The Power Gem Rechargeable Vibrating Silicone Butt Plug not only has a beautiful white gem secured in the bottom, but it also offers ten vibrations functions. These functions are accessed through pushing the gem, making the operating system a single push button. Sadly, the width of the neck does make this anal vibrator easy to push out during orgasm, like with the Lovehoney Butt Tingler mentioned above. This is upsetting because many people find the full feeling during orgasm, as their anus contracts and relax around the anal vibrator, to add more pleasure to their play time. Unlike the last two I mentioned, this one, thankfully, does not require batteries.
Gem butt plugs and anal vibrators make for a fantastic view for your partner. Personally, my partners are incredibly surprised and very happy to find that I am wearing one of my butt plugs that has a gem affixed to the bottom of it. They make for a view that your partner will not soon forget, and knowing how cute your bum looks with a gem resting between your cheeks will leave you feeling fancy for the entire time you are wearing it, at least, that is how I feel when I wear mine!
The Power Gem Rechargeable Vibrating Silicone Butt Plug is sure to make any wearer feel like a princess (or prince) due to the cute little gem placed on the base. The gem doubles as a button, making it easy to find and a breeze to use. While the company who makes the Power Gem Rechargeable Vibrating Silicone Butt Plug advertises it as a probe, Lovehoney says it is a butt plug. Due to the size of the neck, I have to agree with the manufacturer, as I find it slips out far too easily for an anal vibrator. Nonetheless, it is still a beautiful and powerful device!
The Lovehoney's Bedtime Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug is the best anal vibrator on my list for the price. At only twenty-five bucks (unless you catch it on sale) you can have a cute, petite new anal vibrator that provides you with ten different vibration modes. That is three steady vibrations and seven patterns, all at the push of a button. Yes, one button, just one - I am not going back into that. That single button is located on a wired remote for easier play. You can also hand the remote off to your partner and let them control your pleasure.
The Lovehoney's Bedtime Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug has an overall length of five inches, but only four of those are insertable, and a girth, or circumference, of four inches. It has a tapered head, that slowly and gradually gets larger until it reaches the maximum width of the four inches. It is a great toy for those new to anal play as it allows you to adjust slowly. Just remember to take time to let your sphincters relax and do not force the Lovehoney's Bedtime Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug into your bum. If you feel any pain or discomfort, stop and try again later.
The vibrations found in the Lovehoney's Bedtime Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug are more on the buzzy side but carry through your anal canal in a pleasant, back arching manner. It is considered a slimline plug and is easy to insert and remove, thanks to the tapering at the neck and the wider than usual neck. As always, you should use plenty of water-based lubricant with any anal toy - anal specific water based lubes are the best. Thanks to its small size and unique shape, despite the four-inch width, I am comfortable suggesting this anal vibrator to those new to anal play.
The Lovehoney's Bedtime Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug is made of smooth silicone with no noticeable seams and has a comfortable flared base. The base has a small suction cup on the bottom if you wish to try to use this anal vibrator as a suction cup anal dildo. It is flexible and slides in smoothly. It is not waterproof and does require two triple “A” batteries that are not included. The wire that connects the remote to the anal vibrator can be detached from the remote, but not the butt plug. I find this a bit annoying as it makes it a hassle to use the plug without the remote.
The wired remote is fantastic for changing the vibrations while wearing the anal vibrator, and do not worry, the cord is longer than it looks. Usually, the wearer will either have to ask a partner for help or reach down and fumble for the button to change the pattern or speed of the vibrations. While I am not a fan of the wire, I do appreciate the fact that I do not have to sit with my hand between my cheeks until I find the function I want!
The Lovehoney's Bedtime Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug is the only wired anal vibrator on my list. While I usually am not a fan of any wired toy (except the Magic wand - all hail the overlord), this one makes it on my list because it is a great option for beginners (or anyone looking for an anal vibrator that is easy to control). Not only is it affordable, but it is incredibly simple to operate and enjoyable to insert, despite the girth and length! Lovehoney really knows what beginners need when it comes to anal play and the Lovehoney's Bedtime Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug is no exception!
Anal vibrators are devices specially made for use in the rectum, while they can be used vaginally as well, it is not recommended that you swap between holes. Unlike vaginal vibrators, these have a flared base, making them safe for insertion into the anus. Also unlike vaginal vibrators, they are often designed to be used by men or women and aim to please either sex with their design. Most anal vibrators tend to be a bit shorter than vaginal vibrators, although the girth of anal vibrators can get a bit wild. Another commonly found trait with anal vibrators is that they often feature a curved shaft to pleasure the prostate or g-spot.
The number one feature that all anal vibrators share is the flared base. A flared base is incredibly important when inserting anything into your anus. Unlike the vagina, the rectum is not closed, and objects have the potential to get lost, which could result in an embarrassing trip to the ER. I prefer anal vibrators that have either a circular base or a “T” shaped base. Rings do not seem safe to me, but others swear by them! Knowing what size base to use for your body is important.
The steps to using any anal vibrator are pretty much the same, no matter what style you are using. You should ensure that you are clean. Personally, I do not use any butt toys if I have not defecated earlier in the day. Other people prefer to use an anal douche, which is safe as long as it is not done too frequently. The next step is to use lube. Unlike the vagina, the anus does not produce its own lubricant. You should find an anal specific lube, a thick water-based lube, or a silicone / hybrid lube to use during anal play. You should start by lubing up your anus, you can just put some on the outside or push a little inside. I find that already having lube inside my rectum helps to push the anal vibrator in more smoothly. Then you should lube up the anal vibrator. Be sure to use enough lube, as a dry removal can be painful.
After getting everything lubed up, you should relax and play. I like to have a clitoral orgasm before any anal play, but everyone is different. Once I am ready to engage in anal play, I will rub the anal vibrator on the outside of my anus before gently pushing in just the tip. Allow your sphincter to relax around the tip before pushing in any further. The biggest tip I can give anyone for anal play is to take it slow and have patience.
If you are a beginner, I recommend going small and slim. My first anal toy was the Candy Rimmer by Blush Novelties. It had a two-inch circumference and only two and a half inches of insertable length. You should also look for something with a tapered, rounded tip, and a slim neck. It is also important that you know what your budget is, what the toy is made of and if it has any texture to it (like the Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug), and whether or not you should invest in rechargeable batteries or if the device itself is rechargeable.
When considering your budget, you should decide what sort of anal vibrator and what features you want. If you want a luxury model that is out of your price range, it is worth saving up and waiting to get something that you will enjoy. I am not saying break the bank in one purchase, but take some time to put aside money for the anal vibrator you truly want!
While I highly recommend starting with something small, you may just be a beginner to anal sex toys and have already experimented with your fingers or a penetrating partner. It is important to look at the size of an anal vibrator before making your purchase and considering just how much you want to feel full and what you can comfortably handle.
Finally, do not cheat yourself on the full experience. When you first get your anal vibrator, make sure that it has fresh batteries or has time to fully charge before playing with it. You should also have some great anal lube on hand and if you are playing with a partner, make sure you are comfortable with them before getting started.
Vibrating butt plugs can add an extra element of pleasure to any anal play. While butt plugs themselves are great to add to your toy box, the ones that vibrate will bring you to the next level of pleasure.
Anal bullets are the perfect beginner's toy because they are usually small and easy to use.
Luxury anal vibrators usually provide more features rather than just vibrations or patterns - like the We-Vibe Ditto! Usually, these are rechargeable and waterproof, ensuring you an amazing all-around experience!
Remote controlled anal vibrators, like the Ditto and the Lovehoney's Bedtime Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug help you to experiment with the power play, by handing over the controls (literally) to your partner. The non-wired versions (the We-Vibe Ditto) are great for discreet public play.
Since anal vibrators are meant to spend time in your anus, it is important that you take special care of them. Be sure to wash them thoroughly after each use, and if they collect dust when they are not in use, wash them before insertion. Do not cross contaminate! There are bacteria in the anus that should never be introduced to your or your partner's vagina. Vaginas are very sensitive, and anal bacteria can cause a huge mess. Finally, there is outdated information floating around the internet that you should not use silicone lubes with silicone toys. As long as the anal vibrator is made of true silicone, there should not be any problem with using silicone lube.