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Butt Plug Too Big? Safety Tips & Solutions

Butt plugs have helped many solo explorers and couples reinvent fun in the bedroom (or anywhere decent). However, you should know what you’re buying and whether it’s the best size.

Most beginners often buy a butt plug too big for use, thus leaving them with a much bigger fear of experimenting.

We’ll answer your questions and guide you to the right butt plug sizes.

What Size of Butt Plug Should I Buy?

Beginners can explore less than 1” to 1.25” diameter butt plugs to get a feel of what they are comfortable with. These butt plug sizes can prepare them to go up the sizes and explore bigger sizes like the 1.5” and 1.75” diameter butt plugs.

If you’re feeling kinky and already familiar with the 1.75” diameter butt plugs, you can try the 2” diameter butt plugs.

It’s important to lube up properly when trying any new butt plug size. The lubricant will help prevent injuries, pain, and discomfort. The last thing we want you to experience is tears (literally and figuratively!)

Should You Use Your Butt Plug If It’s Too Big?

Okay, so you’ve bought a butt plug too big to handle? Don’t fret; it happens to the best of us.

The important thing to remember is how big your new butt plug is relative to what you’re used to.

If you’ve purchased one size too big, we recommend buying a smaller butt plug to prepare yourself for the bigger size. You could also use a lot of lubricant before trying the big butt plug – who knows, you may looove it!

For lubricants, we recommend water-based lubricants like

Aqua Condom Safe Lube 4oz/120ml

Mood Silicone Lube - 4oz/113g

Water Slide Personal Lube in 8oz/236ml

LuvMor Naturals Water Based Lube 4oz/120ml

How to Remove a Butt Plug That’s Too Big?

Removing a butt plug that’s too big can be an uncomfortable experience. However, the two main suggestions are to:

  • Apply as much lubricant as possible, relax your sphincter, and push in little bursts. This will be a slow process but hopefully a productive one.
  • If the above fails, contact an Emergency Room as soon as possible. While this can be embarrassing, it’s a safe option to explore.

Tips for Buying Your First Butt Plug

There’s a lot of questions when buying your first butt plug. We’ve been there, so here are the top tips to remember.

Size, Shape, and Material

The size, shape, and material of your first butt plug can influence how you enjoy the adult toy. 

For size, we recommend starting small and working your way up the size chart. A general butt plug rule of thumb is to increase toy diameter by no more than 0.25” with each size you’re trying.

Our top beginner butt plug recommendations are:

Booty Sparks Pink Rose Gold Anal Plug in Small

Firefly Pleasure Plugs Trainer Kit in Glow In the Dark

Jelly Rancher Ripple T Butt Plug in Black

For shape, go for a butt plug with a wider base than the bulb. The base shape could be square or round, but T-base butt plugs are more comfortable for longer wear and round base for short-time use.

Also, ensure that the butt plug has a long neck with a reasonable slope from the neck to the bulb. You should also avoid pointy or long butt plugs.

For the butt plug material, we recommend body-safe materials like silicone, glass, and stainless steel butt plugs.

Save costs on buying butt plug kits with these recommendations:

Rear Assets Heart Gem Metal Plug Kit in Rainbow

Rear Assets Heart Gem Metal Plug Kit in Rose

Luxe Beginner Silicone Butt Plug Kit in Pink

Buy from Credible Online Stores

We recommend buying from credible online stores, preferably those offering same-day or next-day deliveries. This means you won’t have to wait too long to explore your new toy while also getting quality products for your sexual pleasure.

Shop Local For Faster Delivery

Shopping from local adult toy stores may be a great way to contribute to businesses in your community and also serve your interest (with faster delivery times). At Sex Toy Vancouver (STV), we serve all customers across our community and throughout Canada.

We help them keep the excitement burning with same-day deliveries on all orders made before 8:30 PM and next-day deliveries on orders made after that time.

How Long Can You Wear a Butt Plug?

You can wear your butt plug for 2 – 3 hours on average. However, we recommend that beginners start small with 15 – 30-minute sessions while working up to the ideal and average time. Wearing a butt plug for too long may become uncomfortable and widen your sphincter.


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