Anal Vibrator Safety

Just as with any anal sex toys, anal vibrators carry with them their own unique set of risks and dangers. It’s important to be aware of these, as being caught off guard with any kind of anal play can result in a quick trip to the emergency room. Don’t worry though! By the end of this article you should be fully aware of what could go wrong, and how to prevent it.

 

Losing your vibrator

Perhaps the most commonly worried about risk is losing your vibrator inside your rectum. If you use a traditional vaginal vibrator on your anus, this risk is increased tenfold. There is nothing to stop it slipping inside you, and once something has passed the sphincters it will continue travelling upwards, towards your colons and intestines.

To avoid this, you should make sure that your vibrator, or anything else you insert into your anus for that matter, has a flared base. These come in many forms, some being more comfortable than others, or less obvious if worn below clothing. You can usually find a base to suit exactly how you plan on using your vibrators, just make sure it has a base.

 

Vibrator Size

Size is a less dangerous aspect of anal vibrators but still an important one. The anal muscles and nerve endings are very sensitive, and going from never using them to throwing anything you can find into your butt is a sure way to get some anal tearing. You should always start off on the smaller end of the scale, working your way up to the larger vibrators when you feel ready and comfortable. Like a lot of sex, it’s a lot more about how you use it, rather than the size. With a bit of practise, even the smaller vibrators will feel great until you’re ready to move up.

 

Lubrication


It’s important that you’re using the right kind of lube too. We’ve been over it countless times on this site, so I’m only going to say the most important part. Don’t use silicone lube with a silicone toy! It can break down the surface of the vibrator and cause all kinds of nasty stuff to get inside you.

Lubrication is probably the most important aspect of all anal play. It’s no different with vibrators, and going at it dry will lead to chaffing, irritation, tearing, or even bleeds. Whenever you plan to insert something anally, make sure it is dripping with lube, so it will slide in nice and easy and painlessly.

 

Materials

When buying anal vibrators, you should always try to choose one made of a non-porous material. How porous something is basically referring to the size of the pores which make up the material. Sex toy materials classed as porous contain pores large enough for bacteria to get inside the material. This isn’t the case for non-porous materials, so they are much easier to keep clean and much safer overall. Non-porous materials include steel, silicone and glass.

 

Wear and Tear

Everything we own gradually wears out over time. This is equally as true with sex toys. Over time small cracks may start to appear in the surface of the material, or even sharp parts. Any of these signs of wear can make a vibrator uncomfortable to use, or even dangerous if any edges have become sharp and can cut or tear your delicate anal tissue.

Anal vibrators are generally one of the safest anal sex toys out there, so try not to be discouraged. As long as it has a base, is made of a non-porous material, and cared for properly, your anal vibrator should bring you pleasure for many years to come.