How long can you keep a butt plug in?
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You may have seen kinky videos of people wearing butt plugs to all sorts of public places such as to work, to school, in a shopping mall, and many others. This might look like fun, but you should be very careful when trying to emulate what you see in these videos, because excessively prolonged use of a butt plug may be detrimental to your health.
It is widely accepted as a basic guideline that you should not keep a butt plug in for more than 2-3 hours at a time, even if it feels comfortable. The walls of your rectum, and especially the area in and around your sphincter, are prone to having decreased blood flow when pressure is applied for long periods of time. This may lead to damage to your rectum and even cause ulcers.
It should go without saying that if you feel any pain or discomfort of any kind, you should immediately pull the plug out. Many people try to grit their teeth and endure this sort of pain, thinking that it will quickly go away and everything will be fine. Though the pain may well go away after a certain period, there can still be damage caused by your plug. Even though it is likely that you will do no serious damage, you should never take risks with your health.
The area located 2-3 inches inside your rectum has no pain receptors, so even if you don’t feel any pain, the area may still be in distress. That is why you should keep your plug play limited to the recommended amount of time, just as a precaution. If you insist on taking your plug on an adventure with you, you should make sure you have a place where you can take it out if needed, and especially after the 2-3 hour period has elapsed. It is probably a good idea to also have a place where you can hide the plug (other than up your butt!), should you need to take it out. Remember to clean the plug immediately after use even if you are away from home.
Do not let this discourage you from taking your plug out into the wild. Just make sure you plan ahead so you are able to take it out and clean it without being seen.
Some people have tried to leave their plugs in while they sleep, and it is very important to single this out as an absolutely terrible idea. In the 7-8 hours you spend asleep, your pain receptors will be shut off, so you will have no way to tell what damage has been caused by the plug until after you’ve woken up.