How Long Can You Wear A Butt Plug?

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Butt plugs are booming in popularity, and new and unique anal sex toys are popping up on sites and in stores almost daily. We love it! There are vibrating butt plugs, silicone butt plugs, even plugs with tails, all ready to deliver maximum anal stimulation. Here’s the thing though, when deciding to play with a butt plug, or any anal toy for that matter, there are some safety and comfort considerations that you’ll need to take into account. One of the questions we see often concerns how long you can safely wear an anal plug/butt plug.


If you’ve ever wondered ‘how do butt plugs work?’ or ‘how long can I wear a butt plug?’, we have the answers you need, both on our site and in the article below. After all, it’s always important to stay safe while you enjoy anal sex toys and explore butt plug benefits. At PinkCherry, we offer a fabulous array of fantastic butt plugs, but we want you to wear them safely. Read on to find out how.


How Long Can You Wear Your Butt Plug?

To start, there hasn’t been much medical research on the subject of prolonged butt plug wear. Also, everyone’s body reacts differently to stimulation, so there’s not really a one-size-fits-all equation. There are some guidelines, though. 


Simply put, you should not wear a butt plug for longer than a 10 hour stretch at the absolute most. And that timeline is for anal play experts. If you’re new to the butt plug craze, we recommend leaving your plug in place for a few minutes max, and gradually building up your tolerance to longer term wear, if that’s a goal for you.


As a general rule of thumb, the larger the butt plug, the less time you should keep it in. When playing with a larger butt plug, keep in mind that our bodies are not  designed to hold something huge for more than a few hours (max!)at a time. If you absolutely must wear your plug for a longer stretch, choose something smaller and lighter, please. 


 So, let’s answer the important question. How long can you wear a butt plug? No more than a few hours, max, and never, if you’re not comfortable with it. If you feel pain, abort your butt plug mission immediately!  


Can You Wear A Butt Plug All Day?

Simple answer: no. You should absolutely not wear a butt plug all day, even if you are an experienced butt play user.


Can You Wear A Butt Plug While Sleeping?

No, you should not wear a butt plug while you sleep! Aside from inadvertently injuring yourself by changing positions, you simply should not be wearing a butt plug for longer than a few hours, max.  Now, it’s true that you might not feel like getting out of bed to remove and clean your plug off before you doze off, but you definitely should. Your caboose will thank you in the morning.


Butt Plug Safety Tips

Whether you’re using a glass butt plug, silicone butt plug, regular butt plug, anal beads, or any other anal sex toy, please play safe. You should always adequately prepare your booty before penetrating it with anything wider than a finger, and this rule definitely applies to different types of butt plugs. That means using plenty of lubrication, making time for lots of external anal stroking, teasing and relaxing foreplay before penetration. It’s a good idea to trim your fingernails, too.


The skin and tissues outside and just inside your rectum are very sensitive. That makes for awesome stimulation, but it also means that you need to be gentle. There aren’t many pain-sensing nerve endings once you get past a certain depth, or point of penetration, so it’s extra important to play safe.


Routinely monitor for blood and listen to your body. If something feels off, or if you notice blood, stop immediately!


In Summary

As fun and pleasurable as they are, there are times when you’ll have to give your butt plug sex toys a break. As much as you might enjoy wearing a butt plug for longer periods of time, safety comes first. Luckily, you won’t need to wear your favorite (or a brand new!) butt plug for longer than is recommended to enjoy lots of erotic and sexual pleasure!

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Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Sunny Rodgers

This content was reviewed for accuracy and relevancy by Dr. Sunny Rodgers.

Dr. Sunny Rodgers is a clinician, author, and speaker who has worked in the wellness industry since 2000. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, a Master of Arts in Clinical Sexology, and is an accredited Sexual Health Educator. She is the Founder of The Institute of Intimate Health, an Ambassador for the American Sexual Health Association, regular lecturer for the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Sexual Confidence Coach for the Marigold App, and a professional Sex Toy Concierge™. Rodgers hosted a popular weekly show on Playboy Radio, has been an expert guest on several TV and radio programs, and is a regular contributor to HuffPost, Men's Health, Cosmo, Bustle, and many more publications.