Anal Beads – everything you needed to know but were afraid to ask!

Here at esmale HQ, not only are we committed to providing you with product reviews on the great gay sex toys we will soon be selling via our new and exciting on-line store but we also want to share with you some of our knowledge and experience in the market to make your purchasing decisions that little bit easier.

Not everyone out there is a seasoned user of gay sex toys, so we hope to answer some of the questions out there on what exactly some of our gay sex toys do and what are the best ways to use them to gain maximum enjoyment and fulfillment.

Here’s a run down on everything you need to know about anal beads

Anal Beads

Anal beads are a type of gay sex toy for men and to use when alone or with a partner. This toy is a good introduction to anal sex for beginners. Typically, anal beads are smooth, round spheres made of silicone or plastic. Resembling a short strand of pearls, the beads are connected to one another by a piece of nylon cord or other type of strong rope-like material, with a ring or some other type of handle at one end.

Some anal beads feel soft to the touch, while others are firm and textured. The beads are inserted gently one bead at a time into a person’s anus. At the moment of orgasm (or at other times), they are pulled out by the ring or handle.

Another version of anal beads is similar to a dildo — made of plastic or rubber — where the shaft is a series of round spheres.

Anal beads are available in various sizes. Some people — especially beginners — use smaller anal beads at first. Others find that larger anal beads heighten the level of arousal and intensity. Since the outer sphincter of the anus has many nerve endings, the sensations produced by the movement of anal beads can cause intense arousal. Once inside, the inner sphincter responds to pressure that the beads — depending on the size — may create.
Some guys experience pleasure during insertion. Others enjoy the sensation of the beads being pulled out when reaching orgasm as they can enhance climax. Some guys are able to orgasm exclusively from anal stimulation. Others, however, are more likely to orgasm when the anus and genitals are aroused simultaneously.

Relaxation and lube are two important ingredients in any type of anal sex. This minimizes or prevents the possibility of tearing the thin lining of the rectum. It also makes insertion easier and more comfortable. Taking a warm bath can help relax the muscles in the anus, too.

Important tips to keep in mind include:
• choosing anal beads or other toys that are smooth in texture. These will not tear the lining of the rectum. Sometimes anal beads and other sex toys have a rough seam around each bead. It’s important to file these rough edges with an emery board before use.
• making sure that the cord is strong and that the beads are connected securely.
• selecting anal gay sex toys that have a wide base or handle. This will help ensure that they remain partly outside of the anus at all times. Without this wide end, the toy can slip deep inside the rectum, making removal difficult.

We will be carrying a large range of products in our Anal Toys range and there will be further product review blogs featuring some of our favourites!

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