Is It Safe Sleeping With a Butt Plug In?

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While using a butt plug during sex is standard practice, you may be curious as to whether or not you can leave it in overnight. Is it safe sleeping with a butt plug in?

While it is safe sleeping with a butt plug in, there are some risks. If your anus isn’t adequately prepared, you can wake up with pain or discomfort. Before sleeping with a butt plug, you should practice wearing your plug for several hours a day.

This article will delve into what butt plugs are, what they are made of, and the different sizing options. Then we’ll discuss whether or not it’s safe to sleep with a butt plug and how to prepare for sleeping with a plug if you choose to do so.

What Are Butt Plugs?

A butt plug is a sex toy that goes into the anus. As you may have guessed, they are used to plug the butt during sexual rendezvous. Often, they are used as a “warm-up” to prepare people for anal sex. However, they have unique advantages of their own!

Butt plugs can be incredibly enjoyable for both genders. For men, butt plugs can stimulate their prostates in a location known as the “p-spot,” which produces a delightful sensation. For women, butt plugs can stimulate specific nerves in the anus, creating a pleasant feeling. Butt plugs also can stimulate women’s G-spots and the internal part of their clitorises’, especially during vaginal penetration.

These enjoyable little gadgets come in many sizes and materials. We’ll delve into the different types in detail below!

Different Butt Plug Materials

When it comes to butt plugs, some materials are better than others. We’ll go over the best (and worst) materials for you to put inside of your anus.


Silicone is a widespread sex toy material, especially for butt plugs! It is soft and easier to put in than some other materials, making it an excellent option for you if you’re a beginner.

Even if you are more experienced, silicone is a perfect option because it’s super comfortable for your tushy. So, if you want a soft, slightly flexible butt plug material, silicone is your best bet.


Metal is another common butt plug material. Metal butt plugs are incredibly durable, so they aren’t easily damaged. Additionally, they are easier to clean than silicone, making them a safe and hygienic option.

Many experienced individuals often love metal plugs because they are hard, smooth, and can produce a more intense effect than silicone. However, don’t let the experts have all of the fun! Metal butt plugs are quite comfortable, so even if you’re a beginner, you’ll likely enjoy them!

One downside of metal is that it can be quite cold when you put it inside your body since it retains temperature. While some might like this chilly sensation, others will find it a little bit jarring. However, don’t worry. It’ll heat up once it’s inside of you for a little while!


Glass sounds like a scary butt plug material, but it’s actually one of the best options available! Glass butt plugs are desirable because they are hygienic, safe, and very strong. You can get them in various cool tints, so they are also fun to look at. Like metal, they can be a little bit chilly when they first go into your body, so be prepared for that!

Hard Plastic

Hard plastic butt plugs are a big no-no. They are incredibly cheap and often poorly made. Typically, they have a hard plastic molding over them that can become sharp and rugged over time, which can harm your anus.

Additionally, some butt plug plastics deteriorate over time, permitting them to release harmful toxins into your body. Therefore, we recommend investing in a better material. Your anus will thank you!

Cyberskin, Thermoplastic Elastomers, and Thermoplastic Rubbers

Thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic rubbers, and Cyberskin are very similar, so we will explain these materials together. These three materials are relatively new to the sex toy game. They are very soft, almost flesh-like, making them super enjoyable.

However, these materials are hard to clean and easily damaged, so they are harder to care for than others. If you choose to get a butt plug made from one of these materials, be prepared to spend some extra time sterilizing them after each use to make sure they remain hygienic.

Jelly and Jelly Rubber

Jelly and jelly rubber butt plugs were a common material in the olden days. Today, they are less popular because their soft bodies can deteriorate inside you, releasing harmful toxins. Additionally, if they get too hot, they can melt, leaving you with a gooey mess. Therefore, I recommend you avoid jelly butt plugs.

Butt Plug Sizing

Small Butt Plugs

Small butt plugs are in the 1.0 to 1.2 inches diameter range. These little guys are perfect for you if you’re a beginner who has never tried anal play before. Small-sized plugs are also great for you if you have a small stature since they’ll be more comfortable for your physique.

As a beginner, it’s perfectly acceptable to start small! You’ll be surprised by the kind of sensations even a teeny tiny butt plug can produce. As you gain experience, you can increase the size.

Medium Butt Plugs

Medium butt plugs are perfect for you if you consider yourself more experienced than a beginner but not at the expert level yet.

Typically, medium-sized butt plugs range from 1.25 to 1.5 inches (3.2 to 3.8 cm) in diameter, usually leaning towards the larger side of this spectrum. Most remote control butt plugs have this range in diameter.

These toys produce an incredible sensation while still being reasonably easy to put in with the proper technique and lubrication.

Large Butt Plugs

If you are experienced with sex toys, or you’re super into kink, then large butt plugs may be your speed. Typically, plugs in the 1.6 to 2.0 inches (4.1 to 5.1 cm) diameter range are considered on the large side. Anything over 1.75 inches (4.4 cm) is considered to be extremely big, so these plugs are typically reserved for butt plug experts.

Large butt plugs aren’t toys you should just casually put in when you want to try something new. This is something you’ll need to prepare for! So, if you are new to this, please start with a smaller size! Trust us. It’ll be a way more pleasurable experience than jamming something in there that is too big!

Can You Sleep With a Butt Plug In?

You can sleep with a butt plug in, but it isn’t 100% risk-free. The problem with wearing a butt plug while sleeping is that you don’t feel pain as quickly. So, if your butt plug becomes uncomfortable and starts causing you pain, you may not know about the negative repercussions until you wake up in the morning and your anus is incredibly sore.

To avoid this fate, you’ll need to work up the amount of time you wear your butt plug. Start by wearing it for a few minutes at a time. Keep working on your tolerance until you can comfortably keep it in for two to three hours without any pain or discomfort. Then, try to wear it for five hours a day, without exceeding three hours per session. For example, you could wear it for three hours, take a break, then wear it for another two hours.

Most butt plug sites do not recommend leaving your butt plug in for longer than three hours since the anus is such a sensitive area. However, this recommendation is seen as “conservative.” Many people wear their plugs for much longer, including while they sleep. So, if you choose to wear your plug for longer than three hours, remember that it’s at your own risk.

How To Prepare for Sleeping With a Butt Plug

If you want to take the risk and feel ready to sleep with a butt plug, then you should follow these tips for the best overnight experience:

  • Make sure to go to the toilet beforehand. To have a better night’s rest, make sure to go to the bathroom before you head to bed. This will make wearing the butt plug way more comfortable since your anus will have more room to accommodate your plug when your bowels are empty.
  • Use a lot of lube. Make sure to lube up your butt plug as much as possible before you put it in. The more lubed up it is, the more comfortable it’ll be during your night’s sleep. Using too little lube will result in a dry plug, which will be uncomfortable for your anus.
  • Wear a comfortable butt plug. If you are still getting used to your butt plug and find it uncomfortable to wear during the day, do not wear it while sleeping. This is a recipe for disaster that’ll leave you with a very sore anus. However, if it’s so comfy that you forget that you’re wearing it, you may be ready to sleep with it in.
  • Don’t pull the plug out. In the morning, you may feel the urge to pull it out and go on with your day. However, this is not recommended since the lube has likely worn off, and pulling it out will be pretty painful. Instead, try to let it come out naturally by going to the toilet first thing in the morning. Even if you don’t have to go, try, as this method will be more painless than the alternative.


While you can sleep with a butt plug in, it’s at your own risk. If you choose to wear a butt plug overnight, make sure:

  • You can comfortably keep in your butt plug for at least five hours.
  • You wear a comfortable plug and lube up before you put it in.
  • You go to the toilet before you go to sleep and after you wake up.

We hope this article has taught you everything you need to know about sleeping with a butt plug!