Sensual Toys: Posterior Plugs and Proper Manhood Care
John Dugan is a respected professional author who is noted for his contributions to a variety of news organizations, magazines and websites. His most recent work includes extensive writing concerning current research on men’s health issues.View all articles by John Dugan
Not surprisingly, men tend to focus on the member as their primary source of pleasure for all things sensual (which has the side benefit of encouraging men to pay proper attention to their manhood care, of course). But there are other areas that can factor into sensual pleasure, and toys can help a man explore and access these pleasure centers. Of special interest is the posterior plug, which can help a newcomer interested in expanding his horizons find a way to investigate new pleasures.
The posterior plug
The majority of men are familiar with the term "posterior plug," but they may not have actually seen one and may be confused about the difference between and posterior plug and a manhood replica. That’s natural, as both are sensual toys that can be used for posterior excitement.
A posterior plug is generally smaller than a manhood replica and makes less of an attempt to mimic the physical appearance of a member. Although some posterior plugs are essentially a straight rod of uniform girth, most plugs tend to have more of a shape. Typically, a posterior plug will be fatter in the middle and more slender at the top and bottom. The bottom will also have a wide, flared base. The base is to help ensure the plug does not get inserted all the way into the posterior, which would make removal difficult.
Posterior plugs come in many different sizes and girths; some will feature a curve and bend in the middle.
Because a posterior plug tends to be smaller than a manhood replica, it’s the better of the sensual toys to use for first exploring posterior sensual activity, Many men find that the plug is ultimately preferable long term compared to the manhood replica and so continue to use it rather than "moving on" to the larger toy. One other advantage is that it is much easier to wear a posterior plug under clothing, enabling a guy to use the posterior plug while out and about or even while at work.
Most men who are just beginning to explore new sensual excitement should choose a small posterior plug and get used to it before moving on to a larger model. It’s also important to choose a plug that is very smooth, in order to avoid scraping the interior of the rear. Rubber, latex, vinyl and silicone are typical materials used in posterior plugs. Glass plugs should not be used.
Lubrication is definitely required. For silicone-based sensual toys, use only water- or oil-based lubricant. For rubber or latex, use water- or silicone-based lubricant. Vinyl plugs can be slickened by water-, oil- or silicone-based lubes. If the plug is worn or used for an extended period of time, it should be re-lubricated periodically.
Prior to insertion, it’s usually a good idea for a man to loosen himself up using his fingers. Use the same lubricant as will be used with the posterior plug.
Cleaning the posterior plug is of great importance. After rinsing in hot water, a good lathering of anti-bacterial soap should be applied and rinsed, again in hot water. Let the plug dry thoroughly in the open air, then pack it away in a zip-lock container to keep bacteria from accumulating. It’s also often a good idea to give a plug a quick rinse under hot water before using it again.
Sensual toys such as the posterior plug can add tremendous fun to a man’s manhood care and play - so much so that he may overdo his self-pleasuring and end up with a sore or raw member. Using a top notch male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can be a big aid here. The best crème will contain both a combination of moisturizers and a powerful antioxidant. Shea butter (a high-end emollient) and vitamin E (a respected natural hydrator) are a dynamic duo when it comes to soothing raw manhood skin. The antioxidant alpha lipoic acid, meanwhile, attacks free radicals and therefore decreases the chance of oxidative stress, which can otherwise inhibit healing of manhood skin.