Anal beads are both a great way for anal newbies to dip their toe in the water, as well as a pleasurable tool for the more advanced anal practitioner.
They're one of those things that are simple to begin using but rewarding for those who really take the time to master them.
Pro Tip: Timing is everything!
While the design of anal beads tends to be rather simple, it's a string of beads you put in your ass, there is still more than enough variation between the models to confuse the uninitiated. As simple as they are, they're one of those toys where the little things really count and you have to know what to look for if you want the most bang for your buck.
Wondering what to look for? Well, we've got your back with this list of our ten favorite anal beads!
We're starting off the list with an excellent set of beads that are perfect for first-time users or total anal newbies. The beads are perfectly sized for guys who are unaccustomed to butt stuff and there are only four of them. It's like anal bead easy mode.
While you won't find any frills with this set of beads, they have everything you could want out of a serviceable set of beads- They're made from silicone, they have a good ring for retrieval, and there aren't any non-porous materials used in their production. If you're looking to experiment with anal beads or anal play in general, this is a good place to start!
This is another slightly smaller set of beads that are perfect for beginners. The major difference with these ones, though, is that they have a little extra somethin'-somethin' for the pros.
First of all, they are super stretchy and well-spaced. This means easier insertion, increased sensation, and they really fill out your internal contours nicely. The length between the ring and the final bead is pretty much perfect in my book and the ring itself is large enough to find easily when it comes time to pull the ripcord.
I also really like the slightly elongated, egg shape of these beads because they provide a different sensation from more spherical designs and actually pull out more smoothly. I find this more pleasurable. If that sounds like something you would like, you should try these surprisingly zippy little bastards out for yourself!
When it comes to getting the most pleasure for the least amount of money, this set of beads is about as good as it gets. It's not too often that you find a set of well-designed anal beads that are made entirely of silicone!
These beads give you everything you would look for in a set of beads 2-3 times their price. They have a two-finger pull ring and the level of graduation on the beads is gradual enough to be easy to insert at the beginning and large enough near the end to curl your toes when they get yanked out.
These beads are affordable and effective, what's not to love?!
When I first saw these beads, I was pretty skeptical of whether or not they'd be any good because I couldn't see much reason to put a cock ring on a set of anal beads. I wondered how the hell you'd pull them at the crucial moment. Then I tried these bastards out and got my answer: You don't!
The real magic of these beads is in the way the cock ring slightly tugs the beads a bit as you stroke or thrust. You don't get the big grand finale of pulling the ripcord at climax, but your climax is vastly improved by the wiggling action going on in and around your prostate. Seriously, looks can be deceiving. this is a great set of beads if the "ripcord" method isn't up your alley.
These beads are a sort of butt plug/ dildo/ anal bead hybrid and I fucking love them. The only reason they aren't higher on the list is that I'm stretching the category of anal beads a bit, but hear me out.
The most important thing to know about these beads is that they are weighty. This extra weight causes them to really beat up your guts ion all the best ways while they are in place and you are doing your thing. The second thing you should know about these beads is that the ripcord moment is fucking sublime because the smooth, solid glass just zips right out but still packs all the punch of a traditional set of beads.
If you're looking for a slightly different anal bead experience, you should really give these badboys a roll in the sheets.
This set of beads is all about variations in the texture of the beads. As surprising as the ripcord moment can be with your average set of round or egg-shaped beads, it's got nothing on the grand finale these suckers provide!
These beads are rounded and elongated throughout the considerable length of the toy, with the exception of the diamond-shaped beads strategically placed a few beads away from the top and the end. The effect you get is that of having the usual sensations you get when pulling your beads with a couple of sudden, surprising "pops" that tip the experience over from simply pleasurable to eye-wateringly intense with just a yank of the ring. The level of attention to detail put into this set of beads is rare in its price range and these would be an all-around great set of beads at any price.
From here on out, it's all about the vibes. All of the top four beads have vibration function because good vibes make everything better!
This is a nice beginner-level vibrating toy whose only drawback, for beginners specifically, is that the initial bead is a bit burlier than most beginners prefer. Other than that it's got a great price for an introductory toy for those looking to experiment without a big investment.
It's convenient and easy to use thanks to the accessible vibration controls and the easy-to-grip ring at the base. An all-around solid set of beads that's easily earned its place in the top four!
The VeDo Quaker Plus is the second vibrating entry on the list and it is a doozy. It's got a silky silicone design with some very subtle texturing in a few places that, frankly, don't add much beyond a bit of aesthetic flair. That's not why you choose this toy, though. This set of anal beads is all about the vibes.
It's got a satisfying array of vibration functions that are easily switched with a one-button control found at the very end of the base. I like this because, for some reason, a lot of toy companies put their controls in places where it's hard to switch up the mode on-the-fly once the toy is placed.
The beads themselves are also elegantly shaped and provide easy penetration and satisfying pop when it comes time to yank them out. I thought I wouldn't like the lack of a ring for pulling, but the T-bar at the base does the job surprisingly well. This is easily one of the better sets of mid-range, vibrating anal beads out there.
This baby is all about the POWAH! This S.O.B has an extremely powerful, some say the most, powerful motor out there. While that may or may not be true, it is definitely in the running. What I really like about this vibe is that the internal design is extremely solid. So, you don't get the buzz, you get the rumble instead.
Some people don't like the fact that there are twenty different vibration modes because they feel that it's just too much to keep track of. I would argue that those people aren't using the memory function properly.
If you're looking for a higher-tier set of vibrating anal beads that will thump your guts and turn your prostate to jelly, these are the beads for you!
What can you say about these beads to them justice? There are anal beads and then there are anal beads. These are definitely anal beads!
These beads are hands down, one of my all-time favorite toys, full stop. They have ridiculously powerful dual motors found in the two beads closest to the base that seriously bring the thunder to my down-under.
Aside from the raw power and elegant design, these beads are controlled by remote, so you don't have to worry about scrambling around your downstairs mix-up trying to switch up the speeds. Just press the button and it's done! It has 6 vibration modes that cover all of the patterns and strengths you'd expect without the paralyzation of choice you get with our previous entry.
It's definitely a bigger-ticket item price-wise, but you really get what you pay for here. Dual motors, elegant design, ease of use, and one of the most intense rides out there. This baby was my new best friend for a solid two-months after I got it and we still get together frequently to catch up and have some fun.
If you're a "go big or go home" kind of guy like me, these are the beads for you!
General Tips And Resources For New Anal Bead Users
If you're completely new to anal beads and need a little help getting started, our Newbie's Guide To Anal Beads has everything you need to know about how to use anal beads safely and effectively to maximize your playtime pleasure.
Aside from that, you're going to want to pick out a good lube to keep things moving along nicely. Nobody wants to pull a dry ripcord! The best lube to use will depend on the material of the toy you are using and your own personal preference. If you're just looking for a solid, all-purpose lube, I highly recommend Pjur Aqua.
Really, though, you should take the time to choose which lubes are personally best for you and your toy collection. If you need a little help figuring out which lubes are best for which toys and personal needs, our collection of lube guides should sort you right out!