The History + Benefits of the Obsidian Butt Plug

The world of anal play is taboo and enticing. You may feel intrigued while equally uncomfortable or nervous. In this article we provide an overview of butt plugs to demystify their use such that you can feel confident to explore anal play solo or with a partner. 

What are butt plugs?

Butt plugs are wonderful toys that can help you safely explore the new sexual territory of anal play. If you have a prostate, butt plugs can stimulate it. If you have a vagina, a butt plug can create pleasurable pressure on the back vaginal wall. Not to mention, the anus is also surrounded by lots of nerve endings that make anal play very enjoyable.

The history of butt plugs

It seems like so many things in history started off as an experiment for something totally different, and the story rings the same with butt plugs. To put it frankly, butt plugs we initially designed as a form of medical treatment, but then things took an interesting, fun turn.

The first butt plugs were invented by a Dr. Young in 1893. They were described as “Rectal Dilators” and were prescribed for a multitude of conditions, including constipation, prostate ailments, and even acne.  

So, how exactly did we move from treating acne and constipation to one of the best pleasure toys ever created? Well, that dates back to 1962 when the first sex store in the world was opened in Germany by Beate Uhse. She stocked her store with a variety of wonderful items for “marital hygiene.” That stock grew over the years to include dildos and butt plugs alongside lingerie and pornos.

Since then, butt plugs have come in many different sizes, using various materials, more recently including crystals!

Why are butt plugs so pleasurable? 

Two words: sexual emancipation. A big part of enjoying anal play is first in the mind. Once you release your inhibitions and allow yourself to indulge in all the pleasure your anus has to offer, you can enter a whole new world of bliss. 

There are two main areas for sexual stimulation when it comes to butt play. 

First is the rectum. The opening of the rectum is filled with numerous sensitive nerve endings just waiting to be stimulated. This can be pleasurable for both men and women.

Secondly, the prostate also known as the male g-spot can be accessed through the male anus.


Why use the Black Obsidian Butt Plug?

Just like any other sex toy, butt plugs come in a plethora of designs, shapes, sizes, materials, colors, and even movements. The Black Obsidian stone is known for providing grounding while assisting in clearing energetic blocks, negative energy, & trauma. Due to these properties, especially the grounding quality, it is a supportive stone to work with for anal exploration. 

If you’re ready to indulge in some kinky backdoor play, visit our shop to purchase or learn more.