There are questions, and then there are questions: going from the mega-huge like “how did life originate on this planet?” to those on a small scale, such as which show should I binge-watch next?
But here we’re going to delve into one particular query and, yes, in all fairness, the title does kind of give it away.
So what’s the answer—can penis-equipped people get sexual pleasure out of Lovense’s vulva-designed Lush sextoy?
The answer is pretty simple. Depending, of course, if you happen to find stimulating a particular part of your anatomy—one shared by everyone no matter what equipment they might happen to have below their belt.
Yep, you guessed right: we’re talking anal play: sexual arousal from directly penetrating or caressing the anus.
In that spirit, though it hasn’t been explicitly designed for this kind of activity, Lovense’s Lush does the job quite perfectly. In fact, as it’s built to vibrate the interior of the vulva in addition to the clitoris, the Lush can give penis-owners a quite pleasant sexual boost.
For example, insert the toy into the anus and then use the clit-vibrating component to stimulate various parts of the male anatomy such as the testicles and scrotum or along the shaft or to the tip of the penis. It may take a touch of experimentation to get it to hit all the right spots, but once it does, it really does.
There’s the thing, though, while it’s fine for anal play—enjoyable as that can be—it’s not what the Lush was designed and built for. Think of it as padding to the local mini-mart in a favorite canoe. Sure, it’ll get you there—eventually—but wouldn’t it be a more comfortable ride to wheel over there in your car?
Which brings up another big-ish question: so what are the best toys for this specific form of pleasure activity, the ones made specifically with but anal sex pleasure in mind?
Congrats, because we’ve got you covered—and then some—here’s a whopping-great list of five exciting options that are all-but-guaranteed to make you, and your ass, all kinds of happy.
#1: Lovense Hush
Let’s the ball rolling with our top pick: the Lovense Hush.
So why does it sit atop our pyramid of anal sex pleasure? To begin, it’s from the masters of sextech engineering, who also brought us the aforementioned Lush, but this time it’s with the same care and finely crafted engineering with nothing butt-sex in mind.
In addition to its perfect shape, which is essential for safe and pleasurable anal play, it sports the same impressive selection of vibrations and oscillations as the rest of Lovense’s other high-end sextech products. It even comes in two sizes, so those unfamiliar with anal sex play can ease themselves into it—while big-time fans can get their fill.
And because of which, you can fine-tune everything it does with the intuitive Lovense smartphone app while it’s nearby or, for those in long-distance relationships, hand off the control to someone across the country or even halfway around the world.
It can also be used with Lovense’s Media Player so you can have anal enjoyment programmed to match whatever’s happening in your favorite adult entertainment video.
Back to those excellent vibrations: the Hush can do its sexy thing to a suitable musical selection or respond to whatever sounds you or your partner might be making.
Personally, we recommend tunes with a nice, steady beat to get the toy, and your pulse, nicely pumping along. Remember that 1984 flick, Bolero, which had everyone talking about how great Ravel’s composition was to make love to? Well, it’s better still with a Lovense Hush.
All in all, if you like anal sex, then the Hush is the toy-of-toys: finely-tuned, smart, flexible, and—when you (ahem) get down to it—the perfect plaything for the job.
#2: Lovense Edge
As everyone who has a penis—and really, really enjoys anal sex—knows, the butt isn’t the only thing to get excited about.
Located towards the anus’s front, the prostate gland produces the slippery fluids that help propel sperm during ejaculation. That’s the medical side to it, but for some people, when stimulated, it can also blow their barn doors off, orgasm-wise.
What the Lovense Edge does is meet this need exceptionally well, assembled by the minds at Lovense to stick your prostate’s fancy while being a delightfully enjoyable anal sex toy all on its lonesome.
And as it comes from them, just like the Hush and not forgetting the Lush, it’s as smart as smart can be with all the same features like smartphone app controls for nearby or far, far away play or responding to sound and/or music.
The only reason it isn’t wearing the gold crown in our anal-sex contest is that for those without a prostate, it’s kind of singing to an empty concert hall. But if you do have this gland, then walk, don’t run, to get your hands on a Lovense Edge.
#3: We-Vibe Ditto
Next up is a toy from another manufacture that’s intimately acquainted with the sexual delights of anal play. As with the others on this list, the Ditto from We-Vibe is shaped so that it’ll be pleasurable and safe, with easy-to-grip flanges for easy extraction and keeping it from getting pulled too deeply into the anus.
It also comes equipped with a nice variety of vibrations, suitably on the bass-end of things to provide users with an arousing rumbling sensation. It, too, can be controlled directly through buttons on the toy itself or via their own proprietary smartphone app.
It’s number three on our list because while they deserve their industry respect for manufacturing high-quality products, compared to the greater range of toys, they can connect to each other or adult media through the Lovense Media Player, the Ditto feels a bit on the limited side.
#4: B-Vibe Rimming Plug 2
Right along with prostate play, another side to anal sex that remains extremely enjoyable for many people is oral stimulation of the anus.
Sadly, sextoy manufactures haven’t done a great job addressing this pleasure. Until now, that is, with B-Vibe releasing their Rimming Plug 2: which tries to reproduce the action of a tongue on the anus.
Does it do the job? Honestly, oral sex remains the Holy Grail of sextech, with many manufactures doing a bang-up job of trying to make their products feel as close as possible to the sensation.
While not perfect—because no one is right now—B-Vibe Rimming Plug 2 does an excellent job of getting quite close by utilizing a ring of rotating beads at its base to produce something like an oral sensation.
So if that’s your anal sex thing, then the B-Vibe Rimming Plug 2 is the toy for you. But if it isn’t, then it’s probably better to pick up one of the other toys on our list.
#5: We-Vibe Vector
Circling back to the We-Vibe, we come to their prostate-stimulating Vector. But unlike Lovense’s approach to it with the Edge, this toy adds a little bit extra by stimulating the perineum: the sweet spot between the prostate and the scrotum, for those with a penis.
As with the prostate play—or analingus for that matter—if this is something you find sexually arousing, then you should give the Vector a whirl. It similarly comes with the same vibration options and remote as the Ditto.
Frankly, it’s position at our number five spot isn’t a criticism about the toy or We-Vibe itself, as the company knows its stuff and the toy is finely made and enjoyable, but that it’s kind of a one-trick pony: ideal for anyone who likes what it does but for everyone else it’s paying for features that you probably won’t end up using.
As with everything to do with sex, or life for that matter, all of this comes down to personal preference, as what you find the bees-knees—to get technical about it—might leave someone else cold and shivery.
Doubly so when it comes to anal play, excellently illustrated by how more than a few of the toys we’ve listed here were built with not just general anal sex play in mind but also to meet the needs of particular things like prostate massage and analingus.
That aside, we still feel comfortable putting Lovense and their products at the toy of our list, and even using the Lush for some anal exploration if you don’t have a specifically anal toy at hand.
More than anything because when it comes to sextoy manufacturing and design, combined with how seamlessly their products talk to each other and various forms of adult entertainment, what you get with them is sextech that’s exciting but also allows for all kinds of additional sexual exploration.
So if anal’s your thing, then we recommend these products, and if not, then we still suggest picking them up as with Lovense, it’s all about the spectrum of sex and not just one particular body-part.