Can I Have an Allergic Reaction to my Butt Plug?
If you are unlucky enough to have certain allergies, then the short answer is yes. Some elements of anal play with butt plugs can cause allergic reactions. As with anything in life though, with a little care and research, you can make sure that nothing ill becomes of your posterior.
What can cause an allergic reaction?
When using butt plugs there are three main areas to look out for with regards to allergies. First is the material the plug itself is made from. Then there are any fur or fabric related allergies that could be caused by any tail plugs. The final potential allergy worries are the lubricants used during anal sex and any ingredients that can be found in those.
What’s in a plug?
Most of the time, a plug will be made from one single material, so if you were allergic to glass for example, then a glass plug would obviously be a bad idea. The main material to note is latex. While not the most common plug material there are some latex plugs out there, so those of you with a latex allergy will want to avoid those. Similarly, if you have a latex allergy then you’ll have to use specific condoms with your plugs, just as you would with a penis. Most other plugs are likely to be safe but if you have any serious allergies, it might be worth a quick check with the manufacturer as some plugs can be made with a combination of materials. You should particularly look out for silicone plugs, as these are often not 100% silicone but a combination of materials.
What’s in a tail?
This one should be fairly simple. Tails will be mostly made with faux fur, although occasionally can be real fur. Most faux fur is made from synthetic fibers. These can include nylons, acrylics, and polyesters. Again, with a serious allergy, it’s worth finding out exactly what the faux fur is just to be safe. With real tails, you should already know any animal allergies you might have, so don’t buy a plug with cat fur if you are allergic to cats.
What’s in my lube?
This one is a bit more difficult, as lubricants can have many different ingredients compared to tails of plugs, so a little extra care is needed. Luckily, you do have the option to test your lubricants before you use them for real. Much like you would with a moisturizer or hair dye, check the ingredients on the label first. If you’re unsure, you can apply the lubricant to a small, hidden area of skin. Leave it on for half an hour or so, and if there are no negative side-effects, you should be fine to use that lubricant.
So, is it actually safe?
Probably. You’ll notice I keep saying that word. Ultimately, I’m not a doctor. I also don’t know what you’re allergic to. I cannot 100% guarantee what you will or won’t be allergic to. So obviously I cannot guarantee you won’t have an allergic reaction to any of these products. What I can say is that if you have any concerns about any of our products, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to advise you. If you are using any of your butt plugs or lubricants and at any point, you feel any kind of burning or pain, be sure to stop what you’re doing immediately, remove any plugs, and clean any affected areas. Should any pain persist consult your doctor as soon as possible.