It’s Kink of the Week time again, and we’re (finally!) participating again. The prompt this go-round is “tails.” John Brownstone loves the look of them, but I’ve never worn one — mostly because we don’t have one. *Insert pouty face here* And if you’re thinking “tails” as in a tuxedo, I’m gonna need you to put your mind in the gutter with the rest of us.
If you’ve only ever seen tail butt plugs while perving your porn of choice or you only use a very specific type for your very specific kink, you might not know what they are or what all your options are. Consider this a very basic primer on wearing a tail butt plug. We encourage anyone with more experience to add a comment below or talk to us on Twitter!
A Tail is a Type of Butt Plug
To be very clear, a tail is simply a butt plug with a tail attached. Once the plug is in your body, all that can be seen is your protruding, dangling, fluffy, or swooshy tail. Whatever reason you decide to wear a tail (more on that in a minute), it’s first and foremost a butt plug, so you’ve got to consider that as well as the style of tail you choose.
With anything that goes in your butt, size definitely matters. Complete newbies need a small plug and plenty of patience because it could take a while before you can comfortably wear your tail. If you’ve had some experience with anal — a finger, anal toys, dildos, cocks, etc — go with a size that doesn’t scare the hell out of you. You’re also going to need plenty of lube. This isn’t an option if you want your tail to be even remotely comfortable.
You may need to be careful in the application of your lube to avoid getting it in your tail, though. But don’t skimp on this step. The rule about lube and anal is that more is always better.
Picking Your Tail
Like everything else we do in kink, there is no right answer to the type of tail you choose. Think about what turns you on, what you like, and what you want to accomplish with your tail.
Do you have a specific pet play kink you want to explore? Look for a tail that fits your kinks.
Are you using a certain pet-like name/label/title? Bunny, Foxy, Puppy, Kitten, something? You don’t have to identify with the animal side of pet play to enjoy a tail.
Do you want to feel a swish when you crawl or play? You’re going to want to look for a fox, pony, unicorn, or some other long, furry tail for the swish. And if you don’t want to feel the swish, a bunny or even dog tail may be what you need.
Got a favorite color? Many tails come in decidedly “natural” colors, but many tails are available in a rainbow of colors.
Looking for a fun way to incorporate anal play? Choose whatever looks like it might be fun.
It’s easy to feel a lot of pressure to pick the “perfect” sex toy — tails or otherwise. Look for sales and deals so you don’t feel like you’re wasting your money. But also don’t let it feel like The Most Important Thing Ever, either. What looks good to you? Buy that.
But if you’re really clueless on choosing sex toys, avoid plugs made of jelly, rubber, and TPR/TPE. Look for glass, metal, and silicone. There are other materials out there, but those three are the most common and safest.
Types of Tails
This list isn’t exhaustive, and you may find a specialty shop (online or in person) that offers something else, but for the absolute basics, here are your tail options:
- Unicorn (typically just a pony tail marketed as a unicorn tail, but it makes me happy so I’m including it)
- Devil (not an animal, but both cool and hilarious)
Whether it’s because you’ve got a kink for it or because you want to make your butt wiggle look even better than it already does, a tail can be a fun toy to try. I’ve worn plenty of butt plugs, and it’s a take it or leave it thing for me. But the pastel purple unicorn/pony tails make my babygirl heart sit up and take notice soooo…yeah, I’d totally wear one.