DIY Butt Plugs | All You Need To Know

Backdoor fun is always a great way to reach an orgasm, especially when using a butt plug! Why would you get a plug from a sex shop, if you could be using everyday items, found at home, to build your very own anal toy?

Believe me, it’s going to be a fun project that will make your toes curl once inside you.

Butt Plugs Explained

A homemade butt plug is simply an object that you’ll be using for anal play. Both males and females can use DIY butt plugs for sexual stimulation.

“Butt plugs and anal beads are used for direct anal penetration. In men, they tickle the prostate, encouraging ejaculation.”

by Jodi O’Brien SAGE Publications, 2009
from Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

Butt plugs are typically tapered in shape with a wide circular body and a tipped end that allows easy anus penetration. The widened section broadens the anus during anal play – bringing pleasure during penetration.

You may build your very own butt plug using a variety of household items that get you excited.

For example, cucumbers, zucchinis, and even bananas – all these come naturally in different shapes & sizes and are suitable to use as a homemade butt plug as long as you take proper safety precautions.

DIY Butt Plug Safety Instructions

  • Have a crosspiece at your butt plug base, so it won’t get lost in you during anal play.
  • Make your toy from materials that won’t break during penetration.
  • Use non-porous materials ONLY as porous materials absorb and retain bacteria.
  • Clean your butt plug thoroughly after each and every use.
  • Always use a condom and a LOT of lube!

Important Factors To Consider

Before we delve into making a DIY butt plug, you need to determine which size, texture, and shape butt plug stimulates you the most. Since people’s preferences vary, it’s important to answer this question before you start hand-crafting your own.

There are also other important factors to consider when making a DIY butt plug from home:


Hygiene is an essential consideration when making a DIY butt plug. You’ll want to make something that is easy to clean and maintain after each & every anal play. Thoroughly cleaning your DIY butt plug is extremely important if you are using household items to make one. Failing to properly clean your homemade backdoor toy may result in infections that you don’t want, I am sure of it.

PRO TIP: Always use a condom when enjoying your homemade butt plug and don’t forget to dispose of it once the play ends!


There are two main categories of DIY butt plugs that you can make at home. These are non-durable durable DIY butt plugs. Non-durable homemade butt plugs can be made out of zucchinis, sweet potatoes, and cucumbers. Please note that such types of plugs can spoil quickly, and thus can be considered “one-off” plugs. In contrast, durable DIY butt plugs can be made from wood or clay and these will generally have a longer lifespan.

Pleasure Points

It goes without saying that it’s important to pick an item that will hit all your desired pleasure points. Some people may prefer a curvy butt plug, while others will go for a straight one. You need to experiment to find your backdoor pleasure points. It’s simple as that.


Homespun butt plugs come in all shapes and sizes! When making your own homemade anal plug, you need to keep in mind your preferred size.

For most people, this depends on their experience with anal sex and how stretched they already are. It’s recommended to use something smaller if you are just starting out with backdoor play.

PRO TIP: Peel off excess skin or flesh from any vegetable that you are using as a homemade butt plug to suit your size preference.

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You may also carve clay or wooden butt plugs to get the desired shape and size. While making these size adjustments, your safety is as important as pleasure, so make sure you choose an appropriate size that works for you. 


Obviously, the texture will depend on the material you’ll be using. For example, zucchinis have a smooth surface while cucumbers have a bumpy one. Make sure to try both to find what suits you.


Always use a condom when enjoying playing with your homemade butt plugs. Condoms will keep germs away and in most cases, they come with lubricants that will allow for easy penetration inside your anal canal.

If the condom lacks lubricant, feel free to add more (water-based is recommended) for extra safety and pleasure.

Wooden or clay-based butt plugs equally need protection as vegetable ones; however, safety starts from their carving.

Benefits of a Homemade Butt Plug

Anal Training And Stretching

Handcrafted butt plugs may be helpful for anal training, especially among beginners. Self-made butt plugs may be the most suitable sex toys to stretch out the anus as a precursor to painless and enjoyable ass sex.

While at home, you have the freedom to choose any size anal plug to train slowly and avoid injuries.

Readily Available

Natural butt plugs are made using materials that we use in everyday life—for instance, vegetables, wood, clay, etc.  


It is very cost-effective to make your own butt plug using readily available household items. You can buy everything you need from a nearby grocery shop or wood workshop.

For some people, it may be easier to get these items from a nearby shop rather than accessing a sex shop or buying online, which may result in longer delivery times.


Making your own homemade butt plug is not only convenient and affordable, but it’s also very discrete.

One of the most alluring advantages of a DIY butt plug is the fact that you can keep your anal explorations and DIY projects strictly between you and your partner. 

How To Make Your Own Butt Plug?

Whether you like quickly made DIY butt plugs or have the patience to make a more durable and reusable handcrafted butt plug, there is certainly an option for you. The following steps will help you to make a homemade butt plug that’s sure to bring you incredible pleasures.

Vegetable-Made Butt Plugs

Think twice before throwing every vegetable into the cooking pot because some vegetables taste better up your anus than down your throat. Here’s what you’ll need to discover this little-known pleasure:

  • A cucumber, zucchini, or any other penis-shaped vegetable
  • Potato peeler
  • Knife
  • Condom
  • Lubricant


1. Take the cucumber and ensure it is the right size for you.

2. If the cucumber is larger than your required size, use the potato peeler to reduce the size.

3. You may choose to curve the cucumber to your desired shape.

4. Take the condom and cover the cucumber by rolling it from the tip downwards.

5. Check whether the condom lubricant is enough. If not, take your lubricant (water-based is recommended) and apply it to the homemade anal plug.

6. Enjoy playing with your handcrafted butt plug.

Wood Or Clay Butt Plug

Here’s a list of materials you’ll need to make a wood or clay butt plug.

  • Softwood (reasonable size)
  • Wood chisel
  • Hammer
  • Sandpaper


1. Take the softwood and place it in a firm position.

2. Use the wood chisel and hammer to carve your desired shape (softwood lets you cut any shape with ease).

3. Use sandpaper to get a smooth finish. 

You may apply a varnish to improve its appearance. Well-finished hand-crafted butt plugs may disguise themselves as décor in the bedroom. Although, they should be away from children’s reach.

Other Simpler Ways To Make Anal Butt Plugs

Other than the options we’ve mentioned above, there are still many DIY ways to make the best butt plugs your ass has ever tasted. These options do not require any technical skills – you just need to look around your home and be a little bit creative.

Umbrella Handle

Yes, you see an umbrella lying idle in your closet or bedroom? Don’t get rid of it just yet! If you choose to be a little bit creative, an umbrella handle may deliver mind-blowing anal orgasms to you and only you.

Most umbrella handles have ribbed surfaces that are perfect for anal penetration and stimulation. Make sure you have some lube ready for an easy & enjoyable ride.

Use A Candle

Yep, you read it right. Candles can actually make good butt plugs and here’s how. First, you’ll need to boil water to the highest temperature possible. Place the candle into the hot water, for a few seconds, and then remove it.

Since candles are made from wax, they become softer when exposed to heat. The main idea here is not to melt the candle but to have it soft enough, so you can mold it into your desired shape.

In this case, your desired shape will obviously be that of a penis, with soft edges, right girth, and a flare at the bottom. Make sure you mold the candle while still hot – if it cools down, you’ll have to dip it back into the hot water to make it softer.

Remember, do not use the candle without a condom. Also, make sure it cools down completely before using it.

You can also use a candle to make a DIY homemade prostate massager.


Most toothbrushes have wave-like patterns on their handles for better grip when brushing your teeth. And that’s the very reason they could actually provide epic stimulation when used for anal play.

Since most toothbrushes have pointed ends, it’s imperative to ensure that the toothbrush you’re using isn’t sharp at the edges or base. If it has all the qualities you are looking for in an anal plug except for the sharp ends, you have nothing to worry about. Have fun using it!

In case it has sharp ends but you still want to use it, use sandpaper to smoothen the pointed edges of the toothbrush. Make sure the edges are soft enough to penetrate your anus without causing any pain or damage. As always, use a condom and water-based lube.

A toothbrush can be also used to make an awesome homemade vibrator.


As crazy and spicy as it sounds, gingers have actually been used for anal stimulation in the past. This is mainly because of their bumpy and wavy texture, making them an ideal natural sex toy for anal stimulation.

To use ginger, make sure you clean it properly to get rid of any soil deposits. Leave it to dry completely, and then use a condom to wrap it.

Although many people prefer using ginger without protection when it comes to anal play, using a condom is always recommended. Remember, your inner tissues are more sensitive to foreign objects and you do not want anything that triggers any other reaction than pleasure. You do not want an itchy butt, either. That’s what condoms are for.


This is possibly one of the easiest, safest, and readily available options when you are in the mood for anal stimulation. Unless you chop your fingers and leave them at home, you can always enjoy anal stimulation anytime you need it, just by fingering yourself.

For this to work though, you’ll need lots of lube, just like you would with other alternatives. Wash your hands with clean water and soap to prevent cross-contamination. Use a dry and clean towel to dry your fingers before insertion.

To get your butt ready for penetration, pour some lube on your two fingers, and then relax your butt as you rub your fingers on its surface.

As you get ready, your anus will begin to dilate, paving way for one finger to go through. Start slowly and then insert the second finger and the third if you’d like to. You may go all the way and perform anal fisting if you can handle it.

Remember that you’ll need access to clean water and soap when done. Clean your hands with soap and water and then rinse and dry.

More Alternatives

  • Crème and deodorant packages
  • Sanitary silicone


DIY butt plugs are all about getting creative and staying safe! When you make a butt plug from home consider the desired shape, size, texture, and durability.

Always put your and your partner’s safety first, use a condom and never stick anything up your butt that may injure you! Enjoy your backdoor fun and stay safe!


  • Robert Thomas

    Robert Thomas is a sexologist, researcher, and writer who loves to explore and investigate everything that is related to bedroom action. He strives to improve couples' sex life by challenging the advice given in research papers, books, magazines, and on the internet in general. Robert loves to write about sex, BDSM, as well as tips & tricks on how couples can introduce new sex toys to their relationship. He has been proudly featured in Healthline, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Self, AskMen, MelMagazine, Kinkly, Jack&Jill Adult, and in many other publications. Learn more. LinkedIn

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