On Long-Term Wear

I often get questions about wearing butt plugs for extended periods of time, so I thought I’d take a moment and write up my thoughts on the subject.

First of all, what does long-term wear even mean? Well, I think if you are using plugs for activities other than sex and masturbation, then the term probably applies to you. There are so many activities that can be made much more enjoyable with a butt plug: running errands, going to work, watching TV, sleeping. The list is endless, but what they all have in common is that you are going about your normal life, just with a little extra stimulation. Over time, it starts to become part of your lifestyle—something you just do, like putting shoes on before leaving the house. And that’s what this blog is really about: the lifestyle of these little objects.

In terms of time, “long-term” could mean anything from an hour to forever, potentially. For me, personally, it seems to average 24 hours, though stints of 48 and 72 hours are not uncommon. The longest I’ve spent continuously plugged as of this post is nine days, with breaks for natural bodily functions, of course. I’ve read reports of others wearing plugs for a month at a time, which I find intriguing, and something I’d like to work up to.

The “why” of it all is perhaps the more interesting question. I’m always interested to hear from my readers about their experiences with plugging. For some, it’s about the thrill of having a dirty secret out in public. For others, it’s because they’re (consentually) ordered to wear one by a dominant partner. Some want to stretch themselves out. But probably the biggest reason is that, once you find the right plug, it just feels good. Really good, actually.

Finding the right plug can involve a lot of experimentation, though. For me, that’s half the fun, but it can be expensive—that’s why I hope the reviews on this blog are useful to others interested in long-term wear. Unfortunately, most plugs aren’t designed with long-term wear in mind. They all tend to have little flaws that can become irritating over time. I’m still looking for the perfect plug. (I do think I have a contender though, which I’ll announce in the next week or two.)

When people ask me how I do it, I’m not sure what to say. There’s not much to it: lube up a plug, pop it in, and go about your day a bit happier. More to the point, you shouldn’t need any sort of harness to keep it in and you shouldn’t need to relubricate it to remain comfortable. If you do, then you haven’t found the right plug yet.

If you’re just getting started, try setting goals for yourself. Start small. Literally. Use a smallish plug, like the Tantus Ryder, and say you’ll keep it in for 30 minutes. Then try an hour. Then two…four…eight. Go to sleep with it. Once you’ve become familiar with all the sensations of being filled up for hours, take it to the streets. Go shopping plugged. Go see a movie. Start pushing your boundaries. But always listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, stop and take a break. It’s not a contest and no one will think less of you.

I still set time goals for myself because forcing myself to stick to them is its own sort of thrill. As I write this, I have been plugged for five days, and will remain so for five more to meet my goal. Knowing that my ass will be filled for almost another week is extremely arousing, but at the same time, I know that if things start to feel uncomfortable, I can stop. Or I can take a break for a few hours. That’s probably the most important thing I want to get across with this post.

If you use common sense, listen to your body, and practice safe plugging, there is no reason to believe that long-term wear is dangerous. I’ve received a number of questions about the effects of long-term wear, and while I’m not a doctor, I can say from personal experience and the anecdotes of others that there is nothing to worry about. You won’t go incontinent or anything like that.

So, with all that said, if you’ve never done it but the idea of long-term wear intrigues you, I hope you give it a try. If you already do it, you are awesome! Either way, I hope you leave a comment and share your thoughts and experiences. There are more of us out there than you think!

40 thoughts on “On Long-Term Wear

  1. This is the first day that I have ever worn a plug more than 2 hours and I wore one to work, no less. The experience has been phenomenal. My wife found it strang at first, but now I understand what all the pluggers have been talking about. It is quite a unique feeling. I don’t even understand why it is so fulfilling, but I’m hooked.

    • I’m glad to read that a straight man is getting into plugging. Glad you enjoy the feeling. I don’t know why it’s so fulfilling either. My same-sex partner doesn’t know that I live with a plug in my ass. But he’s not into anal, and so this is my private way to edge 24 hours a day and always be ready for sex with him. We love to 69 each other, so it works out great for me.

      • I’ve been plugging for many years and have felt shame because of the fact I loved the feeling but after reading all these comments I feel very normal and love plugging even more now in fact I’m plugged nearly 24/7 and love it . Thanks for this sight

        • I’ve been living plugged now for ten solid years 24/7/365 (with the qualification that there are hours and days that I cannot indulge, but I’m at a good 80% plugged rate). I use a devi glass plug or another similar designed Icicles #14. See my living plugged blog below

  2. I have been interested in long term plugging for a while and began experimenting with it myself since I’m not too sure how to approach my husband about placing my plug for me. I have several plugs that I am able to wear for up to 14 hours and based on your reviews I feel that I may have found my next purchase to allow me to attempt to go for a couple days. To answer your question as to why, aside from it feeling so good, I love the sense of ownership a large plug shoved in my ass gives me. If I could get my husband to play along and fill me for extended periods of time, it would be pure bliss. But thank you for writing your blog; I find it incredibly helpful and full of information.

    • Don’t be shy in asking… he would love to put it in for you as part of your morning routine. Especially if you enjoy anal sex and it gets you nice and ready for hi.

  3. Looks like I’m a little late to the party, but I would like to say that I’ve had a plug in my ass now for over a year, heading strongly into year two. Let me explain. I wear an Icicles #14 glass plug, with a two-inch diameter head, a one-inch diameter shaft, and the ring base that fits between my butt cheeks like a coin in a slot. There is zero discomfort from the plug. But to stay plugged 24/7/365 with time out for bowel movements and cleanup, I have had to alter my diet somewhat to avoid bloating and foods that cause excess gas. Further I can’t even imagine going much bigger than the head of this plug, which is shaped like an egg and is about the size of one. Besides, going long-term almost permanent plugging, I turn the egg (it’s tilted on the shaft like the NJOY) away from my prostate. I can’t imagine having the plug massage my prostate 24 hours a day. And a bigger head would fill up the rectum too much to allow for gas and some bloating. That is, the level of comfort has to be excellent before you can go for long term. My blog will tell you my story, as well as provide cool picts and vids of guys using dildos and butt plugs.

  4. I carried a lingam stone for a day, and an amatrene egg with it. Very comfortable and exciting. No risk of them falling out, and a great experience. It’s awkward catching them when it’s time to poo, but worth it overall… Just wash under running water and reinsert… A completely new dimension to life!

  5. I have been plugging for about 20 years now and have made some of my own plugs.
    The longest time I ever left one in is about a week of course taken out to do my business and receive anal as I am male and 64 years old I seem to find plugs are not large enough to make me feel good I need a 3 in ball 2 in shaft with the shaft 3 in long I seem to need the depth .I have made some plugs out of metal and auto body putty and painted them you can paint them a lot of different colors.Perhaps my with and depth problem is do to the fact that I am able to insert a 5th whiskey bottle up my ass from all the years of play.But what the hell I love it. They say do what you love.And I love all you out there.

  6. I have been an anal only woman about a year now. My partner loves me this way, with only a tongue getting in my vagina.

    I wear a butt plug most all the time. For daily wear, a medium stainless steel one is most comfortable. I say most, because no butt plug is comfortable. But I love the feeling I get from wearing one. The mental aspect of it is so intense.

    I have a plug in me 100% of the time I am dressed and awake. I love it!!! I hate it!!! It is amazing that I do this for him, but also so amazing how much I enjoy it.


    • I to wear a butt plug about five days of week and now I have my husband wearing them to my boyfriend before him was very much and anal and get me into but plugs in the first time I wore one all day I came home extremely horny I knew I was going to do it a lot and now my husband of six years has been enjoying one for about a year. It does make our sex life focused around it to only have anal sex and I use a strap on on him we both love it we would change it it has enhance our sex life and we have went a month or two at a time just having anal sex and him only licking my vagina we are going shopping today for a new one each

  7. hello my name is John and I have been wearing butt plugs for the last few years I do like long-term wear and sometimes will wear them for a month or two at a time except for going to the bathroom if anybody would like to talk about it my email is johnwilliams1358@yahoo.com

  8. i have been a plugger for sometime now. i started off small and soon went to large. i have silicone and metal ones. i prefer the girth rather than length. i go to work plugged i wear up to 10 hours. and i love the feeling. and that it is my little secret. my wife doesnt know i do it. she is very vanilla with these things

    • Me too! I just got into it over the last two months. a I alternate among the NJoy Large, NJoy 2.0 XL, and the NJoy Pfun Plug. It makes the most boring tedious work day just fly by. People must wonder why I’m so content just to sit at my desk all day. I can’t wait to go on a long road trip.

    • I have been plugging for long-term wear for six years. My partner doesn’t know that I wear a plug almost 24/7/365. But we are now separated by circumstance not the desire to be separated; he has a job elsewhere. But I do like the sudden freedom to be plugged all day (I’m retired) and all night and I also stay naked for days at a time. I only go out when I have to to get the paper, grocery shopping, getting the mail, and sometimes to a nice coffee shop. But I stay plugged. I have several designs but my favorite and the most comfortable for long-term wear is the Devi Glass plug. It has a donut ring base and fits between my butt cheeks like a coin in a slot, and therefore does not fight with my crack but lies within. The egg on the business end of the plug is 1.96 inches at it widest point, and the shaft is also nice and thick, which keeps my sphincter open to about 3/4 inches, although of course it’s closed tight around the shaft keeping the plug into place.

  9. I am a straight male who has been excited by anal penetration since about 12 yrs old. I slid a number of things up my asshole while masturbating on and off for years!! I absolutely love the sensation!! I have been experimenting with plugs, vibrators, and dildos for about 2 yrs. I am currently wearing an American Bombshell. Lil Guy!! It’s nearly 6″ long, with a large egg shaped head!! I LOVE IT!!!!
    Second trip public last night, and no problem!! I never want to remove it, except for nature calls!! It’s sad that people tend to negatively associate anything anal!! They are missing out on the extreme pleasure found in anal penetration, and the incredible fulfillment it offers!!

    • That is great to hear that you started so early and over the years enhanced your anal activity. I started on the farm when I was a teenager and masturbated in a field of cotton and I loved sitting down on the bent cotton stalk when it was still green and though tough enough to kind of penetrate but still felt delicious. As the years passed I got into sucking cock and being fucked and now that I’m living alone again (my husband is working in another state) I really enjoy all the aspects of anal play and edging. It’s blissful

  10. My mistress forced me years ago to wear buttplugs 24/7.With a CB so i cannot remove them without permission.Over the Years the plugs became larger and thicker.Right now the Diameter of my plug is 105mm.Which is more then 4 Inches in Diameter.I have a permanent 2 inch pipe connected to it so i can do my toilet without removing the plug.I cannot live without it since my anus is already too much open and stays open.I will have to wear the plug now all the times.Forever.

      • Right now my plugsize increased to a 12cm diameter oval tunnel plug.I have 3 connectors to the plug allowing to hook up hoses to clean and also grease my anus.i am wearing this steel plug now for 3 Years 24/7.
        Only after 3 days it will be removed for intense cleaning.My ass is permanently worn out due to the long term plug wear.so i will have to wear plugs for my hole life.
        My mistress loves my huge anal hole and she can of course double fist me anytime she wants.She even fists me through large tunnel plugs to get deeper fisting results.Her goal is to fist me up to her upper shoulder.But this will be still a long way to get to it.
        My anal plug is always locked together wit a Chastity belt. But i can do my toilet by removing the large connector to my plug without removing the chastity belt.i can shit through my large tunnel plug and then close em up again .Due to my large tunnel plug i only have to do my toilet every 3 days now.
        And yes you can see the contour of the plug through the pants it they are very tight.
        Anyhow.I am locked for life now with this monster plug being streched to its limits all times and also bound together with the CB.

  11. I had been using the classic medium plug 25 years (from about 1987 or ’88)and of course loved it as a wonderful sex toy that always got me off, but I also just loved the full feeling I got from it and just all the wonderful sensations I got from just moving around with it in and really wanted to just wear it all the time, 24/7/365. Alas, buttplugs back then were not designed to wear, only for raw sexual gratification.

    Then several years ago I found the Doc Johnson Mood Naughty 1 line and immediately went for the pink large as I was an experienced plugger. I loved the design of the base as it fit very comfortably between my bottom cheeks and found that I could wear it all day every day, 24/7/365 (except for shitting, of course). I was happy with it but I also found it to be a little small for my taste, (insertable length: 4.5″, width: 1.25″, circumference: 4.25″) being an experienced plugger; always looking for a wearable plug that was comparable in size to the classic medium I had been using before I found the Mood Naughty.

    Cut to 2 years when I found the Pink Mood Naughty 1 X-Large. This is a perfect size for a wearing 24/7/365! Insertable length: 5.5″, Width1.5″, Circumference 5″. Nice and big enough to feel really full but not so big that it can’t move as you move and give you all the wonderful sensations you would hope to get from wearing a plug. The classic tapered design also means that you can wear it without worrying about cumming constantly (embarrassing out and about) (as you might with the constant real prostate stimulation of a plug meant to stimulate the prostate) as you go about your day, just a very pleasurable, low key massage of the prostate. I have been wearing it constantly 24/7365 (except, of course, for shitting) since I got it 2 years ago and LOVE it am very happy with it, and plan on wearing it as close to 24/7/365 as possible. As I write this I am happily naked and happily wearingly my Pink Mood Naughty 1 X-Large buttplug. I also bought a second Pink Mood Naughty 1 X-Large buttplug to use as erotic art. I just love that it comes in sexy hot pink!!! Happy plugging!!!

    • Your 25 years of experience is inspiring. I just knew there had to be men out there who loved plugging as much as I do. I’ve only been at it seriously for six years. I have a Devi glass plug. If you are familiar with the NJOY Pure Plug, you will know how mine is shaped. I have zero complaints. It is always comfortable even though it is made of glass. It’s pyrex glass and thick enough it won’t break from me wearing it.

    • Since I wear a glass plug (it’s borosilicate and tough) it needs very little lube and the lube doesn’t dry up or get absorbed by something made of silicon. I can stick my finger in my ass and run my finger alongside the shaft and feel how nice and moist my skin is, kind of like a sheen of sweat and not goopy oil. I’m now at 10 years, wonderful years of feeling blissfully plugged day and night.

  12. I just started wearing my medium jeweled plug, love the feeling, I wear it a few hours a day, just started going out to do some yard work with it in, mmm talking to the neighbors with your little secret in your ass, I’ll be a plugger from no on

  13. Been with my male partner for 25 years….we were oral only always….2 years ago sex stopped completely….I always wanted to have anal sex….so a few weeks ago I ordered a 3 pack of small plugs and gel dick shaped anal trainers…..I’m up to the larger of the plugs…1.25 diameter….absolutely love it in me….i was able to get the middle size in but the problem is, it doesn’t stay in…..disappointing….I haven’t gotten the large one in yet….but will…anyway, I am now keeping the larger plug in me all day at home….partner has no idea…..tonight I will be sleeping with it in for the first time….I love it….I am going to order more plugs so that I can continue to experiment…..I had no idea I’d love it to this extent!!!!

    • Never replied to any blog but happy as fuck I found this site.into plugging and have been off and on for many years. Lately trying to plug for an exerted amount of time and your words only encourage me and testify to the fact that I’m not alone in enjoying this singular private pleasure. Same sex partner is asexual leaving me adrift sexually. Stretching my hole for what ever may come my way is a primary goal——-and the pleasure it gives to my neglected libido is tremendous. Am new at extreme extensive plugging, love my secret and would love hearing from any plugger dude in la who might want to meet up and exchange stories. 73, thin and open minded.

      • Wow, keep going, Millard. My same sex partner is working in another state, but he’s not into anal either, so whether were living together or apart, it’s my little secret, and I just plain love to edge and stay mildly horny throughout the whole day, sleep plugged, wake up hard and slick with precum. I have clients in my home for the work I do, and I’m plugged and secretly enjoying seeming so normal on the outside and yet plugging my ass. I like to look around me at people in the crowds on the street and in stores and wonder just how many of us are plugged. I guarantee you can’t tell by looking. I’m in my early 70s too, and these are the best years of my life. I hope to die plugged.

      • I to have been plugging for many years along with ball stretching, de freedom is fabulous love going to town and beach. Love to hear back from you

  14. Butt plug designers need to test their own products. Some are just plain uncomfortable. I wear a butt plug most days, as I have some friends who will call at any time and want to fuck me. It helps to be pre-lubed and stretched so they can do a pump and dump if short on time. I usually am fucked 4-6 times each week, and I like to be prepared each time.

  15. I just bought a new doc Johnson large plug which feels great but I have a sensation that it is always slipping out of my hole. Ami stretched out that much already and should have gotten a bigger plug or is this sensation normal and something I have to get used to? Love the feeling sitting down but standing and moving around is very awkward with me pushing the plug back in.
    Thanks for letting me join your blog.

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  17. I am from India wearing the butt plug for a long time upto 16 hours a day
    I Walk with it sley with it sit and watch movies and doe some house work .I use a steel butt plug I use coconut oil to lube my plug only when I feel to poop then I take it out. I do a lot of yoga when I am wearing it and even meditation I love having it with me I am used to wearing it for the last 25 years I am single male and a gay too my gay partner who 10 years younger to me also wear the butt plug for the last 20 year’s. We never shoes just accupresser rubber slippers together it feels good and also helps in blood circulations .we travel to various destination in India with the butt plug inside our anus.Many people do not know off the affects of the butt plugs its good for prostate gland and bowels moment.

    • Glad to hear that you and your partner both love wearing butt plugs. I am the same I wore a butt plug off and on for about 15 years, falling in and out of habit with it, but then after I retired from work, I started wearing it 24/7/365 now for ten years. Same as you I hit around 16 hours a day, but much of that is sleeping with it inserted. It is a health-giving activity that helps circulation, prevents hemorrhoids, and gives me a sense of well being throughout the day and night.

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