Anal beads are a type of anal sex toy that usually is used for personal fun or with a partner. The beads often are attached to a string and can be made of various body safe materials. When inserted into the body (ahem, your butt), they produce an enjoyable sensation. Anal play with anal toys like these can be fun and safe (just use toys with a flared base & silicone lube or water based lube!). They come in a variety of sizes, the most common size is 25 mm to 125 mm in diameter or larger. Anal beads are usually made of materials such as silicone, plastic, rubber, latex, glass or stainless steel metal, and end with a ring or similar handle designed for pulling. The purpose of this ring is to prevent the beads from being completely retained in the rectum and easy to remove. The silicone anal beads can be flexibly connected together and need to be inserted separately, or they can be connected by a semi-rigid thin shaft, allowing the anal canal to be inserted once. Many nerve endings of the sphincter muscle can cause sexual pleasure during insertion and extraction, and the larger beads may produce a sense of pressure when in the rectum.