How to use an anal hook

Popular in the world of BDSM, anal hooks deliver incomparable amounts of pleasure to their users. This how-to guide will explain to you how to use an anal hook, so you can share an extreme experience with your partner.

Anal hooks feature a bead at the end for the wearer’s pleasure. Users love the 'cold' feeling they have when wearing an anal hook. Wearing an anal hook feels very different than a classic anal plug, allowing fans of anal play to experiment.

1. Indulge in some foreplay beforehand

To minimise any discomfort or pain, you'll need to get your anal area sufficiently aroused before inserting your hook. Your partner can stimulate your anus as you masturbate, or you can use an anal toy to prepare the area. The idea is for you to relax, so that you can enjoy what’s to come.

2. Use lube


A good lubricant is an essential ingredient for your anal session. Lube will help you insert the hook more easily and reduce pain. Apply a silicone- or oil-based lubricant to the entire surface of the hook, especially the insertable part.

Please note

If you intend to have anal sex with your partner afterwards, only use a silicone-based lubricant, as oil can damage the latex and render the condom completely ineffective.

3. Insert the hook

Lie on your stomach. Spread your legs, then your butt with one hand. With the other hand, insert the end of the well-lubricated hook into your anus. Your partner can help you with this delicate operation. Remember to always listen to your body and go along at your own pace. The experience should bring you pleasure, not anxiety or discomfort.

4. Play around with your anal hook

Here are a few suggestions from the LOVE Team for ways of getting the most out of your hook:

  • Attach toys to the hook: You can attach leashes, handcuffs or even weights to the hole at the outer end of the hook and add even more intensity to your Dom/Sub session. 
  • Use ropes: Shibari, for example, limits the movements of the person being dominated and increases the erotic potential of your BDSM session.

An anal hook should only be used with a completely trustworthy partner: you must be able to stop the game at any time. Communication and respect are two fundamental principles that you must be able to rely on during your session. For a totally fun experience for everyone, have a serious discussion with your partner beforehand and set limits that you both agree to.

5. Remove your hook

Adopt a comfortable position and breathe deeply. Remove the hook carefully, calmly and slowly.

6. Clean your hook

Clean your hook
To eliminate all bacteria, clean your hook with warm water and soap. Before sharing your hook with your partner, sterilise it in boiling water for 10 minutes. Air-dry it and store it in a safe place.
We hope that this how-to guide will help you have an unforgettable experience. If you need more information on how to use an anal hook, feel free to ask our LOVE team any questions you may have. We’ll be happy to assist you!