The Comprehensive Guide to Colon Snakes for Anal Depth Play

The Comprehensive Guide to Colon Snakes for Anal Depth Play

Colon snakes, also known as depth trainers or anal depth probes, are unique and specialized sex toys designed for deep anal exploration. They provide an intense and pleasurable experience for those who are interested in pushing the boundaries of their anal play. In this guide, we will discuss the purpose of colon snakes, the different types available, and how to use them safely.

The Purpose of this Toy

Colon snakes are designed to explore the depths of the rectum and colon, providing unique and intense sensations for the user. They are often used by experienced anal enthusiasts who seek a more extreme form of anal play.

Different Types of Sizes and Features

There are two main types of colon snakes:

Flexible Colon Snakes

Flexible colon snakes are made from soft and pliable materials, such as silicone or TPE, allowing them to bend and conform to the body's internal curves. They are ideal for those who are new to deep anal play or prefer a more gentle experience.

Rigid Colon Snakes

Rigid colon snakes are made from firmer materials like stainless steel or hard plastic. They provide a more intense sensation due to their unyielding nature and are suitable for experienced users.

Materials Used in Colon Snakes

Colon snakes can be made from various materials, including silicone, TPE, stainless steel, and hard plastic. Each material offers different sensations and levels of flexibility. Ensure that the material you choose is body-safe and compatible with the type of lubricant you plan to use.

How to Choose the Right Size

When choosing a colon snake, consider the following factors:


Colon snakes come in various lengths to cater to different experience levels and preferences. Start with a shorter length and gradually work your way up as you become more comfortable with deep anal play.


Like length, the diameter of a colon snake can vary. Choose a diameter that is appropriate for your experience level and comfort.


Select a material that offers the desired level of flexibility and sensation. Silicone and TPE are more flexible options, while stainless steel and hard plastic provide a firmer, more intense experience.


Some colon snakes include additional features such as textured surfaces, vibration, or suction cup bases. Consider what extra features might enhance your experience.

How to Use a Colon Snake Safely

To use a colon snake safely, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that the colon snake is clean and free of any defects or damage.
  2. Apply a generous amount of lubricant, preferably water-based, to the colon snake and your anus. Reapply as needed throughout the experience.
  3. Start by inserting the colon snake slowly and gently, allowing your body to adjust to the sensation.
  4. Gradually increase the depth of insertion, listening to your body's signals and stopping if you experience pain or discomfort.
  5. Always communicate with your partner (if applicable) about your comfort levels and boundaries.

Preparing for Colon Snake Play

Before engaging in colon snake play, take the following steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience:

  1. Clean and sanitize the colon snake according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Ensure that you have a safe and comfortable space for your play session.
  3. Choose a position that allows for easy insertion and control of the colon snake.
  4. Have plenty of lubricant on hand, as well as any other necessary supplies (such as towels or gloves).

Types of Lube to use:

This all comes down to the type of toy you are selecting. While most brands carry all sorts of lube to get you started, its important to understand that not all lubes are compatible with all toys. 

The general rule of thumb is to avoid using silicone lubes for silicone based toys. Silicone lube tends to stick to the toy and ruins the texture and results in a gummy unusable experience. We would recommend using a water based lubricant if your opting for a silicone toy. Check out our complete selection of water based lubes here.


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Cleaning and Maintenance

Proper cleaning and maintenance of your colon snake are essential for maintaining hygiene and prolonging its lifespan. After each use, clean the colon snake with a toy cleaner or mild soap and water. Dry it thoroughly before storing it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Top Customer Reviewed Colon Snake Brands

Some popular colon snake brands include Tantus, and Doc Johnson.

Tips for First-Time Colon Snake Users

  1. Start with a shorter and thinner colon snake, gradually working your way up in size as you become more comfortable with the sensation.
  2. Use plenty of lubricant to ensure a comfortable and smooth experience.
  3. Relax and take your time, allowing your body to adjust to the colon snake.
  4. Communicate openly with your partner (if applicable) about your comfort levels and boundaries.
  5. Practice deep breathing and mindfulness techniques to help relax the body and mind during play.

Enhancing the Colon Snake Experience

To make the most of your colon snake play, consider the following:

  1. Experiment with different positions to find the most pleasurable angles and depths.
  2. Incorporate other forms of stimulation, such as oral or manual stimulation, to enhance your experience.
  3. Use a vibrating colon snake or add a vibrating attachment for additional sensation.

Safety Considerations

  1. Always listen to your body and stop if you experience pain or discomfort.
  2. Communicate openly with your partner (if applicable) about your comfort levels and boundaries.
  3. Use a condom if sharing a colon snake between partners or switching between anal and vaginal play.
  4. Never force the colon snake deeper than your body comfortably allows.
  5. Always clean and sanitize your colon snake after each use.


Colon snakes offer a unique and intense form of anal play for those seeking deeper exploration. With proper preparation, communication, and attention to safety, you can enjoy the thrilling sensations that colon snakes provide. Remember to start slow, use plenty of lubricant, and always prioritize your comfort and well-being during your intimate adventures.

If you think this is a bit much for you, we would suggest beginning with butt plugs or other non-depth related toys!

Check out our discussion and recommendation of butt plugs:


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  1. How deep can a colon snake be inserted? The depth of insertion depends on the individual's comfort level and anatomy. Start slow and gradually increase the depth as your body adjusts to the sensation.

  2. What type of lubricant should I use with my colon snake? Water-based lubricants are generally safe for use with most colon snake materials and are easy to clean up. However, always check the manufacturer's recommendations for your specific toy to ensure compatibility.

  3. Can I use a colon snake for vaginal play as well? While colon snakes are designed primarily for anal play, some may be suitable for vaginal use as well. Ensure that the toy is cleaned and sanitized between uses, and consider using a condom to prevent cross-contamination.

  4. Is it safe to use a colon snake if I have a medical condition or am pregnant? Consult your healthcare professional before using a colon snake if you have a medical condition or are pregnant. They can provide guidance on whether it is safe for you to engage in this type of play.

  5. How can I make the colon snake experience more comfortable? Relaxation, communication, and lubrication are key to a comfortable colon snake experience. Take your time, use plenty of lubricant, and communicate openly with your partner (if applicable) to ensure a pleasurable and enjoyable experience.

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