Aneros Guide 2017: Finding Your Perfect Fit

Welcome to the Men’s Toy Box Aneros Guide! Almost anyone getting into prostate play will have heard the name Aneros at one point or another. Aneros represents the gold standard in hands-free prostate massagers, and the company prides itself on the research and quality that go into the making of their toys. Funnily enough, they actually started off as a medical company aiming to treat chronic prostate issues. But, as men used their products more and more, they discovered a beneficiary side effect of the medical massagers: they felt amazing. Thus, the off-shoot company Aneros was born, and they’ve been refining their toys for maximum pleasure-inducing ability ever since.

Aneros toys are meant to be used hands-free, as in you insert them and then do not touch or manipulate them with your hands past that point. They toys work by taking advantage of the natural contractions of your anal muscles to move the massagers against your prostate in a gentle stroking motion. The thing is, for most users this takes a bit of practice to get right, and it may be a few sessions before you start to take full advantage of your massager.

Nevertheless, Aneros toys also feel amazing combined with normal masturbation or left in during sex. The extra prostate stimulation puts the sensation of cumming on a whole different level. From personal experience, I would say the feeling of cumming from masturbating with an Aneros massager in is at least 5 times as intense as just a normal jack-off. The reason for this is once you start to ejaculate the lower pelvis muscles of your body start to involuntarily contract, causing the toy to pound your prostate and essentially milk you dry.

 

How Do Aneros Massagers Work?

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  • The head and stem are designed to nuzzle against the prostate. The curves of the stem provide stimulation up and down the anal canal, a surprisingly erogenous area. The head applies the proper amount of pressure on the prostate for an effective prostate massage. The force of this pressure is controlled only by the man’s anal-sphincter and PC muscle contractions, never by his hands.
  • The perineum tab provides an external prostate massage by pressing against the perineum, and acts as a pivot point to drive the massaging action of the Aneros inside the rectum. A man experiences both an internal and external prostate massage simultaneously. The continuous stimulation of the prostate and perineum leads to stronger orgasms and possibly the Super-O as well.
  • The handle (all models but the Progasm) is used only to insert and remove the Aneros. (The company warns to not manipulate the Aneros with your hand — it is counter-productive and could be dangerous or injurious to do so.)
  • The kundalini tab (Progasm only) massages the “kundalini” spot, an accupressure point between the buttocks.

The “Super O”

The Aneros brand bases itself around the premise that its massagers can help the user achieve what they call a “Super O.” A Super O is the end result of learning to relax your body and let the involuntary contractions of your lower pelvis drive you to orgasm.

A Super O is defined by their wiki as “an overwhelmingly strong non-ejaculatory orgasm that may involve: durations of minutes at a time; full-body orgasmic waves of pleasure; intense pleasure throughout the pelvic region, particularly the prostate, rectum and surrounding muscles; loss of a sense of reality; strong emotional responses; flashes of color (optical activity in the brain); large muscle contractions; a strong sense of ejaculation (with no emission); protracted involuntary vocalizations, roars or screams; pleasant convulsions; pronounced deep or staccato pelvic thrusting or writhing; a sense of soulful release and relief; a sense of self-redefinition; and, an energized feeling immediately following orgasm and being ready for more (as opposed to post-ejaculation lethargy).”

A Super O is not something to be expected immediately, but a goal to be worked towards over time. Using an Aneros massager is a an extremely pleasurable experience even without a Super O, and as time goes on you will learn to take yourself to new heights. With time and patience, you will find that the Super O is well within your grasp as well.

How To Use An Aneros Massager

Since Aneros has been around for a long time, there are a plethora of great resources on how to get started on using your toys. In my opinion, there aren’t any better than the Aneros Wiki. They have an extremely detailed guide on using your toy for the first time, positions to try, and instructions on breathing exercises to get your contractions going. When I first started out with Aneros toys, I used this wiki to great effect. I highly recommend you take a good read through it if you’re new to Aneros, it’s an invaluable resource.

Resources

During the course of using your toys, you might want to ask others for advice or participate in discussion. I recommend the following resources, as they have great and encouraging communities full of experienced users.

 


Beginners

Let me just note that the concept of a “beginner” model is a tough one for Aneros. The size of an Aneros isn’t a big deal. Aneros is NOT about gradually working up to bigger and bigger models, you don’t need a large massager to achieve a super o. Rather, it’s about getting in touch with the subtle motions of your body and learning to take advantage of them. That goal can be achieved with Aneros toys of any size. The reason we gravitate towards recommending smaller toys for beginners is they are easier to move around internally, letting you learn how to dance them across your prostate.

If you look towards intermediate/advanced toys, you will both large and small ones. The small toys in that section can be better controlled by more experienced users for different sensations, and the larger and more “filling” toys will be easier to manipulate in the same way by those with more trained anal muscles. But full disclosure, my first Aneros was the Progasm Classic and I survived. So, follow your instinct and go with what you think you’ll like.

 


SGX

Aneros Guide - SGX

  • Tip Width: 0.44 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 0.90 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.50 inches
  • Insertable Length: 3.50 inches

What sets it apart: This is the smallest and shortest model offered by Aneros. If you are afraid to try prostate massage, this model might be best for you. This model also has rings on its bottom portion to provide a bit of extra stimulation your body’s contractions move it around. Some have also found that the shorter length gives them more direct stimulation of their prostate.

Also of note, some men of shorter stature have reported that this model works better for them.

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MGX

Aneros Guide - MGX

  • Tip Width: 0.70 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 1.00 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.60 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4.00 inches

What sets it apart: This model is the SGX’s big brother, with the same design but packing a much wider tip, slightly larger width, and .5 inches more of insertable length. It has a less extreme tilt than the Helix and Progasm Jr. models below, so the stimulation it provides can bit a bit more subtle. The rings around the base help train you on how to grip these massagers and make getting your contractions started more intuitive.

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Helix Classic

Aneros Guide - Helix Classic

  • Tip Width: 1.06 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: .93 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.75 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4 inches

What sets it apart: Compared to the SGX and MGX, it’s angled more sharply for a bit more aggressive contact with the prostate. Rather than probing around, this one goes right for the sweet spot and you can feel that as soon as you put it in. Whereas larger models give more of a “filling” sensation, the smaller Helix is more nimble and uses this freedom to move around and tickle your prostate more. As a beginner, it’s a great toy for learning how to use your contractions to get a good stroking rhythm going over your prostate.

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Helix Syn (Top Pick for Beginners)

Aneros Guide - Helix Syn

  • Tip Width: 1.06 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 0.93 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.75 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4 inches

What sets it apart: This toy is a bit of an upgrade on the Helix Classic. It has the same shape, size, and functionality, but it has an added coating of soft silicone. This makes it gentler and more forgiving than the hard medical-grade plastic of standard models, and it has been extremely popular since release.

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Progasm Jr.

Aneros Guide - Progasm Jr.

  • Tip Width: 1.10 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 1.00 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.75 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4.00 inches

What sets it apart: With a larger tip and width, this is the largest among beginner-level toys. It’s a sized-down version of the popular Progasm model, which is the largest model currently on offer. It drops the tip width (Progasm 1.25in vs. Jr. 1.10in) mid-ridge width (Progasm 1.30in vs. Jr. 1.00) and insertable length (Progasm 4.50in vs. Jr. 4.00in), but keeps the prostate-hugging shape that made the original Progasm so popular. As you can see by the positioning of the knobs, it’s designed to pound your prostate more directly for stronger sensation.

Its size also gives you a “fuller” feeling in use, which adds to the pleasure for some men. This model is also has the “K tab”, which is unique to the Progasm line of massagers, in addition to the perineum stimulation tab. The K tab stimulates an accupressure point beneath your tailbone, sending additional pleasure rocketing up and down your spine.

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Intermediate/Advanced

As mentioned above, with Aneros you’re not working your way up in size, but in ability. Once you’ve gotten a better feel for how Aneros massagers work, you’ll be ready to use the toys below to their full potential. I decided to keep Intermediate/Advanced as one section because once you’ve passed the beginner stage anything should be reasonably open to you. Everyone’s prostate is different, and some people prefer different types of stimulation than others. That’s why for this section we have two top picks: 1) the Eupho Syn for maneuverability and 2) the Progasm for size and a wonderful feeling of fullness. 


Eupho Classic

Aneros Guide - Eupho Classic

  • Tip Width: 0.75 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 0.93 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.75 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4 inches

What sets it apart: Although the relatively small head and width may seem to make this toy better suited to beginners, many users say that this toy is best used once you’ve trained your anal muscles a bit. The reason for this is that the smaller head and thinner stem mean more movement while it’s inside you. Instead of putting direct pressure on your whole prostate like other models, this one moves around and hits different spots as your muscles contract.

A user more experienced with Aneros products will have a better ability to control and direct the way the Eupho is moving make it flutter across their prostate. Its lighter, subtler sensations combine with this fluttering to give you pleasure that will have your toes curling!

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Eupho Syn (Top Pick for Intermediate/Advanced)

Aneros Guide - Eupho Syn

  • Tip Width: 0.75 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 0.93 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.75 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4 inches

What sets it apart: As in the case of the Helix Classic and the Helix Syn above, the only difference between this toy and the Eupho Classic is that this toy is made with soft silicone rather than hard plastic. This is for users who prefer a soft touch over hard plastic, but it still has a rigid core to ensure it works just as well as the classic version.

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Maximus

Aneros Guide - Maximus

  • Tip Width: 1.00 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 1.00 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.60 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4 inches

What sets it apart: The Maximus is the larger cousin of the SGX and MGX, for those who have mastered at least one of those models and want to move onto something a bit bigger. This toy is for those who are ready to experiment with a larger size, but not too large. It is smaller in tip width (Maximus 1.00in vs. Progasm 1.25in, Vice/DeVice 1.30in) and mid-ridge width (Maximus 1.00in vs. Progasm 1.30in, Vice/DeVice 1.30in). Because of its size, it will be a little more difficult to move around than the SGX or MGX. However, once mastered it uses its size to provide more prostate pressure and an enhanced intensity  compared to its smaller predecessors.

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Aneros Progasm (Top Pick for Intermediate/Advanced)

Aneros Guide - Progasm

  • Tip Width: 1.25 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 1.30 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.52 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4.50 inches

What sets it apart: This is the largest model made by Aneros. Although the Vice and DeVice have a negligible extra .05 inches of tip width, the Progasm has a full .5 inches more insertable length than any other model. This toy is for those looking for size, and also a less subtle and more “full on” prostate massage. The Progasm pounds you hard and deep and sends a direct hit to your prostate, while the K tab stimulates an additional acupressure point under your tailbone to really drive you wild.

This toy is usually recommended for users with a bit more experience because due to its size, more inexperienced users may have a harder time using their contractions to manipulate it. It’s also a more intense experience than the smaller massages, so if you’re just dipping your toes in to prostate play you may want to start with something lighter.

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Vice

Aneros Guide - Vice

  • Tip Width: 1.30 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 1.30 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.60 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4.00 inches

What sets it apart: This is the only vibrating model currently offered by Aneros. Along with the Progasm (1.25in mid-ridge width) and DeVice (1.30in midrange width), this is one of the girthiest massagers on offer. The main reason for this is the hollowed-out core, where the bullet vibrator is inserted.

Aneros users generally deem this model appropriate for more experienced users. The reason for this is if you are just getting started with Aneros massagers and learning to use your anal muscles to manipulate the toy, the vibrations can be distracting and take away from the experience. The Vice works best for those who have learned initial control and are looking to branch out into new sensations. Once you’ve gotten to that level, the combination of the Vice rolling back and forth over your prostate combined with a hit of vibration makes for an intense ride.

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DeVice

Aneros Guide - DeVice

  • Tip Width: 1.30 inches
  • Mid-Ridge Width: 1.30 inches
  • Stem to Perineum Distance: 1.60 inches
  • Insertable Length: 4.00 inches

What sets it apart: The DeVice is essentially the Vice minus the vibrating bullet. In function, it is almost the same as the Progasm, but with a big less insertable length (Progasm 4.50in vs. DeVice 4.00in). What makes it attractive to some users vs. the Progasm is that the DeVice is made of soft silicone. The Progasm is an amazing toy if you’re laying down, but if you’re trying to use it while sitting the hard plastic tabs will dig in uncomfortably. If you’re planning on having a prostate toy that you can leave in for long periods, especially one to go out and about with, the DeVice offers a superior level of softness and comfort.

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Tempo

Aneros Guide - Tempo

  • Tip Width: 0.88 inches
  • Upper Knob: 0.63 inches
  • Lower Knob: 1.75 inches
  • Insertable Length: 3.75 inches

What sets it apart: Quite a lot, actually. This is a tab-less solid steel toy more akin to a butt plug than the traditional Aneros design. The two knobs on the shaft stimulate both of your anal sphincters, causing them to move back and forth. At the same time, the heavy weight of the head causes the massager to gently rock against your prostate. This toy also offers a chance for temperature play, as the steel can be easily warmed or cooled for new sensations.

It’s also a bit like a dumbbell for your butt. The heavy steel puts your anal muscles to the test and gives them a hell of a workout! Overall, this toy offers a fresh experience for those of you who have been using Aneros products for a bit and are looking for something new to try out.

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