For those of you that have organically found yourself googling "anal beads" in the depths of incognito mode possibly hoping to find butt jewelry, I'm sorry. Contrary to the name, anal beads are not free-floating pendants for your rectum, although that is certainly a Shark Tank episode I would watch all the way through. Rather, the sex toy gets its name from the bulbs attached to a cord, resembling beads on a string. The cord makes retrieval easy, which is important as much of the sensation associated with anal beads is actually in the removal. Sometimes each bead gradually increases in size going up the string, and sometimes the beads are all the same size. Try it in the shower.