Five Steps to Safe and Satisfying Anal Play
Anal play is the one subject that has remained the final frontier for many sexual explorers. A pleasure zone that deserves to be enticed and explored, anal stimulation and penetration can enhance every sexual scenario, for all genders and body types.
Many people enjoy powerful orgasms and truly mind-blowing sensations from anal play. Whether you're experimenting alone or with a partner, all you need is a little prior knowledge and preparation to explore this new dimension of pleasure.
Anal sex should not be painful. If it hurts, let your partner know immediately and slow down, breathe, lubricate. It may be a good idea to try smaller toys or combine other types of stimulation to increase arousal and relaxation.
This entire area is rich in nerve endings eager to receive gentle stimulation from fingers, tongues or toys. Read on to learn more about how to discover these most sensitive of hidden pleasures safely and for pure satisfaction in just five easy steps:
Here are the basics of great anal sex, some of our top anal essentials to get you started, and ideas for anal players of all experience levels:
Begin by talking with your parter about your curiosity for anal stimulation, whether it's giving or receiving. Good sex is all about communication, so it's important to discuss your anal fantasies before diving in.
We recommend having a conversation about anal play away from the bedroom, to help keep the pressure off you both. Start the conversation light and don't feel offended if your lover isn't interested at first or ever. Anal sex is not for everyone, if your partner is unsure of their own interest, you can still explore yourself during solo masturbation.
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Anal sex can get messy, but proper preparation helps you to keep the mess to a minimum. For cleanest entry, use the toilet with the help of an anal douche or enema about an hour before any sort of anal activities.
An anal douche gently deposits water into the rectal cavity, removing feces as the water is expelled. Wash up after and you're ready to play!
Using condoms or gloves during anal play decreases the chance of STI transmission and bacterial build up. Condoms also provide a smooth slick surface and make clean up easy. Black condoms obscure anything that might show up upon removal.
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Unlike vaginas, the anus does not self-lubricate. This makes anal lubricant a must for experimentation and play. It's important to apply a liberal amount of lubricant to your anal toy, penis and anal opening.
When using condoms, adding a little bit of lube on the inside can add to the wearer's sensation as well. Ease the well lubricated toy, finger, or tip of the penis in slowly. Keep your preferred lubricant near by, ready just in case you need to reapply.
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4. Start Small
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Once well lubricated, gently push the tip of your plug or the smallest anal beads inside you one by one, taking your time, breathing. Stimulate your other erogenous zones at the same time with a small vibrator and enjoy the added sensation.
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5. Work Your Way Up
Many people like to use a butt plug before anal intercourse to gently stretch their opening and make taking a penis or strap-on dildo more comfortable.
Butt plugs can also be worn for longer period for extended stimulation. Wide in the middle with a slim neck and flared base, they remain in place more securely than a straight dildo, although both can slip or be pushed out.
Anal dildos and tools should always have a wide flared base, a T-bar shape, or a very long and easy to hold handle. With patience and lube it's possible to comfortably work up to a large penis or dildo. Start slow, listen to your body and enjoy!
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After giving it a try if you find that anal sex isn't for you, don't force it. Although some people love it, others aren't so keen. Sex is all about feeling good, if something makes you feel uncomfortable don't do it.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy your body and stimulating the anus can be a very intense and orgasmic one with the right preparation and patience.
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