Anal sex is a topic that’s often met with trepidation, but it doesn’t have to be. When done properly, anal sex can be an enjoyable and exciting experience for both partners. But before you get down to business—literally—there are some do’s and don’ts to consider. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about anal sex before getting started.
Do: Lube Up!
Anal sex without lube? That’s like macaroni without cheese! Lubrication is essential for safe and pleasurable anal play. Not only does it reduce friction between your body parts, but it also helps reduce the risk of tearing or discomfort. Choose a water-based or silicone-based lubricant that won’t break down latex condoms or other barriers you may use during anal play.
Don't: Go Too Fast
Painful sensations can occur when you attempt anal penetration too quickly, so take plenty of time warming up by engaging in foreplay or using fingers and/or toys before moving onto intercourse. Use plenty of lubricant, move slowly, and stop if anything hurts along the way. It takes time to relax your muscles so that your partner can penetrate comfortably and safely.
Do: Communicate Openly
Communication is key in any sexual encounter—but it is especially important when dealing with such an intimate act as anal sex. Talk about what each of you wants beforehand so that everyone feels comfortable and prepared for the experience ahead of time. Discuss boundaries clearly, ask questions if something isn't clear, and make sure both partners feel heard throughout the process. This will help ensure that everyone is on the same page during penetration in terms of consent and comfort level.
Anal sex doesn't have to be intimidating or uncomfortable; it can be just as enjoyable as any other type of sexual activity if done correctly! Just remember to lube up, go slow, communicate openly, and stop if anything hurts along the way; then enjoy! With these tips in mind, you'll be ready for a wonderful experience with your partner!
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