An Introduction To Anal Sex

Anal Sex

The world of anal sex is full of surprises. There are new techniques and toys coming out at an incredible rate. However, no matter which techniques or accessories you are using, there are still some things about anal sex that will remain the same. Namely, in order to have a mind-blowing anal intercourse, you need to get prepared.
If you’ve never tried it but would like to see what all the fuss is about, then this guide is just what you need. Then again, even if you consider yourself a pro in that area, a bit of reconnaissance never hurt anybody, did it?
In this article, you’ll find tips on how to prepare yourself for anal play, how anal sex works, the advantages, and disadvantages, as well as how to enjoy it the most!
After you’ve read up on these techniques, you’ll be nothing short of an anal sex master!

An overview of anal sex

Let’s get down to the basics. What is anal sex, really?
Anal sex is basically like vaginal intercourse. However, instead of the penis penetrating the vagina, the male partner inserts the penis into the female's anus. That’s all there is to it.
However, if you’re an anal sex virgin, then you’re probably wondering why people are so into this type of intercourse. Ultimately, it’s because of the sensation. Since there are plenty of nerve endings in the anal area, stimulation in that area can give you amazing orgasms.
On the other hand, however amazing those orgasms may sound, some people immediately cringe at the thought of anything anal-related. That’s perfectly understandable, especially if you’ve never tried it.
To be fair, anal intercourse can hurt quite a bit if you’re not fully prepared for it — both mentally and physically. It’s incredibly important to understand that.
If you’re not relaxed, or you forget to use a lubricant, things can go south before you know it!

How to prepare yourself for anal sex
If you’re a first-timer, consider anal douching. By showering and using a douche, you’ll make sure your anal area is 100% clean.
Also, while you’re in the shower, try stimulating your anal area with your fingers. See what feels good so you can tell your partner later on. You’ll prepare yourself for the real thing by both getting in the mood, and figuring out what pleases you the most.

Lube up!
The thing with your anal area is that, unlike the vagina, it doesn’t create its own lubricant. That means lubing up should be the first thing on your mind. However, oil-based lubes, Vaseline and lotions aren’t the right kinds of lubes for the job. Instead, you need to buy some water or silicone-based lubricants.
Remember, you need to lube up before you begin, and you’ll need to apply more lube as soon as you feel like your anus is even a bit dry. Don’t be stingy — the more, the better!

Enjoy yourself
Possibly the most important factor when it comes to anal sex is whether you're enjoying yourself or not. If you were excited at the thought of it, but you’re just not feeling it as soon as your partner penetrates you, then you need to tell him to stop, and vice versa.
Anal sex is only amazing if you’re both into it. If you feel pressured to try it, you’re definitely not going to enjoy it.
On the other hand, if you’re trying it out for the first time, and you’re blown away by the experience, then you should encourage your partner to try out some anal toys with you.
The great thing about anal intercourse is that there are many possibilities. For example, you can purchase a couple of fun butt plugs for your partner and then you can both enjoy some anal stimulation!

The advantages of anal sex
Like all things in life, anal sex has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, the main advantage of anal sex is that it can give you amazing orgasms if done right. Forget about vaginal intercourse; once you’ve tried anal, and you experience your first orgasm, you’ll understand the difference.
Furthermore, if you and your partner don’t like using a condom, but you’re worried about getting pregnant, anal sex is the perfect solution!
Let’s not forget about the kink factor as well. It feels forbidden, and everyone loves doing something they shouldn't be doing.
Finally, just take a look at the possibilities anal sex gives you and your partner. There are so many but plugs and erotic toys to buy nowadays.

The disadvantages of anal sex
Possibly the biggest disadvantage of anal sex is that not all people are up for it. If you’re in a relationship where you’re ready to try out anal play, but your partner isn’t, you’re just going to have to accept that. Anal sex isn’t something you should force on anyone. It’s important that both people are up to try it, or else it won’t be pleasurable in the least.
On the other hand, even if both partners are up for it, the preparation could put one, or both of you off. When it comes to anal sex, making sure you and our partner are lubricated at all times could make anal sex seem like too much of a hassle.
Finally, although you cannot get pregnant from anal sex, there is still a bigger chance of getting STDs or HIV from anal sex without a condom.
All in all, the main thing to remember is that even though there are some disadvantages, anal sex is still amazing when done right.

The conclusion
Anal play is one of the most erotic and intimate sex acts you can perform with a partner. If done right, there’s no better feeling in the world. But in order to do so, you will need to follow our guide to a T.
Always remember that preparation is key in order to get the most of your experience. Once you get the hang of things, we’re sure you’ll have a hard time getting back to regular, vaginal intercourse!