Takeaway: Porn may be over-the-top, but anal pleasure is the real deal. Whether you love it, hate it, or haven't yet tried it, August is Anal Sex Month. Anal sex provides a completely different sensation than vaginal play and it's something that can be very pleasurable — if done correctly. Anne Hodder , ACS, a multi-certified sex and relationships educator, says a successful anal experience is most often the result of communication, relaxation, preparation, lubrication and at least initially gentle stimulation. Lube, by the way, is essential for anal sex. A lot of people lean toward silicone-based lubes here because they tend to last longer, but water or oil-based can work as well - just make sure that what you choose plays well with the material of the toy or condoms you may be incorporating into your play.
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Which is a good thing! Women who've been there and done that say it's a welcome addition to their sexual repertoire. But just like you must walk before you can run, you must have some sort of anal foreplay before you go for the full monty of anal sex. Or, you know, you can do butt play and leave it at that forever, because it's your booty and you make the rules. You hopefully already know the basics: ALWAYS use lube, never put something that was in your butt in your mouth or vagina, and butt plugs are your friend. But there's so much more to know about anal play, and so here, several sexperts break down their best anal foreplay tips for both first-timers and experienced butt travelers. Happy butt stuff!
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According to a new study, anal sex may lead to fecal incontinence. I guess that throws a wee bit of a wrench into the benefits of anal sex , because no one, and I mean no one, wants a leaky butt. Of the 6, adults surveyed nationally by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 5 percent of men and 37 percent of women had tried anal sex at least once in their lives. However, where things get a little less appealing is the fact that for men who have had sex with men and been on the receiving end, the chances of having monthly fecal incontinence was tripled.
It is not for rookies. Despite what you might have heard from friends, your partner, or seen on the internet, anal penetration is not something all people enjoy which, as it turns out, is true of all sex acts ever. Anal sex is not for everyone.