Below, learn how to prepare for anal sex, as well as everything else you need to know about making anal sex safe, comfortable, and enjoyable, from prep to cleanup.
Decide what kind of anal play you’re interested in
You have options!
Penis in anus
Pretty self-explanatory—P-in-A sex is what many people think of first when you talk about anal sex.
Toy in anus
You have a lot of variety when it comes to anal sex toys. There are anal dildos that can be used for penetration much like a penis
Exploring anal play with your fingers is excellent, especially for beginners who might be worried about size.
Anal play and penetrative sex pose what risks?
Anal fissures or tiny tears are more likely to occur on the delicate anus skin. Fissures that are small but deep can cause extreme pain and bright, red bleeding following anal play or a stool movement.
Safer Anal Sex Techniques: A Step-by-Step Guide
Follow our guide to anal sex safer techniques. This resource provides individuals with the tools and knowledge needed to approach intimacy confidently
Safe Anal Sex: Your Comprehensive Guide
Consent and communication
Before undertaking any activity, make sure that all parties involved are comfortable and have consented to it. It is crucial to have an effective dialogue about expectations, boundaries and desires.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexual activity carries a risk of sexually transmitted infection (STI). This risk can be significantly reduced by using dental dams or condoms
Since the anus is not lubricated like its vaginal counterpart, it’s important to use water-based lubricants in order minimize friction and prevent tears or injuries
Navigating Risks: Staying Safe During Anal Play
Safety must always be the priority. Prioritize communication, consent, and protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STIs). Start slowly and be aware of boundaries. Prioritize open discussion as much as you can; seek medical advice if needed; and enjoy responsibly
Practicing Safe Anal Sex: Essential Tips
Assuring safe anal sex requires communication, consent, and barrier protection to reduce STIs. Water-based lubricants should be used, taking it slowly with respect for comfort levels and keeping nails smooth to avoid injury. Prioritize open discussions, set boundaries, and seek medical advice as soon as concerns arise if needed – enjoy responsibly for a pleasurable experience!