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Anal Sex 101: A Guide to Anal Sex

Alright students, today we’re going to get deep into an advanced lesson in our How to Have Super Sex Course! Some might consider this specialist information while others might have already read ahead and tried this material. The great thing is that whatever your level of understanding, there’s always time for Anal Sex 101!

Anal sex has gained in popularity over the years, becoming one of the most popular sex acts around. But it wasn’t always this way. Sure, people have been enjoying bum fun for a long time - throughout history, in fact - but it has certainly come in and out of fashion as a choice for sexual fun. In recent times, it has been fairly stigmatized and pushed to the fringes of sex with few people interested in its excellent erotic potential.


The emergence of bum fun

But in recent times, anal sex has had a resurgence because of two things: porn and sex toys! The popularity of anal sex in porn has normalized an already awesome activity to show that it can be ultra enjoyable. However, it should be noted that porn doesn’t always project a realistic view of buttsex. While it is great that it has more people talking and exploring, it isn’t ideal to mimic or use porn as a guide to best anal sex practices.

Sex toys have also lead to greater understanding of the pleasures of anal sex. The wide variety of strap-on toys, butt plugs, beads, dildos and lubes have all helped people discover the unique and amazing sensations that can be felt through anal play. Toys particularly help people who are curious about anal sex, but are too nervous to have their first attempts with a partner. Personal probing can happen on their own time, at their own pace and be a great way to learn.


Will it hurt?

One of the best shifts that have occurred in terms of our understanding of anal sex is the move from assuming it is going to hurt. Many educational books and videos have helped pave the way for our better understanding that if you do anal touch properly, you and your partner are going to have an enjoyable time, not a painful time. But that is the key. It takes practice and patience to have great anal sex. And part of that practice and patience is talking openly with your partner about what each of you want - before, during and after you have some bum fun. For sure, pain and discomfort are always possible when engaging in anal play, but with the proper techniques this possibility can be minimized entirely.


Anal sex skills

And what are those techniques? Well, the keys to anal sex are two: patience and lube! Whenever you are lucky enough to play with someone’s ass, go slow, be gentle, listen to their needs and have fun taking your time. Be sure to touch, lick and massage all around the bum, not just the asshole and spend plenty of time doing it. Your partner needs to feel comfortable and relaxed to make anal pleasure possible. The more you touch in a caring way, the more they are going to enjoy and fall deeply in lust with what you’re doing.

After you’ve dedicated a great amount of sexytime to warming your partner up, now is the time for lube. It cannot be said enough: there is no such thing as too much lube in anal play. You need to coat your partner’s ass, coat your fingers, coat your toys and coat anything else that is going to come in contact with their bum with a thick covering of lube. And then add some more! If you are into penetrative anal play, this is exceptionally important. The anus does not self-lubricate like the vagina, so ensuring you keep the lube a-flowin’, you’ll greatly reduce the chances your partner will feel any discomfort.

Anal sex still sounds kinda scary to some, but it really isn’t and shouldn’t be. Just remember to enjoy taking time and patience ensuring your partner is ready and then have that lube handy! Bum fun for everyone!


How can I buy anal sex toys?

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