We checked in with some experts and asked them to take the mystery out of anal sex, and they schooled us on some positions that can help ease you into your first time to actually make it an enjoyable experience. In the traditional cowgirl position, your partner lies down while you mount on top — yeehaw! As the partner on top, you can ease into anal penetration by moving up or down as needed. Remember to go at an easy pace and stay relaxed.
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This is the first in a multi-part series from After Hours about anal play. You can see the other posts in the series as they come out here. The main areas you want to be aware of are the anus , which is the gateway to the pleasure zone, the anal canal , and the rectum. You have two anal sphincters: one near your opening, and one further up your cavity, which work together to help push fecal matter out.
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Anal sex is one of the more high-maintenance sex acts. Sabat suggests massaging your lower back, caressing your inner thighs, and then slowly working your way up to massage the entrance of your anus. Don't be embarrassed! It might also be a good time to reflect on your technique to see if anything you tried could be the cause of your discomfort, like not enough lube or not taking enough time to relax and get into the moment. Sabat suggests thinking of a fantasy, reading or listening to an erotic story, touching yourself, or any other self-love activities that can make you feel excited and comfortable to explore.
Anal sex can seem like a big deal if you haven't really done butt stuff before. And like any other sex act, it's something that you should - in fact, must - prepare for if you want to do it. So how do you prepare for anal?