With thousands of nerve endings surrounding the opening of the anus and the outer part of the rectum, anal sex can be extremely pleasurable for both men and women.
Anal sex can make many women feel slightly uncomfortable. If you and your partner are interested in experimenting with anal sex, the first step is openly communicating your desires and your fears. If you are on the fence, voice your concerns, but keep an open mind.
You should never feel pressured or force yourself into a sexual situation where you feel uncomfortable. Make sure you are fully on board and empowered by the idea, before you move forward with anal sex.
Anal sex is not something that should be done spontaneously. Ideally you will want to cleanse the area with an anal douche, such as our best-selling Adam & Eve Anal Douche. Alternatively, you can perform an enema prior to penetration, but this should be done a few hours beforehand, as it can cause the rectum to be sensitive. Once you are feeling squeaky clean, some of the anxiety you might be feeling should subside.
This is essential for everyone exploring anal sex. Period. While the vagina naturally lubricates during sex, the anus does not. You will need A LOT of lubricant for comfortable anal sex. There are a variety of lubes on the market that are well suited for anal sex, so you can really take your pick!
A note: Although desensitizing lubes are available as an option, and used by some during anal sex, we do not recommend it. The ability to feel discomfort is your body’s natural way of telling you that you are going too fast or too far. Without sensation, you could risk irritating the sensitive tissue of the anus and even tearing it.
While preparing for anal sex, experiment first with fingering the anus. It’s best to get comfortable and confident throughout a few sexy sessions before you graduate to full penetration. Relaxation is the number one factor in enjoying amazing anal sex.