Guide to Anal Sex

As more couples explore the different types of sex, anal has become an increasingly popular sexual activity for many. Although it’s still a taboo topic of conversation, it’s certainly worth discussing!

With proper planning, communication, and the right lube type, you too can enjoy the full anal experience. Follow along to find out our top sex tips to help guide you through the ins and outs of anal.

What is Anal? 

Anal is a word used to describe a type of sexual activity that involves the anus or anal play. During anal play, your partner is stimulating your anus using either their penis, fingers, or sex toys.

Lube for Beginners: How to Get Started

When you’re first starting to explore anal play, it’s helpful to begin slowly by touching yourself and enjoying all the different sensations of this new sexual experience. The best part about this is there is no pressure — go as slow as you want and focus on the feeling rather than the technique.

As you begin to feel more comfortable, you can spice things up with some soft and sensual anal foreplay and eventually anal sex. Remember to first clean this area thoroughly in the bath or shower with some natural soap and water. It’s also helpful to avoid eating a few hours prior to anal, and have a bowel movement before too! 

Making Anal More Enjoyable

For most people, there is a hesitation to try anal for the first time for fear of pain or discomfort. Fortunately, there is a great way to help you get the most pleasure out of anal stimulation.

Lube features as the perfect way to minimize friction and enhance satisfaction during anal sex. With our K-Y Naturals Moisture + Intimate Gel and Sensitive Gel, you’ll experience the soothing lube sensation that can help to ease tension and enhance pleasure. Ensure this product is right for you. Always read and follow the label before use. 

Most importantly, make sure to have open and honest communication with your partner throughout. If you’re experiencing apprehension, it’s ok to take a break and try again another day. Never rush the process.