Anal play, as you likely well know by now, is having its moment. Hell, even Vogue is writing about it, and Harvard is, like, teaching classes about the basics of butt-banging. But we can't all go to Harvard and thank God for that , which means that the type stuff that a lot of curious folks might benefit from isn't readily available. We thought we'd fix that.
An Exceedingly Polite Beginner's Guide To Anal Sex
But it can also raise a bunch of intimate questions you might feel too embarrassed to ask, well, anyone. Thankfully, asking doctors intimate questions is kind of our forte here at SELF. Using lube is a must during anal play, Joseph Frankhouse , M. Anal penetration without adequate lubrication can cause the tissue in your anus to tear. Not only is that painful, it also makes you more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections , like gonorrhea and HIV , Jacques Moritz , M.
We Asked Doctors to Answer All Your Questions About Anal Sex
If you've never had anal sex you may have a lot of questions about it. It's confusing because, on the one hand, it seems to be a more taboo, less frequently practiced kind of sex, one that requires special knowledge and care. And on the other, if you believe what you see in pornography, anal sex is just like any other kind of sex, no condoms, no mess, no communication required. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
This is an OC beginner's guide to those wanting to know how to have buttsex safely, and above all, how to avoid a shitty time. For the sake of simplicity and convenience, I will use "bottom" to refer to the penetratee and "top" as the penetrator. There are many ways to have buttsex.