Anal August is in full effect at The Shack! We will be talking about the ins and outs of anal sex all month long!
Back Door Action
If you have ever been a little curious, this is your month to learn about everything anal. Even though anal sex has become more common throughout the years, it is still a thou-shalt-not-enter hole. Anal sex is a personal choice just like any other sex (oral sex, intercourse). There are many concerns, myths, and questions that surround anal sex that have people skeptical of giving anal sex the green light. We will discuss tips, products (dildos, butt plugs, lubricants), to-do/not to-dos; that will help you turn that red light green.
The three –tion
The three fundamentals of having great anal sex are relaxation, communication, and lubrication. A common misconception is that anal sex should hurt. IT SHOULD NEVER HURT! If it hurts, you need to go back to the drawing board. Ask yourselves: Are you using the right lube? Should we try a different position?
Foreplay with the anus; this will allow it to open up and make it less intimidating. Don’t try to shove a large butt plug on your first try because it will potentially scare away future anal play. Start small with a finger or slimmer toy to get your feet wet. Once you guys are more comfortable, you guys can increase the size of your anal toy.
“Are you satisfied?”
It is so vital that there is an open line of communication in the bedroom. The more you communicate, the more pleasure the both of you will be experiencing. Anal play isn’t for everyone and it is essential that this is something you both want to continue.
Lube, lube, lube
The thicker the lube; the better for your anus! Silicone lubricants are great for anal play versus using water-based that will need to be reapplied after a while. Your best option would be to use anal lube; a thicker, long-lasting lube created specifically for anal play.
Choosing an Anal Toy
We carry a spectrum of anal toys in different sizes, shapes, and materials that range from beginner to advanced level.
- Dildos provide fullness and/or back-and-forth motion, but they’re not hands-free.
- Butt plugs are designed to be inserted and held in place by the anus. They create a sensation of fullness and are hands-free.
Tip: Your anal toy should be easy to clean, smooth, and have a base.
- Silicone, glass, and hard plastic are “easy to clean” because they are non-porous. If you prefer a different material, you can conventionally cover your toy with a condom and take it off when you are done.
- Take it easy with your anus- make sure your toys are smooth and have a base. A base will prevent the toy from going all the way inside and save you a trip to the emergency room.
- Your anal toys CANNOT be used for anything else besides anal sex. You don’t want the bacteria from your anus to be transferred anywhere else.