From Prep to Toys: Your Complete Guide to Anal
Anal play is something many of us are curious about trying, but fear and lack of knowledge hold some people back. Well, no more of that!
If you’ve never experimented with anal play before, it can seem a bit daunting. There’s nothing to be afraid of though, as with the right care and preparation it can be an intensely pleasurable experience. It’s important to take it slowly – this is not the kind of activity that you should go into with all guns blazing! So find some time just for you, relax and follow the tips below. You’ll soon be a convert!
If you’re shopping for your very first anal toy, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the amount to choose from! It can be tempting to go for the biggest toy with all kinds of bells and whistles – but we’re thinking more ‘small and perfectly formed’ here. Probes, beads and plugs are all perfect for newbies – and there’s some great ones out there. The LoveAider Vibrating Anal Probe is a great beginners’ toy, with its modest length but powerful vibrations ensuring that its petite size doesn’t mean cutting back on sensation. The Anovibe Anal Beads are just the right size too, with a base that is easy to hold on to, making for smooth, pleasurable insertion and removal. If it’s a plug you’re after though, we can heartily recommend the Fifty Shades of Grey Something Forbidden Silicone Butt Plug – perfect for those who are fans of a certain book!
When you’ve selected some toys, it can be easy to want to bottle out all over again – but trust us, it’s going to feel great. Most people who have never tried anal play before are worried about pain. It’s totally normal to be concerned about that, as the anus isn’t self-lubricating like a vagina. So with incorrect prep, yes, it will hurt. It’s a good idea to have some fun with fingers before you use those toys or indulge in penetrative sex. It’s a safe way of slowly getting used to the sensation, feels fantastic and all you need is your own hand or your partners! Apply some water based lubricant to your fingers or the anus, and rub in gentle circles. When the muscles start to relax and loosen, it’s time to insert a finger. Do this slowly, one tiny bit at a time. Yes, it may require a lot of patience, but good things come to those who wait!
Experience pleasure like you never have before
When you’re ready to use a toy or have sex, you’ll be well prepared with the help of you or your partner’s fingers. Just remember to use some more lube when it comes to penetration, for an experience that you will never forget. For men, the prostate is a great source of pleasure, so stimulating that during anal play will lead to some truly explosive orgasms. Yes, it may take a little longer to get going, but anal play can be truly, truly amazing when done right. All of the extra care and attention lavished on the receiving partner can make for great foreplay too, so it’s up to you if you want have anal play as the main event or as the opening act!