back door basics

back door basics

Anal sex is a topic that is often shrouded in secrecy and stigma. However, it's a sexual act that is enjoyed by many people of different genders and sexual orientations. In the LGBTQ community, anal sex is particularly common among gay men. In this article, we'll cover the basics of anal sex, what it involves, and how to engage in it safely and enjoyably.

Firstly, it's important to communicate with your partner(s) about your desire to engage in anal sex. Consent is essential in any sexual activity, and it's especially important when it comes to anal sex as it can be more intimate and potentially uncomfortable. Make sure to discuss boundaries, preferences, and any concerns or fears either of you may have.

Before engaging in anal sex, it's important to prepare properly. Firstly, make sure you're relaxed and aroused - this can help make the experience more enjoyable and comfortable. Secondly, use plenty of lubrication as the anus doesn't naturally produce its own lubrication like the vagina does. Water-based or silicone-based lubricants are ideal, and you should apply it generously to the anus and any toys or fingers you'll be using.

Start slowly and gently, and work your way up to larger toys or a partner's penis. Remember to communicate with your partner throughout the experience, and take breaks or stop if either of you feel uncomfortable or in pain. If you're new to anal sex, it may take some time to get used to the sensation and find what works best for you. Don't feel pressured to rush or do anything that makes you uncomfortable.

It's also important to practice good hygiene when engaging in anal sex. Make sure to wash your hands and any toys or equipment thoroughly before and after use. You may also want to consider using a condom on any toys or fingers to reduce the risk of bacterial or viral infections.

Finally, it's worth noting that anal sex can be a source of pleasure and intimacy for many people. However, it's not for everyone, and that's perfectly okay. Like with any sexual activity, it's important to listen to your own body and do what feels comfortable and enjoyable for you. Don't feel pressured to engage in anal sex just because it's become more normalized in LGBTQ culture or media.

In conclusion, anal sex is a sexual act that is enjoyed by many people, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Communication with your partner(s), proper preparation, and good hygiene are key to engaging in it safely and enjoyably. Remember that it's okay if anal sex isn't for you, and always listen to your own body and desires.
Back to blog