Anal play is a pleasurable, fun, and increasingly common way to engage in intercourse. Like with any kind of pleasure, it’s incredibly valuable to explore anal play solo, as well as partnered anal play. We’re going to discuss the different ways to engage in anal play, as well as how to get started as an anal-newbie.
When considering adding booty play to your routine, there are a few things to consider. First, communicate your concerns to your partner if you are engaging in partnered play. Talking about your concerns is the best way to figure out what will make you most comfortable before beginning.
Next, understand the anus is an erogenous zone, your butt has a lot of nerves! Being aware of just how sensitive this spot is, is the first step to making anal sex easier and more enjoyable. Don’t forget to use lots of lube! This is very important as the sphincter is not self lubricating.
You also want to make sure you are highly aroused before beginning to engage in anal penetration. Try foreplay first, gently engaging your anus with fingers or toys before diving into full penetration. Arousal can help you to relax and have a palliative effect on your body. This is super helpful if you are nervous about trying anything new regarding anal!
Now that we’ve covered some basics, let’s dive into the fun and different ways to engage in anal play!
Pegging is a sex act in which one person has anal sex with another person by penetrating them with a strap-on dildo. This is regardless of the genders of the involved partners. Pegging can be intensely pleasurable for both parties. The anus and rectum are filled with nerve endings that are stimulated during anal penetration.
When a dildo massages the prostate of a penis owner, they may experience a prostate or p-spot orgasm! If the one pegging is a person with a vulva, they can experience pleasure when their clitoris or pubic mounds grind against the dildo base while they thrust. There are a great many toys that can be utilized for pegging depending on your preferences for length and girth and what you've practiced and warmed up with! Finding dildos that are harness compatible are key.
Solo anal play
Anal masturbation is a great way to experiment solo to find out what you like and don’t like. The best way to venture into uncharted sexual territory is to experiment on your own before bringing a partner into play. Or, if you are experienced already, solo anal play can help you discover new techniques to use in the future.
Solo sex helps to detract from performance pressure, and when we’re alone we often allow our natural bodily responses to flow more freely.
A great way to experiment with anal play solo is to get an anal training kit and play around with the different sizes and textures. You can also use your fingers during a solo sesh, it’s important to use lots of lube and explore different sensations. If you are a beginner, give a smaller plug a try with a tapered head for comfort! Here's one of our favorites.
Anal rimming is also known as analingus. A rimjob is the act of stimulating a partner's anus by licking, kissing, and sucking. Rimming stimulates the sensitive nerve endings in and around the anus and rectum.
It’s important to maintain good hygiene practices when engaging in any sort of anal play, especially rimming. When giving a rimjob, keep your mouth and tongue focused on the anus without switching to other forms of oral sex because bacteria can spread to other parts of the body, causing things like vaginal infection if your partner has a vagina.
Using thoughtful safe sex practices and clear communication, rimming can be a pleasurable sexual activity for all parties involved!
Anal toys are specifically designed for backdoor play. Anal toys should always have special safety features, such as large flared and tapered bases, and retrieval rings. This is to make sure your exploration doesn’t end in a doctor visit! You should never use toys in your butt that are not intended for anal play, this is for your safety.
There are so many different kinds of anal toys to choice from, such as anal dildos, butt plugs, beads, and vibrating toys, prostate toys, and training kits just to name a few. Take a look at our full collection of anal safe products!
Anal toys can be used for teasing or full on penetration, it’s totally up to you how you want to use them! Toys are wonderful tools that help us achieve orgasms in fun and creative ways. That being said, the end goal doesn’t always have to be orgasm! You can always have fun with toys in a variety of ways, from teasing to erogenous zone stimulation.
Whatever the case may be, exploring the different ways to engage in anal play adds another fun, and creative way to experience sexual pleasure. Remember to always take it slow, use lots of lube, and most importantly, have fun!