It should be fairly common knowledge at least to readers of Men's Health that people with penises can stimulate the pleasure-inducing prostate gland to create earth-shattering orgasms. But did you know that women can have anal-based orgasms, too? Yup, anal orgasms are open to anyone down to explore them. If you and your partner are down to unlock a whole new realm of pleasure, you might both want to do some exploratory butt stuff.
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There's no denying that butts are all the rage: From toning your glutes to admiring Kim Kardashian's booty , butt stuff is a hot topic. And the final frontier of this booty-mania? There's no doubt that anal sex still comes with a bit of albeit sexy taboo. Perhaps that's because stepping into the anal arena for the first time can be intimidating, to say the least. What the heck are you supposed to do down there? Is it painful?
Over the past decade, anal sex —or at least, talking about anal sex—has become significantly less taboo, perhaps because butts have taken on an entirely new status thanks, social media! But the thing is, anal sex can oftentimes become the preferred method for women who don't have vaginas, for those for whom vaginal penetration is especially painful, and for women who simply experience more pleasure that way, Clarke explains. For some women, it's is the cherry on top of a sexual sundae: a little extra treat that elevates something that was already delicious on its own talking about sex here. If you've yet to add anal to the menu but are curious to taste test it, there are some things you should know first:. Before your first go, you'll also want to peep these stories from women who have dabbled in butt sex and lived to tell the tale.
Okay, not just pleasurable. Preparation is just as important for safety as it is for comfort. Below, learn how to prepare for anal sex, as well as everything else you need to know about making anal sex safe, comfortable, and enjoyable, from prep to cleanup. This is where the real preparation happens.