Getty Images Anal sex may seem taboo, but behind closed doors, plenty of women have tried it: According to a survey published in a issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, more than 1 in 3 women ages 19 to 44 has tried it at least once. Skip experimenting if you have hemorrhoids or are having digestive issues, and use plenty of lube. The anus will stretch to accommodate a penis or toy that enters much like it will stretch to allow a bowel movement to exit and then will return to normal.
Make YOUR well-being a priority this year! It may cause an orgasm. For some women, the act can feel incredibly sensual. The anus has a rich nerve supply, which can make things feel very intense and, for some women, result in an orgasm, says Dweck. Or take a shower together, and allow your partner to gently massage the area with a soapy finger. Any trace remains will be removed through washing. Before your clothes are off, talk it out with your partner, suggests Ferrer.
This can be a smart strategy in any new sexual situation. A recent bowel movement and soap and water is all you need. An enema can be unnecessarily complicated and may irritate your anus and intestinal lining, say experts.
For one, they reduce friction to provide a smoother entry. Second, since anal tissue is fragile and susceptible to microscopic tears, having anal sex without a condom could cause the bacteria already in your anal canal to enter your bloodstream—not good, says Dweck.
And use a separate condom for each sex act i. Just be sure not to use an oil-based lube with a condom, since the oil could degrade the latex and cause the condom to break. Make sure you find a toy suited for anal sex that has a base that flares out. Unlike the vaginal canal, which is closed, the anal canal is open and a toy could get stuck in your body.
Not something you want to explain to your MD! And also consider taking a class: