We're sharing our own stories, shifting the conversation from obligation to pleasure, and providing some tips for making the experience fun and safe for everyone. So it's no wonder many women are reluctant to try it! The reality is that the anus is an erogenous zone so when done right with lots of warm-up, lube, and good communication anal play can be incredibly pleasurable.
More and more ladies are putting a welcome mat by the back door: 36 percent of women and 42 percent of men have tried anal sexaccording to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now that Maya Rudolph has screamed about anal bleaching on Bridesmaids and thousands of free anal clips are available on PornHub, more people are interested in testing the waters, she says. Still, not everyone who tries it makes it a regular part of their sex lives.
Anal sex can seem daunting, but in reality, it can be just as pleasurable as it is exciting, and as fun as it is liberating. There are plenty of reasons to experiment with it. It may take a few tries, but with great determination can come great reward.
For some women out there, anal sex is the cherry on top of a sexual sundae: a little extra treat that elevates something that was already delicious on its own duh, talking about sex here. If you've yet to add anal to the menu but are curious to taste testthere are some things you should know first:. You can check out our Ultimate Anal Sex Guide for even more tips.
As I walked into NYC's Museum of Sex, somewhat hesitant boyfriend in tow, to learn how to have anal sex from an expert, I knew I'd be getting more intimate with the idea of anal than I ever had before. The event, an Anal Sex class, was hosted by Alicia Sinclair, Founder and CEO of b-Vibea company that makes premium, certified body-safe, healthy anal play products. The class was actually a product demonstration and training for Museum of Sex employees, who were going to start selling some of b-Vibe's new products, but some press like yours truly were invited to sit in and learn all about the literal ins-and-outs of butt stuff.
What a journey our attitudes towards anal sex have taken over the last few years. From Drake and the butt-eating conundrum, to scientific celebrations of big bootiesto pegging on Broad Cityto twerkingto Kim Kardashian's epic shiny rump on the cover of Paper Magazineit's no question that all things ass-related have taken on a mainstream edge. Pop-culture acolytes proclaimed the "Year of the Booty," which heralded a deluge of think pieces about the portrayal of butt sex on mainstream television shows like The Mindy Project and articles assessing the erotic potential of the anus.
Which is a good thing! Women who've been there and done that say it's a welcome addition to their sexual repertoire. But just like you must walk before you can run, you must have some sort of anal foreplay before you go for the full monty of anal sex.
Photo: 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 Medicinemore 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.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Women Who Stray.
Taboos, fears, or past bad experiences around anal touch has made them shy away from exploring it. And with good reason — anal sex done badly is really painful. So is anal sex pleasurable for women? To arrive at an enthusiastic YES, it helps to understand how anal sex for women works, what feels good and what to consider with anal pleasure and health.