Anal sex can seem extremely intimidating and to be honest, it’s not for everybody. With that said, there are plenty of us out there enjoying the bootyful act of pleasure on the reg. Whether it’s solo or with a partner... or two, anal sex can be wonderful, surprising, and actually quite beneficial. That’s right, beneficial, and we are going to break down the 7 benefits of anal sex for you.
The first thing to realize before we talk about any benefits is that anal sex can absolutely be safe, clean, pain-free, and, most importantly, pleasurable. It is possible to orgasm while being on the receiving end of anal sex no matter your gender.
According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, of the 31 percent of women surveyed who’d engaged in anal sex during their most recent sexual encounter, 94 percent had an orgasm. That’s because the anus is packed with loads of sensitive nerve endings, some of which are connected to your genitals.
For people assigned male at birth, anal sex can stimulate the prostate and lead to an extremely pleasurable and intense orgasm. For people assigned female at birth, anal sex activates the G-spot and A-spot. Both are located along the vaginal wall but can be indirectly stimulated during anal penetration. Like the prostate, these areas can produce full-body orgasms and when stimulated the right way, squirting, or the “mythical” female ejaculation can occur.
The Taboo Factor
Anal sex is taboo and because it’s taboo, people want to try it. It feels naughty and there is something about trying it for the first time that makes it that much more appealing. Generally people view it as something forbidden and strange, which can make it a turn on. We know that it is neither forbidden nor strange but that is how many people view it.
The more we talk about and educate people on the very natural and very pleasurable act of anal sex, the less taboo it will be.
A Good Option During Your Period
Period sex can be magnificent. (Don’t knock it til you try it.) If you’re not into vaginal sex during menstruation, that is completely understandable. That doesn’t mean you have to lock it down if you’re feeling in the mood. Anal sex is a great alternative for intimacy and pleasure.
No Risk of Pregnancy
It’s not possible to get pregnant from anal sex. So the same intimacy and pleasure without worrying about whether or not you took your pill. With that said, there are a few VERY IMPORTANT things to note here.
If semen is spilled into the vagina or vulva, pregnancy can occur.
Secondly, like unprotected vaginal intercourse, unprotected anal intercourse is a high-risk for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and HPV.
Use condoms during anal sex to decrease the risk of sexually transmitted infections.
Opportunity to Try New Toys
Anal sex means toy shopping! When prepping for anal, it’s important to not go full on penetration if it’s your first time. Start slow with fingers and then start to introduce toys like anal beads and butt plugs. It normally take an anus 4-6 weeks to become fully prepped to receive a penis or something similar, so anal toys are great training wheels that can get you there.
It’s important to only use toys with a flared base because, little known fact, your butt is a vacuum and will suck up any object into it…. And you don’t want to go to the hospital because you have a cucumber in your colon.
Increases Intimacy With Your Partner
People are pretty anal about their buttholes. When we’re uncomfortable, we clench it up tighter than Fort Knox. So to openly welcome someone around, let alone into it, is a sign of deep intimacy and trust.
Anal sex for many partners is a new frontier into strengthening their bond and opening up new doors (literally) for physical intimacy and exploration. It requires consistent and strong communication as well as complete trust. Afterall, you’re not gonna just let any ole body in your booty.
We love talking about butts and we love introducing people to new ways to love their butts. Anal sex is becoming less and less taboo the more we discuss it and share in it’s awesomness.
Whether you’re a veteran bottom or a new top, anal sex can bring immense amounts of pleasure and joy as long as your doing it safely and using protecting. … Now go! Have sex! Explore! And then wash with a TUSHY bidet attachment.