Spotlight On: 7 Things You Need To Know About Anal Sex 5 years ago

Spotlight On: 7 Things You Need To Know About Anal Sex

Over the last number of months, we’ve learned a thing or two about the wide range of contraceptives that are available on the market today.

Now, we are going to continue our focus on health by studying a wide range of topics relating to sex and sexual health.

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Last week, we focused on oral sex, while this week we're talking about anal sex.

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Be safe

Regardless of what type of sex you are having, you should always, always use a condom. This is especially true for anal sex though as condoms help to protect you from a variety of sexually transmitted infections.

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Don’t mix it up

While it’s perfectly okay to switch from vaginal sex to anal sex in the course of sexy time with your partner, experts warn that you cannot switch from anal sex to vaginal sex, unless he cleans himself off and gets a new condom.

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Nice and easy

The key for enjoying anal sex is to take things nice and easy. Unless you want to to be bruised and in pain for a few days after, slowly and softly is the way to go.

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Are you ready?

Women need to be completely aroused in order to enjoy anal sex as arousal helps to relax the muscles making it easier for penetration.

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Get in position

There are a number of different positions for anal sex, but the most common is the doggy style position.

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Lube it up

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One of the key things for anal sex is lubrication. There’s no escaping it, you have to use lube otherwise things might get a bit painful.

And if you’re still not sure…

Never feel pressured to have anal sex with a partner. If you’re feeling unsure about it, take the time to think it through. If you’re almost certain you’d like to give it a go, why not get your partner to try using his finger first and see if you’re comfortable with that before you make your decision.