You know that iconic moment when Oprah gave away a car to everyone in the audience? And you get to try anal! Sound crazy? Or actually like Crocs! And there's a reason: It feels good. It can even be orgasmic. That's thanks to a combo of sensitive nerves around the anus and the fact that anal penetration directly stimulates the A-spot and can indirectly hit the G-spot , she says.
If you've never explored anal before, but are intrigued which I'm guessing you are, since you're reading this first check out this guide on How to Prepare for Anal Sex, According to Experts and then circle back. If you're already part of the club, welcome. Regardless, this selection of anal sex positions offers something for all levels. The next time you and your partner get it on, grab the lube lots of it! Trust, you'll be glad you did.
If you already know that you like anal sex, skip down to the other anal sex positions on this list. But for folks who are just learning about the anus's pleasure potential, experimenting with butt plugs—either with a partner or solo—is a great place to start. Just remember: Any time you put something in your booty, you want it to be a toy intended for ass-play.
So, the flared base on butt plugs is crucial for safe anal play," explains Sinclair. Here's a full guide to the best anal sex toys. There's no better place for plug play than the shower, especially for first-timers.
If you have a partner, try stimulating your clitoris with a waterproof vibrator or your own fingers while your partner teases your back door with the butt plug. Or, let your partner take over entirely, performing oral sex while easing in the plug. If you're on your own, perform your usual masturbation ritual maybe even making yourself orgasm , before teasing your hole. Ready to get into position? Have your partner lay on their back, lightly holding your hips while you straddle them. Once you and your partner are lubed up, reach between your partner's legs and hold them to your entrance.
Then, slide down at your own pace. Don't be afraid to experiment with the angle, says Goldstein. Try leaning your torso forward, and even kissing your partner. Try leaning back slightly, placing your hands behind you on your partner's thighs or knees if needed.
Try tilting your pelvis forward, and then back. And if you enjoy clitoral play, feel free to ask your partner to get their hands in on the action. Face-to-face booty banging offers the possible intimacies of eye-contact and kissing. And, because the penetrator can see the receiver's face, there's the benefit of non-verbal communication.
Everyone has an "ouch! Since this anal sex position doesn't give the receiving partner full control, he recommends saving this for the second or third time. When you've done your "homework" and are ready to try it, start by getting into classic missionary position: If you're the one receiving, lay on your back and have your partner lay between your legs.
When you're ready to be penetrated, draw your knees to your chest, to help open your body up. Remember: "It ain't about shoving it in!
Another tip? Reach between your legs play with your clit, or tease your nipples. Or you might a clit suction vibe , which usually feels tantalizing on nipples as well. Here's how it works: Start by teasing your clitoris. You might use your fingers, a hand-held vibe like the Le Wand Petite , or the Eva II , which secures to the labia and can provide continuous stimulation when you get to the anal penetration. Next, lube up and have your partner press the tip of their penis or dildo against your opening.
When you're ready, press back against them and feel yourself accepting the heft. Work with your partner to find a pace and rhythm that feels pleasurable. And, it avoids putting extra pressure on the wrists like hands and knees regular doggy.
Cheers to completely pain-free sex. Any spoon position is going to be cozy AF—and comfort is especially clutch during anal sex. Lay on your side, with the penetrating partner wrapped behind you, big-spoon style. The great thing about this position is you both have a degree of control.
And, of course, always add in hands! You might even use one of these vibrators which are great to use with a partner. Speaking of sex toys, here's how to clean 'em. Feeling adventurous? If you have a stool and your roommate is out for the evening, try this advanced anal position outside the bedroom. If you're the receiving partner, start by sitting on a bar stool so that your booty is off the back. Now, lean forward, using your hands between your legs for balance.
Your partner is going to stand behind you, and place their hands on your hips so that the stool doesn't tip over. If you touch yourself and you might even experience a blended orgasm ," she says.
If you don't like it or want more control of the depth, have your partner take a seat! Facing away from them, slide down and enjoy some reverse chair anal play. Or, if you're not feeling anal tonight, try this position with vaginal penetration to mix things up. If you're the receiver, you're going to stand on the edge of the bed, and then lower down into a deep squat. Now, lean forward slightly, so that your hands some-what steady on your feet and hands. Just know that it's going to be possible to go deeper because the anus is going to be more open than in some of the other positions on this list—communication is key.
Oh, and because your clitoris will be fully exposed in the squat position, take advantage! By Gabrielle Kassel. Pin ellipsis More. Start Slideshow. Image zoom. Replay gallery. Pinterest Facebook. Up Next Cancel. Share the Gallery Pinterest Facebook. Everything in This Slideshow. All rights reserved. Close View image.