Get anal sex advice from backdoor experts! Read on for great anal sex tips about everything from preparing for anal penetration to actually having anal sex and much more! 

Top 7 Anal Sex Tips

You’ve read all about how to prepare for anal sex and how to have anal sex. And you might have had anal sex a few times, so what happens next? We went to the backdoor experts at Adam & Eve to find out. And they came up with a list of helpful anal sex tips that we had to share with you!

#1 Always Use Anal Lube
Anal lubes are thicker and longer-lasting than lubes made for vaginal play. Whether you’re having anal sex or just using anal toys, you’ll appreciate the difference. For extra mileage, you could try anal lubes with numbing ingredients – just take extra precautions during play to make sure you don’t hurt yourself.

#2 Don’t Forget the Cheeks
While not nearly as sensitive as other body parts, butt cheeks still contain plenty of nerves. Just ask someone after they’ve been spanked how it feels! You can stimulate those nerves with a nice massage – gently rubbing your partner’s cheeks to help them relax and turn them on. This makes anal penetration easier since they’re less likely to clench up.

#3 Get Ready in the Shower
Preparing for anal sex can be a messy process. Instead of risking your sheets or carpet, do the prep work in the shower so you can simply flush it all down the drain. This is especially important if you use an anal douche.

#4 Slower is Better
Vigorous and energetic might be good for vaginal sex and porno movies, but it shouldn’t apply to anal – especially if you haven’t done it often. Slow and steady gives your body crucial time to adjust and ensures your partner has an enjoyable time too. After you’ve warmed up, you can gradually increase the pace.

#5 Anal’s Not Enough
Some people can achieve orgasm through anal penetration, but they’re pretty rare. If you want your partner to have fun, you need to focus on their erogenous zones as well. That could mean teasing her clit or stroking his shaft – whatever it takes. A small vibrator – such as a finger vibe – can be exactly what the doctor ordered.

#6 Experiment with Multiple Positions
Just because you love vaginal missionary, doesn’t automatically mean you’ll love anal missionary. It’s important that you and your partner try many different anal sex positions to find which one is the most comfortable and the most pleasurable for both of you. Check out our Best 3 Anal Sex Positions article for inspiration.

#7 Stock up on Wet Wipes
Keep a few nearby during and after anal sex just in case you need a quick clean up. This is one case where it’s definitely better to be safe than sorry.