Baby got back door action! August is Anal Sex Month, girls! (You learn something new everyday.)
Anal sex is quickly becoming less of a taboo, and more and more women and girls are admitting to doing it through the back door–the latest surveys show that roughly 46 percent of females reported having tried anal sex at least once, with 1 in 5 girls ages 18 to 19 confessing to it, too. Like most kinds of sex, both partners can orgasm from anal sex. Doesn’t sound too bad, right?
Not so fast. What you do with your butt is your business (and your partner’s!), but it’s super duper important to be safe if and when you do engage in anal sex, otherwise not only will it hurt like Hell, but you also put yourself at a big risk for STDs.
Anal sex is intense and can be painful if you’re not careful, so it’s not anything a guy should just spring on you or assume you’re into. It requires slowness, lots of water-based lube (an oil-based one can ruin a condom), and a ton of communication with your partner, because your rear gear isn’t designed to stretch like your vagina is. This means that if you’re not careful, anal sex can result in small tears in your rectum.
These same tears are why a condom is absolutely non-negotiable for anal sex, no ifs, ands, or buts (or butts) about it. Without one, a guy’s semen–and any STDs within it–can make you super sick. Also, if you go from anal sex to vaginal sex or vice versa, you need to change condoms–for the same reason you’re supposed to wipe from front to back and not back to front.
Most importantly, anal sex is a super intimate and unique experience for everyone who tries it, so make sure you’re with someone you really, really trust. If a guy acts like an ass, it’s a surefire sign he shouldn’t go anywhere near yours.
Have you ever tried anal sex? Would you ever try anal sex? Has a guy ever pressured you into having anal sex? Tell us in the comments!