Anal sex is not everyone's cup of tea. The mystery and taboo that surrounds it might make it seem like the big thing everyone wants to try, but the bottom line is that some people like it and some people don't. So how can you tell if you do or you don't without doing, at least once? It's not like kissing, an activity that we explore through experimentation with others who we may not know or even particularly like. No matter how you do it, anal sex requires a certain amount of exposure. The best way to try it out is to try it out on yourself.
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If it feels good, anything goes! Cisgender men and people assigned male at birth have a prostate , so in these cases a butt orgasm results from stimulating the prostate. You can stimulate the P-spot through the perineum, which is the runway of skin between the balls and the anus. This is how anal orgasms work for cisgender women and people assigned female at birth. Anal penetration indirectly stimulates the A-spot in the vagina. The A-spot, or anterior fornix if you want to get fancy, is located deep inside the vagina — around 5 or 6 inches in. It feels like intense waves of pleasure that begin deep inside your body and radiate through the rest of your body. In other words: Ah-mazing. Minor discomfort the first couple of times is normal as you adjust to being penetrated back there. Sex on the fly is fun, but when it comes to anal play, a little prep can help make the experience better for the receiver and the giver.
Lots of straight men are turned off by the idea of anal play to be fair, many bi and gay men are too , and as a result are missing out on a whole world of fun. This is the third in a multi-part series from After Hours about anal play. You can see the other posts in the series as they come out here. Seriously though, your anus and rectum are full of nerve endings, just like your penis. Your rectum is also home to your prostate gland , another pleasure center. Anal play feels great on its own, and can lead to unbelievably intense orgasms.
Anal masturbation is an erotic stimulation focusing on the anus and rectum. For humans, common methods of anal masturbation include manual stimulation of the anal opening, and the insertion of an object or objects such as fingers, tongue, phallic-shaped items, water play, or sex toys such as anal beads , butt plugs , dildos , vibrators , or specially designed prostate massagers. Pleasure can be derived from anal masturbation due to the nerve endings in the anal and rectal areas. In men, orgasmic function through genitalia depends in part on healthy functioning of the smooth muscles surrounding the prostate , and of the pelvic floor muscles. Anal masturbation can be especially pleasurable for those with a functioning prostate because it often stimulates the area, which also contains sensitive nerve endings. It is typical for a man to not reach orgasm as a receptive partner solely from anal sex. Some women also engage in anal masturbation. Alfred Kinsey in "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" documented that "There still [are] other masturbatory techniques which were regularly or occasionally employed by some 11 percent of the females in the sample Enemas or anal douches can, for hygienic reasons, be taken prior to anal masturbation if desired, but they can also be a form of anal masturbation themselves: see klismaphilia.