As I walked into NYC's Museum of Sex, somewhat hesitant boyfriend in tow, to learn how to have anal sex from an expert, I knew I'd be getting more intimate with the idea of anal than I ever had before. The event, an Anal Sex class, was hosted by Alicia Sinclair, Founder and CEO of b-Vibe , a company that makes premium, certified body-safe, healthy anal play products. The class was actually a product demonstration and training for Museum of Sex employees, who were going to start selling some of b-Vibe's new products, but some press like yours truly were invited to sit in and learn all about the literal ins-and-outs of butt stuff. Aside from all the handy hygiene tips you can clean the inside of your butt?! Even though everyone can try anal, if you have no interest in anal play, that's totally OK, too. But if you're curious and want to know how to experiment with anal, here's everything you need to know about butt stuff. Despite the fact that anyone can enjoy anal play, it still isn't totally accepted as "normal" in our society — probably because no one is talking about the suburban housewives who wear butt plugs to the grocery store, the lesbian women who like rimjobs, or the straight men who enjoy being pegged.
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Which is a good thing! Women who've been there and done that say it's a welcome addition to their sexual repertoire. But just like you must walk before you can run, you must have some sort of anal foreplay before you go for the full monty of anal sex. Or, you know, you can do butt play and leave it at that forever, because it's your booty and you make the rules. You hopefully already know the basics: ALWAYS use lube, never put something that was in your butt in your mouth or vagina, and butt plugs are your friend. But there's so much more to know about anal play, and so here, several sexperts break down their best anal foreplay tips for both first-timers and experienced butt travelers. Happy butt stuff!
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Illustration by Lia Kantrowitz. Just a few decades ago , outside of queer circles, it was seen as a taboo act that only about a tenth of men and a quarter of women would cop to researchers to having tried at least once. Now, anal is a fixture of mainstream pop, not to mention porn, culture. In truth, not many hetero men or women try it, much less on the reg. CDC data shows about a third of hetero women have ever tried anal; the number who regularly engage in it is unclear, but likely much lower.
In fact, the majority of anal sexers are not gay men, as sex scholar Justin Lehmiller has pointed out. The recent increase in the popularity of anal sex among virtually every demo makes total sense. Sure, humans have always had assholes but only recently have they been been able to casually browse through an array of insertables and other accoutrements and have them discreetly delivered to their home the following day. If you want to jump on the A-train or make your version of anal sex better, consider the following.