The emotional overture I feel before boarding a roller coaster is about the same as I feel right before embarking on anal sex : excitement, followed by mild hesitation and nervousness. The thing about every single roller roaster ride I've been on so far is that I've loved them all. No matter how many butterflies are tap-dancing on the bottom of my stomach as the ride lurches up a steep hill, the thrill I feel at the end of the ride is always worth it.
This is the fifth 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. Anal sex is pretty polarizing.
More young women than ever—45 percent—are trying anal, according to the latest research from the Kinsey Institute. If you're considering having anal sex for the first time, you're probably wondering how to prepare, relax, and enjoy the intimate moment with your partner. We called in the experts: Rachel NeedlePsy.
You know those embarrassing questions you're too afraid to ask in bed, like how to make anal sex more comfortable? Well, they're probably holding you back from having an even more fulfilling sex life. Like, did you know you can orgasm during anal sex?
Back when the ladies of Sex and The City discussed anal sex, it shocked audiences. But since then butt play has been shown on Girlshinted at on The Mindy Projectand rapped about by Nicki Minaj —to name just a few pop culture references. The stats seem to support this theory: Between and only about 9 percent of women and men reported having entered through the back door within the previous three months.
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.
Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. Q: My boyfriend has been talking to me about trying anal sex. I'm open to the idea, but I want to know more about it first.
Anal sex can be intimidating at first, but you can make it easier. Anal sex can be such a fun, exciting and super-pleasurable experience. However, lots of people get it so wrong that anal sex has a bad name.
As more couples explore this type of sex, understanding the risks, rewards, and proper strategy is important. According to the Centers for Disease Control CDCanal sex is primarily growing in popularity with couples under age You might think of anal sex as anal penetration with a penis, but you have a few more options.