Tips for Exploring Anal With a Partner

by Jacee Niblett -

Embarking on the journey of anal play for the first time is exciting, enthralling, and nerves-inducing all at the same time. It’s always exciting to try something new, but the vulnerable and seemingly delicate nature of the situation can cause some feelings of anxiety in some of us.

This is all normal!

I’ve chatted on this blog a bunch about exploring anal play - either for the first time, or the 100th time. But this week I’m going to talk to you about the specific nuance of exploring this kind of sexual play with a partner. And all of my tips will be geared toward the GIVER.

So if you’re in a partnership and ready to take that step that you’ve talked about forever, keep reading for some crucial information that will make your experiences fun and sexy!

Start Slow and Check-in Frequently

This first tip is one I always have for the giver in the relationship, and it applies especially for those trying out this type of play for the first time. It’s really important to start out slow and give the receiver time to get used to the sensation and relax into the pleasure of the experience. It’s a great idea to start with other kinds of play before diving into anal play to ensure the full arousal and relaxation of the body. In the same vein, it’s equally important to frequently check-in with your partner as you go. You can ask questions like “how does that feel?” or “is this speed okay?” and be really aware of reading body language. This will relax your partner in knowing that you are present and aware of their body, but it also helps the whole experience go smoother.

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Let The Receiver Lead

To avoid unwanted pain or discomfort, letting the receiver lead can be really helpful. You can do this with your positioning and/or movement - but allowing the receiver to control depth and speed as much as possible can reduce a lot of common discomfort or pain. You can use positioning pillows, try out different variations of your favorite positions, or just allow the receiver to control all movement throughout the experience. As always, it’s important to communicate about this beforehand so everyone is on the same page!

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Most importantly, lube

As the giver, it’s important to remember your partner’s body won’t produce its own lubrication during this kind of play. So adding lube is vital! To help your partner relax, you can take the lead on applying and maybe reapplying the lube. Silicone-based lube is a popular option for anal play, because it doesn't dry out and you don’t have to reapply. However, if you’re using any silicone toys, this kind of lube won’t be compatible. Always make sure the lube you use is safe and comfortable for you!

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Trying anything new in the bedroom can be a fun and exciting experience to share with a partner. Make sure you are communicating, feeling comfortable and free, and enjoy the ride! If you’re looking for any of the previously mentioned tools or toys, you can always find them at Excitement. And as always, be safe and have fun!

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