There are plenty of different ways you can spice up your sex life. You can incorporate sex toys into it, BDSM, roleplay, etc. However, have you possibly considered trying anal sex?
There has always been a stigma attached to anal sex. Most people who have never tried it consider it to be taboo, when in fact, it’s perfectly normal. Moreover, it’s actually healthy.
In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of anal sex. Furthermore, I will provide some tips that will make you enjoy safe anal sex to the fullest!
The pros and cons of anal sex
When discussing the pros and cons of anal sex, it’s important to mention that there are far more pros than there are cons. However, in the interest of providing you with as much information as possible, I will make a list of both sides.
Let’s start with the pros.
The pros of anal sex
#1: Anal sex increases intimacy between you and your partner
When engaging in anal sex, you need to have a healthy trusting relationship with your partner. Trust is crucial for anal sex to be safe and enjoyable. So once you’ve tried it out, you’ll feel closer than ever to your partner.
Admittedly, if it’s your first time, you will probably feel nervous. For that reason, your partner should help reassure you, and agree to take it slow.
#2: Anal sex increases sexual diversity
If you and your partner feel like you’re stuck in a rut, anal sex is the way out. It’s different, exciting, stimulating, and what better way to spice things up! Anal sex is especially great for partners that have been together for several years. You’ll already have your trust requirements in place, so why not give it a try? It could be the secret ingredient you were waiting for!
#3: Anal sex is extremely pleasurable for both partners
Since vaginal sex is so pleasurable, imagine how pleasing anal sex will be. Women have a substantial bundle of nerves around their anus. Just by touching that area you can see how sensitive it is.
Also, the G-spot can be reached, which means that you can have orgasms just as easily as when engaging in vaginal sex.
So, it’s not only pleasurable for men, it’s just as pleasurable for women. If not more so.
#4: Anal sex introduces the health benefits of semen
Semen is extremely healthy. Unfortunately, when you’re having vaginal sex, there’s always the risk of pregnancy involved. If you’re not looking to become pregnant, then anal sex is the answer you’re looking for!
There’s no risk of pregnancy, so your partner can finish inside of you. That way you can enjoy these benefits of semen:
● Semen is a natural anti-depressant
● It reduces stress
● Improves the quality of sleep
● Boosts your energy levels
● Increases your libido
The cons of anal sex
As promised, here are the few cons involved in anal sex.
#1: Anal sex increases the risk of infections.
● The human papilla virus, known as the HPV virus can lead to cancer of the anus.
● Escherichia coli is also present in the anus, so be careful.
● Sexually transmitted diseases are also a risk.
It’s important to mention that there are ways to have anal sex and avoid infections. All you have to do is remember to use a condom. Simple as that!
#2: Anal sex may be painful the first time.
Now, if you do it right, it really doesn’t have to be painful. It’s just a matter of lubrication and telling your partner how it feels during the process.
If you want to make sure that your first time is painless, below are some tips on how to have safe, pleasurable anal sex.
Safe anal sex tips
If you’ve decided to try out anal sex, here are some tips that will help you enjoy it to the fullest.
Tip #1: Apply plenty of lube
There are so many different lubes available, so pick your favorite and apply plenty of it! In this case, more is more, so don’t be stingy!
Tip#2: Enjoy some foreplay
It’s important to warm yourself up before engaging in anal sex. You need to feel comfortable before getting into it. Make sure to tell your partner what you want, and relax. The key to great anal sex is to be as relaxed as possible.
Tip #3: Take it slow
This is extremely important. Don’t get carried away in the moment, remember to pace yourself. Also, tell your partner to do the same. No matter how ready you are, anal sex requires a slower pace than vaginal sex, so always bear that in mind.
Now all that’s left is to enjoy yourself!