Of all the sex acts out there you can try, anal sex comes with some of the most vicious rumors. I don't just mean the rumor that everyone said Stephanie from high school was doing it, or the weird, creeping thought that all your friends are secretly doing it behind your back pun intended. I mean the rumor that it's always painful, but if you want to try it, you just sort of have to put up with it and dive into butt stuff, head- or I guess ass- first. And then you just deal with all the insane injuries that happen later.
Is Pain During Anal Sex Normal?
Anal Sex Safety: Pain, Risks, Possible Complications, and More
Many women and men sometimes have pain during anal sex. The partner who is being penetrated is most likely to experience some pain. So only do it if you're feeling relaxed. And stop if it hurts. With anal sex, it's important to relax your anal sphincter. When you're relaxed, a finger, penis or dildo can go in.
How to make anal sex less painful
A little prep work and some patience could mean the difference between pleasure and pain when it comes to backdoor fun. Without enough lubrication , the friction created by dry penetration is painful and can even cause tiny tears in the delicate skin of the anus. Those are some pretty tight quarters back there because the muscles in the anus are meant to be closed tight to keep things in. Without relaxing those muscles, getting anything inside can cause discomfort. The pain should go away pretty quickly.
When it comes to anal sex, there are a LOT of myths out there. To help debunk some of the myths around anal, we rounded up a bunch of experts. The truth: Of course, with anal, the elephant in the room is usually about poop.