Sliding into Fifth Base: Tips for Pleasurable Anal Play

Anal masturbation is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s highly pleasurable, oodles of fun, and there’s tons of room for sexual creativity. 

However, mastering your backdoor hole requires a bit more knowledge and effort than standard vaginal sex or having a classic wank session. In this article, we’ll explain exactly what anal play is and how to do it correctly. We’ll also offer some hot tips for getting the most out of your session. 

Welcome anal sex beginners to your comprehensive butt play guide! 

What is Anal Play?

Basically, anal play is any act that involves the anus and brings pleasure. This stimulation encompasses anal masturbation and anal sex. It includes acts like the following:

  • Anal penetration: This can be done with a finger, butt plugs, a strap-on, a dick, and many, many more. When somebody says, “I’m into butt stuff,” they could mean literally anything, from casual fingering to automated anal silicone toys. 
  • Rimming: Also known as anilingus, this is an oral and anal sex act where one partner stimulates their partner’s anus using the tongue and lips.
  • Fingering: You can use lube to finger your own anus or another person’s, stimulating the nerve endings on the butthole. 

Anal stimulation can take many different forms. It’s an exciting sexual experience that can even lead to an anal orgasm (it’s hard to describe until you’ve been on the receiving end, but it’s magical). 

Safety First: The Importance of Careful Play

The only (and we mean only) issue with anal pleasure is that it requires a bit more forethought. Your other forms of pleasure, like receiving a blowjob or fisting your own dick, really just need some lubrication and spare time. 

Misusing an anal plug could land you in the emergency room.

Don’t worry, though! The experts at Fleshlight are here to guide you through safe backdoor play, ensuring ultimate pleasure and safety. Follow our tips, and you’ll be good to go. 

Expert Tips for Delightful Anal Play

This is our complete beginner's guide to rectum play. Read on for all the best insights on perineum pleasure! 

Keep It Clean

It’s not a secret that poop comes from your anus. Specific actions can take this area of your body from functional to sexual. Here are the proper steps:

  1. Empty your bowels
  2. Shower/wet wipe 
  3. Trim your nails 
  4. Wash your hands 
  5. Invest in condoms, dental dams, etc.

Some people prefer additional cleanliness methods like using an enema. (An enema is a special device that pushes fluids into your rectum and washes you out.) This isn’t 100% necessary, but if it makes you feel better, go for it. 

Also! Never go from the back of the house to the front of the house without a clean condom or washing all areas. Your health and wellness depends on keeping anal bacteria away from your genitals. 

Work Your Way Inside

Everybody likes a little bit of foreplay. Before you break out the anal toys, give the backdoor the attention it deserves.  

Start by stimulating the areas outside of and around the anus to warm things up. This will help get yourself (or your partner) in the mood. It also helps to prevent the tearing of delicate anal skin. 

Start Nice and Slow

Ever heard the phrase, slow and steady wins the race? Well, they weren’t not talking about anal fucking. 

You don’t want to go from zero to one hundred when messing around with the anus. Go slow for the first time and every time after that. Your sphincter will probably always need some time to stretch. 

Once you’re ready, you can try out techniques like a prostate massage to stimulate that p-spot and get you fired up. 

Try Toys

Solo anal masturbation is fun, but it can involve some uncomfortable self-sex positions. It can be frustrating when your hand cramps or the perfect spot is just out of reach. 

This is when you break out the sex toys. Here are just some of the stellar toys designed for your ultimate anal pleasure:

  • Anal vibrator/dildo
  • Anal beads
  • Anal training toys

These toys help you crank masturbation into high gear and cum harder than ever (without becoming a contortionist). Plus, these toys aren’t just for solo pleasure; they’re super fun to use with a partner.

Toys can be an excellent warm-up for anal penetration or add to the overall experience. 

Lube It Up

Don’t be shy here. Lube is your best friend when it comes to anal play of any kind; your ass doesn’t self-lubricate itself the way genitals do, so you’ll need a little assistance. 

Here’s our step-by-step guide to lubing the right way:

  1. Use water-based lube.
  2. Start with a dime amount of lube and slowly work your way up as needed.
  3. Lube everything that’s involved in the action. We’re talking fingers, bums, toys, etc. 
  4. Reapply consistently.

It’s absolutely critical that you only use toy-safe, body-safe lube. We know it sucks to run out of lube in the heat of the moment, but putting other substances inside you can be dangerous.

At Fleshlight, we offer top-of-the-line lubricants designed for all kinds of sexual preferences and scenarios. We even have a line of anal lubricant that is specifically designed for your backdoor entrance. 

The best part is that these lubes are 100% body and sex toy-safe. What are you waiting for? It’s time to lube up and get your pleasure started.  

Switch Techniques

Your bum can be sensitive, and what feels good for your partner may not do anything for you. Get experimental with it. Don’t be afraid to try new things and see what works. 

Using toys can open up a whole new world of anal pleasure, but even small things like trying different finger motions can make a huge difference. If you’re going slow and using enough lube, you can experiment to your heart's content. 

Remember to communicate if you’re getting down and dirty with a partner. Your partner won’t know if their new pegging technique is uncomfortable unless you tell them. 

Don’t Forget Protection

It’s kind of unexpected, right? But it’s true that even anal sex requires protection to be safe. While you can’t get pregnant from anal play, you can transfer STIs. 

Protection is a must for continued pleasurable play if you’re with a partner. You can use items like condoms or dental dams; just make sure that they aren’t expired, and use lube as needed. 

If you’re pleasuring yourself, just remember to clean your toys before and after usage. You’ll need to be more thorough with this cleaning process than with your other toys. 

Cause, you know, it's been in your butt. 

Let Your Bum Join the Fun with Fleshlight

We know it’s crass, but honestly, anal play is the shit. Everyone deserves to have all the tools for a pleasurable anal experience. 

At Fleshlight, we work to offer you the best in anal sex toys. These toys are made in the United States with body-safe materials that will last ages. 

Interested in expanding your collection further? We have a toy for every kink and body part, from the superb female porn star pocket pussy to the best blowjob simulator on the market. Check us out and discover what it means to experience ultimate pleasure. 

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