Granted, the location of the prostate gland does make receiving anal more pleasurable for men than women, but there are still plenty of sensitive nerve endings around the anus which allow women to feel pleasure from great anal sex too. Sexy sexy nerve endings! Make no mistake… the anus is not like the mouth or vagina — it does not lubricate itself naturally. I still feel sorry for Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain — he only had a mouthful of spit to use as lube! Yes, you need lots and lots of lube for anal sex… but what kind of lube for anal exactly? We have written a detailed guide on lubes already, but here we are going to focus exclusively on the best lube for anal sex, helping you to enjoy the act comfortably, safely, and with minimal risk of injury. There are many different types of lube on the market, all of which have different advantages and drawbacks.
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Sorry to liken anal sex to food, but if it were a sandwich, then you and your partner would be the slices of bread and lube would be the good stuff inside. Because anal sex without lube would be not only dry, but also pointless. In fact, unlike a sad sammie, lubeless anal sex can actually be dangerous. The friction can cause actual microtears to the skin and anus, leading to infection. No, thanks. So when starting with anal play, the wetter, the better. Sinclair suggests massaging the anus with lube beforehand to warm things up.
If you're thinking about having anal sex or engaging in any kind of anal play, your safety and comfort and pleasure should always be at the forefront of your mind. Unfortunately, when it comes to anal penetration, you can't just go in there without any preparation. You're going to need a good quality lubricant especially designed for the anus. Here's why anal lube is so necessary, what the different types are, and the best product for every budget. The anus and rectum do not self-lubricate as the vagina does, and without the liberal use of lubricant the delicate rectal tissue is at risk of damage.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Ah, lube. The sex helper that should be a staple, right next to condoms. Unlike the vagina, the anus is not self-lubricating and can't get wet unless you help it out. Aside from skipping the necessary prep work , forgetting to use lube is one of the main reasons why anal can be unpleasant for some people. Thicker lubes are best for anal sex, as anal walls are thinner than vaginal walls, and thus require a lube that can keep them nice and slippery to reduce the chances of cuts and tears inside the rectum. Abrasions increase your risk for contracting an STI, and nobody wants that. Overall, anal sex is considered particularly risky in terms of STI transmission, compared to vaginal or oral sex, so condom use is key unless you're in a monogamous relationship, and you and your partner have both been tested.