A couple weeks ago, we shared the benefits of having anal sex. In the article, we laid out the perks of engaging in a form of sex that often gets a bad wrap. So, if you've made the decision to give anal sex a go, we thought it would be a good idea to school you on the 3 important factors you need to take into account before getting it on.
Prepare for the pain
We asked a few experienced individuals, and they were quick to let us know that anal sex does hurt - without the correct lubrication. Because the anus doesn't naturally lubricate like the vagina, you need to invest in a good lubricant. Other reliable sources also suggest experimenting with finger-play before introducing a penis into the mix.
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The second thing you need to take into account before having anal sex is douching. Our sources suggest, relieving yourself one hour before sex and before douching. When using a douche, it's best to use luke-warm water - and do not use soap.
Assess the risk
Even though you don't run the risk of falling pregnant when having anal sex, you do run the risk of contracting an STI /STD if you don't use protection. It's been well researched and concluded that sexually transmitted diseases are passed on more easily via the anus (vs the vagina). So do take the necessary health precautions to ensure for a safe sexual experience.
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