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Exploring Anal Play: More Than Just Penetrative Sex

Posted by Luciana Burke on

When it comes to discussions about "butt stuff," the focus often turns to full-on anal sex. However, there's a whole world of anal pleasure beyond penetration that deserves exploration. The anus is rich in nerve endings, making anal play a tantalizing and pleasurable experience on its own or as an exciting addition to other sexual activities. 

So, whether you're a beginner or simply curious about broadening your sexual horizons, here are some enticing ways to explore the world of anal pleasure.

  1. Upgrade Your Normal Foreplay:

If you're new to anal play, a gentle and easy way to start is by incorporating anal stimulation into your regular foreplay routine with your partner. While engaging in other sexual activities like oral sex or manual stimulation, consider introducing anal massaging. This can be as simple as running a finger around the anus while focusing on other erogenous zones. Remember, communication and consent are key—always check with your partner before venturing into new territory.

  1. Employ a Butt Plug or g-spot vibrator:

When it comes to solo play, using a vibrator or other tools can help you discover your pleasure points and become more comfortable with your body. A butt plug or g-spot vibrator is an excellent option for experimenting with pressure and vibration around the anus on your own terms. Take your time to explore and, if you enjoy the sensation, consider incorporating the toy with your partner for added excitement.

  1. Massage the Perineum:

The perineum, that sensitive area between the testicles and the anus or the vagina and the anus, is often overlooked but can be a source of immense pleasure. Use your fingers or, if you're feeling adventurous, your tongue to massage and stimulate the perineum. You can also use a small vibrator on this area. This technique draws attention to the often-neglected erogenous zone, heightening overall pleasure.

  1. Go for the Finger:

If you're curious about penetrative anal play, it's essential to start slowly and gauge your comfort levels. Begin with a finger, move at a pace that feels right for you, and continually communicate with your partner or yourself to ensure a positive experience. Think of this as a stepping stone towards more extensive anal exploration.

  1. Give Some Elevated Oral:

Oral sex can be a fantastic way to indulge in anal play while providing your partner with intense pleasure. Use your tongue to tantalise the anus and perineum, combining it with gentle finger massages for added sensation. If you both enjoy the experience and want to take it a step further, consider incorporating gentle penetration with your tongue.

6. Use a clitoral vibrator along side stimulating your anal area.

Advice from our community- " foreplay! Asking my partner to make me come vaginally or clitorally first excites and relaxes me. Holding a vibrator against my clit while being anally penetrated is amazing - can disperse the attention of the mind / ease nerves / create more pleasure intensify orgasms! Communicating with your partner about being in pain at any point and trying a different position if you do experience pain. lube lube lube."

7. Don't forget LUBE!!!

We've said it before and we'll say it again use lube! This is also our communities number one tip!


Anal play encompasses a wide range of pleasurable activities beyond just penetrative sex. By exploring the various forms of anal stimulation, you and your partner can embark on a journey of heightened pleasure and intimacy. Remember to communicate openly, prioritise consent, and take things at a pace that feels comfortable for both parties. With an open mind and a spirit of adventure, anal play can become a gratifying addition to your sexual repertoire, fostering a deeper connection and exploration of pleasure together.

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