Skip navigation! Story from Sex. In a way, anal sex is like cilantro: some people find it scrumptious in moderation, while others tried it once, absolutely hated it, and vowed to avoid it forever. Like cilantro haters-turned-lovers, there's a subset of people who swear you can acquire a taste for anal sex if you do it enough. So, what gives? Why do some people find anal sex pleasurable , while others just don't? For starters, it's pretty common to find receiving anal sex uncomfortable or painful, at least at first. In a study on 68 women who have had anal sex, But most of the people who had a bad first time said that the intensity and duration of the pain went down over time.
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As I walked into NYC's Museum of Sex, somewhat hesitant boyfriend in tow, to learn how to have anal sex from an expert, I knew I'd be getting more intimate with the idea of anal than I ever had before. The event, an Anal Sex class, was hosted by Alicia Sinclair, founder and CEO of b-Vibe , a company that makes premium, certified body-safe, healthy anal play products. The class was actually a product demonstration and training for Museum of Sex employees, who were going to start selling some of b-Vibe's new products, but some press like yours truly were invited to sit in and learn all about the literal ins-and-outs of butt sex. Aside from all the handy hygiene tips you can clean the inside of your butt?! Even though everyone can try anal, if you have no interest in anal play, that's totally OK, too. But if you're curious and want to know how to experiment with anal, here's everything you need to know about butt stuff. Despite the fact that anyone can enjoy anal play, it still isn't totally accepted as "normal" in our society — probably because no one is talking about all of the people who wear butt plugs to the grocery store, the many women who like rimjobs, or the straight men who enjoy being pegged. Instead, we have this skewed perception of who can enjoy anal, but truthfully, people of all genders and orientations can and do enjoy anal play of some kind.
The Stigma Surrounding Anal Sex
We got women who fall on various parts of the anal sex spectrum to share exactly what it feels like during the act. Read on for their informative — and sometimes hilarious — opinions. But if you're not and you do it nice and slowly, it's euphoric. It's different from regular sex because it feels like he's going way deeper.
I was in high school when Sex and the City premiered, and like many women of my generation and the generations that followed, that show taught me a lot about sex. I knew that gay men engaged in it, but I held on to some pretty old-school notions when it came to why straight women would do it. Whoever heard of Mrs. Up-the-Butt might reside. The experience was, for lack of a better word, awful.