Anal Sex Safety: Everything You Need to Know

Anal Sexual Health

The first thing you need to know is that it’s not just your butt hole that needs to be cleaned after having an orgy. Your rectum too! If you’ve ever had a bowel movement, then you’re already familiar with the importance of cleaning up there before going back into the bedroom.

But what about when you don’t?

Well, let me tell ya…it ain’t pretty!

In fact, I’m sure most of us have had someone say something like “I thought you were supposed to go down on me?”

Or worse, “You shouldn’t even be doing that!” And while those comments may seem rude at first glance, they actually aren’t so bad. After all, you’re talking about bodily functions here.

So why would you want to mess around with them?

Well, there are several reasons. First off, it’s good hygiene. Second of all, it’s a great way to keep yourself from passing germs onto others. Thirdly, you never know when one might come in handy! (And fourthly, I’m sure some of us have done things that we wish we could take back!)

So how do you clean up your butt hole?

Well there are two main methods: using soap and water or using alcohol based products such as toothpaste and mouthwash.

I personally prefer using Dove liquid soap and cool water, as not only does it clean me out fully, but it also provides a soothing feeling afterwards. Also, the more you do this the less it will hurt since the lining of your rectum will have been thoroughly cleaned. If you do not have any liquid soap, then any creamy based soap such as Dial will do just fine.

As for alcohol products, I’ve found that Listerine works best. Just apply it to a wash cloth (or your finger) and apply a generous amount to the outside of your butt hole. It’ll tingle at first, but that will subside soon enough.

After that you just sit on the toilet and let the magic happen!

If you are a bottom, then you will need to make sure that your partner has done this before you engage in any sort of sexual activity with him. If he hasn’t, then you should insist that he do so before putting anything inside of you. Failure to do so could result in a trip to the doctor’s office.

The Dangers Of Bottoming

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being penetrated and there are few types of penetration that can compare to that of a man’s erection tunneling into your butthole. (Except maybe a large strap-on dildo!) It can be such an intense feeling that you may find that you quickly reach an amazing and powerful climax.

Orgasms from penetration are often considered “better” than manual or digital orgasms, although this again is highly subjective.

Whether you like your orgasms to come from penile penetration or not, there are certain dangers in letting someone enter your backdoor. The first and most obvious is that your partner could be cheating on you.

Sources & references used in this article:

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Heterosexual anal sexuality and anal sex behaviors: a review by KR McBride, JD Fortenberry – Journal of sex research, 2010 – Taylor & Francis

Parental influence, gay youths, and safer sex by MC LaSala – Health & social work, 2007 –

Health and romance: Understanding unprotected sex in relationships between gay men by P Flowers, JA Smith, P Sheeran… – British Journal of Health …, 1997 – Wiley Online Library

The ultimate guide to anal sex for women by T Taormino – 2006 –