Newbies: Questions you might have about anal sex


Couples are more open to new experiments in the bedroom. Here are some tips for newbies.

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Will it hurt?

This is probably the most-asked question for most people. Author of Hot sex tips, tricks, and licks Jessica O’Reilly says it will hurt on the first try. However she suggests that you’re relaxed and really aroused before penetration.

Where do I start?

Experts suggest that you try inserting a finger first before he comes in. Use lube as this will make you feel comfortable with the pressure in your rectum.

What if I poo?

You’ll not poo but expect some contact with faeces. Sexologist Megan Andellour says as much you come across vaginal lubrication when you’re penetrated in the vagina, you’ll also come across faeces when penetrated in the rectum.

What if it doesn’t go in?

Unlike vaginal penetration, you can’t go h.a.m at a go. Anal needs to be taken one step at a time. Start slowly and increase the pace as you get comfortable. So put the panic on hold, it will go in just as long as you use enough lube.

What are the best positions for anal?

Like any other sex position, start small by spooning as opposed to the doggystyle – it will be less painful.

Will I orgasm?

An expert in women’s sexual health Dr Hilda Hutcherson says because the space between the rectum and the vagina is so thin all women have the ability to reach an orgasm with anal sex.

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