Calling all anal sex newbies: doggy style is not the only way! There's a whole other world of techniques for butt fun, and the experts at BuzzPinky have shared their must-try anal sex positions for everyone - regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
By the way, ALWAYS use lube...
1. The Curly Wurly
This position allows you to forget what you've seen in porn, and focus on relaxation and being completely intimate and comfortable with each other.
Lie down together with your bodies close together, with the receiving partner nestled closely in front, knees brought up to their chest, and gently ease on top (like you're spooning). Lifting your legs up and away from your body opens the sphincter up a little and enables easier penetration. Lying this way also allows other areas to be explored at the same time!
Make it even hotter with... a bullet vibrator. The penetrating partner can also reach around in front and stimulate your clitoris with a bullet.
2. Doggy Style
So we might've said it's not the only answer, but no anal sex positions guide would be complete without classic doggy. When you think of anal, doggy often springs to mind because it allows the receiving partner ultimate control of penetration to allow for greater pleasure.
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The receiving person gets on their hands and knees with their partner on their knees close behind them. This position also provides the perfect opportunity for you to stimulate other areas at the same time.
Make it even hotter with... warming lube. Yep, you'll need to use loads of lube anyway because the anus doesn't self-lubricate like the vagina does. Using warming lube adds a whole new sensation and therefore, heightens your pleasure. (Just be sure to use water-based lube if you're also using condoms!)
3. The Rider
Most of us are familiar with this rodeo riding position (often known as 'Cowgirl', but that's not very inclusive, is it?!), and it's a perfect one to get you and your partner warmed up. It allows the receiving partner on top to gradually control the depth that the penis or strap-on enters the anus and also the pace of thrusting – perfect for those warming up to anal.
This take on the popular position is not what you're thinking: the beauty of this missionary twist is the opportunity it gives you to open up doorways to additional techniques.
For even more control, the receiver can place the soles of their feet against the giver's shoulders, enabling you to push back and release according to what you like and what feels good for you.
5. Reverse Missionary
A great anal start-up position, this one also has plenty of access to added stimulation. It's super easy, comfy (win), but can also be mighty pleasurable if you're both totally warmed up beforehand. It's like missionary, but reversed.
Penetration can be made easier and more enjoyable for beginners by lying on top of a pillow nestled under the stomach. The beauty of this is that the bum is raised higher and enables a nice opening for access to stimulate other areas.
Make it even hotter with... a vibrating cock ring. Slide the toy down to the base of the penetrating partner's penis or strap-on, and carry on as normal while the vibrations add extra stimulation for you both.
6. Or try something different
If a lot of the above still sounds daunting, don't feel pressured or forced into it - maybe start with gently fingering the anal area or by using a small sex toy for beginners. Here are some of our faves:
Just remember you absolutely do not have to go full steam ahead if you don't want to straight away. Just make sure you feel comfortable and take it one step at a time, at your own pace and comfort level.