6 Anal Sex Positions for Beginners

Because doggy style isn't the only answer

Calling all anal sex newbies: doggy style is not the only answer! There's a whole plethora of techniques on offer, so UK sex toy retailer BuzzPinky have outlined 5 must-try anal sex positions for beginners.

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. If this is what you're after, here's introducing the curly wurly, an intimate position at a curled-up angle.

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!

2. Doggy Style

So we might've said it's not the only answer, but no beginner's 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.

The receiving person gets on their hands and knees with their partner on their knees close behind them, and also provides the perfect opportunity for a bit of a rub of other areas at the same time!

3. Cowboy/girl

Most of us are familiar with this rodeo riding position, where traditionally your partner lies down while you mount them.This classic is a perfect one to get you and your partner warmed up, because it will allow the receiving partner on top to gradually control the depth that the penis enters the anus and also the pace of thrusting – perfect for those warming up to anal.

Try this one when you're feeling really aroused, or ensure you lube up and are aware of whether you're using water or silicone based lubricants.

4. Missionary

This sexy 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, you can place the soles of your feet against his shoulders, enabling you to push back and release according to what takes your fancy.

5. On your stomach

Looking for a great anal start-up position but with plenty of access to added stimulation? Cue lying on your stomach. This is not only easy to get to grips with and uber-comfy, 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!

Why not add a sex toy into the mix? This position allows easy access to add a buzzing buddy into the bed during anal sex.

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 fingering of the anal area or by using a small sex toy. You don't have to go full steam ahead all guns blazing (ahem) if you don't want to straight away, just make sure you feel comfortable and take it one step at a time.

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BuzzPinky, UK's cheekiest online retailer and author of anal guide: 'Anal Sex: Is it really a pain in the arse?'.