Anal Training: How to Anal Train for mind-blowing anal sex
Anal sex is a coveted way of receiving pleasure, but can also be intimidating, especially for beginners. This guide to anal training will give you all of the tips, tricks, and information you need to train your butt for mind-blowing anal sex.
What is Anal Training?
Anal training is the process of exploring and strengthening the backdoor by inserting progressively larger objects into the rectum. Anal training also involves getting accustomed to the feelings of fullness and movement that come along with anal sex. More advanced players also engage in anal training for the sensation of stretching or to be able to insert much larger objects into their butts. Anal training can also be incorporated into BDSM, as part of experiencing more intense sensations, or even as part of power exchange and discipline.
Anal Training: Backdoor Basics
Before you get started with anal training, let’s go over some anal safety basics. When deciding which toys you’re going to use for anal dilation or training, make sure they have a flared base.
Never use numbing agents (such as lidocaine or benzocaine) on your butt. Pain is your body’s way of signaling to your brain when something’s not right, and anal sex should never hurt. Listen to your body, if you feel pain, stop, slow down, or use more lube to prevent causing any damage.
If you’re exploring with a partner, maintain active communication while you play. Let them know what feels good or if anything needs adjusting.
Anal Training: Relaxation is KEY!
The anus is the pucker you see when you spread the cheeks and is the opening to the anal canal. Surrounding the anus, there are two sets of muscles, or anal sphincters, that overlap and control the opening and closing of the anal canal.
The internal sphincter, however, is an involuntary muscle that requires the right conditions to relax and open up for penetration. Part of anal training is getting the internal sphincter to a relaxed state. For some people, having an orgasm helps them relax their sphincters, while others find deep breathing to be the most helpful tool in relaxing those muscles.
Anal Training: Work Out and Prepare
Before you begin your anal training with toys, start by toning your pubococcygeal (PC) muscles. This system of muscles extends from the tailbone to the base of the genitals and provides support to the anal and pelvic areas.
To work out your PC muscles, you can simply do a controlled clench and controlled release of your pelvic muscles and repeat it for as many reps as feel comfortable. You should feel the workout through your genitals and butt. Also support your anal and rectal health by using a body-friendly, supportive lube.
You’ll also always want to use plenty of lube when you explore your anus because the butt does not self-lubricate. Lube is essential for anal play because it reduces unwanted friction, makes penetration easier, and helps to avoid any micro-abrasions.
Anal Training: Start Small and Practice Regularly
The first time you put something in your butt, it will be a completely new sensation that you will need to get used to. Before you begin anal training with toys, start exploring with one finger, or a fingertip.
Once you’re comfortable inserting a finger, you can start exploring either with more fingers or slightly larger toys. When you begin your training, always start with the size that’s closest to something you’ve already successfully inserted. Small plugs with a tapered tip are excellent for easy insertion.
Anal Training: Level Up Slowly and Progressively
Once you’re able to insert a small plug, you can begin training your way up to longer and more girthy toys. Depending on your body’s comfort level, you can start to insert larger toys either in the same session or over the course of multiple sessions.
Anal Training: Anal Beads Can Help You Grow
Anal beads are excellent tools for anal training because they tend to start off with a smaller bead and work up to larger beads. Your sphincters will become more accustomed to opening and closing as you insert each progressively larger bead.
Try pulling out your anal beads at the point of orgasm to heighten those pleasurable sensations.
Anal Training: Use Longer and Thicker Butt Plugs to Get Used to Size
Butt plugs are great for getting used to a feeling of fullness. While small and slim plugs are great for getting used to inserting something into your butt, larger plugs help experience a deep sense of fullness. Anchor-shaped plugs help with anal training because slide in comfortably and stay securely in place so you can wear them while you experience other types of stimulation. Many plugs can be worn comfortably for extended periods.
Anal Training: Use Dildos for Deeper Penetration and Thrusting
If you’re training for anal sex with a strap on or penis, consider using dildos with a flared base. Once you’re able to comfortably insert a dildo, try slowly moving it back and forth, to get accustomed to the sensation of thrusting.
Try varying the speed and intensity of the in and out movements to become familiar with what anal sex might feel like.
Anal Training: Warm Up Every Time
It’s important to keep in mind that our butts need a lot of warming up, no matter how experienced we are with anal penetration. Even if you’ve been able to work your way up to a larger dildo during your anal training sessions, it’s still helpful to be really turned on before you have anal sex. Warming up by starting your anal sex session with fingers or toys will help make inserting a larger dildo or a penis much more comfortable and pleasurable. Have an orgasm, use plenty of lube, and work your way up every time you have anal sex!