Anal lube for newbies
June 4, 2011 9:33 AM Subscribe
What are best practices for applying anal lube? (NSFW)
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
My partner and I will soon have anal sex for the first time. YAY! I feel like I've read just about everything that can be read on the topic, but I'm still left a bit bewildered on the lube question, where there's lots of "there's no such thing as too much lube," but not a lot of clear direction on where it's actually supposed to GO. I realize that one couple's MMV widely in this area, and that over time we'll learn what's best for us, we should just experiment and enjoy, yada yada... but I'd love to get a running start with some road-tested insight.
Places where it seems like the lube could/should be applied: (a) on the visible exterior of the anus, (b) on the penis (head or shaft or both), (c) inside the rectum, (d) inside the rectum and worked into the walls with a finger, or (e) some magical combination of the above.
What's the approach that has worked best for you? If we did only (c) or (d) just prior to an encounter, might that be enough for "spontaneous" anal sex without further lubing up? Do any folks recommend those syringe-like applicators (shooters)? If you had to pick one, what's the #1 most important place that the lube is deployed? Are there any other tips/tricks you've only learned from experience?
FWIW, research has thus far been leaning me toward Pjur original bodyglide (we are long-term/monogomous/tested and will not be using a condom), but any other product recommendations are most welcome. Particularly/ideally some that have an okay taste? (blushes)
Thank you so much in advance. You're about to help put some really big smiles on two adorable people's faces.