Disembodied Undersider Sex
I'm So Anal...
The idea of anal sex begins with an instinctive "eeewww
gross" - the natural reaction to potty training that
taught me poop is dirty and I had to labor to clean the
place from where it exited my body. The next entrée
into anal sex is usually "accidental" - an over-eager
teenage boyfriend dives into the wrong opening and there
is tearing and pain and spot of red on the bed. Of course,
the incident is never repeated and makes my butt a no-fly
And then I read Tristan Taormino's musings on the joys
of anal sex - the idea that nature made elimination enjoyable
for humans by putting a large gathering of nerve endings
around the anus. It got me thinking - nerve endings - the
sense of satisfaction after a good dump - hmmm
Still, the gross-out factor loomed - would there be some
sort of reaction, meaning uncontrollable elimination that
would embarrass both my lover and I? Would it be fun for
one of us but not a mutually enjoyable experience? Would
I feel degraded, exploited, unsexy, and dirty? I knew I
had to wait for the right person to fully try out the backdoor
- a person who believe in the equality of giving and receiving.
Tristan's book, "Pucker Up", and her website,
take a unique look at anal sex, from a lesbian point of
view. Initially, it may seem odd that a lesbian would be
into anal sex or even penetration, but Tristan lays it all
out for her readers - the hows, whys and why the hell nots
of sexuality, both straight and gay. Her "Anal Advisor"
pages really go over every kind of question and situation
one might find themselves in anal sex. She writes eloquently
about expectations, myths and realities and general fears
relating to anal sex. Her honesty and candor is refreshing,
and it really made me open my mind and my butt to the possibilities.
With headings like "Enemas", "Hygiene &
Cleanliness", "Male Anal Pleasure & Strap-on
Sex", and "Discomfort & Pain", she really
gets down to the nitty-gritty of the subject.
Okay, so I was ready. I met a boy, a perfectly wonderfully
perverted boy. He mentioned the deed during courting, in
an email the both thrilled and terrified me at the same
time. Here was someone who had and who liked anal sex. He
could give and receive. He wasn't gay, he was adventurous.
He was gentle, patient and incredibly sexy. How could I
say no? I didn't.
My honest appraisal of the first few times is this - it
hurt going in - the first time the most, but once I relaxed
and focused on the pleasure of the motion rather then the
stretching of the walls, the pain drifted off into faint
memory. And there was the safe sex issue, knowing there
might be blood involved. A condom was required, as was lubricant.
I learned that despite the pleasure it gave me, anal sex
could not be too rough because it caused damage and bleeding.
An experience with me sitting in the bathroom for an hour,
thinking the whole thing was a bad idea, while I bled too
much for comfort, clued me in on the delicate nature of
The cleanliness issue - surprisingly, there has been very
few times where anything has shown up on the completion
of the act. I guess I had been under the impression that
I was so full of shit it would be lingering around my butt
hole just waiting for my next trip to the can. But not so
- it seems the colon holds your poop back until you are
ready to go and then through a peristalsis type motion,
pushes it down and out the final few feet. There have been
some minor remnants of past meals, but if you and your lover
agree to engage in the act, the possible results should
not shock or throw either of you into a germaphobe tizzy
- especially if you use condoms and finger cots. The one
thing I have noticed is the sudden need to go to the bathroom
afterwards, often with no results. I suppose the action
of continued pumping creates the illusion of a need to go.
What must absolutely occur first is foreplay - without
a bit of prepping, shall we say, most orifices are far from
ready, let alone your anus. Massaging the area gently while
stimulating other erogenous zones is a good start, but only
if you both agree that you are going to venture into the
dark side together BEFORE the canoodling starts. Insertion
of a finger and eventually a slender butt plug will help
to increase the acceptance of later penetration. Finger
insertion during oral sex for either gender creates a new
level of sensation. Be sure to use lots of lubrication,
applying it liberally to the area.
Anal sex isn't as daunting as I had originally expected.
It adds a dimension to my sex life and I have to admit being
one of the few women who actually enjoy it. I suppose it
has to do with my attitude to sex in general and my willingness
to be open-minded. According to the Sex In America site,
26% of straight men and 20% of straight women have had anal
sex. Surprisingly, the Sexual Health InfoCenter states that
35% of heterosexuals and 50% of the gay community actively
participate in anal sex.
Positions for anal sex often begin and end with the very
popular doggie style - it creates a wider opening, stabilizes
the motion and allows for maximum penetration. The missionary
style is not as comfortable, but spooning next to your lover,
so you can kiss and attempt to look at them during the act
is complicated but worth the effort.
Giving can be as hard as receiving - for the man who enjoys
a little rear entry, women need to understand that as rough
and hardy as your man is, nothing requires more gentility
than his butt. I have found varied success with a strap-on,
and often manipulating a dildo by hand is easier to control
and offers more pleasure. The ever-popular butt plug allows
for hands-free enjoyment all around. The goal of giving
your man the high hard one is to massage his prostate -
and you don't need to go too far in to find it. Everyone
who has seen "Road Trip" can relate. One finger
Don't expect the kind of sex you might see in porn - the
hardcore ramming just isn't feasible for most people. Remember,
just like on MTV's "Jackass", those are professionals
- do not attempt the same feats at home on your loved ones.
Anal sex can be fun, intimate, hot and orgasm inducing.
Just keep the Wet Naps handy.
By Melissa Ulto
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