1. Anal Sex: Everyone's At It

    Turns out the taboo of anal sex means that everyone's banging away at the back door but no-one's actually talking about it. So says Ass Backwards: The media's silence about rampant anal sex, a recent article from Slate magazine, which quotes extensively from a new US federal survey of American sex habits:

    "For males, the proportion who have had anal sex with a female increases from 4.6 percent at age 15 to 34 percent at ages 22-24; for females, the proportion who have had anal sex with a male increases from 2.4 percent at age 15 to 32 percent at age 22-24." One in three women admits to having had anal sex by age 24. By ages 25 to 44, the percentages rise to 40 for men and 35 for women. And that's not counting the 3.7 percent of men aged 15 to 44 who've had anal sex with other men."

    Anal sex may not yet be the stuff of polite dinner party conversation, but there's no reason you can't experiment with your alternative pleasure zones. Like everything, there's a right and a wrong way to play with your posterior, and you've got to be extra safe when it comes to having happy bumsex. Lovehoney Buyer's Guidee has a complete beginner's guide to anal sex toys to let you comfortably and carefully find out if it does it for you. There could be a whole new world of pleasure waiting for you…