In this Head Board article, we’re getting to the – ahem – bottom of the question, “If I’m a man who likes anal play, does that mean I’m gay?”.
Here to offer answers is award-winning journalist and sex educator Alix Fox, co-host of BBC Radio 1’s real-life comedy sex stories show, Unexpected Fluids, and resident X-rated agony aunt on The Modern Mann podcast.
Alix is also a proud Ambassador for young people’s sexual health charity Brook, so when it comes to bums, you know she’s not talking out of her arse.
OK, my Puzzled-About-Posterior-Play Posse, let’s have a conversation about anal stimulation! I’m going to break this question down into easily digestible parts. Starting with…
Adding lube to sexy playtime is one of the simplest ways to bring something new to the bedroom. They improve glide, enhance sensation and can even enable play that's otherwise not possible, such as anal sex or sex in the shower.
But, with so many lubes to choose from, it can be tricky knowing which lube is safe to use alongside which products. For example, did you know that you should never use silicone lube with a silicone sex toy?
Or that water-based lubes won't work in the shower?
In this week's video, Jess and Sammi give you the lowdown on lubes so you know the key differences between them, and can make any play super-slippery with the correct lubricant.
Wands are fantastic for delivering super-intense pleasure to all your external hot spots. And, thanks to their incredibly powerful vibrations, they're great for giving sensational and soothing body massages.
But, did you know that wands can also work their magic with anal sex? That's right, wands have their place in your backdoor artillery.
Read on for the top tips on how to enhance anal foreplay and sex with a rumbly magic wand.