Anal sex is one very controversial kind of sexual adventure that we aren’t still very comfortable discussing in Nigeria.

First off, there’s this myth that having sex through your anus could destroy your rectum and interfere with your ‘number 2’ activities.

Then there’s this ridiculous belief that a straight guy who has anal sex with his babe is secretly homosexual. Seriously?

Well, both beliefs mentioned above are open for debate, but for the purpose of this article, let’s stick to the facts and discuss how to get it right if you’re looking to spice up your sex life or just want to satisfy your curiosity. 
Let’s take you to class and enlighten you on how to have safe anal sex with your partner.

1. Take it slow: If done wrongly, anal sex can be quite painful. Take it one step at a time. There are lots of nerve endings in the anal region that feel super great if stimulated. So if you’ve never done this before, it’s important to start slowly by having your partner insert his finger in your anus and work you for a couple of minutes before you continue exploring.

2. Use water-based lubes: Lubricants are important in anal sex because the anus has no natural lubrication. Using lubes prevent painful friction and makes penetration easy and enjoyable. Avoid using oil-based lubricants when using a condom because they damage latex. Water-based lubricants (especially the ones specifically made for anal sex) contain an agent called benzocaine which desensitizes the anus and relieves pain.

3. Play it safe: If your man plans on doing a ‘double dip’ (moving from anus to vagina), it’s a must to wear a condom during the anal sex and then take it off before penetrating the vagina. This is to prevent the risk of having microbes introduced into the vagina, thereby causing infections such as bacterial vaginosis.

4. Be hygienic: Try emptying your bowels before an anal session. Keep your nether regions clean and if using sex toys, wash them with warm soapy water before getting down with them. Also ensure that your guy cleans his hands first before inserting his fingers up your anus during foreplay.

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