Anal foreplay is often overlooked, as many people think it’s just a warm-up for anal sex (and not everyone is into that). However, the entrance to the anus is packed with nerve endings, making it highly sensitive, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t explore if you’re intrigued.
Foreplay isn’t just about stimulating the body, it’s also about arousing the mind. For many people, anal play feels a little bit "wrong" - which can be a huge turn-on in itself. Sometimes fear of rejection, judgement, or a negative reaction means the subject of anal foreplay is never broached.
Talking as openly as you can about fantasies and boundaries can bring you closer together - you may even discover shared turn-ons you never knew about.
If your curiosity has got the better of you and you want to try anal foreplay, firstly ensure you use enough lubrication. The anus has little natural lubrication of its own, so cover your fingers and entrance to the anus with plenty of anal lubricant, such as the Lovehoney Discover Water-Based Anal Lubricant.
After lubing up, encourage your lover to masturbate whilst you stroke and play with their anal area. If you are ready to take it one level higher, try inserting a finger or a small beginner anal toy such as the Lovehoney Slimline Butt Plug ($14.95).
To make you both feel a bit more comfortable beforehand, it is a good idea to have a thorough clean before you begin. How about adding a sexy shower as part of your foreplay? Not only will it get you both clean but it may help to relax you more - and the more relaxed you are, the more pleasure you will get from the experience.