Anal-ysis 2023: What You Think About Butt Stuff
We asked our community: whats ur vibe, anally speaking? Nearly 500 folks of varying anal-expertise responded, and here's what they said:
A large majority of folks favorited internal/external massages (72.8%) and penetration (62.8%) as their preferred method of play. Those who submitted "Other" mentioned thoughtful kissing, sensation play, and/or equal preference for all anal play.
When asked on whether they prefer to give or receive anal play, 44.5% said they like both giving and receiving. 38.5% said they prefer to receive, and 14.3% said they prefer to give. 2.8% said they prefer to neither give nor receive.
When asked how often they are engaging in anal play, the majority said they are engaging in it once every few months (23.4%) to one a month (22.1%). Meanwhile, 15.5% said they're not engaging in it at all but are curious, and 1.9% are engaging in anal play multiple times a week.
We asked folks what their top 3, go-to accessories are for anal play. Lube (80.4%), Vibrators (68.3%), and Plugs (64.5%) won by a landslide. Folks who selected "Other" mentioned: suction toys, grinders, BDSM accessories, stimulating liquids and sensation play toys.
In addition to all this data, we asked our community: "What's something you wish you knew before you participated in anal play for the first time?" Here are some key takeaways:
Don't skimp on lube
Be patient with yourself and your partner
"The power of communicating with your partner without embarrassment and judgement"
"Educate yourself and your partner, especially if your partner is anally inexperienced"
"That you can ALWAYS say no if you’re not ready."
Foreplay and warming up is key
"Take it slow! Starting with things like small butt plugs you can wear for a longer fore play session that day might/will make you more excited about it, help you ease in, and relax."
"Girth matters; my first plug was way too thick for a beginner..."
"The prep. My first time was pretty painful because my partner and I didn't properly prep for it."
Shameless Nudge plug (ha!) here, our small silicone plug, for folks who need a little assistance warming up.
Shit happens! But maybe not as much as you would think
"Shit happens even when you do clean beforehand"
"There's actually not that much poop"
Let yourself enjoy it
"IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO HURT"
"I’s not gross or dirty to enjoy it"
"It actually feels amazing when done right!"
"It take practice, just like any sex"
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