Better Anal Sex Guide

Which essentials to use for a better anal sex experience

Anal stimulation and anal sex present yet another opportunity to explore your body – or someone else’s. But to ensure you enjoy these pleasurable moments to the fullest, you need to be relaxed and well equipped for the task.

Our selection of anal essentials provides a full menu of items that can push your sensations to the next level, whether you’re feeling adventurous to try something new with masturbation, or kicking your relationship antics up a notch.

Anal sex can stimulate essential erogenous zones and the prostate gland, creating amazing sensations and blended orgasms alongside vaginal sex or simultaneous masturbation. But if you don’t prepare, backdoor play has the potential to be a little uncomfortable.

Our advice: equip yourself with backdoor essentials such as anal lubes, anal easing and relaxing sprays, anal training kits, anal douches, and much more – browse our range of anal prep products to ease your way into anal adventures.

Also check our comprehensive anal sex and anal sex guides for tons of helpful and inspiring tips.

Anal lubes

Anal lube is designed to be especially thick and slippery, allowing for easy insertion and lessening any potential discomfort. Because the rectum isn’t self-lubricating, it’s essential to have anal lube in your arsenal to eliminate friction, which makes it more pleasurable for both partners.

When applying, you can never have too much! The more lube you use, the more enjoyable your experience will be.

Water-based lubes are a great all-round tool, suitable for anal play, silicone sex toys and safe to use with condoms. However, if you’re looking for something to use during a more intimate experience with fingers, direct penis insertion or longer-term (non-silicone) butt-plug wear, then a silicone-based lube is the choice for you.

Check out our full range of anal lubes and you will spoil you for choice

If you asked us for a recommendation, we would point you towards the versatile Lubido Anal Water-Based Paraben-Free Lubricant (see picture).

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Lubido Anal Water-Based Paraben-Free Lubricant 250ml | Anal Lube | Lubido | Bodyjoys
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Anal exploration has never been more comfortable than with this slick and thick Anal Ease Lube from Lubido. This high-quality paraben-free, water-based lube is not only long-lasting and non-sticky, it is also aloe vera infused. Aloe vera has a soothing effect, antifungal properties warn against harmful bacteria and a special ingredient enhances pleasure.

If you’re keen to try a powerful and slippery silicone-based formula, then consider the the ID BackSlide Anal Formula Silicone Lubricant (see picture).

ID BackSlide Anal Formula Silicone Lubricant 130ml | Anal Lube | ID Lubricants | Bodyjoys
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The BackSlide anal lube by ID is formulated to increase sensual comfort and pleasure during backdoor play. BackSlide’s powerful and slippery silicone-based formula has an extra thick texture and contains an extract of clove, which is a natural muscle relaxant.

Anal relaxants

Pleasure-packed satisfaction starts with relaxation and comfort. For anal newbies, our range of anal relaxing creams, anal easing sprays and special anal lubes will ensure a truly orgasmic experience.

To help you feel at ease and build the excitement, it’s a great idea to use some anal relaxants. These help your sphincter muscles accept penetration or the insertion of a sex toy, without desensitising the all-important erogenous areas.

The mild anaesthetic qualities and soothing ingredients help to numb the outer areas so you can focus on the pleasure zone, taking your orgasms to another level.

Remember, anal relaxants aren’t replacements for lube, so make sure you stock up!

Shop our full range of soothing anal relaxants, or opt straight for the Pjur Back Door Anal Comfort Spray (pictured) too?

Pjur Back Door Anal Comfort Spray 20ml | Anal Relaxant | Pjur Lubricants | Bodyjoys
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Pjur Back Door Anal Comfort spray helps you relax your booty so you can enjoy more comfortable and pleasurable anal sex. The anal relaxation spray is part of Pjur’s anal cosmetics range and is infused with panthenol, a safer alternative to numbing agents. The ingredient panthenol increases skin elasticity and reduces sensitivity for relaxation without numbing the anal area. The anal comfort spray is a good choice for newbies to anal play.

Anal douches and enemas

Here’s a top tip: if you’re about to take your first trip on the anal train, make sure your hygiene is on point. There’s nothing more off-putting than getting excited for the big “O” and being presented with a big “eww”.

Anal douches and enemas ensure perfect anal cleanliness. They flush out impurities, leaving you feeling clean, fresh and ready for fun. Douches and enemas are easy to use, shaped for comfort and some are even ridged for pleasure – you’ll feel confident, relaxed, and fully ready to enjoy anal bliss.

Remember, even after anal douching, it’s not a good idea to insert a toy or penis from the anus straight into the vagina without a full clean, as this can upset the delicate balance of vaginal flora.

Take a look at our range of anal douches and enemas.

Fancy a simple yet effective intimate cleaning before and after anal play? You may like the Nexus Douche Non-Return Valve (pictured).

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The Nexus Douche gives you a safe and efficient way to prepare for a clean anal sex experience. Made of PVC and ABS plastic, it has a slim nozzle that is easy to insert, with a large bulb made of high-quality rubber.

For a douche with a unique pleasure-inducing design, take look at the Inflatable Enema Plug from CleanStream (pictured).

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This black Inflatable Enema Plug from CleanStream is a classic, due to its innovative and pleasure-inducing design. This butt plug has a rubber tube running through the centre that can be hooked up to an enema bag once the plug is inserted and inflated. To administer the enema, the fluid flows through the butt plug and into the colon, and the inflatable plug stays in place until you’re ready to remove it.

Or if you want to take anal cleansing to the next (pleasurable) level, check out the Shower Me Deluxe Douche Set from You2Toys (pictured).

Shower Me Deluxe Douche Set | Anal Douche | You2Toys | Bodyjoys
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This deluxe douche set from You2Toys ensures perfect anal cleanliness. Attach this shower hose to the thread of a customary shower tap and enjoy an intimate cleansing session. Attach one of the included douche attachments to the other end, and you’re ready to go.