KEEP IT CLEAN BEFORE ANAL PLAY!
EASY CLEAN: Go to the bathroom 30-60 minutes before anal play. Empty your bowels and wash the anal area with regular soap and warm water. Unscented, hypoallergenic baby wipes are a great alternative. For most people, this method of cleaning is enough.
DEEP CLEAN: For the very best experience, make sure to do an enema 1-2 hours before anal play. You only need to use a couple cups of water because you’re just rinsing out the last 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) of the rectum. If you use too much water, you can stimulate your digestive system and make things messier.
You’ll want to use warm water, so check it against your wrist. Too cold and you’ll cramp. Too hot and you’ll irritate the tissues. Be sure to use water you’d drink. If you filter your tap water, use filtered water for an enema.
USE A TOWEL DURING ANAL
An easy way to help keep things clean is to put a towel down on the bed before you get started. It’ll stop your bedsheets from being stained and help collect any lube, body fluids, and fecal matter.
If anal play does get messy, the towel is there for you. After you've finished, fold your towel up and put it in the laundry.
TRY GLOVES FOR FOREPLAY
Although some people think they interrupt the flow of a date night, using gloves is an efficient way to keep anal play clean. They’re also perfect for giving an anal massage, which stimulates the erotic nerve endings located at the anal opening and prepares the body for penetration.
You can get a box of gloves at the drugstore, though they don’t always look super sexy. Tattoo artists use gloves that are thinner than medical gloves, and they come in black, which is a lot hotter.
Latex gloves fit best and are often less expensive, but some people are sensitive to latex, especially for anal play. Plus, latex is not compatible with oils. Nitrile gloves work great, and you can use oil-based lubricants with them. There can be some variation in glove sizes, even within one box. If you put on a glove and it’s loose enough to have wrinkles, discard it and try a new one. Folds in the glove will irritate the anus.
Lastly, a lot of people discover that after a couple of awesome anal play sessions, watching a lover put on a glove becomes foreplay. Make it sexy by telling your partner how much fun you’re about to have with them. Tell them that you can’t wait to get your hands on them. It’ll make a big difference.
Don’t go from butt to vag
without cleaning up!
Never, ever go from anal play to vaginal play without cleaning up first. It's perhaps one of the most important tips when it comes to anal hygiene.
'Double-dipping' from the anus to vagina is a sure-fire way to give yourself or your partner an unpleasant infection. If you’re going to have vaginal intercourse after anal play, make sure that lubricant, oil or body fluid doesn’t get transferred from the anus to around the vagina or onto the penis.
If anal play gets messy, stay
calm and positive
While the anal hygiene tips above will reduce the chances of accidents, they can still happen, so it’s best to be realistic about that.
For some people, it means ending their sexual session. For others, it means cleaning up, taking a quick shower, and then doing something different once they get back into bed. You and your partner get to decide what feels best for you.
The important thing is not to get too freaked out about it. Yes, it can be a hassle. But it doesn’t have to turn into a disaster. Keep calm, clean things up, and move forward. If you make it a big deal, it becomes a big deal. If you stay calm, then it doesn’t become a disaster. Keeping a positive mindset will go a long way.