Best of Anal Play: Part 1 – Foreplay and Anal Massage Guide

access_time Last updated : 20 May 2019 /  Anal Play Advice
Master these 8 foreplay moves to give your partner an amazing anal massage

Anal massage - an essential form of anal foreplay - can be a great way to arouse your partner and get them in the mood for anal intercourse.

Follow our soft-core illustrations and treat your partner to an anal massage with these 8 sensual moves.

Reasons to Give an Anal Massage

Penis-owners and vulva-owners are both blessed with countless erotic nerve endings located at the anal opening- stimulating them can feel extremely pleasurable!

An anal massage is also the perfect way to prepare your body for penetration.

How to Get Started with an Anal Massage

Before you do anything, ask for consent. We recommend having this conversation in a room where you and your partner don’t regularly have sex or aren’t planning to have sex. So, the bedroom is off limits.

During an open and honest conversation, ask each other: Is this something you both want to do? If either person answers no, then accept that answer. If you both say, “yes”, awesome!

LEARN: Our tried and tested guide on how to bring up anal play with your partner.

Tips About Anal Hygiene

Always wash your hands before and after anal play.

Besides the obvious, you’ll want to trim your nails and keep them short. We also recommend filing them to make sure that there aren’t any sharp edges that could cause tears in the anus (!).

And if you’re still concerned about hygiene, simply use a glove or a “finger condom”.

Best Lube for Anal Massage

Ideally, you want to use a lube that’s silky-smooth and super long-lasting — We love System JO’s Premium Anal Lube.

You can also use something as simple as coconut oil- it’s versatile, easy to find, and perfect for anal play.

LEARN: A 101 guide on the best lube for anal.

8 Best Anal Massage Techniques

Now that you've mastered anal prep, go ahead and try some of our favorite anal massaging techniques:

1. Draw Big Circles

Start your anal massage by making circular motions around the anus for sexual pleasure2. Draw Smaller Circles

Another excellent anal massage technique is to make small circular motions around the anus3. One Finger Stroke

One of the easiest anal massage moves is to use a single finger to stroke the anus4. Three Finger Stroke

Three fingers stroking the anus during an anal massage for better pleasure and stimulation5. One Finger Rub

Rub the sphincter vigorously during an anal massage to enhance sexual satisfaction6. Three Finger Rub

Three fingers rubbing the anus energetically during an anal massage7. Stroke Down, Both Hands

Two hands performing an anal massage by stroking downwards on the anus8. Stroke Up, Both Thumbs

Two hands performing an anal massage by stroking downwards on the anus  

Progressing from Anal Massage to Anal Fingering

Once you've perfected these external anal massage moves, your partner might be ready for anal fingering.

Like anal massage, fingering can often provide incredible sensations. Men will usually find anal fingering particularly pleasurable because it can lead to the stimulation of the prostate, which is the equivalent to a woman’s G-spot.

Read our complete guide to anal fingering or continue on to part 2 of this series "The Best of Anal Play — Best Anal Sex Positions".

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