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One of the best ways to shape your butt is by doing squats

External Butt-Care Tips

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2021 / By Gigi Engle

It's summertime so let's get that butt in order. Sex educator Gigi Engle shares the best butt care tips to get that tush ready to play! 

We cannot lie, it has been a ROUGH couple of months. After being trapped inside for literally a million years (4 months, whatever), we're ready to stretch our legs and get down with some butt stuff. Here we are, kids, it is the Summer of Buns.

Have you been wanting to try some butt stuff but are a little bit nervous? Are you worried that booty isn't up to snuff? We have you covered from cheek to bunghole. Check out this guide to external butt care tips for everything you need to get that tush ready for your butt play goals.

Butt Care Basics for Basic B's

1. Do your squats!

Want a summer booty with some extra curvature? Get your squat on. Squats are the best way to not only tone and lift your butt, but to build on it for a rounder, fuller look.

One of the best ways to shape your butt is by doing squats

Size doesn't matter and you are beautiful the way you are, but in the Summer of Buns, we all need workouts that focus less on pant size and more on having an ass to worship. Go get your squat on, baby.

2. Get serious about sphincter care

Did your butt hole automatically clench at the word "sphincter?" That's OK. We're not going to unload on you (We're so sorry. Please don't unfollow us). Anyway, now that we've gotten those seriously bad dad jokes out of the way, let's talk about strengthening your sphincter. This means doing your pelvic floor exercises. Yep, they're for the booty too.

Butt care begins by looking after your sphincter first

Your pelvic floor is a hammock-lick set of muscles that support all of your lower organs. They are responsible for holding everything from the uterus to your bowels. Keeping them strong is key to a healthy butt-love life. To locate them, try tightening your butt hole. Do you get why we made the joke now? You've found the pelvic floor already, friends!

Each day, flex, and release your butt hole. Start with ten reps and slowly work your way up to fifty. If you have digestive issues or IBS, be sure to speak with a healthcare provider before giving these exercises a try.

3. External cleanse that B-Hole

A clean butt hole and crack are a critical party of happy and healthy butt play. Your anus is a breeding ground for bacteria. This doesn't mean there is anything wrong with licking, touching, or penetrating the butt hole, but you should do so with some caution. Unlike the vagina, a self-cleaning organ that does not require soap, the anus is a different story.

A clean butt hole is essential to happy and healthy anal play

Because poop comes out of your bum, it's important to cleanse the butt crack and area surrounding the butt hole. We prefer a mild, fragrance-free cleanse. Dove's Classic Soap is always a top choice. Keep in mind that this is all external cleansing. If you're looking for internal cleansing tips, check out our complete guide to anal hygiene and best-selling line of enema sets.

4. Get yourself a bidet

Bidets are a godsend. Seriously. They are the creme de la creme of butthole cleansing. They work by shooting water into the butt crack in order to fully wash out the area after pooping (or whenever, really, it's your butt). If you're going to make butt play a regular part of a sex routine, a bidet is a worthy purchase. Since most of us worry that our butt holes will smell or not be "clean" enough, we might need something a little extra to go to ButtTown.

The problem? Most people don't think they can "afford" a bidet. They feel pretty Marie Antoinette tbh.

Luckily, Tushy is here to save the day... with a bidet. Again, sorry for the rhyme, but not really. Bidets are no longer bougie, henny. They are accessible for one and all. This little guy takes your toilet and turns it into a bidet. You just hook it on and go. It's less than $100 for the cleanest a*shole that ever was. In what world?! This world. This one.

5. A case of the hairy butts

Have a hairy butt? This is the case for every single human on this, the planet earth. Your butt hairs are there to protect your delicate anus from bacteria or infection. Everything has a purpose. With that being said, if you're just not down for the hairy butt life, you can always remove them.

This should ONLY be done via waxing by a licensed professional. Shaving your butt hole/butt crack or using irritating hair removal creams can cause tearing, infection, and allergic reactions. Your anal skin is too delicate for that nonsense. If you want to go hairless, go to the salon and consult an esthetician.

Not-so-sexy-sidenote: Keep in mind that removing hair from the pubic region has been shown to heighten the risk of STI transmission. Be sure to use a latex condom or covering whenever engaging in sexual activity with a new partner and get tested for STIs regularly.

After waxing, use a soothing gel like 100% Aloe Vera or coconut oil. Avoid thong underwear, thong bathing suits, or butt play for 24 hours to minimize irritation.

6. Dealing with hemorrhoids

There's no easy way around this: hemorrhoids are literally a pain in the ass! There are a whole host of reasons why people get them, all having to do with putting pressure on the lower bowel. Hemorrhoids are usually temporary and can be treated with topical creams.

To avoid them, be sure to stick to a high fiber diet, don't strain when you're taking a poo, and when doing anal, be extremely gentle. This means listening to your body when you're engaging in anal play. If something hurts, stop and take a minute to reassess. Anal play should NEVER hurt. Use lots of lube and communicate with your partner.

If you're someone who regularly has or currently has hemorrhoids, anything involving butt play may not be the best choice for you. If you're super interested in getting your butt in gear for anal play, consult your physician. Having active hemorrhoids is not a state you want to be in if you're receiving anal stimulation.

On the other hand, this may be a great opportunity to engage with a partner's rear. Communicate openly and honestly about wanting to explore the anal region and see if they'd be open to it. If you can't get it, giving it might be a good option.

For the more committed amongst us...

And of course there are tips that go beyond the wash, rinse, repeat level of butt care. We respect those of who are so very committed to the care of your anus and butt cheeks that you want to go to the next level, treating your rump with the same care you would your face. Enter: THE BUTT FACIAL.

Butt Facial

Butt facials are, you guessed it, facials for your butt. These buttcials are centered around your butt cheeks - but there is some love to give the butt hole, too. If you've been looking to get that bum summer-ready, butt facials are going to be your next big skin care love affair.

Step 1 — Cleanse

Start in the shower with your favorite cleanser. Mild is always better. Classic Dove moisturizing body wash is a tried and true favorite. Cleanse the cheeks, butt crack, and anus. Be gentle. You do not need to rinse out the inside of the anal opening. Use your Tushy bidet for in-between cleans.

Step 2 — Exfoliate

Then grab an exfoliating mitt (a loofa also works, but a mitt makes it easier to reach the whole butt cheek, underside and all). Scrub down your butt cheeks in concentric circles. Be sure to focus on the whole cheek, paying attention to the underside of the cheek (where it meets your thigh).

Step 3 — Serum

Serum delivers hyper-potent skincare and is a must-have pre-moisturizer skincare step. Now, here is the deal: Serums are expensive AF. So, when it comes to butt cheeks, stick with something economical. We love this one by Soap and Glory.

Step 4 — Moisturize

Butt cheeks: Feel free to use your favorite moisturizer on your butt cheeks. You don't need to buy any special, butt-centric creams. If you want to get an extra lift, look for an ingredient like caffeine to wake up tired skin. There are plenty of cult-favorites out there, but none come close to Bum-Bum Cream. It is the best there is.

Butt hole: Your butt hole can get a bit tender, especially if you're rocking thong underwear and bathing suits. The skin of the anus, as we've ~discussed~, is moisture-rich and v delicate. This means you should NOT go slathering on some fragrance-forward moisturizer on your a*shole. OK? Stick with 100 percent, organic coconut oil. You can also use a coconut-oil-based lube like this one from Woo More Play. A couple of drops is all you need. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after application.

Butt facial + butt masking

Listen up A+ Butt Carers: If you're really feeling frisky, you'll want to throw a mask in between steps 2 and 3 of your butt facial. We know you don't mess around and that's the kind of energy we need in our lives right now. Masking is a great way to give those cheeks some extra love. Much like your face, your butt cheeks can get dried out and cranky. Relieve that butt-fatigue with a sheet mask ... for your butt. Yes, there are sheet masks made just for your a*s. Don't pretend you don't love it.

Butt masking is another way to care for your tush

The type of mask will depend on your skin type. If you're on the drier side, stick with something like the Bawdy "Bite It" hydrating mask. If you're someone prone to butt-acne (buttne), you'll want something that can draw impurities out of the skin. We like the charcoal mask from Yes To.

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