Go to any search engine and you'll find 'how do porn stars prepare for anal' ranking pretty high. We all want a nice, clean butt crack for starters and a butthole that's ready for some action. Luckily, both are easy to achieve.

1. Clean Your Butt

  • The easiest and quickest way to have a fresh, clean butt is to have emptied your bowels at least an hour before your session. Simply wash your genitals with soap and water or if that's not possible, use some wipes. For the majority of us, this is enough.
  • If you want a deeper clean, you can use an enema/douche to clean internally rather than just externally. Enemas work best if they're done an hour or so before playtime. Fill the freshly washed bulb with luke warm, clean water, screw on the (freshly washed, well lubricated) tip and insert into the rectum. You may want to bend over on your knees and elbows or lie on your side to do this. Squeeze the water into your butt and hold for at least 10 seconds before releasing it into the toilet or shower. You can repeat until the ejected water is clear. Clean the nozzle and bulb straight away, dry and store and you're ready to go!

2. Be Prepared

Anal sex requires preparation. You'll want to have cleaned yourself and collected good quality lubricant. You absolutely cannot have anal sex without lube. We recommend silicone lube as it doesn't dry up, or thick water based lube if you're using silicone toys (gels are best). Have a towel or Liberator Throe underneath you for a quick and easy clean up and gloves, condoms and tissues if you need.

3. Safe Sex

Never penetrate the butt with a penis or toy and then penetrate the vagina or you will pass harmful bacterias into the vagina that may cause infection. Wash the toy or penis first or go vagina first then butt.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are infections passed from person to person during sexual activity. There are over 25 STDs that can be spread through all types of sexual activity including vaginal, anal, and oral sex as well as plain old genital skin to skin contact.

The six most common STDs are Chlamydia, Genital Warts (HPV), Gonorrhea, Herpes, HIV, and Syphilis. Many of these STDs cause similar symptoms, and some folks may not exhibit them at all, or not until much later as the infection progresses.

If you have new or multiple partners it's super important to get tested on a regular basis. To protect yourself and your partners, use dental dams for oral and rimming (oral-anal play) and condoms and gloves for anal penetration.

You can read more about hygiene (what about poo?) in our resources section here.

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