Anal sex is becoming less and less taboo.
Because more women now actually enjoying butt play just as much as men do.
Anal sex provides a different kind of fullness and can be really, truly intimate (especially if it’s a first for both of you).
Another major perk? Some women even experience full-on anal orgasms.
With the right positions and a few helpful pointers, you could be one of them.
If it’s your first time, there are a few things you want to keep in mind.
Go slow and go small.
Play around with fingers first working your way up from small to big.
Start with the rim of the butthole before going all the way in with a penis, strap-on, or dildo.
Remember, lube is your absolute best friend (do NOT pass go without it), and never switch from butt to vagina (because of bacteria, people).
But most importantly, don’t forget to check in with yourself and your body during penetration.
There’s no shame in taking it back out and coming out of the whole situation until you’re a little bit more comfortable.
Okay, now that that’s all been covered, here are the 10 anal sex positions to try when you’re ready.
10 Anal Sex Positions That’s Pleasurable and Fun
- Lap Dance
This position is perfect for people who are relatively new to anal sex because it’s easy to pull off (but still hot).
Use hand play first to ease into it and see how this position works for you before slipping in the penis.
Once you decide it’s a go, you can control how far down you sit onto your partner, which means you can go as deep or as shallow as you like.
If you’re looking to spice up the position, reach your hands around the back and grab your partner for more contact.
You can also simultaneously play with your own clitoris or their balls for added stimulation.
Don’t be afraid to get handsy.Do It: Have your partner sit on the edge of a bed or a chair. With your back to them, slide down on top of them.
- Lying Doggy
The Lying Doggy is perfect for shallow penetration which you should definitely try if you haven’t already.
Most of the nerves in the anus are in the first two inches of the opening, so this is a great way to get that stimulation even if you’re an anal sex beginner.
Play around with teasing in this position. “It’s great for beginners because you don’t have to commit to the whole thing (literally!).
But you still get allll the stimulation.
If you want more though, add a vibrator to the mix and use it on your clitoris while lying down.Do It: Lie on your stomach, and have your partner lie directly on top of you, entering from behind. Have them balance on their elbows for optimal comfort.
- Backdoor Missionary
Anal sex positions are often a face-away-from-each-other kind of deal, but this one allows you and your partner to get some eye-contact during sex.
That adds to the whole intimacy.
You can also kick things up a notch and calm your nerves with a little nipple sensation from your partner.
This will add a different sensory experience and take away some of the pressure on your mind around the anal play that’s occurring.Do It: Have your partner enter you from the missionary position.
Keep your knees pressed against his side to control how deep they go, putting your hands on their chest for extra resistance.
You can also add a pillow underneath your hips, to get the pelvis in the perfect place for penetration.
- Back it up
If you’re interested in standing anal sex positions, this is a great choice.
It’s ideal for shallow penetration, giving your nerve-rich anal opening plenty of attention.
Playing around with a sex wedge or pillow to switch up the depth or direction of penetration.Do It: Have your partner kneel against the bed and you lie across the edge, leaning on one side with your back (and obviously butt) facing them.
Lean back into his penis. Swivel your hips to control the speed and motion.
- Pile Driver
This might be one of the most advanced (and extreme, I must say) anal sex positions out there.
For one, you need to be able to take all of him inside, since he’s more or less sitting on top of your rear.
Two, you can’t move around much, so you have to be able to withstand all the action, at least for a bit.
And three, look at that flexibility!
Pro tip: Do some hip openers or pigeon poses to open up the hips before trying this one out.
It will help release tension and loosen your body up. This way all you have to worry about is feeling good.Do It: Lie on your back and bring your legs up over your head.
The more flexible you are the better.
Try to get your butt as high in the air as possible.
Have your partner lower themselves onto you. He should have great access to lean down and stimulate your clitoris.
- Leaning Cowgirl
Anal sex in the cowgirl position is especially hot because it gives the person on top all of the control.
It’s also super easy for you and your partner to reach around and finger your vagina or rub your clitoris.
And remember—there’s more than just up and down movement.
Rock back and forth too to provide yourself with another stimulation option.Do It: Have your partner lie down face up, then straddle them.
Slowly slide yourself down at your own pace. Lean forward, placing both hands on your partner’s chest or shoulders.
- Reverse Cowgirl
Reverse cowgirl may not be your favorite for regular Penis-in-the-Vagina action (though your partner probably LOVES it), but in the anal sex world, the position is clutch.
You get to control his depth and thrusting pattern with relative ease.
Incorporate balls or clitoral play into the mix for an added layer of stimulation.
And of course, your butt is right there, so having your partner pull your cheeks apart or push them together can feel also feel very satisfying.Do It: Have your partner lie on their back.
Straddle them backward and slide down at your leisure.
Have your partner stimulate your clit, while you offer them an ultra-sexy view of your ass.
- Tilted Doggy
Doggy style is the classic anal sex position for a reason: It’s perfect for deep penetration, and you can arch your back for even deeper thrusts, which can help target that infamous A-spot.
Try rocking your hips back and forth to add some variety to the position.
It will change some of the internal sensations.
But the major perk? It can also more quickly stimulate an orgasm for some women.Do It: Get on all fours, and have your partner enter you from behind.
From here, your partner can (and should) easily stroke your nipples or clitoris, too.
- Full Throttle
Calling all anal veterans!
If you’re a girl who loves deep penetration, this (appropriately named) position is a must-try.
Not only does the angle give your partner full entry, but you’re also in the perfect setup for a finger or two (or a toy) inside your vagina.
The result? Total fullness.
If it’s your first time trying this position though, remember to ease into the sensation.
And if you’re worried about your legs flailing around, hold them with your hands if you can to provide yourself more control.Do It: Lying on your back, bring your legs up to your shoulders.
Have your partner enter you from above, using his hands to balance above you.
Oh, spooning—the lazy girl’s move for vaginal, and now anal, sex.
This position is great when you don’t want to make eye contact (sometimes, especially when your partner is up in your ass, you don’t want to) or feel like busting out crazy moves.
Plus, skin on skin is hot.
And if you’re worried about the position feeling too simple or mundane, add some build-up.
Rub your partner’s penis against your clit, pulling it downwards before it goes in.
You’ll get both clitoral stimulations and create more of a tease before diving into full anal.Do It: Both of you lie on your sides, facing the same direction.
You bring your knees up slightly while your partner slides up behind your pelvis and enters you from behind.