Though unsafe, most people find anal sex quite appealing. The very act of trying to insert the penis into an orifice that is not naturally meant for penetration makes the act more titillating. In order to heighten the pleasure of anal sex, couples adopt several positions. The most popular ones are described below:-
Doggy style is perhaps the most popular of the various anal sex positions. This is a very basic lovemaking position, where the female bends down and the male penetrates into her anus from the rear end. For this reason, this position is also called as the rear entry position. The Latin name of it is coitus more ferarum, which literally means ‘coitus in the manner of the beasts’. In different cultures, this position has been likened to the sexual position adopted by dogs, monkeys, sheep, greyhounds, crayfish and other creatures.
People adopting the doggy style of anal penetration find many advantages. Some of them are:-
First and foremost, for couples who adopt usual positions such as the missionary, the it is an exciting variation. For heterosexual couples who do not want to risk having a baby, it is a safe bet.
This is the most preferred position for many women. The reason behind this is that the position allows the man to directly stimulate the G spot providing heightened sexual excitement.
This position allows the hands of the man to be free. He can use them to fondle the breasts and buttocks of the woman.
The man himself can experience new pleasures such as his testicles brushing against the woman’s thighs.
Similarly, the woman’s hands are free, which she can use to stimulate her own clitoris or her partner’s testicles.
Since there is no major exertion of limb muscles, there is no after-sex pain in them.
The doggy style position is much in favor with homosexual men. It is estimated that over 50% of all gay men use the doggy style position exclusively.
Yet, doggy style has come under the line of fire for a number of reasons. Some of them are described below:-
This position is considered too submissive to the female. Since the woman is in a more or less locked position, the control is with the man. The man can shorten or delay his ejaculation, and likewise alter the pressure he provides.
Anal sex itself is considered taboo in several cultures, including Christianity. For this reason, the doggy style position is considered too baneful in these cultures.
There is a problem if the anal orifice is too tight. Applying severe pressure can tear the ligaments of the anus as well as injure the male organ.
If the penetration is too deep (which is mostly always the case in the doggy style position), then the woman may suffer from post-coital pains in her anal region.
There are also other technical problems like the partners cannot maintain eye contact or kiss each other. There is also no frontal visual stimulation.
This position is a very popular position and is adopted by all couples at some time or the other. In the spoons position, the man lies on his side with his knees bent slightly forward. The woman lies in front of him, facing the other way. She positions herself in such a way that her dorsal side touches the frontal side of the man. She then positions her buttocks to line up with the man’s groin. This allows the man to penetrate into the anus of the woman. When tired, the couple can change sides and the woman can fondle the man’s organ and stimulate his anus if he so wishes.
This position is extremely popular for a large number of advantages:-
It allows the most comfortable resting for both the man and the woman. For this reason this position is used by partners when they do not wish to participate in strenuous sexual activity.
Couples adopt this position when they just want to lie with each other and converse, with mild sexual stimulation. The biggest advantage is that couples can remain in this position for a very long time; the whole night if needed.
It allows the man to keep caressing the breasts and genitals of the woman without any exertion at all.
It provides the woman with the snug comfort of the man’s body enveloped around her.
The pressure on the sexual organs is not very high.
It is an equating sexual position; neither the man nor the woman is superior.
There are almost no drawbacks of the spoons sex position. The only complaint some couples may have is that the position tends to become boring after some time and needs to be replaced with a more active position.
This position is a small variation of the doggy style position. In this, instead of bending over, the woman lies on all fours. The man kneels behind her and penetrates her anus.
This position has most of the advantages that the doggy style position has. In addition, some couples feel this position allows the couple to secure a better grip and hence, better penetration.
However, this position can become strenuous on the man’s knees as he has to remain in a kneeling position for a long time. This position is generally preferred by younger couples.