Sex Fact: Safer Sex with Anal Sex

Contributor: Kayla Kayla
Most people know that a condom is an easy way to use barrier protection for vaginal sex, but what about anal sex? If you want to explore anal sex, you have quite a few options for barrier protection:

Condom: Full-length condoms are highly effective at preventing STIs as well as UTIs. Today, condoms are inexpensive (and even sold here at EdenFantasys!) and available in large variety of shapes and sizes to customize your pleasure.

Finger Cot: Also known as a "Finger Condom", this type of barrier protection rolls down on a single finger for single fingerplay adventures. They're available in a variety of materials including latex, rubber, vinyl, and others!

Dental Dam: Using a dental dam, you can place this ultra-thin piece of latex around your lover's bum to be able to lick all you like! You can add in some flavored lubricant to slicken the experience too!

Glove: For full-coverage, you can use a glove - which also mimimizes friction and will help protect the bum from any sharp fingernail edges. You can purchase regular, medical-looking latex gloves, but if you want, gloves come in a multitude of colors now including black, pink, and others!

These sex facts were retrieved from the "Tickle My Tush" book written by Dr. Sadie Allison. We carry Sadie's other books Tickle His Pickle and Ride 'em Cowgirl if you would like to check them out.

What are your favorite barriers method for anal sex? Will you consider using different methods?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Finger Cot
Dental Dam
Total votes: 54 (41 voters)
Poll is closed
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Contributor: GingerAnn GingerAnn
Helpful topic info on Anal Sex:

When did anal sex start for you. As part of a "marriage" or "committed relationship" or as a "dating thing"?
Do more people start engaging in anal play with someone they are really comfortable with long term, or as part of sex, early on in a relationship?...

Introducing My Man To Anal
My last boyfriend was crazy kinky... I never thought I would be in to anal sex, being tied up, role play, and beyond... My new boyfriend, the man I am

Anal lubes
Does one need a special type of lube for anal sex?
Are there any really great ones on the market right now?
Please let me know! Thanks in advance

I want a liberator that is DP friendly...
I am looking at all the liberator gear (there is SO much!) and I want one that will hold a toy that I can ride, while the hubby has anal sex with me.

Were any of you ladies into anal sex long before vaginal sex?
How did you introduce vaginal sex into the mix? Was it a good change or do you still enjoy anal or like it more, even?
Contributor: Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We've monogamous for over 20 years. As if this time we have not used any barriers for our anal play.
Contributor: Coralbell Coralbell
I've never used finger cots, dental dams, or gloves before, whether for anal play or not. My boyfriend and I are fluid-bonded, but we still usually use condoms for anal.
Contributor: Bignuf Bignuf
Originally posted by Kayla
Most people know that a condom is an easy way to use barrier protection for vaginal sex, but what about anal sex? If you want to explore anal sex, you have quite a few options for barrier protection:

Condom: Full-length condoms are highly ... more
Always did anal with a steady lover and for the last 37 years with only my hubby (hubby for 32, boyfriend for 5). Never used a "barrier". Never had a problem.
Contributor: Sammi Sammi
We've never used any kind of barrier for anal play (or vaginal, either). Gloves could be fun, though
Contributor: MamaDivine MamaDivine
None of the above I have an IUD lol....WOot!

I used to use condoms though. The other stuff is just weird for me.
Contributor: John E W John E W
A condom for anal. Other than that I'm with the same partner and she uses the ring.
Contributor: ~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
We don't usually use anything for anal.
Contributor: Eliyahu Eliyahu
Married, so nothing for us.
Contributor: SexyStuff SexyStuff
Married, but we use a condom for easy clean up.
Contributor: MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Condom unless you know you're partner's past and sexual history for anal....
Contributor: Woman China Woman China
Condom for everything!!!
Contributor: Nicky Nicky
I'm married, and we don't use anything. If I were going to, it would be a condom.
Contributor: mistressg mistressg
Never really heard of finger cots until now.
Contributor: Hallmar82 Hallmar82
Since I only have anal sex with my wife, we don't really worry about it now.
Contributor: MissCandyland MissCandyland
Nothing for anal.
Contributor: godweensatan godweensatan
bareback, i like feeling the dick on the real thing. so so dirty, so so hot. im done.
Contributor: HannahPanda HannahPanda
I use condoms alone, I'm not really familiar with some of these other methods.