What is Anal Stretching?
Anal Stretching is a form of Anal Play involving the stretching of the anus more than the usual amount required for Anal Sex. It is usually done by gradually inserting a progressively larger object into the anus. It can be practiced by both men and women.
There are different reasons why some people want their anus stretched. Some get aroused by the mere sensation of being stretched while others may experience sexual pleasure from the thought of being able to receive larger ‘non-human’ dildos. Anal Stretching is a part of Anal Training.
Anal Stretching is a consensual practice that should be done gradually and with patience. The normal procedure of Anal Stretching typically starts with fingering the asshole. After stretching the anus with a finger, an erect penis or a butt plug can be used next. Butt plugs are available in different sizes. Start with the smallest one first then progressively use larger sizes. Anal Stretching is not achieved overnight. It might take days, or even months, for the anus to get used to the stretching.
Anal Stretching can be done as part of BDSM. The desire for it can come from the Dom, sub, or both. Pushing one’s body to the limits, either as a fantasy of the sub or to please their Dom is common. As a fetish, anal stretching is generally done as an anatomical fetish, for those that love gaping, or for those that fetishize prolapses.
Dos and Don’ts
- Before engaging any types of Anal Play, it is advised that the receiver must first empty their colon. This is most commonly done with an enema.
- All devices or sex toys to be used should be properly sanitized and/or sterilized.
- The use of condoms is also strongly advised to prevent the possible transmission of STDs and HIV.
- Anal Stretching can cause microtears in the anus.
- Excessive stretching may lead to hemorrhoids and chronic pain in the anus.
- Lubricant is important to use in anal play. It is used to provide more comfortable and pleasurable penetration.
- There are also numbing creams designed specifically for anal sex that may reduce or completely remove pain and discomfort.
Related Fetishes and Practices
Anal Stretching is related to Anal Play, Anal Sex, and Anal Training. It can also be seen in Double Anal (DA) and Double Vagina Double Anal (DVDA). Anal Stretching often leads to Anal Gaping—opening up the anus for a period of time.