Does Anal Sex Make Your Butt Bigger?

The answer to this question really depends on what you mean by the word “butt” and whether it refers to your anus or the gluteal muscles.
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Q: Does Anal Sex Make Your Butt Bigger?
A: The answer to this question really depends on what you mean by the word “butt” and whether it refers to your anus and sphincter — or the gluteal muscles that surround them.

If you’re talking about your visible booty, no — anal sex is not a path to getting a bigger one. Sorry to burst your bubble with that one.

The idea of anal sex causing a larger, rounder booty sounds like an old wives tale — for all those elderly married ladies who like big butts and cannot lie.

Unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on your personal opinion of anal sex — the only way to get rounder glutes, curvier hips, or just extra cushion for the pushin’ is by doing it the hard way: ample exercise that targets those areas.

If you’re wondering whether anal sex or pegging will make your asshole bigger, however, it’s possible…but not probable.

When it comes to butt stuff, some folks love it, some are entirely disinterested, and some are still mulling over the decision to even go there.

About 35% of heterosexual women have done the anal deed at some point in their lives.

Wherever you are on the spectrum of backdoor shenanigans, you should definitely avail yourself of all the facts — including what anal sex does (and doesn’t do) to your butt.

In this article, we’ll talk about:

What Does Anal Sex Do To Your Butt Hole, Anyway?

Whether you prefer rear entry or are just thinking about giving it a whirl, that’s a really good question to ask.

Let’s begin with what anal sex won’t do to your butt hole.

Anal sex generally won’t make your asshole bigger, nor will it permanently stretch out your rectum.

Your butt hole might look a little larger than usual in the moments immediately following anal sex, but it will bounce back to normal shortly afterward.

That said, anal sex could potentially weaken your anal sphincter, which is the muscle that holds your poop in when you feel a #2 coming on. We’ll talk about that more in a bit.

Potential tearing of delicate rectal tissue is a concern for some people — first-timers, in particular.

One way to mitigate the risk of tearing is to begin with a finger or small toy designed for anal use.

You should never use toys intended for vaginal use in the anus.

The reason (and you might wanna hold onto your butts) is because anal toys are designed with a flared base to prevent them from accidentally being pulled all the way into your rectum.

Nobody wants to end up as a funny story an ER doc shares at parties, so do yourself a favor and use the right toy for the right job.

As you become accustomed to smaller anal toys over time, you can work up to a larger dildo with a flared base until you feel ready to try anal sex with a partner.

Like many things in life, getting the zoom-zoom in the boom-boom is not something to rush into clumsily, drunkenly, or haphazardly.

For maximum safety and comfort, both parties should be comfortable, relaxed, and attuned to the activity at hand. Inserting parties should start slowly and pay close attention to the reactions of their partner.

Any sign of discomfort or injury should lead to an immediate stoppage. Like all sexual activity, enthusiastic consent and comfort is an essential part of a good time.

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Can Doing Butt Stuff Make Your Sphincter Loose?

Like I mentioned earlier, anal sex has the potential to weaken your anal sphincter — the muscle that holds fecal matter in — over time.

Studies appear to show that anal sex leads to higher instances of fecal incontinence.

Simply put, the brown-town-clown can, for some, eventually lead to shitting your pants.

Now, does this mean that letting someone stash their bike in your trunk will ultimately mean you’re going to spend your life wearing adult diapers?

No.

In fact, anal sex is a predictor of fecal incontinence in around 2% of those who have it (1.5% of women, 2.8% of men), according to the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

In the rare instance that frequent anal sex results in fecal incontinence, Kegel exercises may help to strengthen the anal sphincter muscle, reducing the effects of this condition.

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Safety Tips You Should Keep In Mind For Deliveries In The Rear

According to the CDC, anal sex is the riskiest kind of sex in terms of disease transmission — HIV in particular.

During anal intercourse or while pegging, the act of bottoming (receiving) is more dangerous than topping (inserting).

Using condoms and proper lube is known to reduce the risk of disease transmission for both partners.

If you aren’t 200% certain of your partner’s sexual history and STD status, condoms are an essential component of safe anal intercourse.

Additionally, always use lube during this activity — for comfort, to minimize the risk of tearing, and to lower (but not eliminate) the risk of disease transmission.

Bottom Line:

Whether you call it the backdoor boogie, tubthumping, the ol’ spelunkadunk, or something else — anal intercourse can be a safe and adventurous part of your sexual repertoire.

With adequate safety steps and applied knowledge, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the occasional bit of butt stuff if you’re so inclined.