The anus is the opening of your bowel – where the stool comes out. There are little hairs around the anus, often spreading between the buttocks.
The anus is a sensitive area, which is why some people include it in their lovemaking. You can stroke your partner’s anus when you make love, or your own when you masturbate. It can also feel nice if your anus is licked. Some people like having a penis or finger inside their anus. This is called anal sex.
If you want to include anal sex in your lovemaking, be sure to clean the area with mild soap and water first. Some people also prefer to take an enema or laxative suppository before having anal sex to clean out the bowels, so no stool gets on the penis or fingers.
Use lots of water-based lubricant so the penis slips into the anus easily. But don’t use oil-based lubricants like Vaseline, because they can damage your condom so it doesn’t protect you against sexually transmitted infections.