I was at a table with mostly heterosexual women, and though anal play has become a growing fascination for the media, nearly every single one of my friends had yet to try it themselves. I was not totally surprised (though having surrounded myself with gay men for the past four years in college, anal sex seems pretty standard). but theres so much more to know about anal play, and so here, several sexperts break down their best anal foreplay tips for both first-timers and experienced butt travelers. this is probably one of the first things you wondered about how to prepare for anal sex. Fyi, poop is stored in the upper bowelsnot the anal canal (aka far enough in that no penis is big enough to reach it). So the fear of poop droplets and fecal residue are a bit unfounded. You probably didnt learn how to prepare for anal sex in sex edand unlike p-in-v (or toy-in-v) sex, anal play does require some planning ahead. Whether you need to know which lube to use, how to prepare your anus, and whether or not to expect poop, here are nine tips that everyone should know before trying anal sex for the first time.