Ass play is an umbrella term for sex practices focusing on the buttocks and anus. These can include a variety of
Ass play may be a part of foreplay or a standalone activity. People can enjoy ass play on their own or with partners. While it was once commonly associated with homosexual males, people of any gender or sexual orientation can enjoy ass play.
The buttocks and anus contain many nerve endings that can make people feel sexually aroused when stimulated through ass play. The ass is also home to the prostate gland, which can bring pleasure and even orgasm when stimulated, much like the G-spot.
Ass play can also be incorporated into BDSM scenes. Spanking and paddling are popular external activities, often associated with discipline and humiliation. Anal hooks can also be inserted and then attached to other bondage equipment.
Lubricant is highly recommended for penetrative ass play. It makes insertion more pleasurable and reduces the risk of anal tearing. Silicone-based lubricants are very effective because they
last longer than water-based lubricants. However silicone lubricants they can degrade silicone toys. When using silicone dildos or butt plugs, switch to water-based lubricant.
Anal play is a more formal synonym for ass play. Ass play is sometimes called arse play, particularly in the United Kingdom and Australia.