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How to use anal sex toys: a beginner’s guide



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You might already be using a number of different sex toys in the bedroom, but have you tried using anal sex toys to spice up your sex life? Anal sex toys can be used to enhance your pleasure no matter your gender or sexuality – if you have a butt, you can enjoy them!

Benefits of using anal sex toys:

  • Anal orgasms can be super powerful
  • You can add fun and variety into the bedroom with a partner
  • You can enhance your vaginal and clitoral orgasms
  • You can experiment with prostate stimulation for enhanced sensations
  • You will enhance your bond with your partner, as anal play is incredibly intimate
  • You can take advantage of lots of different anal sex toys and anal stimulators on the market

Best anal sex toys for couples

If you’re looking to experiment with some anal play with a partner, there are a number of different anal sex stimulators which are optimal for use as a couple:

Butt Plugs

According to, one of the best anal sex toys for beginners is a butt plug, as you can can start small and work your way up to larger sizes as you become more comfortable. Butt plugs can be inserted during penetrative sex, oral or foreplay to enhance the experience and create waves of intense, blended pleasure. When used during penetrative sex, butt plugs can benefit both parties: the pressure from the butt plug in the anus can actually narrow the width of the vaginal canal, enhancing the sensations for both partners!

Strap-on dildos

If you’re in a hetereosexual couple and have always fantasized about double penetration, you can bring this fantasy to life with a strap-on dildo. Strap-on dildos available on can be attached to the penis area with a harness, allowing you to double up on the fun with your partner!

Prostate Massagers
If you have a penis and you’re looking to upgrade your orgasms, using an anal prostate massager is the way to do it. Simply insert the prostate massager whilst your partner stimulates your penis and balls to enjoy intense, blended pleasure. Be careful, as these clever massagers can be intense and quickly bring you to orgasm, especially if you’re a newbie!

Anal hooks

This anal sex toy is not for beginners! If you already love indulging in some bdsm fun in the bedroom with your partner, you can incorporate some anal stimulation into your play with an anal hook! An anal hook is technically considered a piece of bondage equipment, so ideal for couples who are already familiar with bdsm tube, bondage and anal.

How to use anal sex toys as a couple

Introducing anal sex toys into the bedroom can be daunting, but if both partners relax and remain attentive to each other’s needs, each party should be able to enjoy the maximum pleasure and hopefully both reach orgasm. As an added bonus, you will probably feel closer and more intimate with your partner afterwards.

How to use anal sex toys as a couple for the safest and sexiest backdoor adventures:

Lube up

Unlike the vagina, the anus does not have an in-built natural lubricant. For easy penetration, you’ll need to invest in some high quality lube to help things run smoothly. Whilst a silicone based lube is better for skin-to-skin anal play, it is not optimal for use with sex toys as it can damage the materials: a high-quality water-based lube should do the trick instead.

Be patient and relax

Sometimes it will feel like the anus just doesn’t want to cooperate! Don’t forget that the interior anal sphincter is a muscle, so it can take a bit of time to help it relax and dilate correctly for penetration. If at any point penetration starts to become painful, stop immediately and go slower. If it continues to hurt even with gentle simulation, stop completely and try a smaller toy next time.

Listen to your partner

Anal stimulation can sometimes feel uncomfortable at first, and can even become painful if you rush things or if the sensitive area is not lubricated correctly. Make sure to communicate with your partner before, during and after to know what feels good and what doesn’t. Pay attention to non-verbal cues too, such as facial expressions and moaning (or lack thereof!)

Enjoy yourself!

Many heterosexual men might feel uncomfortable at first using anal toys on themselves, and this is totally normal. Our culture has long-associated male anal play with being gay or being emasculating, but it’s 2021, people! Firstly, gay is no longer a pejorative and secondly, everyone has a butt! – so why can’t we all enjoy what it has to offer us? If you truly want to try anal stimulation but the lingering stigma is the one thing putting you off, put your worries to the side! The joy of pleasure is universal, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on the joys of prostate simulation.

Prepare beforehand

As we’re dealing with backdoor stuff, you’re going to want to make sure to prepare your anus accordingly before using your toys. Cleaning your anus in the shower with some warm soap and water should do the trick, and don’t forget to also empty your bowels before any anal adventure. You can use a douche if you want to, but it’s not always necessary.

Best anal sex toys for solo use

If you’re curious about anal play and you want to indulge your curiosity with a bit of anal stimulation, there are a number of anal sex toys designed for that very purpose:

Vibrating butt plug

The same principle as a butt plug but upgraded for solo play, a vibrating butt plug can give you intense, blended pleasure when combined with regular masturbation. Butt plugs are usually equipped with tapered ends, making them great anal stimulators for hitting the prostate (or P-spot!)

Suction cup dildo
If you love penetration, why not try out a suction cup dildo for some anal play. Suction cup dildos are great for solo use, as you can simply pop them on hard surfaces and ride away as if you were riding the real thing!

Anal fleshlight

If you have a penis and love using a vaginal fleshlight for masturbation, there are plenty of anal fleshlights on the market to enhance your me-time in the same way. Just like with regular fleshlights, you can choose from various models, sizes, and shapes to customize the experience according to your desires.

Anal beads

Anal beads are typically slender, beaded sex toys used to stimulate the sensitive nerve endings in the anus with their irregular texture. Anal beads are great for solo masturbation: if you withdraw the beads when you’re just about to orgasm, the bumpy texture will enhance your orgasm and make it last longer! The key with anal beads is the timing, so it makes for a great anal stimulator for solo play.

How to use anal sex toys solo 

Go hands-free

Whether you’re using a butt plug or riding a suction-cup dildo, a major plus when it comes to anal sex toys is the possibility to go hands-free: you can even boost your pleasure with other toys (such as clitoral vibrators or nipple clamps) to really intensify your orgasm.

Try an anal starter kit

If you’re not sure what kind of anal stimulators you’re going to enjoy, you can try a bit of everything with an anal starter kit! Most kits will come equipped with a beginner-sized butt plug (or several butt plugs of differing sizes) as well as mini anal beads and a mini probe. Experiment with each and see where the fun takes you.

Prepare beforehand

As we’re dealing with backdoor stuff, you’re going to want to make sure to prepare your anus accordingly before using your toys. Cleaning your anus in the shower with some warm soap and water should do the trick, and don’t forget to also empty your bowels before any anal adventure. You can use a douche if you want to, but it’s not always necessary.


Whether you’re going solo or incorporating a toy into couple’s play, introducing anal sex toys into the bedroom will be sure to enhance your sex life and overall pleasure. Don’t forget to communicate with your partner when using a couple’s toy, and don’t forget the important three Ls: lube, listening and (tender) loving aftercare. Make sure to clean each toy thoroughly after each and every anal adventure!



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DStv For Business Enhancing Customers’ Experience with The Right Mix of Entertainment




At the heart of any business is the customer and at DStv Ghana, the goal is to evolve daily to meet the demands of the ever-changing and competitive market. In a bid to cater to its wide array of audiences, Africa’s number one Pay TV company, MultiChoice Africa has repositioned its commercial service “DStv For Business” with packages specially curated with the right edutainment content to suit various businesses.

According to the Acting Head, DStv For Business, Kelvin Kamasa, “our objective is to deliver a pay TV experience designed for your business. The content and packages are specifically curated to seamlessly fit into the way commercial customers consume it. Our solution for hotels for instance allows guest in different rooms to watch their choice of channels without the intervention of the front desk personnel. Your clientele can continue watching their favourite shows/channels whenever they are on the road for business or stop by your office, hotel, or pub. DStv For Business has a tailored package to suit your business size and pocket so you can have the best working moments with DStv.”

MultiChoice Ghana continues to improve its service offerings over time, with the addition of consultancy service for High-rise buildings, multiple user dwelling on how DStv can be installed. The DStv For Business unit can advise on countless options to ensure the incorporation of either our IPTV service or other alternatives to a seamless and cost-effective TV entertainment solution to your high rise or estate project. According to the Managing Director, MultiChoice Ghana, Alex Okyere, the business is all about the customer’s experience, and the greatest motivation for his team is to offer more value for money to not just our domestic users but commercial users.

DStv For Business has three main offers; DStv Work, DStv Play and DStv Stay. Each package is tailored to suit the needs of offices, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels and so on. The essence of this, Kelvin Kamasa explains, is to tailor content to specific customers to enhance their viewing experience. Instead of having to watch a wide array of content, these DStv For Business packages now give you what you want based on business customers’ needs and preferences.

The DStv Work package offers the latest news headlines from around the world, sports, weather updates and other work-related entertainment. The goal here is to set the tone for a stimulating work environment and keep everyone well informed. The Work packages are best suited for offices, banks, and other corporate organizations.

The DStv Play packages are best suited for businesses such as pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs, café, and betting houses. These packages enhance the guest’s experience and ensure that they are always entertained with their favourite sports programmes and other first-class entertainment.

The DStv Stay packages are suited for hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, Air BnB’s and serviced apartments. Giving each guest whether a kid, adult or elderly a memorable in-room experience during their stay.

One important feature is that these packages they can be tailored to customers’ budget. This means that customers can enjoy entertainment at a certain threshold which is a unique offer. For less than Ghs 170, one can enjoy several channels. For instance, the DStv Stay (Basic), offers customers an array of entertainment with more than ten channels spanning sports, news, kiddies’ channel, and music with just GHs77.

Businesses also have the flexibility of choosing a package that perfectly suits your business model without worrying about not having the popular channels needed by customers. From small entrepreneurs to 5-star hotels, multinational corporations and government agencies, every business has something that works for them.

For hotels, their customers get a mix of carefully selected movies, music, and sports channels as well as documentary channels. This is the same for a financial establishment where customers are more concerned about the latest updates from the financial sector and latest news over that of a music or movie channel like Akwaaba Magic Abusua and ROK Gh. Similarly,  fast-food joints, pubs and clubs will be in tune with Trace Jama, Akwaaba Magic, SuperSports channels over National Geographic Channel or News channels.

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Fly Emirates to Dubai and enjoy a free night’s stay at Fairmont The Palm



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Ghanaian Travellers planning their next escape to Dubai and beyond who purchase an Emirates return ticket in First or Business Class can enjoy a complimentary night’s stay at one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels (more…)

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IIPGH, AFOS Foundation and partners launch Tech Job Fair (TJF) 2023



Organisers and partners at the launch of Tech Job Fair 2023

Organisers of the annual Tech Job Fair (TJF) are geared up to give potential employees and employers yet another thrilling and exciting opportunity to recruit and be recruited into the job market after a media launch of the fair in Accra. (more…)

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Ghana’s Nana Yaa Serwaa Sarpong honoured as Female Entrepreneur of the Year at AWELFA 2023



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Ghana’s Nana Yaa Serwaa Sarpong has been honoured for her contribution to Women and Business in Africa at the Africa Women Economic and Leadership Forum and Awards (AWELFA 2023), held in Cameroon. During the forum, Miss Sarpong spoke on the “Impact, Opportunities and Strategies for Women in Entrepreneurship under the AfCFTA”. AWELFA later presented Miss Sarpong with an award as Female Entrepreneur of the Year. (more…)

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How to Start Playing in an Online Casino Safely



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When you’re ready to start playing in, it’s important to do so safely. Here are a few tips to follow:

  1. Make sure the casino is reputable and has a valid license.
  2. Only use trusted payment methods, such as credit cards or Paypal.
  3. Never share your personal information with the casino or anyone else.
  4. Keep your login information confidential and never let anyone else access your account.
  5. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the casino before you play.
  6. Play for fun, not to make money. Never gamble more than you can afford to lose.

The Risks and Rewards of New Online Casinos

When it comes to gambling, there’s no doubt that the internet has made things a lot more convenient for people all over the world. Instead of having to travel to a physical casino, players can now simply log on to their favourite online casino and enjoy all the action from the comfort of their own home.

While this has undoubtedly made gambling more accessible and enjoyable for many people, it has also led to the rise of a new breed of online casino – the so-called ‘newcomer’. These casinos are often established by relatively unknown companies and tend to offer players lower betting limits and a narrower range of games than more established brands.

So, what are the risks and rewards of playing at new online casinos? On the one hand, these casinos may be less reliable and secure than more established brands, so there is a risk that your personal information or money could be compromised. On the other hand, new casinos often offer generous bonuses and other promotions which can allow you to make some free money or get extra value for your bets.

Ultimately, whether or not you decide to play at a new online casino is up to you. However, if you do decide to take the plunge, it’s important to do your research first and make sure that you choose a reputable brand. With a little bit of care, you should be able to enjoy all the fun and excitement of online gambling without any major problems.

Benefits of Using a Good Betting Site

When it comes to gambling, there’s no doubt that the internet has made things a lot easier for people. These days, there are tons of great betting sites available online, and this means that you can enjoy all the convenience and excitement of gambling without ever having to leave your home.

But with so many different sites to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. So what should you look for when choosing a betting site? Here are some of the key benefits of using a good betting site:

  1. Security and safety – One of the most important things to look for in a betting site is security. You want to make sure that your personal information and your money are safe and secure, and that the site has measures in place to protect you from fraud and other scams.
  2. Variety of games – A good betting site will offer a wide range of games, including slots, poker, blackjack, roulette and more. This means that you’ll always have something new to try and you’ll never get bored.
  3. Good customer service – A good betting site will have excellent customer service, with staff who are friendly and helpful and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
  4. Easy payment options – Another important thing to look for is easy payment options. The site should offer a range of payment methods such as credit card, debit card, PayPal and more. This makes it for you to deposit money and start playing right away.
  5. Bonus offers – Many betting sites offer bonus offers to their customers, such as free bets or match deposit bonuses. This can be a great way to boost your winnings and give you an edge over other players.

As you can see, there are plenty of great reasons to use a good betting site. So if you’re thinking about gambling online, be sure to choose a site that offers all of the above benefits.

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Everton Welcomes Ghana’s Ridge City Women as Club Partner



Everton Welcomes Ghana's Ridge City Women as Club Partner

Everton is proud to announce that Ridge City has become the first women’s football club to join forces in an exciting new partnership.

The Ghanaian club, based in Accra and formed just four years ago, is the newest addition to Everton’s International Academy Affiliate Programme (EIAAP) as the Club looks to build on the huge progress made in the women’s game in recent years.

It is also the first African club to join the EIAAP programme, which aims to expand the knowledge and expertise of Everton’s player development processes to affiliated clubs across the world.

Everton aims to help expand the profile of Ridge City Football Club by facilitating and developing the women’s game in Ghana and offering a pathway for players.

The two clubs will also collaborate on player and coach development, coach education and helping Ridge City establish themselves as a foundation club for women in Ghana.

Formed in 2018, Ridge City FC has thrived following a truncated start as a professional club caused by the Covid pandemic: earning promotion to the Ghanaian Premier League in only their third season, as champions of Division One.

The club, which currently has around 30 women in its ranks, plus a burgeoning academy, has aims to facilitate the development and promotion of women’s football in Ghana.

Ridge City’s mission also includes creating career opportunities for girls and women as footballers and in the technical and managerial aspects of the game, and contributing positively to the upliftment of female football in Ghana.

Cleopatra Nsiah Nketiah, CEO of Ridge City, said: “I am super excited about the partnership. We have been looking for an opportunity like this for a long time and the most important thing for us is that women in Ghana are serious about playing football.

“I feel like our relationship with Everton will help us on that pathway and let our people know that in Ghana you can play football and that there can be a career path, perhaps even having a chance to travel to the UK and trial there.

“The environment and resources Everton can provide is a huge pull and the opportunity to have online coaching programmes to follow, and even potential visits by their coaches, is another real positive that we can tap into, to help our women feel that they are part of something bigger.

“I want to let the world know that we can see a pathway forward for Ridge City and this is a relationship we can’t wait to be a part of.”

The EIAAP initiative provides clubs at all tiers of the game with access to the finest coaching knowledge from Everton’s renowned Academy to support with growth – a level of support that sets it apart from more traditional models.

These include:

  • A holistic approach to player, coach and club development, offering technical support from Everton’s Finch Farm training complex and business and marketing support from its Royal Liver Building business headquarters
  • Weekly support from a dedicated Everton Academy coach
  • Full access to the Everton Academy curriculum

Under the EIAAP initiative, coaches from Ridge City will have access to Everton’s state-of-the-art Finch Farm complex – the home of Everton’s senior men’s, senior women’s and academy teams – for education and training.

Paddy Byrne, Everton’s International Technical Manager, plans to make a future visit to Ridge City to assist in sharing the Everton Academy curriculum and implement methods used at Finch Farm to develop both player and coaching skills.

In turn, this provides Ridge City Women with further knowledge and help grow their club to achieve their vision and objectives.

Byrne added: “We are delighted to welcome Ridge City as an inaugural women’s partner club to Everton’s International Academy Affiliate programme.

“I’m excited to work with Cleopatra and her team and help them to build on the solid foundations laid in only four years of existence.

“We feel there is plenty of opportunity for them to grow – and by sharing our values and coaching methods we will build on the affiliate programme in a new territory. 

“I am sure this will prove a fruitful partnership for both clubs, and we can’t wait to get started.”

Everton’s International Academy Affiliate Club programme, which is available to grassroots teams, professional sides, youth academies, girls’ and women’s teams, as well as colleges and universities, was launched in 2020.

The programme already has affiliates in the US, Canada, South America, Australia and Ireland.

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