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Use of the Aneros

Which Aneros model is right for me? How do I know it’s the right size?

1) Despite differences in height, weight and other physical characteristics, the location of the prostate gland – 2 to 3 inches inside the anus – is the same in approximately 98% of all men. By having an insertion length of approximately four inches, the Aneros compensates for differences in physical dimensions.

Unfortunately, we do not have any definitive rules for deciding upon which massager is best for any given individual. Ultimately, this has to be a personal decision. People of all sizes and shapes from all over the world have used the Aneros, and preferences vary.

If a general trend can be identified, the SGX has become more popular in the Asian (primarily Japanese) market because of the shorter insertion length, 3.5 inches, while reviews are inconclusive among other populations.

Is Aneros difficult to insert or use in any way?

The Aneros is extremely simple to use. With a liberal application of lubricant, and a relaxed and open state of mind, anyone can use it. Once inserted, the Aneros should feel quite comfortable. However, it is important to relax and to allow enough time to become accustomed to its presence before beginning the contractions. After this point, attentiveness and patience are required in order to experience the full extent of the incredible feelings of pleasure that the Aneros will provide.

How should it be inserted? Which way is the front?

The Aneros, when inserted, should tilt forward. The curled arm (handle) should fit between the buttocks, and the upturned arm should touch the perineum, which is between the anus and the scrotum.

What exactly does “hands-free” mean?

“Hands-free” means exactly that — the Aneros is controlled only by the contractions of the man’s rectal muscles. The patented design takes the body’s contractions and transfers them into a pivoting action which stimulates the prostate, perineum and anal canal at the same time, all without any manual intervention. This means that a man can use the Aneros solo or comfortably during traditional intercourse as well.

Should I use lubricant with the Aneros? If so, what kind?

Proper use of lubricant is very important for several reasons: ease of insertion, overall comfort during use, and proper functioning of Aneros. Both the rectum and the Aneros should be well-lubricated so that the massager glides in easily and is able to move freely throughout the massage. Insufficient lubrication could also cause discomfort. If this results, discontinue use or remove and reapply lubricant. We recommend ID Glide, which provides sustained lubrication without breakdown. Another well-known brand that works fine is KY brand. We recommend water-based as opposed to petroleum-based lubricants, and we advise against the use of heating or warming oils due to the sensitive nature of the tissues inside the rectum.

New to our product line is the Aneros Marksman, our own formula great for all types of anal play.

How should I clean the Aneros?

The Aneros is made of non-porous FDA approved materials and can easily be cleaned with hot, soapy water. We recommend cleaning the Aneros before and after every usage.

What is the best position for using the Aneros?

Based upon our research and reports from other customers, the most effective position is a side position. Lie down on your right side (for some reason people seem to prefer right over left) and pull your left knee up towards your waist. Both legs should be bent, with the left more so. It’s a very easy and comfortable position to assume. The same position can be done while lying on the left side. However, some experimentation may be required in order to find what is most effective for you. Explore to discover what you like best. As a side note, ESO: Extending Sexual Orgasm, by Brauer & Brauer is a very good reference for information and illustrations

How often should I use the Aneros?

We suggest using the Aneros 2 to 3 times per week for up to 30 minutes per session. However, we have also received many reports of people using the massager for an hour or more. Usage time may vary per individual, however, the device needs to be properly lubricated, for both comfort and effectiveness. This may require extra lubrication for extended usage times. Most importantly: if the Aneros becomes uncomfortable, discontinue use and seek advice.

Is it possible to use the Aneros too much?

Because the device is operated using the contractions of the sphincter muscle rather than outside force, it is virtually impossible to injure yourself through proper usage. If you become tired or uncomfortable, experience muscle fatigue, or experience other discomfort, discontinue use until a later time.

How soon will I get results?

This varies per individual. Some people experience multiple orgasms during their first session; others may need several sessions before achieving orgasm. The reasons for this variation seem to be related to the physical and mental receptiveness of the user. One thing is certain, however. Practice makes perfect. The quality and quantity of sensations may build up slowly, but this gradual arousal is part of what allows for such extremely pleasurable climaxes The more you use the Aneros, the better and more dramatic the results.

What is a “Super Orgasm?”

The term “Super Orgasm,” or “Super-O” was coined by an expert user of the Aneros. “Super-O” refers to the multiple, non-ejaculatory, full body orgasms that are possible with the Aneros. These orgasms are completely different than traditional orgasms. Because these orgasms are non-ejaculatory, there is no refractory or recovery period that men go through before they can have sex again after traditional intercourse or penile masturbation. This means that men can have “multiple” orgasms one after another that are seemingly continuous when using the Aneros.

How about the “Super Orgasm” … How soon will I be able to have one of these?

The answer to this question is similiar to the question “How soon will I see results?” above. For some the ability to have Super-Os happens immediately during their first session. For others it can take more time, from a few months to even a year or more. Sometimes all it takes is a position change to trigger a Super-O. Sometimes just a subtle shift.

Others may go down a path of self-discovery in order to attain a Super-O. This is what some users have called the “Journey to the Super-O.” Each session with the Aneros results in a better understanding of the man’s own body and how much pleasure is tied to the body and mind working together. We’ve been told by some men who have gone down this path that reaching the Super-O itself wouldn’t have had the same personal meaning had they not gone through this learning process.

There is no “book” to achieving a Super-O. We wish there were. What we have learned is that there are many moving variables in effect on the path to the Super-O. What is generally agreed upon is that much depends on the ability to relax while doing the anal contractions. This can be difficult because the path to the Super-O is so different than reaching a traditional penile orgasm. For a traditional penile orgasm, the man pushes and pushes toward the goal of ejaculation. Pushing harder (thrusting faster) can speed up the process. Relaxtion often only occurs after ejaculation. To reach the Super-O is the opposite as pushing harder actually can impede the process.

5 Responses to “Use of the Aneros”

  1. anthony says:

    do you have any video showing how to use this? sounds interesting.

  2. Mike C says:

    A few observations on the aneros from a 10 year customer.

    1. Those unfamiliarity with the use of the aneros may bind that soaking it in warm tap water for a few minutes prior to use may make insertion easier. By having a smaller temperature difference, the anal sphincter is less like to contract as tightly to external pressure.

    2. [While I am writing this for the Aneros user community, much of its -- except the cleaning regin that is specific to the Acetal from which the Aneros is made -- is applicable to any anal insetion product (and also most of those used for vaginal insertion)]

    Some specifics on cleaning (that may be too much information for some people ). No matter how much cleaning of the rectum is performed prior to use, the Aneros will exit containing a film of body moisture a residual lubricant that forms a “culture material. ” for E. Coli and other bacteria. Even if the device is re-used within a few hours, E. Coli will have colonized, an subsequent reintroduction of the aneros will increase active E. Coli in the rectum and lower colon. While this is unlikely to cause a serious infection, it will result in some degree of lower G. I. upset (like diarrhea and cramping during the next 24-48 hours).

    3. My particular approach to cleaning.
    A. Between same day uses. After removal 1. Remove visible debris and films using a disposable cleansing wipe. 2. Rinse under hot running water for 30 second while rubbing surface. 3. Apply antibacterial hand soap, rubbed firmly into the surface for 1-2 two minutes, then rinse under warm-hot running water while continuing to rub for an additional 1-2 minutes to remove all traces of soap residue.
    Dry immediately with disposible tissue and allow to air dry in an open, well ventilated space with low humidity.

    B. cleaning after use in preparation for storage (asumming you have already cleaned as above). 1) use a make-up pad and 1/2 oz of 99% isopropyl alchohol to soak and scrub all surface area, continue the scrubbing until the alcohol is evaporated. 2) using 1quart container wide enough for the aneros to lay flat, pour 3/4 quart of nearly boiling water into the container and over the aneros. 3). Add one tblsp of Sun-oxy (85% sodium per carbonate, 15% sodium carbonate).*. 4) allow to soak until mixture is cold, does not bubble if stirred. Dump liquid. Rinse with hot, clean water. Dry with a disposable tissue and allow to air dry.

    *. Here is a recap of what has happened in the clean for storage process. Solids, moisture and films were removed using a wet wipe. Hot rinsing thermo-mechanical action further removed this material, thinned it an/or allowed water to work underneath it. Surfactant action of soap allowed the vast majority of moisture and oil adhered matter to be separated from surface. Rinse removed the soap residue as well as other materials that were dislodged by the soap scrub. Drying removed moisture that other wise might have allowed airborne bacterial or mold spores an convenient spot to attemp colonization. Next, the sterilization process used alcohol to introduce cellular disruption to latent biologic organisms. The sodium percarbonate soak has several methods of action, when the powder is added to the aneros soaking in near boiling water, it produced a high concentration hydrogen peroxide solution buffered by sodium per carbonate (which recycles and prolongs) the peroxide process. This produces hyroxyl ions that bond molecularly to any organic material. At this concentration all traces of organic residue will have been dissolved. In addition, even after rinsing and drying, the sodium carbonate will leave a solid molecular film (white powder coating) that has 10-11 pH, inhospitable to bacteria and mold growth.

    The brave observer will note that the aneros has no smell what so ever. Odor producing bacteria have been killed, their odors — volatile organic compounds — have been reacted with the hydroxyl ions, and dead cellular tissue of the bacteria have been broken down by the peroxide and alkali wash.

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  4. Bogey says:

    Although I have not had an orgasm yet, I love this thing.
    The sensations are unbelievable. Can I safely use this more then three hours. I never want to remove it. I fell asleep with it inserted and was pleasantly surprised when I awoke.

  5. NI Straight Going Steady says:

    Hi All,

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