Thinking about having anal sex , but don't know if you're a top or bottom? First things first: Let's take a look at what the terms mean. Bear in mind that human sexuality is fluid and highly nuanced, and the labels as used here are meant only to help us understand each other, not to stereotype or classify too strictly. A top is a partner who prefers to penetrate his partner—as opposed to a bottom, who prefers to be penetrated. Explaining the terms this way, however, is a bit of an oversimplification. These preferences each typically come with preconceived notions about the types of people who fit each one—but whether these ideas ring true matters only to you and your partner. This isn't always the case, though.
In human sexuality , top , bottom , and versatile are sex positions during sexual activity , especially between two men. A top is usually a person who penetrates , a bottom is usually one who receives penetration, and a versatile engages in both activities or is open to engaging in either activity. These terms may be elements of self-identity that indicate an individual's usual preference, but might also describe broader sexual identities.
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