Sure, talking openly about anal sex isn’t as gasp-worthy as it used to be, but many aspects of doing it in the butt are still shrouded in mystery—namely, what to do after anal sex to make sure your booty and lady business stay happy and healthy.

“There’s a rich blood supply to the back-door area, and tissue layers are relatively thin,” says New Jersey-based ob-gyn Afriye Amerson, M.D. “Whereas the vagina is protected by its pH and bacteria, the anorectal region is only protected by its closed opening.”

Because post-anal health rituals aren’t as commonplace as vaginal, we got in touch with a few experts for the down-low on how to do butt play the healthy way.