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Is anal sex bad

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Clarify: Please clarify. Bad in what way? What specifically are you concerned about?
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Anal Sex: Anal sex is a common human sexual experience. There is no bad or good in medicine or science. Sometimes there is shame. Sometimes there are risks f ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
No, but....: Your religion may have taboos against it.e Some women enjoy it, but many don't. Barrier protection is an absolute requirement, as is a lubricant. Fin ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Anal Sex: Anal sex is a common human sexual experience. There is no bad or good in medicine or science. Sometimes there is shame. Sometimes there are risks f ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anal Receptive Sex: carries a # of risks. Trauma can lead to rectal prolapse, anal fissure, tearing of tissues, ^ hemorrhoid sxs & Anodyspareunia (pain). Unprotected ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe!: Depends on whether stds are present in either partner. A condom should always be worn by the male! if no stds, then an appropriate lubricant is necess ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anal Receptive Sex: carries a # of risks. Trauma can lead to rectal prolapse, anal fissure, tearing of tissues, ^ hemorrhoid sxs & Anodyspareunia (pain). Unprotected ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Anal sex: Can be bad for the prostate of the recipient as well as increase risk of infection and damage to the sphincter mechanism. I would, in general, discour ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carveth
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Yes: Contributes to an increase risk of infection and trauma to the prostate.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Let me think...: Just like in any big city, some streets are one-way and some streets are two-way. A vagina is created or evolved to be a two-way street (penis in, bab ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein, usually with a clot in it, in the area of the anus. Having anal sex will irritated the hemorrhoid, cause pain, possibl ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: The anal sphincter is a muscle that stretches, so it loosens with stretching from penetration. Should return to normal tightness/tone, but too often/r ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Less risk for him: Unprotected sex increases risk fot sexually transmitted diseases ( on either end); HIV risk greater anal receptive. Uti risk for him. Risks for you m ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Anal sex: Douching can be traumatic to the tissues and lead to inflammation of the rectum which makes it more easy to catch stds. Douching with any soap it chem ... Read More

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