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Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not recommended.: Pregnancy leads to an increase in the venous pressure around the rectum, which is why many women get hemorrhoids. Anal sex can irritate that, leading ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
You tell us: You would know if your OB has restricted your sexual activity due to a high risk pregnancy. Strangers on the internet cannot possibly comment on this ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Being pregnant: The only restrictions would be if you have a high risk pregnancy and your OB gave you specific sex restrictions.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not during prenancy: Aside from bacteria from the anus contaminating the perineum and invading the vagina which puts the fetus at risk. There is also the risk of physical ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not recommended: Anal sex can disrupt your anal sphincter and is generally not recommended by gynecologists. Is there a reason why you would not use your vagina? Inte ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No anogenital contac: All consensual intercourse is ok in pregnancy, provided your doctor has not prohibited it - and with the understanding that orogenital and anogenital ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok and safe.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Sperm need to enter the vagina for pregnancy to occur. Transmission of sperm into the anus alone will not cause pregnancy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not if no: semen enters her vagina or introitus (opening of vagina)
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Not unless his penis rubs against the tissues at the vaginal opening or his penis penetrates the vagina. There would need to be either pre-ejaculate o ... Read More

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