A 20-year-old female asked:
is anal sex safe?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Sinclair answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and no: The anus is not made for sex, it does not produce any natural lubrication. So if your going to try it, then you need plenty of high quality artificial lube (astroglide or pjur), go slow, be gentle and if it hurts, stop. Also the anus is very susceptible to catching stds, so make sure your partner does not have any.
Answered on Jul 7, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 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 anal receptive sex has ^ risk for transmission of infections due to rectal microorganisms as well STD's due to tearing of delicate tissues. Anilingus (oral – anal sex) is also associated w potential transmission of infections.
Answered on Mar 31, 2017
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