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is anal sex more painful or normal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anodyspareunia: Anal sex is often more painful then vaginal sex. The sphincter (muscle ring) can tighten down ; cause pain. The tissues of the rectum are delicate and can be easily traumatized. Trauma can lead to rectal prolapse, anal fissure, tearing of tissues ; ^ hemorrhoid sxs.
Answered on Jan 30, 2014

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