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is annal sex bad?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Potentially: The anus is an exit not an entrance, and so i discourage my patients from partaking. Besides the risk of infection including std's, you risk damage to the sphincter mechanism that can not be repaired, leaving you with variable incontinence. Not worth the risk!
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Overall agree with Dr. Kaplan. However, Anal sex is the preferred form of sex for majority of sexually active gays. A number of heterosexual couples find the thought of anal sex exciting. Male partner needs to be gentle, patient and use plenty of water soluble lubricant. Also be prepared to stop or withdraw if partner finds the experience too unpleasant or painful.
Sep 15, 2012
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Can be engaged without danger following Dr. Kkaubers comments!
Oct 26, 2013
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It is in fact safe for the most part. Yes you can get and transmit std's but the risk of trauma is low with lots of anal foreplay and lots of lubrication.

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