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Anal sex = anal sex: The label gay does not necessarily imply any specific sexual behavior. It connotes attractions and self-identification with a cultural group. Men who engage in anal intercourse may identify as gay, bisexual or heterosexual. Studies of men who have sex with men (msms) have shown that up to 75% of those men identify as heterosexual. It is important not to conflate identity with behavior. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can STD's like: AIDs,HPV,Gonorrhea,syphlis transmit through external genital contact and no penetration -no sexual intercourse?
Rarely for some STDs: Thanks for your question. Very low risk for all STDs and zero risk for some. No risk -- at least low enough to be ignored -- for STDs passed by genital fluids (gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, hepatitis B). STDs that are transmitted skin-to-skin (herpes, HPV, syphilis) could be transmitted, but very rarely even for these. I hope this helps. Stay safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not if careful: Firstly anal intercourse must be consensual. Recipient partner needs to relax anal sphincter as much as possible, best to use water soluble lubricant or a neutral oil ; initial insertion should be slow ; gentle. Anal intercourse should not be harmful under these conditions. ...Read more
Gardenella: this is not considered a pathogen when introduced into the anus. So not considered to be a probelm. ...Read more
Usually not: With the proper protections and careful management this does not have to be either uncomfortable or dangerous. Some disease are spread by this route, so protection should always be worn. Several sessions leading up to this to teach relaxation techniques are helpful. Adequate lubrication to prevent tissue dragging and tearing is mandatory. Go slow, carefully and this should be ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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, baby out). However, the gastrointestinal tract is designed to be one-way, with an opening on each end. Food goes in the mouth, and the brown stuff goes out the butt. The exception is when one vomits what the body thinks is bad or toxic for the stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed HPV in Pap smear. Only 1 partner, recently had unprotected anal sex with him. HPV spreads to bum from vag? Anal cancer?
HPV spread: The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can produce vulvo-vaginal as well as anal lesions. If you have obvious growths a MD can treat them immediately to decrease your risk of spread. If untreated, anal cancers are a future possibility with the lesions. By the way, your boyfriend should see a MD as well to make sure he is HPV free or not before continuing sexual contact. ...Read more