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Is anal sex bad?

Is anal sex bad?

Anal Sex: Anal sex is a common human sexual experience. There is no bad or good in medicine or science. Sometimes there is shame. Sometimes there are risks for common stds, just like other forms of sexual intercourse. Anal sex can take some time to get used to. But, for many humans, straight and gay and bisexual, this is a normal part of their sexual life. ...Read more

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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Is anal sex safe?

Is anal sex safe?

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. ...Read more

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Is anal sex safe?

Is anal sex safe?

Only if it's safe: Any kind of sex comes with risk unless proper precautions are taken. Anal sex will not cause pregnancy, of course, but is a higher-risk way to transit sexual infections if unprotected. Condoms prevent this spread, and use of a water-based lubricant with the condom will help prevent condom breakage (often happens with anal sex). Lubricant is also important to reduce cuts and trauma to the anus. ...Read more

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Is anal sex healthy?

Is anal sex healthy?

Anal Sex and health: Yes. Especially if done with patience, and with a toy or partner that is kind, gentle, and experienced. There are few extra risks to anal sex when compared to other forms of sexual expression. But, remember there are eleven common sexually transmitted diseases and the anus is just as likely to be an area at risk of these infections without proper protection. Learn the facts and then have fun. ...Read more

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How safe is anal sex?

How safe is anal sex?

Reasonably safe, if.: The man wears a condom-a must. Lubrication is used. Go slow. If pain occurs stop. Never be forced! ...Read more

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Is anal sex unhealthy?

Is anal sex unhealthy?

Possibly....: I would always suggest the male wear a condom, or risk serious prostatitis. And also to prevent hpv, herpes, and other stds being transmitted. For the female, usually lubrication would be needed and the attempts should be gradual, as not to cause pain, anal fissures, and general trauma. If the female either has pain and discomfort and does not enjoy it, then the activity should be removed! ...Read more

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Does anal sex harmful?

Does anal sex harmful?

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 more

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Is anal sex bad and why?

Is anal sex bad and why?

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. ...Read more

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Can you die from anal sex?

Can you die from anal sex?

Possible: Anal sex is associated with many risks. The most common is infection due to exposure to fecal matter and large quantities of bacteria. However, the most dangerous complication is probably perforation of the colon from trauma to the sensitive colonic mucosa. This can lead to very bad intraabdominal infections that can be fatal and require immediate treatment. Surgical repair is often necessary. ...Read more

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