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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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Anal sex is that gay?

Anal sex is that gay?

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 more

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Anal bleeding day after anal sex, normal?

Anal bleeding day after anal sex, normal?

Not normal: You may have sustained an injury from the activity, and if not treated can lead to serious infection and complications. On the other hand there may be a cause for the bleeding totally unrelated but coincidental with intercourse. Best to get a proper evaluation from a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Is anal bleeding normal after anal sex?

Is anal bleeding normal after anal sex?

Not if routine: Rectal bleeding following anal intercourse could be due to several causes. If the recipient is not accustomed to this practice. Or if the activity is exceptionally rough, and without proper lubrication and foreplay, there could be some tearing of the anal mucosa. Otherwise, bleeding could be an indication of internal or external hemorroids. If bleeding continues, consult with an appropriate dr. ...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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Does anal sex result in piles?

Does anal sex result in piles?

Possible: The anus and rectum serve as a reservoir for stool. When enough is built up the anus relaxes and we defecate. Repeated trauma by anal sex would increase the risk for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Will unprotected anal sex cause problems?

Will unprotected anal sex cause problems?

It may: 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 anal sex cause pregnancy?

No: Sperm need to enter the vagina for pregnancy to occur. Transmission of sperm into the anus alone will not cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Risk for HIV infection from unprotected anal intercourse?

Risk for HIV infection from unprotected anal intercourse?

Too high: To risk it. Besides infection, damage to the sphincter and loss of control of feces to mention one. ...Read more

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Is douching before having anal sex safe?

Is douching before having anal sex safe?

Contact a physician: You will need to contact a physician as I am a Dentist and your question is not one that I have the expertise to answer. ...Read more

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Girlfriend is bleeding after anal sex, what's wrong?

Girlfriend is bleeding after anal sex, what's wrong?

You probably: Made her hemorrhoids angry or you tore her anal canal. Do not insert anything into the rectum. Let her soak in a tub of warm and stay at bed rest for 24 hours. If still having issues she needs to see a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation. Needless to say, avoid anal intercourse until this isue has been properly resolved. Also watch for possible infection after the injury. ...Read more

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How traumatic anal sex is?

How traumatic anal sex is?

Varies among people: Can be traumatic because an anus is not designed for sex. It's for pooping. A vagina is created or evolved to be a two-way street (penis in and out; baby out). However, the gastrointestinal tract is designed as a one-way street, with an opening on each end. Food goes in the mouth, and the brown stuff goes out the anus. The exception is when one vomits what the body thinks is bad for the stomach. ...Read more

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Could rectal prolapse happen from having anal sex?

Could rectal prolapse happen from having anal sex?

It would be rare!: It might be a very uncommon factor, but for the most part no, particularly if a condom with proper lubrication is used! but it can aggravate a pre-existing prolapse! ...Read more

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Blood on condom after anal sex normal?

Blood on condom after anal sex normal?

Not normal but: Not unusual as the anal canal has significant vascularity or blood vessels including your hemorrhoids and any unusual trauma can cause bleeding, infection and actual damage too the anal sphincter mechanism which can be a very difficult thing to treat. I would avoid anal intercourse if possible. ...Read more

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Blood in anus no sexual intercourse?

Blood in anus no sexual intercourse?

Not normal: Blood from the rectum/anus is not normal - ever. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids but you should get it evaluated by your physician just to be sure. It could also be a fissure, infection, constipation, or worse - cancer. If there is a lot of bleeding or clots, go to the doctor or er asap. And, yes, anal intercourse can sometimes cause bleeding primarily by tears/fissures. ...Read more

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Could masturbating/wearing a condom desensitive sexual intercourse?

Could masturbating/wearing a condom desensitive sexual intercourse?

Masturbation: A codom may help with premature ejaculation it wont desensitize you frequent mastur bation migh make you more tolerant of stimulation and also help with early ejaculation. ...Read more

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Can STDs be gotten from unprotected anal sex?

Can STDs be gotten from unprotected anal sex?

Without a doubt: Any form of intercourse between people ccan lead to transmission of std's when one is infected and no protection used. This is not to even cover the potential for sphincter damage and control issues as a result of anal intercourse. ...Read more