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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to have unprotected anal sex and then unprotected vaginal sex right after? Heard its bad but my girlfriend has never had issues
Better than reverse: If it is not causing any pain, and you don't have any vaginal infection, then anal sex after vaginal sex is not likely to be a problem. Go slow, use lots of high quality lube such as pjur or astroglide, be gentle and stop if it hurts! having anal sex before vaginal sex is likely to cause a severe vaginal infection, so don't go back to the vagina until after you have cleaned up with soap and water. ...Read more
Anal Sex: First I have no idea what you think a stuffy nose has to do with any sexual activity. Second, a stuffy nose is not a symptom of any sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more
I had anal sex with my boyfriend cause I'm on my period and now my anus is bleeding is anal sex harmfull too me?
Possibly: If you're bleeding from the rectum, some people will bleed internally or get an infection. I would at least get examined before more advice can be prescribed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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