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Which World Culture Discovered Anal Sex Do Other Species Have This Phenomenom
Discovery not needed: The basic sex acts were never "discovered"; people in all societies and cultures have figured them out independently. It's been said that sex is all about "holes and poles." it doesn't take a genius to figure out how holes and poles can be put together for a good time. ...Read more
Doctors: No. Doctors assume that patients are sexual we do not go about seeking out proof of such activity. Anal sex is a very common sexual activity in many cultures in the world. I doubt very much that any physician caring for you would be curious about your sexual life unless there was risk of pregnancy or stds. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It can be: Based on the 3 orifices in the human body, there are 3 types of sex possible: oral sex, vaginal sex and anal sex. Each of these sex types can be normal if it is consensual between partners and pleasurable, not forced. Each sex type increases risk of STD's unless condoms or other barrier method is used. Get HPV vaccine to reduce risk of getting throat, cervical and/or anal cancer. ...Read more
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
Is it dangerous?: Anal receptive sex carries a number of risks. Trauma can lead to rectal prolapse, anal fissures, tearing of deeper tissues ; worsening of hemorrhoids. Anodyspareunia (pain) can be problematic. Unprotected anal receptive sex has significant risk for transmission of infections due to microorganisms found in the rectum as well sexually transmitted diseases due to tearing of delicate tissues. It shoul. ...Read more
Can be and: Varies from one person to another depending on size of the penis, how much lubrication, tightness of the anal sphincter. And if the process is done in a gentle considerate fashion. If painful would avoid in future. ...Read more
Some like, some don't: Some women find it exciting, some hate it. Some men like the tightness of the anus. Some men like the cushioning from partners buttocks. Big deal for some. Big negative for others. ...Read more
Preference: As with all forms of sex it comes down to preference. Some women find anal sex pleasurable, some find it uncomfortable, same for men. Not all women like vaginal or oral sex and not all men do either. The only thing to do is to have an open, honest conversation with your partner and do what makes you both feel the most pleasure. ...Read more
Because: The anus was designed as an exit and not an entrance. If you have pain, you may have torn something. Hence you should avoid further anal intercourse and should get an exam to determine if any damage was done. ...Read more
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. One option is not to have ...Read more
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