Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant?

Not recommended. Pregnancy leads to an increase in the venous pressure around the rectum, which is why many women get hemorrhoids. Anal sex can irritate that, leading to more hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. Also, anal sex can lead to a release of bacteria in the bloodstream which could cause preterm labor. If you are considering this after pelvic rest for cervical bleeding or previa, it's not a safe alternative.

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I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Is it safe to have anal sex??????

You tell us. You would know if your OB has restricted your sexual activity due to a high risk pregnancy. Strangers on the internet cannot possibly comment on this situation without knowing your health or pregnancy history. Read more...

Is it safe to have anal sex during second trimester pregnancy?

Not during prenancy. Aside from bacteria from the anus contaminating the perineum and invading the vagina which puts the fetus at risk. There is also the risk of physical injury to the anal sphincter and fetus. Read more...

I'm 7 months pregnant my husband nd I wanna try anal sex is it safe how do I prepare for it?

Not recommended. Anal sex can disrupt your anal sphincter and is generally not recommended by gynecologists. Is there a reason why you would not use your vagina? Intercourse in pregnancy is usually OK as long as you do not have a problem with Pre-term labor, or placenta problems. Read more...
Not a good idea. Anal sex has a tendency to spread pathogenic(disease causing) bacteria all over the perineum which includes the vagina and ultimately the uterus. (home of the fetus.) If you want to engage in anal sex in a non pregnant state great, but don't risk the fetus acquiring a massive intra uterine infection. Read more...

My wife is 38 weeks pregnant, we would like to have anal sex tonight. Will this be safe?

No anogenital contac. All consensual intercourse is ok in pregnancy, provided your doctor has not prohibited it - and with the understanding that orogenital and anogenital contact is strictly forbidden for fear of life-threatening infections for fetus and mother. Also, beware of pregnancy hemorrhoids that can bleed profusely with anal sex. My personal advice would be to avoid high-risk sexual activity at this time. Read more...