Anal Sex And Health

Staying calm is key; the more relaxed your body is, the less clenched your muscles will be. “Women (and men) may experience discomfort the first time they have anal sex, but this is often related to not being relaxed,” says Lilla “Breathe so you can relax your pelvic floor and any tension you might be feeling.”

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Anal sex means sexual activity involving the bottom – in particular, the type of intercourse in which the penis goes into the anus. It is often referred to as ‘rectal sex’.

FAST FACTS. Anal sex is enjoyed by many people – straight, gay and bisexual. Unprotected anal sex carries a higher risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than many other sexual activities.

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Using Condoms For Anal Sex Due to the risk of STD’s, including HIV/AIDS, condoms are an essential part of anal sex in casual relationships. Again, it is good for couples because the bacteria from the anus can get inside the urethra of the man’s penis and cause a UTI – Urinary Tract Infection.

Anal sex or anal intercourse is generally the insertion and thrusting of the erect penis into a person’s anus, or anus and rectum, for sexual pleasure. Other forms of anal sex include fingering, the use of sex toys for anal penetration, oral sex …

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Anal sex can be very pleasurable and a fun change from the usual for everyone involved, but as with any form of intimacy, there are some risks involved.

Rectal tissue is thinner and doesn’t share the same elasticity, so there’s a greater chance it can tear, says Dr. Streicher, who is the author of Sex Rx. And tearing increases your odds of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.

Recently, researchers at the Bradley Hasbro ren’s Research Center in Rhode Island suggested that anal sex is on the rise among teens and adults, particularly those who have unprotected vaginal sex.

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Continued. Anal sex can carry other risks as well. Oral contact with the anus can put both partners at risk for hepatitis, herpes, HPV, and other infections.For heterosexual couples, pregnancy can occur if semen is deposited near the opening to the vagina.

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