Sometimes you have a sex question that's not just, you know, an idle passing thought. In America today, it's all about anal. It's not just a highly sought-after porn genre, though—more and more Americans are giving it the old college try IRL, too. As anal has increased in popularity, curiosity and concern about the potential long-term effects of being on the receiving end of it—or, as some call it, "bottoming"—have also spiked. I've seen this firsthand in my work as a sex educator, where questions on this topic have been on an upward trend, both in my classes and in my email inbox. The specifics of the questions have certainly varied, but most can be reduced to one thing: "Will anal sex mess up my butt? Some websites claim that anal is perfectly harmless, whereas others argue that it inevitably causes a host of health problems. Needless to say, this has generated a lot of confusion. Let's clear things up once and for all by taking a look at what science has to say about anal sex and anal health.
2. Anal Tearing Is Always A Possibility
As more couples explore this type of sex, understanding the risks, rewards, and proper strategy is important. According to the Centers for Disease Control CDC , anal sex is primarily growing in popularity with couples under age You might think of anal sex as anal penetration with a penis, but you have a few more options. Anal sex can also be performed with fingers or the tongue. Sex toys , like vibrators , dildos , and butt plugs , are used too.
My husband and I really enjoy anal sex. I need a lot of foreplay, and it always kind of hurts at first, but once we get going, it feels really good and makes me climax. I have two questions for you, though. The first is, why does this feel good and give me orgasms? It seems to me there is nothing in there that should feel this good. Secondly, what are the long-term effects of anal sex? Please shed some light on this subject for me. First question first: How is it possible to orgasm from anal sex? This anatomy lesson is brought to you from sexualhealth. Side note: I think you should really try to open up to your doctor.
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and associations between anal intercourse and fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence was defined as the loss of liquid, solid, or mucus stool occurring at least monthly on a validated questionnaire. A gender-specific sexual behavior questionnaire assessed any anal intercourse via an audio computer-assisted personal interview. Co-variables included: age, race, education, poverty income ratio, body mass index, chronic illnesses, depression, loose stool consistency Bristol Stool Scale types 6 or 7 , and reproductive variables in women. Prevalence estimates and prevalence odds ratios PORs were analyzed in adjusted multivariable models using appropriate sampling weights. Overall, 4, adults aged 20—69 years 2, women and 2, men completed sexual behavior questionnaires and responded to fecal incontinence questions. Anal intercourse was higher among women Fecal incontinence rates were higher among women 9. After multivariable adjustment for other factors associated with fecal incontinence, anal intercourse remained a predictor of fecal incontinence among women POR: 1.