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The Negative Side Effects Of Anal Sex
Is anal sex safe? 6 potential risks to avoid
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 19 Biggest Misconceptions About Anal Sex
Back to Sexual health. Penetrative anal sex has a higher risk of spreading STIs than many other types of sexual activity. This is because the lining of the anus is thin and can be easily damaged, which makes it more vulnerable to infection. Use a water-based lubricant, which is available from pharmacies.