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Effects of anal sex?
Posted on: 12/29/2002
I've had anal sex with my boyfriend before. Why does it hurt to sit down after anal sex? and why ( in my case ) do i not deficate for a few days? and is anal sex harmful?
Possible side effects from anal sex include: bleeding from tears in the anal skin, easier transmission of sexually transmitted disease, vaginal infections if you have anal sex before vaginal sex (not recommended), irritation of penile skin and infection if skin tears occur. Since the anal canal does not lubricate like the vagina with sexual stimulation, it is very important to use water-based lubrication. Also keep in mind that genital warts and herpes can both occur in the anal area, and if anal warts extend into the rectum there is a higher chance of getting anal/rectal cancers. I recommend using condoms for all sexual contact to minimize these risks for both partners.