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Whether or not to have anal sex, as with any premarital sex, is an important decision. Did you know that by having anal sex you're putting yourself at more risk than usual for getting HIV and STDs? STDs, like gonorrhea, look and feel gross and cause weird discharge and ugly warts. The scary thing is that sometimes these signs don't happen and you don't even know you have an STD. It can stay in your body for years and cause you to be really, really sick and possibly even die early! Also, having STDs may make it harder for you to get pregnant when you get married and want to have a baby someday.
If you do decide to have anal sex, make sure it is something you both agree to. Don't be pressured into doing something you don't want to do. Make sure your boyfriend wears a condom each and every time, and use plenty of lubrication, like K-Y Jelly. One of the most important things to remember: Do NOT have vaginal sex after anal sex without your boyfriend first taking off his condom and washing his penis very well with warm soap and water, then putting on a new condom. If he doesn't, germs from your anal area can get into your vagina and cause a nasty infection.
Christina Fa , M.D.