The desire to experiment new things in bed may prompt couples to opt for anal sex. Anal sex could be thrilling to some (especially men, remember the prostrate, huh?). Some people however don’t like the idea of a dick shoved up their anus. All the same, anal sex has its health risks:
- Increase in Bacterial Infection.
The anus lacks a thick lining unlike the vagina. Its lining also lacks cells responsible for creating natural lubricant. Ultimately, the anus is exposed to friction -related tears. These tears expose the skin to bacteria which could spread through stool.
Tears in the anal lining may grow larger culminating into a fissure. If the fissure extends to other parts of the body, a fistula may result in that. The fistula provides a passage for bacteria, which could be present in the stool, thus spreading to the rest of the body parts.
- Loosening of Sphincter Muscles.
The sphincter muscle which surrounds the anus, is tight, ultimately penetration in the anus could be painful. Repetitive penetration results in weakening of the muscle ultimately the muscle’s work of holding stool is interrupted. This loosening however can be corrected by performing kegel exercises.
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- Spread of STIs.
Since the anus is prone to tears, these tears are an open mat to STIs such as HIV and HPV. Spread of HPV results in oral or cervical cancer. Using a condom during anal sex, prevents the spread of such STIs.