Anal sex: What is it? How to keep anal intercourse safe

Couples need to spice up their sexual relationship in order to grow. Sexual compatibility is a very strong foundation of any relationship, but no matter how in love couples are with each other, if the sex has lost its luster, tendency is one or both partners will seek the physical gratification they need in someone else’s arms. One of the sought after sex styles by men is the anal sex. There are numerous women who refused to indulge their men with anal sex because it makes them feel cheap and improper, but truthfully, anal sex is something that is in the men’s innermost desires.

What is anal sex

Anal sex is mostly done by gay couples, but is also active in a girl-boy relationship. It is an act where the man’s penis goes into the anus and is often called rectal sex. The anal intercourse is satisfying mostly for the man driving the sexual activity, since the anus provides the tightness that enhances the sexual pleasure.

Health concerns

There are many concerns regarding the health risk of anal sex, and knowing the risks and the ways to prevent any infection or disease to be acquired is crucial to continue living a healthy life while enjoying the perks of anal sex.

The anal sex has the potential to tear the tissues in the anus, since it does not have the natural lubrication that the vagina produces. The anus’ inside tissue does not have the same protection that the outside skin of the anus has, which makes it susceptible to infection. The anus has a lot of bacteria inside, since it is originally designed in the human body to hold feces, not to accept penis. With constant anal sex, the ring-like muscle (anal sphincter) loosens, which will make it difficult to hold feces.

Safe anal sex

The best way to avoid the risk of getting infections and disease from anal sex is to stop doing anal sex. But, that is a difficult task, especially for gay relationships. And so it is of utmost importance to always wear a condom and use liberal amount of lubricant during the anal intercourse. It is recommended to take a warm shower prior to doing the deed, and lying on the stomach makes the penis penetration easier, lessening the risk of tearing the tissues in the anus. Most importantly, it is important to regularly see a doctor.

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