Illustration by Lia Kantrowitz. Just a few decades ago , outside of queer circles, it was seen as a taboo act that only about a tenth of men and a quarter of women would cop to researchers to having tried at least once. Now, anal is a fixture of mainstream pop, not to mention porn, culture. In truth, not many hetero men or women try it, much less on the reg.
Back to Sexual health. Find out about the risks of getting a sexually transmitted infection STI from different sexual activities. This is because infections can be present in pre-ejaculate fluid pre-come. Even shallow insertion of the penis into the vagina sometimes called dipping carries risks for both partners. Using a condom can help protect against infections. Bear in mind using condoms is the only method of contraception that protects against both pregnancy and STIs, so always use a condom as well as your chosen method of contraception.
This is the fifth in a multi-part series from After Hours about anal play. You can see the other posts in the series as they come out here. Anal sex is pretty polarizing. No one is going to force you to try anal, but there are a few compelling reasons to give it a go:.
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