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:. Just like with any other type of sex, you have to take precautions to keep yourself safe during anal. You can transmit STIs through anal sex. In fact, transmission rates are higher for anal sex than for most other sexual activities, since anal tissues are sensitive and susceptible to microtears.
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I first wondered about how to prepare for anal sex when I was in college. I was 21, an age when everything is sort of do-or-die, especially regarding love. I had a couple of friends who had tried anal sex, but I judged them ruthlessly for it. Anal sex was something I decided I would just never, ever do. Then my boyfriend, my darling, my love, the man I planned to be with until I died, suggested we try anal too. For the record, my female friends did not agree with this assessment. Still, I was suddenly intrigued.
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Back when the ladies of Sex and The City discussed anal sex, it shocked audiences. But since then butt play has been shown on Girls , hinted at on The Mindy Project , and rapped about by Nicki Minaj —to name just a few pop culture references. The stats seem to support this theory: Between and only about 9 percent of women and men reported having entered through the back door within the previous three months. Heterosexual anal sexuality and anal sex behaviors: a review. Journal of sex research, , Jun.
Despite increasing pop culture coverage, anal sex is still heavily stigmatized. While this might be true for some women, assuming it goes for all women is completely unfair. Woman A: It honestly does hurt, be prepared, and use lots of lube if you want an easier time. Woman B: At times, it can be uncomfortable, but I don't recall that it ever really hurt.