Updated: SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
Anal sex is a form of sexual intercourse where the penis is inserted into the anus of a sexual partner. This form of sex is common in both homosexual and heterosexual relationships.
Although some people view anal sex as taboo, if practiced with care, it can be quite enjoyable for couples. Both men and women have many erotic nerve endings in their anal area, and anal sex is just another way for consenting adults to add some extra spice to their sex life.
Anal sex may also be known as butt sex or rectal sex.
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Lubrication is an absolute must as, unlike the vagina, the anus is not self-lubricating and penetration without lubrication can easily cause tears and cuts, which can lead to infection.
There are several health risks associated with anal sex that must be considered. The risk of the transmission of some STDs like AIDS is higher with anal sex, as is the risk of a viral or bacterial infection, particularly if vaginal or oral sex follows anal sex.