If you've never had anal sex you may have a lot of questions about it. It's confusing because, on the one hand, it seems to be a more taboo, less frequently practiced kind of sex, one that requires special knowledge and care. And on the other, if you believe what you see in pornography, anal sex is just like any other kind of sex, no condoms, no mess, no communication required. The truth is somewhere in the middle. Anal sex may still be taboo but that's a social and cultural thing, it isn't anything about the sex itself. People can have anal sex that is as safe, pleasurable and fun as any other kind of sexual activity.
But it can also raise a bunch of intimate questions you might feel too embarrassed to ask, well, anyone. Thankfully, asking doctors intimate questions is kind of our forte here at SELF. Using lube is a must during anal play, Joseph Frankhouse , M. Anal penetration without adequate lubrication can cause the tissue in your anus to tear. Not only is that painful, it also makes you more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections , like gonorrhea and HIV , Jacques Moritz , M.
NCBI Bookshelf. During a bowel movement, the indigestible parts of our food leave our body. These are embedded in the pelvic floor muscles. The rectum, which is about 20 centimeters long, is the final section of the large intestine colon.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool feces to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve damage. The muscle or nerve damage may be associated with aging or with giving birth.