Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. Q: My boyfriend has been talking to me about trying anal sex. I'm open to the idea, but I want to know more about it first.
Anal intercourse is a highly efficient mode of HIV transmission. Nevertheless, there is evidence to suggest that anal intercourse is also widely practiced by women in the US 1 — 4. Given that anal intercourse is associated with higher rates of heterosexual HIV transmission than vaginal intercourse 10 — 13women who engage in unprotected anal intercourse with sexual partners of unknown or seropositive status may be at greater risk for acquiring HIV than women who do not practice anal intercourse or who use protection while doing so.
Which is a good thing! Women who've been there and done that say it's a welcome addition to their sexual repertoire. But just like you must walk before you can run, you must have some sort of anal foreplay before you go for the full monty of anal sex.
As more couples explore this type of sex, understanding the risks, rewards, and proper strategy is important. According to the Centers for Disease Control CDCanal sex is primarily growing in popularity with couples under age You might think of anal sex as anal penetration with a penis, but you have a few more options. Anal sex can also be performed with fingers or the tongue.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Archives of Sexual Behavior. This study used qualitative methods to assess why women engage in heterosexual anal receptive intercourse AI with a male partner.
Back when the ladies of Sex and The City discussed anal sex, it shocked audiences. But since then butt play has been shown on Girlshinted at on The Mindy Projectand 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.
Another study conducted by the University of Indiana asked questions on heterosexual anal sex and found that the percentage having anal intercourse within the past year demonstrated a similar age breakdown as that of the NSFG. Adolescents are also practicing heterosexual anal sex; and again, the prevalence increases with age. Are there health concerns regarding heterosexual anal intercourse?
Among the victims of the HIV epidemic, women have historically been neglected. Even with widespread recognition of this problem, risk behaviors among women are still poorly understood -- and that's especially true when it comes to anal sex. She found that a staggering 38 percent of HIV infections among these women may be due to anal intercourse and noted that risk factors among women merit further study.
Anal sex or anal intercourse is generally the insertion and thrusting of the erect penis into a person's anusor anus and rectumfor sexual pleasure. While anal sex is commonly associated with male homosexualityresearch shows that not all gay males engage in anal sex and that it is not uncommon in heterosexual relationships. Anal sex is considered a high-risk sexual practice because of the vulnerability of the anus and rectum.