Anal intercourse

Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health 21 Nov 2009

Heterosexual anal intercourse is not a favorite of women as it is of men, although it is being practiced more often than perceived.

Is anal intercourse bad? As with every other sexual practice, anal intercourse is fine as long as it is done consensually (by agreement of both parties) and safely, which includes proper hygiene.

The main reasons women tend to decline anal intercourse include

  • The perception of it being ‘dirty’
  • The perception of it being ‘degrading’
  • The perception of it being ‘unnatural’
  • The perception of it not being ‘sexually pleasant/arousing/satisfying’

Receiving anal intercourse mandates generous use of lubrication because the anal canal does not provide for it naturally, strict measures for preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and remembering NOT to move from anus to vagina because the anal bacteria is not compatible with the vaginal environment (will cause infections).

Clinically-speaking, most of the women we see prefer NOT to engage in anal intercourse; some religious codes forbid it.

Medically-speaking, regular and repetitive anal intercourse may result in laxity (stretching) of the anal sphincter, leading to fecal incontinence.

Sadly, there are quite a few women who are ‘forced’ to engage in this sexual practice because they cannot say NO to their partner’s insistent request/demand.

So, should you or shouldn’t you? Your choice as per the above.