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what is anal sex

Most people mean anal intercourse when they think of anal sex. It happens when a man puts his penis into another person’s anus. Some men and women enjoy anal sex, and others do not. Other kinds of anal sex include touching the anus with hands, fingers, or the mouth.

Like unprotected vaginal sex, unprotected anal sex is high-risk for many sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis, intestinal parasites, HIV, HPV, and syphilis. Use latex or female condoms during anal intercourse to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. Use Sheer Glyde dams or other plastic barriers to reduce the risk of infection when having other kinds of anal sex.

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