Back when the ladies of Sex and The City discussed anal sex, it shocked audiences. But since then butt play has been shown on Girls , hinted at on The Mindy Project , and 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. Heterosexual anal sexuality and anal sex behaviors: a review.
Anal sex: is it safe and what are the health risks?
Anal Sex Safety: Here's Everything You Need to Know
We respect your privacy. If you and your partner want to explore anal sex, it's important to take it slowly and safely, and learn how to do it right. You want to make the experience enjoyable for both of you, and make sure you are aware of the risks in order to take the proper safety precautions. You should have protected sex, regardless of whether you engage in oral, vaginal, or anal sex," says Evelyn Fisboin, MS, a marriage and family counselor at the Mind Spectrum Institute in North Miami Beach, Fla. Anal sex, however, can be safe so long as you are engaging in safe and protected sex. What are the two most important safety tips for anal safe sex? Use a condom to protect you and your partner from sexually transmitted diseases STDs , and use plenty of a water-based lubricant.
The 19 Biggest Misconceptions About Anal Sex
Bum fun, biting the pillow, punching the starfish, whatever you choose to call it, anal sex is no longer the taboo subject it once was and lots of people engage in this extracurricular bedroom activity - and enjoy it! But if you're new to backdoor fun and don't know where to start it can be a little daunting. Is it safe, what are the risk factors and how do you do it without getting hurt?