Many people have devised several means to s3xual satisfaction and one of the ways some people have adopted is anal s3x. This means s3x through the anus and the act seems to be growing in spite of the society’s stance on it and how much it has been condemned by many medical experts.
Regardless, given that some have already embraced this backdoor action, it is however instructive to note that there are serious health risks attached to anal s3x, and some of these include:
Bleeding: When some have anal s3x, they bleed out of the area. There could be bleeding after anal s3x which could be due to hemorrhoid (a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus) or tear, or something more serious such as a perforation (hole) in the colon. This is a dangerous problem that requires immediate medical attention. Treatment involves a hospital stay, surgery, and antibiotics to prevent infection.
Severe physical pains: One of the many adverse effects of anal s3x is that it could cause serious physical pain, as the penile penetration could tear the tissue inside the woman’s anus, while the man could also feel some pain on his p3nis. This is mainly because the anus is not lubricated like the va gina, thus, thrusting might bring about some pains, more so that the skin on the penis is such a flexible one that is prone to tear on slight friction. Even though such people tend to use lubricants like cream, to lessen the pain.
Anal leakage: While men who engage in masturbation have to contend with seminal leakage, in which case sperm begins to leak out of their p3nis even when there is no erection, due to excessive masturbation, people, including women and homosexuals, who engage in anal s3x tend to have weakened anal sphincter, thereby reducing their ability to hold faeces for a long time. Studies explained that anal sphincter, which controls the closing of the anus after defecation, is a tight circular muscle that constricts and expands but that due to repeated penile penetration, the sphincter would be weakened making it difficult to hold in faeces until you can get to the toilet. The anus has a locking mechanism that keeps it close when you finish defecating. So, if somebody continues to traumatise that area, that place relaxes and becomes slack, such that the anus won’t close anymore. After a long time of practicing it, the person would start having loose release of gas and stool because the sphincter in the anus would have become slack.
Free ticket to STIs: According to experts, s3xually transmitted infections can easily be transmitted through anal s3x, this is partly because if the penetration of the p3nis tears the tissue inside the anus, it serves as broad opening for viruses and bacteria to penetrate the bloodstream of such persons and the infections that could be transmitted in this regard include HIV. Studies had shown that s3x through the anus is 30 times more risky for HIV infection than s3x through the va gina. Our external tissue has layers of dead cells that serve as a protective barrier against infection, the tissue inside the anus does not have this natural protection, which leaves it vulnerable to tearing and the spread of infection. Even though using a condom could reduce the likelihood of getting infection, it has been said that condom is not an absolute (100 per cent) protection against infection.
The anus has loads of bacteria: As the canal for human waste (faeces), it has been found that the anus is a breeding ground for bacteria, and even if both of the persons involved in the act do not have s3xually transmitted disease before the act, the quantum of bacteria in the anus are capable of infecting the man, and that is easily caught through the penile penetration. While anal s3x on its own is as risky as can be imagined, it is warned that the situation could be worse if the man and the woman engage in va ginal s3x after anal s3x, this could lead to va ginal and urinary tract infections, and the urinary tract includes bladder, ureter, urethra and kidney. And for those who like to put their mouths in the anus, perhaps out of s3xual excitement or adventure, it is warned that oral contact with the anus could make both persons stand the risk of hepatitis, which is a disease characterised by inflammation of the liver, human papillomavirus infection, which could result in anal cancer or warts, which is a small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus.
Anal cancer: Apart from the infections and other effects that have been identified, anal s3x has also been found to cause anal cancer. According to research, anal s3x could also lead to cancer, due to the changes in the nature of the tissues in the anus. On the long run, once the nature of the tissues changes, which is known as metaplasia, the mucosa, which is a membrane that lines various cavities in the anus and some other parts of the body and surrounds internal organs, also becomes infected over time. It becomes inflamed and so these continuous abnormal changes of the mucosa would lead to anal cancer on the long run.