Question: Is anal sex dangerous?
Answer: No, but with any kind of sex, you do need to take some precautions. Unlike the vagina, the rectum has no natural lubricants. Make sure you use plenty of lube for any penetration. And if it hurts, stop. Also, HIV is easily spread through anal sex, so be sure to use a latex glove on your hand or condom on any sex toys you use. Also, unlike the vagina, there's no "end" to your rectum and things really can get lost up there. So be careful.
The anus has bacteria that can cause illness. So be sure to clean your sex toys with disinfectant soap after anal play, even if you use a condom. Don't allow bacteria from the anus to enter the vagina.
By Kathy Belge