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ask: Can a curved erection damage the rectum during anal sex?

By Melanie3837
 
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I know that if done wrong anal sex can be very risky, but are females more at risk of injury if the erection isn’t straight? Would the curve cause the penis to hit the rectum walls? Is that very damaging?

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Alison Beaver

I agree that we can provide information on anal sex in a manner that is inclusive for all couples that enjoy anal sex, as well as for both heterosexual and homosexual couples (and everyone in between!). (Please know, not all homosexual couples engage in anal sex; in my goal to be all-inclusive, I do not want this to be read as stereotypical, either)

Go Ask Alice has a wonderful discussion on how to have healthy and safer anal sex, with answers provided by professional Health Educators, as well as a few book recommendations, "For more info about anal health and sex play, look for the books Anal Pleasure And Health by Jack Morin, Ph.D. and The Ultimate Guide To Anal Sex For Women by Tristan Taormino."

I think Rosa provided some helpful information, as when we discuss the continuum of sexual behaviors in a health and wellness model (taking out personal opinion), anal sex does top the list for "High Risk" (followed by vaginal sex), as most couples do not use condoms when engaging in anal sex. And, as you pointed out anon, anal sex is taboo and not discussed...and therefore...many couples do not properly use lubrication, relaxation or communication adequately, which can cause pain, discomfort or even injury.

As Rosa also pointed out, most men do have a slight curve in their penis, and this is normal. During any type of anal sex, the penis is going to "hit" the rectum walls, and if any pain or discomfort occur (as with ANY sexual behavior), then it must be stopped immediately and either resumed slowly, with additional lubrication or communicate about other possible sexual behaviors that you can engage in.

September 20, 2009 - 8:38am
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Anonymous

Rosa is not a doctor. Ask a doctor.

Anal sex is taboo in this country and most do not enjoy it because lack of lubrication, relaxation and communication.

September 20, 2009 - 6:43am
Rosa Cabrera RN

Melanie,

Many men have a slight curve to their penis. Whether it is caused by some scar tissue or trauma to the penis. If the curve is more of a bend and is painful upon erection, then it is called Peyronie's disease and both can be straightened without surgery, though it takes some time.

As far as your question, any type of anal sex, whether it is with a penis (curved or not) or with a foreign object (a sex toy) can cause rectal damage. If you are planning to or have already practiced anal sex, it is important to use plenty of lubricant and take it really slow the first few times. Having anal sex is not just putting it in and enjoying it like in porn movies. Some women like it, MOST do not.

Attempting to put a penis in an area that really wasn't meant for it to be put in can be very damaging to your rectal wall--leading to hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and rectal prolapse. Anal incontinence may also occur if done very often and with large objects.

Along with this information, I should remind you that there are many diseases associated with anal sex. Anal cancer, infectious fecal matter (including chlamydia, e.coli, all types of hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV among others) may occur as a result of unprotected anal sex.

Good luck and be safe.

August 27, 2009 - 5:57am
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