Anal sex is anal stimulation used to create pleasure. It includes anal intercourse, in which an erect penis enters the anorectal canal. The riskiest sexual behavior is sex in the anus, according to health professionals. Here are some of the reasons anal sex is risky:

  1. The tissue surrounding the anus and rectum is thin and easy to tear. In fact, most of it is the mucous membrane, which is very prone to tears which causes complications like tears. The mucous membrane is also home to many viruses such as the human papillomavirus.
  2. There is strong vascular tissue under the mucous membrane that surrounds the anorectal canal. It is a tissue with a large number of blood vessels. This increases the risk of coming into contact with blood. Contact with blood is a safe way to get infected with diseases like HIV / AIDS
  3. Did you know that semen has immunosuppressive properties? This is to help the sperm escape the female defense in the vagina in order to fertilize an egg. It lowers your immune system in the rectum and makes you even more vulnerable to infections.
  4. The sphincter muscles that surround the opening of the anus are not strong enough and can easily be damaged during anal sex. Damage to these muscles results in an inability to retain fecal matter, also known as fecal incontinence.
  5. Despite the name, the mucous membrane surrounding the anorectal canal does not produce lubrication like a vagina. This makes it very susceptible to irritation from foreign objects, which can lead to medical complications such as rectal prolapse and hemorrhoids.
  6. The anorectal canal is home to a large number of bacteria that are not intended for any other part of the body. Contact with these bacteria can cause very serious illnesses.
  7. The rectum has a very high concentration of white blood cells. The HIV retrovirus multiplies in T cells / cD4 cells of white blood cells. This makes HIV infection very likely if you have anal sex with an infected person due to the high viral load and the concentration around the anorectal canal.
  8. Most health complications associated with anal sex cannot be avoided with condoms. Even the condom failure rate during anal sex is very high, and only certain condoms are recommended for anal sex. You can protect condoms from infection only during anal sex.
  9. Anal cancer starts when normal cells in or around the anus start to change and grow uncontrollably, forming a lump called a tumor. Cancer is a malignant tumor that can spread to other parts of the body and destroy surrounding tissue. Symptoms include bloating, changes in bowel habits, bumps near the anus, rectal bleeding, or itching. Most anal cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Like the HIV virus, the properties of the rectum mentioned above greatly facilitate the transmission of the HPV virus. Anal cancer usually results in death if the diagnosis is delayed.
  10. HPV belongs to the papilloma virus family and can infect humans. The HPV virus causes productive infections only in the stratified epithelium or in the mucous membrane. The rectum is lined with a mucous membrane, and most of the anus is covered with a layer of epithelial skin. This makes the anorectal duct a good home for the HPV virus. Most of the approximately 200 strains of HPV do not cause symptoms in humans, but some do have visible symptoms such as warts. Some of the high risk strains of HPV have been linked to cancer of the penis, cervix, vagina, vulva and anus.

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