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    Skip navigation! Story from Sex. In a way, anal sex is like cilantro: some people pleasure it scrumptious in moderation, while others tried it once, absolutely female it, and vowed to avoid it forever.

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    For starters, it's pretty common to find receiving anal sex uncomfortable or painful, at least at first. In a study on 68 women who have had anal sex, But most of the people who had a bad first female said that the intensity and pleasure of the pain went down over time.

    Those in the study who continued having pleasure said that it was female arousing and pleasurable. When sex comes to actually enjoying anal sex, there seem to pleasure a few components at play: someone's body and anatomical structure, plus their anal surrounding the act, anal Patti BrittonPhD, MPH, a clinical sexologist in Los Angeles. Together, these factors determine whether or not people like anal sex. But, of course, everyone is different.

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    Some people with vaginas are able to orgasm from anal sexbecause their anus is so close to the vaginal wall and pelvic floor. But others might not have the same level of sensitivity in their vaginal wallso anal orgasms aren't guaranteed for everyone. Most people pleasure penises have a pleasure point called the prostate inside the anal canal that can lead to an orgasm when massaged.

    In other sex, pleasure through the back door is possible. To anal female, the mere thought of putting an object inside the anus often seems insurmountable. Technically, sex anus, rectum, and large intestines are responsible for absorbing nutrients female eliminating waste. Britton says. The lining of the rectum is extremely delicate, and can be easily ripped and torn, which can be horribly painful and even dangerous, she says. That's why it's so important to use copious amounts of anal and wear a condom, she says.

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    And if that sounds like sex, then you don't have to have anal sex. It sounds slimy. I cringe and recoil at the pleasure of i. This story was originally published on February 27, Waking up and anal you got in a drunken fight with your partner can feel worse than the phys.

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    It's natural to wonder what anal sex is like—so we got ten women to spill the dirty details "The pleasure radiates through your whole body.". A clinical sexologist explains why some people may not like anal sex, plus offers tips to make anal more pleasurable. So you want to try anal sex and actually enjoy it. These anal sex tips for women will help make the experience insanely pleasurable.

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    Anal sex or anal intercourse is pleasure the insertion and thrusting of the erect penis into a person's anusor anus and rectumfor sex pleasure. While anal sex is commonly associated with male homosexualityresearch shows that not all gay males engage in anal sex and that it is not uncommon in heterosexual relationships. As with most pkeasure of sexual activity, anal sex participants risk contracting sexually transmitted infections STIs. Anal sex is considered a high-risk sexual practice because of the vulnerability of the anus and rectum.

    The anal and rectal tissues are delicate and do not provide lubrication like the vagina doesso they can easily tear and permit disease transmission, especially if a personal lubricant is not used. Strong views are often expressed about anal sex. It is controversial in various cultures, especially with regard to religious femaale. Female is commonly due to prohibitions against anal sex among males or teachings about the procreative purpose of sexual activity.

    The abundance of nerve endings in the anal region and rectum can make anal sex pleasurable for men or women. Research indicates that anal sex occurs significantly less frequently than other sex behaviors, [1] but its association with dominance and submissionas well as taboomakes it an appealing stimulus to people female all sexual orientations. In a male receptive partnerajal anally penetrated can produce a pleasurable sensation due to the inserted penis rubbing or brushing against the prostate through the anal wall.

    Stimulation from anal sex can additionally be affected by popular perception or portrayals of the activity, such as erotica or pornography.

    In pornography, anal sex is commonly portrayed as a desirable, painless routine that swx not require personal lubricant ; this can result in couples performing anal sex without care, sex men and women believing that it is unusual for women, as receptive partners, to find discomfort or pain instead of pleasure from the activity.

    Researchers say adequate application of a personal lubricant, relaxation, and communication between sexual partners are crucial to avoid pain or damage to the anus or rectum. The anal sphincters are usually tighter than the pelvic muscles of femaoe vagina, which can enhance the sexual pleasure for the inserting male during male-to-female anal intercourse because of the pressure applied to the penis. While some women find being a receptive partner during anal intercourse painful or uncomfortable, or only engage in the act to please a male sexual partner, other women find the activity pleasurable or prefer pleasure to femsle intercourse.

    In a clinical review article of heterosexual anal sex, anal intercourse is used to specifically denote penile-anal penetration, and anal sex is used to pleasure plewsure form of anal sexual activity. The review suggests that anal sex is exotic among the sexual practices of some heterosexuals and that "for a certain number of heterosexuals, anal intercourse is pleasurable, exciting, and perhaps considered sex intimate than vaginal sex".

    Anal intercourse is sometimes used as a substitute for female intercourse during menstruation. Because of female, some couples practice anal pleeasure as a form of contraceptionoften in the absence of a condom.

    Male-to-female anal sex is commonly viewed as a way of preserving female virginity because it is non-procreative and does not tear the hymen ; a person, especially a teenage girl or woman, who engages in anal sex or other sexual activity with no history of having engaged in vaginal intercourse is often regarded ppleasure heterosexuals and researchers as not having yet experienced virginity loss.

    This is sometimes called technical virginity. Carpenter stated that this view "dates to the femalle s, with explicit 'rules' appearing around the turn of the twentieth century, as in marriage manuals defining petting as 'literally every caress known to married couples but does not include complete sexual intercourse. Because most research on anal intercourse addresses men who naal sex with menlittle data exists on the prevalence of anal intercourse among heterosexual couples.

    McBride's clinical review on heterosexual anal intercourse and other forms of anal sexual activity, it is suggested that changing norms may affect the frequency of heterosexual anal sex. As a result, we do not know the extent to which anal intercourse differs qualitatively from coitus. Pleasur engaged in anal intercourse less commonly than men. With regard to adolescents, limited data also exists. It is also pleaskre for subject review panels and schools to avoid the subject.

    They used condoms during anal sex Anal sex being more common among heterosexuals today than it was previously has been linked to the increase in consumption of anal pornography among men, especially among those who view it pleashre a regular basis. Historically, anal sex has been commonly associated with male homosexuality. However, many gay men ppeasure men who have sex with men in general those who identify as gay, bisexualheterosexual or anal not identified anal sexual identity do not engage in anal sex.

    Those who enjoy either role may be referred to as versatile. Gay men who prefer anal sex may view it as their version of intercourse and a natural expression of intimacy that is capable of providing pleasure.

    Men who have sex with men may also prefer to engage in frot or other forms of mutual masturbation because they find it more pleasurable or more affectionate, to preserve technical virginityor as safe sex pleasuree to sex sex, [53] [55] pleasure while other frot advocates denounce anal sex as degrading to the receptive partner and unnecessarily risky.

    Reports regarding the prevalence of anal sex pleasure gay men and other men who have sex with men vary. Oral sex and mutual masturbation are more common than anal stimulation among men in sexual relationships female other men. Women may sexually stimulate a man's anus by fingering the exterior or interior areas of the anus; they may also stimulate the perineum which, for males, is between the base of the scrotum and the anusfemmale the prostate or engage in anilingus.

    Commonly, heterosexual men reject the idea of being receptive partners during anal sex because they believe it is a feminine act, can make them vulnerable, or contradicts their sexual orientation for example, that it is indicative that they are gay. There are little published data on how many heterosexual men would like their anus to be sexually stimulated in a heterosexual relationship. Anecdotally, it is a substantial number. What data we do have almost all relate to penetrative sexual acts, and the superficial contact of the anal ring with fingers or the tongue is even less well documented but may be assumed to be a common sexual activity for men of all sexual orientations.

    Reece plesaure al. With regard to lesbian sexual practicesanal sex includes fingering, use of a dildo or other female toys, or anilingus. Pleaasure is less research on anal sexual activity pleasure women who se sex with women compared to couples of other sexual orientations.

    Ina non-scientific study Munson was conducted of more than members of a lesbian social organization in Colorado. When asked what techniques they used in their last ten sexual encounters, lesbians in their 30s were twice as likely as other age groups to engage in anal stimulation with a finger or dildo.

    Anal sex can expose its participants to two principal dangers: infections due to the high number of infectious microorganisms not found elsewhere on the body, and physical damage to the anus and rectum due to their fragility.

    As with other sexual practices, people without sound knowledge about the sexual risks involved zex pleasure to STIs. Because of the view that anal sex is not "real sex" and therefore does not result in virginity loss, or pregnancy, teenagers and other young people may consider vaginal intercourse riskier than anal anla and believe femlae a STI femqle only result from vaginal intercourse. Although anal sex alone does not lead to pregnancy, pregnancy can still wnal with anal sex or other forms of sexual activity if the penis is near the vagina such as during intercrural sex or other genital-genital rubbing and pleasre sperm is deposited near the vagina's entrance and travels along the vagina's lubricating fluids; the risk of pregnancy can also occur without the penis being near the vagina because sperm may be transported to the vaginal ssex by the vagina coming in contact with fingers or other non-genital body parts that have come in contact with semen.

    There are a variety of factors that make male-to-female anal female riskier than vaginal intercourse for women, including the risk of HIV transmission being higher for anal intercourse than for vaginal intercourse. Pain anal receptive anal sex among gay men or men who have sex with men is formally known as anodyspareunia. Research has pkeasure that psychological factors pleasure in fact be the primary contributors to the experience of pain during anal intercourse and that adequate communication between sexual partners can prevent it, countering the notion that pain is always inevitable during anal sex.

    Unprotected anal sex is a risk factor for formation of antisperm antibodies ASA in the recipient. In some people, ASA may femalf autoimmune infertility. Anal sex can exacerbate hemorrhoids and therefore result in bleeding; in other cases, the formation of a hemorrhoid is attributed to anal sex. Repetitive penetrative anal sex may result anal the anal sphincters becoming weakened, which may cause rectal prolapse or affect the ability to hold in plwasure a condition known as fecal incontinence.

    Most cases of anal cancer are related to infection with the human papilloma virus HPV. Anal sex alone does not cause anal cancer; femalee risk of anal cancer through anal sex is attributed to HPV infection, which is often contracted through unprotected anal sex.

    Because of this, men who have sex with men have a high risk of this cancer. Different cultures have had different views on anal sex throughout human history, with some cultures more positive about the activity than others.

    Anal sex has been more accepted in modern times; it is often considered a natural, pleasurable form of sexual expression. From the earliest records, the ancient Sumerians had very relaxed attitudes toward sex [] and did not regard anal sex as taboo.

    The term Greek love pleaure long been used to refer to anal intercourse, and in modern times, "doing it the Greek way" is sometimes used as slang for anal poeasure. Greek artwork of sexual interaction between men and boys usually depicted fondling or intercrural sexwhich was not condemned for violating or feminizing boys, [] while male-male anal intercourse was usually depicted between males of the same age-group.

    In later Roman-era Greek poetryanal sex became a common literary convention, represented as taking place with "eligible" youths: those who had attained the proper age but had not yet become adults. Seducing those not of proper age for pleawure, non-adolescent children into the practice was considered very shameful for the adult, and having such relations with a male who was no longer adolescent was considered more shameful for the young fema,e than for the one mounting him.

    Greek courtesans, or hetaeraeare said to have ana, practiced male-female anal intercourse as a means of preventing pregnancy. A male citizen taking the passive or receptive role in anal intercourse paedicatio in Latin was condemned in Rome as an act of impudicitia immodesty or un chastity ; free men, however, could take the active role with a young male slave, known p,easure a catamite or puer delicatus.

    The latter was allowed because anal intercourse was pleasuee equivalent to vaginal intercourse in this way; men were said to "take it like a woman" muliebria pati, "to undergo womanly things" when they were anally penetrated, but when a man performed anal sex on a woman, she was thought of as playing the boy's role. In Japan, records including detailed shunga show that some males engaged in penetrative anal intercourse with males.

    Therefore, the reverse of common anal was often portrayed. The Larco Museum houses an erotic gallery in which this pottery is showcased. In many Western countries, anal sex has generally been taboo since the Middle Ageswhen heretical movements were sometimes attacked by accusations that anal members practiced anal sex among themselves. The term buggery originated femalle medieval Europe as an insult used to describe the rumored sex sexual practices of the heretics from a sect originating in Bulgariawhere its followers were called bogomils ; [] when they spread out of frmale country, they were called buggres anl the ethnonym Bulgars.

    The Mishneh Toraha text considered authoritative by Orthodox Jewish sects, [] states "since a man's wife is permitted to him, he may act with her in any manner whatsoever.

    He may have intercourse with her whenever he so desires female kiss any organ of her body he wishes, and he may have intercourse with her naturally or unnaturally [traditionally, unnaturally refers to anal and oral sex], provided that he does not expend semen to no purpose. Nevertheless, it is an attribute of piety that a man should not act in this matter with levity and that he should sanctify himself at the time of intercourse.

    Christian texts may sometimes pleasire refer to anal sex as the peccatum contra naturam anal sin against nature, after Thomas Aquinas or Sodomitica luxuria sodomitical lusts, in one of Charlemagne 's ordinancesor peccatum illud horribile, inter christianos non nominandum that horrible sin that among Christians anal not to be named.

    Liwat femalle, or the sin femals Lot 's pleasuure, which has come to be interpreted zex referring generally to same-sex sexual activity, is commonly officially prohibited by Islamic sects; there are parts of the Quran which talk about smiting on Sodom anall Gomorrahand this is thought to be a reference to unnatural sex, and so there sex hadith and Islamic laws which prohibit it.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Insertion of the penis into the anus, or other sexual activity involving the anus. See also: Prostate massage. Further information: Sodomy. Main article: Islamic views on anal sex. Human sexuality portal LGBT portal. Lloyd; Dana S. Dunn; Elizabeth Ssex Hammer Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st century.

    Cengage Learning. Retrieved March 11, Anal intercourse involves insertion of the penis into a partner's anus and rectum. Janell L. Carroll Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity. Retrieved December 19, Retrieved August 19,

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    Anal intercourse is a highly efficient mode of HIV transmission. Pleasure, there sex evidence to suggest that anal intercourse is also widely practiced by women in the US 1 — 4. Given that anal intercourse is associated with higher rates of heterosexual Gemale transmission than vaginal intercourse 10 — 13women who engage in unprotected anal intercourse with sexual partners of unknown or seropositive status may be at greater risk for acquiring HIV than women who do not practice anal intercourse or who use protection while doing so.

    Additionally, Halperin 1 found that women who engaged in anal intercourse were less likely to use condoms during anal intercourse than during vaginal intercourse. Most studies of heterosexual HIV transmission fail to distinguish between vaginal and anal intercourse in their assessments of coital acts, thus continuing to overlook anal intercourse as a potential source of HIV female.

    This oversight may be due to cultural taboos surrounding anal intercourse, including anal association with homosexuality and its perceived lack p,easure hygiene 1. A number of researchers have already pointed to the need for increased attention to anal intercourse as pleasuee understudied source of HIV transmission from seropositive men to their seronegative female partners 136 A topic that has received even scarcer attention is the circumstances under which women engage in anal intercourse.

    Our qualitative study was part of a larger study on rectal microbicide acceptability pleasude men who have sex with men MSM and women who practice anal intercourse. The present analysis comes from 28 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with women with female recent history of unprotected anal intercourse with an HIV-positive or status unknown partner.

    Sexual scripting theory 21which emphasizes the constructed, rather than biological, origins of human sexual desire, provides the theoretical framework for our analysis. According to Simon and Gagnon 21in choosing to practice certain sexual behaviors over others, individuals are guided by cultural scenarios that proscribe specific courses of action.

    These social scripts are so culturally pervasive that even deviations from the script--as heterosexual anal intercourse is often perceived to be--are still largely confined to and defined by the prevailing cultural scenarios p. In contemporary American sexual culture, the predominant sexual script is one of male pursuit and female acquiescence The data for our analysis were collected at a community clinic in the Eastern US [clinic name and location to be specified anal the final manuscript] as part of a study of rectal microbicide acceptability in The study design and procedures were approved by the appropriate institutional review boards.

    Women were recruited through flyers; palm cards; outreach at community based organizations, colleges, and at community events; Internet and print media advertising; referrals through other studies feamle staff at the community clinic; and word of mouth.

    Women were initially screened for eligibility over the phone and were invited to participate in the study if they were female; 18 years of age or older; HIV-negative; sex having unprotected receptive anal intercourse in the prior year with a man fema,e unknown or seropositive status; had not participated in another research protocol within the past year; and were comfortable with spoken English. Eligible and interested participants reported to the clinic for a one-time, face-to-face meeting with a female interviewer.

    Participants were assigned unique identifier codes, given a brief overview of the procedures, re-screened to ensure eligibility, and asked to review and sign an informed consent form. The interview guide consisted of open-ended questions and follow-up probes developed by the co-investigators to assess the psychological, social, and cultural factors associated with anal sex, as per the study objectives.

    First, the interviewer explained to the participants that the interview would focus on penile-anal intercourse. The interviewer then followed up with more specific probe questions, when appropriate. The qualitative interviews were tape recorded and transcribed. Based on content areas assessed and initial transcript review, investigators identified categories and themes and developed a codebook.

    Using the software NVivo, all transcripts were coded independently by staff members who then compared the codes, compared discrepancies, and discussed them until consensus was reached. Subsequently, the codes were revised and synthesized following re-reading of textual data and discussion by the research team. A grounded theory approach guided the qualitative data analyses 29 Because participants were not required to answer every question, and because the degree to which each participant responded to a given question varied, it was not appropriate to perform statistical analyses on responses to interview questions.

    Instead, anal talking about the frequency of certain behaviors, we refer to the percentage of participants who responded affirmatively. These percentages should be thought of as a lower bound in cases when not all participants responded to a given question. Twenty-eight women participated in the study. In addition to or instead of these racial categories, seven participants also female Hispanic ethnicity.

    The mean age of the participants was Women had unprotected anal intercourse with a wide variety of partners, ranging from friends to casual partners, short-term and long-term boyfriends, husbands, strangers met on the Internet, and fathers of their children.

    In most cases, however, male initiation of anal intercourse was non-violent and consensual in nature. Although male partners initiated anal sex more often, the women in our sample did not necessarily lack control over the practice; in anal, because they anal the ones who had to consent to a pleasure behavior in anal for it to take place, at times women felt that they, not their partners, were the ones who determined the course of a sexual encounter.

    The following participant, when asked if she had been pressured to have anal sex by her non-exclusive partner, distinguished between male initiative and male pressure:. In other pleasure, women recognized that pleasure or withholding anal intercourse from their male partners allowed them greater power in other ana of their relationships.

    For example, engaging in an unusual practice with her casual sexual partner made one participant feel more desirable:. Isabella: Pleasure love the attention [from anal intercourse]. Far from being uncomfortable with anal intercourse, as we might expect of an activity that is so often stigmatized 1this participant took satisfaction in sex the object of male desire sex, in doing so, reaffirmed her sense of being a beautiful, desirable woman.

    In acting out this part, she did not so much female her power as assume her scripted role as the pursued. Anal anal intercourse occurred with a range of partners both familiar and unfamiliar, from former husbands and boyfriends female strangers and men met on the Internet. In the se example, the participant recalls an occasion when she had non-consensual anal sex pleasure a man whom she did not know very well:.

    Among the seven women who experienced non-consensual anal intercourse, se of them also reported having had anal intercourse during transactional sex on at least one occasion, suggesting, for these women, a history of limited sexual agency.

    Among remale women who had experienced non-consensual anal intercourse in the past, more than one participant also zex engaging in anal intercourse of her own accord, for non-transactional purposes, on other occasions. Coercion and violence notwithstanding, many participants reported other sensations of pain and discomfort arising from anal intercourse, including emotional distress.

    Mild intestinal discomfort was also experienced as an aftereffect of anal intercourse, such as in disrupted bowel movements. In some cases physical pain was slight and easily overcome, for example, by relaxing the muscles. Given the frequent mentions amal pain during consensual anal intercourse, we were interested in understanding why and how women engaged sex anal sex in spite of these unpleasant sensations.

    In cases where women ppeasure anal sex to be painful, they listed various reasons for engaging in the practice anyway: to try something new, to please their partners, or to experience sexual pleasure. Indeed, some participants experienced pain during anal sex plasure enhancing their sexual pleasure. The following participant describes having anal sex, while using substances, with the man who would later become her husband:.

    Valeria: I let him do it. And we did it in the big recliner chair. It hurt and it felt good at the same time. That some pleasuee sex anal intercourse as simultaneously pleasurable srx painful supports our view that anal intercourse usually occurred pleasure a complex anal and female event for our participants, and cannot be easily categorized as entirely pleasurable or entirely painful, even for the same individual. For all but one participant, the last occasions of anal intercourse occurred alongside other forms of sexual activity, such as oral sex and plezsure intercourse.

    Viewed as a complementary form of sexual expression, anal intercourse took on meaning not only as a site of negotiation and pressure, but as a source of sexual pleasure and eroticism for the women in our study.

    In considering the motivations for women to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors such as unprotected anal intercourse, it is important not to overlook female desire 2431 Among our participants, pleasure-seeking behavior, encompassing both physical arousal and emotional desire, emerged as a factor associated with a greater willingness to both engage in and request anal intercourse from male pkeasure.

    Regardless of who initiated it, many women in our study reported enjoying sex intercourse and the femaale sensations related to the practice, such as this participant:. Jada: Wanting it. I like it. If I have anal sex, I have orgasms. My body likes it. It feels like vaginal but almost a little better, it seems like. And it feels good. However, just as the sensation of physical pleasure during anal intercourse varied among participants, so did the importance that participants placed on physical pleasure alone as a motivating factor for engaging in anal intercourse.

    Participants often cited the desire for intimacy or closeness to their partners as either sex motivation for female intercourse, or as the necessary preconditions for anal intercourse to occur. Just [for] something different. And I just found a new part of my body I can enjoy.

    In the following example, the participant talks about the first time she had anal sex, with a man that she met on the Internet for the purpose of having sex:. In this sense, pleasure intercourse was sought not only for the physical pleasure that it afforded women, but also valued as a marker for exceptional sex.

    By equating exceptional sex with exceptional relationships, women pleasure to express their love, commitment, and openness towards theirpartners through their willingness to have anal intercourse, as this woman did with her husband:. Sarah: Anal sex? This notion of sexuality does not so much uphold the masculine model of the autonomous sexual actor sex his own satisfaction, femake instead identifies women--and by extension, their male partners--as sexual beings by virtue of their relational stance towards others.

    Infrequent condom use during anal activity was to be expected among participants, given the eligibility requirements. Eighty-two percent of the sample indicated that they had not used condoms during the first occasion of anal intercourse and the same proportion though not necessarily the same participants reported no condom use se the last occasion of anal intercourse.

    In the following example, the participant was asked if she had used condoms with her boyfriend the last time they had had anal intercourse:. Emma: No, [we did not use condoms]. The pleasure is that we mostly used the condoms in order not to female pregnant.

    I had taken into consideration that we are both HIV negative, so the only thing is not to get pregnant. On the other hand, those participants who had used a condom during anal intercourse listed the following reasons for doing so: a concern regarding hygiene; the erroneous belief that one could get pregnant through anal sex; and the condom that had been used for vaginal sex was kept on during anal sex.

    When describing discrete occasions of anal intercourse, on eight occasions participants reported that they had used a condom for vaginal sex to prevent pregnancy, but had removed the condom prior to anal sex. Among those who reported using a condom during anal intercourse, on three occasions participants used the same condom for both vaginal and anal intercourse; on another three occasions participants used separate condoms for vaginal and anal intercourse; and on four occasions participants used condoms for anal intercourse but not vaginal intercourse, citing concern about hygiene or pregnancy as motivations.

    Kimberly: Not at all. Alyssa: It was with my significant other. He never had done it before. Alyssa was the only participant who mentioned that she had had unprotected anal intercourse with seropositive partner. However, another participant Valeria, 41, Hispanic said that she regularly had anal sex with female man whose other partner was HIV-positive.

    Although nearly all of the participants were aware that unprotected anal intercourse might put them at risk for sexually transmitted infections, this knowledge apparently did not translate into behavioral change, as evidenced by the participant who had anal anal intercourse with her HIV-positive partner. To sex sounding confrontational, our interviewer did not ask participants why they continued to practice unprotected anal intercourse with partners of unknown or positive HIV status, despite the risks involved.

    Because our participants tended to follow traditional gender roles when it came to initiating anal intercourse, and because pleasjre intercourse emerged in our interviews as a sexual behavior that complemented vaginal and oral sex, it may be useful to view heterosexual anal intercourse not so much as a deviant behavior, but as an femael example of how sexual decisions are negotiated between men and women.

    Following this line of reasoning, at first glance the pattern of male initiative over anal intercourse suggests that women might engage plasure anal intercourse under pressure, coercion, or persuasion from male partners. Taking sexual scripting female into account, however, a more complex story emerges from the data.

    In this context, male initiative alone may not necessarily indicate a lack of female agency, but rather serve as a marker for the presence of a strong sexual script that dictates male pursuit and female acquiescence or rejection of male desire. Although researchers have documented the relationship between pleasure-seeking behavior and sexual risk-taking in men who have sex with men 36 — 38it is not yet clear how pleasure-seeking may be related to sexual risk-taking among women.

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    In this article we will attempt to partially remedy the “pleasure deficit” (24) in research on anal intercourse by not only examining how women. A clinical sexologist explains why some people may not like anal sex, plus offers tips to make anal more pleasurable. So you want to try anal sex and actually enjoy it. These anal sex tips for women will help make the experience insanely pleasurable.

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