Our expert says:
Anal sex is a high risk sexual activity and this risk can be substantially reduced by taking some safer sex precautions. These include: Using a condom every time with a lot of 'water soluble' lubricant; avoid having oral or vaginal sex immediately after anal sex; if one of these activities is desired, a new condom must be used. It is possible for germs (bacteria) from the bowel to enter the opening of the penis resulting in inflammation of the urethra / urinary tract infections. Using a condom will prevent this. If a condom is not used, it is critical that the penis be thoroughly washed immediately after anal sex.
Expert opinions are provided by the SA Sexual Health Association: www.sexualhealth.co.
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