Posted by: Anon | 2007/04/23


Is there something to worry if you bleed when you have anal for the first time?

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Hi Anon and thanks for this post.

The answer to your question is 'yes' - there shouldn't be any noticeable bleeding during or after anal sex.

Always stop the intercourse if you experience sharp pain that doesn't subside within a few moments, of if your partner notices any blood. It is possible that your partner was a bit rough, that you weren't sufficiently relaxed via foreplay or that you weren't using enough high-quality lubrication. Anal bleeding after unsafe sex (without a condom and lashings of water-based lube) is very worrying and you need to seek urgent medical attention A.S.A.P. in order to gain access to PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis, which has been discussed before on the forum). PEP must be commenced within a max of 72 hours after possible exposure to the HI virus.

Even if the sex was safe, if the bleeding isn't merely mild or if it is accompanied by any sense of pain or discomfort that lasts beyond a few hours, seek medical attention.

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Posted by: Gareth | 2007/04/23

It might be that he pressed a bit hard and you weren't fully relaxed, and tore a little. The secret to good anal sex is to relax, use lots of lube and take things slow. If it hurts at any time, it means you are too hasty.

How did you experience it? Was it very painful? You two were probabbly too hasty and he should've given you time to relax more.

I wouldn't worry too much about the bleeding, unless it is a lot, or if it doesn't stop. If so, see a doctor immediately. If not, give it about a week or two to heal first before you attempt it again. There are a lot of great advice on anal sex on this site and on the net. Read up a bit and get yourself educated on the how-to. Because when you do it right, it is absolute and utter bliss.

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Posted by: anon | 2007/04/23

we did use lube and he pressed hard

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Posted by: Rade | 2007/04/23

You shouldn't practice any anal sex if it hurts. Thats why we say go slow, relax, use lots of lube, until it goes in easily.
Depending on what bleeds it may be life dangerous.

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