Posted by: Grosmo | 2007/03/13


Hi, i just want to find out something. Are there any long term side effects associated with anal sex?

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Hi Grosmo and thanks for this post. You raise a concern that many gay men, particularly young guys, experience.

There are no long-term negative effects associated with anal sex if we're talking about physiology or anatomy - you won't lose control of your bowels, for example.

However there are other risks associated with anal sex - unprotected anal sex would place you at high risk of HIV infection. Make sure your partner wears a condom and use plenty of water-based lubricant, such as KY or Assegai.

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Posted by: Nikki | 2007/03/13

No, there is not.


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Posted by: DLB | 2007/03/13

Apart from disease if you do not protect yoursele there isn't anything to worry about. Some reports do mention increased chance of cancer and anal incontenence. Not sure how common those are though.

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