As more couples explore this type of sex, understanding the risks, rewards, and proper strategy is important. According to the Centers for Disease Control CDC , anal sex is primarily growing in popularity with couples under age You might think of anal sex as anal penetration with a penis, but you have a few more options.
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Skip to content. After having anal sex with my partner, I noticed blood on him, although there was no sign of external damage. The next day I am feeling pain internally, but I can't pinpoint its location. What are the possible dangers and should I see a doctor? Serious injuries from anal sex are relatively rare; however, if you have internal pain or see blood, you need to see your health care provider. Here are some of the potential complications of anal sex:. The blood you mentioned could have been from a hemorrhoid, which is a swollen vein in the anal area. Hemorrhoids can be fragile and prone to bleeding, although they don't usually cause the kind of pain you've described.
Pain in the opening to the rectum anus can be caused by diarrhea or constipation or by scratching a rectal itch. A common cause of anal pain is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum anal fissure. This type of anal pain usually goes away when the problem clears up. Injury during anal sex or from an object being placed in the rectum also can cause pain. A rare cause of anal pain is spasms of the muscles in the rectum. Some of these conditions may cause some light bleeding. Home treatment usually can relieve anal pain. If you continue to have anal pain, your doctor may prescribe medicine to relieve pain and other symptoms. Depending on the cause, you may need other treatment. Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. If done right, anal sex can be can great way to stimulate a major pleasure point. It could also be caused by moving too quickly, not giving the muscles in the anus enough time to relax. Both these situations are common and not cause for concern, unless the pain is severe or lasts more than a few days. However, some already-existing anal conditions — such as hemorrhoids — can be irritated by anal sex, and rough anal sex without lube can sometimes cause tearing. But if you experience minor pain during anal, using more lube , going more slowly, and communicating with your partner will likely change how anal sex feels.