Q&A: Anal Sex And Long Term Health Concerns

As anal sex is considered a high risk sexual behavior for passing sexually transmissible infections (STI), you may want to use condoms during anal sex should you and your boyfriend ever decide to go from having a monogamous relationship to an open relationship.

Q&A: Anal Sex: Cleanliness And Avoiding Pain

Because anal sex involves the rectum, some people – like you – have concerns about cleanliness. You may want to take your time to ease into anal play so that you can become more comfortable sharing this part of your body with your boyfriend and making sure that you both feel comfortable with what you are doing.

Q&A: Is It Too Late For Abstinence?

Just as people have different definitions of what it means to “have sex” – in other words, whether “sex” is defined as oral, vaginal or anal sex, there are also varied definitions of abstinence. That said, a common understanding of abstinence suggests that one can absolutely be abstinent even if they have had sex in the past.

Q&A: Gonorrhea Or Chlamydia From A Soda Cup?

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are sexually transmissible infections – also called STIs – and they are only passed between people through sexual contact. That means that Chlamydia and gonnorhea may be transmitted through oral sex, vaginal sex or anal sex, but they are not transmitted by sharing drinks, by kissing or by using a public bathroom.