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Rules to good anal sex

05 November 2014, 20:57 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - Anal sex is one of those taboo topics that people do not want to even acknowledge exists here in Kenya. For quite a long while, it is just ignored and thus most times some women become victims of their own ignorance.

You do something yet you are not sure of the pros and cons involved. Some of it hilarious, others just downright tragic. The worst is thinking that having anal sex is a form of prevention from STDs and STIs. Where people get these theories just proves how many do not pay attention when in biology classes.

A lot of women especially in the coastal region come from a family backgrounds which are strict when it comes to virginity and its importance when someone gets married. This in turn creates a situation where the woman thinks that as long as she is having anal sex, she gets to preserve her virginity and still prevent STDs. Wrong. Anal sex creates even higher risk as compared to virginal sex.

The two should always remain separate

What this means is just that you cannot move from one hole to the other, it is a process. You cannot move from the anus to the vagina even if using a condom. The penis should be cleaned before it goes back to the vagina. Does not, matter if you got an enema or anal douche. Just do it, because it is a rule of thumb.

It poses higher risk as compared to vaginal sex

This is due to the fact that it can easily tear. You need to use a condom and a lot of lubrication to minimize risk of tearing and generally reduce chances of STD transmissions. But the condom can always sleep off due to the tightness of the anus so you do need to be careful.

Read also: 3 awful truths about sex

You need to be gentle

Otherwise you can cause damage which may lead to serious medical issues or long-term damage. This is because the anus, was meant for things to go out and not in as compared to the vagina which stretches and is self-lubricating.  You can bleed due to tearing of the anal tissues or a hole in the colon. Thus you really do need to be really gentle. Not only because of the above risks but to reduce pain

Too much of it and it can lead to weakening of the anal muscles

It’s a taboo thing, so you want to do it since it is forbidden but once you do it and find that you enjoy it, you may be advised not to make it a tradition. Because too much of it can result in the anal sphincters becoming weakened, which may affect the ability to hold in fecal matter.


Aside from higher risks in getting STDs and STIs, you run a risk of getting anal cancer. Not because of engaging in anal sex but from human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. Anal sex alone does not cause Cancer and it is less common compared to colon or rectum cancer.

On a positive note though, it can actually be enjoyable since the anus is filled with a lot of nerves but only if done properly and gently, using a lot of lubrication and not rushing.

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