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sweet_thing
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So my boyfriend kinda wants to try anal sex, and while the idea of it excites me, I'm kinda worried about the health implications, such as damaging the tissue, spread of bacteria, general pain, etc. I really do enjoy anal play at times, but going any further than that makes me a little nervous, mainly because of the risks I just mentioned. Obviously we would use a condom and lube, and my boyfriend and I are both STI free and have been in a monogamous relationship for over a year, so the STI risk doesn't concern me as much. I guess it's just the general health risks, and going about having anal sex in general really. Do we need to do anything differently from when we have vaginal intercourse? Any suggestions?
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If you are honestly wanting to do it, not just because your boyfriend wants you to, then I say try it out! You obviously know how to be safe about it (condom, lube, etc.) Really, it just takes going slowly and plenty of patience and communication. As long as you are both comfortable with it, are willing to maybe have some trial and error, and are being safe (since you're both free of STI's, obviously there is still a chance of the condom failing and, if it's your only form of birth control, then there is a chance of semen getting to the vagina and causing pregnancy). Other than that, just make sure there is plenty of foreplay and communication. Good luck and have fun! [Smile]

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Stephanie_1
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Hey sweet_thing: Tossing an article your way. Take a good read through and then if you want to talk about any specific things we can do that with you, okay? Anal Sex Lowdown

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Thank you both so much! The article was really helpful. To LollySocks, I am also on the pill, so the condom wouldn't be my only form of birth control. And while I always keep him in mind, this isn't just because my boyfriend wants to try it, I definitely do as well! [Smile]
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