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When a friend confessed she enjoyed anal, I delightedly told her I too loved being fucked up the arse. Turns out she likes making lists.

Scream!! (talk) 07:18, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Fun articles[edit]

Readers get entertainment from stuff like what's in this article, then they are more likely to stay and read our serious articles. Proxima Centauri (talk) 06:50, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Why was this repeatedly taken out? Proxima Centauri (talk) 11:37, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Probably because it is suggesting that anal sex is some sort of solution to overpopulation, and is therefore really, really stupid. -- (talk) 16:48, 4 December 2012 (UTC)


This Salon article says there is almost no research on women’s experiences of anal sex, Pornhub says it gets proportionately more requests from Russia than any other country for anal sex and a study from the BMJ saying that "“Anal heterosex often appeared to be painful, risky and coercive, particularly for women." I think these would be worth adding despite the small sample sizes, I'm just not sure how to word it. X-Factor (talk) 21:40, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Concerning wording — what would be the point you'd wish to be making? Not that there's anything wrong with anal, I hope? *sex-positive feminism intensifies* Reverend Black Percy (talk) 08:24, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
From the study itself: "anal intercourse between men and women—although commonly depicted in sexually explicit media—is usually absent from mainstream sexuality education."
There's your problem right there. The study also states that "evidence about the influence of pornography on anal practices is thin", although unsurprisingly this part isn't quoted in the newspaper article, because blaming porn is the easy option. Not sure what evidence there is that anal sex is any more prevalent than it was back when the Greeks and Romans were at it though (not to mention the fact that teenage males aren't exactly renowned for their credibility when it comes to talking about sex). At the end of the day, any form of sexual activity carries risk; the priority should be education and communication, which is exactly what the study recommends. 2A00:23C7:99A4:5001:9C79:B947:9794:7777 (talk) 02:55, 22 June 2022 (UTC)

An uncomfortable question, asking as a gay guy.[edit]

The anus and rectum is well, the thing that feces comes out of. Many people against gay sex say that putting a penis into the hole where feces is held/excreted is disgusting. Disgusting in sanitary terms, and therefore unnatural.

If anyone is here reading this, can you shoot me a thought/answer on this anti-gay argument? I've seen it once before, and I still remember and worry about it. (Personally, I feel gross because of this whenever I fantasize about... sex. I don't know if I should feel disgusted at what I sort of want. I think I'm not alone in these questions at least.) — Unsigned, by: QiShung / talk / contribs

As someone who's done anal before, as long as your rear end isn't remarkably dirty it should be safe. Just practice proper hygiene and you'll be fine. Oxyaena Harass 10:36, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
Cleaning your ass isn't difficult for most people. And those same people who complain about anal sex don't seem to mind putting their junk in holes where piss or saliva and vomit is excreted from, do they? 2A00:23C7:99A4:5001:9C79:B947:9794:7777 (talk) 02:58, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
...Er, piss doesn't come out of the vagina. And if you mean the urethra, I hear (and imagine) that sticking things in there is very painful, and I don't know if sticking something the size of a penis is even possible. I'm kind of afraid to google that because I just know that someone, somewhere, must have tried it, and I don't want to lose my breakfast. - Linneris (talk) 08:08, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
My bad, should have said "next to holes" in that case (although we're talking about a whole 0.69 cm from the vagina, so not a great deal of distance). Urethral stimulation is absolutely a thing though; I've heard that some people use small inflatable sex toys which can block the bladder if they're into urinary retention. Men can also stick things in their urethra; Chuck Palahniuk's Haunted features a short story about it, which I don't recommend reading on a full stomach. You'd need a lot of lube, and I'm sure it could be painful, but some people are into that.
Additionally, here's a news article about a woman who lost a small sex toy in her urethra, although it was accidental ( 2A00:23C7:99A4:5001:347A:C83A:8C7A:39B8 (talk) 13:03, 22 June 2022 (UTC)

HIV prevention guidance section[edit]

As an HIV and infectious diseases physician, I of course appreciate the nod to safer sex practices in the formal sense, but in the era of PrEP (chronic use of medication to prevent HIV transmission) this section is a bit outdated, incomplete, and potentially at risk of being perceived as retrograde in the eyes of many in the LGBTQIA+ communities. I’m happy to attempt a bit of a revision, but would appreciate some feedback from other readers/editors before I proceed, thanks…Italbear (talk) 20:30, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

@Italbear Go for it, the sections in general are pretty sparse and haven't been updated in quite a while. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 21:08, 1 May 2022 (UTC)