My girlfriend and I have been together for about three years and we were both tested last year for all sexually transmitted diseases STD — as we both had genital warts. All tests came back negative. I recently had unprotected anal sex with her and then unprotected vaginal sex immediately afterwards. Is there any way we could pick up an STD or anything else from doing this?
Anal sex is not the only option for women suffering painful vaginal intercourse
21 Women Compare Anal and Vaginal Sex
Endometriosis, vulvodynia and pelvic mesh implants can all make vaginal sex painful. W omen around the world reacted with disgust to doctors who suggested women experiencing painful sex as a side-effect of vaginal mesh implants try anal intercourse instead. Sadly, this kind of dismissive attitude from the medical profession is not surprising. However, as a sexologist who mainly works with women who have trouble enjoying sexual intercourse, I can tell you there are other options. Research shows that doctors respond differently to patients who complain of pain based on gender.
New HIV Risk Estimates Are In: Anal Versus Vaginal Sex
What does anal feel like for men? Well, considering some men seem totally obsessed with it, it's easy to assume that it must feel amazing, but I'm not really sure why it's so different from good, old PIV penetration. As someone without a penis, I'm wasn't really aware what the sensation difference is for men — but now there's a way to know. An AskReddit thread asked men to talk about the difference between the two and their responses are really interesting and very graphic.
Since a lot of the information floating around out there about anal sex is purely anecdotal, Cosmopolitan. Here's what they told us. Just follow safer sex practices as you're at a slightly higher risk for STI transmission. You also have to be mindful though of not having anal sex then vaginal sex without changing the condom. Many women enjoy anal play due to the incredibly rich nerve supply and heightened sensitivity and the added bonus of not having to worry about getting pregnant.