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Feeling Pressured To Try Anal Sex?

December 2, 20139 min
At the top of males sexual to do lists is partaking in anal sex with their partner, but some women are still hesitant to trying it.Heterosexual anal sex has been around for decades, but has recently been rising as a popular sexual taboo-breaker between heterosexual couples. According to the Center for Disease Control anal sex in heterosexual couples under the age of 45 has become more popular over the past few years.Men have more tendencies to list anal sex on their sexual to do lists than women, but more women have become open minded than previously thought. In a recent survey, 45 percent of young women are more likely to try anal sex with their partners.If you are feeling pressured to have anal sex, it's important to speak to your partner about your concerns.Some women are still hesitant because of the different health risks associated with anal sex. For example, the anus doesn't have natural lubrication and penetration can tear tissue inside the anus, allowing bacteria into the bloodstream.Sexologist Dr. Leanna Wolfe, PhD discusses the possible pleasure and pains of trying anal sex and what to do if you're feeling pressured by your partner.

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