Continue with this until you are fully in — but be prepared to stop at any time if the other person is uncomfortable or in pain. If you decide to have penetrative anal sex, take things slowly and communicate with your partner. Please let us know any comments you have about the content on this page. Just as bacteria in the anus can cause severe vaginal infections, it can also cause oral and intestinal infections. You should be highly aroused before going there, and having an orgasm or three beforehand never hurt either. Be aware that there is a small chance of semen leaking out and dripping into the vagina after anal sex.
While you don't want to drink so much that you get too numb, a drink or two to relax may be just what you both need.
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Remember that having unprotected anal sex puts you and your partner at higher risk of HIV and other STIs such as hepatitis A and shigella than other sexual activities. This creates small tears in the anus where it is easier for HIV to get in. Remember that you can pause or stop at any point you want. For oral-anal contact, you can use a dental dam over the anal area. Don't go straight for penetration. If you are giving anal sex, use plenty of lubricant and then start by penetrating just a little and then pulling out completely. And you absolutely must switch condoms in between vaginal and anal penetration.