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13 Mar 2007

Hi, i just want to find out something. Are there any long term side effects associated with anal sex?
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gay, lesbian and bisexual expert

01 Jan 0001

Hi Grosmo and thanks for this post. You raise a concern that many gay men, particularly young guys, experience.

There are no long-term negative effects associated with anal sex if we're talking about physiology or anatomy - you won't lose control of your bowels, for example.

However there are other risks associated with anal sex - unprotected anal sex would place you at high risk of HIV infection. Make sure your partner wears a condom and use plenty of water-based lubricant, such as KY or Assegai.
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