Sexual topics such as anal sex are often considered too taboo for the doctor’s office, especially if you’re not there to discuss the intimate details of your romantic life. Yet because anal sex is almost certainly growing more common, understanding its mechanics and “best practices” is of paramount concern to a growing population of Americans.
At least one recent article has managed to tackle some of the biggest questions surrounding anal sex, without giggles or euphemisms. The piece gets into everything from cleanses to injuries, and includes this interesting point about hemorrhoids as an unexpected side note:
There’s a myth that you can stretch the anus, it doesn’t work that way. It’s actually relaxing the anus. The more relaxed it is the more open. In fact, a lot of people say anal sex is a great way to prevent hemorrhoids because the area is much more relaxed.
Bottom line (so to speak): Anal sex is not an immediate cause of hemorrhoids. This activity can create painful friction for hemorrhoids which are already present, of course, and the relaxation question requires further study, but at minimum it would be unwarranted to blame the appearance of hemorrhoids on sexual activity of any kind.
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