Dear Yvonne, My guy wants to have anal sex. Is it safe? - Tatiana
Dear Tatiana, Unprotected anal sex is a high-risk sexual behavior, especially when it comes to HIV transmission. Using a latex condom lowers your risk for acquiring HIV or other sexually transmitted infections during anal intercourse. Furthermore, the experience can be enhanced and made even safer with a water-based lubricant which is specifically for anal intercourse. For an easier and safer anal sex experience, make sure that the condom-covered penis is well lubricated. Then, just try to relax during penetration, as your partner takes care not to tear the delicate lining of your rectum.
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