Eek! Experts Say Anal Sex Causes This Nasty Side Effect

Yes, even if you've only done it once.

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Anal sex. It’s becoming less and less taboo. In fact, a study in the Journal Of Sexual Medicine says that one in five women between the ages of 20 and 39 had anal sex in a given year, while 46% said they’d tried it at least once.

But there’s, um, some sh*tty news if anal is what you’re in to. According to a new study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Medicine, it may increase your chances of incontinence and leakage.

According to the researchers women who ‘fessed to having had anal were found to be 50 percent more likely to experience fecal incontinence at least once a month.

“Anal intercourse could dilate and eventually stretch the internal and external anal sphincters leading to damage of these structures, as demonstrated by the lower resting pressure,” the study’s authors explain. “This lower pressure and possible damage to the internal and external anal sphincters could lead to FI [fecal incontinence] via muscle atrophy and sensory deficits.”

So what exactly is fecal incontinence? Basically, the researchers describe it as, er, “leakage of mucus, liquid or stool.” That means you may experience occasional bouts of diarrhoea, as a result of trying anal.

What’s a gal to do if she doesn’t want to miss out on anal play? Load up on the lube to prevent tearing and get working those kegals to help strengthen your sphincter.


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