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How to Use Anal Beads, According to Experts

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Anal Itching: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Definition Anal itching is a common condition. The itch, situated in or around your anus, is often intense and may be accompanied by a strong urge to scratch. You may find anal itching to be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Also called pruritus ani (proo-RIE-tus A-nie), anal itching has many possible causes, such as skin problems, hemorrhoids, […]

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Anal Fissure: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Overview An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experience spasms in the ring of muscle at […]

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Can Anal Sex Cause Hemorrhoids?

Maybe you’re new to butt play and excited to see if it helps you have really great sex. Or perhaps anal activities are a consistent part of your sexual repertoire, and you don’t plan on changing that anytime soon. Either way, it’s worth discussing whether anal sex can cause hemorrhoids. It’s not that we want […]

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Marcia Cross Opens Up About Her Experience With Anal Cancer

Marcia Cross recently got candid about her experience with anal cancer in an effort to reduce the stigma associated with the disease.  “I’ve read a lot of cancer-survivor stories, and many people, women especially, were too embarrassed to say what kind of cancer they had,” the “Desperate Housewives” actress told People magazine in an interview published Wednesday. […]

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Anal Orgasms Are Real—Here's How to Have One

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Is Bleeding Normal After Anal Sex?

Being a proud member of the anal sex fan club is fun for so many reasons. One is that I get to do things like investigate anal-sex-induced bleeding for you, dear reader. Trust me when I say I understand how alarming it can be. As a queer woman who dates people of all gender identities, […]

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Star Marcia Cross Reveals That She’s in Recovery After Anal Cancer Treatment

Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross is known for her long, flowing red hair, but she revealed in a series of recent Instagram posts that she lost it after undergoing treatment for anal cancer. “So grateful and happy to be alive but sad that my hair fell out and is about 1 inch long now and […]

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Anal Sex and GI Issues: Can You Enjoy Anal Sex With GI Problems?

A few years ago, I found the perfect butt plug. Called Cupid's Itty Bitty Beginner's Plug, it was small, a pretty pastel pink, made with soft silicone, and complete with an external ring to make sure it didn’t get lost inside me. (Yup, that can happen.) After covering the plug in water-based lube (very necessary, […]

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Throat and Anal Cancers Caused by HPV Are on the Rise—Here's How to Stay Safe

The human papillomavirus (HPV) isn't just the most common sexually transmitted infection—it's also a common cause of preventable cancers. In fact, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there was an increase in HPV-related cancers between 1999 and 2015. While cervical cancer rates declined, the rates of other […]