There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to anal sex. Some believe it’ll cause bleeding, stretching and fecal inconsistencies. Others think it’s painful and only pleasurable for the person penetrating. Even more, most folk don’t believe it’s very popular. In reality, the CDC reports that 30 percent to 40 percent of heterosexual people have tried anal sex, while 39 percent of gay men have it a couple times a week.
To help demystify anal sex, we’re debunking some of the most common anal sex myths. Save, print or email this one-pager to broach a conversation about anal sex with your partner(s).