As a sex educator, one of the topics I get asked about most often is anal sex. This isn’t surprising, given that this subject usually isn’t discussed at all in most people’s sex education courses—and, if it is, it’s usually just described as a very high-risk activity. Also, if you look for information online, you’ll inevitably encounter a lot of conflicting reports and it can be hard to know what to trust. So what do you really need to know? What do people tend to get wrong about anal sex, and how can you have safer and more pleasurable encounters?
For this episode of the podcast, I interviewed Dr. Evan Goldstein, who is the Founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical, a leading private practice specializing in an elite standard of sexual health and wellness care for the modern gay man. He is also the founder of Future Method, a sexual wellness company bringing science into anal sexual health. We had a wide-ranging discussion about all things anal, and this episode is for anyone—regardless of gender or sexuality—who has explored or is interested in exploring this activity.
Topics covered in this episode include:
How many people are having anal sex?
Why do so many people find anal stimulation to be pleasurable? Also, what do we know about prostate-induced orgasms?
Does anal sex really cause long-term damage to the body?
What’s the difference between the anal sex you see in porn compared to what it’s like in real life?
Is it normal for anal sex to be painful?
How can you make anal sex a safer and more pleasurable experience?
What do people need to know about anal douching? Is it necessary? And what’s the safest way to do it?
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