NHS 'Does anal sex have any health risks? What should I say? Couples who engage in anal intercourse need to know that it is one of the ways that HIV can be spread sexually. You can use either a external condom which goes on penises or sex toys or an internal condom which goes in vaginas or anuses, also called a female condom for anal sex, depending on your preference. If you are having oral sex or vaginal sex straight after anal sex put on a new condom to avoid cross infection.
Many gay men enjoy penetrative anal sex.
What is anal sex, and how do you do it? Are there any risks?
When to get tested? How to have sex. Are there any risks? Continue with this until you are fully in — but be prepared to stop at any time if the other person is uncomfortable or in pain. Without lubrication, there may be pain, discomfort and tearing of the tissue in the anus. Never pressure someone or let someone pressure you into having any kind of sex.