Do you REALLY need a condom for anal sex?

Guys, let's say you and your girlfriend are going to have anal sex (girls just fill in the blank, but you are the one reciving). Do you really need a... Show More

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  • Pregnancy is a potential issue if she is not on the pill, but the main reason why it is still necessary to use condoms during anal sex is that STDs are not the only infections that can be spread through anal sex. There is bacteria in the anus that the penis is not made for, so it's important to protect it for that reason. Also, the membranes of the anus are extremely thin and delicate, and not intended to handle the friction from sex. Even microscopic tears in the skin can be dangerous for the receiving partner, because bacteria from the anus can enter the bloodstream etc. It's just best to use a condom. The risks are certainly there.