To explore expectations, experiences and circumstances of anal sex among young people. Qualitative, longitudinal study using individual and group interviews. Anal heterosex often appeared to be painful, risky and coercive, particularly for women. It seemed that men were expected to persuade or coerce reluctant partners. Young people's narratives normalised coercive, painful and unsafe anal heterosex. This study suggests an urgent need for harm reduction efforts targeting anal sex to help encourage discussion about mutuality and consent, reduce risky and painful techniques and challenge views that normalise coercion. This study uses a large qualitative sample from three diverse sites in England and is the first to capture a wide range of circumstances around and reasons for engaging in anal sex among men and women between the ages of 16 and Analysis explores experiences in depth, going beyond simplistic explanations linking motivations for anal sex with pornography. The study shows that young people's narratives about anal sex contained ideas normalising coercive, painful and unsafe anal sex.
Pain in the opening to the rectum anus can be caused by diarrhea or constipation. Scratching a rectal itch can also cause pain. Another common cause is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum. This is called an anal fissure.
In-depth interviews were conducted with 81 Black MSM ages 20—39 years who were purposively recruited from four townships. The semi-structured interviews addressed sexual behavior and identity, alcohol use, and safer sex. Pain during RAI was brought up by many participants without specific prompting from the interviewer. Analysis of the interview transcripts revealed that pain was a common feature of first RAI experiences but was not limited to first-time experiences. The participants attributed pain during RAI to partner characteristics, interpersonal dynamics, lack of lubricant, and alcohol use or non-use. The main strategies participants used to address pain during RAI were setting sexual boundaries and lubricant use; a small number of participants reported purposefully consuming alcohol to prevent the pain associated with RAI. Pain can occur during anal penetration when the external anal sphincter is not relaxed; because the anus does not self-lubricate, lubricating substances are also needed to reduce pain from friction Hollows, Other causes of pain during anal penetration may be sexually transmitted infections STIs such as herpes, or other anal health issues such as fissures and hemorrhoids Hollows, Experiences of pain during RAI are not uncommon and vary on different dimensions e. Pain during RAI may be either situational i.
Anal pain is not something that is talked about a lot, though it can be quite significant. There are a lot of nerve endings in the area of the rectum and anus, so any issues with them can result in anything from mild discomfort to excruciating pain. Most of the time the causes of anal pain are benign, even if there is bleeding. Still, if your anal pain doesn't ease within a few days, it is essential that you get a proper diagnosis. While this might not be a conversation you're eager to have, it's an important one. Learn the most common causes of anal pain, when to see your doctor, and tips for self-care. While only a doctor can confirm the reason behind your anal pain, there are some symptoms that can hint that a certain condition is to blame. Other health conditions may also be the reason behind anal pain. They include, but are not limited to:. If your pain symptoms do not ease within a few days, make an appointment with your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis.