Skip navigation! Story from Sex Tips. So you want to try anal sex, but you're freaked out by the probably inevitable reality of poop. That's totally understandable, it's something that can be present during anal sex , and it's not exactly glamourous.
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It doesn't hurt. But it does feel like an alien is probing your butthole. If there is a crazy, sharp pain, something is very wrong. It's more like someone is sticking a Wiffle ball bat where it should not be, and you suddenly feel like you need to poop. Sex acts themselves are never degrading — it's the reasons behind them that make them so.
If you've never had anal sex you may have a lot of questions about it. It's confusing because, on the one hand, it seems to be a more taboo, less frequently practiced kind of sex, one that requires special knowledge and care. And on the other, if you believe what you see in pornography, anal sex is just like any other kind of sex, no condoms, no mess, no communication required. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
August 21, Anal can be daunting for many of us. First up, a quick PSA: sex of any kind should never be painful and if it is, you definitely want to stop and reassess the situation. It can be as simple as needing to talk to your partner, using lubricant, or switching positions. Pain can also indicate something more serious like a medical condition or physical injury.