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Although anal sex is highly predominant among homosexual men, it is not uncommon among heterosexual males and females. Male to female, female to male, male to male, and female to female anal sex are prevalent. Women use sex toys and fingers to stimulate men sexually. As the anus has numerous nerve endings, people experience pleasure while getting penetrated, fingered, or during oral-anal sex. Some parts of the world and cultures consider this to be a crime and taboo. It is one of the riskiest sexual practices as there are high chances of infection transmission.

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How high are the risks if I had anal sex without protection?

Query: Hi doctor,I had anal sex without protection for the first time. I got a little feces on my penis after it, but I immediately washed it off with soap. She said she got tested negative for STDs two years ago, and she did not have sex after that. I want to know more about the risks. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Sexual intercourse without a condom or any barrier contraceptive is always risky. Do not follow such a routine. Now coming to this episode, we see chances of infections are there, but we cannot predict now. Getting STDs (sexually transmitted d...  Read Full »

I had unprotected anal sex one month back. Can I get HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male, and I had unprotected anal sex with a man of unknown HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) status one month back. After six days, I developed left-side neck pain and the next day sore throat with both side neck pain or lymph node pain, fever, and left groin pain, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The chances of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) by single unprotected intercourse with a person who is positive for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection is low. If the person is HIV (hum...  Read Full »

I am 23-year-old female suffering from diarrhea and had anal sex five years ago. Can anal sex be the cause of diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old female suffering from diarrhea. I had anal sex 5 years back. Could this be because of this?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, I am welcoming you to icliniq with a loving heart and with confidence that I will be able to help you with your medical issues better. I understand your concern. Fecal incontinence or weak anal sphincter is unlikely. Do not worry about it unnecessarily. I hope this has helped you. Thank yo...  Read Full »

Had anal sex with an HIV-positive person. What is the chance of infection?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner is HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus) positive. We had anal rubbing, but we used protection (condom). Also, there was no discharge and not even precum. The anus was also dry during that time. What is the chance of me getting affected?  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A known case of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is always a potential candidate for transfer of infection. However, the infectivity levels differ according to his stage of disease, CD4 count and viral load titers. Anal intercourse does have a higher risk of disease tr...  Read Full »

I had unprotected anal sex. Will it cause HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a homosexual man who had a sexual encounter three weeks ago, and I am now concerned about the possibility of transmitting HIV. Despite the other man's claim of being clean, I do not trust him as we had just met. During our encounter, which involved attempting anal sex with me as t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission can occur through precum, and engaging in unprotected anal sex, even without ejaculation, poses a significant risk. Studies indicate a risk of one out of 200 for unprotected...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get proctitis anal herpes without engaging anal sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I acquired herpes simplex virus 2 infection two months ago from oral sex. Now, I have proctitis anal herpes. Is it possible to have it without engaging in anal sex?   Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Herpes infection normally involves either the mouth (manifesting as cold sores), or the genital region, and can include the scrotum, penis, and the anus. It is possible to have it without engaging in anal sex. It is a highly contagious disease, and in the active sta...  Read Full »

What could be the tear in anus after anal sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married recently and tried anal sex. Because of it there is a small tear in her anus. This incident happened 3 weeks back. She does not have any pain while motion and also there is no blood or white mucus in the stool. But, she feels a flesh strand (like thread) at her anus opening...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it looks like your wife had an anal fissure, due to the tear. You should have a look at the strand that is hanging from the anus and locate it and then consult me. Depending on that, we should be able to better help her. However, it is most impo...  Read Full »

Is it possible to spread HSV-2 infection from an infected woman to a man during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some questions about herpes. If a woman having HSV-2 who does not have a flare-up or showing any signs of HSV-2 currently has unprotected vaginal intercourse with a man who does not have HSV-2 or any other STD, then what are the chance of her infecting him with HSV-2? What are t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. Coming back to your query. There are varied chances of transmission, which depend upon the presence of any blood contact or duration of exposure. The use of condoms markedly reduces the chances of transmission, but it can never become zero ev...  Read Full »

Does masturbation have any harmful negative impacts on me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have several questions. Please clear my doubts and tell whether they are myth or fact. Is masturbation harmful? Is hair fall associated with masturbation in any way? How frequent can one have sex? I am having sex with my partner daily and even twice a day sometime. Is it harmful? Whe...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Masturbation is normal and not harmful. It does not cause physical problems or sexual problems. Masturbation does not cause hair fall. Both are due to the effect of testosterone. In boys of young age, the effect of testosterone is high, which is normal and cause desire to...  Read Full »

How can pregnancy be avoided without condoms or pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I am going to get¬†married in four months. We want to know whether there is any other way to avoid pregnancy other than using condoms or taking pills. I have seen somewhere on the internet that if we do intercourse for some particular period, then pregnancy can be avoided. Is it true? If ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right in saying that there are other methods of birth control and called calendar method. For a woman, who have 35 days cycle, between 15 to 27 day is unsafe. In case she has irregular periods, then it becomes very tricky. The calendar method is somewhat unsafe wh...  Read Full »

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