About 20 to 25%, in case you were wondering. More men than women have had anal sex, and that’s not just because some of those men have had sex with other men. More men seem to have had heterosexual anal sex than the number of women who have had anal sex. One challenge is that, in spite of the fact that anal sex is a riskier activity in terms of the potential for cuts, tears and infection, women and men use condoms less often for anal sex than they do for vaginal sex. If you’re interested in learning how to have safer, pleasurable, enjoyable, comfortable anal sex, check out the book Anal Pleasure & Health: A Guide for Men and Women by Jack Morin, PhD.
About Dr. Debby Herbenick
Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.
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