Using a condom correctly will help protect you and your partner. In later Roman-era Greek poetryanal sex became a common literary convention, represented as taking place with "eligible" youths: New York University Press. However, sexuality between males as distinct from third genders has thrived, mostly unspoken and informally, without being seen as different in the way it is seen in the west; young men involved in "such relationships do not consider themselves to be 'homosexual' but conceive their behavior in terms of sexual desire, opportunity and pleasure". There are lots of ways to reduce the risk of getting or giving a sexually transmitted disease STD from anal sex.
Cultural Diversity and Suicide:
Anus and prostate
Different cultures have had different views on anal sex throughout human history, with some cultures more positive about the activity than others. University of Chicago Press. Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: Retrieved November 4, Clin Colon Rectal Surg.