The current study has limitations worth noting. First, as with many qualitative approaches, the sample size was small. If you are having oral sex or vaginal sex straight after anal sex put on a new condom to avoid cross infection. While the risk is less for the 'top' or insertive partnerHIV can still enter through the opening at the top of the penis urethraor through cuts, scratches and sores on the penis. Like the idea of reciprocity.
In other cases, the women described drugs as making them do something they would not ordinarily do, suggesting that they were only willing to engage in anal intercourse when they were high enough to overcome their inhibitions and personal boundaries:.
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By equating exceptional sex with exceptional relationships, women sought to express their love, commitment, and openness towards theirpartners through their willingness to have anal intercourse, as this woman did with her husband: Women described two main factors that contributed to their perception of risk: Focus group methods were selected to uncover the wide range of reasons that drug-abusing women may have for engaging in heterosexual anal intercourse. Using protection during anal sex is important to reduce your risk of catching an STI. Remember that you can pause or stop at any point you want. For example, engaging in an unusual practice with her casual sexual partner made one participant feel more desirable:.