Practicing safe anal sex is not as intuitive as safe vaginal sex, so Cosmopolitan. Don't have anal sex if your anus isn't clean and your bowels are still full. Because there's less lubrication and the hole is less elastic, you're more likely to get tiny tears in your skin during anal sex, so keeping the area as clean as possible is best for preventing infections. Don't use the same condom if you switch between vaginal and anal sex. Don't think that just because you can't get pregnant, you don't need to use condoms. Those little tears in the skin you can get during anal sex make it even more likely that you'll get any STIs your partner might have, because they'll have direct access to your bloodstream, explains Jennifer Gunter, M.
Can you get pregnant from anal sex? Facts and myths
Strictly speaking, it is not possible to get pregnant from anal sex. However, if semen enters the vagina at any point, pregnancy can occur. The chance of becoming pregnant from anal sex alone is small, but there is still a possibility — especially if people are engaging in other sexual activities. There are many myths regarding pregnancy and sex, such as whether a person can get pregnant from foreplay and whether the pull-out method works. In this article, we debunk these myths and more.