Pain in the opening to the rectum anus can be caused by diarrhea or constipation or by scratching a rectal itch. A common cause of anal pain is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum anal fissure. This type of anal pain usually goes away when the problem clears up. Injury during anal sex or from an object being placed in the rectum also can cause pain.
The idea that anal sex always hurts is a common myth, not unlike the idea that vaginal intercourse always hurts the first time. Neither of these is true. Doing it right also means paying attention to your body and knowing how to respond when you notice a change in how sexual stimulation is feeling. It isn't because there is something inherent to anal sex that means it has to hurt. They are muscles, though, and as long as they are properly stretched, there is no harm in exercising them. Safe and pleasurable anal sex requires you to be able to relax these muscles, not simply learn to tolerate the pain of them being stretched. If your technique is to grin and bear it, you aren't having safe or pleasurable anal sex.
Anal sex is becoming less of a taboo, but it can be a daunting idea and consent is essential. Once a taboo, anal sex is now seen as an enjoyable addition to many sexual relationships. So now your partner wants to give it a try. There seems to be a worrying trend within our society where some teenage boys are persuading girls into having anal sex without making consent a primary concern.
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