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How to prepare for male anal sex

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Joseph Terlizzia New York-based colon and rectal surgeon, for the lowdown on how gay and bi men can prepare, how to do the deed, and how to stay safe post-coital. Check out his expert advice on how to make anal sex more pleasurable: While maintaining anal hygiene is important, people tend to be too fastidious when it comes to cleaning up before anal intercourse.

Common mistakes I see patients make include using chemical wipes the perfumes and preservatives make them irritating and wiping too much friction can lead to abrasions. This causes the skin around the anus to become inflamed, leading to thickening and ultimately itching or discomfort with sex.

So forget the harsh scents and chemicals — before sex, simply clean the outside of the anus well in the shower or bath with plain water or a very gentle soap.

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Fiber helps bulk up stool and decreases liquidity, further minimizing the chance of a mess. In general, men should consume grams of fiber per day, and women should consume grams of fiber per day.

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While enemas may seem like a logical way to avoid an embarrassing interaction, I strongly advise against them. Enemas increase your risk of acquiring infections, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis and even HIV. Additionally, among subjects who performed 50 or more enemas in their lifetime, there is a trend for increased risk of anal dysplasia which can lead to anal warts and anal cancer.

If you just read this paragraph, rolled your eyes, and still plan to use enemas, there are steps you can take to mitigate the risks. Second, keep in mind that after the enema is about 1. Ensure that there is no soap in the enema, as this can cause more irritation. Most importantly, only use a small volume of water you can try the little bulbs that are sold in drug stores to clean out your ears.

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