To explore expectations, experiences and circumstances of anal sex among young people. Qualitative, longitudinal study using individual and group interviews. Anal heterosex often appeared to be painful, risky and coercive, particularly for women. It seemed that men were expected to persuade or coerce reluctant partners. Young people's narratives normalised coercive, painful and unsafe anal heterosex. This study suggests an urgent need for harm reduction efforts targeting anal sex to help encourage discussion about mutuality and consent, reduce risky and painful techniques and challenge views that normalise coercion. This study uses a large qualitative sample from three diverse sites in England and is the first to capture a wide range of circumstances around and reasons for engaging in anal sex among men and women between the ages of 16 and Analysis explores experiences in depth, going beyond simplistic explanations linking motivations for anal sex with pornography. The study shows that young people's narratives about anal sex contained ideas normalising coercive, painful and unsafe anal sex.
All The Questions
The massage parlor is already swallowing clients through its dark doorway; cheap perfume hangs in the air. The Home of Body Building exudes a sour sweat from the hall where older men are eyeing prancing young boys. But in a nearby shelter for former prostitutes the scene is demure, as girls settle down for group therapy. This day, a visitor is taking Polaroid pictures and passing them around. The pictures make the girls look like small, spindly birds, rather than sex objects. It is hard to imagine that not long ago these children, aged 11 to 14, worked as prostitutes, used by men three and four times their age. As soon as Lek sees her photograph, the quiet year-old girl is transformed. She jumps up and pokes wildly at her image. She has never told her life story, but now she belts it out. Auntie put her in a brothel.
My husband and I really enjoy anal sex. I need a lot of foreplay, and it always kind of hurts at first, but once we get going, it feels really good and makes me climax. I have two questions for you, though. The first is, why does this feel good and give me orgasms? It seems to me there is nothing in there that should feel this good. Secondly, what are the long-term effects of anal sex? Please shed some light on this subject for me. First question first: How is it possible to orgasm from anal sex?
As a report says early access to extreme online pornography can leave children with a distorted view of sex, one woman talks candidly and explicitly about how it made her think rape was normal. When Karen not her real name was 16, she got into her first relationship with a boy who was keen on watching online pornography. He even had a smartphone he kept secret from his parents, which he used solely to view pornographic material. She saw pornography for the first time at the age of 11, in the bedroom of a friend's older brother, she says. After that, pornography became part of her social landscape, with links to favoured sites and films shared between friends like music videos. And as the relationship progressed, they began watching what she described as "rape porn" through a smartphone propped up on the pillow. She says she felt expected to perform the role of the woman even though effectively, she was being raped. But even though she was not enjoying what was happening to her, she says she did not feel, as a year-old girl in her first relationship, that she had a right to say no.