Is rectal prolapse common with anal sex?

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Is rectal prolapse common with anal sex?

DreamyLove DreamyLove
A friend of mine is afraid to have anal sex because a friend of hers had a rectal prolapse while having anal sex with her boyfriend. Granted, he was using one of those awful numbing anal lubes so that may have contributed to it, but is it very common? I have friends and myself who have yet to have any problems. I just want to help her out so she's not consumed with worry about it, and she's afraid to use Njoy's smallest plug because she's worried that'll cause prolapse too.

Any advice?
02/20/2009
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Quote:
Originally posted by DreamyLove
A friend of mine is afraid to have anal sex because a friend of hers had a rectal prolapse while having anal sex with her boyfriend. Granted, he was using one of those awful numbing anal lubes so that may have contributed to it, but is it very ...
Have your friend research the subject. I am sure there will be tons of great advice given in this thread. I would suggest the Love Pacifier Beginner as it is small, silicone, and cheaper than the Njoy ones.
02/20/2009
ScottA ScottA
Fropm everything I've heard there's very little risk of prolapse from most anal play if done right. I've heard that extreme fisting can increase the risk, but that's about it.

Think of it this way: most anal sex activities put no more strain on the bowels then the digestive process does - indeed the top cause for rectal prolapse listed is chronic constipation, so as long as she keeps her muscle tone good things should be OK. Have her talk to a doctor or look at reputable medical information (books or websites) and that should allay her fears. I did a quick check and anal sexual activity didn't even merit a mention.
02/20/2009
Red Red
Yow! I agree with what's been said so far, great advice on toys and Dr. talking.

A product that may interest your friend is the Peridise from Aneros (not sold on EF....yet!) It also goes by the name Peristal, and is marketed as a sex toy and a Hemorrhoid massager and a general tool for improving the tone and strength of the tissues and muscles in the anal canal. I understand that Hemorrhoid is not prolapse, but I think that using this toy will help her keep the area in tip top shape, and help her get more "in tune" with what good healthy anal play is supposed to feel like. And it most certainly will not harm her, as it is oh so slim. Here's a link to the Aneros' sister company, High Island Health, with info on the Peristal link
02/21/2009
Ciao. Ciao.
I've never had any problems after playing with many different sized toys in a lot of different situations. I can see why she would be concerned, but I think the main culprit there was a combination of numbing lube (never recommended) and not enough care taken during intercourse. It might be possible that she's more predisposed to a condition like that, but as long as the play is not wild, and the toys are reasonably sized I can't see why it would cause a problem.
02/21/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
It depends if you're watching porn or not. In real life? Not so common.
02/21/2009
Tuesday Tuesday
I don't know how common prolapse is but your friend is wise to be cautious in my opinion. I've only tried anal twice, but the man was big. Even though we used plenty of lube I tore. Incredibly painful and bloody. Now Hemorrhoids will haunt me for the rest of my life. Maybe how big her man is should be a factor that weighs into her decision.
02/22/2009
FlyingChef FlyingChef
All I can say is don't do anything extreme-- and ease into it- if you have never played around with it before, try fingers or the reverse of a smooth toothbrush (clean)and work your way up, if you and your partner both want to try together-- COMMUNICATE-- the giver cant always tell what the person on the other end is thinking
03/31/2009
deceased deceased
Straining is the most common sause of rectal prolapse. It may be from chronic constipation or lifting a heavy object and bearing down, but bearing down and straining is the most common cause. Its also the most common cause of hemmorhoids, which are really varicose veins in the rectum. Pressure on the lower abdomen (obesity, pregnancy, acities) or prolonged sitting are big contributors to varicosities and thrombosed hemorrhoids.
Anal play can actually strengthen the spincters if you do it safely. If you introduce something too big, too fast, and with not enough lube you can tear the tissue in the rectum, create a fissure (a crevice) or tear at the anus or inside, or women can tear the thin wall between the vagina and the rectum (since its not made of kevlar or Gortex!) quite easily, especially with poorly lubed double penetration.
07/15/2009
pinkzombie pinkzombie
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamyLove
A friend of mine is afraid to have anal sex because a friend of hers had a rectal prolapse while having anal sex with her boyfriend. Granted, he was using one of those awful numbing anal lubes so that may have contributed to it, but is it very ...
Yikes...scary! I have always taken it very very slowly and safely. Hve never tried a numbing spray
12/04/2010
Yoda Yoda
I've never had anything like this happen, but I can see how really extreme activities and carelessness can cause it. Don't use things that are too big. Don't use them in an overly vigorous or violent manner. Don't skimp on lube.
12/22/2010
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