Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Injuries to the anal region are often caused by changes in bowel function like diarrhoea or constipation. These can cause pain and irritation, damage the skin around the anus and sometimes lead to bright red blood spotting on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Sometimes the muscles in and around the anal region go into spasm, and this can lead to a tightening of the sphincter that makes passing stool painful.
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There is nothing normal about bleeding with anal intercourse. While it may be common, it is not normal. Last night, I stopped by the podcast GayTalk 2. Nick Bussett , one of the hosts, confessed of regular bleeding during anal play and it made me realize that many of us are either in denial of a potential problem or has simply accepted this as normal. That said, yes, there can be the one-off spot of blood from the trauma of douching or anal penetration since rectal tissue is more sensitive, but it should not be something that happens frequently. Hemorrhoids or anal fissures could also increase the likelihood of bleeding. Things should improve over the next couple of days.
Being a proud member of the anal sex fan club is fun for so many reasons. One is that I get to do things like investigate anal-sex-induced bleeding for you, dear reader. Trust me when I say I understand how alarming it can be. As a queer woman who dates people of all gender identities, I love that anal pleasure is something most interested people can enjoy regardless of orientation, gender, or genitals. Anal also just feels really excellent for me.
As with other sexual activity, anal sex has some associated risks, which include rectal bleeding. Bleeding following anal sex may be the result of several factors, such as friction or rough behavior causing small cuts. Bleeding after anal sex is usually not a cause for concern. However, heavier bleeding could be a sign of an underlying condition or injury that may require medical attention. Keep reading for more information on the causes of bleeding after anal sex, as well as prevention, treatment, and when to see a doctor.