The Health Risks of Gay Sex
Sex may be something that nearly everyone does, but the way each person prepares for it is not necessarily the same. When it comes to anal sex particularly, the type of preparation can be even more specific and can vary by the role of the person participating. Some people use cleansers, supplements, or nothing at all. Whether a top, bottom, or vers, or whether male or female, the difference in pre-sex ritual or lack of one can be quite distinct — and can have health implications. With this in mind, we decided to conduct a survey to find out how people prepare for anal sex. Using an online survey, we asked over Americans of all ages a variety of questions about their methods for preparation.
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For decades, women have had the benefit of a test that helps detect cervical cancer in the early stages of infection. The technology, known as the Pap smear , has saved countless lives by ensuring the early detection and intervention, dramatically reducing the incidence of death in women. Today, the technology has been expanded to enable the early detection of anal cancer in gay and bisexual men, as well as at-risk women. In general, anal cancer disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men. The anal Pap smear is a test similar to the vaginal Pap smear.
While not all of these items apply to everyone, it's wise to be aware of these issues. That men who have sex with men are at an increased risk of HIV infection is well known, but the effectiveness of safe sex in reducing the rate of HIV infection is one of the gay community's great success stories. However, the last few years have seen the return of many unsafe sex practices.