Anal cancer is a type of cancer that forms in tissues of the anus. The anus is the opening of the rectum to the outside of the body and at the end of the GI tract. Sometimes anal cancer causes no symptoms at all.
Blood-stained sheets after sex — when you're not on your period — are naturally going to give you a little cause for concern. There's a lot of reasons why it can happen, through. Whether you typically experience bleeding during sex, bleeding after sex or a bit of both, the causes are usually very similar.
Many people experience light spotting from time to time due to the delicate nature of the tissues involved. You should see a doctor or other healthcare provider if you notice more than a couple of drops of light pink blood, or if you experience discomfort that lasts for more than two days. Bleeding after anal sex is often the result of too much friction, rough behavior, or cuts from fingernails.
Sure, there are tips and confessionals to pore over — but as with most things, it's impossible to know what it's going to be like until you actually try it. Also as with most things, it's nice to be prepared and knowledgeable about all the possible outcomes that can result from going all the way south. Especially when that potentially entails blood coming from a place you never want to see blood coming from. An unsexy and unfortunate possible side effect of anal sex — whether it's your first time or your 50th — is a bit of rectal bleeding.
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.
First off, hemorrhoids and anal sex are no joke. And while sex doesn't necessarily cause them, the penetration, friction, and pressure can agitate already angry veins in and around the rectum. If you jump in too soon, it will only exacerbate the situation.
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.
Gastrointestinal Health Haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoids are enlarged, congested veins just under the surface tissue of your rectum the last part of your bowel or your anus the opening of your bowel. Haemorrhoids that occur in your rectum are called internal haemorrhoids, and those that occur around your anus are called external haemorrhoids.
If you have questions about anal sex, don't worry — you're not alone. To anyone uninitiated, anal sex can be one of the most confusing sex acts out there. But anal play is becoming less taboo across many demographics.
Jessica Lietz has been writing about health-related topics since She has several years of experience in genetics research, survey design, analysis and epidemiology, working on both infectious and chronic diseases. Men who notice rectal bleeding after lifting heavy weights might feel alarmed and concerned for their health.