Anal Sex For All?


According to the sexual health statistics, anal sex is more popular -- and pop culturally relevant -- among women than ever before. Cristen and Caroline discuss how consent, safety and pleasure factor into this formerly taboo intimate territory.

Episode sources:

"8 Women Who've Tried Anal Sex Describe What It's Actually Like." http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-love/what-anal-sex-is-actually-like-from-women-whove-tried-it

"Bringing up the Rear." http://www.salon.com/2011/03/27/pegging/

"Is anal sex safer than vaginal sex?" https://bedsider.org/questions/275-is-anal-sex-safer-than-vaginal-sex.mobile

"The Bottom Line." http://nymag.com/nightlife/mating/25988/

"The Riddle of the Sphincter." http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2010/10/the_riddle_of_the_sphincter.html

"What straight guys really think about anal sex." http://www.dailydot.com/opinion/butt-sex-porn-society/

"Why anilingus is on the rise." http://www.salon.com/2015/02/02/ass_is_the_new_pssy_why_anilingus_is_on_the_rise_partner/

Academic sources:

"Anal heterosex among young people and implications for health promotion: a qualitative study in the UK." Marston, C and Lewis, R. British Medical Journal. 2014. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/8/e004996.full

"The front lines of the 'back door': Navigating (dis)engagement, coercion, and pleasure in women's anal sex experiences." Fahs, Breanne and Gonzalez, Jax. Feminism & Psychology. 2014. http://fap.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/06/26/0959353514539648.abstract

Topics in this Podcast: taboos, consent