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."

"Bringing up the Rear."

"Is anal sex safer than vaginal sex?"

"The Bottom Line."

"The Riddle of the Sphincter."

"What straight guys really think about anal sex."

"Why anilingus is on the rise."

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.

"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.

Topics in this Podcast: taboos, consent