Anal pap smears are for early detection of anal cancer in people who have receptive anal sex, genital warts, HIV, and some other risk factors.
Anal herpes is mainly caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). It’s spread through condomless sex. If you have symptoms, follow this guide.
Too nervous to ask your healthcare provider about anal sex and its relationship to surgery? Read this article first to learn more.
For the first time, a condom may be labeled as "safe and effective" for use during anal sex after a study found them to hold up in 99% of cases.
Anal cancer is rare and causes symptoms such as rectal pain and bleeding from the anus. Here’s what to know about causes, risk factors, and treatment options.
Having unprotected anal sex is associated with an increased risk for anal cancer from an HPV infection. Learn more.
Rectal pain can be caused by a number of different conditions. Learn about the most common causes, the variety of symptoms they can cause, and how they’re treated.
Anal warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In most cases they cause no symptoms, but many people still want to have them removed.
Bareback sex is a slang term used in the LGBTQ+ community to describe unprotected anal intercourse. Learn about the risks and tips for being safe.
Anal itching can be a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Learn more about STD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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