Message: Uncomfortable After Anal
Anonymous: I’m a woman who enjoys anal sex, but often feel constipated and uncomfortable afterwards. Wouldn’t anal only exacerbate this? Is it necessary to have an enema every time (I’ve heard this is not healthy)?
It’s not necessary to have an enema every time, no—and you’re right, it’s not healthy to have enemas too frequently. As for feeling uncomfortable after, for some people this is just the sensation of something feeling different there and they get used to it over time. Anal doesn’t actually necessarily cause constipation (it can in certain circumstances for some people) so it’s often just a similar feeling. If you do it enough it may go away, and increasing the frequency can actually get you into a more consistent digestive cycle that coincides with your sexual routine.