What are the dangers of anal sex during pregnancy?

Hilda Y. Hutcherson, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

It is best to skip anal intercourse during preg­nancy. Dilated veins around the anus during preg­nancy can be easily damaged and you don’t want to risk spreading bacteria from your anus to your va­gina, leading to an infection.



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