Heterosexual anal and oral sex are related to the acquisition and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases STDs. As common reportable STDs chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in the United States are increasing, it is important to understand recent oral and anal sexual behaviors. We examined the prevalence and correlates of heterosexual anal and oral sex, associated condom use, and having multiple partners among men and women aged 15 to 44 years. Having multiple sex partners in the past year was most common among adolescents, never or formerly married persons, and those who had a nonmonogamous partner. Anal and oral sex are common sexual practices. Given the low rates of condom use during these behaviors, it is important that recommendations for sexual risk assessments are followed.
Is Anal Sex the New Oral?
Anal Sex Study: Is Anal Sex the New Oral Sex?
Halpern and A. Haydon both participated in conceptualizing and planning analyses and in writing the article. Halpern supervised data analyses. Haydon conducted data analyses. We documented the prevalence and relative timing of oral-genital, vaginal, and anal intercourse during adolescence and examined whether these timetables varied by sociodemographic factors.
Heterosexual Anal and Oral Sex in Adolescents and Adults in the United States, 2011–2015
This study used qualitative methods to assess why women engage in heterosexual anal receptive intercourse AI with a male partner. Four focus groups which comprised women from diverse ethnicities were conducted. All groups were digitally recorded for transcription; transcripts were analyzed using the methods of grounded theory to determine themes. The riskiness of AI was assessed within relationship contexts. Past experience with AI including emotional and physical reactions was identified.