Fecal incontinence is the loss of normal control of your bowels, leading to accidental leakage of stool or gas. Bowel control problems occur more frequently in women than men, because of injury to the anal muscles or nerves that can occur during childbirth. The condition becomes even more common with age as the muscles that control bowel movements weaken. Fecal incontinence can be a devastating disability that leads to social isolation.
Anal sex linked to increased risk of incontinence - Reuters
I really would like to have anal sex with my girlfriend, say once a month. Anal sex has become much more common among straight couples in the early part of the 21st century. But very often, it's the man who is keen on it and the woman who is much less enthusiastic. Please note that it is painful for the female, particularly in the early days, when she's not used to it. Regular anal intercourse does make the opening of the bottom a bit more slack. This change is clearly visible in anyone male or female who has often been on the receiving end of rectal penetration.
Markland AD, et al. Am J Gastroenterol. Engaging in anal intercourse was found to be associated with an increased risk for fecal incontinence, especially among men who have sex with men, according to an analysis of national survey data.
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and associations between anal intercourse and fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence was defined as the loss of liquid, solid, or mucus stool occurring at least monthly on a validated questionnaire. A gender-specific sexual behavior questionnaire assessed any anal intercourse via an audio computer-assisted personal interview. Co-variables included: age, race, education, poverty income ratio, body mass index, chronic illnesses, depression, loose stool consistency Bristol Stool Scale types 6 or 7 , and reproductive variables in women.