But both men and women said anal sex could damage women's reputations. Even though not all the young men in the study said they wanted to have anal sex, many of them said men encourage one another to try the practice. The researchers also found that condoms don't seem to be a frequent element in anal sex, and when they were used, it was for hygiene purposes not STD prevention. Young men in the study were often keen on the idea of anal sex, but were sometimes unenthusiastic about the physical reality, the researchers said. For example, one interviewee said: "I thought it was going to be a lot better to be honest.
Royal. Age: 22.
The results showed that most teens' anal sex experiences occurred in a relationship setting, but first experiences with anal sex were rarely under circumstances of mutual exploration of sexual pleasure.
Elizabeth. Age: 31.
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Participants often mentioned that young men want to have anal sex with women because they want to copy what they saw in pornography. The researchers interviewed teens ages 16 to 18 from diverse backgrounds, and asked them about their perceptions of different sexual practices, as well as their own experiences. Young men in the study appeared to perceive having anal sex as a feat in competition.