See also: analsex and Analsex

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anal +‎ sex. First use appears c. 1970 in the American Sociological Review.

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anal sex (uncountable)

  1. A sexual activity involving stimulation of a sexual partner's anus or rectum, especially by penetration.
    • 2012, Zadie Smith, NW, London: Penguin Books, published 2013, →ISBN, page 23:
      They had sex before either knew the other’s surname. They had anal sex before they had vaginal sex.
    • 2010, S. S. Abdool Karim, Q. Abdool Karim, HIV/AIDS in South Africa, page 299:
      It is a common misconception that anal intercourse is an exclusively homosexual male practice. [] As elsewhere in Africa, little data exist on the role of anal sex in HIV acquisition in women in the general population []

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