[Replying to DanieltheDragon
No they don't, the rise of sexually transmitted diseases among young adults has more to do with a lack of sex education than the practice of anal sex.
Yes, letâ€™s educate people that anal sex comes with much greater risk than vaginal sex. Letâ€™s educate people that when you have anal sex things can tear/rip/bleed (very common, btw) and this contributes to spreading of disease. Letâ€™s be sure to share many of the statistics mentioned in the video I linked and not downplay the tragedy of these things. Anyone suggesting otherwise is doing a disservice.
Maybe if it is so chilling you should spend more of your efforts championing sex education and the practice of safe sex instead of condemning homosexuals.
I do not condemn homosexuals â€“ those are your words.
As for safe sex
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Safe sex practices became more prominent in the late 1980s as a result of the AIDS epidemic. Promoting safer sex is now one of the aims of sex education. Safer sex is regarded as a harm reduction strategy aimed at reducing risks. The risk reduction of safe sex is not absolute; for example, the reduced risk to the receptive partner of acquiring HIV from HIV-seropositive partners not wearing condoms compared to when they wear them is estimated to be about a four to fivefold.
Although safe sex is used by individuals to refer to protection against both pregnancy and HIV/AIDS or other STI transmissions, the term was born in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is believed that the term of safe sex was used in the professional literature in 1984, in the content of a paper on the psychological effect that HIV/AIDS may have on homosexual men. The term was related with the need to develop educational programs for the group considered at risk, homosexual men. A year later, the same term appeared in an article in The New York Times. This article emphasized that most specialists advised their AIDS patients to practice safe sex
Although this term was primarily used in conjunction with the homosexual male population, in 1986 the concept was spread to the general population
Unprotected anal penetration is a high risk activity, regardless of sexual orientation. Anal sex is a higher risk activity than vaginal intercourse because the thin tissues of the anus and rectum can be easily damaged. Slight injuries can allow the passage of bacteria and viruses, including HIV. This includes by the use of anal toys. Condoms may be more likely to break during anal sex than during vaginal sex, increasing the risk.
Animals do not have control of their passions like human beings. Humans are able to reason and use their intellect to make choices that affect their long term happiness and fulfillment. The animal kingdom is not subject to the same laws/rules as we are. A lion is not immoral if he steals his dinner from his neighbor.
This is patently false there are numerous intelligence studies specifically focused on whether an animal can "control its passions"
My statement remains accurate and yours consists of intellectual dishonesty. To dismiss the truth that human beings are more intelligent and can reason, can control their passions better than animals, and are obviously not subject to the same moral laws as human beings is inaccurate
The anal cavity is an appropriate size for the penis, the sphincter can relax to accommodate a penis, saliva can be used for lubrication. There are sexual nerve endings located in the anus and around the sphincter indicating an adaption for sexual intercourse. Biologically speaking there is nothing inherently wrong with anal intercourse.
Your inability to be more fair to the truth could be putting people at risk. It is inherently a bad choice.
Unprotected anal penetration is a high risk activity, regardless of sexual orientation. Anal sex is a higher risk activity than vaginal intercourse because the thin tissues of the anus and rectum can be easily damaged. Slight injuries can allow the passage of bacteria and viruses, including HIV.