Why some women enjoy (or prefer) anal sex

[This entry was initially posted to the original Red Keyhole blog on 22 February 2011.]

Let’s not forget that it’s only been since June 2003 – when the US Supreme Court ruled private “sodomy” (mainly oral and anal sex) legal – that American couples have been comparatively free to engage in these more “exotic” sexual activities … which, interestingly, seem to be enjoyed by more and more women, according to various reports.

This includes anal sex (anal intercourse), discussed in the following excerpts from a July 2010 article on the Intimate Medicine website – which, incidentally, is an excellent source of information on a wide range of sexual hygiene and erotic topics. (The site provides helpful information, including photos and videos, incorporating a strongly fact-based approach with the involvement of several professionals in medical and similar fields.)

This narrative has been slightly edited to improve readability.

Why Do Women Decide to Have Anal Sex?

By S. J.

Obviously, there are different reasons why women decide for anal sex. Those who genuinely like it, like the feeling when their partner’s penis penetrates their anus, since they feel a different kind of pressure on their vagina and the outer part of their genitals. For some this is the only way they can climax.

Most women adore anal massaging, and even like it if you put your finger into their anal opening (it’s usually best if you put your finger in her anus just a few moments before she comes, but do consult her on this matter), but they still don’t want to have anal sex. We mustn’t forget about those ‘dirty’ ones, who get off on forbidden stuff. Well, anal isn’t that unusual, but it’s also not something all people like. Many women do it just to please their partner, and don’t admit that they actually find no pleasure in it. Try to talk openly with your partner!


For some women, anal sex is highly pleasurable.

Another important reason for women to decide to have anal sex is contraception. In some South American countries people take the Catholic disapproval of contraception so seriously that they practice anal sex, since it supposedly doesn’t lead to pregnancy. But splash conception (pregnancy after anal intercourse) happens quite often. A lot of women have anal sex because they’re religious and don’t want to lose virginity before marriage.