It’s okay if you’re into anal. It’s just not for me! Whenever anal sex comes up in conversation (which is more often than you’d probably imagine), the most frequent question I hear is, “Why do boys want it?” and “Why would a girl let him do that?”
So, I don’t have a great answer to either of those questions. There’s data that suggests watching porn is linked to teens being more likely to try anal sex; there’s also speculation that as digital media made pornography more accessible, the limits had to be pushed further beyond vaginal intercourse.
I’m not saying that porn made anal the final frontier of sex, but data does show a parallel trend of rising online porn consumption and rising participation in anal sex. However, records indicate that various groups of ancient peoples engaged in anal, so it’s been around for a while.
Men who have sex with men could tell you how great anal is. The prostate, the gland which produces the liquid in semen, can be stimulated through receiving anal penetration, supposedly leading to better orgasms.
Women, however, do not have the same prostate gland structure and nerve receptors that men have inside the anus. Women DO have an equivalent to the prostate – called the Skene’s gland, it can be stimulated through vaginal penetration and is what researchers believe is responsible for female ejaculation.