Male condoms are more likely to break during anal sex than vaginal sex, so some health clinics and workers have been promoting female condoms as an alternative. A handful of studies have found that percent of gay men surveyed in the U. Certain design elements may, in fact, make female condoms inappropriate for anal sex. When used in the anus, the female condom may not be easy to insert, comfortable, or even safe.
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Though its practice is frequently assumed to be confined to the gay male population, anal intercourse appears to be more popular than possibly expected among heterosexual couples under 45, according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC report. The report, titled " Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction and Sexual Identity in the United States ," which reportedly polled thousands of people between the ages of 15 and 44 from through , found that 44 percent of straight men and 36 percent of straight women admitted to having had anal sex at least once in their lives. When it came to experimenting with same-sex love, however, women were considerably more fluid: 12 percent said they'd had sex with another woman, compared to a mere 5. Of course, as The New Civil Rights Movement notes, it's possible that the rates for heterosexual men and women experiencing anal sex as well as those experimenting with same-sex partners may actually be slightly higher in
Download pdf. In Canada, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men continue to be the group most affected by HIV. Unprotected anal intercourse continues to be primary mode of HIV transmission among this group. While a lot is known about male condoms and HIV transmission, there is very little research on the efficacy of female condoms for men who have sex with men, even though some men may be using female condoms during anal sex. Unlike the male condom, which is usually made of latex, the female condom is made up of two rings the inner ring is sometimes removable on both sides of a polyurethane or nitrile pouch.