This article was published on November 24th, 2021
For all you bottoms, we have some news. Anal fissures are real, and they hurt like hell. A fissure is a small tear in the anal canal. Although they are small, the pain caused by fissures is enormous. You can get an anal fissure in many ways. For starters, you can get them when you are pooping, and the stool is too hard. If you strain out the poo, it could leave your anal canal ripped and in pain. So, next time you need to poop, grab your poppers, and sniff them. Hopefully, everything will come out easier after that.
Another, and more common way, of getting an anal fissure is through anal sex. If you are bottoming, you can take steps to prevent anal fissures. The first is to educate yourself on understanding what can happen after anal sex and proactively prevent it. Education about anal, preparing and even the foods to eat for the best anal sex will keep you safe and prevent tears.
If you want to enjoy anal sex without a fissure, you can use an anal kit that dilates you and teaches you muscle control. If you prefer something you can stick in gently and go, you can use butt plugs to open you up before anal. Of course, foreplay and lots of lube are a must for avoiding an anal fissure. Once you get into the act, make sure you’re in a position that is comfortable for you and your partner. If anything feels painful, stop, reposition, and start again. Size shouldn’t matter too much because our anal sphincters can stretch wide enough for a fist. Preparation is key.
Fissures are serious. If you aren’t feeling pain, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the fissure has healed. You should talk to a doctor about any anal discomfort. There are two types of anal fissures. The first is acute fissures. Acute fissures are small and don’t require any intervention to heal on their own. You can heal these with an appropriate diet and topical creams, suppositories, or abstaining from sexual intercourse. If your fissure is not healing on its own, you should see a doctor because it could be a chronic fissure. These types of anal fissures require medical intervention, usually in the form of surgery.
It’s important that if you are experiencing a fissure, you carefully consider sex. If you continue to have intercourse with a fissure, it could be very painful. It will also increase the chance of contracting an STI. A fissure is an open wound, and if you have sex, you are exposing yourself and your partner to the open wound. When this happens, you increase the likelihood of passing on STI’s like syphilis and HIV.
If you’re in the USA, getting treatment can seem overwhelming. However, you should not sit and suffer in silence. The medication that you need to help with an acute fissure is about $40. If you are strapped for cash, you can likely get help from a local STD clinic and could get the medication for free.
Next time you want to bottom, or it is your first time – knowing about fissures can make the process safer and easier. When you know, you need you can keep your bussy safe and feeling great. Just remember that fissures are a normal part of gay bottom life, and we have all experienced this at one time or another. Choose a doctor that is open and works well with members of our community, and it can make all the difference when you are talking about anal health. Stay safe and fissure-free!