The human anus from Latin anus meaning "ring", "circle"   is the external opening of the rectum. Two sphincters control the exit of feces from the body during an act of defecation , which is the primary function of the anus. These are the internal anal sphincter and the external anal sphincter , which are circular muscles that normally maintain constriction of the orifice and which relaxes as required by normal physiological functioning. The inner sphincter is involuntary and the outer is voluntary. It is located behind the perineum which is located behind the vagina or scrotum. With anal sex , the anus can play a role in sexuality. Attitudes towards anal sex vary and it is illegal in some countries.
Anal Fissure: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
For some women out there, anal sex is the cherry on top of a sexual sundae: a little extra treat that elevates something that was already delicious on its own duh, talking about sex here. If you've yet to add anal to the menu but are curious to taste test , there are some things you should know first:. You can check out our Ultimate Anal Sex Guide for even more tips. But before your first go, it might also help to hear from women who have been there, done that. It's different from regular sex because it feels like he's going way deeper. Anal doesn't help me orgasm more easily, though.
What Is Anal Cancer?
An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum anal canal that causes pain during bowel movements. Anal fissures don't lead to more serious problems. Most anal fissures heal with home treatment after a few days or weeks.
The inner lining of the anal canal is the mucosa. Most anal cancers start from cells in the mucosa. Glands and ducts tubes leading from the glands are found under the mucosa.