In a 9th grade class at an all girls' school a student asked, “Last night I watched a documentary about AIDS and it mentioned anal sex. How do anuses have sex? ”
While asking this question she formed two “OK” symbols with her fingers then pressed them together like two round mouths kissing (see photo).
“It is confusing”, I said mimicking her hand gestures, “as if two anuses are puckering up together. But anal sex is when a man puts his erect penis up another person’s anus, either a man’s, or a woman’s.”
Gasps. Wide eyes.
“If this is happening to you or anyone you know it is a crime. It is illegal. You must tell a safe adult immediately."
“Do people really do that?” asked another girl.
“It sounds shocking, but consenting adults make all sorts of choices with their sex lives. The key is consent. They agree to do it. That goes for any sort of sexual contact. No one is ever to force you to do anything sexual, nor should you ever force anyone to do anything sexual.
“Anal sex is very risky behavior. But the answer is yes, some people do choose to have anal sex.”
A few gagging sounds.