Rectal douchingalso known as anal douchingis the act of rinsing the rectum with intent to clean it, typically in preparation for anal sex. An instance of this rinsing or a tool used to perform the rinse may be called a rectal douche. Rectal douching is a hygienic practice to clean the rectum in preparation for anal sex or hydrating the rectum to void hardened stools as opposed to a pharmaceutical method to soften the stool.
An anal piercing is a body piercing in the surrounding area of the human anususually the perineum. Despite the name, piercing of the anal sphincter itself is rather rare. Some report difficulty cleaning the area after defecation and increases chances of infection.
Rectal examinationcommonly called a prostate examis an internal examination of the rectumperformed by a healthcare provider. The old adage, "If you don't put your finger in it, you might put your foot in it" rings true even though the research evidence and guidelines by every major organization of US medicine do not support it. The End of the Screening Rectal Exam.
Anal fistula is a chronic abnormal communication between the epithelialised surface of the anal canal and usually the perianal skin. They can form when anal abscesses do not heal properly. Anal fistulae originate from the anal glandswhich are located between the internal and external anal sphincter and drain into the anal canal. The tract formed by this process is a fistula.
Anal eroticism is erotic activity focusing on the anusand sometimes the rectum. Sigmund Freud hypothesized that the anal stage of childhood psychosexual development was marked by the predominance of anal eroticism. Since the mid-twentieth century, English speaking sex manuals like The Joy of Sex have acknowledged the erogenous sensitivity of the anus, and its role in sexual pleasure.
Fistinghandballingfist-fuckingbrachiovaginalor brachioproctic insertion  is a sexual activity that involves inserting a hand into the vagina or rectum. Fisting may be performed without a partner, but it is most often a partnered activity. Fisting's emergence as a popular sexual practice is commonly attributed to gay male culture and it may not have existed until the twentieth century.
The anus from Latin anus meaning "ring", "circle" is an opening at the opposite end of an animal's digestive tract from the mouth. Its function is to control the expulsion of fecesunwanted semi-solid matter produced during digestion, which, depending on the type of animal, may include: matter which the animal cannot digest, such as bones ;  food material after all the nutrients have been extracted, for example cellulose or lignin ; ingested matter which would be toxic if it remained in the digestive tract; and dead or excess gut bacteria and other endosymbionts. Amphibians, reptiles, and birds use the same orifice known as the cloaca for excreting liquid and solid wastes, for copulation and egg -laying.
Anal cancer is a cancer which arises from the anusthe distal opening of the gastrointestinal tract. Prevention includes avoiding risk factors and HPV vaccination. Symptoms of anal cancer can include pain or pressure in the anus or rectum, a change in bowel habits, a lump near the anus, rectal bleeding, itching or discharge. Bleeding may be severe.
Anal sex or anal intercourse is generally the insertion and thrusting of the erect penis into a person's anusor anus and rectumfor sexual pleasure. While anal sex is commonly associated with male homosexualityresearch shows that not all gay males engage in anal sex and that it is not uncommon in heterosexual relationships. Anal sex is considered a high-risk sexual practice because of the vulnerability of the anus and rectum.