You’ve probably heard someone mention anal fissures at some point in your life, and if you’re a bottom, you may very well have already had them. If not, you should be going out and gettin’ them! (Just kidding. Definitely don’t do that, but there’s a high likelihood that after taking a few too many hard poundings, you’re going to wake up one morning with some pain in your anus.)
So what exactly are anal fissures? They’re small tears in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines your anus. Most (straight) people get them from very large bowel movements. If you’re a bottom though, you’re at a higher risk for them, especially if your partner is a power driller who uses his large tool tactlessly.
Anal fissures can be incredibly painful. They can cause bleeding after you poop (and after sex). They also will randomly itch throughout the day. It’s an awkward bodily sensation to have something inside you that’s both itchy and painful. It can hurt to sneeze, laugh, walk, sit, and poop if they get really irritated. So, here are 8 things you need to know about getting, preventing, and healing anal fissures, including medications and more, unorthodox methods.
Disclaimer: I'm (definitely) not a medical professional. Please consult (and follow up with) your doctor if you think you have anal fissures!