Anal sex can be pleasurable for everyone involved, but there are health risks to consider — as with any form of unprotected sex. One of the biggest concerns that comes with backdoor play is, unexpectedly, HPV. The human papillomavirus is most well-known for causing cervical cancer and can be prevented through pap smear screenings and the HPV vaccine. However, an HPV infection can make someone more prone to developing anal cancer.
When it comes to prostate cancer, 'gay men are erased,' patients say
By Hannah Sparks. June 7, pm Updated June 7, pm. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease, infecting some 79 million Americans. In some cases, though, it produces warts.
David Samadi is the chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and is a board-certified urologist and oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. Samadi also specializes in many advanced, minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer; is one of the few urologic surgeons in the United States trained in oncology, open-, laparoscopic- and robotic-surgery; and was the first surgeon in the nation to successfully perform a robotic surgery redo. I'm writing a new "prescription" for my patients these days: Have more sex with your partner. Evidence continues to accumulate that suggests sexual activity lowers men's prostate cancer risk.