Soundings

Gangsta rappa

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7293.1071/a (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1071
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    She was embarrassed. “My boyfriend and I had … anal intercourse last night,” she stammered, “and now I'm bleeding from my … back passage.”

    I urged her not to worry. It was quite a normal practice between consenting adults, I said, but the next time make sure he uses a condom, to prevent infection, and try perfumed body oil as an aid to lubrication, which will protect against anal trauma and also smells nice.

    It was the perfect consultation, I …

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