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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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Posted on Sat, 26 Jan 2019 in Sexual Health
Question: Hi,

My wife and I have just started delving into Anal sex. We both enjoy the stretching sensation caused by larger toys. We was wondering what a safe width your anus can stretch to with out causing any long term problems

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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use lubricants and generally, 2.5 inches may be safe.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

There is not a specific measurement that is safe. You can go for the bigger sizes as you can handle but up to 2.5 inch is advisable generally.

Make sure for the dildo to be soft and insert it gradually and gently to avoid trauma.
Also, always using lubricants is advisable to avoid any trauma and damage.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 8 minutes later
So if we where to use a dildo of 8” in circumference do you believe that this could cause any health issues in the future with repeated use?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It should not cause issues if used cautiously with lubricants.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again dear and thank you for asking again.

If it is used gently and with lubricants, and if there are no other preexisting issues of the rectum, it should not cause issues.

However, I think you better not try anything larger because it is already large enough. In long-term anal muscle tone may get reduced.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best regards.


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