Higher risk associated with anal sex is a consequence of microinjurijes of anal mucosa that typically come with anal penetration. That is also the reason why the receptive partner is at higher risk. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of
Anal sex is the highestrisk sexual behavior for HIV transmission. Vaginal sex has a lower risk, and activities like oral sex, touching, and kissing carry little to no risk for getting or transmitting HIV.
Like most sexual activities, anal sex carries the risk of passing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs).