a sexual act that involves penetration of the anus. Whilst the practice is commonly associated with men that have sex with men (and as such, formed the basis of many anti-gay buggery and sodomy laws and religious teachings), anal sex also forms part of the variety of sexual activities taken by opposite-sex couples and same-sex female couples.
When the practice takes place with the aid of an artificial phallus, e.g. a dildo or strap-on, it is known as pegging.
Originally published: 7th December, 2020
Last modified: December 7, 2020