While this growing body of literature suggests that anal intercourse among heterosexual women may be more prevalent than previously assumed particularly among drug-abusing samples of women , there is currently very little information about why these women are engaging in anal intercourse. In the second phase, a constant comparison method was used to group and organize the marginal codes conceptually. A article in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections suggests that using saliva as a lubricant is a risk factor for gonorrhea in men who have sex with men. They should also pay attention to the type of lubricant they use, as oil-based lubricants such as petroleum jelly can damage latex condoms. The pressure on your dick feels amazing. Many of the women also endorsed positive emotional experiences of AI, including that it was more intimate than vaginal sex, and that it was something they reserved only for special partners. Reynolds, Email: So less tension of things possibly going wrong and having a major life change. Through these traditional gender roles and sexual scripts e. Although each participant was not required to answer each question, the facilitator did encourage participation from all women and made efforts to elicit diverging perspectives. Lube, lube, lube. But on top of the physical discomfort, I also felt ashamed. Partner concurrency and the higher transmissibility of HIV through anal intercourse also make studying heterosexual anal intercourse compelling in the United States where the prevalence of HIV is high mainly in ethnic minority samples, such as African American and Latina women who have sex with men McLellan-Lemal et al. Method Focus group methods were selected to uncover the wide range of reasons that drug-abusing women may have for engaging in heterosexual anal intercourse.