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I am a happily married man with an anal fetish. My fetish started when I was very young -- I would think about other men's penises while masturbating. I had one homosexual experience in the past, but decided it wasn't for me. Is this normal?

Everybody has an anus. Enjoying your or your partnerís butt during sex does not make a person abnormal. In fact, many people, regardless of sexual orientation, are turned on by anal play. Experimenting with different types of sex with different genders of partners is also normal. Sex is fun and exploration is the way to go.

For answers to all your anal questions, you can pick up the book Anal Pleasure and Health by Jack Morin at or your local bookstore.

To your health,
Dr. K

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