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    5 Things They Never Tell You About Anal Play

    Anal play is classified as any sexual activity involving the anus and is sometimes used to referred to sexual activities that incorporate the bum in general.

    Homosexuality was decriminalised throughout the UK by 1982, and anal sex between men and women was legalised in the UK in 1994.

    Ignorant and homophobic attitudes still exist, but many organisations and individuals are dedicated to fighting against them.

    So, there's no reason to shy away from the topic of anal sex, and there's no reason not to bust some major myths about booty action.

    Here are 5 things they never tell you about anal play.

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