'That which is against nature'
'For the invisible things of him
from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by
the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that
they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they
glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in
their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing
themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the
uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to
birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also
gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to
dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth
of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than
the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up
unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use
into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving
the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another;
men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in
themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as
they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over
to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not
(Epistle to the Romans. 1:20-28.)
In its wisdom, by hurling yet more petrol on the national fire of
depravity and immorality, the UK government has recently consulted on
whether to educate 7
year old children about anal sexual intercourse. It is reportedly
a practice very widely
prevalent in the Muslim world, given the common understanding of
the 'prophet's' saying in Q
2.223, however much
the apologists protest. It is also been particularly common though
Africa, though the incidence in the West has risen dramatically
A brief review of some of the medical dangers of the practice is
therefore in order.
single cell, 'columnar' lining of the rectum.
Robust, multi-layer, 'squamous' lining of the vagina.
1. It greatly increases the risk
of anal cancer - the incidence of which has risen considerably recently.
all cancer samples contained human papilloma virus' - indicating
that nearly 90% of anal cancer sufferers had engaged in passive anal
intercourse. In non-heterosexuals the rate was 97%. Other evidence of
increased anal cancer risk from receptive anal intercourse in men and
in women (N Engl J Med. 1997; 337: 1350-1358, N Engl J Med. 1987; 317:
973-977, J Natl Cancer Inst. 2001; 93: 843-849).
2. It considerably increases the risk of transmitting sexually
coli infections; giardiasis;
simplex; human papillomavirus; Kaposi's
sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (HHV-8);
venereum; pubic lice; salmonellosis; shigella; syphilis; tuberculosis
Even Durex' own website claimed in October 2000: “Anal
intercourse is a high-risk activity because of the potential for infection
from STDs including HIV transmission. Currently, there are no specific
standards for the manufacture of condoms for anal sex. Current medical
advice is therefore to avoid anal sex. However, whenever this advice is
not followed, the medical profession recommends that stronger condoms
should be used although studies have shown that there is still a risk of
breakage and slippage”. In the interests of political 'correctness' (or
rather perversity) Durex seem to have since erased these comments viewed
on 26/4/01 on
this now defunct link.
3. It increases the risk of transmitting blood borne viruses - the risk
for passing on HIV is 'much
intercourse, penile or otherwise, traumatizes the soft tissues of the
rectal lining. These tissues... are nowhere near as sturdy as vaginal
tissue. As a consequence, the lining of the rectum is almost always
traumatized to some degree by any act of anal intercourse. Even in the
absence of major trauma, minor or microscopic tears in the rectal lining
allow for immediate contamination and the entry of germs into the
bloodstream.” Dr Jeffrey Satinover.
Although under political pressure from gay rights activists,
the BTS on medical grounds alone had till September 2011 refused all
homosexual donors (a negative HIV test doesn't exclude early HIV
4. It (or allied sexual perversions) may cause anal
and sometimes damage to the anal sphincter leading
“The shape of the bowel is not intended for the purpose of sexual
intercourse. The muscle of the anal sphincter has to be forced open. The
lining of the bowel is a single cell layer. As a result there is trauma
and tearing. The semen action damages the bowel lining and the
consequence is easy entrance of bacteria and viruses.”
Dr M E Duncan, MD(Hons), FRCSE, FRCOG
Jeffrey Satinover says: “anal intercourse, penile or otherwise,
traumatizes the soft tissues of the rectal lining. These tissues...
are nowhere near as sturdy as vaginal tissue. As a consequence, the
lining of the rectum is almost always traumatized to some degree by
any act of anal intercourse. Even in the absence of major trauma,
minor or microscopic tears in the rectal lining allow for immediate
contamination and the entry of germs into the bloodstream.”
5. It causes anal warts, a
major contributor to cancer.
6. There is some published evidence
that communities that practise anal intercourse have much shorter
actuarial survival than smokers and other high risk groups, like IVDUs.
These findings have been hotly contested and the authors censured
fiercely. Apart from the torrent of ad hominems, methodological
criticisms have been made, but not to my knowledge in peer-reviewed
journals. Nor am I aware of well conducted research that contradicts
these findings. It is difficult to correct accurately for underreporting
of AIDS, and HIV patient survival rates have now dramatically improved
with HAART, which will affect these data. Even if the effect observed is
more accentuated than general experience, because of the nature of
subject selection (newspaper obituaries), it remains most striking. Wiki's
critique of the study and its author is here,
it does not quote countervailing evidence from more rigorous studies.
The question addressed merits more detailed investigation, and for
educational and health
services to promote anal sex as a healthy alternative to vaginal
intercourse appears counterproductive and perversely doctrinaire.
7. Claiming that homosexuality is a fixed and innate orientation
is deceitful, many thousands of people have found liberty and cleansing
from the worst kinds of sin through the
Lord Jesus Christ.