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Noor Al Shadhili is a research and education initiative whose aim is to engage in theological and spiritual dialogue through an Islamic, philosophical and social science framework

Homosexuality: Health Effects

“Do you approach males among the worlds. And leave what your Lord has created for you as mates? But you are a people transgressing.” They said, “If you do not desist, O Lot, you will surely be of those evicted.” He said, “Indeed, I am, toward your deed, of those who detest [it].”
—Quran, Sura 26 (Ash-Shu’ara), 165-168

“He who has intercourse with his wife through her anus is accursed”
—Narrated by Abu Hurairah, Book of Marriage, Sunan Abu Dawood 2157[11]

We will deal with homosexuality in several briefs, the focus here is health. While being against homosexuality is often seen as bigotry in our series of briefs on homosexuality we will deal with issues pertaining to homosexuality that come from various angles including it’s effects on the individual and society: health, ethics, family, religion and society from an objection lens not based in bigotry but based in what is good for the individual and humanity.

God and the final messenger of God (peace to him) has warned us against the act of anal intercourse, men with men and men with women, it may be asked “why?” some modern day health research shows us some of the dangerous effects of this act. The following are a few medical points about the danger of Anal Intercourse, a sexual act often practiced by homosexual men, the full article is linked below.

The anus lacks the natural lubrication the vagina has. Penetration can tear the tissue inside the anus, allowing bacteria and viruses to enter the bloodstream. This can result in the spread of sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Studies have suggested that anal exposure to HIV poses 30 times more risk for the receptive partner than vaginal exposure. Exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV) may also lead to the development of anal warts and anal cancer. Using lubricants can help some, but doesn’t completely prevent tearing.

The tissue inside the anus is not as well protected as the skin outside the anus. Our external tissue has layers of dead cells that serve as a protective barrier against infection. The tissue inside the anus does not have this natural protection, which leaves it vulnerable to tearing and the spread of infection.

The anus was designed to hold in feces. The anus is surrounded with a ring-like muscle, called the anal sphincter, which tightens after we defecate. When the muscle is tight, anal penetration can be painful and difficult. Repetitive anal sex may lead to weakening of the anal sphincter, making it difficult to hold in feces until you can get to the toilet…

The anus is full of bacteria. Even if both partners do not have a sexually-transmitted infection or disease, bacteria normally in the anus can potentially infect the giving partner. Practicing vaginal sex after anal sex can also lead to vaginal and urinary tract infections.

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