My most recent article on Kinkly “Should We Talk About the Fact That Anal Sex Might Hurt?” is a consideration of pain potential. Of course, we celebrate the joys and pleasures of sex—anal included—but should we also bring to the discussion the potential for a wide range of unpleasant sensation. It could be awesome, it could be okay, it could be uncomfortable, it could be awful. It may or may not have something to do with what you’re doing and it may or may not have something to do with what your partner is doing. Or does prefacing discussion with this disclaimer predispose a participate into anticipating and then assuming and then assuring it does hurt.