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The anal canal is the terminal part of the large intestine. It is situated between the rectum and anus, below the level of the pelvic diaphram. It lies in the anal triangle of perineum in between the right and left ischiorectal fossae. In humans it is approximately 2.5 to 4 cm long, extending from the anorectal junction to the anus. It is directed downwards and backwards. It is surrounded by inner involuntary and outer voluntary sphincters which keep the lumen closed in the form of an anteroposterior slit. The posterior aspect of the rectum exposed by removing the lower part of the sacrum and the coccyx. ... Male Anatomy This article is about the bodily orifice. ...


It is differentiated from the rectum by the transition of the internal surface from endodermal to skinlike ectodermal tissue.


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For males, the tightness of the anus is often said to be a source of pleasure in penetrative anal sex, while the presence of the prostate gland near the rectal wall is generally seen as a source of pleasure during receptive anal intercourse.
Anal intercourse, sometimes referred to as sodomy or buggery, is a common human sexual activity, but is considered taboo in a number of moral systems, and it has been, and in some jurisdictions continues to be, a crime carrying severe punishment.
Anal cancer, abscess, warts, fistula, fissure, itching and hemorrhoids are among the diseases of the anus that benefit from medical intervention.
Anal canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (137 words)
The anal canal is the terminal part of the large intestine.
It is situated between the rectum and anus, below the level of the pelvic diaphram.
It lies in the anal triangle of perineum in between the right and left ischiorectal fossae.
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