About 2 weeks after my mother died we celebrated our first Christmas without parents. I’ve said it before being without both of your parents leaves you feeling somewhat lost. It’s like you have erased your history, where you came from, who you belong to. It feels as though you are a tree without roots. The strange counterpart to this is I have spent my whole life trying to cut myself from my family, my tree and now I feel afloat without it. Fast forward to Xmas, I had been dating someone for just a few weeks things are going well as they always are at the start of something new and fresh. He is a welcome soft place to land as I sort through the feelings of losing my mother.
I had been fighting one of the worst migraines I have ever had it was Christmas Eve and the sister with whom I am still speaking to had invited me along with her family to my brother in-laws siblings home. I like them, they are like the family my sister and I kind of wanted, they are not without their flaws but they love each other and they show up for each other ….always. I am close in age to my bro in laws brother P, and for a short time in college he and I ran in the same social circles so I was really looking forward to spending the holiday with them and some old faces.
The headache prevailed and eventually I ended up right where I started on the couch sleeping away the skull crushing pain. Tossing and turning, kicking off blankets and pulling them back on was alternated with occasional sips of water before I was reminded that the pain had not gone away. Sleeping was my only option. At about 3 am I woke up to an almost burning pain emanating from my arse. Yes arse. ARSE. ARSE. ASS, DUPA, CULO. To be exact my arsehole.
What the fuck is that??? goddamnit, what the fuck, ow, Ow OWWWWW!
I jumped up off the couch and went straight to the bathroom, I had no idea what was happening but I knew one thing my ass hurt, hurt like a burn, like a scrape that gets hot water splashed on it in the shower.
Wait I felt this on Sunday after M and I had sex and I was in the shower, what the hell is my malfunction?
M the new guy I had been dating had left on Sunday for home, today was Tuesday. On Sunday after a night and day of bent over the edge of the bed, hair tugging, arm behind my back holding, moan filled, back arching, face burying pounding from behind I was taking a shower and felt this slight burn/pain as the warm water ran down my back into my crack. It was a momentary discomfort that I sort of glossed over I figured it was part of the well over zealous physicality from our sexual acrobatics. Monday was a normal day and I had couple bowel movements which seemed relatively painless until maybe the one on Tuesday morning. Again that slight sting/burn.
WHAT THE FUCK? DID? HAVE? WHY? IS THIS?
Gave way to ……DID HE FUCK ME UP THE ASS???
Which then gave way to ….DID I NOT KNOW I GOT FUCKED IN THE ASS?
Which then prompted… IS THAT POSSIBLE??
Mental rewind, mental rewind mental rewind. Ok yes right there, that second as though I was stopping a movie at minute 23 with 11 seconds. I remember being bent over, really going at it and yep yeah right there, then ,exactly that moment, it started to hurt a little, feel slightly uncomfortable, the discomfort growing, growing and growing up until my pain threshold kicked in. At the moment I was about to say aloud “ok that hurts” he seemed to readjust and it subsided. What I would later piece together is he was back in the right hole. Now I was in full-blown pain, couldn’t stand to have my underwear on or touch even toilet paper to it, note to self, buy more baby wipes. It’s 3 am, I’m in pain, piecing together the events leading to anal injury and I started to seeth with anger.
Mother fucker, what the fuck, who the fuck does this, who they fuck thinks they can just fuck me in the ass?
I get out my laptop and begin researching I self diagnose myself with an anal lesion. It’s common to have a tear occur when one practices, has or has no intention of having had anal without any sort of lubrication.
M, he likes me, as he says he “like likes me” which is usually a precursor to “I’m falling for you” which is a precursor to “I love you”.
Why would he do this? Why would he breech my trust in such a way? Guys are pigs! He doesn’t “like like ” me he doesn’t even “like” me. He doesn’t have any respect for me, he is terrible at communication, he can’t just take it there without my permission, an extensive talk, long hours of research and pros and cons list. ANAL is an agreement, a venture one begins with a handshake of a mutual “I’m in” , at the very least it deserves a prompting of “ok are you ready? I’m gonna stick it in now”.
As I researched and alternated my weight from side to side as to not apply direct pressure to what now felt like an anal tunnel I stumbled across even more frightening news.
“Transferring one’s penis from the anal cavity back to the vagina leads to exposure to various bacteria from waste.”
I wanted to puke, I was livid, I checked my phone it’s 3:45 I want to call him right this very second and scream “You ass fucked me without my permission, without even my interest, that’ s like rape, that ass rape, that is a violation, how about you let me fuck your ass? How about I don’t ask you and just do it lube free and tear you a new one? Huh? how about that, you fuckin fuck”
The pain sears I go back to researching online but this time for remedies. I’m thinking like maybe icing, or a cold compress, I have no idea I’ve never tore my ass before….until now. Most websites recommend ointment or Preparation H. Makes sense what you would use to treat hemorrhoids would help treat a torn gaping butthole. Ok perhaps I am exaggerating however in my head it felt like it.
This will probably be the least believable part of this story but I swear on all the ones that I love that still remain on this earth I happened to have Preparation H, not because I have hemorrhoids but because I am vain. I have used it to treat wicked puffy eyes and bags, essentially it reduces the inflammation. A makeup artist tipped me off to the trick and told me it is commonly done. I used it when I began to process the loss of my brother and would cry and cry and cry for hours, the kind of sobbing that makes your chest hurt, your nose run and leaves your lungs gasping for air. I could hide all of this but I could not hide my swollen eyes when I went to work in the mornings so I used Preparation H.
Eww now I have to touch my finger to my asshole, in a very deliberate way to get this on the tear.
Jesus effin Christ how can this be my life at 4am Xmas morning???
I do it, and instantly wash my hands scrubbing the index finger which performed the procedure. I feel instant relieve, a cooling sensation, the burning lessens and then stops but is replaced with an uncomfortable moisture in my crack. It’s better and worse at the same time different way.
I want to call him, I want to read him the riot act, I want to scream and ask him who the fuck he thinks he is, I will break up with him. My mind is racing I run through everything I will say I choose my words carefully in case he comes back with some sort of butt rebuttal. I check my phone over and over again awaiting the time to call 6 am?? 5 am?? how long do I need to wait?
I text at 6 stating this “as soon as you wake up could you please call me” and I wait what seemed like forever. What exactly is forever when you are waiting to tell someone they tore your asshole when they shoved their dick in there without asking you? Not sure.
Almost and hour and half later he calls. By this time I have had ample time to think, I have calmed down, I have realized that this guys has been open, honest, trustworthy and supportive and 100% in my corner with the passing of my mother. I remember that it is so unbelievable that anyone would stick around to try and start little less nurture a relationship with someone in such an emotional state, but he has, he has been there every step of the way holding my hand, making me laugh when I needed it , and wiping my tears.
“Hi Good Morning” …….morning I reply.
“Merry Christmas” and a flush of embarrassment runs across my face when I hear him say this. I know I am about to follow-up his seasons greetings with “WHY DID YOU FUCK ME IN THE ASS???”
“Yeah, Merry Christmas” I mumble.
“Is everything ok? are you ok?” he asks nervously
He knows something is wrong, he thinks I am about to break up with him which seems so counter intuitive considering the weekend we just had together but why else would I have sent such a text?
“I don’t even know how to say this, I know one of things we like most about each other is that we can tell each other anything, anything at all. We have had such interesting and vulnerable conversations and it has brought us closer. What I am about to say is fucked up, really fucked up so I am just going to say it, directly and without sugar coating. “
There is a moment of hesitation, silence and the same hand that nursed my ass hours ago now cradles my forehead as I am about to say something awkward and difficult that will change everything.
“Did, well, Sunday when we were going at it, um er did you fuck me in the ass?”
“What? are you asking me if I, if I, if we had anal?
“No, I mean not that I am aware of in any way, no” “Why? is something going on down there?”
“Yes, I have a tear or what I can guess after consulting Web M.D. is an anal lesion”
“What? Do you I mean what happened? ”
“Remember when we were really going at it, well at one point I felt like an intense pulling and upward motion, I thought it was the angle of how you were entering me. I could feel the pressure building and building until it started to become uncomfortable and more uncomfortable and then started crossing over the threshold into pain. I was just about to tell you but then you moved and it stopped”
“Uh huh, and you think I may have possibly been in the wrong spot?”
“It had to be, there is no other way this could have happened”
“I’m sorry I didn’t intend for that to happen and I never would have ever tried something like that without you and I or us having some sort of talk or discussion, it’s not just something I would do, I’m sorry. Are you ok?”
” Yes I am ok, I know the more I thought I about it the more I knew it wasn’t you to do something like that”
“I’m sorry, is there anything I can do? I feel bad”
” Well no, according to google it will take time to heal but all should be normal in a few days”
He proceeded to ask me more questions about the timeline and when it started hurting and how is it that it didn’t hurt so much until like a day and half later. I said I had no idea but that according to all the stories I read online it was common for the pain not to settle in for a few days. He deduced that between then and now I had well “used” my anus which probably re-triggered the pain or tear. I explained how angry I was and how I almost called him in the middle of the night and despite him saying he wished I did I’m glad I didn’t. I’m glad I calmed down and let cooler heads handle this discussion. Uncomfortable as it was to have this conversation with a new boyfriend we were glad that I felt I could. I ended with the hope that one day this would be a funny story one day which we would laugh at and retell to friends. By the following week I had already begun to share it with a girlfriend and guy friend. Her comment was if he were anywhere near full penetration I would have known and my guy friend was just astonished saying “how could you not know????” . I guess everyone is different but I think because I didn’t have anything to compare it to I wasn’t sure what it was….but I do now.