A report on Anal sexHomosexuality and Sodomy

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Zephyrus and Hyacinthus
Attic red-figure cup from Tarquinia, 480 BC (Boston Museum of Fine Arts)
François Elluin, Sodomites provoking the wrath of God, from Le Pot-Pourri de Loth, 1781
Male genital anatomy, showing the location of the prostate with respect to the rectum
Burning of two homosexuals (the knight Richard von Hohenburg and his squire Anton Mätzler) at the stake outside Zürich, 1482 (from the Spiezer Schilling chronicle)
The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, John Martin, 1852
1892 lithograph by Paul Avril depicting male-to-female anal sex
Dance to the Berdache
Sac and Fox Nation ceremonial dance to celebrate the two-spirit person. George Catlin (1796–1872); Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Dante and Virgil interview the sodomites, from 's commentary on the Commedia, c. 1345
19th-century erotic interpretation of Hadrian and Antinous (detail), by Paul Avril
A woman spying on a pair of male lovers. China, Qing Dynasty.
Monks accused of sodomy burned at the stake, Ghent 1578
A woman wearing a strap-on dildo about to engage in anal sex with a man
Female youths are depicted surrounding Sappho in this painting of Lafond "Sappho sings for Homer", 1824.
A wanted poster, published in the city of Amsterdam in 1730, accusing ten men of "the abominable crime of sodomy" (de verfoeyelyke Crimen van Sodomie)
A woman performing anilingus (anal–oral sex) on another woman
Sappho reading to her companions on an Attic vase of c. 435 BC
Queer anarchists protesting against homophobia, with banner reading "Sodomize," on 11 October 2009
Mucous membranes of the rectum
Photograph of the Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen (1920–1991) alias Tom of Finland, well known for his stylized highly masculinized homoerotic art, playing the piano in late 1950s. In the background, his partner Veli Mäkinen (left) and his sister Kaija (right).
Depiction of anal sex on 510 BC Attic red-figure kylix
An illustration from the 19th-century book Sawaqub al-Manaquib depicting homosexual anal sex with a wine boy
Suzuki Harunobu, A shunga print depicting an older and a younger man
Shah Abbas I of Persia with a boy. By Muhammad Qasim (1627).
Two Roman males on the Warren Cup, British Museum
U.S. President Barack Obama signs into law the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Man and woman having anal sex. Ceramic, Moche Culture. 300 C.E. Larco Museum Collection.
LGBT activists at Cologne Pride in 2015 carrying a banner with the flags of 70 countries where homosexuality is illegal
François-Rolland Elluin, Sodomites provoking divine wrath, from Le pot-pourri (1781)
Protests in New York City against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Ottoman illustration depicting two young men having sex (from Sawaqub al-Manaquib)
Roy and Silo, two New York Central Park Zoo male chinstrap penguins similar to those pictured, became internationally known when they coupled and later were given an egg that needed hatching and care, which they successfully provided.
Blood donation policies for men who have sex with men
–Men who have sex with men may donate blood; No deferral
–Men who have sex with men may donate blood; Temporary deferral
–Men who have sex with men may not donate blood; Permanent deferral
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Original Rainbow Pride Flag in San Francisco, designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978

Sodomy or buggery (British English) is generally anal or oral sex between people, or sexual activity between a person and a non-human animal (bestiality), but it may also mean any non-procreative sexual activity.

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While anal sex is commonly associated with male homosexuality, research shows that not all gay men engage in anal sex and that it is not uncommon in heterosexual relationships.

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In cultures influenced by Abrahamic religions, the law and the church established sodomy as a transgression against divine law or a crime against nature.

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The condemnation of anal sex between males, however, predates Christian belief.

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In practice, sodomy laws have rarely been enforced against heterosexual couples, and have mostly been used to target homosexuals.

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The term buggery originated in medieval Europe as an insult used to describe the rumored same-sex sexual practices of the heretics from a sect originating in Bulgaria, where its followers were called bogomils; when they spread out of the country, they were called buggres (from the ethnonym Bulgars).

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