Though anal sex remains a taboo topic on college campuses, students are warming up to the idea of incorporating the "back door" into their sex lives. HuffPost Live spoke with three college sex columnists to learn about the latest rage on campuses across the country, who are suggesting more people give it a shot.
Abigal Student wrote a column at Washington State University encouraging her fellow students to learn more about "the road less traveled."
"Modern men and women have gone off the beaten path by moving their entry point two inches south from that of their forefathers," Abigail said on HuffPost Live. "Modern American couples have normalized the practice of anal sex. In the words of Frost 'the road less traveled by' has gained some serious traffic."
In her article, she cites a study conducted by the National Survey of Family Growth from 2006 to 2008, which stated that 44 percent of straight men and 36 percent of straight women admitted to having anal sex at least once in their lives. Though the numbers are high, she claims that anal sex is mainly joked about on campus and that the students who do enjoy it are not outwardly willing to coming forward with that information.
Indigo Trigg-Hauger, whose column is written in the form of Q&As from University of Washington student-submitted questions, says she receives a couple questions a months regarding anal sex.
"I get a lot of questions about it, so it must be something people are interested in," Indigo said. "I think people are trying to find validation about it."
Another student, Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij, has little doubt anal sex is happening at Brown University.
"I think Brown is known to be more sexually open than your average university," Ratan-Apiromyakij said. "One of the things that we really advocate on campus is free and enthusiastic consent. I'm pretty sure anal sex happens on our campus, and as long as both parties are consenting, that's a good thing."
Watch a clip from the discussion on HuffPost Live in the video above.