>>86150> A red herring is a tangential topic introduced intentionally as a distraction or inadvertently. Trying to create an unrelated discussion about a messenger or claimant (e.g. by introducing alleged personal attributes or asking about unstated opinions) is one _very_ common example.>>86318> Far too many people quite obviously are not even listening.
Zzz. Anyway:>>86330> Joannides most certainly reminds me of another "authority" on anal eroticism with a similar background: that is, psychology rather than medicine.
That person is Jack Morin, who in the past was referenced at least by English Wikipedia's article about anal sex. The article attributed a claim to him that he 'had never personally observed "loosening" in any of his patients' (https://web.archive.org/web/20100116032749/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_sex
). As I commented long ago: Why would a psychotherapist observe that in his patients? Did they go to him for their proctological exams? [rolling eyes emoticon]
(Even more concerning, Morin is referenced by some medical studies. I try to avoid citing, at least in my named quote collections [T&A, AR1, etc.], any study that counts among or cites certain questionable sources. Of course, in some cases any particular study that seems fine might cite one or more studies that are not, because they in turn cite one or more sources that are questionable. Damnit.)
Also from the old Wikipedia article snapshot linked above: "Morin recommended kegel exercises to prevent loss of muscle tone from anal fisting or insertion of large objects…" As I pointed out somewhat more recently but still many years ago: Anal stretching can easily and permanently damage and weaken the internal anal sphincter and/or the external anal sphincter (at the least). Moreover, the internal anal sphincter is not under voluntary control; Kegel exercises do nothing for it.