OK - not to be gross here, but last night I was in bed with my little hand mirror checking out all the changes going on down under (actually, I had just gotten a bikini wax and was attempting to tweeze a few stragglers, but then I figured I may as well inspect the whole enchilada...err, taco). I noticed that there was about a 1 inch red ring around my anus. At first I kinda freaked - like, what the hell is that? - but then I thought maybe it was because of all the pressure, you know, things kinda getting pushed inside out...there weren't any hemmorhoids or anything - my butt still looked like my butt - but the red ring was there and the area was kind of tender, so maybe it was my butt stretched out a bit? I'd noticed when wiping after a BM the past few days that it had felt a bit sore, but I'd chalked that up to all the grunting and pushing that was sometimes needed to get things going. So now I guess it's because the skin that's usually on the inside is now on the outside. Doesn't burn or anything, and mostly looks nastier than it feels, but I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this? I know (I hope) I'm not the only one who's taken a good look down there!