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Offline cssop

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A couple of questions
« on: July 10, 2007, 06:03:19 PM »
Hi,

I have a couple of question: I recently had an encounter - there was some mutual masturbation, I may have got some semen/precum on my hand. The only thing that bothered me is I think I rubbed my eye, and I have a sty at the moment on my eye. I think I'm being paranoid but it's no risk, still, right?

I also gave brief oral, no cum - possibly some precum but I'm not really as concerned about that as I've read at several sites that precum itself isn't really a risk. The gist I have is that as long as I don't have bleeding gums or an open wound when someone actually ejaculates (which I'd certainly avoid anyway) that there's no real cause for concern - right?

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 06:17:12 PM »
Hi CS

There is no risk from what you have described...please check out the lessons here on the forum regarding transmissions.

Jan
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Offline cssop

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 06:28:55 PM »
OK thanks a lot for your answer anniebc! One more question, and I'm sure I know the answer but I just want to get it clear in my head and move on so I hope you don't mind - I also had a couple of what I think are mosquito bites - about the size of a fingernail; if fluid got on to them, it wouldn't be a risk would it? What I understand is that any risk would have to involve something fresh and deep with direct access to the blood.

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 06:53:51 PM »
No you would not have a risk.

Offline anniebc

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 06:54:38 PM »
Hi CS

Again there is no risk.

If you haven't done so already then please read the Lessons there is a wealth of information there.

Take care
Jan
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Offline cssop

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007, 11:21:20 AM »
Hi again, last question, I promise!

-- Fingering is never a risk, am I right? Even if you get anal fluid and have a bit of a cut on your finger? Another site freaked me out a bit by describing it as a theoretical risk, but in their same comment, the doctor said that it's 'not a recognized route of transmission' which makes no sense to me - if it was really possible, then it would be a recognized route, surely.

The bottom line I'm getting from this forum is that in the real world, you can engage in non-penetrative acts like frottage, docking, rimming, fingering and everything else and basically have no worries as long as you wear a condom for intercourse. Is that right? I think it's so much better to focus on how it really occurs than all the little theoreticals, because it's those things that mess with the mind.

Offline cssop

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 05:18:12 AM »
Haha, ok, does the silence mean \'you already know the answer, none of those things are a risk now stop being crazy?\'.

I would still just like to clarify and then I won\'t ask again --

-- Acts such as receiving oral sex and fingering are zero risk, yes - regardless of the what ifs and the spins. What if I have a little cut with a bit of blood on my penis head, or my finger, etc.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 06:57:00 AM »
Have you had a risk? If not, then move on.

Offline cssop

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007, 08:47:28 AM »
Well, that's what I'm clarifying; when you say 'have you had a risk' are you referencing what I'm talking about or have I had unprotected anal, etc. (I've only had intercourse once and that was with a condom). What I'm asking is is receiving oral with a minor cut (i.e. not actively bleeding but you might be able to see a bit of blood) a risk and is fingering with anal fluid on your finger and the same scenario in regards to the cut a risk.

I didn't think they were but I wanted confirmation. If those are not risks, then I'll be only too happy to move on.

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2007, 09:10:34 AM »
That's right. Variations on fingering and such, including with scratches, sores and such are not a risk for transmission. Unprotected intercourse is the big issue so keep those condoms handy for both vaginal and anal intercourse.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline cssop

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2007, 09:12:38 AM »
Thanks Andy, I appreciate it. Does the same go for receiving oral?

I am aware that the blood necessary would have to be gagging amounts, but in terms of nicks, minor cut, etc. - it doesn't make any difference? I'm thinking that it wouldn't because I don't believe there's been any transmission that way ever and there must be people getting head with nicks, etc.

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Re: A couple of questions
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2007, 10:18:24 AM »
There's never been a single case confirmed of HIV transmission from getting a blowjob. And you won't make history by becoming the first. Really.
Andy Velez

 


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