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Offline pucela88

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« on: January 20, 2009, 07:29:02 AM »
Whatīs the risk of swallowing semen during oral sex?

I give oral to a boy last summer and now Iīm very worried because I think perhaps I swallowed a few of semen. This was my first sexual experience so Iīm very scared. In spite of this, Iīve never had another way of sex. Only this blowjob.

I know I havenīt any STI like herpes o hepatitis, because it was 7 months ago and I havenīt any of the symptoms of these STI. But I donīt know if i got HIV :( Furthermore I have read in this forum someone saying that he got HIV from a blowjob, so Iīm frightened!

Excuse me for my bad english but Iīm desperated. Thanks.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2009, 07:40:40 AM by pucela88 »

Offline Andy Velez

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 07:53:26 AM »
Although from time to time there are reports of an infection caused by giving oral, those reports never seem to hold up under scientific scrutiny.

By contrast the longtime studies of sero-discordant couples, both gay and straight, who had lots of mutual unprotected oral sex and only protected (condoms) intercourse have resulted in not a single sero-negative partner becoming infected. In part that is no doubt due to the fact that your saliva has over a dozen elements and proteins which very effectively inhibit the transmission of viable HIV.

Good sense would dictate that you not give oral if you have a fresh or gaping wound in your mouth. But then that would hardly be a circumstance in which you would be thinking of doing that. The really important thing is that you make sure if and when you have either vaginal or anal intercourse, the guy is always without exception wearing a latex condom. It doesn't matter how nice he is or what you think you know about his history, he has to wear a condom.

As far as your current concern, I don't see any need for testing nor for further concern about HIV on your part.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline pucela88

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 08:49:21 AM »
Well, saliva has these proteins, and I know I hadnīt any wound in my mouth, but in the way I swallowed some of semen,  is my throat or my stomach more viable for VIH?

excuse me for my insistence

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 08:56:15 AM »
The semen didn't "skip" past your saliva.

No, I still don't see yours as having been a situation which requires testing.

Becoming sexually active is exciting. It also can stir up a lot of anxiety which I suspect maybe true in your case.

As far as I am concerned, the only reason for you to get tested is if you feel you need the inevitable negative result to put your mind at peace about the issue. And if you decide you want to do that you can get tested anytime now and get a reliable result. You are long past the necessary 13 week waiting period.

Andy Velez

Offline pucela88

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 02:56:51 PM »
any different opinion?

Thanks Andy. When I saw what you said I get more relax,, but now Iīm worried again, so perhaps the opinion of Ann or Rapidrod could help me.

My worries are about if none at these sero-discordant couples from this studies swallowed semen from the person with aids...

Thanks again, and sorry again for my insistence.

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 03:11:48 PM »
There is nothing more to add than what Andy has already told you.

Offline Andy Velez

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 07:16:30 PM »
Fortunately feelings aren't facts. And there are no HIV facts in science which would support your unwarranted fears.

Rather this is all about fear and anxiety, neither of which is uncommon when becoming sexually active. And yes, many of the partners in the studies reported having swallowed. None of them became infected.

You need to get on with your life. Just make sure to keep those condoms handy in case you find yourself about to have intercourse. Whoever is the insertive partner always needs to wear a condom. They provide very effective protection against HIV transmission.
Andy Velez

 


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