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Author Topic: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing  (Read 13934 times)

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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2010, 06:57:07 PM »
Fortunately fears aren't facts. And the facts of the situation do not warrant thinking you had a genuine risk.

You need to get on with your life. And you are still on the verge of getting a Time Out. Get busy with other things...
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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2010, 10:36:15 PM »
thank you for the reply Andy.  i guess i need to give myself a time out. 

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oral sex
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2010, 08:11:26 PM »
i have read numerous times on this forum that oral sex does not constitute testing.  my question is this:  if a man sticks his penis in a woman's mouth and she "deep throats" him, doesn't that constitute testing?  isn't the head of a penis coming into contact with membraneous cells in the throat?  i am fairly educated on the topic but this is one I could not answer.  thanks in advance.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2010, 08:31:41 PM »
Such an experience doesn't change the reality that saliva contains over a dozen elements and proteins which act as a very effective barrier to the transmission of viable HIV.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2010, 09:00:18 PM »
so the head of the penis coming into contact with the back of the throat does not constitute testing?

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2010, 09:17:29 PM »
Reread what Andy said. You did not have a risik on contracting HIV.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2010, 09:31:48 PM »
so the head of the penis coming into contact with the back of the throat does not constitute testing?

Of course not. Contrary to what is apparently a heteronorm, deep-throating is not *at all* an uncommon ability/activity.

There is no need to test over insertive oral sex. Period.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Offline bk49

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question regarding testing and expert opinions
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2010, 03:32:04 PM »
hello,
i have a question regarding testing and use of condoms.  maybe more for clarification...  i have read in numerous posts that when using a condom effectively, a test is not warranted.  but i have also read on this forum that if one is sexually active, he/she should be tested every three months.  so my question is this:  if one uses a condom effectively for three months, does he/she still need to test after three months?  thank you in advance.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2010, 03:40:37 PM »
We don't say get tested every 3 months if sexually active. What we recommend is testing with a full STD panel at least once a year and more frequently if there are any STD symptoms.

We do that because other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV. So that's a prudent move on the part of anyone who is sexually active. 
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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2010, 07:11:39 PM »
thanks Andy.  so the statement still holds?  if one uses a condom effectively, no need to test in three months?  is that fair?  thanks again.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2010, 08:33:03 PM »
thanks Andy.  so the statement still holds?  if one uses a condom effectively, no need to test in three months?  is that fair?  thanks again.

Yus, that is correct.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #61 on: July 06, 2010, 12:36:05 PM »
i have read in a previous post from Andy that one should not worry about a small hole in a condom.  he stated that when a condom fails, it is frayed like a hula hoop.  does this mean microscopic holes in condoms are non existent?  thanks.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2010, 01:42:54 PM »
bk,

Microscopic holes in condoms is a myth put out by the Catholic Church. Pay no attention to it.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2010, 07:47:00 PM »
thanks ann.  so it is safe to say that "micro tears" in condoms is not something to worry about?

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #64 on: July 07, 2010, 08:25:43 PM »
thanks ann.  so it is safe to say that "micro tears" in condoms is not something to worry about?

No such thing as "micro tears" in a condom. If they remain intact they're good.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #65 on: July 07, 2010, 11:08:53 PM »
thanks matty.  what is the danger of double bagging or wearing two condoms?  is it really more unsafe to wear two condoms than one?  i read in a post on this forum that there is a danger to wearing two and that one should never double bag.  is there really truth in this?

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #66 on: July 07, 2010, 11:11:55 PM »
thanks matty.  what is the danger of double bagging or wearing two condoms?  is it really more unsafe to wear two condoms than one?  i read in a post on this forum that there is a danger to wearing two and that one should never double bag.  is there really truth in this?

NEVER DOUBLE BAG.

The effect of latex rubbing against latex is to rupture both condoms. One in date, quailty brand latex condom used with water based lube is more than sufficient.

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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2010, 11:14:17 PM »
thanks matty.  what is the danger of double bagging or wearing two condoms?  is it really more unsafe to wear two condoms than one?  i read in a post on this forum that there is a danger to wearing two and that one should never double bag.  is there really truth in this?
I wouldn't think it would be a good idea to wear two condoms as the friction would probably increase the chances that one or both would fail --- Also, I used to teach safer sex classes and one of the things I used to point out is that if you have to put two condoms on to have sex with someone then what does that say about your thoughts regarding what you might "catch" from the person.... wearing two condoms, in addition to not being effective, also says to me that you think the person you are sleeping with (or that you yourself) have something that is sexually transmittable....  just my thoughts on the matter.
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Re: a bit scarred; and would appreciate an opinion on testing
« Reply #68 on: July 08, 2010, 07:03:54 AM »
Phil, although your good intentions are appreciated in responding here, a rule of this site is that only those who are authorized to do so may respond to questions in this section.

Thanks for your cooperation.
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