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Offline andyscared

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Please help me understand
« on: February 26, 2010, 12:16:16 PM »
Hello,

I got myself into a situation that I'm pretty upset about because I shouldn't have.

I met a guy randomly, outside...not my ideal place but i was intreagued. I was approached by this guy and was unsure at first. Basically, the only activity that took place was that he masturbated me for a little while...nothing too brutal, just the shaft really, dont remember him playing with my head with the foreskin pulled back too much. My concern is that first off I was stupid, I shouldn't have been there, it was dark and I couldnt see his hands to know whether he had any grazes or cuts or anything, when I got home I noticed no blood or anything down there but who knows, the CDC says this is a risk as its not mutual masturbation anymore its blood contact, is that meaning im now high risk if that happened?...I know its a what if but I'm really worried about HIV among other STD's because I wasn't in my comfort zone and I don't know whether I have put myself at risk here....Is there any chance that im going to have contracted HIV from this because I am really panicking to the point of it consuming my day. I never used to be like this.

Any help would be so appreciated. Thanks

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Please help me understand
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010, 12:22:17 PM »
Listen, the guy you were with could have had hands dripping with his cum and blood and it still wouldn't have been a risk for HIV transmission. No matter what details you throw into the mix, masturbation and being masturbated are absolutely not risks for HIV transmission.

You need to read our lesson on HIV transmission. There's a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section. Basically in terms of sexual risk for HIV, as long as you always without exception use condoms for anal (and vaginal) intercourse, you will be well protected. HIV is a fragile virus and requires the kind of setting those activities provide. Masturbation does NOT provide that setting.

You are worrying needlessly. There is no need for testing nor for further concern on your part.
Andy Velez

Offline andyscared

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Re: Please help me understand
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010, 12:27:24 PM »
Ok Andy, the thing I do not understand is how it can't....i understand it is a fragile virus but what about the mucous membranes on the penis that allow entry of HIV...And I know there aren't any documented cases but isn't  that likely to be because most people have higher risk activities that when they test positive are assumed to be the route of infection. Or have there been any studies or anything showing it isn't a risk...what is the CDC's actual view on mutual masturbation as I keep finding conflicting information on their own site...maybe its the context.

Thanks andy

Offline andyscared

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Re: Please help me understand
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010, 12:31:20 PM »
Also, tried to read the transmission lesson but the link that opens the page is broken....

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Please help me understand
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 12:43:16 PM »
Also, tried to read the transmission lesson but the link that opens the page is broken....
I sent a message on the broken link.

Offline andyscared

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Re: Please help me understand
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010, 12:44:53 PM »
Sent a message to who, me?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Please help me understand
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 12:46:36 PM »
To the Forum IT specialist.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Please help me understand
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010, 12:52:07 PM »
It is through the pee slit and under the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis that HIV can potentially enter. However, that is during intercourse which is a sexual act in which the fragile HIV virus is protected in that intimate circumstance.

That is a very different setting from when you are being masturbated and HIV, if present, is subject to being in the open air, where it VERY quickly loses its viability.

If there was any possibility of risk I would tell you. But there isn't. Really.
Andy Velez

Offline andyscared

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Re: Please help me understand
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010, 12:59:19 PM »
Ok Andy thanks. Sorry to ask a silly question but I did try the link, least its outlined its not working!

 Take care

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Please help me understand
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2010, 01:22:25 PM »
OK, we'll have to get that link fixed.

Good luck to you.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

 


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