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Author Topic: Oral sex and a bitten cheek  (Read 4281 times)

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Offline ifsogirl

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Oral sex and a bitten cheek
« on: August 25, 2010, 09:39:05 AM »
Hi everybody,

I'm a 25-year old female from Europe, I found your forum some time ago when I got really interested in learning about HIV virus, but now I need this forum to dispel or confirm my doubts.

2 weeks ago I had sex with a random man (I knew him only a couple of hours). He said he didn't like wearing a condom but I strongly insisted. The condom was fine, didn't break and stayed in the right place but what worries me a lot is oral sex. The guy did not ejaculate into my mouth (in fact, he didn't ejaculate during the oral sex at all), but there was a lot of precum and the day before i had bitten the inside of my cheek. I remember it hurt a bit but I think there was no blood (I think I would feel it).

How risky was this activity in terms of contracting HIV, because when I browsed the Internet I found a lot contradictory information about precum and oral sex. So far I have thought that you need to hav ea serious wound or abrasion inside your mouth in order to get the virus, but i think that now i'm starting to freak out... :(

I'd be very grateful if you evaluate the risk of getting infected in this situation.


Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Oral sex and a bitten cheek
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 12:30:29 PM »

Giving oral is only theoretically risky. In the real world of HIV we know that the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Your saliva has over a dozen enzymes and proteins which very effectively prevent the transmission of viable HIV. Also, longterm studies of sero-discordant partners who had lots of unprotected oral and only protected vaginal and anal intercourse have resulted in not a single sero-negative partner having become infected.

That injury in your mouth may have still been tender but your skin would already have begun closing over the injury. I don't see any need for testing nor for further concern on your part.

It's good to read that you used condoms for intercourse. They provide very effective protection so use one everytime. No exceptions.

Andy Velez


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