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Author Topic: At what point do you penetrate?  (Read 1490 times)

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Offline Shaka

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At what point do you penetrate?
« on: March 10, 2012, 12:04:16 PM »
I recently had a scare after an unprotected encounter with another man of unknown status. I have been very concerned, stressed, and have of course "felt" every potential ARS symptom. I won't go into details about that since they are discussed regularly here and symptoms are meaningless anyway.

I have been reading this board and I noticed that penetration is needed in anal for there to be an HIV risk. Looking back on my incident, I am not sure if I actually penetrated. Is there a difference between actually penetrating and simply rubbing against each other (penis to anus)? At what point does it become penetration?

I have only been with one other person in my life, a woman (vaginal), and in that case there was definitely a "feeling" upon penetration. I would imagine I would feel a similar feeling with penetrating someone anally, and I really do not remember that feeling. I believe I never actually penetrated him, which I am hoping is a) true, and b) a significant benefit to me in avoiding risk.

« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 12:28:35 PM by Shaka »

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: At what point do you penetrate?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 02:38:55 PM »
Shaka, I agree with you that it is highly unlikely that you would have been unaware of the specific feeling that occurs upon penetration of another person. Rubbing your penis against an anus or a vagina is distinctly different from penetation. Just recall again how your penis felt inside a vagina as contrasted with rubbing sensation.

Just make sure that whether you are with a woman or a man you are always using a condom for intercourse. No exceptions.

I don't think you did anything risky this time. But if you want to you can get tested just for your peace of mind. Given what you are reporting I don't expect anything other than a negative result.
Andy Velez


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