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Author Topic: Risk from condom slipping up and shaving?  (Read 1298 times)

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Offline pennypacker1

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Risk from condom slipping up and shaving?
« on: April 13, 2012, 01:02:11 AM »
Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to answer all of the questions you get
through on a daily basis. This site is really an invaluable resource.

I just had a query about shaving and HIV risk.

A few hours prior to having protected vaginal intercourse with a female CSW (i'm male) I had trimmed by pubic hair and removed a number of hairs at the base of my penis with a wet shave.

During the encounter the condom slipped up slightly leaving the shaved area exposed while entering her vagina. I'm just wondering if a situation like this would result in a higher than normal risk?

Thanks so much for your time.

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Re: Risk from condom slipping up and shaving?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 01:25:28 AM »
Penny,

You didn't have a risk. The important part that the condom needs to cover is the head of your penis. It doesn't matter about the skin on the shaft or base of your penis - not even if you've recently had a shave. Stop fretting.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST OVER THIS PROTECTED/WITH SHAVE INCIDENT, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Re: Risk from condom slipping up and shaving?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 01:31:34 AM »
Thank you for answering my question Ann, I appreciate you taking the time.

I guess there is just alot of conflicting information out there about intact versus broken skin and internal versus external exposure.

I did have a full STD check at 6 weeks after the event which came back negative so I guess I should just accept it and move on!

Thanks again

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Re: Risk from condom slipping up and shaving?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 01:01:19 AM »
Would it be true to say that for any risk to occur the wound would have to be a major one?

There seems to be a lot of information listing "small cuts" or "tears" or "abrasions" as a risk for HIV transmission via the skin of the penis.

Thanks again

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Re: Risk from condom slipping up and shaving?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 05:36:07 AM »
Penny,

The skin on your penis is no different to the skin on your fingers. Fingering, regardless of cuts or whatever, is not a risk. As I told you, what is important is that the head of your penis was covered.

We're not responsible for the scare-mongering that goes on elsewhere on the internet. All you'll get here are the real, scientific facts regarding hiv transmission and testing.

And the fact is where you're concerned is that you didn't have a risk. Keep using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple. Really!

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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