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Author Topic: Condom vs Menstrual blood  (Read 4988 times)

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Offline Guisseppe

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Condom vs Menstrual blood
« on: October 10, 2006, 07:37:31 PM »
paid woman for sex
condom drenched in menstrual blood
should i be concerned?

there is my cheap attempt at Haiku.

Yes I had protected sex with a sex worker. She was just finishing her period(didn't know until later). After having sex, there was a quite a bit of blood on the shaft of my penis. She wiped it off, including a trace amount of blood on my skin in the pubic hair area. She made me nervous, when took the condom off, as she applied the "it is better to rip off the bandage approach" or in this case condom, instead of removing slowly and carefully. There wasn't any blood on my penis, when I had a shower moments later.

She seemed pretty careful overall. I saw a large container of condoms and a bottle of KY liquid.

Strangely I am not particular;y worried. I just wanted some feedback and to know how infectious is menstrual blood. 


   
 
« Last Edit: October 10, 2006, 07:43:29 PM by Guisseppe »

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Re: Condom vs Menstrual blood
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 08:39:12 PM »
Guisseppe,

Condoms prevent hiv transmission even when there is menstrual blood present. You didn't have a risk.

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 STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

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

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 and avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple.

Ann
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Offline Guisseppe

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Re: Condom vs Menstrual blood
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 04:24:46 PM »
Thanks Ann,

I guess if condoms are affective in preventing hiv transmision during anal sex, where there is sometimes bleeding,  they would also affective during vaginal sex w/ blood.

I wouldn't have given the incident a second thought, but the visual of the blood is pretty compelling.
 

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Re: Condom vs Menstrual blood
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006, 04:54:42 PM »
Yes, that is a "compelling" image. But as Ann has told you, condoms do a very effective job of protecting against HIV. So the shock notwithstanding, you were"covered" as far as HIV is concerned.

There's no need for testing other than the usual regular full STD panel we recommend doing at least annually for anyone who is sexually active.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

 


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