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Author Topic: REALLY freaked out about sex toy risk  (Read 1031 times)

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REALLY freaked out about sex toy risk
« on: April 22, 2013, 03:26:41 PM »

 Hi all,
   as with everyone else, I am possibly having irrational fears and would REALLY appreciate some re-assurance/guidance.

I recently had a guy over and we both inserted our penises into a flashlight for a few minutes at a time. I don't think he had a lot of pre-cum, but you never know since it was inside the flashlight. I noticed that my penis was red and and slightly chaffed after the session. I am worried about the risk of transmission if pre-cum had gotten onto the glands of my penis while inside the toy with his penis in there too.

Sorry for posting MORE what-ifs on this site, but your help and guidance would REALLY put my mind at ease.

Thank you!

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Re: REALLY freaked out about sex toy risk
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 03:30:28 PM »
Hi all,
   as with everyone else, I am possibly having irrational fears and would REALLY appreciate some re-assurance/guidance.

I recently had a guy over and we both inserted our penises into a flashlight for a few minutes at a time. I don't think he had a lot of pre-cum, but you never know since it was inside the flashlight. I noticed that my penis was red and and slightly chaffed after the session. I am worried about the risk of transmission if pre-cum had gotten onto the glands of my penis while inside the toy with his penis in there too.

Sorry for posting MORE what-ifs on this site, but your help and guidance would REALLY put my mind at ease.

Thank you!

I am sorry you have been anxious over this mo-risk event. HIV is far too delicate to be transmitted outside the body in the scenario you describe.

The only confirmed sexual transmission routes are unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse. If you wear a condom for those activities, you will avoid HIV.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Re: REALLY freaked out about sex toy risk
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 03:37:04 PM »
Hi James , you did not have a risk for HIV while using the fleshlight sex toy . We always assume that the other partner is HIV positive when we do risk assessments so it would not have mattered if he was indeed HIV positive .

HIV is a fragile hard to transmit virus that is damaged instantly when it is exposed to oxygen , that's why sex toys are not a risk .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care checkup, 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 checkups, 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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

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Re: REALLY freaked out about sex toy risk
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 03:48:10 PM »
wow! you guys are fast! And the response is much appreciated!! I still plan on getting tested, but not just because of this specific event. Always good to be safe then sorry. Thanks again!

 


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