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Author Topic: How Safe is Protected Receptive Anal?  (Read 1737 times)

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Offline Tycho

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How Safe is Protected Receptive Anal?
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:27:32 PM »
10 days I had an encounter with a transexual CSW while on vacation in Las Vegas.  I was the receptive partner in oral and anal sex with a condom (a different condom for each act).  The condom rode up just a little from the base of the penis during sex, but it always covered most of the penis, did not come off and, and did not break.  My partner did no ejaculate during penetration but she produced alot of pre-cum.

From the threads I can find here at Poz, the forums are pretty emphatic that this was a no risk situation because the sex was protected--even if the condom moved a little.  Is my reading correct?  I was not aware of any leakage at the base of the condom or pre-cum o the outside of the condom, but it seems that those issues also not a concern.  Why is that?

I'd also love to understand why this is a no risk event.  I have been doing alot of reading online at reliable sources (thebody.com, medhelp.org, and here at Poz) and am a little confused about the difference between "low risk" and "no risk" as well as the condom efficacy issue.  Jkinatl2 indicated that "a properly applied condom with adequate and proper lube has a success rate of over 95 percent".  What accounts for the 5% failure?  Is that just the ever-present possibility of breakage?  Ann similarly states "Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid HIV infection. It really is that simple!"  Again, pretty emphatic.

Please do not misunderstand me; I am not challenging any of these statements.  I am just asking for evaluation of my situation and seeking clarification about the basis on which the statement that my receptive condom protected anal sex is not a risk is made.  I think it would give a lot of people--myself included--peace of mind to understand the reasoning behind these statements. 

Thank you very much in advance for all you do here and for helping me to understand.

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Re: How Safe is Protected Receptive Anal?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 09:45:51 PM »
HIV is a fragile virus that becomes easily damaged when exposed to slight changes in temperature and PH levels out side the human body . HIV needs specific circumstances in order to infect and those circumstances are met during unprotected vaginal and anal sex .

Getting a blowjob is not a risk , saliva contains property's that damage and render HIV unable to infect and saliva is not infectious for HIV .

Your situation was not a risk as the tip of your penis was covered during sex .

  ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME for this 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. 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: How Safe is Protected Receptive Anal?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 10:38:18 PM »
Thank you Jeff G for your quick reply.  It looks from your post that I was not clear that I was the receptive partner in both protected oral and protected anal sex (I was the bottom).  Does that change anything about your assessment?

I tested negative for all STDs about 4 months ago and will test regularly as you suggest.  Thank you for your patience and help.

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Re: How Safe is Protected Receptive Anal?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 10:47:35 PM »
I did read your concern carefully and you did not have a risk . The sex was protected . An intact condom means no HIV . When condoms are used correctly they are an effective barrier against HIV and you need not worry .

The 5 % you read about is not 5 % of protective sex leads to infections  , its an approximate condom failure rate , and I personally think the % or staistics are too high at that .   

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Re: How Safe is Protected Receptive Anal?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 11:16:02 PM »
Thanks again for your help with this question, Jeff G.  It is greatly appreciated.


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