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Author Topic: Any possible risk involved?  (Read 576 times)

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Offline baddecisions

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Any possible risk involved?
« on: October 13, 2013, 06:08:19 PM »
Hello guys, I have a bad habit of meeting transgender girls on craigslist. However, with any of the acts that are performed condoms are worn. I had receptive anal sex with a girl twice roughly a year ago. I have heard recently that she was + but it's honestly just hearsay. I don't remember the condom breaking at all and I usually don't bottom. The fact that i have never had a condom break or fall off has me worried because i dont know what it would look like if it broke.Because of this, I'm not sure if the condom slipped off at all while it was inside me. I think I am freaking out over nothing and after reading through the forums it seems to me that Im not at risk. I even use condoms for receiving and giving oral sex. Am I freaking out over nothing due to a lascivious rumor? Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 06:12:53 PM »
Condoms are designed in such a way that when they fail they do so catastrophically leaving no doubt .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME for this no risk 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: Any possible risk involved?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 06:17:50 PM »
Thanks. Maybe I'm wrong in assuming that using condoms for all sex acts would prevent me from contracting something.

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Re: Any possible risk involved?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 06:21:27 PM »
We deal with HIV assessments here ...so I can safely say you can rely on the fact that if used correctly for vaginal and anal sex a condom will prevent HIV .

 


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