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Author Topic: Getting paranoid!! Cunnilingus risk??  (Read 490 times)

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Offline fishyfool

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Getting paranoid!! Cunnilingus risk??
« on: July 15, 2014, 11:17:24 PM »
Hi,
I'm new here and have researched the view, at least here, that cunnilingus is not a risk for HIV transfer. I guess I just needed to write and ask for an opinion it.

I've been a bad husband the last few years and strayed from being a good person. I've had multiple encounters with female escorts during this time. I've alway used protection for vaginal intercourse but never for cunnilingus. Would my risk slightly increase if I was fingering her the same time I was "dining at the Y" possibly moving the cervical fluids out. Also, my gums bleeds easily so I'm not sure if that would also slightly increase my risk.

I'm just paranoid right now thinking negatively. The last few weeks everything I see on TV or hear radio has been about HIV. So maybe it's a sign or me just freaking out about it. The internet has soo many different answers about oral sex that I'm not sure what to believe. I posted over at medhelp too asking the similar question but wasn't sure if this site is affiliated with that one so I just wanted to read other answers/opinions.

Sorry for the long winded question! I just needed someone or and avenue to talk to about this.
Thanks!

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Re: Getting paranoid!! Cunnilingus risk??
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 11:21:52 PM »
We are not affiliated with Med Help . You did not have a risk for HIV by engaging in cunnilingus . Ann once posted a very concise response to a cunnilingus concern so I will quote it for you instead of typing it all out .

Quoted from Ann .

Hiv transmission doesn't stand a chance of happening via female genitals to mouth - there are just too many obstacles on the oral route.

The first obstacle is the mouth itself. The mouth is a veritable fortress, standing against all sorts of pathogens we come into contact with every minute of our lives. It's a very hostile environment and saliva has been shown to contain over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv.

Hiv is a very fragile virus - literally. Its outer surface doesn't take kindly to changes in its preferred environment; slight changes in temperature, moisture content and pH levels all damage the outer surface. Importantly, it needs this outer surface to be intact before it can latch onto a few, very specific cell types and infect.

Which leads to the second obstacle. Hiv can only latch onto certain types of cells, cells which are not found in abundance in the mouth.

The third obstacle to transmission this way is having hiv present in the first place. The female secretion where hiv has been shown to be present is the cervicovaginal fluid. This fluid is actually a thick mucus that covers and protects the cervix.

The fluid a woman produces when sexually excited comes from the Bartholin's glands, located on either side of the vaginal opening. I have yet to discover one shred of evidence (and believe me, I've looked) that shows this lubricating fluid to have any more hiv present than other bodily secretions such as saliva, sweat or tears. Saliva, sweat and tears are NOT infectious fluids.

So there you have it. Once the results of the serodiscordant studies started rolling in, what we know about hiv transmission on the cellular level was validated. The only people who were getting infected were those who had unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. Period. One of the three studies went on for ten years and involved hundreds of couples. That's a lot of nookie

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 did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific 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: Getting paranoid!! Cunnilingus risk??
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 11:42:51 PM »
Thanks Jeff for the reply!

Hopefully this will help calm my nerves now.

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Re: Getting paranoid!! Cunnilingus risk??
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 11:46:03 PM »
Thanks Jeff for the reply!

Hopefully this will help calm my nerves now.

If you had a risk we would be begging you to to get tested but the facts are you are not  at risk for HIV performing cunnilingus and now you can safely move on and stop worrying over this no risk concern . 

 


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