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Author Topic: Other STI's via receptive rimming  (Read 841 times)

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Offline Jimmy821

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Other STI's via receptive rimming
« on: February 23, 2014, 04:26:02 PM »
Hi, everyone. Quick question. I recently developed a painful rectum. It hurts to use bathroom, cough, sneeze, sit... The doc I went to said he thinks its a rectal abscess caused by some type of bacteria & he referred me to a specialist whom I hope to see soon. I'm worried that the bacteria causing the problem could be chlamydia or gonnorhea. I looked up the symptoms of rectal gonnorhea and it mentions painful rectum, painful bowel movements, etc. That worries me a little. Im a gay male but a top so I haven't engaged in any receptive anal sex. However, 1 week before this all started, I did receive rimming for quite some time from a guy of unknown status.

I know getting HIV from receiving rimming is extremely low, but what about catching chlamydia or gonnorhea from receiving a rim job?  Btw, I know theres a risk for other things like herpes or hpv but since the doc said these abscesses are caused by bacteria thats why my mind went to chlamydia and gonnorhea first. Again, my only non-protected activity was receiving a rim job from him.

I read on one site how receiving a rim job would not transfer chlamydia or gonnorhea from mouth to anus/rectum but then another that said it was possible. Just looking for some reliable info.


Thanks, everyone,

JJ

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Other STI's via receptive rimming
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 04:42:42 PM »
If you think there is a chance you may have an STD you need to go back to the doctor and have appropriate test done .

We deal in HIV assessments here and focus on that aspect of sexual health . It would be rare for you to get chlamydia or gonorrhea from rimming and I doubt that has anything to do with your rectal problems . The only way to know if you are infected with an std is to test . Rimming is not a risk for HIV so you need not worry about that .

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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