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Offline drshahab

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Condom use
« on: February 20, 2007, 01:02:28 AM »
Hi all.
First of all i apologise to Ann, as i have logged on using a different username as i am unable to recollect my old user id.
Well, i know that this is a HIV based forum, but i just wanted to clear my doubt regarding condom usage.
I want to know that apart from HIV, is there a possibility of contracting any other STD if i go for a protected blowjob. I am a male and am interested in getting a bj at a massage parlour.
What precautions should i take in the case of a protected bj?
Regards.

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Re: Condom use
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 07:35:26 AM »
drs,

You cannot access your old account because this is a new and improved version of the forums since you were here last. Everyone had to create new accounts - just this one time though, make sure you keep your account details so you can use them again.

A protected blowjob is just that - protected. That is all the precaution you need. Condoms will also protect you during intercourse.

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 STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection. Sex with 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.

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.

Ann
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Offline drshahab

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Re: Condom use
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007, 02:27:47 AM »
Thank you very much Ann.
Stay well,
Regards,
drshahab.

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Re: Condom use
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007, 08:31:58 AM »
DR, using a condom is every effective against HIV transmission. However, there are some STDs which can gotten through skin-to-skin contact, kissing and other means which a condom will not protect you against.

That's why a regular full STD checkup is a good idea if you're sexually active.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline drshahab

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Re: Condom use
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 11:01:26 PM »
Thank you very much Andy.
Well, i am just concerned about the condom covered part, whether can any STDs (other than HIV) pass through the intact condom?
Stay well,
Regards,
drshahab.

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Re: Condom use
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007, 07:12:21 AM »
dr,

Nothing is going to pass through an intact condom. However, some STIs only need skin to skin contact to spread and they don't always only appear on parts of the body protected by a condom.

This is why 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.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline drshahab

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Re: Condom use
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007, 02:19:15 AM »
Thank you very much Ann,
Now i think i should be able to enjoy a little bit without any worry.
Stay well,
Regards,
drshahab

 


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