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Title: Risk Frotting/Dipping
Post by: louishawk on January 26, 2021, 05:05:49 am
Hello,

I was just wondering if my encounter yesterday warrants PEP.

I don't have casual sex but occasionally hire sensual masseurs. I hired one yesterday. He teased me with his penis rubbing back and forth against my butt cheeks. He became hard along the way. However, at one point he thrust forcefully that I felt very strong pain around my anus. The pain was very strong that I immediately got away (lasted aroudn 1-2 sec) and reached down. There was no blood. So my guess (hope) is that the pain came while his penis reached the anus and tried to open it. Did he "dip in," really hard to tell...

Part of me tells myself that his penis could really penentrate because I was lying flat facing down, there was only oil around my anus so it would be pretty hard to really get in, and as he was thrusting, he was moving. However, even though there was no blood, I still feel some discomfort from that area today, which reminds me that I probably engaged in unprotected sex and should get PEP.

I was just wondering if you could shed some light on this situation. As PEP is quite expensive here and the familial attention around me is high now, I wouldn't want to go for it if the risk is rather low/minimal.

Thanks very much!
Title: Re: Risk Frotting/Dipping
Post by: Jim Allen on January 26, 2021, 07:14:20 am
Hiya,

If there was condomless penetration, it's a potential HIV risk. However, rubbing his penis against you is not an HIV risk.

It sounds like that if condomless penetration did occur, it was only very brief and all in all, I would suspect you will be fine but, only testing can confirm that.

Test with a blood-drawn HIV antibodies test at 6 weeks post-incident, a non-reactive result at that time will rarely ever change. If you wish you can re-test at 3 months post-incident for peace of mind.

As for taking PEP over this incident, this is totally up to you. Please note if you are considering PEP you should start taking this as soon as possible after exposure starting no later than 48-72 hours post-exposure.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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