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Author Topic: The Journey begins  (Read 3248 times)

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Offline jaye

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The Journey begins
« on: August 07, 2006, 11:27:58 PM »
The dreaded window period, I hate being here worrying about being infected yet i'm drawn to reading more about this, it's kind of sadistic lol.

Here is my question, when i have vaginal sex with a condom sometimes the condom starts slipping up or the condom is not covering the entire shaft of the penis, I have had sex with 4 different women in the last 2 months two were girls I met online one gave me a blow job(deep throat)only the other one was penetration with a condom.

Then in the last two nights i've had protected sex with two strippers the last one had a funky smell(kind of worried about the last one)but i was protected except i noticed the shaft of the penis was not all protected but the penis head was. If there was little tears from the friction or hairs during sex on the penis shaft wouldnt that be a way of infection if it came in contact with vaginal fluids.

I have 4 situations to worry about. any advice

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: The Journey begins
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 11:56:04 PM »

No one has ever contracted HIV from receiving a blow job. As for the vaginal sex, since you wore a condom you don't need to worry, even if the condom did "slip" a little. Since the condom remained over the head of your penis you were protected. The odour of your sexual partner's genitals is of no significance when it comes to HIV.

Sexually active people, however, should have a full sexual health check up at least twice a year. Think of it as a six monthly service. A full sexual health screen includes an HIV antibody test. Other STD's such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea are much more prevalent and contagious than HIV.

Unlike HIV they can be transmitted via unprotected receptive oral sex. If you haven't had a full screen recently or if you've never had one at all you might consider making an appointment with your doctor or at your local clinic.

HIV is not, however, a concern for you from what you describe. Please read our elegantly appointed Welcome Thread to learn more about HIV is and is not transmitted.



Offline jkinatl2

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Re: The Journey begins
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 11:58:39 PM »
Please heed matty's assessment and advice. He is totally spot-on.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline HIVworker

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Re: The Journey begins
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 12:29:18 AM »
Please re-read JKs advice about Matty being spot on. He is spot on in his assessment of Matty being spot on with his assessment

Seriously. What Matty said is all you need to know.

NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Online Andy Velez

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Re: The Journey begins
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006, 10:10:33 AM »
How your partner smells or what her profession is or how often you have intercourse with how many different partners is all totally irrelevant in terms of HIV.

What IS relevant is that you wear a condom when you have intercourse. As long as the head of your penis is covered some minor slippage is also not a matter for concern. Latex condoms are very democratic in providing effective protection against HIV transmission. They do the job. So keep using one everytime you have intercourse and you'll be fine as far as HIV is concerned.

Other STDs are a separate issue and if you are sexually active it's a good idea to regularly have a full STD panel done. At least once a year and every six months is even better.

Read the lesson on transmission if you haven't already done so. The link to it is in the first thread in this section.

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