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Author Topic: Unprotected Oral with Semen on Face  (Read 3027 times)

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Offline ohsweetjesus

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Unprotected Oral with Semen on Face
« on: September 01, 2013, 01:45:02 PM »

I hooked up with a guy from the internet. I asked him his status and he said he was clean, but you never know.

Anyway, I performed oral sex on him (unprotected). I then allowed him to ejaculate on my face. I had my eyes closed. I wiped it off using a paper towel and then showered when I got home. I didn't think I got any ejaculate in my eye, but afterwards, my right eye did feel slightly irritated (and continues to feel that way), so it's possible that I did.

I'm just wondering what my risk assessment for having performed these activities are. I'm assuming low, but I did some Googling (always dangerous) and notice that some doctors apparently prescribe PEP for getting ejaculate into the eye, so I'm just wondering if that's necessary (I'm still in the window).


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Re: Unprotected Oral with Semen on Face
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 01:51:08 PM »

First off . Your user name / email address was on display and is searchable on the internet , so I corrected it to remedy the problem .

You didn't have a risk and need not worry about contracting HIV in the manner you are concerned with . HIV is fragile and oxygen renders it unable to infect , your saliva contains property's that do the same , so no risk .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME for this 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: Unprotected Oral with Semen on Face
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 02:07:41 PM »
Just wanted to chime in and A) agree with Moderator Jeff and B) caution you against the term "clean."

All of us are clean. We take showers every day. Using the term "clean" to mean "STD free" implies rather strongly that those of us with HIV are dirty. It's stigmatizing and adds to the fear the keeps people from testing. Please stop using it.

Any doctor who prescribes PEP for getting ejaculate in the eye is ignorant of HIV transmission. You had no risk and no need to test over this situation as you described it.

"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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Re: Unprotected Oral with Semen on Face
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 04:06:16 PM »
Thanks for the information and assessment, guys. My apologies to you (and everyone else), jkinatl2, for my word choice. I'm a big believe in the power of language, and I totally understand why my usage of "clean" would be offensive (though I clearly had not considered this before I posted). I will certainly endeavor to stop using it in the future when referencing someone's HIV status.

Thanks again.


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