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penis shaft & urethra

Apr 16, 2002

Ryan, I had a broken condom with a one-night stand doing vaginal insertion a few weeks ago. Feeling all kinds of stress and anxiety. I immediately ripped off the condom and proceeded to ejaculate externally hoping to force anything out of the urethra. Two concerns: 1.) does ejaculation have any effect on pushing possible vaginal secretions out of the urethra 2.) using the hand I ripped the condom off to masturbate i.e. vaginal fluid rubbed on penis shaft. Is the shaft a non-mucosal area? I have no visible cuts or rashes. Also, I'm circumcised and never had a STD.

Response from Mr. Kull

1) There is no evidence to support the theory that ejaculating will decrease your chances for infection by forcing infected fluids out of the urethra. The condom should have provided a sufficient barrier to fluids coming into contact with your urethra.

2) The shaft of your penis is covered with skin, and is not a mucosal surface. You are not at risk for infection with HIV if fluids come into contact with the intact skin of the shaft of your penis.



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