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any risks? No penetration.

Oct 14, 2007


I'm Pedro, from London.

I've been reading your replies, they are very informative, you do a great job helping people and our anxieties. But, I haven't find an answer for my question.

About 3 weeks ago i had receptive anal sex WITH a condom with another guy, HIV status unknown. As far as I know, the condom didn't fail. But before penetrate me, he put his penis head on my ass, WITHOUT penetrate me, then i told him to put a condom. He did, we had sex, and he took his penis out before ejaculating.

My question is... Is there any chance of contacting HIV with a slight contact with his penis on my ass without penetration? And also, how exactly do you know if a condom breaks? It never happened to me, so I don't know if it's something you know immediately or sometimes, you don't even notice it.

I hope you can anwer to me, I'm a bit worried.

Thanks a lot in advance! Bye.


Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Pedro from London,

A "slight contact with his penis on (your) ass without penetration" would not constitute an HIV-transmission risk.

As for a condom breaking, this is not a subtle occurrence. The latex is stretched tightly over a throbbing tallywhacker so when it breaks it pops and tears very dramatically. Usually Mr. Happy's bare head winds up poking out of the condom like your head pokes out of a turtleneck sweater. It would be nearly impossible not to notice!

Stay safe and you'll stay well Pedro.

Dr. Bob

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