|plastic wrap during vaginal sex
May 10, 2011
I'm very worried because I went to an asian massage parlor and ended up having vaginal sex using saran wrap instead of a condom. The plastic did not break and I don't think it slipped out of place so my penis was covered. What do you think is my risk do I need to be tested and do I need to worry about having unprotected sex with other partner? I'm really worried and I've learned my lesson about these places! Thanks for any advice.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
You had vaginal sex using Saran wrap instead of a condom at an Asian massage parlor??? WOWZA. Either it was a very busy night at the "parlor" and your masseuse ran out of latex condoms or perhaps you opted for the cheapo-happy-ending rubdown using plastic wrap instead of a brand name condom. Then again, maybe there just happened to have been a sale on Saran wrap at the local Piggly Wiggly that day and the Asian massage parlor was just instituting cost-containment measures during the economic recession. Certainly using the plastic wrap is better than riding bareback; however, the CDC (or any other scientific organization) has not clinically tested the efficiency of Saran wrap in preventing STDs, including HIV. An HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark would be advisable. We continue to recommend the use latex condoms with any and all partners, including with Asian masseuses wielding Costco-sized rolls of Saran wrap!
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