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HIV Risk After Using Sex Toys

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HIV risk from sex toys

Hi, a few months ago, i went over to a friend's house after school. We went into his mom's room and found a bunch of vibrators and sex toys. His mom was not home, so I'm sure they weren't used in the past few minutes, but could...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Using sex toys would only pose a risk for HIV if:1) the person using the sex toy was infected with HIV, AND2) there was blood, pre-cum, semen, or vaginal secretions on the sex toy, AND3) the sex toy was used within... Read more »

Are New Sex Toys, Anal Lube, and Toy Cleaners Safe? (SEX TOYS, 2009)

Hi Doctor,Great website! I will be making a donation. Ive learned a lot about HIV. I found some... Read more »

Used a Friends Toy (SEX TOYS, 2011)

I looked through the forum but I suppose I'm nervous and wanted to be sure. I was... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: Sex, Drugs, Stigma Put Transsexuals at HIV Risk

HIV infection rates among Thailand's estimated 180,000 transgenders are thought to be on the rise as prostitution, drug use and a lack of targeted health care services take their toll on one of the country's most marginalized groups. No official... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol Use Before Sex and HIV Risk: Situational Characteristics of Protected and Unprotected Encounters Among High-Risk African Women

The authors compared the situational characteristics of protected and unprotected sexual encounters that involved alcohol use two hours prior with ones that did not. The data were collected from December 2002 to December 2005 as part of enrollment... Read more »
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HIV from sex toys.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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Sex Toys

Posted by Anonymous
I am a married male who is bisexual. I occasionally need to be with another male. I always play safe. I engage in mutual masterbation. I don't engage in oral sex or anal sex. I was curious about being the receptive partner in anal sex and purchased... Read more »

What is a good place to get sex toys?

Posted by phoebe2
Hey,
Im wondering to know more about sex toys. Specifically which sex toys are better than others, what materials are best, and how to choose a sex toy?
Thank you!

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Do couples use sex toys?

Posted by jeniluis
Recently, my boyfriend suggested for us to use sex toys, and I am happy with this as I feel 100% comfortable around him.
However this is very new to me and I just wondered if many couples use toys?
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