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Unprotected anal sex

I recently had an unsettling experience, wherein I had unprotected oral and anal sex with a sex worker. The anal sex was momentary, perhaps 20-30 seconds in all, and the sex worker had lubed herself up to the point where I could hardly tell where my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Insertive sex carries less risk than receptive sex, but having unprotected insertive anal sex does put you at risk for HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections. Insertive anal sex probably carries more risk to the inserter than... Read more »

Unprotected anal sex

It's been 5 days since I've had unprotected anal sex with a friend of mine(male) which... Read more »

Unprotected Anal Sex

Thank you for taking the time to help people stay informed of the issues. My question relates to a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Methamphetamine and Sildenafil (Viagra) Use Are Linked to Unprotected Receptive and Insertive Anal Sex, Respectively, in a Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men

In the current study, researchers investigated the association of methamphetamine, sildenafil, and other substance use with unprotected receptive and insertive anal sex among men who have sex with men (MSM) through an encounter-specific analysis.... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Highlights Health Risks of Unprotected Anal Sex Among Heterosexual Women in New York City

Unprotected anal sex poses well known health hazards for men, but new research suggests that the practice is a significant health issue for women as well. More than 100,000 New York City women engage in anal intercourse each year, according to a new... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Condoms and Condemnations -- Another Look at Unprotected Anal Sex

Barebacking. Again. For those of you who don't already know (were you abducted by aliens or something?), "barebacking" is what we call it when gay men engage in unprotected anal intercourse. Recently, I read an article in a local gay and lesbian... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex

Although highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) can lower HIV in the blood to undetectable levels, it does not reduce the risk of contracting the virus during a single act of unprotected anal sex, according to a new study of men who have sex... Read more »
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unprotected anal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Four months ago I had anonymous, unprotected anal sex in which I was the "top" guy. I don't know the status of my partner, but he didn't want me to use a condom; chances are he's positive. What kind of risk did I take compared to giving oral sex... Read more »

Unprotected Anal Sex

Posted by Anonymous
Are there ANY documented cases of HIV being transmitted from a person with an Undetectable Viral Load?

Please answer my question!!!!

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How risky is INSERTIVE anal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I am well aware of the risks of unprotected receptive anal sex, but how risky is unprotected insertive anal sex? Would it be more or less risky than unprotective insertive vaginal sex? Anyone have any knowledge on the subject?

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Why did I have unprotected sex again?

Posted by briannan, 2 Replies
Well this is going to be a long post..but it will help me get through the next two months until I get tested...

Ok, last year I had unprotected sex twice with a young man of unknown status (well negative according to him) and I freaked out and ended... Read more »