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Is Erotic Massage Safe

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Erotic massage

I've read all the items, and I'm pretty sure I was perfectly safe, but it would be nice to get confirmation:More than a month ago I had an erotic massage. The masseuse first gave me a massage with oil on the back and frontside of my body,...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is absolutely no risk for HIV in the situation you're describing.HIV is relatively hard to get, meaning it <i>only<i> is transmitted in specific ways.Those will always include a way for HIV positive body fluid to enter your... Read more »

I like erotic massages but...

I like to get erotic massages from local places here in Massachusetts. I never get anything other... Read more »

risk during erotic massage

Hi Dr Robert,I'm a worried...Recently I have visited an erotic massage salon. Before beginning... Read more »
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Beijing Gay Venues Join AIDS Intervention Campaign

Nineteen popular gay entertainment venues in Beijing -- bars, massage parlors, and health clubs -- have signed up for the Beijing Anti-AIDS Association for MSM (men who have sex with men) Venues, a group started on May 31 by AIDS prevention... Read more »
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"Sexy" and "Safe" Aren't Mutually Exclusive

From Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community , edited by Gil L. Robertson IV. Copyright 2006. Excerpted with permission from Agate Publishing . "Sexy" and "Safe" Aren't Mutually Exclusive If you don't believe it, just ask Iona... Read more »
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Atlanta Ends Ban on HIV-Positive Massage Therapists

On Dec. 4, the Atlanta City Council unanimously voted to amend a city regulation to allow people with HIV to be licensed as massage therapists. Prior to the amendment, massage therapist applicants had to submit a physician's note stating they were... Read more »
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sex with massage worker

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am worried sick. About 1 month ago,I had protected sex with an Asian massage worker here in the US. She used baby oil on the condom. This is so stupid. I feel like crying every day.I was unfaithful to my wife. I am so upset.I know I will have hiv... Read more »

Need a Massage Therapist?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is Rhiannon and I am a Certified Massage Therapist living in Pasadena, California. I am interested in becoming employed for an organization in need of a Massage Therapist for paitents diagnosed with HIV and have a need for caring,... Read more »

Massage Bath

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently had a massage bath with a sex worker, no intercourse, no oral sex, just body bath naked. She did washed my genitals with her hand with soap and water. Is it safe?

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Massage therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I would like to hear if anyone has tried any kind of massage therapy for aids related symptoms. My roommate is positive and seems to enjoy a full body massage every night. I believe it helps relax the muscles and thus makes for a more comfortable... Read more »