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Fisting

Is fisting "safe sex"? the reason I ask is that I never heard anyone saying if it is safe or not. I am a bisexual male and I did unprotected, lubricated, insertive fisting with a male partner whose HIV status I do not know. Apart from that...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
In terms of the risk of fisting, it depends on whether you're at the receiving end or the giving end. If you're at the receiving end, normally you're NOT being exposed to any body fluids from your partner (just their fist), so this... Read more »

Hep C and, erm, fisting

I'm pretty well-informed (I think) about new trends in HIV research and treatment. However,... Read more »

More Information on Fist-Bump

Dr. Bob,I met with the gentleman that is HIV+ that I first-bumped with after I scratched my... Read more »
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Sexual transmission of hepatitis C (HCV) has been documented since 2000 among gay, HIV-positive men in several major cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, London and New York. The sexual practice of fisting has been particularly associated with the... Read more »
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"Sex Acts and Facts: The Risks"

A Hierarchy of Risks Receptive Anal Intercourse (Getting Fucked) Listen to men talk about how they got infected with HIV if it happened recently, and it's often portrayed as a fluke: "The condom broke," "We had oral sex," "He put it in for a... Read more »
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Watersports and fisting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

When I was first diagnosed + (about a year ago), I did not want to, or have any desire to have sex at all. With time though that has changed and I have recently had a few sexual encounters (Super safe ones).

The one thing I have noticed... Read more »

Fisting

Posted by micmax
I recently had my first fisting experience. I was the insertive partner. I had a lot to drink and was not thinking as clearly as I should have been, and quite stupidly I did not use a glove, the reason being that I initially felt there was not a... Read more »

Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
Hi,
Last year on march a bunch of gangsters or hooligans attacked me and a few friends.
One of them punched me at the side of my face.My braces gave me a cut inside my mouth,at the cheek area.The cut was quite deep and it extended to the corner of my... Read more »

veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info.
But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »