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Is It Safe To Have Sex During Periods

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Conclusive answer wanted: is HIV - female more likely to be infected during menstruation by receptive penile sex?

Dear Doctor,While you website is incredibly comprehensive and coherent in most topics, it is with frustration and much dissapointment that I have been able to find so little information devoted to the potential increased risk for a woman to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...however, is fairly clear. Unprotected vaginal receptive sex is risky business with or without extenuating circumstances such as menstruation. I have not changed my opinion on this topic.Remember, sex is always cleaner with a packaged wiener!Stay... Read more »

Contact with a womans period bloodThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Without having sex, I had contact with a prostitue, both with underwear on. She apparently started... Read more »

Protected Sex During Menstruation - higher risk?

Dr. Bob,2 months ago while on vacation in South America I had protected sex with a "high risk"... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics Associated With Sex After Periods of Abstinence Among Sexually Experienced Young Women

... The intermittent nature of adolescent sex presents a challenge to pregnancy prevention efforts, according to the authors, who added that "understanding why sexually experienced Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...herpes infections, there is no proof that it will preventthe transmission of HIV.) Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact withblood. Take care of your mouth. The likelihood of oral HIV transmission... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Teens Seek Ways to Reduce Rising HIV Rates

...she was HIV positive. She said, "I didn't love myself enough to think of using a condom." And she paid a price. More teens are sexually active than some adults want to admit. And if they don't protect themselves, they, too, might pay a high price... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...HIV.) If you don't use a barrier, avoid getting precum, semen, or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease) can make oral sex... Read more »
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sex with a condom, but she had her period.

Posted by Nelson44, 2 Replies
...Hi Everyone, I just need someone to give me some output regarding having protected sex with a female(most likely HIV-, but not sure) but in the middle of having sex her period started and there was blood on the condom, Read more »

update

Posted by FORTHEBIRDS
...when I obviously didn't and don't. I'll retest at 6 months, and then once every 6 months. In between I will practice safe sex, but I recomend that anyone obsessing over the window period and probably causing your own symptoms to STOP NOW. ... Read more »

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in Read more »

Sex while on Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was wondering if the chances of woman contracting HIV increases if she has intercourse with a HIV+ partner while on her period? I have'nt had much luck finding anything on that, so I would really appriciate it if someone could answer this... Read more »