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Is Mutual Masturbation Safe

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Can mutual masturbation transmit AIDS?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Dear Mr Sowadsky, I had recently met a guy and we masturbated each other to ejaculation. We did not use condoms but I have examined that I have no wounds on my genital. We also kissed but there was no oral or anal penetration. Is this sort of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.What the two of you did together was considered safer sex, meaning there wasa risk of infection, but it's a low risk. Let me review with you how HIV is,and is not, transmitted between two people. Blood,... Read more »

MYTHS ABOUT MUTUAL MASTURBATION?

Some people seem to refer to mutual masturbation as "safe sex" while others use the term... Read more »

Mutual masturbation

In order to prevent HIV infection I have been engaging in mutual masturbation for safe sex. If my... Read more »
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Agate Publishing

"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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the HIV Specialist: How Safe Is Safe?

Helen C. Koenig, M.D., M.P.H. Q: I am in a relationship with an HIV-positive man with an undetectable viral load. I am negative. We refrain from oral and anal sex. Last night while masturbating some of his semen got on my hand and I had an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ireland: State Plan Urged to Combat Massive Rise in Sexual Diseases

The Dublin AIDS Alliance and Red Ribbon Project recently launched "Straight Talking," a frank safe sex campaign including information about oral sex, masturbation and various forms of sexual intercourse. At the campaign's unveiling, the groups said... Read more »
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Strangest but Truest Posts in TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums -- the "Best of Dr. Bob" Edition

As avid readers of TheBody.com are well aware, Bob Frascino, M.D., who'd helmed the Safe Sex and HIV Prevention forum since 2003, was the reigning master of the "Strange but True" question response. On Sept. 17, 2011, "Dr. Bob" passed away suddenly... Read more »
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Indirect contacts during mutual masturbation

Posted by Orso, 1 Reply
I am at my first sexual encounters, so the question may sound silly. English is not my mother tongue, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes or problems in explaining myself.

I know mutual masturbation is considered as a safe form of sex. I also... Read more »

Mutual Masturbation Possible STI

Posted by circlejboi, 2 Replies
Hello,

Two days ago I engaged in mutual masturbation with a stranger. I am experiencing symptoms such as muscle fatigue, nausea, and I feel some irritation on the head of my penis. I am worried about if I may have caught an sti from this experience.... Read more »

mutual masturbation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently engaged in mutual masturbation with a male friend of mine. I am recently separated, back into the dating scene, and felt that this would be safe. I abstained from intercourse or oral sex. However, in retrospect I am concerned about him... Read more »

I'm I at risk from mutual masturbation then wearing a condom over his fluids

Posted by ShyGuy265, 1 Reply
Hi there
The other day I met a guy and we had mutual masturbation. I don't know his status. But after mutual masturbation we decided to try anal. So I put a condom on.
Now i am worried that his pre-cum etc which would have got onto my penis was now... Read more »