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Is Vaginal Sex Without Condom Safe

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vaginal sex, then anal sex, back to vaginal sex

my partner and myself have started to experiment with anal sex withoutcondoms. I read some articles that say even if both partners are monogomous,condoms should be used. Reading your insights gave me much relief. Question Ihave is that we like to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.First of all, regarding condom use, if there's any chance that you or yourpartner has any Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), then it's important touse condoms for protection. If neither of you are... Read more »

Safe Sex and HIV (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hello Dr. Bob. How are you doing? I was just wondering about something. Has there ever been a... Read more »

safe vaginal sex???

I am a man living with an HIV infected woman. She heard you say that there is very little chance... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of COL-1492, a Nonoxynol-9 Vaginal Gel, on HIV-1 Transmission in Female Sex Workers: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Although the male condom, when used consistently and correctly, provides high levels of protection against HIV-1 and other STDs, negotiating its use is not always feasible for many women. Therefore, there is a need for a female-controlled method for... Read more »
AIDS United

The Female Condom: Safe, Sexy and Cost-Effective

Jessica Terlikowski This week the journal AIDS and Behavior published study findings stating that the Washington, D.C. female condom education and distribution program is a cost effective strategy for reducing new HIV infections. The data... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Safe Sex in the City: Condoms and an Updated Message in New York

Three years ago, a city health department study found that despite condom distribution and lessons about safe sex in New York City public schools during the past 15 years, teens were not necessarily listening. One in four students who reported being... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Planned Parenthood Passing Out "Condom Pops" to Encourage Safe Sex for Valentine's Day

In February, Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan began distributing more than 6,000 free Valentine's Day-themed "condom pops" to the community in observance of National Condom Week and National Condom Month. Communications Director... Read more »
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Penetrative vaginal sex with prostitutes

Posted by Sexy25, 4 Replies
I regularly visit prostitutes but always use condoms every time I fuck them. I have had no condom failure ever. At times I use two condoms just to be sure! Am addicted to sex with prostitutes but would like to stop the habit. No symptoms what so ever Read more »

Vaginal sex experience with PRE-Herpesinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If I had vaginal protected condom sex with a paid sex worker and have had herpes for 20 years prior to this encounter am I at risk for hiv and should I test or just forget the entire experience and not test?

Thank you fro you time Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky.

I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took my... Read more »

Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »