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Condoms

...apart. Use unlubricated condoms for oral sex (most lubricants taste awful). Do not throw condoms into a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. Direct genital contact can transmit some diseases. The liquid that comes out of the penis before...
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emergency room and your karma please.

Hi Doctor! I am under the care of a psychiatrist for my excessive HIV phobia. You advised me to do this and I took your advice and did it! I am under anti-anxiety medication as well. It has helped me a lot, and I sincerely thank you for pointing me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My "most frank and honest tone"??? OK!1. Nope.2. Nope.3. Nope.4. No risk.Karma sent!Dr. Bob Read more »

Penis around Rectum Risk or no risk?

Dr. Rob you are amazing I have read several answers you have provided to others and they are to the point and some I even get a LOL out of them! Question a silly one probably.. I am gay male that played around with another male totaly naked.. he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Nelson from Newark,So your new stud muffin slid his hard-as-a-rock hotdog in between your buns and you're worried about where the mustard (pre-cum) may have landed? Well, this type of hot-dogging is technically referred to as frottage. Frottage... Read more »

Using condoms

Hi Dr Bob,I really like your forum. By the way my fiancee is positive and I'm negative. We have sex for 3 weeks using condoms and we double it. The condom did not break nor it leak. However I encountered itchiness when we try another brand of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...condoms into a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom:Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration.... Read more »

Attempted anal sex

During a regretable night of drunken stupidity i received unprotected oral sex off a girl i met that evening. We attempted anal sex but i could not enter but did have contact with the rectum. Is there a high risk of HIV transmission? many thanks.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...risk of transmission. The insertive partner is likely to be at risk for transmission during penetrative vaginal or anal sex. Touching your penis to the anus involves minimal, if any, fluid contact with your penis.RMK Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...less safe. Any sexual practice can be made safe or unsafe. For instance, mutual masturbation can become unsafe if people touch their own genitals after getting a partner's infected semen, blood or vaginal fluids on their hands. We hope to help... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Microbicides

...can also be put in suppositories, small plugs of medication designed to melt at body temperature when placed in the vagina or rectum. One study estimated that microbicide use could prevent about 2.5 million HIV infections within 3 years. This is... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...hole/thighs) coming into contact with the tears from either rough sex or hemmroids? 3) He likes to finger me and does so while touching his penis. Can HIV be transmitted from his finger and into my anus? I am sorry for all the questions and... Read more »

Can anyone help me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had a couple of experiences that have me in doubt if i got hiv. I was with 2 guys the first once we masterbated and our penis touched i think his precum got on my penis. Then the other guy i inserted my penus in his rectum for about 10 seconds no... Read more »

Could I still be negative???

Posted by sean1978, 2 Replies
...resort. I am worried because I am not sure if he had cuts on his hands and I had an abrasion near my rectum and scrotum. He also touched my rectum a few times but only briefly. If that is my only behavior do I need to be retested?? I feel to... Read more »

vaginal fluids/menstral cycle

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A girlfriend of mine cheated on me, but did not have sex with her, she told me that they only kissed, well she also went swimming with this other girl and they switched bathing suits bottoms, she was telling me she was concerned because in less than... Read more »