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Using Soap As A Lubricant With Condoms And Hiv Risk

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Lubrication and HIV Risk

Hello Doctor,I had a one night stand with a guy that I've known for a while. I put the condom on him, put lubrication on his protected penis and then inserted lubrication into my anus using my finger. While I put my finger into my anus, I felt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Joe,The HIV-acquisition risk from the incident you describe is nonexistent. Your pneumonia and ear infection are completely unrelated to HIV/AIDS. Neither worry nor HIV-antibody testing is warranted. The only thing I question in your post is the... Read more »

Lubrication (lube): What kind should I use during sex?

What kind of lube can I use when having sex? a friend say that it's possible to use soap or toothpaste to lubricate condom. Can you?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. People will use almost anything as a lubricant when having sex......Crisco, butter, hand lotion, K-Y, Wet, Astroglide, water, spit/saliva, shampoo, soap, mineral oil, whipped cream, jam/jellies, toothpaste, shaving... Read more »

Silicone Lubricants (LUBRICANTS)

A reader posed a question to you asking if silicon was safe for anal sex but did not mention the use to condoms. My question is, aside from acquiring STDS, is silicone safe for use without condoms, that is, safe in the rectum for anal sex - ie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Since I have discussed the fact that silicone-based lubricants are compatible with latex condoms and can be used safely for penetrative sex (vaginal or anal) and since lubricants are applied to the outside of the condom, I assumed it was self... Read more »

Oil-based lubricants and latex condoms

what do you mean by some lubricants weaken condom... does it make it more elastic and it could break, or does it put little holes in it which then it breaks or what? i used a lubricant that its main ingrediant was purified water, but i noticed at...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When latex comes in contact with anything that is oil-based, a chemical reaction occurs which breaks down and weakens the latex, making it more likely to have small holes in it, and finally leading to breakage of... Read more »
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HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

Pep warranted/Great risk after brused Condom?

Posted by Capricornicus, 2 Replies
Dear all,

Today I had a sexual encounter where I was penetrated analy by a guy which claimed to be HIV-. We used three condoms to make sure there were not worn out. After penetrating me for 5 minutes with the last condom we noticed there was a whole... Read more »

broken condom/hiv risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am extremely worried, am 22 year old guy went to bali for holiday and had sex with a prostitute in massage parlour. i used a condom but after bout 30 seconds the condom broke and i immediately pulled out and washed myself and am worried sick. it... Read more »

safe sex using condoms and the proper lube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tried most of lubes recommended and although you mention a few lubes on your site i am surprised that you have not mentioned Astroglide which i found a few weeks ago on it is fantastic and gives long lasting lubrication... Read more »